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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,143
Posted By resharp001
Y, thanks. I just wish it was easier than having...

Y, thanks. I just wish it was easier than having to know all the local zip codes, like you should be able to specify how far away you'd be willing to look.



Y, I wish I could find one or get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,207
Posted By resharp001
+1 - just put the same combination on my '02...

+1 - just put the same combination on my '02 540iA. The coated rotors look so much better than the rusted POS that were on there before. I'm looking forward to life with less brake dust myself and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,143
Posted By resharp001
Thanks AloaMark! I don't think I ever knew that...

Thanks AloaMark! I don't think I ever knew that information was out there on tire rack's site. It's not the easiest to locate as you have to dig into the details of each installer, but you were...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,143
Posted By resharp001
Road Force Balancer - Why So Hard To Find?

So I'm having issues locating a place that can confirm that they have a road force balancer in the DFW area, and it's really got me wondering. According to the Hunter website, there are many...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By resharp001
They are really pretty easy to change yourself. ...

They are really pretty easy to change yourself. The only bad thing is that if you're going to do them then you may as well change your plugs....and you most likely have some oil in there which you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,870
Posted By resharp001
Have you had any work done to it lately? I had a...

Have you had any work done to it lately? I had a similar engine noise that turned out to be an exhaust leak. It was loud at idle, went away as I accelerated, but then came back to loud as the car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By resharp001
Warped valve covers? I'm no pro, but that sounds...

Warped valve covers? I'm no pro, but that sounds pretty fishy to me! I can't say that I've read anything about our VC's warping on the 540. Have you priced those things? You mention it like their...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By resharp001
The grommets that go on the nuts are definitely...

The grommets that go on the nuts are definitely different from the grommets that go onto the 3 bolts towards the front of the cover. The grommet for the nuts has a larger opening in the middle than...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,286
Posted By resharp001
Fair enough Mark. I now see you were referring...

Fair enough Mark. I now see you were referring to getting all that done at an indy for the save costs as just doing the valley pan at a dealership. I agree on that front. I thought at first you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,690
Posted By resharp001
That's a really good question. Is this just some...

That's a really good question. Is this just some kind of design flaw? I can say that I replaced mine about a month ago after seeing CN90's suggestion on a different thread, and it's been as dry as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,286
Posted By resharp001
how do you figure it would cost him the same...

how do you figure it would cost him the same amount but he'd get more done? it's not like you have to pull the VC's to do the valley pan job. since there is no overlapping labor really he'd just be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,690
Posted By resharp001
take some sort of sharp pick and probe around on...

take some sort of sharp pick and probe around on your cap. my old one was so crushed i didn't even notice it at first. it just looked like part of the plastic cap. once i picked at it i realized...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By resharp001
Back in Oct '09 I pulled into my garage after...

Back in Oct '09 I pulled into my garage after driving around town and had steam and mist coming out from under my hood. Popped the hood and it was like Old Faithful shooting up out of the bleed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2010, 03:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,133
Posted By resharp001
Yes, on your M62 the upper timing chain cover...

Yes, on your M62 the upper timing chain cover gaskets are pretty simple to replace. They are around $15/ea on-line, so I'd think around $75 is probably just a little high for what your mechanic...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,133
Posted By resharp001
That's a real toss up. I guess the real question...

That's a real toss up. I guess the real question is this: How much would it cost to tow it 5 miles, and is that amount worth risking something disasterous happening? That small amount of money...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,557
Posted By resharp001
+1 - everyone suggests getting a bently manual,...

+1 - everyone suggests getting a bently manual, but I honestly don't think it's necessary. I have one for my E36 M3, but I'll tell you that in my opinion I think they're geared more towards someone...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,133
Posted By resharp001
Nobody else really seems to be chiming in and...

Nobody else really seems to be chiming in and maybe it's just because it's a hard question to answer on-line. Did you recently have the VC gasket changed and that's why it's under warranty, or do...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,133
Posted By resharp001
If it is the VC gaskets are you not willing to do...

If it is the VC gaskets are you not willing to do that yourself? It's not a difficult job. Unless I misunderstood I'm assuming taking it to the shop means taking it to a mechanic and not some shop...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By resharp001
A nice reference link to save: ...

A nice reference link to save:

http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/wheels/BMWWheels.htm
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By resharp001
Thanks guys! I would not have ever looked under...

Thanks guys! I would not have ever looked under the heating and a/c diagram on realOEM. I was hitting a dead end searching in the engine and now it's obvious why. I've pulled it on my link to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By resharp001
Can You Name This Part??

Might be a stupid question, can anyone tell me what the circled part in this picture is? It's on an '02 540i. I can't really tell what system this part of and it's like a wild goose chase on on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By resharp001
I'm in Fort Worth so have never used any of these...

I'm in Fort Worth so have never used any of these guys, but you might want to consider someone off this list that is close by.

http://www.bimmershops.com/bmwshops/texas/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 613
Posted By resharp001
Replacing Tension Pulley?? Get A T50 Socket

Replaced my tensioner pullies on my 540 last night and spend about 30 minutes trying to get the old bolt out using a T45 bit and then an alan wrench when that didn't work. Just about stripped the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,190
Posted By resharp001
Funny, mine only give me a problem on high. I...

Funny, mine only give me a problem on high. I have like a click/popping sound as the driver's side blade stops moving to the left most side of the windshield and then changes direction to come back...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,557
Posted By resharp001
Are you talking about the main fan that is...

Are you talking about the main fan that is running off the water pump? If so, are you sure your water pump is not going bad?
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