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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By retiredat44
sell for parts, engine and trans are worth good...

sell for parts, engine and trans are worth good money, so are any and all parts... sue the scumbag, they will attach his wages, whenever he works... I have done this to the uninsured in California,,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 01:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,102
Posted By retiredat44
I had my BMW 530i (I-6) head checked for...

I had my BMW 530i (I-6) head checked for straightness free, then had a shop cut it between .005 and .006. And they pressure checked it, all for about $90.00. I used an oversized head gasket, and also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By retiredat44
I meant comparing the same BMW line of cars with...

I meant comparing the same BMW line of cars with and without the suspension package and handling.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By retiredat44
I have one suggestion: Not sure where you live,...

I have one suggestion:
Not sure where you live, but, the community colleges have an engine rebuilding class. They have the tools, you just take the class.
Get it done for only the cost of parts....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By retiredat44
I concur, these cars must have an excellent...

I concur, these cars must have an excellent battery. I have the group 49.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:33 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 57,292
Posted By retiredat44
sorry if this was talked about, but what's up...

sorry if this was talked about, but what's up with the white facia on the instrument gauges? I like them, just asking, how did you do it, aftermarket addons? I too have a 530i. Very nice.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By retiredat44
I have a question about M Sport suspension. My...

I have a question about M Sport suspension. My 2001 530i has the sport suspension package, it came stock with the car. it has the M Steering wheel. The car handles very good, it also sits very low....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,167
Posted By retiredat44
Lightbulb holy crap! I wondered what that thing does! Well,...

holy crap! I wondered what that thing does! Well, when I pass a skunk, I still smell the damned thing! Maybe I didn't have the air stuff set correctly for it to stop me from smelling it?? wth?? ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By retiredat44
opening the heater might only buy you a very...

opening the heater might only buy you a very short distance... it will not save you from ruining the car..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By retiredat44
just saying, the computer check is more then...

just saying, the computer check is more then alignment, it finds any problems and tells you much more then you think. If you are confident that it is a bushing, a bearing, etc... but if a worn...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By retiredat44
take it to a frame and collision repair shop,...

take it to a frame and collision repair shop, they will check the alignment with pinpoint accuracy for alignment stuff, and an excellent computer printout.. I had one done on a Camry, the cost was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 395
Posted By retiredat44
I wonder if the VANOS somehow failed.. has anyone...

I wonder if the VANOS somehow failed.. has anyone opened it up before to do any work on the top end? Maybe they did something... what are the symptoms? does the car run?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By retiredat44
I accidently broke my hose where doing engine...

I accidently broke my hose where doing engine work I could not find the proper hose, so I took some hydraulic hose, stuff some liquid silicone in both end and put the broken end inside the 6" of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 36,771
Posted By retiredat44
well, there is no market for the old Silverline...

well, there is no market for the old Silverline unit so, not much else to do with it.. mine came with he car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By retiredat44
bubbles are bad... hopefully, you can catch the...

bubbles are bad... hopefully, you can catch the system before the threads get pulled, if it is a head gasket, rethreading the block sucks.. I had no warning, I just get a call from my wife saying it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 395
Posted By retiredat44
btw, working on the cams is very easy....

btw, working on the cams is very easy. Positioning them for install is simple. At least that's how I see it. As long as you follow procedure, you are fine. TDC is no problem. The only problem would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 395
Posted By retiredat44
cam position sensor.

cam position sensor.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-11-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By retiredat44
2001 BMW 530i Auto (Steptronic Transmission) ...

2001 BMW 530i
Auto (Steptronic Transmission)
6 Cylinder engine (fast, great gas mileage)
Suspension package
RWD
Very good tires (bought new 2013)
New brakes
Runs great
Many new parts. (head...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By retiredat44
cooling system is a must. I just went through a...

cooling system is a must. I just went through a head gasket,, as I did not have any papers from buying the car used, saying the cooling system was every overhauled. the result was a blown head gasket...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By retiredat44
I too am leaving BMW, we bought a new Camry...

I too am leaving BMW, we bought a new Camry Hybrid. I am selling the BMW now. The blown head gasket repair put the final decision to rest. But, biggest part of the decision was that due to very, very...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By retiredat44
I just bought one from a store in California....

I just bought one from a store in California. $30, with 3 day shipping it is $35.00 in the USA.
http://www.obdinnovations.com/srs-airbag-scan-and-reset-tool-for-bmw/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 793
Posted By retiredat44
I bought our 530i with 120 k miles, at 140,000...

I bought our 530i with 120 k miles, at 140,000 miles the cooling system blew the head gasket..

I would check all hoses, replace water pump, thermostat, any gaskets that might, could, or do leak.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By retiredat44
my battery wasn't happy after a few weeks of it...

my battery wasn't happy after a few weeks of it sitting either, and it's anew Group #49. I had to use a battery charger. It also seems it wants a long drive, it likes that better than along trickle...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By retiredat44
There is a guy in these BMW forums who has some...

There is a guy in these BMW forums who has some buttons for sale.. I think a website is http://ihkabuttons.com/ , but not sure if it is his. Also, be careful with the headliner, it stains very...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 70,098
Posted By retiredat44
MY 2001 530i was not running as well as before....

MY 2001 530i was not running as well as before. This was about July. I decided to check my DISA. The flap was broken. I checked my car with a scanner, and it said that bank 01 and 02 were running...
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