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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Posted By mifesto
yeah ok to take a step back and be "the nice...

yeah ok to take a step back and be "the nice guy", ill give you our perspective....... yes its very logical insurance shouldn't cover you, intention to fraud would be too great. it's like "hey...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Posted By mifesto
its ones fault for not reading the documentation....

its ones fault for not reading the documentation. when one signs up for insurance, they give you the breakdown of your coverage and exclusions. sounds like you were expecting us to spoon feed you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Posted By mifesto
I wasn't 100% aware of it but I can see you were...

I wasn't 100% aware of it but I can see you were lazy. It took me 5 seconds on google to get some concrete information.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 904
Posted By mifesto
sounds like you have massive amount of air in the...

sounds like you have massive amount of air in the system, probably from a failed master cylinder. it could also be a big leak between the MC and the calipers. try opening the bleed nipple and see...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By mifesto
well I would use it if your in an emergency but...

well I would use it if your in an emergency but would flush it asap
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By mifesto
ooh man I cant believe you did the m60 swap and...

ooh man I cant believe you did the m60 swap and didn't do the valley pan job... you were RIGHT there :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By mifesto
that just looks like a coat button to me lol. ...

that just looks like a coat button to me lol. most plastic in coolant system are black plastic(except for the drain plug which I believe is blue), I don't recall any piece in that shape or color.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By mifesto
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1997-2003-BMW-540i-528i-E3...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1997-2003-BMW-540i-528i-E39-Crank-Case-Ventilation-Intake-Manifold-Cover-/290749316668?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3A540i&hash=item43b2027e3c&vxp=mtr
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By mifesto
technically you don't need EITHER of those. ...

technically you don't need EITHER of those. simply take the valley pan off and you will see the original factory gasket was just RTV and isn't hard to remove. buy permatex right stuff brand and you...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 10-02-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,614
Posted By mifesto
yeah I didn't mind destroying it as I have...

yeah I didn't mind destroying it as I have replacement already in hand. I already destroyed all the 'slits' in process of pulling; still the center grill body itself refuses to move. I've been...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 10-02-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,614
Posted By mifesto
is there any alternative trick to removing the...

is there any alternative trick to removing the old grill? I slide the 4 credit cards fairly deeply and confirmed it should have "activated" the tabs based on my replacement part. the grill refuses...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By mifesto
valleypan gasket as said is a BIG suspect in...

valleypan gasket as said is a BIG suspect in steam you see. also it could be a leak from the two water manifolds that attach to back of the block to carry coolant from the valley itself.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By mifesto
yes there should be cover on both sides, it helps...

yes there should be cover on both sides, it helps to keep debris and moisture out. don't need a new one, just look around for a junk yard or online and pick one up cheap.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By mifesto
rule of thumb is e39 i6's and v8 suspension...

rule of thumb is e39 i6's and v8 suspension differences are all in the front.. rear should be same
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,306
Posted By mifesto
good, now you realize you bought an underpowered...

good, now you realize you bought an underpowered luxury car
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By mifesto
I believe the reservoir has a wall so even if a...

I believe the reservoir has a wall so even if a failure in the clutch hydraulics cause you to loose the brake fluid on that end, it wont affect the brake side. for that same reason if you are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By mifesto
technically you do not need to use any sealant...

technically you do not need to use any sealant for the water pump gasket. simply use a fresh bmw green gasket (don't use any that comes for free with your water pump). honestly I did use a thin...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By mifesto
don't use the actual pulley bolts to mess with...

don't use the actual pulley bolts to mess with the belt although you can, it just adds to confusion. if you study the tensioner body itself, there are 2 bolts keeping it in place. once you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By mifesto
its the lower bulb closest to the license plate,...

its the lower bulb closest to the license plate, that spot is empty for US cars.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By mifesto
yeah that is strange. clutch fan is reverse...

yeah that is strange. clutch fan is reverse threaded so it's spin tightens it, doesn't loosen it. even when it needs to disengage, it doesn't stop suddenly so it should not back out. I wouldn't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By mifesto
as others said for some reason these tires are...

as others said for some reason these tires are seriously dryrotted and don't look safe to drive on.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By mifesto
very interesting. I am planning on doing this...

very interesting. I am planning on doing this job as well in near future. if someone can confirm dgdoc's findings, I can get a tube of blue Loctite.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By mifesto
and rear seat back portion is I believe like two...

and rear seat back portion is I believe like two bolts on each side then you pull up and out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,144
Posted By mifesto
I wouldn't even do synthetic but I'd get some...

I wouldn't even do synthetic but I'd get some cheap oil. Fill it up and drive it until it gets to operating temp (like 5 - 10 miles) then drain it. as for your fuel, I guess maybe they did drain...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By mifesto
I think you'll have to do more then just exhaust...

I think you'll have to do more then just exhaust for significant gains, infact you'll probably have to decat it completely as well as custom equal length headers. basically out of your budget
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