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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By Fudman
Replacing just the 5.25" mid bass speaker will...

Replacing just the 5.25" mid bass speaker will improve your overall sound but replacing the tweeter will improve the definition and crispness of the sound. Yes it is a PITA to modify the tweeter...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Fudman
9 times out of ten, when the front end clunks...

9 times out of ten, when the front end clunks when going over a bump, it is the sway bar link. Raise the car and inspect the boots. If they are torn, the ball joint is toast. Grab them with a pair...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By Fudman
None of the aftermarket tweeters were a perfect...

None of the aftermarket tweeters were a perfect "plug & play". Each time I had to use my Dremel tool to modify the original tweeter mount to accommodate the new speaker. A little epoxy and they fit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Fudman
If your door is unlocked and cannot open with...

If your door is unlocked and cannot open with either the inside or outside latch, then it sounds as if your Bowden cable has failed. If that is true, you have no choice but to cut open the door...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By Fudman
Impedance matching is not a requirement for...

Impedance matching is not a requirement for replacement speakers. Since you do not intend to "set off car alarms", you will not overheat your amp. You can compensate for any volume imbalance (front...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By Fudman
A great price but... If you paid just $750 for...

A great price but... If you paid just $750 for everything front & back, you will likely be redoing portions of it before you think you will. eBay parts have a checkered history of reliability. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By Fudman
Deer collisions are covered under comprehensive...

Deer collisions are covered under comprehensive (act of God) and not collision. The deductible is usually a lot less. And the eBay headlamps are not compatible with HID bulbs. Either switch to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,231
Posted By Fudman
First thing whenever your car won't start. Check...

First thing whenever your car won't start. Check you battery voltage. At the terminals. It should be in excess of 12.6 V. Anything less and that is your problem. Post back your results.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Fudman
I would agree this is a possible cause for your...

I would agree this is a possible cause for your issue but it is probably combined with other issues. As you tighten up a suspension by replacing loose connections (ball joints and bushings), you can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By Fudman
If the computer is a GT-1, INPA or similar...

If the computer is a GT-1, INPA or similar software, have them erase the tranny code. If you have a sensor issue or damage, the TPF will come back. If it was due to spinning your wheels, it will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Fudman
Wrong, only when wheels on the same "axle" are...

Wrong, only when wheels on the same "axle" are spinning differently. Staggered setups have no impact.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By Fudman
Akebono Euros are probably the most common low...

Akebono Euros are probably the most common low dust ceramic pad used on this forum for e39s. While they are extremely low dust, I find that they lack the bite and linear feel of conventional pads. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By Fudman
Here is the DIY procedure: ...

Here is the DIY procedure:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=648959&highlight=
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,025
Posted By Fudman
I agree completely. A standard bulb, be it...

I agree completely. A standard bulb, be it halogen or HID, yields a 360 degree arc of light around the bulb. An LED is a flat dioxide that emits 180 degrees of light output. They compensate by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By Fudman
If you plan to do a DIY alignment, get two pairs...

If you plan to do a DIY alignment, get two pairs of 12" x 12" metal flashing, put some grease between the pairs of plates and place them under your front tires before starting your alignment. This...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 877
Posted By Fudman
I upgraded to the brass bleeder screw as it gives...

I upgraded to the brass bleeder screw as it gives me an extra 25 hp and looks cool, too. I had to pay an indy to do the work. I didn't have the tools to do the job. :rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By Fudman
First question: Did you have the car realigned...

First question: Did you have the car realigned after the work? If not, try that first.

Second question: Who did the work? Most indies would not make that kind of error. If this was a DIY,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Fudman
If you have "play" in both wheels, that suggests...

If you have "play" in both wheels, that suggests you have loose ball joints which is the typical source of uncontrolled movement in the wheels. If you think you have "play" within the rack and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2016, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Fudman
I should have mentioned that the CCV and hoses...

I should have mentioned that the CCV and hoses are available in standard and cold weather versions. The cold weather versions have foam insulation over the hoses and CCV. This helps to prevent the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Fudman
Oil consumption is a symptom of a failing CCV...

Oil consumption is a symptom of a failing CCV valve. Access to the CCV is very limited and replacing JUST the hoses is near impossible without removing the valve. So if you are going to the effort...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By Fudman
Use www.furiousmethod.com. Type in the P/N and...

Use www.furiousmethod.com. Type in the P/N and it will give you pricing from almost every parts source.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 754
Posted By Fudman
It depends on the physical differences (size,...

It depends on the physical differences (size, weight, etc.). It would be better if identical wheels were on the same "axle". But I would be more worried about WHY they are different. Most likely,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 754
Posted By Fudman
FYI, Beware: This car has a fake style 42 wheel...

FYI, Beware: This car has a fake style 42 wheel on the right rear (count the cutouts). The left front appears to be a real Style 42. Hence, something is amiss. Proceed with caution. Check to see...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By Fudman
Clearing the codes will not allow you to pass...

Clearing the codes will not allow you to pass inspection. The OBC retains the code for a couple hundred miles before it fully clears. If your state inspection requires pollution control, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 545
Posted By Fudman
1) I have never heard of this before. In order...

1) I have never heard of this before. In order for a code reader (a handheld, no less!) to detect ATF level, there would need to be a sensor inside the pan. I do not recall seeing one or reading...
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