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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,585
Posted By chiefwej
I just thought of the most useless feature that...

I just thought of the most useless feature that isn't something you can just turn off or code off. That stupid vacuum gage on the dash. Just worthless.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,585
Posted By chiefwej
One person's stupid feature is another's...

One person's stupid feature is another's pricesless "couldn't do without" feature. At least most all can be easily turned off or disabled. I could do with out the right mirror dipping when I put the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 558
Posted By chiefwej
It's 75 and sunny here..........again today. In...

It's 75 and sunny here..........again today. In fact today I am working on getting the pool ready for summer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 722
Posted By chiefwej
I apologize for saying latent heat, you are...

I apologize for saying latent heat, you are correct, I should have referred to specific heat. In my world of firefighting both specific and latent heat are factors that need consideration.

I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 722
Posted By chiefwej
True that water has the highest latent heat...

True that water has the highest latent heat capacity. That's why it is by far the best extinguishing agent for fires. It's also cheap,readily available flows well, etc. But it also has a lot of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,652
Posted By chiefwej
I'm sure everyone here on the forum takes their...

I'm sure everyone here on the forum takes their car to the dealer for oil changes. Oh that reminds me, I need to make an appointment at the dealer, I think my windshield washer solution might be low.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By chiefwej
Overheating can and does ruin the thermostat on...

Overheating can and does ruin the thermostat on the V8 with the electronic thermostat. I'm not sure if the same is true on the 6s.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By chiefwej
He stuck a hood badge on it.

He stuck a hood badge on it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By chiefwej
There is a procedure for bleeding the system on...

There is a procedure for bleeding the system on that model that must be followed to get ALL of the air out of the system. If it is not done correctly the car will overheat shortly after it is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 722
Posted By chiefwej
I did a cooling system overhaul before the...

I did a cooling system overhaul before the changeover. Replaced the radiator, expansion tank, water pump, thermostat, fan clutch, belts and idler pulleys, and some,but not all of the hoses.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 722
Posted By chiefwej
In answer to the OP, I'm now in my fifth year of...

In answer to the OP, I'm now in my fifth year of using Evans NPG and it has worked exactly as advertised. No more problems with my cooling system. I have even removed the top O-ring on the cap so it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By chiefwej
As I recall it was $760 for my clutch in my 540....

As I recall it was $760 for my clutch in my 540. That was to replace the clutch only. No flywheel or other work. $500 labor plus the cost of the clutch kit. I can't imagine that a 528 should cost...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By chiefwej
Most of the suspension tweeks were to allow for...

Most of the suspension tweeks were to allow for use of the 18 inch stagered set-up M-pars. There is a slight advantage in handling, but I think it is mostly due to the difference in tires and wheels....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By chiefwej
BTW: there is no such thing as a "530i M series"....

BTW: there is no such thing as a "530i M series". Do you mean 530i sport?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,810
Posted By chiefwej
A few years ago there was a forum member looking...

A few years ago there was a forum member looking for an 03 Touring M-tech in Alpine. I think there were only something like 3 or 4 ever imported. That's a very rare beast indeed, but rare doesn't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 120,218
Posted By chiefwej
Does your gas door lock work?

Does your gas door lock work?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By chiefwej
Don't pay him anything until you have a key that...

Don't pay him anything until you have a key that actually works. He can cut a key that will turn the ignition but I don't see how he is going to make it work with the EWS.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,481
Posted By chiefwej
Grammar The difference between Knowing your...

Grammar
The difference between
Knowing your sh*t and
Knowing you're sh*t.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 782
Posted By chiefwej
Actually I generaly deal with the local Discount...

Actually I generaly deal with the local Discount Tire, I watch them and they do use a torque wrench each time they reinstall a wheel. I even made it a point to ask what the torque wrench was set at,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 951
Posted By chiefwej
Just a FYI. My car was rear ended a few years...

Just a FYI. My car was rear ended a few years ago. Damage was rear bumper, taillights, trunk lid. Total came to approx 3k, using the best rated ($$$) body shop I could find. I was successful in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By chiefwej
Your FSU should be replaced. It is draining the...

Your FSU should be replaced. It is draining the battery by running the fan (often at very low speeds) even when the car is turned off. Next you probably need a new battery.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By chiefwej
Spray on some WD-40, wipe it off with a soft...

Spray on some WD-40, wipe it off with a soft cloth. That should remove the transfer paint. Rinse then re-wax the area.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By chiefwej
Yes, there is a plastic clutch stop that was...

Yes, there is a plastic clutch stop that was originally installed. Since it is just plastic, it's possible if you slam the clutch pedal down for it flex to one side and to catch on the pedal. You...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 665
Posted By chiefwej
Only in the US can hydrocracked crude (Group III)...

Only in the US can hydrocracked crude (Group III) be labeled as synthetic. In Europe synthetic oils have to be made from true synthetic (Group IV) base stock.

Every oil that is BMW LL-01...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 665
Posted By chiefwej
Only the Euro Formula 0w40 is BMW LL01 rated oil....

Only the Euro Formula 0w40 is BMW LL01 rated oil. But not everyone cares if their oil is recommended by BMW.
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