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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 448
Posted By EconoBox
Don't know what I'm doing? I already stated I...

Don't know what I'm doing? I already stated I re-bled the brakes with the bleeder valve closed on the uptake. It's not rocket science.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 448
Posted By EconoBox
Except they don't even come close to working. ...

Except they don't even come close to working.
At least not the "pull" type I linked in the OP
That one is a complete garbage gimmick.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 448
Posted By EconoBox
I re-bled my BMW brakes today. This time, I...

I re-bled my BMW brakes today.
This time, I closed the bleeder each time my helper raised the pedal.
I didn't get much air coming out, so I guess the first time I did (without closing the bleeder...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 448
Posted By EconoBox
You do not understand my question. The way I...

You do not understand my question.
The way I did it, with the bleeder open on the upstroke of the pedal, people said it will suck in air.
I asked how? B/c it is only sucking FLUID that was just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 448
Posted By EconoBox
If there is an air leak at the threads of the...

If there is an air leak at the threads of the bleeder valve,
then how come fluid is not pumped out of the leaky threads during the push down of the pedal, as well?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 448
Posted By EconoBox
Thanks for the replies, I will redo this job and...

Thanks for the replies, I will redo this job and close the bleeder valve for every pedal uplift.

However, here's the part I don't understand.
How exactly does leaving the bleeder valve open...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 448
Posted By EconoBox
Tried to bleed brakes. Pedal still spongy. Did I do this wrong?

Should brakes be rock hard after a bleeding?
Almost like the hardness when pressing the brake pedal with the car not running?

Here's what I did:

Open bleeder screw.
Helper pushes the brake...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By EconoBox
Ok, so it does come down to a space issue. Too...

Ok, so it does come down to a space issue. Too bad.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By EconoBox
Asking again..

Asking again..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By EconoBox
Why don't you just keep it on the road and use it...

Why don't you just keep it on the road and use it as a weekend car?
Insurance on a 2nd car is cheap.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By EconoBox
I'd return that.

I'd return that.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-21-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,361
Posted By EconoBox
2 years later, and the "red label" Sachs are...

2 years later, and the "red label" Sachs are working just fine.

UPDATE: $110 Sachs red label "Advantage" struts.
The strut/end link combo definitely solved the issue.
The clunking at low speeds...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By EconoBox
Someone's got to say it: You can't afford this...

Someone's got to say it: You can't afford this car.
The most critical part of the engine is clearly F'ed up, and you're dicking around driving with the heat on.
This is something a moron teenager...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By EconoBox
Thermostat not opening? You better get this...

Thermostat not opening? You better get this looked at by a pro. You're asking for trouble.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By EconoBox
Maintenance is basically a sunk cost. In resale...

Maintenance is basically a sunk cost.
In resale value, you might recoup 20 cents on the dollar for maintenance costs.
It just doesn't add much value except to the rare educated buyer.
For $8500,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By EconoBox
You ripped of the buyer. 2003 530i with 130k...

You ripped of the buyer.
2003 530i with 130k would get you about $5500 in my parts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 682
Posted By EconoBox
If your primary driver died, you are under the...

If your primary driver died, you are under the gun.
Expand your search radius to 5 hours, many more choices, and you can pick up a car in a weekend.
Shipping a car from Ebay will cost $1500 on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By EconoBox
530i will not be a classic, nor will the 540i. ...

530i will not be a classic, nor will the 540i. Maybe the M3 and M5.
Save yourself the hassle and sell it.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 682
Posted By EconoBox
Window regulator is typical, but what is a "yaw...

Window regulator is typical, but what is a "yaw sensor" ?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 682
Posted By EconoBox
Leaves in the hood indicate car was not garaged. ...

Leaves in the hood indicate car was not garaged.
How long have you been looking?
You can get much more for your money if you wait.

No service records and 180k miles means it's almost unsalable....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 829
Posted By EconoBox
Just drive her until its all over. Get some...

Just drive her until its all over.

Get some RustBullet or Por15 and keep the rust at bay.
Jack from the center block and rear diff.

Start saving your money for a new car fund.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By EconoBox
Set the low cluster to show temp. and it leveled...

Set the low cluster to show temp. and it leveled off at 89F.
Temp gauge is also in the middle.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By EconoBox
The flashing lights occurred when I'd turn the...

The flashing lights occurred when I'd turn the key to start.
Turns out it was a low battery.
Jump started the car, and it seems fine now.
Forum: 5 Series DIY 04-05-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 623,442
Posted By EconoBox
Don't try to pull it. You push it out from...

Don't try to pull it.
You push it out from behind.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,341
Posted By EconoBox
Which electric clip was he referring to? Is...

Which electric clip was he referring to?
Is there a wire near the thermostat housing that reads temp. data?
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