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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By DinanBimmer
Excellent, thanks again Bill! Might consider...

Excellent, thanks again Bill! Might consider ditching the fairing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By DinanBimmer
The base bars I've got have a Yakima fairing...

The base bars I've got have a Yakima fairing installed to reduce wind noise from what I've heard around the forums. My 80s road bike has one of the tallest frames you can get due to me being a really...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By DinanBimmer
Awesome, thanks for the tips Bill! Looks like...

Awesome, thanks for the tips Bill! Looks like this is what you're using: https://www.getbmwparts.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=MorePartInfo&PartID=1008002&siteid=214672&catalogid=4462

124 bucks...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By DinanBimmer
I've got the "touring and mountain bike" carrier,...

I've got the "touring and mountain bike" carrier, but intend to transport a road bike. I'm likely going to pick up something similar to this: https://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E39-M5-S62_5.0L/ES2951417/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By DinanBimmer
Ended up getting the OEM bolts from...

Ended up getting the OEM bolts from http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp

Part number is 82799405589 for those struggling to find these as well. They're hard to come by, so I'll definitely try my best...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By DinanBimmer
Just picked up an OEM roof rack, what bolts do I need to mount it?

Hey guys, the roof rack I just bought off CL didn't come with the mounting bolts and after a phone call with the local BMW dealership (who search all of the U.S.) they weren't able to find me the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By DinanBimmer
Figured it out! Just took a lot of force and a...

Figured it out! Just took a lot of force and a T50 torx bit. Thanks guys!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By DinanBimmer
I'm hesitant to use any sort of air-powered...

I'm hesitant to use any sort of air-powered wrench since you can see the head is starting to strip on the bolt. Am I using the vise grips on the bolt directly? I ask because it's very flush to the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By DinanBimmer
How do I remove this pulley bolt?

Hey guys, I'm working on my parents X5 4.4 2001 to replace the shattered timing chain guides, and can't get this bolt off for the life of me. It definitely has to come off if I want to remove the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3,358
Views: 394,630
Posted By DinanBimmer
Very nice :thumbup:

Very nice :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3,358
Views: 394,630
Posted By DinanBimmer
Not quite sure how the car tracks stock. Now...

Not quite sure how the car tracks stock. Now wondering if evenly spaced is the way to go. The rears do seem to stick out less than the fronts which are flush with the fender flares.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3,358
Views: 394,630
Posted By DinanBimmer
Iv'e got some 19's myself, spaced 'em 15 mm's all...

Iv'e got some 19's myself, spaced 'em 15 mm's all the way around. Also removed the clear coat on the lips and they really shine after some polish. Need some news bolts though. Could only find them...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3,358
Views: 394,630
Posted By DinanBimmer
Never seen staggered style 19's before, crazy!

Never seen staggered style 19's before, crazy!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By DinanBimmer
Thanks for the re-post John, forgot that was in...

Thanks for the re-post John, forgot that was in my last thread. Should be all set to do the job. Downloading a pdf of the Bentley Manual now.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By DinanBimmer
Thanks Bluebee! I've been able to find the torque...

Thanks Bluebee! I've been able to find the torque specs for the front caliper to frame and frame to steering knuckle torque specs as well as the corresponding specs for the rear. I'm really just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By DinanBimmer
Brake rotor and pad replacement coming up..need torque specs

I'll be replacing my front and rear brake rotors and pads in addition to my parking brake shoes at the end of the week. Anybody know the torque specs for the rotor securing screws, caliper to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,167
Posted By DinanBimmer
Car's all put back together and back on the road....

Car's all put back together and back on the road. Feels tight as a drum now. I highly recommend the pneumatic pickle fork, worked like a charm. Thanks everyone for the help!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,167
Posted By DinanBimmer
The ball joint from hell has been removed! I...

The ball joint from hell has been removed! I ended up buying an air hammer and pneumatic pickle fork bit to get it out. In the process I partially disassembled my brakes, so I'm wondering if anyone...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,167
Posted By DinanBimmer
I've cut the ball joint bolt down to allow the HF...

I've cut the ball joint bolt down to allow the HF ball joint separator to fit over. I have another HF tool coming in the mail tomorrow. Fingers crossed I can tight it down, then apply heat to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,167
Posted By DinanBimmer
Thank you John!

Thank you John!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,167
Posted By DinanBimmer
Ok fellas, so I've just gone through 2 harbor...

Ok fellas, so I've just gone through 2 harbor freight ball joint separators on the left wishbone. They both snapped under pressure. My question now is, what other options do I have to separate the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,167
Posted By DinanBimmer
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,167
Posted By DinanBimmer
Thanks gtxragtop! Do you think I can manage...

Thanks gtxragtop! Do you think I can manage tightening the wishbone bushing bolts with the car on the ground (not on ramps)? I've heard it can be made easier by fully turning the wheel to the right...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,167
Posted By DinanBimmer
I've ordered and should be replacing my front...

I've ordered and should be replacing my front wishbones this weekend. Thank you Fudman for the DIY. I'll report back with the results once the new wishbones are fitted. Fingers crossed this fixes it!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,167
Posted By DinanBimmer
Got it. I would definitely suspect either the tie...

Got it. I would definitely suspect either the tie rods or the front straight control arms (wishbones) to be faulty. Might end up replacing both. I'll jack up the car and check this weekend.
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