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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By waehrik
The -1 and -2 springs can be used interchangeably...

The -1 and -2 springs can be used interchangeably IF and only IF you have shocks that support them. Running either set of springs on a standard non-sport (or KYB, Monroe, etc) shock will cause that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By waehrik
Do you need to replace both bushings? My...

Do you need to replace both bushings?

My uppers are still fine so they're staying stock for now but when it comes time to replace them I will be going with Powerflex.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By waehrik
I have Powerflex black lower control arm bushings...

I have Powerflex black lower control arm bushings and replaced them at about 60k miles two years ago due to wear on the originals. I now have 86k miles and still love them. No squeaks and very...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 952
Posted By waehrik
I would highly recommend 3M "Windo-Weld" urethane...

I would highly recommend 3M "Windo-Weld" urethane for sealing the moisture barrier to the door. It is compatible with the existing adhesive and will bond to what is already there. You'll never be...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-19-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 737
Posted By waehrik
Is the hydraulic reservoir filled properly? ...

Is the hydraulic reservoir filled properly?

With the engine off, pump the brakes 20 times and check the level. Use ATF, not power steering fluid.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-16-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By waehrik
Check the front four bolts on your power steering...

Check the front four bolts on your power steering pump. They tend to loosen enough to let a little air in which will cause your symptoms.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,929
Posted By waehrik
General Altimax Arctic tires here. We got about...

General Altimax Arctic tires here. We got about 6" of snow over the weekend and I drove through with no issues. It's always fun to have more control than the 4wd trucks that think four driven wheels...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,077
Posted By waehrik
I use the caulking gun size of windo-weld and it...

I use the caulking gun size of windo-weld and it did both of my rear doors with plenty left over. I ran a bead in the normal place and also on the edges of the moisture barrier as an overkill.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 09-15-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,156
Posted By waehrik
You can absolutely DD an e28. The hard part is...

You can absolutely DD an e28. The hard part is finding one without rust. I drive my '88 535i every day, though it was recently imported from Florida so it's in great shape.
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 08-06-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,338
Posted By waehrik
If you're in Stoneham, MA check out Holland's in...

If you're in Stoneham, MA check out Holland's in Billerica. They have a 1989 735i in very good condition (not wrecked)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By waehrik
I installed two switches that look exactly like...

I installed two switches that look exactly like that that on the bottom of my steering column. One of them came with my Laser Interceptor and I bought a second one to match.

One switch turns the...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-21-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,603
Posted By waehrik
BMW Glovebox Flashlight Upgrade to LED w/ Lithium Cell

I've been tired of my glovebox flashlight being weaker than my cell phone 'flashlight' (flash in flashlight mode) and decided to do something about it and retrofit an LED.

A very good guide has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By waehrik
The next version is complete and assemblies are...

The next version is complete and assemblies are installed on the car but due to their brightness and glare are completely unusable with any other traffic in the vicinity.

One attached picture...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 143,949
Posted By waehrik
Bumping an older thread to keep the information...

Bumping an older thread to keep the information in the same place

Building on the manometer idea, I simply mated a gauge to an oil filler cap to measure the water column in inches. The spec is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By waehrik
Doesn't the DISA also open at 3.5k RPM? Worst...

Doesn't the DISA also open at 3.5k RPM? Worst case the flap could be missing/broken/loose changing the intake tract characteristics at low RPM. It's very easy to check.

Being a 97 you probably...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By waehrik
The LED really does require that much heat...

The LED really does require that much heat extraction. Think of holding a 50w light bulb, except one that's very sensitive to its own temperature. HID arc lamps and incandescent bulbs don't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By waehrik
Fog Light Upgrade: 50W LED

First off, I don't need fog lights. I would however like supplementary low beams like BMW made available and there are a long thread on here...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By waehrik
Very true. One of the main reasons for me going...

Very true. One of the main reasons for me going to Akebono pads was to prevent the horrible black brake dust from covering my style 42 wheels and accelerating their corrosion.

I don't believe...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By waehrik
I installed Akebono pads and Centric premium...

I installed Akebono pads and Centric premium rotors (for the bling = no hub rust) on my 530i a few months after I got it a year and a half ago. The pads and rotors were previously OEM and were...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,695
Posted By waehrik
I'm working on a project now to install 50w LED...

I'm working on a project now to install 50w LED arrays and an aspheric lens into the fog light housings. I'll have a full writeup with photos done when it's all complete.

Before going that route I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By waehrik
The car being from Germany, a 'euro' intake is...

The car being from Germany, a 'euro' intake is the same thing as the one we get in the USA. It's like a lot of companies advertising 'JDM' parts that have nothing to do with Japan-only marketing.
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 04-23-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,229
Posted By waehrik
Check not just for leaks but the presence of...

Check not just for leaks but the presence of exhaust gases in the coolant. Any competent garage can do this test, or there are cheap kits you can use yourself. Hate to say it, but if it has...
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 04-23-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,715
Posted By waehrik
Think of it this way, at the low RPM range your...

Think of it this way, at the low RPM range your engine typically cruises at, your engine has probably turned half of what my e32 735i has with 165k.

I just bought my e32 several months ago and...
Forum: 8 Series - E31 (1989 - 1999) 04-19-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,142
Posted By waehrik
For comparison's sake mine gets 16 around town...

For comparison's sake mine gets 16 around town and 21 highway, calculated at the pump. The OBC is surprisingly accurate though.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By waehrik
The Recaro Proride has tan accents: link...

The Recaro Proride has tan accents:

link (http://www.amazon.com/Recaro-ProRIDE-Convertible-Seat-Blue/dp/B003IT4YAM)
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