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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By Josh P.
What is the point of this post? If you have...

What is the point of this post? If you have advice, then offer it. If not, why waste your time typing?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By Josh P.
I had a smoke test done at VAC Motorsports. No...

I had a smoke test done at VAC Motorsports. No leaks. Also a vacuum pressure test. The car idles and accelerates normally. Vanos has been replaced. Fuel filter and spark plugs have less than 5k miles...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By Josh P.
I should have noted that I didn't try cleaning...

I should have noted that I didn't try cleaning the MAF. Maybe I should?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By Josh P.
MAF...which one?

Autohaus AZ lists two: a VDO Siemens for $215 and an OEM "Genuine BMW" for over $400.

Here is the link...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By Josh P.
Thanks guys. Since these are separate pumps, it...

Thanks guys. Since these are separate pumps, it does seem odd that neither would work, and leads me to believe that something else might be causing this...the actuator maybe. (Unless the main pump...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By Josh P.
Question on windshield washer pump

I was not getting any fluid out of my ww nozzles (or those for the headlights), either by pulling the stalk or using the intensive wash setting. Assuming I was low on fluid (though I had no dash...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By Josh P.
Thanks all. I did try duct tape. It also came...

Thanks all. I did try duct tape. It also came off. Maybe I will just buy the part. Thanks for the part number!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By Josh P.
ideas on fixing tearing door trim rubber

Anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this? As you can see I tried using Sugru but after a while it came loose.

Rather not replace this entire strip since it's only about two inches that have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Josh P.
Ah yes! That's exactly what it is. Perhaps the...

Ah yes! That's exactly what it is. Perhaps the clips broke somehow or the hose worked its way loose. You're right they would have only taken off the fan shroud not the bumper so it's prob just a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Josh P.
Anyone know what this is and how it should be secured?

I noticed this tube or gasket hanging down below my bumper. I'm not sure what it is--it feels hollow--but I shoved it back under the undercarriage panel, where it stayed until I drove on the highway...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By Josh P.
Close but the Conti's win by a tread! ...

Close but the Conti's win by a tread!
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=UHPAS
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By Josh P.
Nope. 255/40ZR-17: $148 ea 235/45ZR-17: $132...

Nope.
255/40ZR-17: $148 ea
235/45ZR-17: $132 ea
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$560 plus shipping

Those 18s will kill ya man! :) Your wallet and your wheels. They do look good though!

Wow...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By Josh P.
So you didn't get the tire patched? My experience...

So you didn't get the tire patched? My experience has been that the road hazard only covers a tread puncture that cannot be repaired. If that's not the case it would be good to know. In the past I've...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By Josh P.
I ended up buying Conti ExtremeContact DWS, they...

I ended up buying Conti ExtremeContact DWS, they were about $600 for all 4, including shipping. These are actually the highest rated tire on TireRack. The TR tech did not recommend two non matching...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By Josh P.
I think I will just suck it up and get all 4....

I think I will just suck it up and get all 4. Most of the tires I am considering are not that expensive. I just chatted with TireRack and their recs for a year-round (but no snow) tires were:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By Josh P.
Correct, different brands front and rear, and...

Correct, different brands front and rear, and obviously wear levels. I will measure the fronts to see where they are but they are near full tread.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By Josh P.
tires: OK for rears and fronts not to match?

I am running a staggered set up, 17" Falken ZIEX 912s on all corners.

They have about 11,000 miles on them, but nearly full tread. However, they are asymmetrical tread and I have found the rears...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Josh P.
Thanks Fud, I believe many a work hour was wasted...

Thanks Fud, I believe many a work hour was wasted designing that.

Doru, your info and link is helpful. Once I read about reduced MPG, a light went off, because my MPG has been sub par (detailed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Josh P.
Thanks Fud. You're probably right, of course, it...

Thanks Fud. You're probably right, of course, it should be replaced preventively.

Since you have a newer fan clutch, perhaps in your travels over the next few days, you can report back on whether...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Josh P.
Fan clutch: how to determine its condition

Hello all,

Let me know if you feel the following is normal operating behavior or an indication that the fan clutch may need replacement.

I've noticed that my Aux fan tends to come on more than...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,013
Posted By Josh P.
After I noted that the aux fan had been coming...

After I noted that the aux fan had been coming on, we opened up the hood up and he just grabbed the fan while it was running, felt for resistance, and made the diagnosis. As soon as I noted the aux...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,013
Posted By Josh P.
Latest update: Drove the car with the new...

Latest update:

Drove the car with the new MAF installed, for two weeks. The car has not stalled again and is driving fine. We hooked it up to the computer yesterday and there were no codes....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By Josh P.
Are you certain it's not the OFH gasket? Because...

Are you certain it's not the OFH gasket? Because a leak here (and it's a common leak) can drip right down on the plug and make that appear to be the problem. Not saying that the CPS and related O...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,013
Posted By Josh P.
We decided not to throw (more) money at the...

We decided not to throw (more) money at the problem at this point. He said the ECU has a bunch of monitors for the O2 sensors and that they would be throwing specific codes if they were bad...those...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,013
Posted By Josh P.
I believe the piece is #9 here but am not...

I believe the piece is #9 here but am not certain. Tech pulled it out by hand, no tool.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/v/u/73.png

As far as the trim, all I can tell you is what he told me,...
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