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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By EconoBox
Searching will always refer to jack points. ...

Searching will always refer to jack points.

I am trying to avoid the jack point, since they are now 15 years old and rusting out.

It's time everyone learned an alternative to the jack points.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,292
Posted By EconoBox
MY 530i sport package came with 235-45-17

MY 530i sport package came with 235-45-17
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By EconoBox
Where do you put jack stands in the front and back?

First, for once, I don't feel like searching, so save your breath.
I just want someone to tell me.

In the front, I jack by the center block.
Where do you put the jack stands while the jack is in...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By EconoBox
I already did a huge search. I only found...

I already did a huge search.

I only found a couple of threads talking about the 3 issues above. (valve stems, coolant pipe, etc)
Are they really that expensive to fix?

Top end job for valve...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By EconoBox
Just how common are those common N62 issues ?

Just how common are those common N62 issues ?
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By EconoBox
Advice for first time BMW owner thinking of buying 2005 645ci (90k miles for $15,000)

Friend is considering this car. What advice would you give him?

I told him to read the old threads, but in 2015, it's a 10 year old car,
and the advice may be different than buying advice from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 823
Posted By EconoBox
I guess it's time to stop using the jack points...

I guess it's time to stop using the jack points on a 15 year old car.
We all knew this day was coming.

I jack the front from that center block, but use the jack points on the rear.
Anyone have a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,025
Posted By EconoBox
If I remove the cabin filter housing, and stick...

If I remove the cabin filter housing, and stick my fingers down into the brake booster cavity, I should be able to feel a drain hole?
Just clear it with my fingers? Can this drain hole be seen from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By EconoBox
Yea, you need the long screwdrivers to get the...

Yea, you need the long screwdrivers to get the boot attached to the throttle body, right?
All the various parts are also annoying to get all seated properly.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,091
Posted By EconoBox
http://germanautosolutions.com/diy_tech/disa_repai...

http://germanautosolutions.com/diy_tech/disa_repair_kit/m54_disa_kit_diy.php

One reason people may not bother with the $100 GAS repair kit is b/c the installation has 48 steps.
For some, it's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By EconoBox
Yea, you need to replace the window regulators. ...

Yea, you need to replace the window regulators. Or just put the cables back on the guides.
Do some searching, time to open up the doors. Great project for a beginner
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,063
Posted By EconoBox
Besides the 8 screws, what else do I need ?

Besides the 8 screws, what else do I need ?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,063
Posted By EconoBox
It's hard to tell what you're talking about. How...

It's hard to tell what you're talking about. How many parts are there for a fastener?
Can you please post a link so I can buy 8 of them?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By EconoBox
Nope, my airbag light is still on. I took it to...

Nope, my airbag light is still on.
I took it to a dealer who tried to reset it with his INPA laptop or whatever, and it would not turn off.
The most bizarre thing is the light went on EXACTLY when...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,063
Posted By EconoBox
Anyone know where to get the fasteners for cheap?

Anyone know where to get the fasteners for cheap?
Forum: General BMW 03-07-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,498
Posted By EconoBox
What about the idea that the old cars are better...

What about the idea that the old cars are better than newer cars, in certain ways.
Haven't BMW's gotten heavier over time?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-02-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By EconoBox
To shop for parts prices, the only website you...

To shop for parts prices, the only website you need is www.furiousmethod.com
It loads up all the big BMW parts sources (ECS, AutoHausAZ, FCP, etc)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,683
Posted By EconoBox
^^^ You seriously can't be this stupid. You...

^^^ You seriously can't be this stupid.

You realize there is more than one variable that determines the accident rate?
(Fewer teens getting cars, cars being increasingly unaffordable to youth,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,683
Posted By EconoBox
Bluebee, Please try the following for your...

Bluebee,

Please try the following for your evidence.
Type out a 5 page essay while driving to work.
Let us know how that works out for you.
Until then, I'm done arguing with conspiracy wingnuts...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By EconoBox
What did you pay for the December repair job?

What did you pay for the December repair job?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,683
Posted By EconoBox
No, that would actually be you. Here was the...

No, that would actually be you.

Here was the quote you responded to:



I think his point is very clear.
Is Wgosma claiming that owning a cell phone causes accidents?
No, that would be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,683
Posted By EconoBox
Seriously? No one thinks cell phone ownership...

Seriously? No one thinks cell phone ownership causes accidents.
They believe that not looking at the road while driving actually causes accidents. (Common sense)
What kind of stupid (or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,066
Posted By EconoBox
Yea, it couldn't possibly be that the Dual clutch...

Yea, it couldn't possibly be that the Dual clutch gearbox is superior in every way than the 100 year old paradigm, and just happens to cost more to produce.




Pollution
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,683
Posted By EconoBox
^^ That truly is the most idiotic thing I've ever...

^^ That truly is the most idiotic thing I've ever read on this forum.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,683
Posted By EconoBox
$57 and this thing works perfectly. Skip the...

$57 and this thing works perfectly.
Skip the complicated BS....
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