Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 999
Search took 0.84 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: Fudman
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Fudman
Yes, most 225/50-16 tires have a 24.9" diameter. ...

Yes, most 225/50-16 tires have a 24.9" diameter. A 225/55-15 would be a slightly smaller diameter (24.8") but definitely workable. However, the pickings are slim in that tire size category.,
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Fudman
The "technology" behind halogen bulbs achieving a...

The "technology" behind halogen bulbs achieving a whiter beam, instead of a yellow tint, is to simply add a blue tint to the bulb. By absorbing this portion of the light spectrum, the headlight...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Fudman
[QUOTE=bem-ster;9707730]If I can remove my...

[QUOTE=bem-ster;9707730]If I can remove my interior rear door panel on the locked door, is there hope for me to access that actuator thereby removing or disengaging it? Yes I'm assuming that by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2016, 03:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 934
Posted By Fudman
The bigger part of the cost is the labor to...

The bigger part of the cost is the labor to install it, not the part. If you DIY, go with the lifetime warranty (FCP or Autozone). If you pay to have it done, go with the Lemforder or Meyle HD arm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Fudman
Try this:...

Try this: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3720188&postcount=22

Otherwise you must do this: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5343590&postcount=21

Here is the DIY...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By Fudman
It is not a 530, it's a 525. Big difference. ...

It is not a 530, it's a 525. Big difference. But you have the 5 speed. Lots of replaced parts. If he has records, I would check the brand of parts used. Stay away from cheap parts or you will be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,041
Posted By Fudman
I would recommend considering the Nissens...

I would recommend considering the Nissens radiator vice the OEM Behr. Behr has shifted production to China with a commensurate decrease in quality. Do a search on this forum for additional info on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2016, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Fudman
I believe it is spelled "Wurth". And yes, it is...

I believe it is spelled "Wurth". And yes, it is a near perfect match.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2016, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By Fudman
If your lock will not unlock the door, the only...

If your lock will not unlock the door, the only way to open the door to remove the door panel is to drill a hole through the door panel to disable the actuator. Do a search for my thread on "door...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2016, 04:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By Fudman
Interesting. My car (530 sport/auto @ 130K) has...

Interesting. My car (530 sport/auto @ 130K) has the exact same symptoms. My hum becomes audible around 40-50 mph and is very noticeable above 60 mph. I think it might be the tires (DWS) but I'm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,541
Posted By Fudman
Great thread. I am now at 130K and want to...

Great thread. I am now at 130K and want to replace my rear shocks. After 130K, I am due. Just need to know if any other parts need to be replaced. This thread is very helpful. I am also noticing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By Fudman
2002 530i / Sport / Automatic / 130K / 23 mpg...

2002 530i / Sport / Automatic / 130K / 23 mpg local / 30 mpg highway @ 65 mph, 28 mpg @ 80 mph
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Fudman
At your rate of driving, that should be about 5...

At your rate of driving, that should be about 5 days! :rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By Fudman
Interesting. I have been having issues with the...

Interesting. I have been having issues with the U-joint on my steering column. This occurred after the initial clicking sound, about a year ago. I thought this was an unrelated issue. My steering...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2016, 04:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By Fudman
No, there are several manufacturers (Bilstein,...

No, there are several manufacturers (Bilstein, Koni, etc.) that make struts that are compatible with the sport suspension.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By Fudman
After I posted this problem, the noise went away...

After I posted this problem, the noise went away before I attempted to fix it. It's been about twenty months and 8k miles since this problem arose and all has been good. However, the clicking has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 957
Posted By Fudman
If that is the limit to the damage, that looks...

If that is the limit to the damage, that looks purely cosmetic. A little compound and elbow grease and that should buff right out. Or just get a new door.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 676
Posted By Fudman
+1, your symptoms are aligned with Vanos seal...

+1, your symptoms are aligned with Vanos seal degradation. Do the DISA repair first, If you experience the same symptoms, replace the Vanos seals.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By Fudman
The damping rates for compression and rebound for...

The damping rates for compression and rebound for all models of shocks/struts vary by manufacturer. They are designed to work with the matched set produced by the manufacturer. If you mix brands,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Fudman
I strongly suggest that you read your codes with...

I strongly suggest that you read your codes with a BMW code reader (Peake, GT-1, etc.). I had the same issue (see my thread below). I initially used my ODBII reader which gave those same codes. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By Fudman
In my BIL's E60, the Vanos rattle occurred only...

In my BIL's E60, the Vanos rattle occurred only when the engine was cold. It would go away as the car (& oil) warmed up. It was sporadic, not a constant rattle. If you had some marbles in a coffee...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By Fudman
Have you confirmed if your door was locked or...

Have you confirmed if your door was locked or unlocked? It sounds like it is locked, which means your actuator has failed. Use there second link I referenced to unlock the door. Replace the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2016, 04:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By Fudman
I can't speak for the V8 as I have only done the...

I can't speak for the V8 as I have only done the M54 (I6) double Vanos (4X) seal replacement.

1) The actual DIY procedure for seal replacement is relatively simple. Just follow the Beisan DIY. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Fudman
Raj (Beisan owner) came up with the fix for the...

Raj (Beisan owner) came up with the fix for the Vanos system. He is THE authority on all things Vanos. Buy from Beisan and you are assured of getting the proper parts. In addition, use his DIY...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Fudman
You should definitely buy this rare low mileage...

You should definitely buy this rare low mileage example of the V8. You can clearly afford the maintenance, which should be relatively low. The biggest concern are the plastic parts in the cooling...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 999

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms