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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By golferjohnm
After at least a year of chasing-down my...

After at least a year of chasing-down my intermittent click/crack/croak, I was final able to solve it...I replaced both outer tie-rod ends and the center link joining the two. After removing the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By golferjohnm
any issues? did you have to bake yours open?

any issues? did you have to bake yours open?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By golferjohnm
The entire assembly went into the oven...I...

The entire assembly went into the oven...I contacted Umnitza and they assured me that nothing would harm it...but I wasn't specific about the ballast :dunno:
So far no problem :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By golferjohnm
For $1800?? no-brainer, go for it :thumbup: as a...

For $1800?? no-brainer, go for it :thumbup: as a second vehicle, you can take your time and make it your own
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 829
Posted By golferjohnm
156,xxx miles on mine and it's never ran...

156,xxx miles on mine and it's never ran better...completely reliable as long as you're "in-tune" to what the car is telling you, (either by sounds, smells or feelings). Knowing the Achilles heels...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By golferjohnm
They are one and the same :thumbup: EZPZ,...

They are one and the same :thumbup: EZPZ, transaction and I know if there was any issue, I could call
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By golferjohnm
DIY for Euro Style Replacement Headlight Covers

I was a bit apprehensive at tackling this since my original headlight covers were not too terrible and everything was working perfectly, but after seeing the result I couldn't help but share my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By golferjohnm
The Headlight Covers arrived on Saturday...I must...

The Headlight Covers arrived on Saturday...I must say these are spectacular! Night and day difference...I can't tell how much more light bathes the road cuz it doesn't get dark until @ 9:45p this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By golferjohnm
Did you notice if the aux fan kicked in? I...

Did you notice if the aux fan kicked in? I recently completed a full cooling system overhaul and I now run 109-110 degrees celcius and the aux fan starts a slow whir at 111 degrees...I have not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By golferjohnm
Those are Style 66 wheels, those were originally...

Those are Style 66 wheels, those were originally on my car when purchased...17" staggered set-up
$5k is a nice price, but that vent-mod is kinda nutty :p I'd be curious to see what the drivers side...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By golferjohnm
do any messages appear when you depress the...

do any messages appear when you depress the button on the end of the turn signal stalk?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By golferjohnm
I recently completed a full cooling system...

I recently completed a full cooling system overhaul and the DME now likes to keep the cruising/non-load operating temperature at 109*-110*C with the auxiliary fan kicking-in at 111*C
Under load, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By golferjohnm
Excellent, watch for my order this afternoon...thx

Excellent, watch for my order this afternoon...thx
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By golferjohnm
I believe the OP used "street drags"...

I believe the OP used "street drags" colloquially...he mentioned that "the car teched fine" which led me to believe this was a sanctioned event governed by the local authorities.

If not...agreed
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By golferjohnm
"then one day you find 10 years have got behind...

"then one day you find 10 years have got behind you"

Talk about aging gracefully! I couldn't imagine still loving a Honda product even half that long.

Becoming a part of this forum has also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 242,767
Posted By golferjohnm
Night and Day! Nicely done :thumbup:

Night and Day! Nicely done :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By golferjohnm
I'm IN! This link...CLICK HERE FOR INSTALL STEP...

I'm IN!
This link...CLICK HERE FOR INSTALL STEP BY STEP PICTURES...went nowhere and I'd like to make sure I do this 100%
Here's my build date and headlight option...Production date: 12.02.2001......
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By golferjohnm
I too, have that similar crack/clunk sound and I...

I too, have that similar crack/clunk sound and I just left the alignment shop...the only way to replicate the sound was on their rack. After tugging on the tie rod and center link, it is apparent...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,913
Posted By golferjohnm
Smile Ahhhh...the roadside Olympics, lol. You only have...

Ahhhh...the roadside Olympics, lol. You only have to do that one time. I was borderline over the limit driving from The Rusty Pelican on Lake Union to The Brooklyn in The U District when I got pulled...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,913
Posted By golferjohnm
good talk

good talk
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,913
Posted By golferjohnm
And a detector will certainly not make you...

And a detector will certainly not make you invisible either :)

Thanks for the false-alerts emanating from Audi's and Q45's, that explains a lot

Up here, The Washington State Patrol, (lovingly...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By golferjohnm
Congrats on a nice find...once all sorted, you'll...

Congrats on a nice find...once all sorted, you'll have one heck of a good car :thumbup:

As ed iterated above, source a new shop for a second opinion, I'm sure someone here has a good referral...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By golferjohnm
+1

+1
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By golferjohnm
The electronic thermostat is designed to...

The electronic thermostat is designed to accommodate the demands of the engine and will raise the temperature at which it opens depending upon the load. For instance, I just completed a full coolant...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By golferjohnm
Well that's a feel-good ending to a potential...

Well that's a feel-good ending to a potential disaster
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