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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,585
Posted By HTK12
No always adjust from the drum. Adjusting from...

No always adjust from the drum. Adjusting from the cable will stress the cables (believe me you don't want to change them, they are PITA). Second is that adjusting from the cables will decrease the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,585
Posted By HTK12
I have to disagree on this one. It it meant to...

I have to disagree on this one. It it meant to hold the car on a steep hill. However, it requires the brake drum and shoes to be in good shape. I've parked plenty of cars in steep hills and hand...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 511
Posted By HTK12
Find the issue and fix it. E39 has antenna that...

Find the issue and fix it. E39 has antenna that is good enough when it's in good shape. There is no need to upgrade.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By HTK12
As QSilver7 said sell the steering wheel.. There...

As QSilver7 said sell the steering wheel.. There is no way to make it work. Single-stage airbag can't be used in a car that has two-stage airbag system.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 511
Posted By HTK12
It is possible, but requires quite a bit of...

It is possible, but requires quite a bit of effort to make it work. So if your modified cars before it won't be a problem, if you haven't this probably will be quite a challenge.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By HTK12
To get a full diagnostic tool I would say get...

To get a full diagnostic tool I would say get INPA compatible cable. For software: INPA and DIS. Once you get the hang of those and still want more then get TESTO, Progman and start using rest of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By HTK12
You can't program a new key to your car without...

You can't program a new key to your car without special equipment. I'm talking about the EWS part of the key, that is what prevents you from starting the car. If the EWS chip was successfully copied...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 22,267
Posted By HTK12
I can't see how there could be any long term...

I can't see how there could be any long term issues from fueling a gasoline powered e39 with diesel. Depending how well the diesel it siphoned out it might take few refills to get all of the diesel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 475
Posted By HTK12
Well I'm not sure the laws you got there, but...

Well I'm not sure the laws you got there, but here the light emitted needs to be certain color. If it ain't you fail. It's quite simple.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 475
Posted By HTK12
I don't understand what your crying about. Each...

I don't understand what your crying about. Each light has to be a certain color. It ain't hard to get them right.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 608
Posted By HTK12
If this ever happens to you again, when ever you...

If this ever happens to you again, when ever you hear weird flapping noises from engine bay pull-over and open the hood for a visual inspection. When you lose a belt your in serious trouble. When you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 871
Posted By HTK12
Well most brands got those kind of owners. BMW...

Well most brands got those kind of owners. BMW are now more mainstream than before, so non-car enthusiasts have bought BMW's. If you compare the BMW forums to volvo forums you see that BMW owners are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 871
Posted By HTK12
Well that is my opinion of Volvo. Mind you we got...

Well that is my opinion of Volvo. Mind you we got quite a few volvos here (the neighboring country is sweden). I know quite a few volvo owners and none of them are car enthusiast. Reason why they got...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 871
Posted By HTK12
Volvos are just boxes on wheels to get from a to...

Volvos are just boxes on wheels to get from a to b. Good car for the wife to get kids safely to school. Not a car for a car enthusiast. The new chinese owner is trying to shift the image to sporty...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By HTK12
If you got any leak in the brake system park the...

If you got any leak in the brake system park the car until you have fixed it. There is no fooling around with brakes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,291
Posted By HTK12
Test the fan clutch. There is no need to...

Test the fan clutch. There is no need to guessing. So get the engine warm and test the fan clutch. However according what you said it's most likely bad. The fan clutch should have been fully locked...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,291
Posted By HTK12
No the aux fan is normally only kicking in with...

No the aux fan is normally only kicking in with AC on. Fan clutch should be locking up keep the temps lower. So the fan clutch isn't doing it's job. The car won't overheat even without the aux fan,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By HTK12
It just is because you could have easily titled...

It just is because you could have easily titled that video 'How not to wash your car (So many errors that will cause scratches). Wax can easily hide small scratches that you get while washing. Before...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By HTK12
That was an epic failure. I don't even know where...

That was an epic failure. I don't even know where to begin. Ever heard of pre-wash, foam lance, wash mitt, grit guard? If it ain't a beater don't wash it like he does. You'll scratch the **** out the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,291
Posted By HTK12
Bluebee, I miss typed the times were from...

Bluebee, I miss typed the times were from Autodata, not Alldata. Autodata is alot faster to use than Alldata, so I checked from autodata. FIY you might want to fix the last two quotes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,291
Posted By HTK12
Just curious where you find those times? Autodata...

Just curious where you find those times? Autodata says 0.45 hours for the fan clutch on I6 and 0.25 on V8. I can't see how it could take 1.5 hours.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 972
Posted By HTK12
That is why the next sentense in that post was: ...

That is why the next sentense in that post was:


To me that still is a rip off. One can order the parts for 4-wheel brake job for $300-$400. Dealer prices are generally in rip off category. If...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 972
Posted By HTK12
Autodata gives the following repair times: ...

Autodata gives the following repair times:
Front brakes 0,75 hours
Rear brakes 1 hour.

So labour @ $141 hour is ~$250. So parts were $750 after %20 discount. I call that rip off.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 972
Posted By HTK12
Close to a $1000 for a brake job is a rip off....

Close to a $1000 for a brake job is a rip off. Then again that is what you get for going to the dealer. There is no way that a trained mechanic takes over 2 hours to install belts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 688
Posted By HTK12
Different wheel diameter itself won't cause the...

Different wheel diameter itself won't cause the ASC light, if the tire diameter is the same. However, if the tire diameter isin't the same then it can cause ASC, ABS & CEL lights to be on.
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