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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By mosearch
Looking for an AC expert shop in the 415/510

Does anyone have a favorite Air Conditioning service provider in the Marin or East Bay areas? An indy shop that can quickly and effeciently take my non-functional e39 AC and make it blow cold again....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By mosearch
Alternator Serpentine belt length 528i

I spent a very frustrating 2 hours yesterday trying to fit a new serpentine belt following the well known oil filter housing gasket replacement. The job had gone well until this point; and i was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,251
Posted By mosearch
I've got to say that my mity vac used to...

I've got to say that my mity vac used to suck...which was a very good thing. Now it hardly sucks at all...which is bad.
Has anybody had any luck renovating the venturi? Mine is the MV7300 version...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By mosearch
Sorry;didn't mean to post ...big thumbs.

Sorry;didn't mean to post ...big thumbs.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-02-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,258
Posted By mosearch
:confused:...My 528i consumes so little oil...

:confused:...My 528i consumes so little oil during normal operation that I can't see any change on the dipstick between changes. Not sure where you are getting the data on "BMW to consume a quart...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,290
Posted By mosearch
Well, it's a semantic question, I guess....

Well, it's a semantic question, I guess. Valvoline claims it's synthetic:

"Valvoline makes several synthetic ATF's. MaxLife Dexron/Mercon ATF, Mercon V ATF, ATF +4 and Dexron VI are all...
Forum: BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition 10-28-2009, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,951
Posted By mosearch
I imagine you would not want that "quality" in...

I imagine you would not want that "quality" in your fighter jets either...:tsk:
Forum: BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition 10-28-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,951
Posted By mosearch
Hardly has a habit of losing touch...remember...

Hardly has a habit of losing touch...remember AMF?
I have no idea why people are so attracted to completely outdated technology, but apparently there are millions who will still buy hogs, so what do...
Forum: BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition 10-28-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,942
Posted By mosearch
+1

+1
Forum: BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition 10-28-2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,314
Posted By mosearch
filter quest

Well, you could buy them in bulk from Beemer Boneyard: http://www.beemerboneyard.com/11421460845s.html

This guy (JimVonBaden) has a good list of filters that work:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,017
Posted By mosearch
My 2 cents: Buy a new reservoir, 3 or 4 new...

My 2 cents:
Buy a new reservoir, 3 or 4 new hose clamps and a couple quarts of Mobil 1 ATF. Use an online vendor, because this isn't a huge emergency situation (especially since you used Redline...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-24-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By mosearch
Non-Sport shocks: Tokiko vs. OEM Sachs

With 80,000 miles on the GF's 2002 325i, it is high time to replace the shocks. It's a standard (non-sport) suspension...Anybody have strong opinions as to whether to go with the OEM Sachs product,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,978
Posted By mosearch
Correct. Not correct. Larger tires do...

Correct.


Not correct. Larger tires do have more "grip"...because there's more area (contact patch) there to experience the friction..."grip" is the product of friction TIMES area...right?...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,281
Posted By mosearch
:confused: Well no, my 528i was built October 27...

:confused: Well no, my 528i was built October 27 1999...approximately 12 months AFTER yours...VIN # ...GU13279. So the fact that yours has an earlier distribution piece design is logical enough.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By mosearch
There's a built-in spell check on this...

There's a built-in spell check on this editor...so how does this keep happening: ENGINGE !?! :rofl:
Maybe we need a spelling sticky.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,394
Posted By mosearch
Nice looking chunk of aluminum. Unlike many of...

Nice looking chunk of aluminum.
Unlike many of the bars I have seen out there, Mason Engineering actually seems to understand structural engineering and is producing a bar that will prevent a good...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,281
Posted By mosearch
Pretty strange that your connection at the...

Pretty strange that your connection at the Distribution Piece 11-61-1-440-318 DOES NOT have a "Y" connection for the Return Pipe...is your distribution piece ACTUALLY labeled 11-61-1-440-318? If so,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,288
Posted By mosearch
I am running Koni yellows with OE sport springs....

I am running Koni yellows with OE sport springs. The ride is either the same as original or very slightly stiffer. I have them in the middle of the adjustment range...i suspect they would be very...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By mosearch
I don't have a lot of extra money either...but I...

I don't have a lot of extra money either...but I went with the Koni yellows for my Y2K 528i. And I like them. The Koni yellows from ProAM Auto in Texas are $710. I expect them to last roughly twice...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By mosearch
Not too bad if it's a light coating. But a good...

Not too bad if it's a light coating. But a good salt glaze (shio yaki) is better. :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-23-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 29,714
Posted By mosearch
Bluebee; Are sure you can't use Koni Sport...

Bluebee;
Are sure you can't use Koni Sport shocks on your non-sport spring e39?
I think you can...and so does tire rack.
If so, i believe they will be closer to the OEM ride than Bilstein HD....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,943
Posted By mosearch
I got all 4 of mine in and it wasn't all that...

I got all 4 of mine in and it wasn't all that difficult. I used a pony bar clamp to hold the assembly together then tapped in all in place with a rubber mallet, while using a drift to locate the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2009, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,676
Posted By mosearch
Valvoline MaxLife ATF is fully synthetic...

Valvoline MaxLife ATF is fully synthetic according to their literature...not sure which "group".
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By mosearch
Agreed. Simply asinine. Makes me really wonder if...

Agreed. Simply asinine. Makes me really wonder if BMW is completely losing their direction. Must be a joke-parody, right?.
Or maybe it's just another failed German attempt at humor. :rofl: and i...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 61,677
Posted By mosearch
Actually, you can use the lower ash LL-04 oil...

Actually, you can use the lower ash LL-04 oil without problems...but why not just stick to LL-01 for now? Unless you are in northern europe, that is.

Longlife-04 oils
These have been developed to...
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