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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By retiredat44
Lightbulb gunked up? carbon? carbon is normal, in the...

gunked up? carbon? carbon is normal, in the ports... but if it is caked from oil and not cooked off it will eventually choke the engine,, there are cleaning tanks for metals, and special cleaning...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 36,161
Posted By retiredat44
Exclamation I use a cheap android tablet to use with an old...

I use a cheap android tablet to use with an old dice unit that came with my used 530i BMW. The aux works ok. The tablet is sucky, and it will shut down after a few minutes unless you install a free...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,373
Posted By retiredat44
Can't the problem with the head bolt be fixed?...

Can't the problem with the head bolt be fixed? Heli-coil? Shouldn't the head be taken off to get a looksee?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,008
Posted By retiredat44
Wink I had an MG midget that went 110 mph... :tsk: and...

I had an MG midget that went 110 mph... :tsk: and it was stock and old
Forum: Parting Out 06-16-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By retiredat44
still looking for proper Batt+ jumper cover, mine...

still looking for proper Batt+ jumper cover, mine was lost a couple years ago.. see photo. Long story, but the short is the dealer could never find me the proper cover, I paid them and they kept...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By retiredat44
check upper and lower control arms.. or thrust...

check upper and lower control arms.. or thrust arms... on suspension.. for vibration if the steering wheels also shakes or shimmies during braking at highway speed.. BMW has a weird problem when...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 06-13-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,540
Posted By retiredat44
the plastic in my BMW is very cheap and breaks so...

the plastic in my BMW is very cheap and breaks so easy, and the parts are way too expensive, they gouge people on prices for every part! While it's fun to drive and great when not broken, these are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By retiredat44
well, after al this time car is running xlint,...

well, after al this time car is running xlint, replaced the OFHG a while back, the fan belt while there, and that valve cover gasket.. I also have new brakes all the way around.
Would not mind a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By retiredat44
Question send some of that rain back to the Northwest! It...

send some of that rain back to the Northwest! It has been dry here for a few weeks! :dunno: I am glad it worked out for you.... :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By retiredat44
oil leaks... brake rotors clean... otherwise,...

oil leaks... brake rotors clean... otherwise, sounds like a really good price to me... check tire and wheel sizes, sometime people swap wheels... check spare tire.. tools complete? etc... one more...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By retiredat44
Sounds like shock/struts to me.. I lived in San...

Sounds like shock/struts to me.. I lived in San Diego for 30 years... have travelled all over and different countries, San Diego is no worse.. and in many respects better.. the only parts I hate are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,373
Posted By retiredat44
This DIY would have been much easier to read if...

This DIY would have been much easier to read if it was said that 'I took the old piece that fits over the door seam where the seal attaches, and added a new piece from the new seal/hose, combined...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 31,388
Posted By retiredat44
Lightbulb I went with a platinum single ground plug and...

I went with a platinum single ground plug and said that on *cough* another BMW forum, and the minions there went ballistic... they had no clue that single prong ground was the same and the stupid 4...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By retiredat44
might as well replace pistons, rings, and get the...

might as well replace pistons, rings, and get the top end redone. No need to touch bottom end except to pull the rods. check the cylinders for wear. Use a micrometer. Might want to get some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By retiredat44
Lightbulb I just had a new windshield put in (cracked forma...

I just had a new windshield put in (cracked forma rock) and saw the drain holes in the plastic under the brake master cylinder. It had debris from plants and trees... there are many drains on the BMW...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By retiredat44
sorry, I don't have that info at the moment......

sorry, I don't have that info at the moment... plus I believe each model is different. So, you have to look up your model... just look on the Internet and find the figures in the specs book, not just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,092
Posted By retiredat44
I am happy for anyone that gets a decent deal. I...

I am happy for anyone that gets a decent deal. I cannot afford to try to get a deal. I will probably just wait until I can get a name brand unit. I am pretty happy with what I have. Sure, it could be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 679
Posted By retiredat44
Lightbulb yes, I remember that exact issue on many cars,...

yes, I remember that exact issue on many cars, the clip rattles if not secure... :mad:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By retiredat44
Lightbulb well, buy them and swap them out... if I can do...

well, buy them and swap them out... if I can do it anyone can... :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 56,298
Posted By retiredat44
Thumbs up I replaced the upper front thrust/control arms,...

I replaced the upper front thrust/control arms, and I was using my old torque wrench and was not tight enough on the ball joint end bolts on the hub. I went back and tightened them up the rest of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By retiredat44
Thumbs up Fixed Steering wheel and Front end jutter and shimmy when braking

I am so happy about how great it drives! I am passing this on, maybe it will help others who have worked on their cars only to not have the shimmy gone. A follow up on the nuts and bolts might help....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By retiredat44
Exclamation geeesh,, wish this board would let me use...

geeesh,, wish this board would let me use exponents,,, even then.. make it + infinity! Cheap crap plastic is being generous! :mad: when I win the lotto, which great car has less plastic? :confused:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 514
Posted By retiredat44
I went with group size 49. A Bosch battery a...

I went with group size 49. A Bosch battery a while back. Can't skimp on a good battery. IMHO
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By retiredat44
Question Question about cable for Bluetooth

I have a 2001 530i that currently has a Cellphone package, but no Bluetooh installed.
It also currently has a Dice that was installed by someone, and the cable is currently sitting in the backset...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-19-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 23,045
Posted By retiredat44
hmm.... Well, I don't a killer sound system...

hmm....

Well, I don't a killer sound system (I don't want a boom box,.. I want the full features stereo with gps, and Bluetooth) A really nice sound system is good with me, but no boom-boom, I am...
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