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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By AsymMetric5
Found the problem! I took a brain break then...

Found the problem! I took a brain break then re-traced my steps - starting with the battery voltage. I originally checked it at night(in the dark) so I had trouble getting good contact giving me an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By AsymMetric5
Can a misadjusted tensioner cause the engine to...

Can a misadjusted tensioner cause the engine to idle too low to run? I did a recent repair in which I needed to remove the belt to access the power steering. I did notice that the tensioner spun...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By AsymMetric5
Changed that oil pan! Now this...

So I successfully swapped my old, cracked oil pan for a $70 junkyard find that was in great shape. The fix took me about a week if you include research time, hours of head-scratching, and more hours...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-09-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By AsymMetric5
It's got 157K. Just got the word that it's gonna...

It's got 157K. Just got the word that it's gonna need a new rack and pinion along with a few other front suspension components. Looks like I got my first major DIY!
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-07-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By AsymMetric5
Well, I just dropped my 5 off at the local...

Well, I just dropped my 5 off at the local independent BMW specialist for an all-out diagnostic check. I'm nervous about the list of "recommended services" and their adjoining prices. I'll get the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-07-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By AsymMetric5
I have seen a local z3 owner rolling on a set of...

I have seen a local z3 owner rolling on a set of matte black wheels and a vented carbon fiber hood. looks menacing! That matte black should look good.
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-22-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By AsymMetric5
I am still getting used to the fact that I am...

I am still getting used to the fact that I am driving one of my favorite vehicles of all time. My favorite would actually be an e39 M5, but this is close enough! Although I bought it with some...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-22-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By AsymMetric5
Finally!

I have been reading this forum for a few years while still driving other less desireable automobiles. I am finally able to actually log on as an official BMW owner. I recently acquired my first...
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