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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,592
Posted By z_driver
Off the cuff

Read the orignal post but didn't read any of the rest of this thread so this may not be very original but at least it's an unbiased opinion.

#1) I love driving my 528iA. It's 300 miles to work...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,162
Posted By z_driver
Great trick.

Trunk wouldn't latch properly. Took it apart**. Saw the spring was broken. Re-bent a new hooked end on the spring. Good as new.

**Just for the record, didn't have the T-27 to remove the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,495
Posted By z_driver
Dennis: Very nice install. Love your out of the...

Dennis: Very nice install. Love your out of the way sub and the custom driver enclosures. Good work!

I have a question about the amp enclosure on the picture below. Do you know if the entire...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,772
Posted By z_driver
+1 I've always been partial to Nakamichi...

+1

I've always been partial to Nakamichi head units and as far as I can tell, they still provide BMW orange lighting for all their models.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By z_driver
Congrats! That's a feel good post if ever I read...

Congrats! That's a feel good post if ever I read one. :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By z_driver
You'll want to start out by finding out what...

You'll want to start out by finding out what codes it's throwing and looking those up online. Remedying that or those(as the case may be) should probably be your first objective.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-28-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,248
Posted By z_driver
In response to the original post: Bad rap,...

In response to the original post: Bad rap, dealers just trying to cover overhead...

I know a few car dealers.  Certainly good people but for the most part they're not too interested in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-27-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By z_driver
Really big job.  Interesting to see the...

Really big job.  Interesting to see the wiring harness like that!  Keep those pix coming.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-27-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By z_driver
Well, good for you.  Sincerely hope...

Well, good for you.  Sincerely hope everything works out for you with the new car.  And I wouldn't worry about it too much.  You'll still have a bunch of second cousins once removed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-23-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,767
Posted By z_driver
Yeah, not sure what to make of that other than...

Yeah, not sure what to make of that other than that particular PDF doesn't appear to be the latest version. 

My rudimentary attempt to decipher the code yeilds:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-23-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,767
Posted By z_driver
Jurid shoes

Well, here is a picture of the Jurid pads I replaced with Centic's. In general appearance the Jurids seem to be of higher quality and they have friction code markings that seem to correlate with pad...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By z_driver
How are your blinkers?

Looks like it could be a bmw relay from an ebay search.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,767
Posted By z_driver
Wow! Now that's some dry reading. ;)  While...

Wow! Now that's some dry reading. ;)  While I didn't either, I did notice a few things looking through that pdf.  First, that doc's for three years, April 2008- April of 2011.  Second,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,093
Posted By z_driver
Noticed you haven't gotten a lot of quality...

Noticed you haven't gotten a lot of quality responses. ;) I'm no expert, but I think the camshaft timing... Vanos unit can cause that type of rough starting. You said you have a new engine, but I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,767
Posted By z_driver
BP396 Bosch QuietCast Premium rear pads

$35 for 4 pads, 1 tube of lube/glue and 1 sensor. Looks like they are rated FF.

Found very little technical info online, even at the Bosch website so thought I'd post a pic for the forum's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,406
Posted By z_driver
Very nice. I can only imagine how well that goes...

Very nice. I can only imagine how well that goes with silver and bmw logo caps. :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By z_driver
Very nice! I've been looking for a 3 spoke wheel...

Very nice! I've been looking for a 3 spoke wheel that's leather, a bit thicker and has some wood(en) trim. I thought I was asking too much until this post.

So do all the buttons work? Any issues...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By z_driver
That's like music to my ears. I'll be...

That's like music to my ears.

I'll be going through the engine as money/time becomes available. This morning I noticed getting 10+ on the "Energy Control" gauge(which still might not be great)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By z_driver
Alright, it is odd though. In this case it was a...

Alright, it is odd though. In this case it was a bit of an unwanted gain. The goal is/was fuel economy, not more power. By the way it's rolling now, I just can't see it getting 270 miles to a tank...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By z_driver
Haha! Not a problem but the butt dino's not...

Haha! Not a problem but the butt dino's not lying... we're in another league now! It's racing around like I've got a V8. I'm actually going to have to learn to drive this thing! However, I'm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By z_driver
Nice! New post cat oxygen sensors installed

Two codes since purchasing this car a few weeks ago and just got around to dealing with the first of them. It's a generic P0155 which is the first O2 sensor on bank #2. I believe that's the post...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,853
Posted By z_driver
That's a great reference for anyone buying parts...

That's a great reference for anyone buying parts online.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,496
Posted By z_driver
I have one bar filled with mostly Matco sockets...

I have one bar filled with mostly Matco sockets and 3/8" wrench of the same, a black chrome Crescent wrench, a really nice pair of German channel lock pliers(not sure of the brand right now), a set...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,496
Posted By z_driver
A nice plastic 'n rubber squeegee for cleaning...

A nice plastic 'n rubber squeegee for cleaning the rear window on foggy morns, California car duster, and a small set of high quality tools in an army amo box. A silver window shade that doubles as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By z_driver
I can't help you much but I'll give you a "bump"...

I can't help you much but I'll give you a "bump" because your'e absolutely right about the helpful people. :thumbup:
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