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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2015, 02:17 PM
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Posted By aioros
I ordered most of the oring from the dealer and...

I ordered most of the oring from the dealer and the rest from autohausaz. I will post part #'s and sizes later on.
How about the plastic sleeve/tip?
I asked some friends/coworkers mechanics about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By aioros
A/C O-rings and plastic tip

Does anybody know how important is the plastic tip on the a/c lines just like the yellow one in the picture below? (Some platic tips are black)
And why is it so hard to get the right size o-rings...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By aioros
Rear quarter window gasket/seal

So big news: the gasket/seal is dry and falling/crumbling out/down out of the rear small windows. I do not want to replace it. If I see a diy, I may want to tackle it, but I read it is not an easy...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By aioros
Has anybody had first hand experience with Koni...

Has anybody had first hand experience with Koni reds/orange and Bilstein Sport?
How do they compare to M sport suspension and to each other?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-21-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By aioros
Very good points and suggestions thx.

Very good points and suggestions thx.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By aioros
Is it time to replace the struts and shocks...again?

My ride had around 125k miles on it when i replaced both original sport M suspension Sachs struts and shocks with the same Sachs.
My car has 216k miles now. How can i tell if it is time to replace...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By aioros
Since your ride had the Bilsteins and you want to...

Since your ride had the Bilsteins and you want to go with the Bilstein Sports, the most recommended springs are H&R.
How many miles did the coilover last?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 129
Posted By aioros
Name that noise, AC problems

Hi guys, i took this video inside my wife's 01 330xi center vent. The AC is not working. I used some UV dye to try to find a leak but didnt find anything in the engine bay
There are 2 noises, a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By aioros
My ride is currently using yellow stuff pads with...

My ride is currently using yellow stuff pads with Centric High Carbon discs with very good results. Great stopping power, cold or hot
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-27-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By aioros
My 99 528i has a similar issue, also the driver...

My 99 528i has a similar issue, also the driver front door is hard to open from inside. The latter problem came when i installed a new rubber/trim to the body
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By aioros
Greases and lubricants

we have countless pages and threads about engine oil, trans fluid, orings, parts, suppliers ,etc etc but...Is there a thread that indicates the type of greases and lubricants to use and not to use in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By aioros
Thanks guys. Yes it is that piece and nothing...

Thanks guys. Yes it is that piece and nothing inside there that is making the noise. I believe it is missing some tabs. I will try some rubber thingys first.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By aioros
advice on this rattling piece

hi everyone, this piece on the ceiling, where you control the sunroof, has been rattling for quite some time...and its driving me crazy. Does someone have any advice how to stop it from rattling?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By aioros
okay, cool, thanks. I've never replaced the SB...

okay, cool, thanks. I've never replaced the SB bushings but the l replaced the links when i did the whole front suspension overhaul, the car had around 130k miles. I have replaced (again, recently)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By aioros
there is no steering play and no vibration when...

there is no steering play and no vibration when braking either. Both thrust arms and control arms are new (lemfoerder)
I was just asking if the sway bar bushings and links are important.
I have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By aioros
???: Sway Bar rubber bushings and ball joint links

I have very little knowledge on those items. My ride has the original rubber bushings and Meyle sb links, which some of the rubber boots are torn and the bushings are less then perfect (209k miles)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,076
Posted By aioros
I dont know if "requiem for a dying song" by...

I dont know if "requiem for a dying song" by Flogging Molly is the same song as your #15 but that is a pretty good song.
I listen anything fast Metallica, album Arise by Sepultura, Ramstein,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By aioros
what is the ghetto cleaning method? so if a car...

what is the ghetto cleaning method?
so if a car has no driveability issues, nor emissions issues (my car just passed the smog check test) why would anyone take the injectors out and send them to get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By aioros
i have no proof of the injectors being clogged....

i have no proof of the injectors being clogged. based on the computer, mileage is 23.7 mpg average, but with 209k miles on the clock, i bet the injectors dont work the same as new.
i use techron,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By aioros
Question My plan to clean the fuel injectors, chime in please

Whether or not SEAFOAM is snake oil, I'm planning to use it this week as following:
I'm off work the whole week and i will not run my car for about 4 full days, so i thought of buying a gallon of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,207
Posted By aioros
Smile Look at this article...reasons to buy an e39

just read this on the net:

http://carbuying.jalopnik.com/four-reasons-why-you-need-to-*****a-bmw-e39-540i-right-n-1659284463
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By aioros
i battled this for over 2 years. finally after...

i battled this for over 2 years. finally after changing numerous rotors & pads, calipers, guide pins, brake fluid and lower control arms to no avail, it was time for the thrust arm/wishbones. the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,210
Posted By aioros
well said Sent from BimmerApp mobile app

well said

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,210
Posted By aioros
it is not 30 weight nor 40 weight. An oil has...

it is not 30 weight nor 40 weight. An oil has viscosity and grade, 5w40 means 5 winter 40 grade. There is no "weight" in any oil spec.

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 703
Posted By aioros
try spraying brake cleaner around the intake...

try spraying brake cleaner around the intake manifold and pay attention if the engine revs up

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