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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By jfmjr442
you need to replace the sensors if the light is...

you need to replace the sensors if the light is on the dashboard. It may only be one however in my experience they usually break when you try to remove them from the brake pad. You can try to reuse...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-21-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By jfmjr442
Tool I used from Harbor Freight

For those that see this in the future, this toll worked on the "bitch clip" for me. Get it at Harbor Freight for under $3

HTH

John
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-26-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 329
Posted By jfmjr442
Need help in Winston-Salem

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7159021#post7159021

thanks

john
Forum: Southeast Regional - AR, AL, GA, FL, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN 10-26-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 585
Posted By jfmjr442
Need help in Winston Salem

My sons 1998 328 has the dreaded ignition tumbler spin and he cannot get the car to start. I am in MD and am hoping i can find a forum member to help me and my son out so i don't have to drive down...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-27-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By jfmjr442
OP - I live in Kensington and am gathering parts...

OP - I live in Kensington and am gathering parts that I plan on painting with color matched spray cans and clear coat.

I have never painted a body panel other than with primer, but it appears that...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-20-2010, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,116
Posted By jfmjr442
looks like 2 plastic pins # 51478126285 holds it...

looks like 2 plastic pins # 51478126285 holds it in place

HTH

John
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-17-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By jfmjr442
OEM instructions attached HTH John

OEM instructions attached

HTH

John
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-11-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By jfmjr442
I had same issue as well

I had same issue as well
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-02-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,185
Posted By jfmjr442
use some 3M emblem adhesive tape, will work and...

use some 3M emblem adhesive tape, will work and is removeable

HTH

John
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-06-2009, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By jfmjr442
you can likely disassemble the rear brakes, pull...

you can likely disassemble the rear brakes, pull the rotor and caliper and then clean and adjust the pads. Also use some emory cloth to scuff the old brake shoes and inside of the rotor. Take it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By jfmjr442
I look at servicing my car (any car) by systems -...

I look at servicing my car (any car) by systems - brake system, cooling system, fuel system, suspension systems as well as maintain all fluids (changing oil, tranny and diff). Anitfreeze and brake...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,178
Posted By jfmjr442
I am in the same state having done all of this to...

I am in the same state having done all of this to my 2001 540i/6. I have plans to do the CCV along with Valley pan gasket and intake gaskets likely in early fall. Also I did not see a brake fluid...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,604
Posted By jfmjr442
BMW Excluservice in Rockville - 301-231-5400 ext...

BMW Excluservice in Rockville - 301-231-5400 ext 1 ask for Bob Crocker - fair and reasonable

HTH

John
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By jfmjr442
Do you have a CEL? Is your oil milky? Oil...

Do you have a CEL?
Is your oil milky?
Oil level too high like coolant leaked in?
Coolant level still same?
Have you pressure tested cooling system?
What color was the smoke, white, blue,black?...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,604
Posted By jfmjr442
this is my 1970 442 Convertible - DD 2001 540i/6 ...

this is my 1970 442 Convertible - DD 2001 540i/6
http://rides.webshots.com/photo/1104774182031481261PmXLDV
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By jfmjr442
Search for any DIY on shifter change. Hardest...

Search for any DIY on shifter change. Hardest part is getting the shifter cup out, you'll likely have to break it into a few pieces

Quick DIY

Inside car

Pull up on knob to remove - don't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,103
Posted By jfmjr442
yes the bulbs can be replaced. Requires removal...

yes the bulbs can be replaced. Requires removal of the cluster - which is easy. Best to replace all when you are there. I believe there are 2 - search cluster removal or dash trim rings for DIY on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2009, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,467
Posted By jfmjr442
Glad you got it off. Putting a lugnut on will...

Glad you got it off. Putting a lugnut on will keep disc from hitting your foot :) when smacking with a hammer
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2009, 05:24 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,331
Posted By jfmjr442
69k - rad sprung pin hole leak - did a complete...

69k - rad sprung pin hole leak - did a complete overhaul - no issues at 85k - it appeared that the rad had been replaced once before as well. I am 3rd owner

John
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2009, 05:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By jfmjr442
search ignition switch John

search ignition switch

John
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By jfmjr442
Are your oil filter housing bushings broken. Oil...

Are your oil filter housing bushings broken. Oil filter housing could be clanking against something. Fix the oil filter housing mounting situation, check oil filter o ring for good seal and fill to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2008, 04:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,556
Posted By jfmjr442
Start with a compression test and leak down test....

Start with a compression test and leak down test. You also do a pressure test on your cooling system, but that may not be enough pressure ton show a HG leak.

John
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2008, 04:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,556
Posted By jfmjr442
Start with a compression test and leak down test ...

Start with a compression test and leak down test

John
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2008, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,556
Posted By jfmjr442
White smoke can equal coolant in combustion. Are...

White smoke can equal coolant in combustion. Are you lsoing coolant? Exhaust smeel sweet? For your sake i hope not because that can mean a headgasket leak?

John
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,884
Posted By jfmjr442
try your spare key

try your spare key
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