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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,741
Posted By raschwar
Thanks for the tips guys. The build sheet does...

Thanks for the tips guys. The build sheet does say 300 for my car built 10-21-1999. But the plate under the hood swears Alpine White II. 300 is easier to get and it's just for the air dam under the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,741
Posted By raschwar
Alpine white paint code

I need a spray can of alpine white for my 2000 528. The plate under the hood says Alpine White II (218) but the websites I've looked at list Alpine White III (300) as the color for that year. This...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,474
Posted By raschwar
Great replies, thank you all for the advice and...

Great replies, thank you all for the advice and the pics. I'm off to find a CD. Sorry for the the car confusion I meant to say that I liked the in-dash/boot changer combo in my Jag and was hoping to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,474
Posted By raschwar
The reason behind this is my wife wanting to play...

The reason behind this is my wife wanting to play spoken word books. In my car I have a single CD player up front with a changer in the trunk. The in dash player is great for the book. Besides, as I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,474
Posted By raschwar
Install in-dash CD

In a 2000 528 I have a business radio w/ cassette. I also have a cd changer in the trunk but I'm using that connection for an Ipod.

My questions are can I replace the cassette player with an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By raschwar
You got it! Switch still on but no top. New one...

You got it! Switch still on but no top. New one (plus oil filter housing gasket) on order. Don't know how long that's been broken. I might have done it the FIRST ]time I tried to replace the gasket....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By raschwar
Still looking for location. But (embarrassingly)...

Still looking for location. But (embarrassingly) I found that the piece I described as conical is actually part of whatever this guy attaches to. It must have broken off. The actual connector is a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By raschwar
oops

Sorry it's a 2000 528I
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By raschwar
Where does this connector go

I found a disconnected connector coming from the wiring box on the left side of the engine just in front of the throttle body. It's the bottom wire, is about six inches long and has a wierd, round...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,414
Posted By raschwar
Struts done

Ended up doing variation of what you suggested. I found a label on one of the old struts and measured the distance to the marks. Then I lined up the new struts with the notch pointing directly...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,414
Posted By raschwar
Thanks again, really appreciate the effort. Will...

Thanks again, really appreciate the effort. Will be back at it tomorrow. Just got all clean and shiny for dinner.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,414
Posted By raschwar
Thanks, Pleiades.. that's about what the...

Thanks, Pleiades.. that's about what the passenger side looks like. Would the driver side be the same or 180 degs different? Will check for the pinch marks, too.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,414
Posted By raschwar
The old ones are original with no markings. The...

The old ones are original with no markings. The new ones are Blausport (KYB, I think). The problem is that I pulled the old one without paying attention to how the strut was pointing. Now I need to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,414
Posted By raschwar
Front strut orientation

I'm replacing the front struts on 2000 528. I don't trust the orientation of the old ones and the new ones have no markings. What's the proper way to orient the lower spring perch in relation to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By raschwar
Need help - maybe messed up thrust arm

Hi
2000 528

I was trying remove the ball joint end of the left front thrust arm. After much effort I thought I had it but what really happened was that the insert that is pressed into the arm on...
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