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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 798
Posted By Jim Rolando
My car is also running perfectly and has been for...

My car is also running perfectly and has been for a long time. So, I'm drinking good wine while it lasts because some day it will force me back to the screw caps.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By Jim Rolando
I've been using #1 forever. But, every time I...

I've been using #1 forever. But, every time I spill oil onto the floor dumping it into a funnel/milk carton, I swear I'm going to throw it away and get a #4.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Jim Rolando
Yeah, what a night mare for car lovers. I've...

Yeah, what a night mare for car lovers. I've looked at the pictures on several sites. Thankfully they won't be lost.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By Jim Rolando
Mine always spends the winter in the garage....

Mine always spends the winter in the garage. Although, weather permitting, like today, I take it out for a drive every couple weeks to keep things charged up. Twenty miles or so on the freeway seems...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Jim Rolando
Vets in a Sink Hole

I just watched a video of the sink hole that opened up under the Corvette Museum in Kentucky and ate a bunch of them. Thank god they weren't BMWs. But, I'll bet a lot of old guys my age who still use...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Jim Rolando
My bobber acts in a similar manner. When I check...

My bobber acts in a similar manner. When I check my coolant level if it is below the full mark and I give it a tap it often bobs up to where it should be. Or, if it is low and I pull it up by hand it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 572
Posted By Jim Rolando
I haven't had to repair anything in the last...

I haven't had to repair anything in the last three years other than replace the bakes. With that said however, I threw an O2 code day before yesterday. I'll be dealing with that the next time the CEL...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By Jim Rolando
Cange Oil Hot or Cold?

I've been driving cars and changing oil since 1960 and have always followed the belief that one should get their engine/oil hot before changing it because it drains more completely. That may explain...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 850
Posted By Jim Rolando
When I left Manhattan, Montana the other morning...

When I left Manhattan, Montana the other morning for the 200 mile drive back to Missoula, it was -22. At that temp I think it is wise to let things warm up a little and put less stress on everything....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By Jim Rolando
Thanks. yeah, It's really isn't a big problem....

Thanks. yeah, It's really isn't a big problem. I'm just curious as to why it would behave this way . Hell, if worse comes, I'll just duct tape her to the seat.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By Jim Rolando
I understand all of that, and the pulling to hard...

I understand all of that, and the pulling to hard or quickly. But, the needing to turn the car off is the mystery. It is not a big problem because it happens infrequently. But, it is perplexing when...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By Jim Rolando
Passenger Side Seat Belt

Once in awhile, when a passenger, usually my wife, gets into my car, the seat belt harness refuses to extend so it can be snapped into place. If I then turn the car off and restart it, the seat belt...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Jim Rolando
Mine comes on periodically when I start my car....

Mine comes on periodically when I start my car. Then if I hit my brake peddle the lights go out and stay that way again for a few weeks. I assume that it is my brake light switch but, so far it's not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By Jim Rolando
I think that the stretch of 93 I'm remembering is...

I think that the stretch of 93 I'm remembering is north from Panaca to the junction with 50 89 miles. Yep, cops on the highway in Montana are pretty few and far between.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By Jim Rolando
Yeah, it's been 75 now for some time. The Feds...

Yeah, it's been 75 now for some time. The Feds forced the state to adopt a speed limit by threatening to withhold highway dollars. For years there was no day time speed limit but 55 at night. My all...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By Jim Rolando
Going Too Fast!

There was an article in the paper this morning informing us that a guy, a Canadian, was ticketed on I-90 near Billings doing 154 MPH in a BMW. They charged him with felony criminal endangerment and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-28-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Jim Rolando
I bought my car with a rear lip spoiler that the...

I bought my car with a rear lip spoiler that the PO had not bothered to paint, it was just dull gray. I also had a small rust spot starting under the left rear tail light. So, when I had the rest...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,985
Posted By Jim Rolando
I generally get 20 to 21 around town and 28 or 30...

I generally get 20 to 21 around town and 28 or 30 on the highway. But, the other day I was on a short trip and decided to see how well I could do. I put cruise control on exactly 75 mph and drove...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By Jim Rolando
Sounds like my mother when I was little, except...

Sounds like my mother when I was little, except she didn't have a computer, she had to stick a thermometer up my tail pipe.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By Jim Rolando
I did my lights using a 3M kit three years or so...

I did my lights using a 3M kit three years or so ago. Since then I've used Plastx regularly and have had no recurring problems. I ran out of PlastX the other day so I decided to try some Mother's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Jim Rolando
I've been buying Cenex Ethanol Free Premium for...

I've been buying Cenex Ethanol Free Premium for the past two years. I've noticed that my gas mileage has improved probably about 3 MPG. Unfortunately, I can only get it in the spring and summer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By Jim Rolando
Good reminder about gas law problems.

Good reminder about gas law problems.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By Jim Rolando
How to fry road kill on your manifold?

How to fry road kill on your manifold?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By Jim Rolando
I'm not sure how to respond to this one

http://i.imgur.com/gpALGIH.gif

Woman adding a quart of oil to her car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Jim Rolando
Last weekend I took my grandkids to the half way...

Last weekend I took my grandkids to the half way point to return them to their parents. On the way over we cruised along at 70 as we had on several trips during the preceding week of their visit. On...
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