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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 05:36 PM
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Posted By bobdmac
cn90, even though I have the hydraulic tensioner...

cn90, even though I have the hydraulic tensioner pulleys, I love that you continue to look out for all us 'festers. This is just another example of the way people like you make this forum so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By bobdmac
I'm not sure exactly what sound you're referring...

I'm not sure exactly what sound you're referring to, but the diesel-ish "knock, knock" sound is a pretty typical VANOS knock. My car has had it for three years now. For some reason the VANOS seals...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 932
Posted By bobdmac
I forgot to mention that in 2003 I had bought a...

I forgot to mention that in 2003 I had bought a new Acura 3.2tl, which I enjoyed, but the BMW feels completely different. You just feel like you're driving around in an incredibly agile bank vault,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 30,462
Posted By bobdmac
+1. Keep 'em coming--please!

+1. Keep 'em coming--please!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 932
Posted By bobdmac
Okay, I have to jump in here. I was biting my...

Okay, I have to jump in here. I was biting my tongue while you were talking about an automatic because it adds an extra element of risk, but now that you've decided you'd get a 6-speed, here's my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 30,462
Posted By bobdmac
Congratulations! Now comes the hard part, getting...

Congratulations! Now comes the hard part, getting all the electronics to work.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By bobdmac
That does sound awful noisy to me, and not just...

That does sound awful noisy to me, and not just the VANOS sound, but it's hard to say how much the mike exaggerates it. Mine seems quieter at 182,000. If you're serious about it, get a pre-purchase...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 13,877
Posted By bobdmac
Thanks, ExAlfa. I'm glad you enjoyed it and...

Thanks, ExAlfa. I'm glad you enjoyed it and managed to keep your job, too. By the way, even though I didn't buy that GTZ when I was 24, I did end up with a 1971 GTV 2000 about 20 years ago. It was a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 13,877
Posted By bobdmac
Thanks, Jim. It was great to meet you as well. ...

Thanks, Jim. It was great to meet you as well. Your suggestions and the lunch added a lot to the the trip.

If you make it out this way, it'd be great to see you.



True, IndiansFan, and it's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,233
Views: 246,544
Posted By bobdmac
Continuing from my previous post...

Continuing from my previous post (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8391939&postcount=2096)

Motel at dusk in Boise City OK...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2,233
Views: 246,544
Posted By bobdmac
For me, owning a BMW hasn't been about what I've...

For me, owning a BMW hasn't been about what I've done for it (basically nothing but maintenance since I bought it with 156,000 miles on the odometer), but what it's done for me. Last year, it took me...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 13,877
Posted By bobdmac
That's one of the things I want to try to...

That's one of the things I want to try to document. I did a quick calculation each time I got gas, and I usually got 25-27 mpg, to my surprise. I remember being disappointed a couple of times when I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 13,877
Posted By bobdmac
I really appreciate all the kind words. Putting...

I really appreciate all the kind words. Putting my thoughts in writing has meant a lot more to me than I ever thought it would when I started the trip, and the encouragement you gave me along the way...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 13,877
Posted By bobdmac
Thanks, guys. I'll just have to wait and see what...

Thanks, guys. I'll just have to wait and see what stirs me next. Plus, I might have to bring in a little money to finance my next adventure.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 13,877
Posted By bobdmac
The next day, I headed home on Interstate 5. When...

The next day, I headed home on Interstate 5. When I started the trip (almost exactly a year ago), I intended to stay off the Interstate Highways completely, but a couple of times, weighing the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 13,877
Posted By bobdmac
Thanks,IndiansFan. I've enjoyed having you along...

Thanks,IndiansFan. I've enjoyed having you along for the ride.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,239
Posted By bobdmac
Patrick, thanks for the update. Overall, are you...

Patrick, thanks for the update. Overall, are you happy with the way BBA handled things? Interesting to hear that you didn't need to re-code the module. It's funny (or sad, depending on your point of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 13,877
Posted By bobdmac
Thanks, KKlop. I've had a lot of time to reflect...

Thanks, KKlop. I've had a lot of time to reflect on this trip, but putting the experience into words and sharing it on the forum has helped me appreciate it more profoundly. I'm glad you've enjoyed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By bobdmac
That still doesn't invalidate edjack's...

That still doesn't invalidate edjack's suggestions.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By bobdmac
First, you do a forum search, using the term...

First, you do a forum search, using the term "leakdown" or "leakdown test," and read through some of the threads. Then you can decide whether you want to buy a test kit, make your own, or take the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 13,877
Posted By bobdmac
Traveling eastward, I turned off US 199 onto Fish...

Traveling eastward, I turned off US 199 onto Fish Hatchery Rd., and then onto State Route 238, which took me to Jacksonville, just short of Medford, before I headed south toward Ashland. As I wended...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By bobdmac
How much oil were you leaking?

How much oil were you leaking?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 13,877
Posted By bobdmac
Over the years, I had heard people talk about...

Over the years, I had heard people talk about visiting Ashland OR, primarily in connection with its renowned Shakespeare Festival (https://www.osfashland.org/), but I had never felt compelled to make...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 13,877
Posted By bobdmac
You're right, KKlop, the car performed flawlessly...

You're right, KKlop, the car performed flawlessly (well, except for the coolant level warning, which I later discovered resulted from an almost imperceptible leak at the hose connection at the top of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By bobdmac
If it heated up in traffic and cooled off at...

If it heated up in traffic and cooled off at highway speeds, it might be the fan clutch
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