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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By aa240sx
they were nearly sold out of this at the...

they were nearly sold out of this at the clairemont wal-mart in SD yesterday, but managed to pickup 1 jug. probably stocked up today though. sweet deal!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 315
Posted By aa240sx
Well...I basically put about 10-12K miles/yr on...

Well...I basically put about 10-12K miles/yr on my car mostly freeway and was lucky to have a set of my 19" 245/35/19's last 2 years due to really bad inner tire wear on the fronts. Rears, which are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 315
Posted By aa240sx
coilover prices have come down so much that they...

coilover prices have come down so much that they are totally a better option than replacing springs and shocks. however, at this pricepoint, you can't really do much to adjust ride quality. In fact,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 315
Posted By aa240sx
helmet75 - go to a new alignment shop, rear...

helmet75 - go to a new alignment shop, rear camber can be adjusted via an eccentric bolt. you can actually see this bolt quite easily when looking behind the car.

kris@TSS - more to the point of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By aa240sx
Just wanted to 'end thread' here and say job...

Just wanted to 'end thread' here and say job done!

Finished up the transmission swap on Saturday. All that remained was torquing the guibo bolts to spec and then putting back the heat shields and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By aa240sx
thanks again for the help - was hoping for a...

thanks again for the help - was hoping for a lower torque value 74 ft-lbs is freeeakking a lot!! I did read up that these bolt grades do have markings on the head, so will double check when i get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By aa240sx
Anybody happen to have the torque spec for an 03...

Anybody happen to have the torque spec for an 03 525i 5speed's flex disc guibo bolts/nuts? the bentley shows the following

M10 (8.8 grade) - 35 ft-lbs
M10 (10.9 grade) - 44 ft-lbs
M12 (10.9...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By aa240sx
thanks - actually used your sequence for...

thanks - actually used your sequence for installing the clutch and pressure plate from another thread.

The thing I would really like to streamline is when I go to tighten each of the six guibo...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By aa240sx
Update - Finished installing the transmission...

Update - Finished installing the transmission last night. Took quite a bit of finessing, but did use my trusty tranny adapter and jack. I should point out that I did not remove the lower stabilizer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By aa240sx
crowz - not so clean anymore. no pics (sorry),...

crowz - not so clean anymore. no pics (sorry), but I did some prep work on the 'new to me' tranny, so now it's full of greasy handprints, probably wipe her down though once it's installed.

update...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 653
Posted By aa240sx
working this very thing tonight. I've also read...

working this very thing tonight. I've also read that you should turn the input shaft to ensure the splines line up as it's going in.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By aa240sx
Thanks - I was also going to ask about the...

Thanks - I was also going to ask about the dacromet washers and where they go. I will say this much the dacromet washers do absolutely nothing to prevent corrosion. In three of the six bolts (these...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By aa240sx
Guibo Installation - alternating direction on guibo corresponds to bolt insertion?

Hello,

Currently performing a transmission job and wanted to know if anyone who has removed their drive-shaft has come across this curiosity.

Basically in every picture of an installed guibo,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By aa240sx
Update - completed the driveshaft partial...

Update - completed the driveshaft partial removal. I say partial because though I partially attempted to pull the rear part of the driveshaft I decided 'wtf', my center bearing is fine, I don't want...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By aa240sx
Oil Leak Diagnosis - pictures - rear main seal?

I already have a thread going for a transmission swap with clutch change but looks like I get to potentially add a rear main seal to my list of growing 'to do's'.

Could you all take a look at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By aa240sx
Was able to get a couple things started last...

Was able to get a couple things started last night

1 - Gear Knob & Shifter Removal - pretty straightforward job. In my case, I have an aftermarket knob, so a couple of allen screw turns and that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By aa240sx
asking questions won't be problem, but hopefully...

asking questions won't be problem, but hopefully providing the answers is what I can accomplish for others. So today was my first official day working on this job.

First thing I did was pop the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By aa240sx
Update - I've got just about all the tools and...

Update - I've got just about all the tools and parts I need now and will diving in this evening hoping to accomplish exhaust, driveshaft and heatshield removal. I'll have about 23-24 inches of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By aa240sx
I've been visiting junkyards lately for my E36 (...

I've been visiting junkyards lately for my E36 ( and thus E39 as well) and there's always a lousy $2.00 entry fee, so I always feel like I have to get something so I do have some spare parts I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 846
Posted By aa240sx
OP has been around the block and clearly wants to...

OP has been around the block and clearly wants to take care of his car. personally, before I bought a home, I use to live in an apt and quite truthfully, that apt limited my abilities to keep a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By aa240sx
great advice pleiades - thanks so much. yes it's...

great advice pleiades - thanks so much. yes it's a getrag confirmed by VIN at Mossy BMW when I ordered the parts and this weekend when I saw the getrag stamping on the tranny itself.

am definitely...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By aa240sx
wow the video actually inspired me to do the job!...

wow the video actually inspired me to do the job! However, it did make me more nervous since I don't have access to a lift. I've actually been looking into DIY garages local to me or any shop that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By aa240sx
4' extensions seems like a lot. The diy from the...

4' extensions seems like a lot. The diy from the link cn90 provided suggests getting at the top bolt from the engine bay. If this is possible maybe it doesn't need to be that long?

I have two...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By aa240sx
Thanks cn90. You always seem to access diys I...

Thanks cn90. You always seem to access diys I can't find on an initial search. I will actually be using a friend's transmission jack too.

I also really like the suggestion of using threaded...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By aa240sx
Talking Clutch And Transmission Replacement - sort of a DIY, but more of a journal and tips

Hello,

About to tackle what Pelican Parts considers an 8/10 on skill level, the dreaded clutch replacement on my 03 525i, with a 5sp Getrag 260 transmish.

Added to the insanity is an awful...
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