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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 44,938
Posted By riro424
Ding the gong for you too, Papabear! Hope to...

Ding the gong for you too, Papabear!

Hope to have your zero maintenance track record after the conversion.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 44,938
Posted By riro424
Thanks for your inputs, Chisum & Chief! ...

Thanks for your inputs, Chisum & Chief!

Count me in as a convert for my 2003 525i w/103K. It's been 6 years/50K since the cooling system overhaul so I'm due for some new coolant.

Just ordered...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 44,665
Posted By riro424
Combo bit (don't know if this is a correct term)...

Combo bit (don't know if this is a correct term) that is a one piece cast bit. The tip is not hardened so it kept slipping and stripping....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 44,665
Posted By riro424
I don't know enough about the GM tranny, but...

I don't know enough about the GM tranny, but there are plenty of others who have written about their GM fluid change.

Sorry I can't be of more help, but I can only speak for the ZF tranny on my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 44,665
Posted By riro424
Here's my fluid triple play write up. The...

Here's my fluid triple play write up. The drain/fill info is in there. Spend a few minutes reading it, and it might save you some time later.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 44,665
Posted By riro424
Check the tag on your transmission to see if you...

Check the tag on your transmission to see if you have the ZF 5HP19 (aka A5S 325Z). If so, you can use any ATF that is BMW LT71141 compatible such as the Castro Import Multi-vehicle ATF (double check...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 44,665
Posted By riro424
Thanks for the correction. The compatibility was...

Thanks for the correction. The compatibility was what I meant (I've edited my post).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 44,665
Posted By riro424
I used ramps on the front and jack stands on the...

I used ramps on the front and jack stands on the back by using the differential as the jack point.

Here's my triple play write-up (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=260725). The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By riro424
Likely culprit is the oil filter housing (OFH)...

Likely culprit is the oil filter housing (OFH) gasket. $6 part but 4 hours of wrench time.

Start here (CN90's DIYs are very helpful):
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=414315
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By riro424
Had a similar intermittent issue with my right...

Had a similar intermittent issue with my right tail lamp when the car was 6 years old. The cause was corrosion of several male pins in the connector. I wasn't able to find out if connector pins (or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 58,312
Posted By riro424
Pep Boys - Bosch Battery Group 49

I just replaced my 4-year old Wally EverStart Group 49 ($63 back in 12/08) after it failed to start the E39 a couple weeks back (car sat idle for 4-5 days in near freezing temp). Although a charger...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 18,347
Posted By riro424
Letter from Bill Dodge Auto Group

I wonder how many of us in the Group Buy will get this letter (dated 11/9/2012)? In my emails with Ron V @ Bill Dodge BMW back in 10/2011, he mentioned setting up a wholesale account so that he...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,317
Posted By riro424
Big loss for the bimmerfest community. :(

Big loss for the bimmerfest community. :(
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,908
Posted By riro424
I replace my factory battery with a Wally...

I replace my factory battery with a Wally EverStart Group 49 back in Dec 2008 for $66 (core exchanged). Still cranking away...

The Wally battery is about 1/4 inch shorter and should be shimmed at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,664
Posted By riro424
At 85,000 miles... DISA ('Fest group buy) ...

At 85,000 miles...

DISA ('Fest group buy)
CCV (hoses very brittle but no mayo)
OFH gasket, TB gasket, PF housing hose/clamps, misc washers, chain tensioner, and drive belts (and cleaned crap...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-04-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By riro424
Yes indeed. You are now the proud owner of an...

Yes indeed. You are now the proud owner of an E39 pre-teenager who will give you both joy and grief.

To learn more about the world you have just entered, do a search on "bluebee canonical".
Forum: 5 Series DIY 11-03-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 47,923
Posted By riro424
Here's a 35K report on the MaxLife ATF. The...

Here's a 35K report on the MaxLife ATF. The color was a cherry cough medicine red when it was new, and it came out looking like grape juice. The original Esso was gray so that might have something...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-01-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,914
Posted By riro424
Thanks for the heads up Doru.

Thanks for the heads up Doru.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-31-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,914
Posted By riro424
Three hours sounds reasonable... It took me...

Three hours sounds reasonable...

It took me about 8 hours since I was also repairing a PS fluid leak (replaced the braid-covered hose) and cleaning oily residue off the engine, suspension, frame,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 18,186
Posted By riro424
Thanks Doru. Just done mine while changing my...

Thanks Doru. Just done mine while changing my OFH gasket.
Forum: 5 Series DIY 10-12-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 76,986
Posted By riro424
Mystery solved thanks to Fudman's pics. It's the...

Mystery solved thanks to Fudman's pics. It's the o-ring holding the insulation halves together on the CCV.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=206738&d=1257119976
Forum: 5 Series DIY 10-09-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 76,986
Posted By riro424
+1 Just replaced my CCV and also found one as...

+1 Just replaced my CCV and also found one as well. I've got the old parts so I will look for a similar o-ring.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 18,347
Posted By riro424
Just placed my order for a 2003 525I version @...

Just placed my order for a 2003 525I version @ $157.09. Ron @ dealer said PN is sold out but will ship on Thursday. Grand total shipped to Chicago area residential address was $171.59. Thanks...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,302
Posted By riro424
Enjoy the scenery in PA and eastern OH cause once...

Enjoy the scenery in PA and eastern OH cause once you hit the prairie, there isn't much to see until Chicago.

If you've got an EZPass, you'll still need cash for the OH Turnpike ($10). Make sure...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,302
Posted By riro424
I wasn't necessarily referring to roadside...

I wasn't necessarily referring to roadside emergencies for the E39. ;)
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