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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2014, 11:28 PM
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Posted By gonzilla
Hey Oscar, Sounds like you got a good one. ...

Hey Oscar,

Sounds like you got a good one. Be sure to visit Rennlist. Tons of info and lots of DIY stuff. I think you'll like it.
http://rennlist.com/forums/997-forum-113/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,168
Posted By gonzilla
Yeah, the 996s definitely had RMS problems...

Yeah, the 996s definitely had RMS problems (although I think "all the time" is a real stretch). Most had entire engines replaced under warranty. There were random cracked head problems in the early...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,168
Posted By gonzilla
My personal experience is that I spend a $hit ton...

My personal experience is that I spend a $hit ton more on my 540 than I do on my 993. That thing doesn't break. The newer ones have IMS issues that can unfortunately cause the engines to grenade,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,168
Posted By gonzilla
Check out Rennlist.

Check out Rennlist.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,168
Posted By gonzilla
Congrats! What year? How many miles? ...

Congrats! What year? How many miles?



They engineered all of the oversteer out of 911s a long time ago. You have to drive like a moron to get into trouble. Ask me how I know. :confused:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,088
Posted By gonzilla
You punched your car?

You punched your car?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,020
Posted By gonzilla
As far as their respective cooling systems go,...

As far as their respective cooling systems go, 525,528,530 are not the same as the 540.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,020
Posted By gonzilla
Actually, it keeps everything running at a higher...

Actually, it keeps everything running at a higher temp in my experience. The only thing that's good about it is that it lowers the pressure of the system, although whether that's good or not is also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-21-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,020
Posted By gonzilla
I overhauled everything too, including clutch and...

I overhauled everything too, including clutch and blade. Crazy that we have such different experiences!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,020
Posted By gonzilla
Chief, have you noticed your engine fan and/or...

Chief, have you noticed your engine fan and/or auxiliary fan running more since the switch?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,020
Posted By gonzilla
Hmmm. Never thought of that. I used the...

Hmmm. Never thought of that. I used the "cold-start-stop-fan-with-hand" method of checking the fan and it passed that test. In any event, I might just try switching to conventional 50/50 before...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,020
Posted By gonzilla
I switched about a year or so ago. No pressure,...

I switched about a year or so ago. No pressure, but my auxiliary fan is almost ALWAYS on now. That didn't happen before. I'm guessing the car is running hotter. From what I understand, the Evans...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 19,555
Posted By gonzilla
Can you please post the part number and...

Can you please post the part number and manufacturer here? Thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 19,555
Posted By gonzilla
I received the box from Bavauto today. According...

I received the box from Bavauto today. According to the instructions, they do indeed replace the inboard bushings of the lower control arm/swing arm/trailing arm. The Bavauto part number is 193526....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 19,555
Posted By gonzilla
You're absolutely right. I didn't see that the...

You're absolutely right. I didn't see that the bushings from ECS were for the upper control arms. Sorry for any confusion this may have caused. However, as far as I know the Bavauto kit IS for the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 19,555
Posted By gonzilla
Keep in mind that these are for the E39 platform....

Keep in mind that these are for the E39 platform. Whether or not they have them for the E53 or other vehicles, I don't know. I also found something that sounds similar at ECS, but it says only two...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 19,555
Posted By gonzilla
I could very well be wrong, but I think that the...

I could very well be wrong, but I think that the off-center holes in the bushing allow the pivot point of the lower arm to move either further inside or outside, thus in-effect, changing the length...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 19,555
Posted By gonzilla
OK, not the cheapest solution, but a viable...

OK, not the cheapest solution, but a viable solution...

Bavarian Autosport has a rear adjustable camber kit for the E39 that is basically the bushings we are looking for (no affiliation). I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 776
Posted By gonzilla
From what I understand a couple of years ago they...

From what I understand a couple of years ago they decreased the zddp content significantly. That's what made me move to Brad Penn for my Porsche.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 776
Posted By gonzilla
I never hear of Brad Penn outside of Porsche...

I never hear of Brad Penn outside of Porsche circles! I think it's the increased ZDDP that the air-cooled P-car guys like.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,080
Posted By gonzilla
Evans also sells a flush that you can use prior...

Evans also sells a flush that you can use prior to the first fill that is supposed to flush all of the water from the system. That's what I did last year when I made the switch.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 19,555
Posted By gonzilla
Don't we need a bushing first?

Don't we need a bushing first?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 19,555
Posted By gonzilla
I'm wondering this too. Or can we just use the...

I'm wondering this too. Or can we just use the X5 replacement bushings???

Looking at RealOEM, the arms look nearly identical from the diagrams (although I've learned that the drawings are not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,846
Posted By gonzilla
Mexican ghetto estimate? Nice.

Mexican ghetto estimate? Nice.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By gonzilla
Crazy, right? I'm trying to get the story now.

Crazy, right? I'm trying to get the story now.
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