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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-25-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By roboe60
Was there any water in the ditch?

Was there any water in the ditch?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-25-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By roboe60
^ +1. The vent is easy to remove.

^ +1. The vent is easy to remove.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-18-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By roboe60
I didn't know FL had inspections. I have had my...

I didn't know FL had inspections. I have had my 530i there for 7 years and have only had to renew the plate/registration each year.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-11-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By roboe60
I use oembimmerparts.com. Prices are good and...

I use oembimmerparts.com. Prices are good and service is outstanding.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-31-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By roboe60
My ordinary 27 mm wrench worked just fine. Some...

My ordinary 27 mm wrench worked just fine. Some have it ground down to make it thinner, but check it first. If you are careful, you should be OK.

I used bimmertoolrental.com and the tools were...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-25-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By roboe60
Loosen and re- torque plugs to spec.

Loosen and re- torque plugs to spec.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By roboe60
+1 Change it every other month which would put...

+1 Change it every other month which would put you 6,000-9,000 miles between oil changes. Perfectly fine when using synthetic oil.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-15-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 830
Posted By roboe60
Try pushing the connector down as tight as...

Try pushing the connector down as tight as possible, then squeeze the clips and wiggle it off.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-14-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By roboe60
I really like your 7 and the pics are nicely...

I really like your 7 and the pics are nicely done. As others have said, I too would not normally go fo such a mod, but it just looks so different that it is neat.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-14-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 830
Posted By roboe60
I evidently have weak fingers because I had to...

I evidently have weak fingers because I had to use a pair of pliers and gently squeeze from both sides. It came right off. (Without breaking!)
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-14-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By roboe60
The little green clips around the parameter? ...

The little green clips around the parameter? They break, so have some on hand. They are cheap enough at the dealer.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-14-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By roboe60
Here is the link to Lowes. Harbor Freight may...

Here is the link to Lowes. Harbor Freight may have them as well.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_338384-25428-85704_1z0wchd__?productId=3387676&pl=1

I also have this from Home Depot and it works great...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-14-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By roboe60
Use a 10 mm flexible, ratcheting box end wrench...

Use a 10 mm flexible, ratcheting box end wrench for the back bolt(s) Picked mine up at Lowes.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-12-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By roboe60
I did the same with my passenger headlight. No...

I did the same with my passenger headlight. No flaking at all on the driver side.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-11-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By roboe60
+1 on E38.org. There is a write-up posted...

+1 on E38.org.
There is a write-up posted there. Passenger side is easy, driver side takes a little longer, but your done with both sides in 40 mins. And, you will be glad you replaced them,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-11-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By roboe60
One likely suspect is the PCV (rear cover on the...

One likely suspect is the PCV (rear cover on the intake manifold). Pull your dipstick and check for suction at the opening. Is your SES light on?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-09-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By roboe60
Was your replacement PCV (rear cover) OEM ? I...

Was your replacement PCV (rear cover) OEM ?
I saw in your other post that you replaced it
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-08-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By roboe60
I have tried Mobil 0w40, Castrol 0w30 and Castrol...

I have tried Mobil 0w40, Castrol 0w30 and Castrol 0w40 without a noticeable change in the Vanos noise. I have rebuilt Vanos units ready to install. I can't stand the noise any longer. I did not...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-25-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By roboe60
I replaced both sides a few months ago. It was...

I replaced both sides a few months ago. It was surprisingly easy. Here is a link to a write-up on E38.org:

http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/528943
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-16-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By roboe60
Are you getting the Failsafe message on the dash?...

Are you getting the Failsafe message on the dash? How old is your battery and have you had it tested?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-15-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By roboe60
Replaced mine last year using this guide from...

Replaced mine last year using this guide from E38.org. Very easy job and it sure improves the looks compared to the old, crumbling seal.
http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/481753
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
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Views: 902
Posted By roboe60
Mobil 0W-40 and Castrol Edge 0W-30 (Euro Formula)...

Mobil 0W-40 and Castrol Edge 0W-30 (Euro Formula) are both BMW approved and are priced well at Walmart (Mobil) and Autozone during their oil change specials (Castrol)
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-01-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By roboe60
^+1 on the heater hose(s). If you find one hose...

^+1 on the heater hose(s). If you find one hose to be the source of the leak, replace all four while you are back there.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-22-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By roboe60
I couldn't find the spring, so I replaced the...

I couldn't find the spring, so I replaced the entire assembly
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-21-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By roboe60
The windows have probably delaminated.

The windows have probably delaminated.
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