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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By AJR1982
I went with the aftermarket and I was...

I went with the aftermarket and I was disappointed in every way except the amount I paid.

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By AJR1982
ok, I don't know why pictures didn't upload from...

ok, I don't know why pictures didn't upload from Photo bucket. I'll fix it later.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By AJR1982
DIY E39 Catalytic Converter replacement

Needed Tools
HIGH ramps, jack, stands
3/8 ratchet set
19mm
15mm
13mm x 2 or 1 + one 13mm wrench
11mm
10mm sockets
O2 Sensor socket
Phillips Screw Driver
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 21,660
Posted By AJR1982
The CEL comes on.

The CEL comes on.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By AJR1982
It's just a bad day!

Selling my 525i. Just spent the last week putting in two catalytic converters. So what does my wife do? She backs her X5 into my car.

My question is, has anyone any recommendations as to a hood,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By AJR1982
BMW steering wheels are stiff to give you the...

BMW steering wheels are stiff to give you the sports car feel.

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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By AJR1982
There is much debate on what BMW coolant to use...

There is much debate on what BMW coolant to use however the manual says you want the blue stuff. I believe NF.
Also I would suggest changing out the coolant system parts if you don't know how old...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By AJR1982
If I'm understanding correctly, it shows rated...

If I'm understanding correctly, it shows rated for a 111W speed rating or 168mph. In my humble opinion a BMW with anything other than a Bridgstone or Michellin is like putting on cheap shoes with a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By AJR1982
I prefer the stock lights. The contrast is much...

I prefer the stock lights. The contrast is much more elegant. With DIY you can do it for $40

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By AJR1982
It's the muffler catalytic converter joint in my...

It's the muffler catalytic converter joint in my 2002 525i. I'll call the dealership today and ask them.

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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-09-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By AJR1982
And it's not throwing a code? Sent from...

And it's not throwing a code?

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By AJR1982
You must be in Phoenix AZ. Maybe try running it...

You must be in Phoenix AZ. Maybe try running it into the curb on the other side. Should even things out.

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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-08-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By AJR1982
I've got the answer for what I believe will cover...

I've got the answer for what I believe will cover all AWD BMW models. I've spent two days troubleshooting to get this information so please read it before asking me any questions. If you like the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-08-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,101
Posted By AJR1982
Here's your answer Do NOT use a computer to...

Here's your answer

Do NOT use a computer to read codes
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=344250&stc=1&d=1349304565

I've got the answer for what I believe will cover...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By AJR1982
My E53 and E39 both have had similar issues. I...

My E53 and E39 both have had similar issues. I have found that they corrode in unusual areas. Check the areas where the bulb + - make contact.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By AJR1982
Asbestos Gaskets

I'm tearing the Cat's out of my car and have found what look like asbestos gaskets. Does anyone know how I should deal with them? Also since they are going to get destroyed in the removal process is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By AJR1982
Don't use codes to diagnose your abs...

Don't use codes to diagnose your abs problemhttp://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=344250&stc=1&d=1349304565

Click Here...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,783
Posted By AJR1982
God I love harbor freight. Sent from...

God I love harbor freight.

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,783
Posted By AJR1982
Speaking of tools, I need a new floor Jack. ...

Speaking of tools, I need a new floor Jack. Something low profile but can lift pretty high. Anyone fond of a particular one?

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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-04-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By AJR1982
Unfortunately post cat O2 sensors can be a hint...

Unfortunately post cat O2 sensors can be a hint to a plethora of issues. Cats generally don't fail. Try driving it 20 miles in 4th gear to get them hot. If that doesn't work diagnosis is best done...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By AJR1982
I'm assuming you don't have a stock bumper. None...

I'm assuming you don't have a stock bumper. None the less dealer is going to charge you an hour of work $80. For that much money you can buy the tools and hardware.

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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By AJR1982
Well so much for an ending to this story. ...

Well so much for an ending to this story.

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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-26-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By AJR1982
Are they the same as the O2 cats for the E39. If...

Are they the same as the O2 cats for the E39. If so I can sell you front and rear for $250.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By AJR1982
I can only give my personal experience. I put...

I can only give my personal experience. I put spacers in my post O2's to temporarily remove the check engine light. It did and then a couple weeks later It came back on but for being too lean. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By AJR1982
I have lost sleep over replacing my cats. OEM...

I have lost sleep over replacing my cats. OEM cats apparently are the only ones that don't throw codes. If you want some new from rear cat's that are aftermarkets let me know. I'll sell you both for...
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