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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,612
Posted By Solo1
I "think " I looked, it was a wild constraint, I...

I "think " I looked, it was a wild constraint, I still didn't find of which you would speak. It "should" be there, but it's not, and equally naked I am with a blown cylinder head! And anyway that was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,612
Posted By Solo1
Thanks. Yes I meant 13 :) I'll pass that on...

Thanks. Yes I meant 13 :) I'll pass that on to my mechanic about hose #9. He hates it when I quote the forum pros :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,612
Posted By Solo1
Thanks much for the education. I guess the main...

Thanks much for the education. I guess the main and rod bearings are another level I haven't worked my way down to yet in the engine. This is my first trip to the cylinder head :) I think the water...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,612
Posted By Solo1
Thx Sigma. Pardon my ignorance, but which...

Thx Sigma. Pardon my ignorance, but which bearings were you referring to? I know not wheel bearings :-)

Also, In above post, I meant to ask if I should send fuel injectors out for testing /...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,612
Posted By Solo1
Oh, I forgot to ask... Any recommendations for...

Oh, I forgot to ask... Any recommendations for items to address while engine is apart?

Did Besian (sp) vanos fix, CCV, oil filter housing, and a bunch of the other standard required fixes over...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,612
Posted By Solo1
bkgreene - no problem, happy to share. ...

bkgreene - no problem, happy to share.

cn90. Thx for reply, yes mechanic plans on using BMW head gasket only. Also, thanks for your many posts re cooling system issues. Have visited them many...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,612
Posted By Solo1
yeah. Have had overheating problems every 6...

yeah. Have had overheating problems every 6 months on this car for 5 years (1998 528I A with m52 engine)... did all the cooling system replacements, but kept coming back.

About 60 days ago, got a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,612
Posted By Solo1
Thanks for the reply. In my research I did...

Thanks for the reply. In my research I did discover the fact that the pre-9/98 builds have an iron block, but I didn't know that translates into no possible engine block thread damage with a blown...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,612
Posted By Solo1
Labor hours required: cylinder head replace / repair or engine swap

Have done search (thanks Bluebee!), but few finds that provide answers in terms of labor hours required.

I am negotiating with my mechanic re: cost of either a m52, single vanos head cylinder...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,474
Posted By Solo1
oh, wow that was a much easier explanation....!! ...

oh, wow that was a much easier explanation....!! thanks!

my one touch down works, its the up I'm worried about. Will test tomorrow.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,474
Posted By Solo1
I am having same issue after car stereo system...

I am having same issue after car stereo system install. I can make no sense of the way the above info is written. Course, I know nothin about electonics!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,359
Posted By Solo1
also got a URO window regulator from AutohausAz....

also got a URO window regulator from AutohausAz. Installed this week. Worked after install. Great price, time will tell.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,262
Posted By Solo1
Congrats on the new purchase. Here is a link...

Congrats on the new purchase. Here is a link summarizing the sound upgrade issues that I just worked through. Must have spent 300 hrs. on research and ended up doing a complete new system install.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,884
Posted By Solo1
see my Grom post near bottom. ...

see my Grom post near bottom.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=609058

I ended up going full new system install, taking everything out. But, the Grom worked well. Should defn...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By Solo1
yeah, EdJAck, I should try that first. thx. for...

yeah, EdJAck, I should try that first. thx. for reminder!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By Solo1
You definitely feel more part of the road in the...

You definitely feel more part of the road in the e28. Its kinda noisy, especially in comparison. Could use sound deadening throughout to help. Fun to drive!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By Solo1
Have had my e28 535i since I bought it new in...

Have had my e28 535i since I bought it new in Dec. 1986. 157k miles, mechanically in excellent condition and in process of exterior restoration (paint and some body parts). Love the car.

The e39...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By Solo1
a couple of good links: ...

a couple of good links:

http://bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/DSP%20analyzed___files/DSP%20analyzed__.htm
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By Solo1
For the DSP sound upgrade gurus. Options / clarifications

UPDATE May 18, 2012: I ended up going with a brand new 5 channel system (Alpine MRX-v70 amp), new Head Unit (Kenwood Excelon x896), Image Design 10 D4 v.3 sub, 30 ft. sound deadening. Returned the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-11-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By Solo1
Do you know if this head unit can be installed in...

Do you know if this head unit can be installed in a e39? what adapters are needed? Does it have usb / aux capability? THX.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,016
Posted By Solo1
http://www.gromaudio.com/store/all-bmw-t.html ...

http://www.gromaudio.com/store/all-bmw-t.html Product options

The Grom USB unit with Trunk Install at cd changer. I just bought, but not installed. Have to get the DSP adapter for dsp cars..it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,067
Posted By Solo1
my order in for front and rear m5 bumpers....

my order in for front and rear m5 bumpers. ordering from ecs tuning the wheel liners all around for tighter fit and left fog air duct and alternator air duct. Not getting the under belly engine cover...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,067
Posted By Solo1
ok, great. order done. and refund already...

ok, great. order done.

and refund already processed on a Saturday night.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,067
Posted By Solo1
trying to order a set of M5 bumpers but the total...

trying to order a set of M5 bumpers but the total is not coming out to $475. How do I do that? THX.
Forum: Parting Out 03-16-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,311
Posted By Solo1
have front bumper cover? color, condition? thx.

have front bumper cover? color, condition? thx.
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