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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By Jim Rolando
The nut on my passenger side has come loose a...

The nut on my passenger side has come loose a couple of times. Flip off the plastic cap, align the arm to where it should be and tighten the nut. If I remember correctly it is a 14 mm. The first time...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Jim Rolando
I'll bet that it probably is just like that. I'll...

I'll bet that it probably is just like that. I'll limp along for a while longer, I don't have any place far to go and then I'll change the pump. I need to go on the cheap because I'm going broke...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Jim Rolando
Well, upon advice I removed the filter which...

Well, upon advice I removed the filter which didn't make any difference. However, I'm terrifically embarrassed with myself because the fluid was absolutely filthy like black sludge. I don't know how...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Jim Rolando
Oh, I flushed it and replaced the fluid and added...

Oh, I flushed it and replaced the fluid and added some additive that was supposed to soften up the seals last summer when it first started making noise. It calmed things down some for awhile, but the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Jim Rolando
Power Steering Pump Replacement

My power steering pump is starting to howl. It hasn't started to effect steering yet, but it is driving me nuts. So, it needs to be replaced. Pelican Parts has an OEM listed for $360.00 or so. But,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By Jim Rolando
If indeed your aux fan is running all of the...

If indeed your aux fan is running all of the time, and it should not be, check the connection and the sensor on the bottom radiator hose. If that sensor is bad or the connection is bad, it will cause...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Jim Rolando
A Note of Thanks to the Forum

Although I haven't participated in this forum for some time, I read it with some regularity. Yesterday as I was driving pleasantly along I realized that I owed my comfort and pleasure in great part...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 815
Posted By Jim Rolando
My Interstate battery is five years old. My car...

My Interstate battery is five years old. My car is parked in my garage most of the time where it is 45 degrees in the winter. It regularly sits for a week or more, and a couple of times for a month....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Jim Rolando
Thanks. That was one of the thoughts I had. I've...

Thanks. That was one of the thoughts I had. I've also thought about having then turned off because I don't particularly like them. I understand it takes the right software to do it and I'm doubting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Jim Rolando
Can Someone Explain the Difference in Colors of My Headlights?

Five or so years ago I installed PIAA White Plus bulbs in all four of my headlights. They, indeed, are very bright white when the headlights are turned on. But, my running lights that are on at other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 850
Posted By Jim Rolando
Coal dust; that's what we have to deal with in...

Coal dust; that's what we have to deal with in Missoula. There are many - and soon to be many more - coal trains running though town moving a huge section of Montana real estate to China. It is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Jim Rolando
My daughter just bought a new Honda Civic for...

My daughter just bought a new Honda Civic for 20K. It is not a car I would buy or like to drive. It is also about the bottom one would pay for a new car of any kind worth owning under any...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Jim Rolando
Well, that would work, but, it would have to be...

Well, that would work, but, it would have to be carried and put on and taken off every time during the day that the car was parked for any length of time.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Jim Rolando
How to deal with coal dust

There was a pretty good discussion a week or so ago about proper car washing and a lot of people seem to have opinions and good info on the subject. I and I assume other people in town, although when...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,216
Posted By Jim Rolando
I would love to own a P1800 Wagon. There is a...

I would love to own a P1800 Wagon. There is a green one in beautiful condition that I see out and about here in Missoula occasionally and I lust after it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Jim Rolando
No, it does it locked or not. I first noticed it...

No, it does it locked or not. I first noticed it when I got out in the garage and shut the driver's side door. With that said though, the other three doors were probably still locked. I'll have to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Jim Rolando
Passanger Compartment Lights Turning Off

This isn't any major problem, but I've noticed recently that when I turn my car off and exit it the inside lights, that used to stay on for some time, are now decaying and turning off almost...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,114
Posted By Jim Rolando
My car is also running perfectly and has been for...

My car is also running perfectly and has been for a long time. So, I'm drinking good wine while it lasts because some day it will force me back to the screw caps.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By Jim Rolando
I've been using #1 forever. But, every time I...

I've been using #1 forever. But, every time I spill oil onto the floor dumping it into a funnel/milk carton, I swear I'm going to throw it away and get a #4.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Jim Rolando
Yeah, what a night mare for car lovers. I've...

Yeah, what a night mare for car lovers. I've looked at the pictures on several sites. Thankfully they won't be lost.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By Jim Rolando
Mine always spends the winter in the garage....

Mine always spends the winter in the garage. Although, weather permitting, like today, I take it out for a drive every couple weeks to keep things charged up. Twenty miles or so on the freeway seems...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Jim Rolando
Vets in a Sink Hole

I just watched a video of the sink hole that opened up under the Corvette Museum in Kentucky and ate a bunch of them. Thank god they weren't BMWs. But, I'll bet a lot of old guys my age who still use...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Jim Rolando
My bobber acts in a similar manner. When I check...

My bobber acts in a similar manner. When I check my coolant level if it is below the full mark and I give it a tap it often bobs up to where it should be. Or, if it is low and I pull it up by hand it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 726
Posted By Jim Rolando
I haven't had to repair anything in the last...

I haven't had to repair anything in the last three years other than replace the bakes. With that said however, I threw an O2 code day before yesterday. I'll be dealing with that the next time the CEL...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By Jim Rolando
Cange Oil Hot or Cold?

I've been driving cars and changing oil since 1960 and have always followed the belief that one should get their engine/oil hot before changing it because it drains more completely. That may explain...
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