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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2015, 08:39 AM
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Posted By jarhed1964
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By jarhed1964
My 1999 528i Sport (Your car is NOT an "M-Sport",...

My 1999 528i Sport (Your car is NOT an "M-Sport", just a "Sport) has 294,650 miles on it. I would say you have at least another 100k miles if you maintain it properly. You WILL be spending money,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By jarhed1964
Speaking of cocky^^^ Now you say you don't...

Speaking of cocky^^^

Now you say you don't claim to know anything about cars, yet you demand that I post details about a procedure here so that YOU can judge whether someone who DOES know about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 20,682
Posted By jarhed1964
Oh, I see. Just curious. You should give it a...

Oh, I see. Just curious. You should give it a shot. Plenty of how-tos here and other forums. Once you do it, you'll never forget.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 20,682
Posted By jarhed1964
Just curious... why don't you just change the...

Just curious... why don't you just change the valve cover gaskets?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By jarhed1964
Blue, with all due respect.... I have not...

Blue, with all due respect....

I have not yet gotten this car aligned but will be getting it done on Monday, assuming I can make the time to get to him. Fact is, every post on Bimmerfest, while...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By jarhed1964
My money is on air bubbles. Sounds like he...

My money is on air bubbles. Sounds like he didn't bleed it completely. But if you say that there is still coolant leaking underneath the intake manifold, I would also assume that the rigid hoses...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By jarhed1964
No. See, reading threads here are not a priority...

No. See, reading threads here are not a priority for me. Sorry.

And seriously.... I think I can judge whether or not a professional mechanic is a slouch. Thanks though.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By jarhed1964
I'm not even sure what the ride height is...

I'm not even sure what the ride height is supposed to be, to be honest. It's in the right spot (for me) now, so I imagine I'll go with that.

This guy is no slouch btw. He works exclusively on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By jarhed1964
Tell ya what, these Continentals feel NICE!

Tell ya what, these Continentals feel NICE!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By jarhed1964
interesting. I have rarely seen a reputable shop...

interesting. I have rarely seen a reputable shop without a sign displaying "no customers in shop area". Even my Indy. But then, I rarely visit shops, preferring to do most work myself. There were a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 859
Posted By jarhed1964
Well yeah, that is a given. That thief was...

Well yeah, that is a given. That thief was trying to get away. Can't kill someone who is walking away (aka: shooting them in the back). Obviously if someone was trying to break into my house, I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By jarhed1964
You probably can't find them because most service...

You probably can't find them because most service centers don't allow customers in the garage area. Insurance and all. If I can get in, I'll grab a pic.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 859
Posted By jarhed1964
Sneak up on him with a baseball bat when he...

Sneak up on him with a baseball bat when he breaks in and just beat his ass mercilessly. Bet he doesn't break in again.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By jarhed1964
The shop I'm going to for alignment sets the ride...

The shop I'm going to for alignment sets the ride height. They do use weights. There are many in this area that do, and others who don't but swear it makes no difference. I always default to doing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By jarhed1964
Touring Car knocked it out for $166 and some...

Touring Car knocked it out for $166 and some change. Those guys are awesome and QUICK. They cycled the ABS, went ahead and bled all four wheels again (apparently, I left a lot of bubbles in there),...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By jarhed1964
Not exactly. My 2005 530i has an M54 engine with...

Not exactly. My 2005 530i has an M54 engine with mechanical water pump but electric fan. All factory. If I'm not mistaken, the 2004 had the same setup.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By jarhed1964
I don't know if I would agree with that. I have...

I don't know if I would agree with that. I have seen many MANY of these replaced not only in threads on this and other forums, but also in person. If you are running around in a 15-17 year old E39,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By jarhed1964
Procrastination = MUCH MUCH higher expense and...

Procrastination = MUCH MUCH higher expense and headaches later on.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By jarhed1964
When I think about it, that hose inside diameter...

When I think about it, that hose inside diameter is not very big, and I only pushed the brakes when I absolutely needed them. So, more than likely I slowed the loss of the fluid by taking it easy on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By jarhed1964
I'm not sure how I got any pressure either. As a...

I'm not sure how I got any pressure either. As a matter of fact, it certainly didn't feel like there was much if any. I was literally standing on the floor with the pedal bottomed out and that only...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By jarhed1964
I have no clue whether the residual braking power...

I have no clue whether the residual braking power that I had left came from the front or back, but I literally had to STAND on the pedal to get ANY braking whatsoever. Very unsettling. The last...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By jarhed1964
They are actually called "Brake Hose Right", and...

They are actually called "Brake Hose Right", and "Brake Hose Left", if you want to split hairs, but that actually has ZIP to do with the subject of the thread.

The rear brake hoses from the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By jarhed1964
WELL over 50% down. When I have to stand on the...

WELL over 50% down. When I have to stand on the pedal and drive it into the floor and that only results in MINOR braking, I consider that LOSING brakes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By jarhed1964
Figured I would go ahead and blow an ABS hose today

Figured it was time, so I found the most bone-jarring pot hole and hit it with my passenger side front tire while turning.

You see, I am kind of a sucker for punishment. I'm also a lazy sack of...
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