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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By cn90
Search forum for Infineon chips. About $/each on...

Search forum for Infineon chips. About $/each on ebay.
Best is to replace both chips.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 198
Posted By cn90
I use Magellan and like it.

I use Magellan and like it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By cn90
Yeah, Didn't read the owners' manual. Went...

Yeah,

Didn't read the owners' manual.
Went shopping, left my teenager daughter in the car (windows down 1 inch for fresh air), locked the door, and went shopping.
She moved and the motion sensor...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 587
Posted By cn90
My 1998 528i with 5sp-MT.

My 1998 528i with 5sp-MT.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,112
Posted By cn90
Thanks for the good points. I did measure...

Thanks for the good points.

I did measure the runout on:
- Wheels ---> true and straight.
- Tires were brand new when I did this. It was also true and straight.

Re REAR Camber, so far so good...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By cn90
I know this sounds odd, but the serpentine belt...

I know this sounds odd, but the serpentine belt will put tension on the tensioner pulley, pulling the entire OFH toward the engine block. That is the design from factory.

So, even #1, 2, and 6...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By cn90
If not leaking, why bother fixing it?

If not leaking, why bother fixing it?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 491
Posted By cn90
It is not money saved, but it is the human...

It is not money saved, but it is the human psychology of "expecting something amazing".
Very much like when I was a kid, waiting for Xmas so I could get my gifts.

Let's put it another way, let's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By cn90
The prop shafts are listed in: ...

The prop shafts are listed in:

www.realoem.com
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By cn90
1+, Mercedes ML series had a whole bunch of...

1+,

Mercedes ML series had a whole bunch of cases where the vehicles caught fire b/c the high-pressure line leaked and sprayed hot PS fluid onto the exhaust.

Anyway, stick to Cochline.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By cn90
@javaman, The photos you posted in the first...

@javaman,

The photos you posted in the first post are from autohausaz.com.
I have used autohausaz.com for 10+ years, great company, good service.
Just stick to Cochline or BMW.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By cn90
Once you search URO, you will go back to OEM,...

Once you search URO, you will go back to OEM, which is basically Cochline.
A leaked PS hose is a fire hazard.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By cn90
Use any good name oil you like (Quaker State,...

Use any good name oil you like (Quaker State, Valvoline, Castrol etc.).
Standard vs synthetic debate is in forum.

Winter...I use 5W30.
Summer...I use 10W30

It is not so much LL-01 (which I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By cn90
Try bmwoem1, pm him. Info below... ...

Try bmwoem1, pm him.

Info below...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=693231
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By cn90
Try bmwoem1, pm him.

Try bmwoem1, pm him.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,234
Posted By cn90
When that large red cable starts to melt, all I...

When that large red cable starts to melt, all I can think of is a failing starter motor drawing too much current.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By cn90
Search forum for Ignition Coil, use only Bremi,...

Search forum for Ignition Coil, use only Bremi, tons on ebay.

How old is the spark plug?

Unlikely to be bad exhaust valves.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 778
Posted By cn90
Jump the pump.

Jump the pump.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By cn90
Private indy is about $1200 (LUK parts and labor).

Private indy is about $1200 (LUK parts and labor).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 778
Posted By cn90
Fuel Pump is critical part. I'd stick to...

Fuel Pump is critical part.
I'd stick to Pierburg brand.
Don't allow fuel to go below 1/4 tank.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By cn90
Either: - O-ring sits in the wrong groove...or ...

Either:
- O-ring sits in the wrong groove...or
- "bad" brand such as STP.

Use only BMW, Mann or Mahle brands.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By cn90
It is almost spring, so I'd save the $ for snow...

It is almost spring, so I'd save the $ for snow tires for Dec 2015.
Keep an eye on Markel BMW (they advertise on craigslist), sometimes customers trade in their cars, Markel BMW just wants to get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 778
Posted By cn90
? Contaminated fuel (water in gasoline)... -...

? Contaminated fuel (water in gasoline)...

- Also open the Ebox (pass side cowl), use Allen keys to open it.
Check ALL fuses in there, incl. the fuses inside the black cage.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 778
Posted By cn90
When it stalled, did you have less than 1/4 fuel...

When it stalled, did you have less than 1/4 fuel in the tank?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 54,917
Posted By cn90
PS: given what we have at the moment, aluminum...

PS: given what we have at the moment, aluminum made by MTC (not BMW unless you mod using E36) has its own issues, so it is not necessarily better than BMW plastic, which easily lasts 100K miles.
...
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