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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-25-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 57,795
Posted By Graham E39 528i
What a complete waste of time.

What a complete waste of time.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,731
Posted By Graham E39 528i
Every other oil change (every 2 years).

Every other oil change (every 2 years).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,220
Posted By Graham E39 528i
CBaue, The ccv has nothing to do with...

CBaue,

The ccv has nothing to do with starting the car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,220
Posted By Graham E39 528i
As Poolman says, there is a fuse panel under the...

As Poolman says, there is a fuse panel under the carpet in the passenger seat area. Some of those fuses power some DME relays. You need to check them.

Look at this article by cn90:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,220
Posted By Graham E39 528i
This sounds to me like an electrical issue. Do...

This sounds to me like an electrical issue. Do you have Bentley Volume 2? It has the schematics and fuse layouts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,220
Posted By Graham E39 528i
It would still start up. BMWs have knock sensors...

It would still start up. BMWs have knock sensors that will take account of the fuel (within limits). It needs to run before it can work that out though.

You should remove the old gas and put in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,220
Posted By Graham E39 528i
A car that has been abandoned for 2 years is a...

A car that has been abandoned for 2 years is a different case.

I'm just trying to come up with suggestions. One thing to try is to break every electrical connection and spray the inside of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,220
Posted By Graham E39 528i
have you tried disconnecting the battery, wait...

have you tried disconnecting the battery, wait for 10 minutes, then reconnect?

Disconnect the ground side.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,220
Posted By Graham E39 528i
Have you tried disconnecting the MAF and then...

Have you tried disconnecting the MAF and then starting?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,220
Posted By Graham E39 528i
Have you checked the fuel pressure? Should be...

Have you checked the fuel pressure? Should be ~50psi after you turn the key (before the starter operates). Then measure the pressure after you remove the key. It should be at least ~42.5psi about 20...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 29,582
Posted By Graham E39 528i
Data!!! Wonderful. This helps a lot, sir!...

Data!!! Wonderful.

This helps a lot, sir! Thank you.

:)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By Graham E39 528i
They look good in the pic. I know cameras can lie...

They look good in the pic. I know cameras can lie about the color tho.

Where did you get them?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 29,582
Posted By Graham E39 528i
Very interesting. Another guy on BF.com said that...

Very interesting. Another guy on BF.com said that Redline made his noisy diff quiet. Now we know why. Redline is thick.

Does this mean the 75w90 classification is total nonsense?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By Graham E39 528i
Ashensilba, You are a wrencher? I'm shocked!...

Ashensilba,

You are a wrencher? I'm shocked!

You realize you will get your hands dirty, don't you?

I'm not sure it's for you.

:D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,754
Posted By Graham E39 528i
18" 42s are nice, don't think they come in 19",...

18" 42s are nice, don't think they come in 19", though.

http://www.marianresearch.com/images/CarDriveway50mmHDR.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,727
Posted By Graham E39 528i
Igor, You never told me that. "HUGE"...

Igor,

You never told me that. "HUGE" difference???

WOW!

:)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 17,856
Posted By Graham E39 528i
Hay Mack, Could you give us a brief field...

Hay Mack,

Could you give us a brief field report on the Hankook tires?

I'm particularly interested in handling & noise.

TIA
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 17,856
Posted By Graham E39 528i
I don't see why you complain about the drop at...

I don't see why you complain about the drop at the back. Any lower, and the top of the tire will be obscured by the fender, which looks terrible. There isn't one super car in the world that doesn't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 17,856
Posted By Graham E39 528i
Gorgeous wheels! They look SICK! Well done...

Gorgeous wheels! They look SICK!

Well done lad!

:thumbup:

PS I would like to see a twilight shot. The rims are bright! You may need to go back to chromium grilles to serve the wheels better....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,335
Posted By Graham E39 528i
I use a gallon of water, put in a dollop of...

I use a gallon of water, put in a dollop of rubbing alcohol, a dollop of ammonia and ONE drop of Dawn. Works great and VERY low cost!

:)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 37,114
Posted By Graham E39 528i
Bravo 16Valex! What a great thread! Should...

Bravo 16Valex! What a great thread!

Should be 'stickied' somewhere (?)

:)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,535
Posted By Graham E39 528i
This is what you do: Get hold of the OEM...

This is what you do:


Get hold of the OEM o-ring
Measure the inside diameter (ID) & outside diameter (OD)
Try to establish whether the o-ring is SAE or metric
Match up the size with the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,535
Posted By Graham E39 528i
You know Poolman, if you ever want to replace an...

You know Poolman, if you ever want to replace an OEM o-ring on your car with a better one, speced out by YOU. McMaster.com sell a complete line of SAE and metric o-rings (and in all materials).
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,503
Posted By Graham E39 528i
Yeah but Mack, they don't look SICK! :D

Yeah but Mack, they don't look SICK!

:D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,195
Posted By Graham E39 528i
Oh God, not you again....

Oh God, not you again....
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