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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2014, 11:59 PM
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Posted By fortunateson
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,362
Posted By fortunateson
This may have been avoided if you had been using...

This may have been avoided if you had been using a different user name. Irony? Seriously I'm looking forward to you DIY. Should not be that bad if you have decent mechanical skills. Good luck!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 361,984
Posted By fortunateson
Kind of thinking along the same lines really. ...

Kind of thinking along the same lines really. "Come on Pros!!!"
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 361,984
Posted By fortunateson
Thank God for Bluebee! Anyway, I got the...

Thank God for Bluebee! Anyway, I got the trifecta the other day. All three lights on after driving 5-10 minutes. (Braking on steep hills created a shudder/judder for a few weeks.) This happened...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By fortunateson
JimLev, Yes I saw it. The car has 189000 miles...

JimLev, Yes I saw it. The car has 189000 miles on it. I'm thinking I should replace both the master and the slave ( Ihope that doesn't sound too communistic!) considering both are original. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By fortunateson
Would a bad slave cylinder cause a dead pedal?

Would a bad slave cylinder cause a dead pedal?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By fortunateson
Question Clutch Master Cylinder re&re

Clutch pedal goes all the way to th efloor with no resistance. Must be time to replace it? Used "search" function couldn't find a DIY. Anyone have a documented "how-to" preferably with pics? The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By fortunateson
Question Front and rear window trim

Can anyone help? it's time to replace the trim around the front and rear windows. So who has the best prices?
Thanks.

(Windshield and back glass)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By fortunateson
Question Mtech Rear Bumper

Did a LOT of searching and I've still haven't found out what I was looking for (apologies to U2). When changing from a non-Mtech rear bumper on a '02 525i what else must I change EXACTLY? Some say...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By fortunateson
Question Best Prices?

I've dealt with Autohaus AZ a few times and thought that they were reasonable. What I'm wondering is if there are others that give GREAT deals on parts. I've heard of a supplier back east (NY?)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,182
Posted By fortunateson
Question [QUOTE=jrmtrhd;5962897]Ok, so I finally removed...

[QUOTE=jrmtrhd;5962897]Ok, so I finally removed my winter wheels from my E39 (style 42) and will be refinishing the clear coat issue. I have read some good posts and have gotten as far as removing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By fortunateson
No, they are OK. I've run them for 4 years. ...

No, they are OK. I've run them for 4 years. Tires just needed replacing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By fortunateson
I was just wondering about ride quality. I do...

I was just wondering about ride quality. I do know about the 235/45/17 being stock on the 530 sport. I have a pending deal on some 225's take-offs that are practically new (9/32 - 10/32 tread). I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By fortunateson
Now that I have your attention... Yeah I meant...

Now that I have your attention... Yeah I meant 225/45/17 vs 235/45/17. Now quit laughing and start answering!!!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By fortunateson
Question 17" Style 44 rims

I have 17" style 44's and I want to know if the only real difference between the 225/45/17 tires and the 225/45/17 will be a VERY minor width difference and a slight speedo difference. How wide is...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-14-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By fortunateson
Question How wide is the 17' style 44 rim?

I have 17" style 44's and I want to know if the only real difference between the 225/45/17 tires and the 225/45/17 will be a VERY minor width difference and a slight speedo difference. How wide is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 126
Posted By fortunateson
Exclamation Clutch Kits

I've searched and not a lot of info. Who has the best prices on OEM clutch kits?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By fortunateson
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By fortunateson
And what about the Continental Pro?

And what about the Continental Pro?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By fortunateson
Exclamation Dunlop Tires

Anyone have any views on the Dunlop Sport sp 01 235/45/17 VS Michelin Pilot MXM4 tires? I looking for quiet ride and long life primarily. I might have a good deal lined up and I'm looking to save...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By fortunateson
Unhappy Clutch Noise

I had a thread on here yesterday and have had some interesting responses. I've done a lot of research as well. However, I'm not convinced yet that the problem is the TO bearing. Problem: I have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By fortunateson
Exclamation Starter and Clutch

I'm going to cheat and ask two questions in one thread.

a) I did a search re: engine not cranking at I think I have a starter problem. I have to "stab" the clutch pedal to the floor before the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By fortunateson
I just can't believe that a t-stat wouldn't last...

I just can't believe that a t-stat wouldn't last 4 years! I'll check it out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By fortunateson
Replaced the the t-stat about 3 years ago with...

Replaced the the t-stat about 3 years ago with brand recommended on this forum. Any other ideas?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By fortunateson
Exclamation Engine UNDER heating?

For the last couple of weeks I've noticed that my temp guage stays below the mid-point which it always reached before. I did have to top off the coolant by about a pint. SO... low coolant level...
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