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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By cn90
HEPU will easily last some 120K...

HEPU will easily last some 120K...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 348
Posted By cn90
Trico refill is cheap and excellent. About $6 for...

Trico refill is cheap and excellent. About $6 for a pair.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By cn90
Cooling overhaul is due soon.

Cooling overhaul is due soon.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By cn90
Search forum for cooling overhaul. I use...

Search forum for cooling overhaul.

I use HEPU WP. No need for sealant, just apply small amount of grease on the O-ring prior to installation.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 720
Posted By cn90
Is this what you referred to? ...

Is this what you referred to?



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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By cn90
Add a bottle of Techron here and there, and don't...

Add a bottle of Techron here and there, and don't run the gas tank below 1/4.
When the tank is empty, evaporated fuel leaves behind small little gunk that can cause the sticky business.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By cn90
1+ for blocked CCV. Also, search forum for...

1+ for blocked CCV.

Also, search forum for oil level sensor issue (the yellow light).
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-17-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By cn90
No. Just buy some used coils on ebay, save...

No.

Just buy some used coils on ebay, save them in the trunk or garage for emergency use.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-17-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By cn90
Similar issue in E39 forum, search over there. ...

Similar issue in E39 forum, search over there.
The good news in E39, once all the fuses are verified and replaced, the vehicle usually starts.

The other place to ask is dealer, they probably...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By cn90
This is what I do: 1. Synthetic 5W30 (winter)...

This is what I do:
1. Synthetic 5W30 (winter) 10W30 (summer).
Walmart Supertech, or Mobil1 synthetic, whatever on sales.
Mahle filter ($5/each at autohausaz dot com).

2. Spark Plug: NGK Iridium...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By cn90
1+ to the $5 convex mirror. Another issue is...

1+ to the $5 convex mirror.

Another issue is backing out. At shopping malls etc, when backing out the field of view is limited. I almost hit a pedestrian because she was short.
So my advice is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 470
Posted By cn90
The brand is important. use only BMW gasket.

The brand is important. use only BMW gasket.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 534
Posted By cn90
Check with your DMV.

Check with your DMV.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By cn90
Same problem with my 1998 Volvo S70 (P.O....

Same problem with my 1998 Volvo S70 (P.O. neglected the wiper, so the metal prongs scratched the glass ---> groove).
I live with it for now, the only solution is new glass:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 470
Posted By cn90
Get a mirror and flash light to look under the...

Get a mirror and flash light to look under the OFH gasket area. I almost 99% sure it is the OFH gasket.

Here is the DIY (ignore the "Freeze Plugs" thingy, which is only valid for 1997 and 1998...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 470
Posted By cn90
In my case, the OFH gasket oil leak trickled all...

In my case, the OFH gasket oil leak trickled all the way down to the same exact spot. I initially thought it was the oil pan gasket, which is a PITA job. Then I looked upward and saw oil coming from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By cn90
I have some BMWs and Volvos, so this is what I...

I have some BMWs and Volvos, so this is what I do. I buy used OEM ignition coils for cheap (about $10/each). Buy in bulk, such as lot of 3 or 4 on ebay.
Keep them in your garage and replace as you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 470
Posted By cn90
Don't ever taste coolant, it is toxic. Google...

Don't ever taste coolant, it is toxic. Google "coolant ethylene glycol toxicity", and you will see why.

That is an oil leak, I had the exact same spot 6 years ago, turned out it was the OFH...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 484
Posted By cn90
The word "buffer" is borrowed from Chemistry 101,...

The word "buffer" is borrowed from Chemistry 101, and it is the correct word to use.

Search forum for "cooling overhaul":


http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/199986
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-12-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By cn90
Check local newspaper Obituary section.

Check local newspaper Obituary section.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By cn90
If that WP is OEM and has plastic impeller, it is...

If that WP is OEM and has plastic impeller, it is pretty good that it lasts this long.
I only use HEPU WP, best bang for the bucks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By cn90
Forget the low-cluster, high-cluster business,...

Forget the low-cluster, high-cluster business, buy a cig socket voltmeter for a few bucks. It is generic and works for all cars. Plug it in while the engine is off and while it is running and you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By cn90
DISA info in forum, search for thread by Fudman. ...

DISA info in forum, search for thread by Fudman.
Purge Valve is basically EVAP system, search forum. Very easy if follow instructions to the "t".
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 440
Posted By cn90
Oil is $65/barrel. Vladimir Putin is scratching...

Oil is $65/barrel.
Vladimir Putin is scratching his ball head.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 417
Posted By cn90
The last time I did the cooling overhaul and CCV...

The last time I did the cooling overhaul and CCV in my 1998 528i was in May 2006 with 90K. Probably a bit early.

I acquired a 2006 X5 3.0i with 115K and everything is still fine (cooling system,...
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