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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By vclifford
That looks good. If I had known this 2 months ago...

That looks good. If I had known this 2 months ago then I would have taken this route.
My 2001 530 (MT) is at 145k and in very decent shape but I do not want to spend 1k on suspension parts when...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By vclifford
Thanks Fudman. It was sway bar bushings. I had...

Thanks Fudman. It was sway bar bushings. I had upgraded to 25mm front sway bar and had used energy suspension's urethane bushings. They were generic bushings , smaller in size to the regular rubber...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By vclifford
I got mixed up, the photographs are of Thurst arm...

I got mixed up, the photographs are of Thurst arm (tension struts, btw are they in tension because wheel tries to go backwards) bushings, they have leaked as there are leak marks at the bottom of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By vclifford
Thank, I will check all joints with Pry bar. What...

Thank, I will check all joints with Pry bar. What about the leak marks?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By vclifford
Control arm bushings

I feel looseness in suspension , there is no wobble or shimmy at any speed, however when I go over speed bump I hear creaks and clanks. I recently replaced struts, strut mounts etc. Here are few...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By vclifford
good catch, last year I removed deep clip pads...

good catch, last year I removed deep clip pads from my 2001 and replaced them with akibono pads which have short clips, one of them still makes noise but settles down on the highway.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By vclifford
I could not figure out what exactly is loose,...

I could not figure out what exactly is loose, however if I hold it up the noise stops. I think that head liner flexes a little bit and inner plastic housing bangs against the roof. If will know...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By vclifford
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By vclifford
Component identification

What is this piece in photographs ? For last couple of months it was making knocking sounds against roof when moon roof was fully open. I stuffed some foam tape between ceiling and housing. Let's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 26,342
Posted By vclifford
I think it should be used. I replaced old...

I think it should be used.

I replaced old gasket last year and it started leaking after about 10 months. I again replaced the gasket this year. Year old gasket was in pretty good shape.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 972
Posted By vclifford
I used to own a 1990 240 DL and mostly visited...

I used to own a 1990 240 DL and mostly visited brickboard.com (it has a decent FWD/AWD section but very good RWD section) , other site which comes to mind is turbobricks.com (it is full of people...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By vclifford
How are these Blausport, What is your review...

How are these Blausport, What is your review for these. It seems very few people have used them. How are they wearing out and how do they ride ( aggressive damping / just right damping / too soft...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By vclifford
Thanks for the link . Essentially wanted to know...

Thanks for the link . Essentially wanted to know if both struts are physically same or not and the only difference is in the installation in terms of rotation of strut around its axis.

The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By vclifford
Difference between Left and Right Struts

Guys what are the difference between left and right struts, apart from L R markings. Are they physically identical.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By vclifford
Thanks a lot! now I see it. it seems that slider...

Thanks a lot! now I see it. it seems that slider will be blue.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By vclifford
The issue is that image is not visible . I tried...

The issue is that image is not visible . I tried all the browsers. It will be great if you can re post that image.

Is the slider in question blue in color.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By vclifford
Thanks Rdl , I agree, I should have framed the...

Thanks Rdl , I agree, I should have framed the question better.

The TIS instructions are not attached to your post. In my exploratory effort was able to remove the rubber boot , pull out the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By vclifford
Thanks Jim, I was able to do that but I want to...

Thanks Jim, I was able to do that but I want to detach main harness and door harnesses. The loose wire may be at the connector.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By vclifford
How many of you are there?

How many of you are there?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By vclifford
Obviously you do not know how the connector...

Obviously you do not know how the connector detaches!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By vclifford
replacing door harness

I want to disconnect rear door harness with the main harness. They join at the B pillar where rubber boot connects door and b pillar. I want to diagnose loose/chaffed speaker wire..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By vclifford
Thanks, I will try to lubricate the bump stop ....

Thanks, I will try to lubricate the bump stop . It am not sure what is its natural position. i.e. does it always stay up or down. It started doing this since last month.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By vclifford
Odd noises from Rear Passenger side

Hi Guys. this post comes after a long break. I hope your cars are running great. Mu annual maintenance spree is about to start with replacing front struts. This post is about three noise issue from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By vclifford
When I removed the 3 years old gasket , it was in...

When I removed the 3 years old gasket , it was in very good condition, very flexible and strong. So good that I even thought of putting it back with some more RTV ;).

Anyway since I had new OE...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By vclifford
There is dude on youtube who runs a DIY channel...

There is dude on youtube who runs a DIY channel for Autos . He has posted a video about this. Cigar powered smoke machine.
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