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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By mng
bump, any shop feedback?

bump, any shop feedback?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By mng
Let us know what the shop thinks when they take a...

Let us know what the shop thinks when they take a look pleae
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-12-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By mng
good luck, sorry to hear that happened

good luck, sorry to hear that happened
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By mng
thats interesting news, hope its true!

thats interesting news, hope its true!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 910
Posted By mng
I actually attempted the replace-the-diaphragm...

I actually attempted the replace-the-diaphragm method the first time around. Because of the tight space and brittle plastic, i apparently compromised one of the tabs on the round plastic cover and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 910
Posted By mng
Just for future reference in case someone...

Just for future reference in case someone searches this thread - the bolts are actually Ribe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_screw_drives#Polydrive), not torx. Although a torx bit will work if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 8,041
Posted By mng
you are correct, on those bolts i couldnt angle a...

you are correct, on those bolts i couldnt angle a torque wrench in there so just got them 'snug'...i went in a side to side and zig zag pattern to hopefully distribute the force evenly

Its coming...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 8,041
Posted By mng
my car was on the ground when i removed the rear...

my car was on the ground when i removed the rear water manifold, dont recall there being any problems getting it out. also had all those hoses removed as i was replacing them preventatively as well. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-06-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 8,041
Posted By mng
:yikes:

:yikes:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-04-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 8,041
Posted By mng
the gaskets on the rear water manifold can be...

the gaskets on the rear water manifold can be bear to seat while reinstalling - this helped me when i did the valley pan and all of those hoses etc:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 771
Posted By mng
Have you tried just taking it all apart (short of...

Have you tried just taking it all apart (short of the throttle body) and re-assembling all teh tubing? Looking forward to when you find it and :doh: can laugh about it
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 771
Posted By mng
looks ok. the gasket gets squished when you...

looks ok. the gasket gets squished when you tighten everything up. plus a slightly mis-seated gasket wouldnt make the car shut down immediately as you're describing

So when you start it and it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 601
Posted By mng
sad story

sad story
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 771
Posted By mng
nope i've had to take off the throttle body more...

nope i've had to take off the throttle body more than once and those gaskets (as you suspect) arent a big deal to change

assuming you torqued everything back to spec? even then, a lot of air...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 771
Posted By mng
for it to die right away sounds like it should be...

for it to die right away sounds like it should be pretty obvious - a (big) vacuum leak or something unplugged...

MAF plugged in? The plastic intake elbow can crack sometimes if its brittle and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By mng
bilstein, koni, dinan. many brands of...

bilstein, koni, dinan. many brands of coilovers....stock springs or lowering springs - a lot of info out there, just search here and bimmerforums

if youre keeping stock springs, OEM or Koni...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 101
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Views: 41,767
Posted By mng
Do you have an E83 x3 w/ beige interior withOUT...

Do you have an E83 x3 w/ beige interior withOUT folding mirrors...and an ugly drivers side window switch?

Well my wife has an X3 that i am freshening here and there and I ordered the wrong window...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,402
Posted By mng
well played, congrats on the pcar. fotos?

well played, congrats on the pcar. fotos?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By mng
tried bbs directly? ...

tried bbs directly?
http://www.bbs-usa.com/contact.cfm
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By mng
i dont have an personal experience with this,...

i dont have an personal experience with this, just recall seeing this post. I also dont know if 'normal' amount of stretching can cause your issues. Good luck with your car
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By mng
http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calcul...

http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By mng
i just searched 'labor cooling system', heres a...

i just searched 'labor cooling system', heres a recent one http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=781804&highlight=labor+cooling+system

to put it together, you can search for costs of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By mng
lol :eek: no sir. In terms of...

lol



:eek: no sir. In terms of accessibility/ease, the e39 isnt bad to work on. Just a matter of whether or not you're willing to do so


whats the highline executive package entail?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,245
Posted By mng
Well broken down is probably a harsh way to put...

Well broken down is probably a harsh way to put it...assuming the 'big' stuff is done, little things might happen that'll keep you busy. Your door lock(s) may stop working. Or your driver's seat back...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,245
Posted By mng
of that generation of acuras, i personally prefer...

of that generation of acuras, i personally prefer the TSX... but i must say thats the best executed TL i've seen, well done

i'll just echo what the others have said, if you cant DIY everything,...
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