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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-01-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By dubsr
I had the same issue it was the fuel tank sender...

I had the same issue it was the fuel tank sender unit.
you have 2 choices replace it or only fill the tank to 3/4.
Remove the rear seat and carefully cut the plastic barrier over the tank. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By dubsr
Just an update. Got her back and wow am I...

Just an update. Got her back and wow am I happy!! I went with the BAV Auto Springs and the Beilstein Sport struts/shocks along with the complete overhaul. I did not want to stop driving when I got...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By dubsr
Humbled by a Ball Joint....

Got 5 of 6 popped and the last one, of course, broke 2 ball joint tools. Humbled but the suspension overhaul is almost complete. Towed it over to my local indy to complete the job and give it an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By dubsr
Gas smell

Had the same issue pull up your rear seat and gain access to the fuel sending unit. The plastic and the gasket on my car gave up and when I filled my tank to the top I smelled gas. It was literally...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-26-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,344
Posted By dubsr
Re: 97 528i Overheating at idle

Had the same problem after I had my coolant changed. Park on a hill and follow the bleeding process outlined on this site. Once all the air is out you should be good to go.

Sent from my XT1049...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By dubsr
how to modify air box to fit double din stereo?

I put in a double din and did not have to modify anything.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By dubsr
Audio upgrade

I tried to keep my system w the stock head unit but....
this is what I tried to keep it stock.
I purchased a 5 channel Alpine amp that fit in the amp compartment in the trunk.
Upgraded front...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 20,341
Posted By dubsr
If my school police drives by my car it sets off...

If my school police drives by my car it sets off my alarm! Something to do with the frequency they are on.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By dubsr
Loose #3 plug? Don't understand because I...

Loose #3 plug? Don't understand because I carefully installed and torqued 10k prior but issue solved! Now with that and vanos I can escape the 5 dollar gas prices.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By dubsr
Yes drove it for about 100 miles and still have...

Yes drove it for about 100 miles and still have the sound. Seems like its coming from the rear end of the engine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By dubsr
1997 528i sounds like a diesel?

Just finished the vanos and I was hoping that was the noise but it was not. Car runs well even though my gas mileage has dropped a bit. Hoping the vanos helps w that. My car sat for a week and when I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By dubsr
Beisan single vanos directions. Did it yesterday...

Beisan single vanos directions. Did it yesterday everything was spelled out it took 6 hours. The only part I could not do was the locking pin underneath the car. I also changed all the belts while I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By dubsr
Passenger speaker pops and hisses when I steer???

Frustrated changed the cassette unit upgraded speakers and amp. It works fine for stretches of time but then only the front passenger speaker pops and hisses when I turn the steering wheel and then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By dubsr
+1

+1
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2009, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By dubsr
Thanks I got it on. Now I am going to visit my...

Thanks I got it on. Now I am going to visit my friend to tack weld a small piece of metal along the top pulley.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By dubsr
Broken rear passenger window regulator

What a month planned on upgrading my sound system when the radiator busted @ 87k.
So now I have a new cooling system.
Planned on working on the sound system this weekend when....
Passenger rear...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2009, 06:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,205
Posted By dubsr
Just did mine last weekened

Ordered from autohaus. CN90 parts list minus the therm and housing which was newish.
About 800.00.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,010
Posted By dubsr
Just follow cn90

Did a complete overhaul at 85k the neck broke off on the radiator.
I ordered the list he posted from az autohaus 700 to my door.
Many thanks to cn90 made the job easy and it only took about 3-4...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2009, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,285
Posted By dubsr
I said it was a constant humming not random loud...

I said it was a constant humming not random loud blasts
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2009, 05:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,285
Posted By dubsr
Left rear wheel bearing.

Left rear wheel bearing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,285
Posted By dubsr
Biggs did you just change the joint or the entire...

Biggs did you just change the joint or the entire drive shaft. I am about to just get a rebuilt drive sahft and hope it is the answer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,285
Posted By dubsr
Thanks for the ideas off to the shop this week!

Thanks for the ideas off to the shop this week!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,285
Posted By dubsr
Rotated the tires back spun the hubs with the the...

Rotated the tires back spun the hubs with the the wheels off and heard nothing.
Went for a test drive and the humming is still there.
Time to head to the shop....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2009, 06:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,285
Posted By dubsr
I would assume that if it was drive shaft related...

I would assume that if it was drive shaft related th e noise would stop when I coast down a hill. Brake havenot been changed recently. Swaping tires this morning I will post my results.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,285
Posted By dubsr
Rear end Noise/humming

Last few months I have noticed a humming noise coming from my rear end area. It sounds like I am driving across a bridge but not as loud. I did the turn test and the sound does not change. I take...
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