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Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) Today, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By retiredat44
timing belt off a tooth ?

timing belt off a tooth ?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 21,670
Posted By retiredat44
that's a stupid comment about the car having...

that's a stupid comment about the car having sluggish acceleration, 'maybe inline 6'. Dude, my inline 6 will burn the real wheels off and throw your ass in the back seat.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 552
Posted By retiredat44
it would be very easy to place a breaker bar with...

it would be very easy to place a breaker bar with a socket on the crank and turn it. or try to turn it. That would answer a lot of questions. I would pull the spark plugs. Then get a socket and bar...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By retiredat44
Lightbulb btw, I moved from Vista, in 2013 with my 530i...

btw, I moved from Vista, in 2013 with my 530i :thumbup: I love living out in the country! I lived in North San Diego for 30 years!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By retiredat44
the head job is easy! just pull the thing, and...

the head job is easy! just pull the thing, and get it done at (pick a shop). I wish my problems were so easy! (sorry if they are charging a fortune for labor...) it's just an easy repair ..IMHO
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By retiredat44
Thanx, the responses gave me a lot of good info...

Thanx, the responses gave me a lot of good info about the M suspension feel.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 552
Posted By retiredat44
my car had no warning when it overheated. wife...

my car had no warning when it overheated. wife was driving around, a couple hundred miles over several days. No problems, then it just overheated. No warning at all in the previous days and hours....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By retiredat44
sell for parts, engine and trans are worth good...

sell for parts, engine and trans are worth good money, so are any and all parts... sue the scumbag, they will attach his wages, whenever he works... I have done this to the uninsured in California,,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,199
Posted By retiredat44
I had my BMW 530i (I-6) head checked for...

I had my BMW 530i (I-6) head checked for straightness free, then had a shop cut it between .005 and .006. And they pressure checked it, all for about $90.00. I used an oversized head gasket, and also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By retiredat44
I meant comparing the same BMW line of cars with...

I meant comparing the same BMW line of cars with and without the suspension package and handling.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 409
Posted By retiredat44
I have one suggestion: Not sure where you live,...

I have one suggestion:
Not sure where you live, but, the community colleges have an engine rebuilding class. They have the tools, you just take the class.
Get it done for only the cost of parts....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By retiredat44
I concur, these cars must have an excellent...

I concur, these cars must have an excellent battery. I have the group 49.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 57,920
Posted By retiredat44
sorry if this was talked about, but what's up...

sorry if this was talked about, but what's up with the white facia on the instrument gauges? I like them, just asking, how did you do it, aftermarket addons? I too have a 530i. Very nice.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By retiredat44
I have a question about M Sport suspension. My...

I have a question about M Sport suspension. My 2001 530i has the sport suspension package, it came stock with the car. it has the M Steering wheel. The car handles very good, it also sits very low....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,267
Posted By retiredat44
Lightbulb holy crap! I wondered what that thing does! Well,...

holy crap! I wondered what that thing does! Well, when I pass a skunk, I still smell the damned thing! Maybe I didn't have the air stuff set correctly for it to stop me from smelling it?? wth?? ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By retiredat44
opening the heater might only buy you a very...

opening the heater might only buy you a very short distance... it will not save you from ruining the car..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By retiredat44
just saying, the computer check is more then...

just saying, the computer check is more then alignment, it finds any problems and tells you much more then you think. If you are confident that it is a bushing, a bearing, etc... but if a worn...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By retiredat44
take it to a frame and collision repair shop,...

take it to a frame and collision repair shop, they will check the alignment with pinpoint accuracy for alignment stuff, and an excellent computer printout.. I had one done on a Camry, the cost was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 425
Posted By retiredat44
I wonder if the VANOS somehow failed.. has anyone...

I wonder if the VANOS somehow failed.. has anyone opened it up before to do any work on the top end? Maybe they did something... what are the symptoms? does the car run?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By retiredat44
I accidently broke my hose where doing engine...

I accidently broke my hose where doing engine work I could not find the proper hose, so I took some hydraulic hose, stuff some liquid silicone in both end and put the broken end inside the 6" of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 36,803
Posted By retiredat44
well, there is no market for the old Silverline...

well, there is no market for the old Silverline unit so, not much else to do with it.. mine came with he car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By retiredat44
bubbles are bad... hopefully, you can catch the...

bubbles are bad... hopefully, you can catch the system before the threads get pulled, if it is a head gasket, rethreading the block sucks.. I had no warning, I just get a call from my wife saying it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 425
Posted By retiredat44
btw, working on the cams is very easy....

btw, working on the cams is very easy. Positioning them for install is simple. At least that's how I see it. As long as you follow procedure, you are fine. TDC is no problem. The only problem would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 425
Posted By retiredat44
cam position sensor.

cam position sensor.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-11-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By retiredat44
2001 BMW 530i Auto (Steptronic Transmission) ...

2001 BMW 530i
Auto (Steptronic Transmission)
6 Cylinder engine (fast, great gas mileage)
Suspension package
RWD
Very good tires (bought new 2013)
New brakes
Runs great
Many new parts. (head...
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