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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By BentValve
You're right. Brown is ground and grey/green is...

You're right. Brown is ground and grey/green is lead.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By BentValve
The only extra wiring you need to do is for the...

The only extra wiring you need to do is for the angel eyes. They just need to be tapped into the parking light. I believe the brown wire is positive.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 05:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 367
Posted By BentValve
+1. Plus its always in stock at my local one.

+1. Plus its always in stock at my local one.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2,233
Views: 246,798
Posted By BentValve
Love those throwing stars.

Love those throwing stars.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,738
Posted By BentValve
I too have a bluetooth ELM that I pair with the...

I too have a bluetooth ELM that I pair with the free version of Torque. So total cost was $13 after taxes since shipping was free. It's been flawless for me. I just used it yesterday to diagnose...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,516
Posted By BentValve
I use top tier name brand because I get horrible...

I use top tier name brand because I get horrible mileage with off brand gas. I also use 93 even though my car will take 87 because the extra mileage I get including less frequent trips to the pump...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,152
Posted By BentValve
Post pics of your car so people can keep an eye...

Post pics of your car so people can keep an eye out. Any distinguishing mods?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 850
Posted By BentValve
Nothing to be embarrassed about. It's all about...

Nothing to be embarrassed about. It's all about practice and experience. Some just have more than others. It took me and a friend 10 hours to do a cooling, vanos, vcg, ofh gasket which I'm sure...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By BentValve
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 850
Posted By BentValve
True, good catch. Correction: It takes 16...

True, good catch.

Correction: It takes 16 minutes and 1 extra tool (14mm?) socket w wrench to release tension on a/c tensioner to remove a/c belt to remove serpentine belt.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 850
Posted By BentValve
Last time I checked, it took me 15 mins to...

Last time I checked, it took me 15 mins to install a new serpentine belt. Only needed 2 tools, a 32mm open ended wrench and a T50? torx/ratchet.

-Remove fan and set it inside the shroud, no need...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By BentValve
My indy charges $89/hr, the dealer charges around...

My indy charges $89/hr, the dealer charges around $150/hr.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By BentValve
Last DIY was 2 weeks ago, it was preventative...

Last DIY was 2 weeks ago, it was preventative maintenance. With summer here, I installed a new A/C Tensioner and Belt. Took me 30 mins.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 937
Posted By BentValve
+ 1. I'm at 190K miles. I have a 30 mile...

+ 1.

I'm at 190K miles. I have a 30 mile commute each day, mix of city and highway. A/C on full blast these days. I wouldn't hesitate to drive it across the country now. No more front wheel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 48,726
Posted By BentValve
It should. I have used it on an E36 with...

It should. I have used it on an E36 with success. As a matter of fact, it has worked on an E36, E46, and an E53. Since yours is pre-2000, you should have the round connector under the hood. If...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By BentValve
You baked the ballast and everything?

You baked the ballast and everything?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By BentValve
This issue really only happens on the V8 and BMW...

This issue really only happens on the V8 and BMW shouldn't be responsible for issues that occur after 11+ years.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By BentValve
Not sure but my guess would be that the V8...

Not sure but my guess would be that the V8 springs have different rates.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By BentValve
Yes it's worth it, as long as they aren't rusted...

Yes it's worth it, as long as they aren't rusted out. With some decent shocks, you will have a nice setup.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By BentValve
Pretty sure that is just the rubber cowl. After...

Pretty sure that is just the rubber cowl. After 14 years of use, it disintegrates. I recommend you replace it but it's not essential for the car to operate.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 883
Posted By BentValve
Well color me jealous.

Well color me jealous.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2,233
Views: 246,798
Posted By BentValve
My dookie: ...

My dookie:
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By BentValve
Thank you for this. I will be cleaning mine out...

Thank you for this. I will be cleaning mine out tonight. Mine has been sitting under my headlight for years now since the bracket on the shroud is broken.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By BentValve
Stewart WP and Zionsville radiator is like...

Stewart WP and Zionsville radiator is like putting 16GB of ram on a Pentium 4 mobo running Windows XP.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By BentValve
Is your side mirror covered in bugs and debris?

Is your side mirror covered in bugs and debris?
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