Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 998
Search took 3.44 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: doru
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,427
Posted By doru
Actually I like the auto lights & rain sensing...

Actually I like the auto lights & rain sensing wiper feature. And there are numerous other features, that can be turned on or off, so this thread....hm,hm,hm

if you don't like a feature, just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,631
Posted By doru
Arghh....I just slapped my hands while typing...

Arghh....I just slapped my hands while typing this.....:mad:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By doru
I used Leatherique (straight from them, and they...

I used Leatherique (straight from them, and they did answer all my questions back then), for the last 8 years. Every 2nd year, I give the seats a good treatment. The leather looks barely worn, so I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 722
Posted By doru
I love the "Lifetime" NPG coolant hype. As if the...

I love the "Lifetime" NPG coolant hype. As if the anti-oxydants & inhibitors in this brand never wear out.........
But, yes at that price is not economical to flush it out every 2-3 years. It's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By doru
By what the technician wrote, I gather you have 2...

By what the technician wrote, I gather you have 2 problems.
The 1st is a ticking bomb, and should be addressed ASAP. It's your DISA valve. Pull it out and test it to see if the internal diaphragm is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 58,586
Posted By doru
How to change the temperature buffer of the KTMP...

How to change the temperature buffer of the KTMP DIY (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1013600)

This will allow to actually "see" the needle swing between 11 o'clock and 1 o'clock...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 657
Posted By doru
Beg to differ. Running with close to empty fuel...

Beg to differ. Running with close to empty fuel tank is a VERY BAD habit and/or advice for ANY MAKE car. The gasoline lubricates & cools the pump.

Here is what Scotty Kilmer has to say about this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By doru
Good catch

Good catch
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By doru
Get a new secondary WP (the one you by-passed),...

Get a new secondary WP (the one you by-passed), install everything as it should. Then, as suggested above, bleed the car correctly. Removing the aux WP will NOT allow you to bleed correctly the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 907
Posted By doru
JDeGraff9, here is what I would do if I were you...

JDeGraff9, here is what I would do if I were you (I had the intermittent trifecta not too long ago):

First, pull out all wheel sensors and clean them (this is not to troubleshoot - the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By doru
Here are the GM guidelines on using the AC Delco...

Here are the GM guidelines on using the AC Delco Upper Engine & Fuel Injector Cleaner - they note NOT to let the cleaner soak more than 1 Hr:
"
Some GM service procedures may advise to de-carbon...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By doru
Poolman, if I were you, I would get the Stewart...

Poolman, if I were you, I would get the Stewart WP. More $$, but it moves more coolant, and the KTMP will be a few C lower - extends the life of the plastics.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By doru
OK, thanks. I don't seem to find the Restore...

OK, thanks. I don't seem to find the Restore product locally. Do you think Seafoam in the gas will have the same result?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By doru
Hey Poolman, how's the oil usage coming along? I...

Hey Poolman, how's the oil usage coming along? I noticed you chimed in Mlody's thread.
Right now, my oil consumption went from 1qt/600 miles to 1qt/2500 miles - this is after the Lubro-Moly flush...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,864
Posted By doru
Good choice. :thumbup:

Good choice. :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By doru
Try the easy thing first (although it might point...

Try the easy thing first (although it might point to the center bearing), but nonetheless. Check this out (http://bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/196703).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,131
Posted By doru
The interesting part about oil analysis is this:...

The interesting part about oil analysis is this: You run a good synthetic oil (Let's say BMW approved LL01), and you follow the BMW scheduled maintenance. After the 15 or 20 K miles whenever the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By doru
That P0171 code points to a "vacuum leak"? You...

That P0171 code points to a "vacuum leak"? You might have a cracked gasket/hose or similar that opens up once the engine starts warming up, maybe?
Also the no start etc. almost looks like a failing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,131
Posted By doru
Just like the 2 year coolant flush (Mike Miller)....

Just like the 2 year coolant flush (Mike Miller). Those plastic & rubber components seem to last longer.

I'm no expert, but doing "my" (preventative) maintenance never left me stranded. I might...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,864
Posted By doru
Those are easy visible. On the rear shelf (I know...

Those are easy visible. On the rear shelf (I know because I have them), they are 3 of them. I can take a pic later in the evening when I get back home, so you can see them.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,864
Posted By doru
You must have a day or so of vacation, no? I...

You must have a day or so of vacation, no? I would hop on a plane Friday afternoon, do the deeds and drive right back. According to Google maps it's a 9 Hr drive.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,864
Posted By doru
And here is a manual with 131k on the clock...

And here is a manual with 131k on the clock (http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-BMW-5-Series-d1628?sourceContext=criteo&showListingId=105162566#listing=105162566). Sorry, also in Tx, but only 4500....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,864
Posted By doru
Why don't you get the one I posted for you with...

Why don't you get the one I posted for you with sport package? This one (http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-BMW-5-Series-d1628?sourceContext=criteo&showListingId=104974122#listing=104974122). Has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By doru
What Jim said. usually the rear ball joints are...

What Jim said.
usually the rear ball joints are the buggers that kill the tires. They are the 1st ones to futz with camber, but really easy to change if you have the special tool.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,131
Posted By doru
The plastic guides have some sort of Teflon in...

The plastic guides have some sort of Teflon in them I believe.
The guides get killed by not changing the tensioners & by extended oil changes.
Old tensioners allow slack, which allows "slap" on the...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 998

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms