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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,511
Posted By chiefwej
Costco started advertising that their gas had...

Costco started advertising that their gas had four times as much of the fuel sytem cleaning additive as "normal" gas about two years ago. My suspicion is that is when the gas began meeting Top Tier...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 38,932
Posted By chiefwej
If you are referring to the electrical connector,...

If you are referring to the electrical connector, I don't think any gas additive would any affect on that.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 38,932
Posted By chiefwej
FYI: Costco gas is now Top Tier certified.

FYI: Costco gas is now Top Tier certified.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 405
Posted By chiefwej
If you don't know what you are doing you can...

If you don't know what you are doing you can easily cause damage to the system. If the system was de pressurized you need to evacuate it with a vacuum pump. If it was open to the atmosphere you also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 448
Posted By chiefwej
Yep, we are way over-taxed here in 'Mercia. Need...

Yep, we are way over-taxed here in 'Mercia. Need to cut that damn government right down to size. Hell, I'm paying about $70 a year registration and $3.70 a gallon for gas for my 540. Just think, I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 409
Posted By chiefwej
I've had that exact same thing happen twice. I...

I've had that exact same thing happen twice. I was very sure that I tightened the bolt and used loctite when I replaced it. Still happened again. I don't understand exactly why, but when I pulled...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By chiefwej
I thought it was the vent, but changing the O...

I thought it was the vent, but changing the O ring made the "leak" go away, at least for a couple years. Time for another new O ring.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By chiefwej
Do NOT use any metal tools. It is very easy to...

Do NOT use any metal tools. It is very easy to break the windshield with just the lightest tap or pressure on the edge of the glass.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By chiefwej
Yep, high cluster should hold whatever you have...

Yep, high cluster should hold whatever you have selected.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By chiefwej
Look carefully at the power steering pump.. I...

Look carefully at the power steering pump.. I have seen the bolts come loose and result in a shredded belt TWICE.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 879
Posted By chiefwej
Staggered sizes or square, OEM or replica?

Staggered sizes or square, OEM or replica?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By chiefwej
Start the car, turn on the radio then flip down...

Start the car, turn on the radio then flip down the visor. Try both driver and passangers side. Does it make any electrical systems go wierd? If so it's the ignition switch.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 882
Posted By chiefwej
+1 That's what's in mine

+1
That's what's in mine
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,446
Posted By chiefwej
Wow, a ten year old tread brought back from the...

Wow, a ten year old tread brought back from the dead.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,376
Posted By chiefwej
It always gets me when a young person on a tight...

It always gets me when a young person on a tight budget wants to buy a sport/luxury car that cost in the $50,000-60,000 range when new. The purcase price of these cars may have dropped but the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By chiefwej
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No hockey pucks needed. The blue jack is from Harbor Freight. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By chiefwej
I have the Arcan aluminum jack from Costco and a...

I have the Arcan aluminum jack from Costco and a similar jack from Harbor Freight. If you can, get the one from Costco, it make the HF jack look like junk. It was out of stock at Costco for a very...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By chiefwej
"My girl friend gave me a jump and my car...

"My girl friend gave me a jump and my car started".
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By chiefwej
When i had to replace my radiator for the second...

When i had to replace my radiator for the second time, i just switched to Evans NPG. Problem solved! No pressure, no leaks, no problems.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 842
Posted By chiefwej
Replacing the FSU takes about 20 min. if you have...

Replacing the FSU takes about 20 min. if you have no experience working on cars. Only tool needed is a screwdriver. A new FSU cost about $50.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By chiefwej
If you can't find a spring to fit, you can just...

If you can't find a spring to fit, you can just bend the last (broken) coil of the spring up and reuse the old one. It worked for a couple years for me.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 641
Posted By chiefwej
Spend that time detailing instead, if you want it...

Spend that time detailing instead, if you want it to look better.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 536
Posted By chiefwej
If you decide to just debadge it, you can easily...

If you decide to just debadge it, you can easily cut through the adhesive with dental floss. Making sure not to abrade the paint. The residue can be removed with WD-40. A little work with some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 641
Posted By chiefwej
I also have a black E39. I never use wax. I am...

I also have a black E39. I never use wax. I am a big fan of the synthetic high tech sealant products. My personal favorites are the Zaino line of sealers. Just go to ZainoStore.com ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,054
Posted By chiefwej
I priced the LUK clutch kit $275. My indie shop...

I priced the LUK clutch kit $275. My indie shop would not guarantee unless they supply the parts. Their quote for parts was only about $25 more than my price, so I let then supply parts. Total price...
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