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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By gcaspelich
Thanks....

I finally parted with my 540i this evening and purchased a Mini Clubman S with in British Racing Green with the Premium, Sport and LSD pkg. After 2.5 years of owning a 540, I had many enjoyable days...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 02-12-2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,471
Posted By gcaspelich
check it out

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

From a previous post http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=164697
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2008, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By gcaspelich
Oil Pan gasket replacement

When I replaced my oil pan gasket http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130371 I did not add any loctite on the bolts around the oil pan or any gasket sealant, the factory gasket works...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2008, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By gcaspelich
Expansion tank level indicator

I too received the "Check Coolant Level" message but I went to check my level (4 hrs later) in the expansion tank and the stick was not floating. I then proceeded to add coolant to see if the tank...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2008, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,586
Posted By gcaspelich
Here is a pic

I am concerned about removing the clip that branches off to the black box that is just above the valve cover. I wanted to change out the gaskets this weekend but ran into a snag with these clips. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,586
Posted By gcaspelich
injector clips

Any hints on how to remove the injector clips from a 2000 540i. Assembly looks a little different than what is mentioned on the http://members.cox.net/rlacm/IntakeIndex.htm site. Looks like it is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By gcaspelich
Smile Ahhh

The fan should spin freely. A bad fan clutch is totally frozen, I was able to spray PB thread unlocker on frozen fan clutch and that freed the clutch some but it was pretty wasted. I tried the white...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2008, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,329
Posted By gcaspelich
Smile Another fan clutch replacement

I had to replace my fan clutch yesterday and I used this penitrating thread unlocker called PB unlock. First I removed the MAF, pipe from throttle body to MAF and top of air box, this gives alot...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,048
Posted By gcaspelich
I had the same problem

I had that same problem early last year, here is the threadhttp://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130371. As of today the pan is not leaking and using an oil extractor is the only way to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2006, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By gcaspelich
Smile I have measured 7.9 qts of oil almost everytime...

I have measured 7.9 qts of oil almost everytime but I replace my oil every 3k miles. I heard that lifting the rear a couple inches can bring the oil to the front of the pan where the dipstik is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2006, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By gcaspelich
I hate it when that happens

Sorry to hear this also happened to you. I also had this happen to me http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130371 and I ended up on my drill press with a stepping drill bit boring out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2006, 09:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,067
Posted By gcaspelich
Smile West Palm area

Gary here in the West Palm (West Lake Worth) area. So far so good with my 2000 540i6, only had to change the radiator, trans mounts, UUC EVO shifter, and the infamous front windshield...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2006, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,935
Posted By gcaspelich
Smile BMW/NGK 4 prong

Yesterday, I just replace the 8 plugs on my 540 and they were 4 prong NGK with BMW also printed on the plug. Anyway I went with the Bosch +4 Platinum for $6 each at Advance Auto Parts and they seem...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 09-15-2006, 06:11 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 288,099
Posted By gcaspelich
Smile Duffle Bag

Well I wrote Leonora Vlaovich on Tuesday and today I received a FedEx with a small BMW Duffle Bag (BMW Part 82-11-0-394-747/MSRP $56). I also received a letter from one of their customer reps, Ken...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,509
Posted By gcaspelich
Talking Hilarious but..

I bet he does not have radiator problems and his front windshield weatherstripping is not cracking.:p
Forum: 5 Series DIY 08-26-2006, 04:01 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 288,099
Posted By gcaspelich
Smile bmwsis, The windshield glass does not remove...

bmwsis,
The windshield glass does not remove when removing the rubber seal, the rubber seal is pretty much there to fill in the gap between the body and the windshield. The entire process including...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2006, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,696
Posted By gcaspelich
Smile I too have a creaking sound, actually sounds like...

I too have a creaking sound, actually sounds like a worn bushing rattling when I run over a street reflector. If I step on the brake pedal, the rattling goes away. I have replaced the rotors...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 08-14-2006, 12:10 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 288,099
Posted By gcaspelich
rear windshield moulding replacement

Agent99,
I looked at my rear window before ordering the moulding for the front and the moulding was fully intact with no cracking or splitting. From looking at the pictures provided by McCandless, ...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 08-12-2006, 08:52 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 288,099
Posted By gcaspelich
Almost forgot to mention

When I called up Braman BMW, they asked for the last seven of the VIN. There are two other types of windshields for the 540, I think they are called protective or security. Maybe BMW has a...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 08-12-2006, 08:45 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 288,099
Posted By gcaspelich
pics of the newly installed moulding

:) the last four pics are of the installed moulding, again this a very easy change. At first this was intimidating just like radiator replacement or water pump replacement but I can tell you this is...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 08-12-2006, 08:37 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 288,099
Posted By gcaspelich
more pics of moulding installation

In the last set of pics, I mentioned the last pic was the start, this is where I start the pics of the installation, sorry about that. Remember, just push down with the palm of your hand. Enjoy, Gary
Forum: 5 Series DIY 08-12-2006, 08:32 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 288,099
Posted By gcaspelich
more pics of moulding removal

more pics of the windshield with out the moulding. The last pic shows the start of the installation of the new moulding. Enjoy, Gary
Forum: 5 Series DIY 08-12-2006, 08:30 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 288,099
Posted By gcaspelich
more pics of the moulding removal

The next five pics show the removal of the upper and driver side moulding, the last picture shows the entire windshield with the moulding removed. Enjoy, Gary
Forum: 5 Series DIY 08-12-2006, 08:26 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 288,099
Posted By gcaspelich
Smile Windshield Moulding Replacement = Easy

Well I finally broke down and replaced the front windshield molding. I bought it at Pelican Parts for $36.25 and I was able to get free shipping since I also ordered a fuel filter. The part ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2006, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By gcaspelich
Smile Oh by the way, the oil is extraced thru the...

Oh by the way, the oil is extraced thru the dipstick with a large straw that fits down the dipstick. I have yet to see a 9 qt, but the relief valve prevents any over flow. Once the extractor is...
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