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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Tuskfish
Looks as if you have the basic stuff outlined but...

Looks as if you have the basic stuff outlined but I'd add that the entire cooling system needs to be done. Radiator & lower hose, thermostat, water pump etc.

Belts and pulleys should require...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,626
Posted By Tuskfish
Say Brad would care to elaborate on how you...

Say Brad would care to elaborate on how you removed the leaky nipple and do you have a P.N. for it?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,626
Posted By Tuskfish
Installed a Nissens in May of this year and in...

Installed a Nissens in May of this year and in less than 90 days the elbow for the hose leading to the expansion tank is leaking.

It doesn't leak while the system is hot and the car is running but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,480
Posted By Tuskfish
Yup it's that easy - remove the OE lamp unit and...

Yup it's that easy - remove the OE lamp unit and install the LED unit.

No, you don't need four, there is only one lamp module per headlight assembly. One for the left and one for the right so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,975
Posted By Tuskfish
Nice to see the project progressing. I'll try...

Nice to see the project progressing.
I'll try to limp along with a "mildly moist" (like the Top Gear test track) stock CCV until yours is available.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By Tuskfish
Last month I bought a Nissens radiator, among...

Last month I bought a Nissens radiator, among other things, from oembimmerparts.com for $119.00.
Part number 17111436060, stamped made in Denmark.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By Tuskfish
Yup, that's what I call it.

Yup, that's what I call it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By Tuskfish
Just did mine 2 weeks ago. Don't fool yourself...

Just did mine 2 weeks ago. Don't fool yourself these plastic parts fail due to age and heat cycles not mileage. My car has under 50K mies and this plastic stuff is brittle. I pulled the radiator end...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,410
Posted By Tuskfish
edjack nailed it. I'll add that when you spin...

edjack nailed it.
I'll add that when you spin the pulleys they should not continue spinning on their own.
If they do the grease is gone and replacement is due even if no noise is present. A...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By Tuskfish
How about a prize for cooling system failure with...

How about a prize for cooling system failure with the lowest mileage! I might be in the running at 49,632 miles.

Yup under 50K and the upper hose and the radiator both developed hairline...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By Tuskfish
The rubber gasket on the pump leaked on mine but...

The rubber gasket on the pump leaked on mine but a little clean up and application of silicone grease kept it holding water for a while. Later the pump its self cracked and leaked.

Advance Auto...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By Tuskfish
I've got the Umnitza ICE VXX LED's in my 2001...

I've got the Umnitza ICE VXX LED's in my 2001 530i, had one go bad and they replaced it. I have never noticed any flicker at start up.

Just my 2 cents.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Tuskfish
Does it quit making the noise if you raise the...

Does it quit making the noise if you raise the RPM's up a bit?
I'm going with the bearing in the Alt/PS/WP drive belt tensioner pulley.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Tuskfish
I thought the 01, 02 & 03 models came from BMW...

I thought the 01, 02 & 03 models came from BMW with Xenon headlights.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By Tuskfish
Must be cause I could not get the one they sold...

Must be cause I could not get the one they sold me on there for nuttin'.

BTW the tensioner pulley on my 530i was the one responsible for a whistling teapot noise at idle, replaced the idler pulley...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By Tuskfish
I guess that was a bit strong huh, I meant that...

I guess that was a bit strong huh, I meant that I'd be worried until I did an oil change.

I had a similar brain fart a few months ago where I added brake fluid to the PS of my truck. Flushed it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By Tuskfish
Hell yeah you should be worried, brake fluid eats...

Hell yeah you should be worried, brake fluid eats rubber!

Drain and fill (like Mike said) is in order and chalk up the cost to a lesson learned.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By Tuskfish
Been running a NAPA/Gates #060605 for the...

Been running a NAPA/Gates #060605 for the ALT/WP/PS drive belt for about a year now on my 530i. No problems to report yet.

The Gates belt for my 02 Tundra won't fit and I've run a Dayco Polyrib...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,611
Posted By Tuskfish
Aquapel is the best and longest lasting product...

Aquapel is the best and longest lasting product of it's type I've used you just won't find it on the shelves of the local auto parts store.

There is a rain repellant that works way better than...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-04-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,280
Posted By Tuskfish
Assuming the overall condition of the two being...

Assuming the overall condition of the two being equal it's a no brainer - the 530i wins. With 40 more HP and more torque the 3 liter engine whips the 2.5 all day long.

I love the shadow line trim...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By Tuskfish
One issue seems to be the quality of bearings...

One issue seems to be the quality of bearings used for the rebuild. Most shops will stock Chinese bearings and I wanted better quality stuff.
I tore into my alt to replace the bearings thinking they...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,449
Posted By Tuskfish
Finally replaced the leaky OFH gasket. Not too...

Finally replaced the leaky OFH gasket. Not too difficult just a little bit of time. Nice 70 day in November so it was comfy in the garage.

The wife curbed the front bumper pretty good yesterday...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,255
Posted By Tuskfish
WTF this headlight thing will not die. Here...

WTF this headlight thing will not die.

Here go read this thread perhaps it will clear things up, if not feel free to ask again.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=649931
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,878
Posted By Tuskfish
Let me rephrase......you don't need to change...

Let me rephrase......you don't need to change your LO beam lamps since they are Xenon HID lamps which produce a nice white color probably around the 6000K mark. These lamps require a warm up period...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,878
Posted By Tuskfish
Your car has factory HID LO beam lights. The HI...

Your car has factory HID LO beam lights. The HI beams are not, they look a bit yellowish by comparison, and they serve as the daytime running lights also. These lamps can be changed to give a better...
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