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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:35 PM
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Posted By occhis
You mean 528, right?

You mean 528, right?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 533
Posted By occhis
You will certainly save $$ DIY. Mechanic will...

You will certainly save $$ DIY. Mechanic will prob bill 3 hrs each side. So depending where you go, ~$500-$900, maybe more, plus parts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 533
Posted By occhis
Doing front struts depends on your experience...

Doing front struts depends on your experience level and risk tolerance, but totally doable. Most of the special tools can be borrowed from places like Advance Auto, Autozone, Carquest etc. Here is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 533
Posted By occhis
My thinking is that it would be very unlikely...

My thinking is that it would be very unlikely that both front brakes would be leaking at the same time and leaking the same amount of fluid. I would take the belly pan down and see what you find...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By occhis
Logical assumption. Good luck and post if you...

Logical assumption. Good luck and post if you find solution.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By occhis
If it's showing the right hand rear bulb out, be...

If it's showing the right hand rear bulb out, be sure to check the third brake light in the rear window.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By occhis
Ok, so here a few data points for you. After a 45...

Ok, so here a few data points for you. After a 45 mile drive and the temp at 190 deg. Car in park so no load during these readings.
750 rpm 2 degrees
2000 rpm 7 deg
2600 rpm 25 deg
Now this may...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By occhis
Just went to the garage to check timing. Engine...

Just went to the garage to check timing. Engine was stone cold and spark advance was 7 degrees.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By occhis
The only difference, all other things being...

The only difference, all other things being equal, is in the value you would get if you were to total it. I have a salvage title on mine, the result of a minor front end damage 4 years ago. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By occhis
I bite the bullet and use BMW rotors. Last pair...

I bite the bullet and use BMW rotors. Last pair of fronts lasted 100K!!, so I consider that a good value. Never had a bit of vibration attributable to rotors using them.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 368
Posted By occhis
Got my Bosch rebuilt unit from local Carquest. ...

Got my Bosch rebuilt unit from local Carquest. No problems with returning the core. Price was in line.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By occhis
Reliable audio fit info is here: ...

Reliable audio fit info is here: www.crutchfield.com
Forum: Suspension and Braking 11-20-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By occhis
Stuff for sale does not belong here. Post on the...

Stuff for sale does not belong here. Post on the classified section.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By occhis
View the youtube at the bottom of post #17 here...

View the youtube at the bottom of post #17 here http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=806173
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 820
Posted By occhis
So what were some of the problems you were having?

So what were some of the problems you were having?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 306
Posted By occhis
The original pump I pulled out of my 528 had a...

The original pump I pulled out of my 528 had a metal impeller. Maybe they changed to plastic in later years.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,116
Posted By occhis
Yeah, I just hate it when I get 60,000 miles on a...

Yeah, I just hate it when I get 60,000 miles on a set of tires. Wish someone would have enlightened me 20 years ago.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 10-06-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By occhis
Where in Ohio?

Where in Ohio?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By occhis
It may be more helpful if you could read the P...

It may be more helpful if you could read the P codes
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 898
Posted By occhis
Sounds like a complete cooling system overhaul is...

Sounds like a complete cooling system overhaul is in order
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 2,759
Posted By occhis
Ok, that was 4 years ago so I stand corrected. ...

Ok, that was 4 years ago so I stand corrected. In that case I'm not sure which bolts I used. Maybe the ones from the tstat housing? Alternatively, use pic #9 in this DIY...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 2,759
Posted By occhis
IIRC you remove the bolts holding the pump on...

IIRC you remove the bolts holding the pump on and use those to insert into the threaded holes to break it loose.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By occhis
One way to tell if it's a sport is if your side...

One way to tell if it's a sport is if your side window frames are black, not chrome.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 250
Posted By occhis
You need to first properly bleed the cooling...

You need to first properly bleed the cooling system (details abound in this forum). If the problem persists then look further.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By occhis
That's good info and will save many of us the...

That's good info and will save many of us the time that it takes to figure these little frustrating things out. Thanks for the good detail.
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