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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 107,359
Posted By small_525
Hammer are you kidding you got out of this thread...

Hammer are you kidding you got out of this thread a page ago, now you're back?

You keep quoting BTOG out of context since 0w does not mean its a 0 weight oil...ever.

Go ahead and post over...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 107,359
Posted By small_525
Whatever hammer you didn't read the amsoil link I...

Whatever hammer you didn't read the amsoil link I provided. I read your ramblings and wanted to give you a bit of an education as to what the number before the W meant. It doesn't mean what you think...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 107,359
Posted By small_525
http://www.upmpg.com/tech_articles/motoroil_viscos...

http://www.upmpg.com/tech_articles/motoroil_viscosity/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 107,359
Posted By small_525
if I'm not mistaken. the Number before the W...

if I'm not mistaken. the Number before the W 0/5/10/15 is how the oil preforms at low temps, but in reality the number after the w is the actual weight, so a 5w40 and a 10w40 are the same in normal...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By small_525
Thanks guys I'll go and give it a shot.

Thanks guys I'll go and give it a shot.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By small_525
Temp now reads C not F

2003 525i Sport Auto
Hey since I'm so long between oil changes and resetting the light (16,000 miles, yes 16,000 with oil sampling, Yellow light just came on not even red!), that when I did it, I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By small_525
Thanks Seemyad for your thoughtful post. Yes I...

Thanks Seemyad for your thoughtful post.
Yes I have noticed the battery location in the trunk, my E34 had it below the rear seats ion the passenger side. Again to help with weight distribution....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By small_525
Thanks guys, this was mostly a rant. I have a...

Thanks guys, this was mostly a rant. I have a tendency to over think most of this. Bluebee had a post similar where she mentioned if X fails should I replace Y too and while I'm there Z would be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By small_525
And yet again Radiator fail...

Been a while since I've wandered around here. 2003 525i auto Sport. Some may remember my saga of traveling to Austin Texas from Chicago to pick this up not four years ago. Went to the dealer did the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 54,346
Posted By small_525
Anything is possible I guess. I don't know how...

Anything is possible I guess. I don't know how much cleaning you could accomplish using that space. Its hard enough to get the clips loose form the plug let alone do anything else... I'm just going...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 54,346
Posted By small_525
Okay been sometime since I've checked in. Again...

Okay been sometime since I've checked in. Again I'm talking about a 2003 e39 sport auto 88,000 miles
Every now and then my HVAC would stop blowing when I made a turn. That to me equaled "possessed"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,088
Posted By small_525
azteca did you replace your struts yourself or...

azteca did you replace your struts yourself or have them done. What did they set you back if you don;t mind sharing. I was just quoted from the dealer what they wanted I was shocked and fell off the...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 02-21-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 110,077
Posted By small_525
Careful using a flame now that there is...

Careful using a flame now that there is penetrating oil all over. It shouldn't take too much heat a simple bic lighter from the corner store can get that nut pretty hot but shouldn't get it so hot it...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 12-20-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 110,077
Posted By small_525
I would guess that they don't recognizance that...

I would guess that they don't recognizance that the bolts are not all equidistant and two are closer then the other two, the wrench will only work on one set. The two further apart.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By small_525
Thanks Q, I have been reading up on this for a...

Thanks Q, I have been reading up on this for a few days even after searching the Bentley Manual for my e39. I notice that there is a module or relay in the drivers side foot well that will unlock the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-06-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By small_525
Door Locks

While at the junkyard (You-pick-a-part) grabbing a transfer-case for my Grand Cherokee I noticed a few BMW's some looked pretty good so I started to look for "stuff". (window regulators, switches,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By small_525
Also a note that wear was even and I mean even...

Also a note that wear was even and I mean even across all four pads. While measuring with a cheapy caliper the pads inside to outside left to right were all nearly identical. There was little is any...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By small_525
Brake pad life

Just curious what others got on their original brake pads front and rear.

I meant to measure the new pads I installed on the rear to see what they started off life as. The rears still had 5mm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,049
Posted By small_525
I had a 1994 e34 525 and got rid of it because of...

I had a 1994 e34 525 and got rid of it because of the rust after 14 years and 258,000 miles. Only real issue again was failing plastic bits and RUST. I echo whats been said above. I like my e39 but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,487
Posted By small_525
I would say there is a chance of it leaking, and...

I would say there is a chance of it leaking, and it seems to be the case with mine. I did not notice any leaking of the hoses before I swapped the leaking o-ring on the cap. I'd changed my Alternator...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,487
Posted By small_525
Bluebee's post reminded me to update. I know that...

Bluebee's post reminded me to update. I know that the 2.5mm has not worked out well for everyone here. I have about 4000 miles since I installed mine with no issues on the top of the can. I did...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,226
Posted By small_525
540 M-sport I'm sorry the 2.5 didn't do the trick...

540 M-sport I'm sorry the 2.5 didn't do the trick for you? I've been meaning to add to that original thread that I started with regard to size and how its working. Since I didn't use the car much...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,543
Posted By small_525
Looks sharp!

Looks sharp!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By small_525
I guess maybe creepers are a thing of the past...

I guess maybe creepers are a thing of the past the one here at the shop is about 3" so raising the car 4-1/4" doesn't give a bunch of extra room. If they seem too high its not a huge issue to make...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,611
Posted By small_525
I am not sure if its still applicable but years...

I am not sure if its still applicable but years ago with Fuel Injected engines, holding the accelerator to the floor would actually cut off the fuel and would help clear the cylinders. We were taught...
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