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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,283
Posted By bluebee
Thanks for reporting back. Are you saying...

Thanks for reporting back.

Are you saying that the Bosch 2-prongers that you put in for this DIY blew out the threads?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By bluebee
Ah. Perfect. The picture (and the PDF...

Ah. Perfect.
The picture (and the PDF document) shows the Hawk 7266-2 as rated FF.
That's all that was being asked.
Thanks!
NOTE: It's interesting that the Hawk 7266-2C is rated GG, so, knowing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 33
Posted By bluebee
Excellent summary and warnings for future users. ...

Excellent summary and warnings for future users.
Thanks.

Can't wait to voyeur the pictures!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 10:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,206
Posted By bluebee
One thing that confuses me about the three-spoke...

One thing that confuses me about the three-spoke steering wheels in the photos is that they all seems to have M badges.

But, if an E39 came with an optional 3-spoke sport steering wheel, why would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 205
Posted By bluebee
This Bosch backing out propensity discussion came...

This Bosch backing out propensity discussion came up over here about five years ago, based on a search I just ran ...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,283
Posted By bluebee
We try to get to the bottom of the Bosch issue...

We try to get to the bottom of the Bosch issue over here ...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > Why would Bosch spark plugs be prone to loosening &...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 205
Posted By bluebee
Just to be clear, I'm fine with whatever the...

Just to be clear, I'm fine with whatever the truth turns out to be.

Certainly some people have assumed that the Bosch (insert-model-here) plugs back out more so than others - but - as already...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 47,173
Posted By bluebee
Given this new thread today, I'd like to ask the...

Given this new thread today, I'd like to ask the OP how the Bosch 2-prong plugs are faring?
- > E39 (1997 - 2003) (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > Why would Bosch...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 205
Posted By bluebee
Who can disagree with that? If I had a plug back...

Who can disagree with that? If I had a plug back out, my FIRST assumption would be that it was put in wrong.

I should confess, in my failed search for WHY the plugs reputedly backed out, there...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 205
Posted By bluebee
This is a good start, since, we can start asking...

This is a good start, since, we can start asking the NEXT person if their backed-out plug was a Bosch Plus 4 (https://www.boschautoparts.com/auto/spark-plugs/platinum-4-spark-plugs).

Also, we can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By bluebee
OOops. I hadn't noticed that faux pas. Good...

OOops. I hadn't noticed that faux pas.

Good catch.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 62,072
Posted By bluebee
In looking up why Bosch spark plugs might be...

In looking up why Bosch spark plugs might be prone to blowing out of the BMW aluminum engines, I found this nice BMW I6 spark plug diy that should benefit others:
- PROPER I6 Spark Plug DIY...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 205
Posted By bluebee
If this theory below holds true, then the Bosch...

If this theory below holds true, then the Bosch spark plug length would likely be slightly longer than the NGK or OEM BMW.

Is that the case?
- One cause of stripped spark plug threads?...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,136
Posted By bluebee
To get to the bottom of why Bosch plugs would...

To get to the bottom of why Bosch plugs would blow out of an engine (and how to recover), the following was added to the bestlinks just now...
- Why do Bosch spark plugs loosen and blow out the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 205
Posted By bluebee
Running a search, I haven't found a logical...

Running a search, I haven't found a logical answer yet - but I did find anecdotal evidence, as shown over here...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 905
Posted By bluebee
A related thread was opened today where the...

A related thread was opened today where the circulation time was asked ...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > Tranny Fluid Circulation Time...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By bluebee
Based on my take of the information in that...

Based on my take of the information in that thread, just warming up the transmission to the stated temperature, and rowing through the gears seems to be enough (based on what folks said in that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 205
Posted By bluebee
Why would Bosch spark plugs be prone to loosening & backing out & needing timeserts?

Why would Bosch spark plugs (reputedly) seem to be loosening up (causing them to eventually blow out of the engine, taking the threads with them) purportedly more so than NGK or BMW OEM spark plugs?...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 872
Posted By bluebee
We probably need a thread on how to properly size...

We probably need a thread on how to properly size a timesert for the E39 engines, so, given this thread has that as a purpose, I'll add it to the bestlinks so that others can find it more easily.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By bluebee
Take the most important first. Typing /oil...

Take the most important first.

Typing /oil pressure f3 in the bestlinks nets this in two seconds:
- What to do when you have low oil pressure (1...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By bluebee
Hi Doru, I don't consider choosing a part based...

Hi Doru,
I don't consider choosing a part based on the part's known measured performance a "fuss".

What else does a brake pad do but stop the car via friction?

I can't imagine any other first...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 616
Posted By bluebee
If you can type /warp f3, then you'll find, in...

If you can type /warp f3, then you'll find, in about 2 seconds, all that you could ever want to know about brake warp.

For example, I just typed /warp f3 in the bestlinks, and this came up...
Forum: 5 Series DIY Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 54,527
Posted By bluebee
A related question was asked today, > E39...

A related question was asked today,
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > Tranny Fluid Circulation Time...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By bluebee
Maybe I read faster than most people (they put me...

Maybe I read faster than most people (they put me on speed reading machines when I was in 6th grade because the school got a grant to help gifted kids. My very first unabridge book in my life was a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,136
Posted By bluebee
I am unsure of why this happens a lot with Bosch...

I am unsure of why this happens a lot with Bosch plugs.

Running an E46 and E39 only title only query for "Bosch" plugs "backing" out, netted so few threads that I widened the search to posts,...
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