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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By brc5
True, but in this case I put the coolant in...

True, but in this case I put the coolant in myself, so I know what color it is!

Given the size of this leak, I don't think that I'm going to need to evac the r134. I'm guessing it's all already...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By brc5
http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a550/coastr/27...

http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a550/coastr/27BF78DA-3B90-4EB6-AC7A-2EF017D1899B_zps3hu2ooio.jpg

So I created a home made black light torch and went and had a look. Err, yes, that's a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By brc5
I had a sunroof drain pipe leaking issue, car got...

I had a sunroof drain pipe leaking issue, car got flooded. Evap was stinky the very same day and AC was marginal. Got worse from there (even more stinky and even less useful)

Gas has had to be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By brc5
Evaporator let go? Do I dare even search on...

Evaporator let go?

Do I dare even search on replacing the evaporator?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By brc5
I use lemforder coolant which is blue. Besides ...

I use lemforder coolant which is blue. Besides it is oil and not coolant. I stuck my finger in the puddle on the floor and it was oily.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By brc5
Crap, I just had a thought. Could this be AC...

Crap, I just had a thought. Could this be AC dye? The ac recently stopped working. The black pipe out of focus in the pic showing the trans plate is the evaporator drain tube....could it be AC...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By brc5
Not coolant. Car has blue coolant.

Not coolant. Car has blue coolant.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 910
Posted By brc5
Sounds like what you need is a trusted mechanic,...

Sounds like what you need is a trusted mechanic, not a new car. Unless you're getting something under new car warranty, not having a trusted mechanic is always going to bring you back to this place....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By brc5
That's the thing - it's mainly on the cross...

That's the thing - it's mainly on the cross member and a bit up in the tunnel. It isn't anywhere else.

Yes, bright green. Never seen it before either.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By brc5
Edit: AC leak, not Transmission Oil Leak - help identify (pics)

So the 528 wagon was out for the day when I walked into the garage and found a bright green oil stain.

Crawled underneath with the torch and this is what I found:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 50,417
Posted By brc5
I just fixed mine. Replaced struts including...

I just fixed mine. Replaced struts including mounts, top bearing, spring pads - everything and the tie rod ends. No clunks or groans and drives like a new car. It took the better part of a day but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,397
Posted By brc5
E61 platform - what is the consensus? Marry?...

E61 platform - what is the consensus? Marry? Avoid?

I'm thinking of moving the e39 touring in the next 12 months.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By brc5
Find out if the transmission fluid has ever been...

Find out if the transmission fluid has ever been changed. Consider a fluid/filter change if not - using the correct type of fluid. A garage can easily pull a tiny bit of fluid out and see the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 601
Posted By brc5
I hope you find something more important to focus...

I hope you find something more important to focus on than 'racing a blacked out 335 at school'.

Making it past 25 is a rewarding experience - please make sure that happens by not racing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By brc5
1. Don't park under trees - ever. Even if you...

1. Don't park under trees - ever. Even if you have to walk further. Trees contain leaves, seeds, birds and sap. None of which are good for your car.
2. Once a week/two weeks, open the lid, have a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 55,080
Posted By brc5
For me, cruise control kept cutting out and...

For me, cruise control kept cutting out and airbag light came on. Fixed with new switch.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By brc5
Price seems very low. Most people fit...

Price seems very low.

Most people fit Bilstein touring or sport, or replace with OEM Sachs/Boge.

I wouldn't be cheap with suspension parts- it makes a massive difference in how the car rides...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,317
Posted By brc5
Both of these features are great, and when I'm in...

Both of these features are great, and when I'm in a car that doesn't have them, I'm annoyed - particularly rain sensing wipers. Rain is rarely constant -particularly so when travelling at speed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,511
Posted By brc5
Dredging up an old thread, I just did the same...

Dredging up an old thread, I just did the same thing with mine. I measured before/after and I got 140mm from the lip of the rim to the lip of the arch before, and 170mm after. It feels like a SUV...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By brc5
Diff Leaking Oil?

Moved the Touring out to wash it today and noticed an oily patch on the concrete at the rear of the car. Took a quick peek under the rear and noticed the diff looked wet.

I stuck some newspaper...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By brc5
This man speaketh wise words. Don't get over...

This man speaketh wise words.

Don't get over your head.

I once tried to get credit for a red E30 M3 - $9,500 was the asking and I need to borrow most of that.

No Bueno because the car was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 50,417
Posted By brc5
Well I've been dealign with a front end clunk for...

Well I've been dealign with a front end clunk for many years. Sway bar end links replaced, specialists tested, still no answer. It gets worse as the car heats up.

I'm about to pull the trigger...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By brc5
Don't do this. Drain the fluid, change the...

Don't do this.

Drain the fluid, change the filter and flush it by refilling, shift through the gears (car in the air, foot on brake) , then draining. Repeat the drain, refill and shift three...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By brc5
>But you say that your mechanic did not see...

>But you say that your mechanic did not see anything at the rear with the car on the lift and the rear wheels spinning.

After trying to track down vibrations in my car, the wheels-up-on-hoist test...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,397
Posted By brc5
>Your Next Car after the E39? What is this...

>Your Next Car after the E39?

What is this blasphemy!

I'm about to clock up 10 years in the E39. It's approaching it's 18th birthday.

5 years ago I bought another one after trying to buy a...
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