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Forum: Cars - Private Party 07-26-2012, 06:59 PM
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Posted By Qbrozen
Deposit Received

Deposit Received
Forum: Cars - Private Party 07-17-2012, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Qbrozen
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2012, 11:17 AM
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Views: 2,399
Posted By Qbrozen
Huh? I've driven nothing BUT synchronized...

Huh?
I've driven nothing BUT synchronized transmissions and when the clutch is shot, it most certainly grinds.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,399
Posted By Qbrozen
if clutch wasn't releasing, you'd get grinding. ...

if clutch wasn't releasing, you'd get grinding.
What exactly is banging, though? Does the car lurch when you force it into gear but still have the clutch depressed?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,358
Posted By Qbrozen
You can't compare it to other cars for sale...

You can't compare it to other cars for sale unless you've actually seen and inspected those other cars. There are so many dogs out there.

I do think it is high, though, for an automatic. If...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,859
Posted By Qbrozen
So what is happening then, I presume, is that the...

So what is happening then, I presume, is that the level is rising, but of course since the top of our float rods are held in place by the cap, the float is forcefully submerged in the rising coolant....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,859
Posted By Qbrozen
Huh. Now that is interesting. So does your...

Huh. Now that is interesting. So does your coolant level warning come on, too?

Playing with it this morning, I am kind of suspecting it is sinking with pressure in the system. I'm not an engineer,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,859
Posted By Qbrozen
*sigh* alright. thanks, guys. On the bright...

*sigh*
alright. thanks, guys. On the bright side, I still have some BMW coolant left over.

I will say, I inspected the tank and it seemed to be pretty nice. Looking at that thread linked above,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,859
Posted By Qbrozen
I know. I just figured for that ONE part, how bad...

I know. I just figured for that ONE part, how bad could they screw it up. I have seen a number of posts with people using the Uro expansion tank, so kinda took a leap of faith on that one. I actually...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,754
Posted By Qbrozen
Ingersoll Rand pneumatic. No need for cordless...

Ingersoll Rand pneumatic.
No need for cordless when you have a compressor.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,859
Posted By Qbrozen
I thought about the air pocket. I've done 2...

I thought about the air pocket. I've done 2 different bleed procedures (initially when I filled, where I ran the car with heater on and bleed screw open, then again just yesterday where I followed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,859
Posted By Qbrozen
sticking coolant float?

So I just did a full cooling overhaul. The problem I'm having is that the float does not rise back up when the car cools down.

So I open the cap and look... float is at or near the bottom. I can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,130
Posted By Qbrozen
where in NJ? There is a member on the 1addicts...

where in NJ?
There is a member on the 1addicts board that has a shop down in the Atlantic City area. I also met a BMW shop owner from Staten Island at an autoX event. I can definitely provide you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By Qbrozen
Thank you! Right on both counts. Seems to be all...

Thank you! Right on both counts. Seems to be all good now. Now on to my unrelated idle issue.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By Qbrozen
cooling overhaul help

So I started the cooling overhaul a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, I couldn't do it all at once due to time constraints. Anyway, I've got 2 problems... possibly related. 1 is an unidentified...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By Qbrozen
So you could get a Sport without the sport seats?...

So you could get a Sport without the sport seats? I mean, the steering wheel and trim is easily changed, right? Also, I noticed the wheels. Sure, someone could change the seats, too, but that's a bit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By Qbrozen
Just out of curiosity ... what makes it a Sport...

Just out of curiosity ... what makes it a Sport model, in this case? I thought Sports came with the Sport seats?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,276
Posted By Qbrozen
oh good god. Don't bother with the Accord!! It...

oh good god. Don't bother with the Accord!! It seems like a good idea at first, but after 3 months you will be hating it. Trust me, I tried that compromise already. IMHO, there is a size/weight limit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,276
Posted By Qbrozen
I can sympathize. I'm going to be selling mine...

I can sympathize. I'm going to be selling mine very shortly. It is my backup car, though, so it won't be replaced with anything more expensive. I've been bitten by the mod bug on my 135i, so I'd...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By Qbrozen
chain guides as preventative maintenance

Just curious what the consensus is on this. My water pump gave up the ghost 2 nights ago, so I've pulled the cooling system and ordered up all the parts for a full overhaul.

While that is all out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,328
Posted By Qbrozen
Well, technically, that's what most aftermarket...

Well, technically, that's what most aftermarket alternators are. That's why they want your core back when you buy one. He only replaced the bearings, but the brushes inside can be replaced, too, when...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,741
Posted By Qbrozen
I concur with the above. If you need to rely...

I concur with the above.

If you need to rely on an inexpensive car for daily transportation, a BMW is NOT the answer!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By Qbrozen
neither price is terribly unreasonable. As other...

neither price is terribly unreasonable. As other say, it is all about condition and needs at this age, and less about the miles. I bought mine with over 140k, but it was cleaner and better cared for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-10-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,372
Posted By Qbrozen
Is your 540 an automatic? Because my 6-speed is...

Is your 540 an automatic? Because my 6-speed is quite a bit faster than my G35x was (then again, mine was a 2004). As for weight, they are virtually tied in the curb weight department, but, to me,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,372
Posted By Qbrozen
Buy and drive what you like ... but comparing...

Buy and drive what you like ... but comparing almost any newer car to an older one isn't exactly a fair fight when it comes to reliability. Just the fact that you are stepping up to a newer car will...
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