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Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV Yesterday, 08:50 PM
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Posted By John in VA
blacksquid, I'm glad it worked out for you. It...

blacksquid,
I'm glad it worked out for you. It all comes down to the tech running the equipment.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By John in VA
Looks like you have something to put on your...

Looks like you have something to put on your Christmas list - hope they come through for you!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By John in VA
The center bore of the E39 wheel is larger (74.1...

The center bore of the E39 wheel is larger (74.1 mm) than an E60 wheel (72.56 mm), so you would have to have them machined or find an adapter (if there is such a thing).
Earlier BMWs (pre-E23) had...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 605
Posted By John in VA
So many believe this. It's easy - use plenty of...

So many believe this. It's easy - use plenty of soapy water (or detailing spray) and lightly glide the clay over the car, letting the clay do the work. It takes a bit longer than washing, but not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 388
Posted By John in VA
Bridges & overpasses tend to freeze up before the...

Bridges & overpasses tend to freeze up before the roads.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-16-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By John in VA
Glycerin, available at your local drugstore, does...

Glycerin, available at your local drugstore, does a great job and can be used to keep exterior trim looking good.
Forum: Classic Bimmers 11-14-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By John in VA
2002s came in several green colors - Agave, Jade,...

2002s came in several green colors - Agave, Jade, Amazon.
Brownish gold interiors were common on the early 70s cars.
Round tail light mean it was produced before 1974.
Extra driving or fog lights...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By John in VA
If the battery is, indeed, good but won't start...

If the battery is, indeed, good but won't start the car you could have an issue with the starter.
A common parasitic draw is through the climate control fan's final stage resistor (AKA FSR - do a...
Forum: Classic Bimmers 11-08-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By John in VA
You might have some luck inquiring at the Neue...

You might have some luck inquiring at the Neue Klasse forum: http://www.bmw2002faq.com/forum/20-nk-general-discussion/
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-08-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,873
Posted By John in VA
They are ranked highly on the Tire Rack consumer...

They are ranked highly on the Tire Rack consumer survey for grand touring A/S tires:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=GTAS
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-08-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,672
Posted By John in VA
I called my closest dealer (BMW of Sterling)...

I called my closest dealer (BMW of Sterling) yesterday to find out the latest. They are awaiting parts, but the techs are prepared to do the swap. Said it would take ~1 hour.
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 11-08-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By John in VA
Check with Curry's Auto. Most of their shops...

Check with Curry's Auto. Most of their shops have tire equipment where nothing metal contacts the wheel, and use stick-on weights. They also have Hunter road force balancers & offer a BMW club...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By John in VA
E46 wheel offsets are in the upper-40 mm range. ...

E46 wheel offsets are in the upper-40 mm range. The E60 Style 122 wheels come in 2 sizes - außer Allrad 8x17 w/ ET 20 and Allrad 8x17 w/ ET 43. The latter ix wheel might fit, but use 245/45-17...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-26-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By John in VA
A mechanic can put a tailpipe sniffer used for...

A mechanic can put a tailpipe sniffer used for emission testing into the overflow reservoir and check for hydrocarbons that would indicate a bad head gasket.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-26-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By John in VA
Yes you can - a number of forum members have been...

Yes you can - a number of forum members have been surprised with less-than-quality parts from BavAuto. The salespeople don't always know what parts brand will be shipped at the time of order.
You...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,931
Posted By John in VA
I don't believe the part # mentioned above by...

I don't believe the part # mentioned above by QuagmireMan is used on a '97 540, but:
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DT63&mospid=47587&btnr=24_0936&hg=24&fg=15&hl=2
...
Forum: Classic Bimmers 10-25-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By John in VA
Decodificador VIN:...

Decodificador VIN: http://www.bmwclasicos.com/vin.php
You can send an email to the BMW Archiv along with your VIN and they can tell you the model, date of production and exterior color:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By John in VA
The gunk & crud will be dispersed throughout your...

The gunk & crud will be dispersed throughout your cooling system & engine block, to be drained out when you do the change. I've used the Liqui-Moly radiator cleaner, but not the Peak product.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By John in VA
Not on USA cars.

Not on USA cars.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 207
Posted By John in VA
Correct.

Correct.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By John in VA
If I'd let a shop work on the car and it required...

If I'd let a shop work on the car and it required them to remove the wheels I would certainly check the torque with my torque wrench. It's more & more difficult to find "techs" that take the time to...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 10-16-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By John in VA
Looks like these sold ~Oct 10, but they are for...

Looks like these sold ~Oct 10, but they are for an E46 3er, so you didn't miss anything.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 592
Posted By John in VA
Many suppliers, but here's one: ...

Many suppliers, but here's one:
http://www.oembimmerparts.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=brass+bleeder&Submit=
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-15-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By John in VA
Some of your problems may be due to the total...

Some of your problems may be due to the total discharge or leaking of the batteries soldered to the circuit board that power the Service Interval in the instrument cluster.
You say the fuses are...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-14-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By John in VA
If you want the car to handle at all 16" wheels...

If you want the car to handle at all 16" wheels will be plenty big.
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