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Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-31-2014, 09:44 PM
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Views: 736
Posted By firemanory
Still available? Would you consider selling just...

Still available? Would you consider selling just the fronts?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 34,360
Posted By firemanory
She must be pretty tight now!! I just did...

She must be pretty tight now!!

I just did most of all of mine with OEM rubber and the Meyle HD in the rear subframe. I also did Bilstein Shocks all around and she is very tight. A slight bit...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-29-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 592,915
Posted By firemanory
For the engine, I use Torco TR-1 20W-50 or...

For the engine, I use Torco TR-1 20W-50 or Valvoline VR1 if I am in a pinch. A very well respected vintage VW engine builder has said that motorcycle engine oils are of the old formulations that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By firemanory
Turns out all shocks are way past blown. ...

Turns out all shocks are way past blown.

Time for some Bilstein HD's!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By firemanory
Calling e39 540 Touring Vibration Detectives

So i have been getting very close and snuggly with my friend "Google" his close friend "Search", but being robot devices they do not provide much feedback and thus the reason for my thread.

My...
Forum: Parting Out 10-19-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By firemanory
Btt

Btt
Forum: Parting Out 10-12-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By firemanory
e39 540i Engine Parts

I have several very good condition engine bay parts from my touring. All parts worked flawlessly when removed and were well taken care of when on the car. The radiator & expansion tank have ~40k...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 34,360
Posted By firemanory
Self Leveling Issue post Rear SubFrame Bushing install

So I ordered my Meyle HD's & subframe tool from EAC Europarts and the install was a breeze, with a few minor hiccups...hence my potential problem.

During one of my repositions of the subframe to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 34,360
Posted By firemanory
I am sure there are many others out there just...

I am sure there are many others out there just like you!! Time is a closing....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 34,360
Posted By firemanory
SoCal: Anyone need to do rear subframe bushings...

I am getting the subframe tool Aug 13 or 14th and replacing my bushings with the Meyle HD's. Anyone else near South OC want to replace theirs while I have the tool and split the cost?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By firemanory
This is it...can I remove with just removing the...

This is it...can I remove with just removing the bolts? How do I replace O-rings, I dont see them available to buy? Sorry, right in the middle of job now....this is the part Timing Chain Tensioner...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By firemanory
Have been reading up on the secondary chain...

Have been reading up on the secondary chain tensioners because my passenger side one has a bit of slack in the chain. I understand that they are oil fed, but my drivers side does not have this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By firemanory
Why dont you need to replace the secondary...

Why dont you need to replace the secondary tensioners? I am right in the middle of a massive overhaul but my passenger side tensioner leaves some slack in the chain. I assumed to replace it, but if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By firemanory
Just went through my records and the radiator and...

Just went through my records and the radiator and expansion tank was replaced at 45k miles, but the water pump and thermostat are from factory. I will now change them both preventatively, leaving...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By firemanory
How hard are those to do? Haven't looked into...

How hard are those to do? Haven't looked into them yet...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By firemanory
Thankfully not. My system blew up on me...

Thankfully not. My system blew up on me catostrophically at 45k miles. All covered and replaced under warranty (minus water pump not being replaced). Hoping to get to 100k with current system...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By firemanory
What else to tackle while doing valley pan & valve covers

I have an 03' 540it (m62 motor) with 85k miles and have had some leakage issues common to this motor.

Here is what I plan on doing and am looking for advice on what else to tackle "while I am in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 34,360
Posted By firemanory
Congrats. I think you have the best wagon built...

Congrats. I think you have the best wagon built known to man. Is it a 5 speed, or an auto? Hopefully manual, but i am pretty happy with my auto in mine, especially with the Dinan tranny software...
Forum: Interior 07-30-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By firemanory
I thought my dash swap was going to inspire you,...

I thought my dash swap was going to inspire you, not deter you!! I'll come by and you can feed me some beers and we can get'er'dun....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,823
Posted By firemanory
Kinda not the right thread to ask this question...

Kinda not the right thread to ask this question don't ya think??
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 34,360
Posted By firemanory
Just came across this thread. Haven't been...

Just came across this thread. Haven't been active on the boards for a while, but was checkout out a thread for a friend selling his touring when I found this. Here is the link in case you are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,823
Posted By firemanory
Yo también. I can vouch for the car and...

Yo también.

I can vouch for the car and the seller as well. I actually considered buying the touring and selling mine, as the value for what is on the car is significant. Think about it, you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 94,811
Posted By firemanory
Great DIY

Thanks for this thread, worked like a charm for me. Took about 1 minute and all is new. It seems like my sluggish rear door lock is now working like he had a six pack of red bull. Very strange but...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-09-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,944
Posted By firemanory
Any head work or bottom end work done on the car?...

Any head work or bottom end work done on the car? How often were fluids changed? My cousin is looking and might be able to drive up and check the car out.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-13-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,587
Posted By firemanory
I remember we were talking about Earl making your...

I remember we were talking about Earl making your car into an art car. Maybe it's time to reconsider...
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