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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1
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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, 07:54 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 49,098
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, 02:45 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 49,098
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, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 977
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, 07:49 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 102,366
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, 07:35 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 102,366
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, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
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, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
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, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
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, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
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, 08:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,860
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, 09:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,617
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, 11:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,617
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, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
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, 06:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,368
Posted By small_525
Looks sharp!

Looks sharp!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
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, 11:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,509
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...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By small_525
Home made ramps

OK going with the "more is better" idea I started to make a set of ramps at work with a finished height of 9" Now I'm wondering if that will be too high to work from above! I have seen a bunch of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,509
Posted By small_525
How do you know your getting fuel in the...

How do you know your getting fuel in the cylinders?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By small_525
If the master cylinder has gone empty and air...

If the master cylinder has gone empty and air gets in it can be difficult to get completely bleed as I understand it the dealer or some software can activate the ABS System to get it all out. I have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By small_525
OK I'm wondering then if the e34 being stored...

OK I'm wondering then if the e34 being stored outdoors is the biggest difference, the fact that it was summer time and rain and humidity were factors. Winter air is pretty dry in comparison. The jeep...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By small_525
Longer term storage

So I'm paranoid about rust, it took my e34 from me and I don't want the same for this car. I bought a old Jeep Cherokee to drive in the Chicago Winters. Now I am concerned about my rotors rusting. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,247
Posted By small_525
Almost 69,000 on the '03 525. I had 258,000 on my...

Almost 69,000 on the '03 525. I had 258,000 on my e34 and she was running great, only issue was rust lots of rust. I bet she's still alive somewhere...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,586
Posted By small_525
Thanks for saying that Bluebee I'm blushing. ...

Thanks for saying that Bluebee I'm blushing.

Okay to clarify. I tried to make the tool to work on both sets of bolts but failed because in order to grab the two holes set closer together the "cut...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 01-23-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 102,366
Posted By small_525
Okay to clarify. I tried to make the tool to work...

Okay to clarify. I tried to make the tool to work on both sets of bolts but failed because in order to grab the two holes set closer together the "cut out" for the nut is too small so the tool won't...
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