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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-20-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By noodlesandsam
Call Dinan, give them the VIN - they gave me a...

Call Dinan, give them the VIN - they gave me a mail of what mine had installed


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By noodlesandsam
Yeah, that does not always work. Anti Seize is...

Yeah, that does not always work. Anti Seize is the best. I have a 6 foot long 4x4 handy for stubborn cases.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By noodlesandsam
Yes - Q - all 540it's - sport and non sport are...

Yes - Q - all 540it's - sport and non sport are airbag in the rear.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By noodlesandsam
To the OP - there were NO 540 manual wagons...

To the OP - there were NO 540 manual wagons imported by BMW. The 'rare' 540 manual is a conversion - could be good, or not. Just for you to be aware. The 540's are lots of fun, but will cost more...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,526
Posted By noodlesandsam
That could be - it was the case in my wagon. I...

That could be - it was the case in my wagon. I went thru the whole thing, and swapped the pump last. What a dummy. It kicked it, but produced no pressure


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2016, 02:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By noodlesandsam
It's not impossible. You need two people to move...

It's not impossible. You need two people to move it around. I had to replace the hinges - pins on my left hinge rusted out. I have a new hate to put on as well. Follow TIS, and you should be ok....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-29-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By noodlesandsam
You need to bleed it properly to get an...

You need to bleed it properly to get an understanding of what is bad. You need the nose up, the heat on full hot. E38.org, and meeknet.co.uk have good detailed instructions. This is not a car to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By noodlesandsam
Look at meeknet.co.uk. Good sunroof alignment...

Look at meeknet.co.uk. Good sunroof alignment description there. Lots of good info. My e38 roof is noisy. I have an e39 wagon and that one is silent. Alignment makes a difference


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By noodlesandsam
Yuck - swap a 3.0, and make a 530iT Sent...

Yuck - swap a 3.0, and make a 530iT


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By noodlesandsam
Sounds like a good start. And have a slush fund...

Sounds like a good start. And have a slush fund ready for surprises.


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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-22-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 797
Posted By noodlesandsam
What Tom said - BMW 7 series - worst starter car...

What Tom said - BMW 7 series - worst starter car for kids without a trust fund.


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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-21-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 797
Posted By noodlesandsam
Coolant leak PLEASE HELP

That is not a new leak. Without seeing it in person - you need a new pump. And a lot of engine cleaner. Get a pump from a reputable place / FCPEuro, autohausaz, oembimmerparts, ECS, one of those. ...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-21-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 797
Posted By noodlesandsam
You will need to get under the water pump to see...

You will need to get under the water pump to see if it is indeed leaking as I've described. Sounds like you are in for a mid winter cooling system rebuild. Why did you touch the thermostat? If you...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-21-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 797
Posted By noodlesandsam
Ah - the no heat car? If you only touched the...

Ah - the no heat car? If you only touched the thermostat ( no other connections, hoses, etc ), then it is possible that it is the water pump itself. There is a weep hole at the bottom side of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,126
Posted By noodlesandsam
Yes 12.9 is better than 8.8, but I think 8.8 is...

Yes 12.9 is better than 8.8, but I think 8.8 is original spec on a bolt of that size


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,126
Posted By noodlesandsam
I think that the clutch is in front, fan behind...

I think that the clutch is in front, fan behind that, and the bolt keeps it together. Did you get grade 8.8 hardware to keep it together? Lesser hardness / weaker hardware could stretch, and fall...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-20-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By noodlesandsam
Here's the thing - NO heat at all is not a common...

Here's the thing - NO heat at all is not a common failure mode in any car. Asking about the a/c belt tells me you don't have deep diy car skills. Start with the basics - when cold, what does the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,017
Posted By noodlesandsam
The 940 / red block car you had was one of the...

The 940 / red block car you had was one of the least troublesome cars they made. The 1996 on volvos are all more expensive to fix


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,017
Posted By noodlesandsam
Volvo and BMW are at the opposite ends of the...

Volvo and BMW are at the opposite ends of the alphabet, and opposite ends of what you will spend. Expect 3k to get that 2k car reliable. And the 525 is on the cheap and simple spectrum.


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-19-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By noodlesandsam
Some are really nasty. On my 540, I had the...

Some are really nasty. On my 540, I had the assembly, still on the water pump, in a vise on a bench, and it was a bear.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By noodlesandsam
If the battery has been weak for a long time, and...

If the battery has been weak for a long time, and you put a questionable battery in, you could have ruined the alternator. A 99 540 has a watercoooled alternator with diodes - it's not your normal...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By noodlesandsam
Also, if they really were last on an e38, the...

Also, if they really were last on an e38, the tire size is incorrect for any e39
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By noodlesandsam
Check your battery connections, and the large...

Check your battery connections, and the large brown ground under the hood - some have found it loose where bolted to the body
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-14-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By noodlesandsam
Nice, thank you

Nice, thank you
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-13-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By noodlesandsam
You may have e39 and e38 confused. E39 FSU could...

You may have e39 and e38 confused. E39 FSU could be a 30 minute / hour job.
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