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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,951
Posted By johnnnykoool
I have the exact same story, except I haven't...

I have the exact same story, except I haven't ponied up the $200 for new arms yet. Powerflex isn't worth it if you want it to last beyond 10K... unless you get your kicks reassembling your thrust...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By johnnnykoool
I installed the powerflex bushings about a year...

I installed the powerflex bushings about a year ago on my 01 525i (yes, I followed the install to the letter, and I got a proper $120 alignment afterwards). Now they pop like crazy when turning,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,880
Posted By johnnnykoool
I know everybody hates a critic... but... I...

I know everybody hates a critic... but...

I did this DIY and was pretty dissatisfied. I think it's great for someone who has really, really clogged air filters and needs a quick fix, so use at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 21,261
Posted By johnnnykoool
Those axle nuts are some of the toughest I've...

Those axle nuts are some of the toughest I've ever gotten off. I bought the biggest 1/2" breaker bar harbor freight had, ignored the warnings on the handle, and put a 4' cold steel plumbing pipe on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,940
Posted By johnnnykoool
The secondary air injection system sounds an...

The secondary air injection system sounds an awful lot like the air pump. That pump sounds like a jet engine on my car when I first start it up, hard to miss.

Everything else sounds like...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-06-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By johnnnykoool
Personally, I wouldn't worry about what type of...

Personally, I wouldn't worry about what type of rotors, but that's just me. Daily drivers don't need anything specific. If you're going to the track, you'd rather have a big brake kit, stainless...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-04-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By johnnnykoool
Probably time to rule out some issues: 1....

Probably time to rule out some issues:

1. Wheel grinding could still indicate a wheel bearing, perhaps one ball bearing doesn't like one spot on the brace? When I did mine, there was NO freeplay...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By johnnnykoool
Problem 1. Could be warped rotors. If it sounds...

Problem 1. Could be warped rotors. If it sounds like a grinding noise it could be wheel bearings. When the wheel bearings go they just get pitting between the race and the outer race, the roller...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By johnnnykoool
Unfortunately, I don't think there's much of a...

Unfortunately, I don't think there's much of a fix short of removing the headliner and replacing the sunroof liner. Depending on your communication with your dad and his character he may be willing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By johnnnykoool
The easy check for that is to empty your washer...

The easy check for that is to empty your washer fluid tank and refill with blue stuff or plain water. Or you can feel/smell the spots that it's leaving. Power steering fluid is quite a bit oilier...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By johnnnykoool
On my 525i there's a power steering hose that...

On my 525i there's a power steering hose that runs from the driver's side of the car, is bolted on rubber on the passenger side, and runs back to the driver's side to meet up with the steering rack. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-01-2009, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,163
Posted By johnnnykoool
Your best bet for figuring out what parts you...

Your best bet for figuring out what parts you have to buy is www.realoem.com. There are lots of different variations between parts for the car, this site is handy since it gives you a picture for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-31-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,051
Posted By johnnnykoool
1. Clutches need a break-in period, much like...

1. Clutches need a break-in period, much like brake pads, etc. If you haven't figured out the clutch engagement problem, you're well on your way to shining your clutch and it will engage spotty....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,863
Posted By johnnnykoool
I burned through two new rear tires in 15K on my...

I burned through two new rear tires in 15K on my 525i. Did a wheel bearing replacement all around, rear tires are wearing normally now in the back and I haven't had the alignment yet. Quieted down...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 05-03-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By johnnnykoool
Well, your car is worth what someone is willing...

Well, your car is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. Knowing what I know, an e39 with 65K miles (much like mine when I bought it) is going to need a VANOS repair, 4 wheel bearings, power...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 21,261
Posted By johnnnykoool
Guess I jumped the gun on all those questions......

Guess I jumped the gun on all those questions... I just took out the sensor and thoroughly cleaned the hole it goes in with 3M carb cleaner (against my better judgment with the plastic, I gave it 15...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 21,261
Posted By johnnnykoool
Post-bearing issues

Great thread! You definitely did your homework. Maybe when I have some more $$ I'll work on the suspension.

I recently did a rear-bearing overhaul on my 01 525i, manual trans. Actually, after a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By johnnnykoool
Same problem here, you're not alone! Coupled...

Same problem here, you're not alone! Coupled with Fuzion ZRI 17s (possibly the loudest tire ever), 95K on rear wheel bearings, and a couple missing jack pads... my car sounds like a freight train...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-09-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,162
Posted By johnnnykoool
I like it. If you have the means to paint your...

I like it. If you have the means to paint your car, snazzy up the wheels, and make your bimmer an extension of yourself...

...wait a minute... isn't that what we all do?

Don't be a hater! :D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,629
Posted By johnnnykoool
I used a safety pin... it's not recommended, but...

I used a safety pin... it's not recommended, but it worked like a charm. They are more like a stream of fluid than a spray...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-25-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,083
Posted By johnnnykoool
I can't believe anyone is actually for this......

I can't believe anyone is actually for this... especially bimmer drivers. Do you want a bunch of stoned people driving around to go along with the drunk ones? How about surgeons? Can they smoke...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By johnnnykoool
Helped a lot on my 01 525i. Feel a lot more...

Helped a lot on my 01 525i. Feel a lot more 'connected' to the car, it's noticeable difference. Took about 5 mins to take off. I got brake fluid everywhere and did a thorough bleed afterwards. My...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,294
Posted By johnnnykoool
525i mpg

I get 22 mpg in-town :eek:

However, I'm a victim of the failed VANOS. I just did the DIY Vanos repair and the car runs marvelous. Easy fix for the moderately-skilled. Did a cooling system...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 33,086
Posted By johnnnykoool
Thanks for the info! This gave me the courage to...

Thanks for the info! This gave me the courage to do mine yesterday. I didn't have a sander that would work for this application, so I did all the wet sanding by hand and used a 5" drill buffer pad...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By johnnnykoool
Most definitely.

Most definitely.
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