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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2008, 06:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,227
Posted By Dudesky_E36
So you're also a part time private investigator,...

So you're also a part time private investigator, huh? It's a lot to read if you include senseless details that no one needs to know, and do not have much relevance to the thread. But if you're being...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2008, 03:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,227
Posted By Dudesky_E36
I used a tapered end mill bit on the tailstock of...

I used a tapered end mill bit on the tailstock of a metalworking lathe. I work in a shop and have been a machinist for 17yrs- believe me, I tried everything and the last thing I wanted to do was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,227
Posted By Dudesky_E36
:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,227
Posted By Dudesky_E36
Heh . . I see I'm not the only one that happened...

Heh . . I see I'm not the only one that happened to. It happened to me on both sides, but on one of them, no amount of pounding on the bolt while in a vise worked. I tried everything including...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2008, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By Dudesky_E36
Yes, and yes.

Yes, and yes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2008, 03:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By Dudesky_E36
Thanks guys. The wind noise I can live with, but...

Thanks guys. The wind noise I can live with, but it's the whistling that's making me nuts. I have a theory that it's the slots cut into the load bars that's causing it. This will need some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By Dudesky_E36
Question for Thule 753 owners

I just installed the Thule 753 rack and am getting this annoying whistle sound while driving. Does anyone know exactly where it's coming from, and how to remedy it? If I buy the fairing, will the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2008, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By Dudesky_E36
I was bored here at work anyway . . -Angle...

I was bored here at work anyway . .

-Angle the seatback forms with trunk floor: 70deg (or 20deg from vertical)

-Width of the narrower (right side) split, from the trunk wall to the split. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,579
Posted By Dudesky_E36
I'm pretty sure they're meant to normally last...

I'm pretty sure they're meant to normally last 60k (yea right!), so you may as well replace it again while you're at it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By Dudesky_E36
For 5-30 day I bought mine a new roof rack :)

For 5-30 day I bought mine a new roof rack :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,714
Posted By Dudesky_E36
I actually spent the money on these coils for my...

I actually spent the money on these coils for my e36 a while back. For me, it was a total waste. No difference whatsoever. So I sold them off on another forum and reinstalled my old stock coils.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2008, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,539
Posted By Dudesky_E36
+1. I always have a plug kit and mini compressor...

+1. I always have a plug kit and mini compressor in my trunk. The last thing I wanna do is unmount the tire and replce it with the spare. Been doing this for 20+ years without any problems. It's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2008, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By Dudesky_E36
You must not be using an O2 sensor tool. It's a...

You must not be using an O2 sensor tool. It's a special socket that allows you to use extensions and a ratchet instead of a box wrench . . about 10 bucks at any auto parts store. Looks like this:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,110
Posted By Dudesky_E36
I've owned mine since July last year. Driven it...

I've owned mine since July last year. Driven it 9k miles, and now currently at 106k, it still puts a big grin on my face when I'm behind the wheel. The only things I needed to fix unexpectedly was a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2008, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By Dudesky_E36
Correction: 1/4 wavelength of 20Hz is about 14ft...

Correction: 1/4 wavelength of 20Hz is about 14ft at standard atm pressure. But while your main point is true and noted, some of it still reflects back forward, whereas much less would be discernible...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2008, 03:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By Dudesky_E36
The Infinity 120.3 DVC should do well in a rear...

The Infinity 120.3 DVC should do well in a rear firing position. You're an engineering student, so I'll entertain you with some technical mumbo-jumbo :D Resonant frequency is the natural frequency of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2008, 05:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By Dudesky_E36
The thing about acrylic is that it is more rigid...

The thing about acrylic is that it is more rigid than wood. However, that's also its downfall. Wood absorbs some of the wave energy and attenuates it, while acrylic will tend to resonate and transfer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Dudesky_E36
Sorry to hear. So BavAuto sold 3 struts...

Sorry to hear.

So BavAuto sold 3 struts today . . I just ordered a pair this morning.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,287
Posted By Dudesky_E36
Nitrogen filled tires is a alot of horse sh**. At...

Nitrogen filled tires is a alot of horse sh**. At least for the average person. The only situations where it is critical to use nitrogen in tires is where there may be serious explosion hazards, like...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2008, 05:53 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,134
Posted By Dudesky_E36
I don't think BMWs are as prestigious as they...

I don't think BMWs are as prestigious as they used to be. (At least in my area) no one really finances to own anymore; they all just get a 2yr lease for lower monthly payments, then get another car....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2008, 05:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,162
Posted By Dudesky_E36
I believe the '01-'03 525's & 530's have the...

I believe the '01-'03 525's & 530's have the pre-cats topside by the valve cover, and the previous years, as well as the 540's may be under the car? Someone correct me if I'm wrong. Here is a shot of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,162
Posted By Dudesky_E36
Ehh, it's a little less bogged down, throttle...

Ehh, it's a little less bogged down, throttle response feels a little better, but it could all be in my head. The car wasn't performing like crap to begin with, except that the fuel economy was not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,162
Posted By Dudesky_E36
Just reporting back . . I changed my pre-cat...

Just reporting back . . I changed my pre-cat sensors this morning, no car lifting required. I guess you're referring to the post cat sensors.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By Dudesky_E36
Link to swing arm: 48ft-lb Link to sway bar:...

Link to swing arm: 48ft-lb
Link to sway bar: 32ft-lb
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By Dudesky_E36
There are 9 other people who drive BMWs here at...

There are 9 other people who drive BMWs here at my job. Not a single one of them knew what a Bimmer was, let alone even heard of the term :tsk: I should have kept my mouth shut because now they bug...
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