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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By Carbo3D
Ignition coils should fit tight on spark plugs?

Hey pros,
Just had valve cover gasket replaced yesterday. Car ran smooth and perfect before, just had leak around gasket. Now car runs VERY rough. Last night checked ignition wires on spark...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,367
Posted By Carbo3D
Just replaced my 1999 528i's ORIGINAL...

Just replaced my 1999 528i's ORIGINAL battery....let's see, built in Nov. '98 and replaced in Aug. '07...over 8 1/2 years! 102k miles.....And only now with the heat of SoCal did it just begin to...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 10-29-2006, 11:15 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 296,146
Posted By Carbo3D
Installed windshield rubber seal/cover

Yeah, I successfully installed a new seal just yesterday. The hard part was getting all of the old crappy, brittle stuff safely out of the channel. Little black BITS AND PIECES EVERYWHERE! It took a...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 10-25-2006, 04:35 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 296,146
Posted By Carbo3D
Windshield rubber seal conclusion

Well, after waiting.....and waiting....and calling....and calling....and waiting for return calls from BMWNA I, too decided to run over to my local "Ultimate Driving Machine" dealer (Pacific BMW) and...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 08-20-2006, 10:18 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 296,146
Posted By Carbo3D
Verdict in from BMWNA re: cracking moulding

Fellow 5-series owners,
I finally received a return email from Leonora.Vlaovich@bmwna.com after many weeks of no reply....apparently my email was "mis-directed" and "fell through the cracks" (no...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 06-19-2006, 09:49 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 296,146
Posted By Carbo3D
I just sent my fourth email to...

I just sent my fourth email to Leonora.Vlaovich@bmwna.com and have yet to hear back regarding this rubber molding/gasket issue. Does anyone out there have another department at BMWNA to contact?...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 06-07-2006, 05:17 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 296,146
Posted By Carbo3D
Keep this in mind: my REAR window moulding is in...

Keep this in mind: my REAR window moulding is in fine shape, leaving me to believe the front and back rubber compounds BMW used may have been different? My theory is based on the fact that my front...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 06-06-2006, 12:36 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 296,146
Posted By Carbo3D
Folks, we need to have this issue addressed. Be...

Folks, we need to have this issue addressed. Be sure to click on my small photos above to enjoy the full-size photos of those cracks and missing chunks. No excuse for vehicles that are 4, 5, 6 years...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 05-28-2006, 11:44 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 296,146
Posted By Carbo3D
Yeah, same thing with my '99 528i. Chintzy rubber...

Yeah, same thing with my '99 528i. Chintzy rubber moulding around windshield is totally cracking all around. So bad that chunks fall out upon wiping after a wash. Need to replace ASAP. Maybe the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2006, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,303
Posted By Carbo3D
Same thing with my '99 528i....Whistle/hoot noise...

Same thing with my '99 528i....Whistle/hoot noise was a vacuum leak. Replaced PCV valve and misc. vacuum lines. For the cold start screeching (that also went away after about 20 seconds) turned out...
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