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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By edjack
The I6 crankcase vent system does take a good bit...

The I6 crankcase vent system does take a good bit of labor to replace. Did they itemize parts and labor?

Why not find a BMW indie? Good ones get better reviews than do the dealers. Prices may, or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By edjack
The problem may be a failing door actuator....

The problem may be a failing door actuator. Search this forum. If it is failing, there will be a time when you will be unable to open the door.

Search the Very Best Stickies for more info.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By edjack
Those are the correct tire (tyre?) size, as...

Those are the correct tire (tyre?) size, as witnessed on the driver's door jamb sticker, and in the owner's manual. Best to stick with these sizes to prevent handling and comfort degradation.

This...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By edjack
Read mjalloul11's post again.

Read mjalloul11's post again.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By edjack
The fan runs at "normal" speed (1250 RPM) when...

The fan runs at "normal" speed (1250 RPM) when the A/C is engaged.

The dual temp switch runs the fan when the coolant temp reaches 91 deg C, if the A/C is not engaged. If the temp gets to 104 deg,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By edjack
Why not measure them?

Why not measure them?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By edjack
Do you mean the electrical part or the lock...

Do you mean the electrical part or the lock tumbler?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By edjack
Clear 'em all and see what comes back.

Clear 'em all and see what comes back.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 67
Posted By edjack
I removed item 1 long ago, since the sagging...

I removed item 1 long ago, since the sagging exhaust was rubbing on it. New rubber hangers didn't help.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By edjack
Looks like I didn't make myself clear: the...

Looks like I didn't make myself clear: the headlights can be aimed manually, just like your existing ones, and will stay aimed.

Retrofitting the sensors and wiring is not trivial, and is probably...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By edjack
Thanks for the feedback. Many who solve their...

Thanks for the feedback. Many who solve their problems as a result of reading this forum never bother to post their success.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By edjack
The LKM controls all outside lights. It's behind...

The LKM controls all outside lights. It's behind the right sdie kick panel.

The General Module controls interior lights. It's behind the glovebox.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By edjack
Are these OEM Hella lights? If so, they should...

Are these OEM Hella lights? If so, they should work okay. I installed a pair on my car.

The auto-leveling mechanism seems to "freeze" the adjustment, so that, once manually aimed, the lights stay...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By edjack
Note that the speedo typically reads about 5%+...

Note that the speedo typically reads about 5%+ fast. Use your GPS to calibrate.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By edjack
Did you replace all the heater hoses?

Did you replace all the heater hoses?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By edjack
NGK BKR6EQUP are specified for all E39s.

NGK BKR6EQUP are specified for all E39s.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By edjack
Because there were improvements in engines over...

Because there were improvements in engines over the years, it's best to source an engine of the same vintage as your car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By edjack
What brand? I noticed a significant improvement...

What brand? I noticed a significant improvement in engine response with the new cats. The Magnaflows were about half the price of OEM cats at the time.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By edjack
Did you go with OEM or aftermarket? I...

Did you go with OEM or aftermarket?

I replaced mine with Magnaflows; so far, so good. THe early M62 cats are fairly easy to replace, since they're hanging out in the open.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By edjack
If it needs setting, perhaps it's defective.

If it needs setting, perhaps it's defective.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By edjack
It's just a qualifier. If the shop lists BMW as...

It's just a qualifier. If the shop lists BMW as part of its offering, it's a small comfort to expect a good job. Referrals are best.

I don't think a small-block Chevy shop would have the knowledge...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By edjack
At 12.2 V, the battery is on its way out, at...

At 12.2 V, the battery is on its way out, at about 50% charge (a fully-charged battery measures 12.6V overnight). Get it load tested. These cars are very sensitive to battery voltage, and funny...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By edjack
Check this out:...

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By edjack
Might work for a Model A, although this was an...

Might work for a Model A, although this was an Old Wives' Tale even in the day.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By edjack
It all depends on your skill level. A background...

It all depends on your skill level. A background in car repair/maintenance is invaluable. From the posts here, I'd guess that 75% of posters are DIYers. Most have hands-on BMW experience.

These...
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