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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,229
Posted By ndz
If I remember correctly, my pre-facelift 2000...

If I remember correctly, my pre-facelift 2000 sedan bumper was just four bolts.

Are post-facelift bumpers more difficult to remove? Or is it the wagons that are different?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 786
Posted By ndz
Maybe my expectations are lower with 90F and 90%...

Maybe my expectations are lower with 90F and 90% humidity in FL.

If your temp goes up when the car is stopped, double check the Aux fan for proper operation. I'm still not convinced your complete...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 786
Posted By ndz
Working A/C should blow 30 to 40 degrees below...

Working A/C should blow 30 to 40 degrees below ambient temp. You're probably not going to get 43F out the vents when its 95F+ out.

I just solved an intermittent A/C compressor issue on one of my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,230
Posted By ndz
The orange sticker at the bottom is the one...

The orange sticker at the bottom is the one telling you if the airbags are disabled. I would guess everyone with rear side airbags activated or not will have the larger warning sticker telling...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,230
Posted By ndz
FYI to those looking at this thread: The...

FYI to those looking at this thread:

The sticker shown here does NOT mean the airbag is factory deactivated. This is just the warning sticker telling children to not lean on the door.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By ndz
The custom mirrors are great but you can...

The custom mirrors are great but you can eliminate blind spots completely by just properly adjusting the standard mirrors. It might take a day to get used to the side mirrors being outward but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By ndz
Just set the side mirrors properly to eliminate...

Just set the side mirrors properly to eliminate blindspots. Here's one of many how-to's:
http://www.linquist.net/motorsports/articles/mirrors

Set them when parked. Not on the interstate as...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-21-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By ndz
If your trailer is under 200lb tongue and 2,000...

If your trailer is under 200lb tongue and 2,000 tow just get the curt hitch. It works great tugging my 5x10 trailer around with my 528i/5. I picked mine up on ebay for $150 but it looks like the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By ndz
I never noticed one with the light beige upper...

I never noticed one with the light beige upper dash. Interesting since it doesn't match the top of the doors.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By ndz
Sounds like HVAC air sampler fan. ...

Sounds like HVAC air sampler fan. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=422191
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 94,954
Posted By ndz
Check the battery voltage before replacing it. ...

Check the battery voltage before replacing it. It may be fine. I just fixed one of my diamond keys by re-flowing cold / cracked solder joints at the battery.

Hardest part is slicing the key...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 773
Posted By ndz
I bought my Bosch from Autohaus. Looked brand...

I bought my Bosch from Autohaus.
Looked brand new to me.
Works perfect.
Old one had 121K.

Consider OFH gasket, OSV, hoses, tensioners, and belts at the same time IF you need them.

I needed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By ndz
Unfortunate circumstances but a good warning to...

Unfortunate circumstances but a good warning to the rest of us.

It sounds like most of the issues are sorted. I'd just drive the hell out of it but keep an eye under the hood for leaks, sounds,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By ndz
Rain recently? Check for water leaking in near...

Rain recently? Check for water leaking in near the amp.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-09-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By ndz
I have a spare working magazine with the slide...

I have a spare working magazine with the slide out trays. Sticker says 8 364 931.

Can let it go for a reasonable price if you're still interested.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By ndz
Or do like this guy and cut your own from a $6...

Or do like this guy and cut your own from a $6 Sams club shade:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2123844-DIY-Custom-Sunshade
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By ndz
Another way to fix PS leaks is to just use a hose...

Another way to fix PS leaks is to just use a hose cutter and take an inch off each leaking end.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By ndz
OFH leaks will collect in the ridges on the side...

OFH leaks will collect in the ridges on the side of the block. Look behind the airbox with a flashlight. If you are on your original alternator, consider changing it at the same time as the OFH...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By ndz
"Not working properly" is quite vague. If the...

"Not working properly" is quite vague. If the cartridge is stuck slap the side of the unit.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By ndz
Anyone know if X5's are susceptible? Assuming...

Anyone know if X5's are susceptible? Assuming not, what's different besides higher intake & ground clearance?

http://youtu.be/vu91lavQ7gQ?t=1m9s
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-18-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,784
Posted By ndz
Find an upholsterer or someone who specializes in...

Find an upholsterer or someone who specializes in headliner repair. Dealer or most indy's will charge you out the wazoo because they have to pay another guy to do it.

You might be able to buy new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By ndz
Your post is hard to understand -- How's your...

Your post is hard to understand -- How's your battery voltage? Compressor may not be turning on.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By ndz
Good idea for a thread. Hydro-lock threads seem...

Good idea for a thread. Hydro-lock threads seem to show up almost once a month. I have been through this and know another locally. Plus the dozens on these forums. BMW's are definitely prone to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By ndz
One or two clicks going up could be the wire...

One or two clicks going up could be the wire popping in and out of the guide tab. I just installed an OEM regulator today and had the clicks until I bent the tab out of the way.

It's a sign of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By ndz
Oh, the rims not the paint... Silver

Oh, the rims not the paint... Silver
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