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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 26,633
Posted By Biasvoltage
Finally got back to this project after a 3 week...

Finally got back to this project after a 3 week trip for work.

My passenger side axle - to - flange interface was definitely damaged. As I posted above, I had an unbelievably difficult time...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 26,633
Posted By Biasvoltage
I'm not following how this would work - the hole...

I'm not following how this would work - the hole in the wheel carrier where the bearing bolts on is too small to allow the CV joint to go through, so how did you get the axle shaft / bearing / hub...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-19-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 26,633
Posted By Biasvoltage
I guess I can always serve as a bad example or...

I guess I can always serve as a bad example or the worst case scenario! I'm about halfway through this project on my 03 525iT, starting with the passenger side. The wagon has a different rear...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,768
Posted By Biasvoltage
A dozen E60s destroyed for FF6. It's just...

A dozen E60s destroyed for FF6. It's just ridiculous. The classics destroyed for that series make my blood boil. They're not getting my $$.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,027
Posted By Biasvoltage
You should probably replace the ambient air temp...

You should probably replace the ambient air temp sensor as well. Under $20 from the online parts places. The crappy plastic panel it mounts in is notorious for disintegrating, then the sensor...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Biasvoltage
You do not need to get new rotors turned. Take...

You do not need to get new rotors turned. Take a look at the other side and make sure you've got the caliper bracket in the right orientation. You did do this one side at a time, right?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Biasvoltage
Other things to obsess over: Headlight...

Other things to obsess over:

Headlight adjusters

Rear door water seals

Disa (check out german auto soutions' kit)

MAF/IACV/TB cleaning
Forum: Cars - Private Party 05-14-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By Biasvoltage
I always heard you're supposed to keep it shiny...

I always heard you're supposed to keep it shiny side up
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By Biasvoltage
http://www.pelicanparts.com/More_Info/PEL-TOL-3037...

http://www.pelicanparts.com/More_Info/PEL-TOL-3037.htm?Counter%20Holder%2FFan%20Removal%20Tool%2C%20M42%2C%20M44%20and%20M60%2C%20M62%2C%20S62%20%284%20Cyl%20%26%20V8%20engines%20only%29%20%28BMW%20Se...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,440
Posted By Biasvoltage
Way to go! Now you know that no matter what...

Way to go! Now you know that no matter what happens with your car, you're going to be able to handle it. Get that thing running in time for Bimmerfest!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By Biasvoltage
Great car with a very hard to find (and awesome)...

Great car with a very hard to find (and awesome) color combination. That's the wagon I wanted when I bought my blue over tan '03 525i in 2006.

If you can DIY I think you'll find this car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,370
Views: 261,868
Posted By Biasvoltage
Nice E39 but HOLY CRAP IS THERE A PIONEER CHICKEN...

Nice E39 but HOLY CRAP IS THERE A PIONEER CHICKEN STAND THAT'S STILL IN BUSINESS?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By Biasvoltage
There's also a temperature sensor in the lower...

There's also a temperature sensor in the lower radiator hose that has an O ring that is known to fail. I was losing coolant that way but it never showed up on the driveway - - - perhaps it only...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By Biasvoltage
Did you bleed all the air out of the cooling...

Did you bleed all the air out of the cooling system?
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 04-28-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,659
Posted By Biasvoltage
$2.50 upon entry, each 1/5 mile $0.50, Any...

$2.50 upon entry, each 1/5 mile $0.50, Any combination of distance or time shall be computed by the taximeter in accordance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology Handbook 44.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,631
Posted By Biasvoltage
Can you hear where the vacuum leak is? During...

Can you hear where the vacuum leak is? During the install of my CCV one of the vacuum hoses on the F shaped tee on the intake broke, and the big one to the brake booster seems a bit dodgy as well.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,116
Posted By Biasvoltage
No. I change air filters annually. As a...

No. I change air filters annually. As a result of a shipping foul up from an online parts vendor, I had two brand new Mann filters, the "correct" filter with the foam pad and the version...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,116
Posted By Biasvoltage
VANOS success - pulls like never before

I bought my 03 525iT in '06 with 20k on the clock, CPO. It *always* seemed underpowered to me, and I figured it was just the stepping down 30hp or so from the Maxima I was driving. Substituting an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 70,226
Posted By Biasvoltage
I hope there is a room full of engineers at BMW...

I hope there is a room full of engineers at BMW who read this and hang their heads in shame. This DISA valve, EAC's headlight adjusters, EMP Stewart's water pump and of course Beisan's VANOS seals...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,933
Posted By Biasvoltage
I just did this job yesterday on my 03 525i,...

I just did this job yesterday on my 03 525i, following (more or less) the BavAuto videos. I figured it would take me at least 4 times as long as the the length of the video to do it; in reality it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,716
Posted By Biasvoltage
One way of shortcutting the complexity of the...

One way of shortcutting the complexity of the Vanos seal job is to buy a rebuilt vanos from drvanos.com - that way it's just remove and replace, and during the procedure you put on your new valve...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-23-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 741
Posted By Biasvoltage
No F30 at the LA Auto Show

Was hoping to get a peek at the new 3 at the auto show and was pretty disappointed that they didn't even have one behind ropes. The booth babe rolled her eyes and said she is hearing the same...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By Biasvoltage
Congratulations on getting your dream car! It...

Congratulations on getting your dream car! It really is a great car, and I'm not just saying that because I have one. It's also an unusual car, in five years of owning mine I've only seen two...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 39,880
Posted By Biasvoltage
Here's a picture of my Orient Blue 2003 525iT at...

Here's a picture of my Orient Blue 2003 525iT at dusk in the Mojave desert. Bought it in '06 as a CPO with 20k miles, currently 102k miles and just completed a complete cooling system overhaul...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Biasvoltage
Thanks! I found some zinc plated M6x1.0 30mm...

Thanks! I found some zinc plated M6x1.0 30mm screws at the hardware store. I tried a stainless one but it didn't thread in well. A quick Dremel job and chasing the threads with a die and I'm back...
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