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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By small_525
Also a note that wear was even and I mean even...

Also a note that wear was even and I mean even across all four pads. While measuring with a cheapy caliper the pads inside to outside left to right were all nearly identical. There was little is any...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By small_525
Brake pad life

Just curious what others got on their original brake pads front and rear.

I meant to measure the new pads I installed on the rear to see what they started off life as. The rears still had 5mm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 815
Posted By small_525
I had a 1994 e34 525 and got rid of it because of...

I had a 1994 e34 525 and got rid of it because of the rust after 14 years and 258,000 miles. Only real issue again was failing plastic bits and RUST. I echo whats been said above. I like my e39 but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,028
Posted By small_525
I would say there is a chance of it leaking, and...

I would say there is a chance of it leaking, and it seems to be the case with mine. I did not notice any leaking of the hoses before I swapped the leaking o-ring on the cap. I'd changed my Alternator...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,028
Posted By small_525
Bluebee's post reminded me to update. I know that...

Bluebee's post reminded me to update. I know that the 2.5mm has not worked out well for everyone here. I have about 4000 miles since I installed mine with no issues on the top of the can. I did...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By small_525
540 M-sport I'm sorry the 2.5 didn't do the trick...

540 M-sport I'm sorry the 2.5 didn't do the trick for you? I've been meaning to add to that original thread that I started with regard to size and how its working. Since I didn't use the car much...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,667
Posted By small_525
Looks sharp!

Looks sharp!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By small_525
I guess maybe creepers are a thing of the past...

I guess maybe creepers are a thing of the past the one here at the shop is about 3" so raising the car 4-1/4" doesn't give a bunch of extra room. If they seem too high its not a huge issue to make...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,218
Posted By small_525
I am not sure if its still applicable but years...

I am not sure if its still applicable but years ago with Fuel Injected engines, holding the accelerator to the floor would actually cut off the fuel and would help clear the cylinders. We were taught...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By small_525
Home made ramps

OK going with the "more is better" idea I started to make a set of ramps at work with a finished height of 9" Now I'm wondering if that will be too high to work from above! I have seen a bunch of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,218
Posted By small_525
How do you know your getting fuel in the...

How do you know your getting fuel in the cylinders?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By small_525
If the master cylinder has gone empty and air...

If the master cylinder has gone empty and air gets in it can be difficult to get completely bleed as I understand it the dealer or some software can activate the ABS System to get it all out. I have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By small_525
OK I'm wondering then if the e34 being stored...

OK I'm wondering then if the e34 being stored outdoors is the biggest difference, the fact that it was summer time and rain and humidity were factors. Winter air is pretty dry in comparison. The jeep...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By small_525
Longer term storage

So I'm paranoid about rust, it took my e34 from me and I don't want the same for this car. I bought a old Jeep Cherokee to drive in the Chicago Winters. Now I am concerned about my rotors rusting. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,517
Posted By small_525
Almost 69,000 on the '03 525. I had 258,000 on my...

Almost 69,000 on the '03 525. I had 258,000 on my e34 and she was running great, only issue was rust lots of rust. I bet she's still alive somewhere...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By small_525
Thanks for saying that Bluebee I'm blushing. ...

Thanks for saying that Bluebee I'm blushing.

Okay to clarify. I tried to make the tool to work on both sets of bolts but failed because in order to grab the two holes set closer together the "cut...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 01-23-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 75,122
Posted By small_525
Okay to clarify. I tried to make the tool to work...

Okay to clarify. I tried to make the tool to work on both sets of bolts but failed because in order to grab the two holes set closer together the "cut out" for the nut is too small so the tool won't...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 01-19-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 75,122
Posted By small_525
Here it is with the upper hose removed. Pretty...

Here it is with the upper hose removed. Pretty slick.

<a href="http://s270.photobucket.com/user/cz-lux/media/fuel%20door/P1010487_zps6b2fe55f.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By small_525
OK so I see nothing wrong with the Tstat housing....

OK so I see nothing wrong with the Tstat housing. There are some marks where the o-ring makes contact but nothing to indicate any issue worth changing it. Now while I was examining the upper hose...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 01-18-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 75,122
Posted By small_525
Hey sorry for the delay in updating here. Bluebee...

Hey sorry for the delay in updating here. Bluebee

I had a spare pump and had decided to make the wrench work on either combination of holes but that just won't work using this design. The nuts...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By small_525
Hey sorry for the delay in updating here. Bluebee...

Hey sorry for the delay in updating here. Bluebee I'll post to that other thread also.

As I said I had a spare pump and had decided to make the wrench work on either combination of holes but that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 828
Posted By small_525
I'm not really a Walmart fan the guys at...

I'm not really a Walmart fan the guys at O'Riely's will price match anything. They even did antifreeze. O's wanted almost double in both cases then Wally world but had no problem doing the matching...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By small_525
Hey I ordered some PB Swiss screw drivers and of...

Hey I ordered some PB Swiss screw drivers and of course same thing as you. Too cold to really wrench anyway just wanted to renew my sets. But then they got me for additional shipping! Hell I could...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By small_525
rein or Metzeler

Hey saw that Metzeler is the recommended replacement hose on the forum. seems its OEM. Used a few search engines and I don't see anyone really offering that brand, When I include Metzeler and part...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 904
Posted By small_525
Welcome, when the system fails you will know. The...

Welcome, when the system fails you will know. The gauge won't lie and if you stop quickly no ill effects. Drive with the needle all the way over and well it could get pricey.
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