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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By uncmozo
I rebuild industrial gearboxes for a living and...

I rebuild industrial gearboxes for a living and always use Permatex RTV ultra blue. These gearboxes usually run at about 140 degrees operating temperature and normally run 24/7. In 14 years, I've...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By uncmozo
While you've got the intake manifold off, change...

While you've got the intake manifold off, change out your CCV. It's a fairly inexpensive part, but difficult to change. You've already done most of the work in removing the manifold, and they're...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By uncmozo
As Scott says, there is a GIANT thread here....

As Scott says, there is a GIANT thread here. Covers all your problems.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By uncmozo
By 'under cover' I'm assuming you mean splash...

By 'under cover' I'm assuming you mean splash guard mounted behind the bottom of the front bumper.

Sounds like you found some small steel balls and you think it's remnants of a water pump...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By uncmozo
I have an Actron also. Use the 'search' feature...

I have an Actron also. Use the 'search' feature and you will find MORE than enough info on this subject. I has been beaten to death on this forum.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By uncmozo
Fiddled with the door for 2 hours? What was your...

Fiddled with the door for 2 hours? What was your date doing all that time?

Replace the broken handle.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By uncmozo
Probably damaged wiring where the wire travels...

Probably damaged wiring where the wire travels from the car body to the trunk (boot) lid. Pull back the rubber 'tube' between the trunk lid and the car body and look inside. Wires tend to fray from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By uncmozo
Jim's got it right. Titanium nitrate is only a...

Jim's got it right. Titanium nitrate is only a coating on the bit, try cobalt or carbide.

Jerry
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By uncmozo
Very basic check would be a compression test on...

Very basic check would be a compression test on all cylinders. At the same time, you would get to see the condition of each spark plug as you removed it, which would give you even more information....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By uncmozo
Re-using old gaskets is never a good idea. Even...

Re-using old gaskets is never a good idea. Even though they are not leaking, the odds are you will somehow damage them while removing the valve covers. Gaskets are fairly cheap and in planning a job...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By uncmozo
I've read the linked thread a couple times and my...

I've read the linked thread a couple times and my head is spinning. No one on that thread has an answer to the OP's question. If anything, I'm more confused than ever. Closest I can guess from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By uncmozo
CCV valve?

CCV valve?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By uncmozo
Here are pictures of the inside of your fan...

Here are pictures of the inside of your fan motor. Not much chance of a repair.

Jerry
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By uncmozo
What do mean? I didn't full understand what you...

What do mean? I didn't full understand what you said.


I think he means you have to open up the cd player and clean and lube the spindle that turns the cd. Also might want to do the same to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 33,187
Posted By uncmozo
Yes I am. I'm not really sure this whole public...

Yes I am. I'm not really sure this whole public relations game, this marketing experiment, really belongs here. These guys are Bimmerfest 'sponsors'? Give me a break. What have they actually...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 33,187
Posted By uncmozo
Two units working. Now there's a record to be...

Two units working. Now there's a record to be proud of!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks bud, but I think I'll pass.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 33,187
Posted By uncmozo
Does anyone out there - ANYONE - have one of...

Does anyone out there - ANYONE - have one of these units that work as they're supposed to? I'm not sure if we're hearing the full story with all the complaints. I'd be interested in knowing if there...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By uncmozo
I've replaced mine twice, once on each BMW I've...

I've replaced mine twice, once on each BMW I've owned. The part stuck in the trunk lid is easy.
Get an electric drill and drill a small hole and use an easy-out, or cut a screwdriver slot and back...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By uncmozo
That's the one I have & I'm happy with it.

That's the one I have & I'm happy with it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-28-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 33,187
Posted By uncmozo
Interested in what? This thing looks like a...

Interested in what? This thing looks like a disaster.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By uncmozo
There seems to be no specific milage to...

There seems to be no specific milage to repair/replace the DISA valve. In your case, it would be preventive maintenance. If you decide on PM, Gary's upgrade kit is the way to go. He's upgraded the...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-06-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,415
Posted By uncmozo
Thanks Oxide for providing the link!

Thanks Oxide for providing the link!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By uncmozo
Funny, the guy is "Coolrunnings" and he blew his...

Funny, the guy is "Coolrunnings" and he blew his radiator on day 1. Probably not very funny to him, but there is a bit of irony here.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 740
Posted By uncmozo
Yes, I changed out the head unit to a Pioneer...

Yes, I changed out the head unit to a Pioneer touchscreen double-DIN.

The HAT's come with a mid-range, it comes mounted on the speaker like a coaxial, but it can be removed with a bolt that holds...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 740
Posted By uncmozo
I replaced my front door speakers with Hybrid...

I replaced my front door speakers with Hybrid Audio Technology (HAT) 6.5" Imagine speakers over a year ago. Sound is fantastic. 12Velectronics sells an adapter that allows you to mount 6.5" speakers...
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