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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 665
Posted By occhis
I didn't have the hopping around but when on...

I didn't have the hopping around but when on slippery snow and ice it had a mind of its own, scariest thing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 665
Posted By occhis
Your problem of tracking straight is very...

Your problem of tracking straight is very familiar to me, and I have recently resolved it. Over recent years I have replaced virtually every suspension part on the entire car. In the process had 2...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,163
Posted By occhis
Bad ignition switch will cause strange problems...

Bad ignition switch will cause strange problems and it is common for them to fail. Contacts can be cleaned but new one is not expensive.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By occhis
I also went from 13 to 15 RSB on my non-sport...

I also went from 13 to 15 RSB on my non-sport suspension. Noticeable and very positive difference.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,556
Posted By occhis
I looked at a 2002 540/6 last fall in VA. Under...

I looked at a 2002 540/6 last fall in VA. Under 100k and they were asking 11.500. Was planning to go for a second look but was sold in less than a week. So price of 9K seems very fair in this part...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By occhis
Excellent DIY on how to do a complete...

Excellent DIY on how to do a complete restoration.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,518
Posted By occhis
OP, if you can turn a wrench, you can do this...

OP, if you can turn a wrench, you can do this yourself given enough time. It will take you much more than 8 hours, but break it up into bite-size pieces. Follow CN90's excellent DIYs on this (one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,518
Posted By occhis
I've read that it is not advisable to go to M5...

I've read that it is not advisable to go to M5 rear sway bar b/c it disrupts the balance too much. I put a 540 rear sway bar on my stock (non-sport) suspension and I really like it. Got it used for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By occhis
I love that guy's style, and of course his...

I love that guy's style, and of course his fortitude. Great story.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By occhis
Bad cam sensor will affect starting. You need to...

Bad cam sensor will affect starting. You need to get codes read before you keep throwing money on parts without any direction on where to look.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,311
Posted By occhis
Vacuum leak around throttle body is likely the...

Vacuum leak around throttle body is likely the accordion-shaped rubber boot. Cracks are difficult to see unless you remove it and inspect carefully. Very common source of leaks. I would just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By occhis
I see very little downside to doing it. You...

I see very little downside to doing it. You already have shifting issues. Though I had hard shifting issues only when cold, I did my first change (removed both front and rear pans and installed new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By occhis
4 speed with OD

4 speed with OD
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By occhis
You have a GM 4 speed. Either A4S310R or A4S270R

You have a GM 4 speed. Either A4S310R or A4S270R
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By occhis
Not worth $3000 with a CLEAN title

Not worth $3000 with a CLEAN title
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 997
Posted By occhis
You can get into real trouble jumping terminals...

You can get into real trouble jumping terminals inside the round diagnostic connector. The easiest and safest way to flush the system is to get a power bleeder tool for around $60.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By occhis
My 2006 Audi A6 works the exact opposite of BMW....

My 2006 Audi A6 works the exact opposite of BMW. Both rain sensing wipers and seat heaters retain their settings after re-start. Seat heaters will only come on when temperature reaches a certain...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 740
Posted By occhis
My wife and all my adult children think I'm anal...

My wife and all my adult children think I'm anal about lug nut torque. But like you, when someone else removes a wheel for any reason, it gets re-torqued upon returning home.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,004
Posted By occhis
My data was read using Carsoft

My data was read using Carsoft
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
Posted By occhis
235,000 miles on my 1998 528 and still have...

235,000 miles on my 1998 528 and still have original cap with no leaks. I always use a socket to remove and properly torque to replace. Goes on and off easily, but with some resistance from the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,539
Posted By occhis
I just put a set to these on my 528 this summer. ...

I just put a set to these on my 528 this summer. I can't imagine them being any good in the snow, but I hope you are right. If we ever get snow this winter, I'll give them a shot. Normally, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By occhis
I may still have a bowden cable in the garage. ...

I may still have a bowden cable in the garage. Let me know if you want it, and I'll look in the morning. You can have it for shipping.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By occhis
Common issue. I replaced mine about a year ago. ...

Common issue. I replaced mine about a year ago. It disintegrated upon removal. Easy job.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By occhis
Had the same problem about 2 years ago. If I ...

Had the same problem about 2 years ago. If I unscrewed the inside latch from the door, I could pull the whole unit forward and thereby activate the cable and the door would open. I replaced the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By occhis
Smile Go to realoem.com Plug in your car's info ...

Go to realoem.com
Plug in your car's info
Search for number of the part you need
Copy and paste part number in google search box
View results
Purchase
Open package
Install
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