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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By Fudman
Fronts, hands down. Do it all and it will be...

Fronts, hands down. Do it all and it will be transformational.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By Fudman
Per the video, it does appear that the half shaft...

Per the video, it does appear that the half shaft is used to brace the pry bar to lower the swing arm. The load does not appear to be sufficient to cause damage.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By Fudman
Check out your sway bar links. Any clunking? ...

Check out your sway bar links. Any clunking? Are they even connected?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Fudman
That is a picture of a double Vanos. And? ...

That is a picture of a double Vanos. And? :dunno:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By Fudman
Try rocking it slightly and then rotating it,...

Try rocking it slightly and then rotating it, while pulling up.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,013
Posted By Fudman
I've had four different sets of A/S on my e39...

I've had four different sets of A/S on my e39 (I6) but they never see snow (I have 4 mounted Hakkas). Here's how I would rank them:

1. Pirelli P Zero Nero A/S - Very good overall performance with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Fudman
If it ain't broke, don't fix it! :thumbup:

If it ain't broke, don't fix it! :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,920
Posted By Fudman
Don't do anything to the car until AFTER the...

Don't do anything to the car until AFTER the adjuster has seen the damage. Given that your car is a 97, it is likely totaled. If you are certain that the car is mechanically sound, buy the car back...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Fudman
Check Crutchfield. I think they had it at around...

Check Crutchfield. I think they had it at around 2 1/4" for the rear deck and 2.5" for the doors.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By Fudman
Back when I replaced my CCV, there was little...

Back when I replaced my CCV, there was little reported information on CCV problems or symptoms, let alone a DIY. CCV failure symptoms began on my first e39 at around 70K (since totaled at 75K) and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 47,756
Posted By Fudman
Note: Torque should only be applied when the car...

Note: Torque should only be applied when the car is weighted onto the wheels and the bushings are pre-loaded into their normal position. No weight and you will be replacing your bushings again,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By Fudman
See this website for everything you need to know...

See this website for everything you need to know about headlamps, bulb type and pros & cons: http://www.danielsternlighting.com

I would caution you about seeking a whiter beam. This suggests...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By Fudman
Where did you source your CPS? If it wasn't the...

Where did you source your CPS? If it wasn't the dealer, the CPS could be the cause of the no start. Non-dealer sourced CPS have a long history of poor reliability and durability.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,314
Posted By Fudman
Yes

Yes
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 806
Posted By Fudman
Cutting the ball joint bolt is the easiest way to...

Cutting the ball joint bolt is the easiest way to shorten the tool jaw opening, increase tool purchase and remove the old ball joint. This is fine as long as you don't need to reuse the ball joint. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Fudman
Your door lock actuators are failing. The...

Your door lock actuators are failing. The failure is typically gradual and intermittent. Having two doors fail simultaneously is rare. Repair this immediately. Otherwise you will need to drill a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By Fudman
Not sure we are speaking the same language or...

Not sure we are speaking the same language or referring to the same part. The sway bar link (#31351095661/2) is not connected to or part of the tension strut or thrust arm (#31121141717/8). They...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By Fudman
Sway bar links. Do a search for the symptoms and...

Sway bar links. Do a search for the symptoms and the DIY.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By Fudman
An easy DIY. Search this forum for the DIY.

An easy DIY. Search this forum for the DIY.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Fudman
Not really possible/necessary. First, there is...

Not really possible/necessary. First, there is no dipstick. Second, the drain hole will allow most of the ATF in the pan (6.5 qts) to drain out by gravity. Using a pump & hose accomplishes little...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By Fudman
A fairly easy DIY. A good alternative to...

A fairly easy DIY. A good alternative to replacing your CCV, which is a huge PITA to access. Gotta see the long term feedback a on this. Thanx for posting, Cam!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By Fudman
If you are new to the e39, I would save my money...

If you are new to the e39, I would save my money for maintaining and repairing your car before spending money on modding your car. Once you have the car running properly, then mod the car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Fudman
#1, pull the codes. That will point you in the...

#1, pull the codes. That will point you in the right direction. It will be either lack of fuel, air or spark. Did you change the fuel pump before or after this problem? If before, you did it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 806
Posted By Fudman
If you have 325,000 miles on the suspension and...

If you have 325,000 miles on the suspension and it is all original, you should replace everything. The difference will be day and night.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By Fudman
What are your driving habits? Short commute (<...

What are your driving habits? Short commute (< 10 miles)? Or long drive? Is the smoke darker or lighter (grey/white)? If the smoke is dark and you have a short commute, check your CCV. Search for...
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