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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Posted By tinius
Outside temp?

What was the outside temperature at the time of the fire? Below 37 F?

There is a German-language E39 forum in which they are discussing fires caused by the heated windshield washer jets. I can get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By tinius
I turned the OP's photos 90 degrees for clarity....

I turned the OP's photos 90 degrees for clarity. The view is from the front of the car toward the driver.

http://i58.tinypic.com/2m4rj84.jpg

Here's a write-up on repairing the valve using the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By tinius
The part is not unique to V-8s. It's the heater...

The part is not unique to V-8s. It's the heater valve which controls coolant circulation separately to the driver's and passenger's side, plus an auxiliary pump for the "REST function", i.e. for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,268
Posted By tinius
Amazon

See response #30. I got them from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005RURJG6), where they are now $14.10 for 10 plus shipping.

M2x42 Viton O-Ring, 75A Shore Durometer, Round, Black, 42 mm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,268
Posted By tinius
Viton rubber O-Ring for ATF canister

I wanted to post a follow-up to this thread.

I located a couple of photos of the ATF canister lid and the O-ring which has been causing some problems.

In the first photo, from August 2013, you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,509
Posted By tinius
Metal replacement pulleys for E39 window regulators?

It appears this project came to a premature end. Did anyone else work up a kit of metal pulleys for the window regulators? Are there any commercial products available?

I was going ask Bluebee, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,549
Views: 275,713
Posted By tinius
2003 540iT M-Sport Wagon Washed and hand-waxed...

2003 540iT M-Sport Wagon
Washed and hand-waxed stem to stern.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7341/14123099451_8fedf6201b_b_d.jpg
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By tinius
I would bet that one or both air springs are the...

I would bet that one or both air springs are the problem, not the pump. Does it settle on both wheels, or tilt to one side? Either way, I would recommend replacing both air springs. I don't know what...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By tinius
You are confusing two terms, Torx and torque. ...

You are confusing two terms, Torx and torque.

Torx is a type of screw or bolt head which requires specific bits or drivers to properly tighten. The Torx head looks ike a six-pointed star.
Here's...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 01-15-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,094
Posted By tinius
Nice improvisation and it got the job done. All...

Nice improvisation and it got the job done. All of your points, such as removing the retaining pin from the ball end and taping the strut, are in my write-up and photos referenced above. I may try...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 01-15-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,094
Posted By tinius
Nice job - whatever gets it done

Cool, is this for the large strut for the door? Or for the small strut for the glass?
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 01-14-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,094
Posted By tinius
Sold

Bobberman, if this is addressed to me, see reply #4, the tool set was sold.

BTW, in some cases, only one or the other of the small window struts has failed and replacing only them will provide the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By tinius
Park the car with the right front slightly lower...

Park the car with the right front slightly lower than the rest of the car. Open the sunroof and look in the right front corner and find the drain hole. With something like a small watering can with a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,068
Posted By tinius
Enter the last seven characters of your VIN here...

Enter the last seven characters of your VIN here and see what it came with from the factory:
http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

You'll be able to figure out Sport, Comfort etc.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By tinius
Location of connector on 2003 E39

It's the only cable that goes up behind the hood lining along with the tube for the washer fluid. Mine is usually tucked away, but I lifted it up so you could see it....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By tinius
On the passenger side, just follow the bundle of...

On the passenger side, just follow the bundle of wiper fluid tubing and wire forward from the hood hinge and you'll find the connector. I just disconnected it and used black tie-wraps on the ends to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By tinius
Heated windshield washer jets cause fires?

Take a look at my post here:

Heated windshield washer jets cause fires? (http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2035872-Heated-windshield-washer-jets-cause-fires)

As you can see,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,268
Posted By tinius
Sorry, I'm not buying any more. Please contact...

Sorry, I'm not buying any more. Please contact small_525 aka Todd for a couple of his.

Regards,
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By tinius
Rust prevention on the touring tailgate

Here's the post on Rust prevention on the touring tailgate (http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2029282-Who-here-has-a-RUSTY-TAILGATE&p=26801602#post26801602).

Regards,
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By tinius
Sounds interesting. Are they threading the...

Sounds interesting. Are they threading the existing wire harness into the new tailgate? Or splicing in what's already there?
I wrote a note on rust prevention for the tailgate in the BForum, I'll...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,268
Posted By tinius
I answered your PM, Christian, you get the last...

I answered your PM, Christian, you get the last two.

If there's more interest from this crowd, I'll order another bag from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005RURJG6). I didn't think...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 10-09-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,094
Posted By tinius
Sorry, this set was sold a year ago to one of the...

Sorry, this set was sold a year ago to one of the E39ers in b i m m e r f o r u m. I believe it's being passed around to folks who need it for the strut swap. Look for a recent post in the E39...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,268
Posted By tinius
OK, you got me. :cry: I'll just have to wait...

OK, you got me. :cry: I'll just have to wait until your 50 get used up. I sure can't compete with $.18 and just wanted to get rid of my extras instead of having them sit around.

I was looking...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,268
Posted By tinius
Viton does the trick

I bought a 10-pack of the Vitons from Amazon. I replaced the O-ring, then drove 2600 miles in 10 days in hot weather - the P/S canister is clean and dry. I'm convinced.

For anyone who doesn't want...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By tinius
When that happened to my 99 528iT, i.e. lights...

When that happened to my 99 528iT, i.e. lights flashing/alarm/wouldn't start, it was just needing a new battery. That's all.

Regards,
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