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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2013, 09:31 AM
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Views: 207
Posted By bakdoc66
Coolant Leak on Cool down

Hi All,
I've not seen anyone describe this specific issue before, so here goes: I'm getting a coolant leak (approx 1 cup) 2-3 hours after the car has been parked. Coolant appears from under left...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,549
Posted By bakdoc66
Thanks for all the ideas, but It's a coolant leak...

Thanks for all the ideas, but It's a coolant leak from the expansion tank/radiator connection. I can hear a hissing noise from there and when I press the expansion tank toward the radiator, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,549
Posted By bakdoc66
After tasting the cats and dogs urine, the cats...

After tasting the cats and dogs urine, the cats was quite bitter, one of the dog's was sour, the other was sweet (but he has diabetes).

I'll have time this afternoon to take a look at the above...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,549
Posted By bakdoc66
Puddle near left front tire??

This morning I found a small puddle (approx 8oz) of clear, slick-feeling fluid under the left front tire. Fluid had a sweet smell to it. Coolant level checked out ok, no apparent leaks when I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,505
Posted By bakdoc66
I had a (previous thread) odd coolant leak. ...

I had a (previous thread) odd coolant leak. Determined it was a bad expansion tank. Replaced yesterday because of a leak in the top shoulder part of tank, but not on the seam. Fortunately it was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,287
Posted By bakdoc66
I've had both rear door vapor barrier issues. ...

I've had both rear door vapor barrier issues. And last month it was the right rear door drain holes getting gunked. Ugh.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By bakdoc66
No leak while the car is running. Forgot to...

No leak while the car is running. Forgot to mention that.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By bakdoc66
"Odd" Coolant Leak

I searched this site (pretty well I think) but I didn't see my particular issue. Last December and at 75000 miles, I replaced my entire cooling system. Over the past few weeks I've noticed a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,717
Posted By bakdoc66
Sorry for your loss, and glad to hear everyone...

Sorry for your loss, and glad to hear everyone walked away from the crash. I'm a chiro in Ohio, and it's very important to get evaluated and treated somewhere ASAP. The effects of your injuries may...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 21,095
Posted By bakdoc66
Appears as though the Stewart/EMB is only for a...

Appears as though the Stewart/EMB is only for a 525 or 530. Of the remaining options any recommendations for a 2003 540/6 (68k miles) as I think mine is beginning to crater? I'm leaning toward metal...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By bakdoc66
Can you affect camber (or toe) by curb rashing...

Can you affect camber (or toe) by curb rashing the left front six months ago? Ugh if true.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By bakdoc66
Uneven tire wear

Noticed today that the left front tire is showing excessive tread wear as compared to the other three. It's the outer quarter of the tire. Don't know if this is important but the tires are 18"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,336
Posted By bakdoc66
56k. I've put 10k on it since purchase last...

56k. I've put 10k on it since purchase last April. Original cooling system. Replaced FSU, no other repairs. (knock wood.....fingers crossed......hold breath, etc.)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 29,032
Posted By bakdoc66
Good thread. 53K 2003 540i6 Bought...

Good thread.

53K

2003 540i6

Bought with 44K. Since ownership April 2009: Cabin filters DIY, FSU (nervous, but VERY DIY, then angry what dealership wanted to charge for repair), oil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,295
Posted By bakdoc66
E39 at Barrett Jackson??

To my recollection I've never seen any BMW's at that event and I know they auction mostly American muscle cars, but I think I'd be cool to see one roll across the stage someday. :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By bakdoc66
My AM trip is less than 15 minutes, so is there a...

My AM trip is less than 15 minutes, so is there a difference btw 20 degrees for warm-up versus 0 degrees warm-up and the potential for engine problems?? Not sure we're comparing apples to apples...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-04-2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,065
Posted By bakdoc66
I've had mine for 8 months and have done 2 DIY,...

I've had mine for 8 months and have done 2 DIY, cabin filters (funny....no sweat) and the blower resistor (nervously........no sweat). Paid for oil change and rear door vapor barrier (didn't know...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,477
Posted By bakdoc66
Thanks all for the input. The wheels are now off...

Thanks all for the input. The wheels are now off the car, replaced with Dunlop Winter Sport M2's. Didn't know they'd be directionals.

Rash IS pretty small, unless you're in a brightly lit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,477
Posted By bakdoc66
Looks like I've been beaten to the punch for the...

Looks like I've been beaten to the punch for the tire pressures info., good pics BTW. $50 may be worth the aggravation and the lack of expertise.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,477
Posted By bakdoc66
Happy to post a pic of the tire inflation info. ...

Happy to post a pic of the tire inflation info. Look for it this evening in a separate post.

I'm putting on the winter tires (and wheels) that came with the car tomorrow. Driving it to NC this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,477
Posted By bakdoc66
The tires are Michelin Pilot Sports, looks like...

The tires are Michelin Pilot Sports, looks like they may have a rim guard.

I know the rash could be worse, but I've only had the car 6 months, ugh.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,477
Posted By bakdoc66
Sorry, hope these pics help.

Sorry, hope these pics help.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,477
Posted By bakdoc66
Wheel rash......fix it or replace with new??

Not paying attention and curb rashed my left front style 37 wheel last night pulling into a restaurant parking space. :mad: Gashed a 5 inch line along the wheel lip near the tire. :cry: Anyone...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,464
Posted By bakdoc66
I've used maguire's and black box, but I really...

I've used maguire's and black box, but I really really like the shine, towell throw, and ease of JaxWax....a little definitely goes a long way.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,784
Posted By bakdoc66
Living in Honolulu and 22k on the car........how...

Living in Honolulu and 22k on the car........how far can you go in HI? Must have a daily commute of what...300 feet?!?
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