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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 59,448
Posted By Mudbone
Mine is still holding. No leaks! ...

Mine is still holding. No leaks!

Congratulations riverjamie!!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 59,448
Posted By Mudbone
I used green aviation snips to cut the gasket. ...

I used green aviation snips to cut the gasket.

Still no leaks - 2+ years later!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,933
Posted By Mudbone
Still not leaking

And mine is still not leaking.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By Mudbone
For those who have replaced a 6 cylinder sump...

For those who have replaced a 6 cylinder sump gasket.
What was the condition of the gasket when the sump separated from the block? The rubber portion of the gasket was still pliable. I did not find...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,819
Posted By Mudbone
White smoke for me was a cracked head. I had a...

White smoke for me was a cracked head.
I had a '76 630Csi back in the early '80's.
I just thought changing an oil pan gasket was difficult. Changing the head on that beast was the most difficult...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,724
Posted By Mudbone
I hope I get one like cn90's instead of one like...

I hope I get one like cn90's instead of one like you describe.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,724
Posted By Mudbone
Nissens it is

I pulled the trigger on a Nissens.
I also ordered the remaining 2 hoses I had not already replaced. I did most of the cooling system overhaul a couple of years ago.
Not that it is ever good timing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,724
Posted By Mudbone
It is time to replace the radiator

Well it was bound to happen. My 2003 radiator has started to leak a little.
I have a question for those of you who have already changed your radiator. Which brand did you choose and why?
I have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 59,448
Posted By Mudbone
I don't think I was the first, but mine was...

I don't think I was the first, but mine was successful.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Mudbone
Thanks Steve! I can't get to craigslist while at...

Thanks Steve! I can't get to craigslist while at work. I'll check tonight.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Mudbone
Thanks for the link! However, this will be my...

Thanks for the link! However, this will be my last option. It is much more than I want to spend right now.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Mudbone
Thanks Fudman! I do have the spare style 42 in...

Thanks Fudman! I do have the spare style 42 in that position now. However that leaves me without a spare. I have been looking in the forum classifieds and Craigslist. The few I have found, like you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Mudbone
Need help finding a style 42 wheel

My wife hit a pot hole and bent/cracked the right front wheel. I need help finding a 17" style 42 wheel in good shape. Any and all help will be appreciated.
Alternately, does anyone know if BMW...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-23-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 59,448
Posted By Mudbone
Update from Mudbone

Hi all,

I got a PM from Cam asking for an update and an answer to a couple of questions.

"1. How the heck you did it so well, while others had trouble removing old gaskets. Maybe they wait too...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 59,448
Posted By Mudbone
I don't remember specifically how long I waited,...

I don't remember specifically how long I waited, but I feel pretty sure I followed the mfg'r recommendation on cure time.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 59,448
Posted By Mudbone
3829 miles as of this morning with the new gasket...

3829 miles as of this morning with the new gasket

For those in need of a new oil pan gasket, I can attest to the fact that this repair is sound.

This repair can be done in around two hour, if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 59,448
Posted By Mudbone
Still NO Leaks!

I did a coolant change this weekend. I checked the oil pan thoroughly and found NO leaks. This is definitely the way to go if you need a new pan gasket.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By Mudbone
I don't think you fully understand what I did. ...

I don't think you fully understand what I did.

PM me with your phone number and we can discuss it.

It really is not that difficult. As cn90 mentioned, if you drain your oil the night before, it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Mudbone
Mann Oil Filters for $3.99

Mann Part No. HU 925/4 X oil filters are only $3.99 at Advance Auto Parts.

I tried to order them on line and was told they were only available in store.

The store did not have them in stock and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 59,448
Posted By Mudbone
I used aviation snips and then deburred with a...

I used aviation snips and then deburred with a file.

It has been nearly a month now and still NO LEAKS!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,868
Posted By Mudbone
I replaced my oil pan gasket without removing...

I replaced my oil pan gasket without removing anything other than the attaching fasteners. I cut the replacement gasket into two pieces in order to get it back in and then applied gasket sealant at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 59,448
Posted By Mudbone
I has been over a week and NO LEAKS! I think I'm...

I has been over a week and NO LEAKS! I think I'm convinced!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 59,448
Posted By Mudbone
Let fix a typo in your question before we go any...

Let fix a typo in your question before we go any further. This is NOT the oil FILTER gasket.

And yes it did use gasket sealant on the rest of the gasket, more specifically "where I could get it"....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 59,448
Posted By Mudbone
Bob, I like your definition. However I think...

Bob,

I like your definition. However I think it appropriate to point out that while a “dab” might have been the correct amount, I used a “gob” at the “cut points” of the replacement gasket. It was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 59,448
Posted By Mudbone
It actually was not. I was very concerned about...

It actually was not. I was very concerned about that. I figured that the rubber portion of the gasket had failed and that is why I was leaking. With that said, it made sense to me that the rubber...
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