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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,462
Posted By gchand
That's great to hear, and for the naysayers those...

That's great to hear, and for the naysayers those 34K miles in Mexico are about 68K US miles ;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By gchand
Yes the offer was a joint BMW NA/local dealership...

Yes the offer was a joint BMW NA/local dealership deal. Sounds like you have had excellent experience(s) though. Instead of simply relying on my faulty memory, my notes from then reflected $700 not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By gchand
If it were me and VDO says it works on their...

If it were me and VDO says it works on their bench then I would have to look at possible problems on the car side. Have you consulted VDO as to what could go awry on the vehicle side/install? Until I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By gchand
Last year, 2013, around June I attempted such on...

Last year, 2013, around June I attempted such on a 2003 with documented pixel failures occurring at year 5, 2008. BMW offered me a deal that would cost me ~ $750 out of pocket. Ain't no "goodwill" to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-12-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 57,670
Posted By gchand
I wish that was applicable in this locale, but...

I wish that was applicable in this locale, but none of the parts houses are carrying refills anymore around here. Went to the dealer 4 days ago for refills - $18.65 per!!! 3 years ago I bought them...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By gchand
I don't think so. The vents are intended to be...

I don't think so. The vents are intended to be replaced given that they are sold apart from the radiator, don't you think? Radiator is only 3 years old. I can see why the original Behr vent failed -...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By gchand
Extracted the vent by prying with flat blade...

Extracted the vent by prying with flat blade driver. Came out intact except for 2 of the 3 snap tabs. Couple of pics showing results. Note the flat rubber gasket on the original Behr unit. Hopefully...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By gchand
If I understood your original reasons for trying...

If I understood your original reasons for trying to remove this nipple, they related somehow to the removal of the rest of the cooling system?? I actually have a leak coming out of the elbow...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By gchand
How did you get it out?

How did you get it out?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By gchand
Radiator Vent L Nipple

Has anyone successfully removed this from the top left of radiator without it snapping and leaving its internal section in the radiator?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,613
Posted By gchand
Just an aside - have you noticed how the OE...

Just an aside - have you noticed how the OE rubber seals and gaskets tend to deteriorate much too soon, like the windshield and back glass surrounds, cowling surrounds, the headlight to hood gasket,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,613
Posted By gchand
Just an aside - have you noticed how the OE...

Just an aside - have you noticed how the OE rubber seals and gaskets tend to deteriorate much too soon, like the windshield and back glass surrounds, cowling surrounds, the headlight to hood gasket,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 487
Posted By gchand
Just have +1 on the VR gasket having had ongoing...

Just have +1 on the VR gasket having had ongoing leaks- went with the dealer's kit this last time and swear I couldn't see any difference, but sure do hope for better results. Now in all fairness,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 419
Posted By gchand
I missed the obvious - just spring for a new...

I missed the obvious - just spring for a new expansion tank as well -Behr. Oh, there might be a couple of plastic radiator hangers you should get to be on the safe side in case these break - cheap -...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 419
Posted By gchand
You might price out a kit with AutohausAZ - free...

You might price out a kit with AutohausAZ - free shipping on orders over $75 I think. They tend to offer OEM stuff along with alternatives. Looking at your list I would add the upper radiator hose,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,239
Posted By gchand
The pic above of the ECS pulley show it having 3...

The pic above of the ECS pulley show it having 3 bolt holes vs the standard 4??

EDIT - mistake. Pictured is the power steering pump pulley, not the water pump pulley
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,239
Posted By gchand
I put the URO alloy power steering pulley on 42K...

I put the URO alloy power steering pulley on 42K miles ago- spins true and the machining was smooth. Can't recall what brand but had to return a sorry alloy pulley that had sharp & jagged groove...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-04-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By gchand
Yes I did. They are all on the same plane on my...

Yes I did. They are all on the same plane on my M54
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-04-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By gchand
That's what I did - torqued the top 4 first....

That's what I did - torqued the top 4 first. Should be noted in some best practice installation instructions.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By gchand
Anyway this is the 2nd pic showing the...

Anyway this is the 2nd pic showing the orientation of the 6 OFH bolt holes. Notice the lower 2, nos. 5&6 bolts holes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By gchand
I did not evaluate the o-rings in terms of...

I did not evaluate the o-rings in terms of material diameter and circumference diameter in mm, wlhich I guess is the actual scale to use. However the vendor BMP Design out of Tyler, TX, uses inches...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By gchand
Oil Filter Housing design issue

On having to redo the OFH gasket and learning that the dealership parts & repair shops sell/do a ton of these jobs I decided to see if I could discern why these are so prone to leaking. While the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By gchand
Just a FYI about the replacement coolant hose...

Just a FYI about the replacement coolant hose o-rings that johnstern turned me on to with the admonition to carefully measure which size you need. Well it turns out that the o-ring sizes BMP Design...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By gchand
I sourced virtually all of the cooling system...

I sourced virtually all of the cooling system overhaul kit from Autohaus AZ. The Stewart pump was $165 then. I see they just recently bumped it to $195

The manuf claim is it provides 20% improved...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By gchand
bluebee under what thread/sticky do all your...

bluebee under what thread/sticky do all your excellent posts/threads can be found. My search skills are lacking.:eeps:

ps my grammar too given the above question but I think you get the drift.
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