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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By retiredat44
bad oil filter, change it..

bad oil filter, change it..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 646
Posted By retiredat44
tried a pneumatic gun and heavy socket? make sure...

tried a pneumatic gun and heavy socket? make sure you turn correct direction..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,368
Posted By retiredat44
now that I sold mine and never have to deal with...

now that I sold mine and never have to deal with it again, I can say I bought a hide a key, with a cable lock, enclosed a safe with a combo and put it on the car, attached by a decent cable, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,155
Posted By retiredat44
he is an ass..

he is an ass..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,187
Posted By retiredat44
well, we did get another car, wife loves her new...

well, we did get another car, wife loves her new Camry Hybrid. No more BMW's. Too unreliable for me. Fun and nice, but only for the rich who can afford to junk it when it blows.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,925
Posted By retiredat44
Lightbulb I see you are in Oceanside, I lived in North...

I see you are in Oceanside, I lived in North county , San Diego for 30 years (Oceanside and Vista), brought my BMW from there a couple years ago to Oregon. Sold the BMW recently. Loved the drive,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By retiredat44
I found it can take a long while to build up...

I found it can take a long while to build up gases, 1/2 hour or longer, in the coolant, if there is a leak, if you open up the radiator before then, they do not accumulate. You let them go before...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By retiredat44
probably because the leak of exhaust gasses is...

probably because the leak of exhaust gasses is very slow, and it takes about that long for the gasses to build up and cause the bubbling from a leaky headgasket. You already bled the air out, a few...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By retiredat44
I am not gloating, but just saying while I will...

I am not gloating, but just saying while I will miss the good days, I got the monkey off of my back. I sold it, and will never buy another BMW. If I was rich and didn't care about unreliability and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,475
Posted By retiredat44
I have rebuilt a cig lighter, there is a non...

I have rebuilt a cig lighter, there is a non conducting washer between two pieces that separate the parts with the positive and negative (ground) current... clean and replace... but the best thing to...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-11-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,539
Posted By retiredat44
I have had two new battery chargers/tenders in...

I have had two new battery chargers/tenders in the last 2 years. First was Harbor Freight, was a POS, almost burned down my garage, was lucky I was there when it went up in flames.. Harbor Freight,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,146
Posted By retiredat44
for old Toyota I could buy the rebuild kit, was a...

for old Toyota I could buy the rebuild kit, was a few O-rings and seals, for $15.00 and new fluid. Not sure how much now, but was easy. hard part was R&R, the bleeding the air was a pain but doable....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By retiredat44
my right side low beam did also plays games, with...

my right side low beam did also plays games, with me, but haven't replaced it.... it will do the, starts, lights, turns off,, warms up, comes back on, or doesn't,,, etc... same old b.s. with the BMW...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By retiredat44
I bought my Napa Gold filter at Napa auto......

I bought my Napa Gold filter at Napa auto... (sorry if I implied it was a Mann filter),as it is supposedly a repackaged Wixx oil filter
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By retiredat44
my Mann filter was also stuck on the last round...

my Mann filter was also stuck on the last round had to tear it into two pieces to get it out.. so don't blame the filter.. it's a BMW...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By retiredat44
good luck with the head bolt in block threads.......

good luck with the head bolt in block threads.... they get weak with heat, they may not let go, but you might not know until being put back together.... I would put a plan 'B' together, if you end up...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,187
Posted By retiredat44
I am kind of jealous, I thought about the...

I am kind of jealous, I thought about the Challenger, Charger, Mustang, etc... but the money never came up.. so I went with practicality,, in fact a new house was first on the list... then the chance...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,187
Posted By retiredat44
we bought a new Camry Hybrid, needed...

we bought a new Camry Hybrid, needed reliability.... it is definitely no sports car, and not as comfortable... but it will last longer then me! No more German engineering!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,135
Posted By retiredat44
where are you going to use all of the power? live...

where are you going to use all of the power? live
in the countryside and there are only short stretches where it is only partially safe to open it up a bit... and that's if you don't get caught,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By retiredat44
thermostat? what does that have to do with...

thermostat? what does that have to do with throttle response? The electronics for the throttle are acting up...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By retiredat44
its the fly by wire throttle,,, the plug is...

its the fly by wire throttle,,, the plug is probably damaged, loose, not making contact... check it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,302
Posted By retiredat44
there's always one joker... who trys to change...

there's always one joker... who trys to change the subject... I almost always just leave it in auto, I tried the manual mode a few times, I actually left it in manual mode and ran it up in rpms' in I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 499
Posted By retiredat44
didn't they offer close and wide ratio gear...

didn't they offer close and wide ratio gear boxes? if not that's a shame, that would be the proper way to make it run the way you like...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,135
Posted By retiredat44
don't get mad at me, but my year, 2001 530i with...

don't get mad at me, but my year, 2001 530i with I-6 3.0, the M54 thread in aluminum are too weak (have a very high chance or pulling the threads out during a torqueing)... I would not boost it, nor...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-01-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By retiredat44
buy code reader, reset.. I had to do that after...

buy code reader, reset.. I had to do that after battery was disconnected...
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