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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 81,968
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, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 445
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, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
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, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
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, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
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, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
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, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
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, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
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, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
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, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
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, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
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, 07:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
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, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
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, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
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, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By ndz
Oh, the rims not the paint... Silver

Oh, the rims not the paint... Silver
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By ndz
Congrats. Enjoy your ride in its native...

Congrats. Enjoy your ride in its native environment: Autobahn cruising.

I've seen several reports here with 540's doing 25+ highway even though official specs say 21. I haven't been on a trip to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By ndz
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By ndz
The noise you are hearing is the IHKA sampling...

The noise you are hearing is the IHKA sampling fan. It runs for 16 min after a door handle, keyless, or ignition off. It's not related to the FSU.
...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 07-01-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By ndz
Sold

Sold
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By ndz
I used a URO OSV to dipstick hose and it was...

I used a URO OSV to dipstick hose and it was ripped at both ends within 2 months. It could have been a fluke, but I won't take that chance again.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 498
Posted By ndz
Not programmed from the factory for safety...

Not programmed from the factory for safety reasons. You can roll the windows up by using the key in the drivers door lock. Hold the key the locked position.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By ndz
Creeper ALERT! Just kidding. Unfortunately,...

Creeper ALERT! Just kidding. Unfortunately, most drivers aren't enthusiasts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By ndz
OSV to dipstick hose is a common oil / vacuum...

OSV to dipstick hose is a common oil / vacuum leak.

+1 to avoid URO parts. My URO OSV to dipstick hose lasted two months before splitting at both ends.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By ndz
Let me know if you come across any 16x6 style 66...

Let me know if you come across any 16x6 style 66 or M-Par lookalikes. A 7 wheel upgrade would be considered....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-19-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By ndz
Put a hitch on your wagon!

Put a hitch on your wagon!
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