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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2016, 05:17 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 92,213
Posted By Smoothops
Right on GTX!!! You just cut through the smoke...

Right on GTX!!! You just cut through the smoke curtain. Thanks for sharing your experience.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 32,041
Posted By Smoothops
That makes a lot of sense. Different batteries...

That makes a lot of sense. Different batteries require different charging cycles, especially when they have different chemistry and capacity.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 92,213
Posted By Smoothops
My 528i wagon has 240K miles. It sounded a bit...

My 528i wagon has 240K miles. It sounded a bit too metallic with the Castrol Syntex 0W40 European formula. It was amplified valve train noise mixed with more noise coming from the bottom end of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 92,213
Posted By Smoothops
Good point Tristan. I have seen the labels and I...

Good point Tristan. I have seen the labels and I use the long life version on my Jetta TDI. My 528 wagon does not like it. I will try it on my 740iL, which will go on the road next spring.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2016, 05:05 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 92,213
Posted By Smoothops
No it is not false, It was a marketing stunt by...

No it is not false, It was a marketing stunt by BMW and Mercedes Benz. Other European automakers such as Fiat, Jaguar Volvo, Volkswagen and Audi did not go into "lifetime" transmissions and...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-27-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By Smoothops
Need your help PAUL. mY 1999 740Il HAS THE REAR...

Need your help PAUL. mY 1999 740Il HAS THE REAR RIGHT DOOR LOCKED, DOES NOT OPEN FROM OUT OR INSIDE. dOOR LOCKS WORK, THE LOCK COME UP WITH THE DOOR LOCK BUTTON ON THE CONSOLE AND WITH THE REMOTE...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-11-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 19,767
Views: 2,393,814
Posted By Smoothops
Looking Good! Let it be a sleeper

Looking Good! Let it be a sleeper
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,014
Posted By Smoothops
Revival of thread for a bimer in need

My 99' 740iL has been throwing codes P1421 and P1423 for a while now, I've been trying to put it back on the road and these codes have prevented it from passing the smog test. I own it for the last...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 92,213
Posted By Smoothops
The quality of the oil has a lot to do with the...

The quality of the oil has a lot to do with the oil change intervals. BMW (and other German makers) lengthened the service intervals in a marketing stunt to make their cars more attractive by having...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 92,213
Posted By Smoothops
Oil for summer temperatures

My 528iT uses Castrol diesel 15W40 in the summer. The car absolutely loves it. She does not run in the winter though, but I still switch to any 5W20 in the winter, so I can run the engine every...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,443
Posted By Smoothops
I'll revive this old thread with a riddle. My...

I'll revive this old thread with a riddle. My E39 wagon is blowing cold air when the air is coming out of the main vents. When the defroster button is pushed, the heater fan goes to full speed and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-31-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,274
Posted By Smoothops
Does anyone knows about the "crickets" that...

Does anyone knows about the "crickets" that NHAndy has? I have them in my car too and don't know what to make of them.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,297
Posted By Smoothops
I took my inner tie rod with a large adjustable...

I took my inner tie rod with a large adjustable wrench, nothing to it. The kit is available on Ebay. I bought a kit, but only used the right outer seal. 25 bucks shipped if you want it.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-10-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10,985
Views: 570,223
Posted By Smoothops
Get a first generation Santa Fe. They are cheap,...

Get a first generation Santa Fe. They are cheap, reliable in the winter, fun to drive and totally disposable. Make sure you get the all wheel drive version if you have snow covered roads where you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-07-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 191,170
Posted By Smoothops
I finished the re-assembly of the CCV system with...

I finished the re-assembly of the CCV system with the new hoses. The car is doing pretty much the same, coughing, farting and hesitating. I may have to triple check every hose again, as it sounds...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 191,170
Posted By Smoothops
Ford, I was asking around and it looks like I...

Ford, I was asking around and it looks like I will have to wait on the ccv delete. The vehicle will not pass emissions if the ccv system has been modified (which makes no sense, as the catch can...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 191,170
Posted By Smoothops
That sounds like music to me Ford, I will...

That sounds like music to me Ford, I will definitely consider that. I even have a new can that I can use. I was going to install it on my VW diesel, but went the stock route after figuring out a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-27-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 191,170
Posted By Smoothops
Good point fast Bob. This car will sleep this...

Good point fast Bob. This car will sleep this winter out, as there are several issues with it. It was neglected to where is at now, at a near death point. Brakes, wheel sensors, oxygen sensors and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-27-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 191,170
Posted By Smoothops
Thanks for the writeup, very useful. My 328i...

Thanks for the writeup, very useful. My 328i needs this work done, but It will have to wait until next spring, as I can't begin to imagine how tough this would be in cold weather.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,274
Posted By Smoothops
I was told it is an all wheel drive. I have not...

I was told it is an all wheel drive. I have not been under it to see the transfer case, front shafts and other components. Perhaps it is a 2001. Either way, the price was right and it has all the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,274
Posted By Smoothops
How do I access the ECU? software or dealer?

How do I access the ECU? software or dealer?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,274
Posted By Smoothops
way upthere

I have been given this 2000 328i with 455K Km on the odometer. The car has a bad intake boot and sputters badly, with several codes regarding O2 sensors and the like. However, it made it to my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,064
Posted By Smoothops
Now these are great pieces of intel SpencerCat,...

Now these are great pieces of intel SpencerCat, thanks! I will certainly follow up on them.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,989
Posted By Smoothops
I just used rust converter for the tailgate of my...

I just used rust converter for the tailgate of my E39. It was rusted and holed, practically unrepairable, so I just took as much rust as i could, treated the area with rust converter, then filled...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,064
Posted By Smoothops
Thanks for the link about voltage, resistance and...

Thanks for the link about voltage, resistance and amperage, Bluebee, very refreshing. After reading it, nothing that I have stated before changes in any way.
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