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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By chiefwej
Your FSU should be replaced. It is draining the...

Your FSU should be replaced. It is draining the battery by running the fan (often at very low speeds) even when the car is turned off. Next you probably need a new battery.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By chiefwej
Spray on some WD-40, wipe it off with a soft...

Spray on some WD-40, wipe it off with a soft cloth. That should remove the transfer paint. Rinse then re-wax the area.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By chiefwej
Yes, there is a plastic clutch stop that was...

Yes, there is a plastic clutch stop that was originally installed. Since it is just plastic, it's possible if you slam the clutch pedal down for it flex to one side and to catch on the pedal. You...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By chiefwej
Only in the US can hydrocracked crude (Group III)...

Only in the US can hydrocracked crude (Group III) be labeled as synthetic. In Europe synthetic oils have to be made from true synthetic (Group IV) base stock.

Every oil that is BMW LL-01...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By chiefwej
Only the Euro Formula 0w40 is BMW LL01 rated oil....

Only the Euro Formula 0w40 is BMW LL01 rated oil. But not everyone cares if their oil is recommended by BMW.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,583
Posted By chiefwej
Costco started advertising that their gas had...

Costco started advertising that their gas had four times as much of the fuel sytem cleaning additive as "normal" gas about two years ago. My suspicion is that is when the gas began meeting Top Tier...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 39,826
Posted By chiefwej
If you are referring to the electrical connector,...

If you are referring to the electrical connector, I don't think any gas additive would any affect on that.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 39,826
Posted By chiefwej
FYI: Costco gas is now Top Tier certified.

FYI: Costco gas is now Top Tier certified.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 469
Posted By chiefwej
If you don't know what you are doing you can...

If you don't know what you are doing you can easily cause damage to the system. If the system was de pressurized you need to evacuate it with a vacuum pump. If it was open to the atmosphere you also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 479
Posted By chiefwej
Yep, we are way over-taxed here in 'Mercia. Need...

Yep, we are way over-taxed here in 'Mercia. Need to cut that damn government right down to size. Hell, I'm paying about $70 a year registration and $3.70 a gallon for gas for my 540. Just think, I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By chiefwej
I've had that exact same thing happen twice. I...

I've had that exact same thing happen twice. I was very sure that I tightened the bolt and used loctite when I replaced it. Still happened again. I don't understand exactly why, but when I pulled...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By chiefwej
I thought it was the vent, but changing the O...

I thought it was the vent, but changing the O ring made the "leak" go away, at least for a couple years. Time for another new O ring.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By chiefwej
Do NOT use any metal tools. It is very easy to...

Do NOT use any metal tools. It is very easy to break the windshield with just the lightest tap or pressure on the edge of the glass.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By chiefwej
Yep, high cluster should hold whatever you have...

Yep, high cluster should hold whatever you have selected.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By chiefwej
Look carefully at the power steering pump.. I...

Look carefully at the power steering pump.. I have seen the bolts come loose and result in a shredded belt TWICE.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 966
Posted By chiefwej
Staggered sizes or square, OEM or replica?

Staggered sizes or square, OEM or replica?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By chiefwej
Start the car, turn on the radio then flip down...

Start the car, turn on the radio then flip down the visor. Try both driver and passangers side. Does it make any electrical systems go wierd? If so it's the ignition switch.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,003
Posted By chiefwej
+1 That's what's in mine

+1
That's what's in mine
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,625
Posted By chiefwej
Wow, a ten year old tread brought back from the...

Wow, a ten year old tread brought back from the dead.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,496
Posted By chiefwej
It always gets me when a young person on a tight...

It always gets me when a young person on a tight budget wants to buy a sport/luxury car that cost in the $50,000-60,000 range when new. The purcase price of these cars may have dropped but the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By chiefwej
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No hockey pucks needed. The blue jack is from Harbor Freight. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By chiefwej
I have the Arcan aluminum jack from Costco and a...

I have the Arcan aluminum jack from Costco and a similar jack from Harbor Freight. If you can, get the one from Costco, it make the HF jack look like junk. It was out of stock at Costco for a very...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By chiefwej
"My girl friend gave me a jump and my car...

"My girl friend gave me a jump and my car started".
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By chiefwej
When i had to replace my radiator for the second...

When i had to replace my radiator for the second time, i just switched to Evans NPG. Problem solved! No pressure, no leaks, no problems.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 871
Posted By chiefwej
Replacing the FSU takes about 20 min. if you have...

Replacing the FSU takes about 20 min. if you have no experience working on cars. Only tool needed is a screwdriver. A new FSU cost about $50.
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