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Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-12-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 74,569
Posted By ferguscan
M7 bolts are impossible to find here, especially...

M7 bolts are impossible to find here, especially with a length of 10mm.

M7 is equivalent to 0.275". Anyone know if a 1/4" bolt will do the trick? It's a bit smaller than M7, but not as small as...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 08-04-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 47,171
Posted By ferguscan
That doesn't look like it's coming from the drain...

That doesn't look like it's coming from the drain plug. More like the half shaft output above it.

My service manual has a procedue for renewing that flange seal.

Have you changed your diff oil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By ferguscan
Which one of those is the clip that holds the...

Which one of those is the clip that holds the side marker in place?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By ferguscan
I need a clip for my side marker

Hello all,

I've lost the clip from one of my side markers, and it makes me look like a jerk:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/77456734@N04/7615394824/" title="IMG_1085.JPG by ferguscan, on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,316
Posted By ferguscan
Excellent find, thanks for that. I think I will...

Excellent find, thanks for that. I think I will go through their full alignment procedure on the weekend and see what happens.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,316
Posted By ferguscan
Thread resurrection time :) I just adjusted...

Thread resurrection time :)

I just adjusted my door strikers, because my doors were hard to close. FWIW, I had to pull my strikers OUT (away from the center of the car) to make the door happy.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,811
Posted By ferguscan
The bulbs you linked to are for the angel eyes...

The bulbs you linked to are for the angel eyes themselves (i.e. the rings, i.e. the parking lights). That's the one with the two blue cords coming out of it in my picture above.

But that's not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,811
Posted By ferguscan
Manual says H7. But as I said, the enclosures...

Manual says H7. But as I said, the enclosures have been changed. So the manual does not apply.

Looks like someone swapped in Angel Eye enclosures and then just put the old bulbs back in.

So...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,811
Posted By ferguscan
My headlight bulbs are the wrong size

Hi all,

I have H7 headlight bulbs (for low beam) in my car. And they are the wrong size for the housing. The housing seems to want a larger diameter of locking mechanism, such that the H7s do...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 32,247
Posted By ferguscan
** This doesn't hold for pre-98 M52 engines. We...

** This doesn't hold for pre-98 M52 engines. We have a different CCV part, the face of which plugs directly into the manifold (it gets vacuum from there). It has no connection to the FPR.

Does...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 33,171
Posted By ferguscan
Thanks Bluebee. I had seen Mat's guide, but CN90...

Thanks Bluebee. I had seen Mat's guide, but CN90 had a number of criticisms.

I don't even know how to cut the timber ends at a 45 degree angle! :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 33,171
Posted By ferguscan
** Thanks for the welcome. 1) I don't think...

** Thanks for the welcome.

1) I don't think this will work. Oil will still pool at the back of the pan. And the test won't be complete without doing a final drain with the car level, and seeing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 33,171
Posted By ferguscan
** I only wish this were true. I have drained...

** I only wish this were true. I have drained oil from my E39 several times, with the front on jackstands. I have then lowered the car from the stands with the drain plug still removed. More oil...
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