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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
A manual won't have a neutral switch. It MAY have...

A manual won't have a neutral switch. It MAY have a disengage switch on the clutch pedal. It will either be a physical switch on the pedal bracket, or it will be inductive in a composite induction...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
That is too low, for sure. If you have a good...

That is too low, for sure.
If you have a good sized soldering iron (none of this small electronic pcb stuff, a good sized iron otherwise you won't have enough heat) you can easily replace the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
The Valeo alternator should have a sticker in the...

The Valeo alternator should have a sticker in the top that identifies it.
I just rebuilt the Valeo in my sons 528i (it should have been a Bosch, but was replaced with a Valeo at some point) as...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-05-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 989
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
My E39 :) Absinthe makes the tart grow...

My E39 :)

Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
Mine is 8/97 and I can confirm there is no vanos

Mine is 8/97 and I can confirm there is no vanos
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
Did you check the manifold for leaks along that...

Did you check the manifold for leaks along that bank of cylinders?


Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
Ordinarily I hate to be negative... But I've...

Ordinarily I hate to be negative... But I've seen this kind of thing before.
If it was just one of the two holes that had been broken through, yeah a bit of metal epoxy might do the trick. But...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,136
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
Well, $5 for the can of paint.... Absinthe...

Well, $5 for the can of paint....

Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2017, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
But... It's going to come off again at the worst...

But... It's going to come off again at the worst possible time, allowing your starter to come away...

Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
Replacing the brush pack is not difficult....

Replacing the brush pack is not difficult. Getting the alternator out however is.
A 32mm open ended spanner for the fan clutch (it is a left hand thread). Take the radiator shroud out too. You can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,136
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
Would you be willing to part with your original...

Would you be willing to part with your original grilles?

Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
It cost me less to buy and import a manual...

It cost me less to buy and import a manual transmission from the USA to Australia (and pay the freight and import duty) and source the other parts I needed from the UK than it was to either replace...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-01-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
You'll need to add a loom, add an EGS, remove...

You'll need to add a loom, add an EGS, remove some wiring and modify some others. It would be a lot more labour intensive with regard to fitting the new loom than the auto-manual swap that's for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
Did you get a picture of the section that did the...

Did you get a picture of the section that did the damage anyway?
If it's done serious enough damage to your subframe (unlikely but still a possibility) it could even be a statutory write off, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-27-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
Neither can I Absinthe makes the tart grow...

Neither can I

Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder.
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-26-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,057
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
My eldest son had an E36 328i for his second car,...

My eldest son had an E36 328i for his second car, which is a good introduction to the BMW maintenance merry-go-'round. My middle just recently bought an E39 528i for his second car. He's just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-26-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,136
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
OCD works too... In Roman Numerals O=0 C=100...

OCD works too... In Roman Numerals
O=0
C=100
D=500


Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,136
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
I'm trying to find the older E39 'slim' fit...

I'm trying to find the older E39 'slim' fit grilles, with the edge that doesn't sit out over the front.
The type they had before the first facelift in 98
They're not easily found that's for sure....
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-25-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
It isn't in the tray in the boot{trunk} lid? ...

It isn't in the tray in the boot{trunk} lid?

Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2016, 01:12 AM
Replies: 1,135
Views: 62,846
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
Watched it click over 300000km. Still on...

Watched it click over 300000km.
Still on original guides and radiator over 19 years after manufacture :)

Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder.
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-19-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
My E39 let's me turn the AC off and it stays off...

My E39 let's me turn the AC off and it stays off until I turn it back on again..

Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
Recheck the connections where the seat belt clips...

Recheck the connections where the seat belt clips plug in under the seats. It's a know failure point.

Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
Check the diff mounts Absinthe makes the...

Check the diff mounts

Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
It could also be cats breaking down and rattling...

It could also be cats breaking down and rattling too...

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,542
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
I'm at 19 years on original radiator, it's...

I'm at 19 years on original radiator, it's showing no sign of failure but I'm budgeting for a cooling system overhaul in the near future.

Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder.
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