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Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 03-11-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,980
Posted By chocodile
Will do. Thanks for the tip. And for anyone...

Will do. Thanks for the tip.

And for anyone trying to eliminate other leaks, be very careful when seating and torquing the bolts after replacing the valve cover gasket. Too much torque = leak....
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-11-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By chocodile
FS, Classic 14" Rims and Caps - $450

Set of 4 OEM BMW 14" wheels, freshly painted.

These are the original wheels from a 1986 BMW 528e. 2 wheels were slightly out of round, and I had them repaired, and prepped for painting by Sierra...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 03-11-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,980
Posted By chocodile
Hey guys, I have an 86 528e with similar leak...

Hey guys, I have an 86 528e with similar leak issue. But mine looks like the oil is coming from the pressure sensor and somewhere higher up, toward the front of the block, below the exhaust manifold....
Forum: Cars - Private Party 10-02-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By chocodile
Thanks, guys. Well, out of respect to the...

Thanks, guys.

Well, out of respect to the guy who bought it, who also frequents this site, I'll just say that we both got what we wanted, and we are both very happy.

I ended up having 3 people...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 10-02-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By chocodile
--- SOLD!!! --- Sold to a very nice young...

--- SOLD!!! ---

Sold to a very nice young guy who truly appreciates a well-maintained BMW.

Thanks to all for the advice.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-06-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By chocodile
Excellent advice. Unfortunately the mileage...

Excellent advice.

Unfortunately the mileage when repairs were done is an approximation because I did the repairs with a BMW mechanic friend - I didn't keep records of the mileage (note to self:...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-03-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By chocodile
Ha, ha, ha! And if I lift the suspension a couple...

Ha, ha, ha! And if I lift the suspension a couple inches, it will ride like a 4WD!
Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-02-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By chocodile
Thanks, Gary. Probably not very smart to spend...

Thanks, Gary. Probably not very smart to spend money I can't recoup modifying the car.

I don't need to sell it. I just don't have a place to park it. But I'll figure something out.

My daughter...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-29-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By chocodile
Thinking about keeping it

So it appears that my 2000 528 iT is worth about $6500 at most. I just poked around to see what $6500 will get you these days:

I can get a VW Beetle, same year, same miles in OK condition.

I...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-27-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By chocodile
Thanks very much, Doorman. Doesn't make me all...

Thanks very much, Doorman. Doesn't make me all that happy that the value of these cars seems to have plummeted over the last year, tho.

I'd say you got a pretty good deal.

I'll see if I get...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-27-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By chocodile
What's a fair price for this car?

Looking for advice from the forum. What should I price this car at?

I priced this comparatively with others I've seen for sale. As far as I could tell, $7k puts mine about in the middle of...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-09-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By chocodile
Hi Gary, It's an automatic. I have more...

Hi Gary,

It's an automatic. I have more photos, too. The price is negotiable. LMK if you're interested
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-01-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By chocodile
FS: 2000 528 iT - $7125 OBO

Dark blue, tan interior, 116,650 miles.

Increasingly harder to find sport wagon, meticulously maintained, excellent condition. Exterior paint is near perfect with just a couple tiny dings and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 36,353
Posted By chocodile
Thanks for the great write up and everyone's...

Thanks for the great write up and everyone's replies. I replaced my auxiliary fan last weekend, and it was a total breeze.

I "cheaped out" and bought an aftermarket fan (Dorman). But it fit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,498
Posted By chocodile
3 bits of advice from a guy who has done a valve...

3 bits of advice from a guy who has done a valve cover gasket replacement 3 times on the same car...

Make sure the gasket doesn't slip when fitting the cover on, and that the gasket lines up with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,778
Posted By chocodile
Ok, here's an update: I just installed...

Ok, here's an update:

I just installed Continental Extreme Contact DWS tires over the weekend. Huge improvement. Quiet, smoother ride. But, the jittering persists on bumps - especially on corners....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,778
Posted By chocodile
Sorry for the confusion. I wasn't saying the 600...

Sorry for the confusion. I wasn't saying the 600 rating would render a softer ride, just that it's a pretty high rating. I'm actually looking for both - treadwear and soft ride. Seems like it's a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,778
Posted By chocodile
Thanks for the info, guys. I have been running...

Thanks for the info, guys. I have been running 32-35 psi on all tires since they were new. The KYB shocks are only 10 months old, so I'm reluctant to spend another $300 to replace them. Here's my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,778
Posted By chocodile
I have the stock rims, and the Michelins are...

I have the stock rims, and the Michelins are Pilot Sport A/S 225/55 ZR16 95W M+S.

The recommended stock tires are 225/60 R15 96 H M+S.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,778
Posted By chocodile
Rear Suspension Woes

Yah, I've been experimenting with tire pressure. Jase007 also suggested that the Michelin tires I have might be contributing to the problem.

It's just really hard to believe that any one of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,778
Posted By chocodile
Well I'm still on the hunt to figure out why the...

Well I'm still on the hunt to figure out why the rear suspension on my 2000 528 wagon is still so rough, even after new shocks and subframe bushings.

Jase007 has been extremely helpful in pointing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By chocodile
And for anyone on the west coast, check with your...

And for anyone on the west coast, check with your local Les Schwab dealer. They have a service (I believe in Oregon) where they send rims for blasting and powder coating. I had them do the stock rims...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,778
Posted By chocodile
Replaced Carrier Mounts

Hey hexhead,

Yes I did replace the bushings (carrier mounts). I rented the tool from Jase007, and he was extremely helpful answering questions and helping me along the way.

The whole job was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,778
Posted By chocodile
Jason - you are a rock star! Thank you very much...

Jason - you are a rock star! Thank you very much for the photos. Looks like I know what the problem is now. Any tips on installing new ones? Anything to watch out for? I'm sure there's a thread that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,778
Posted By chocodile
Oh, and no, I have not compared mine to another...

Oh, and no, I have not compared mine to another wagon, but when I bought mine in 2007, it had a firm but very comfortable ride. It's just been steadily getting worse, and the new shocks did not make...
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