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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By Tuskfish
I know I'll get flamed for this but 3 years ago I...

I know I'll get flamed for this but 3 years ago I installed a Dorman left front window regulator, #740-478, $144.00 at O'Reilly Auto Parts and they have a lifetime warranty. You reuse the OEM motor....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By Tuskfish
This thread discusses some of the various...

This thread discusses some of the various options.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=531284&highlight=wheel+refinish
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 27,995
Posted By Tuskfish
Finally got the wiper arms removed and replaced...

Finally got the wiper arms removed and replaced the windshield base cowl, BMW calls it the windshield base cover.

I've had the part for 3 years but couldn't remove the adjustment plate under the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2016, 04:24 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 27,995
Posted By Tuskfish
Within the last four days: Replaced front...

Within the last four days:
Replaced front thrust arms, tie rods (both sides inner & outer) and sway bar links and the headlight level sensor angle joint.
Alignment.
Oil change.
Brake fluid flush....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,422
Posted By Tuskfish
The remaining 3 wheels have a finish that is...

The remaining 3 wheels have a finish that is pretty close to the factory machined look, here's a pic of one of them. A little wider shot and I know it doesn't show up very well but the inner section...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,422
Posted By Tuskfish
Let's see if this works, refinished wheel with...

Let's see if this works, refinished wheel with the worst looking, IMO, tool marks.


http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=548024&stc=1&d=1453854403
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,422
Posted By Tuskfish
They show up for me - can you see the pic's in...

They show up for me - can you see the pic's in post #44?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,422
Posted By Tuskfish
The two photo's in my post right above yours is...

The two photo's in my post right above yours is clear powder coat over a machine turned lip and the inner section is clear powder coat over silver. Since the PC also covers the entire surface of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,422
Posted By Tuskfish
These are the refinished wheels. I don't have any...

These are the refinished wheels. I don't have any pic's without flash, these will have to do for now. The macro shot shows the rim with the largest tool marks, the tool marks on the rest of them look...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,422
Posted By Tuskfish
Factory machined lip, this is the look I wanted...

Factory machined lip, this is the look I wanted to duplicate.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=547913&stc=1&d=1453772750

Rim after I finished the chemical strip and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,422
Posted By Tuskfish
Pictures huh, damn it. I'm a F.O.G. so you guys...

Pictures huh, damn it.
I'm a F.O.G. so you guys will have to school me on where to host the pic's or if it's possible to to upload them here on the site.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,422
Posted By Tuskfish
Hope this doesn't violate the C.O.C. Here you...

Hope this doesn't violate the C.O.C.
Here you go:
Mendie is the young lady in the office that makes everything happen.
Prince Wheel Services
www.princewheels.com
princewheel@gmail.com...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,422
Posted By Tuskfish
I went down the DIY road with my first attempt...

I went down the DIY road with my first attempt and quickly said hell no. It simply wasn't worth the time, hassle, mess and effort to strip the finish and then try to figure out how to match the...
Forum: Southeast Regional - AR, AL, GA, FL, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN 07-03-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By Tuskfish
Not sure if you're hoping to have captbob reply...

Not sure if you're hoping to have captbob reply or me but I doubt 'ole bob will be much help as it appears he only posts once per year so I guess you are stuck with me. I was there yesterday dropping...
Forum: Southeast Regional - AR, AL, GA, FL, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN 12-30-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By Tuskfish
Just had some work done at Total Mini & BMW, very...

Just had some work done at Total Mini & BMW, very pleased. They're off of Cross County Road.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-07-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Tuskfish
Master key will not start the car but regular key (#3) does

Here's what is happening, came out to start the car and using the master key the dash lights up and radio plays but no engagement of the starter, engine doesn't turn over. Everything was fine the day...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
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: 2,005
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: 2,005
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: 3,757
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: 169
Views: 12,480
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: 1,151
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: 554
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: 1,366
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: 3,765
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...
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