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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,942
Posted By dvsgene
On the V8, all 3 of the pulleys were the exact...

On the V8, all 3 of the pulleys were the exact same size 70mmx27mm.

Bought 3 Dayco 89052 back in 2009 for $10 ea from Advanced auto. They were all steel construction not the plastic composite....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By dvsgene
No problem and welcome to the forum! Once...

No problem and welcome to the forum!

Once you pull the sleeve off the spindle, assuming it is not damaged, gently tap it back into the carrier knuckle hole with a hammer.

Use a wood block or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By dvsgene
You're not the first to have that happen. Just...

You're not the first to have that happen. Just use a ball joint puller to remove the old sleeve from the old arm. You cannot buy that sleeve by itself from the dealer without buying the WHOLE...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By dvsgene
If you plan for a front suspension overhaul, the...

If you plan for a front suspension overhaul, the time savings overall is worth it. When my center tie rods ball joints started to have play, I decided to overhaul the front suspension all at once...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By dvsgene
Yeah, WHERE?? Others want to avoid another air...

Yeah, WHERE?? Others want to avoid another air bag deployment :thumbup:

We pay our taxes and can't even have decent roads. Especially the Palisades! @$@%
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By dvsgene
Majority of veteran forums members will tel you...

Majority of veteran forums members will tel you to stay away from anything but Lemforder or TRW as many reports of Deutsche Parts failing in less than 10,000 miles, some as little as 5000. But you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By dvsgene
Two good rubber PROTECTANTS are 303 Aerospace and...

Two good rubber PROTECTANTS are 303 Aerospace and Gummi Pledge. They help to prevent further degradation but not "restore"

The sunroof seals are replaceable

Sunroof Seal New Style Part number:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By dvsgene
Battery is worth more than most cars here.

Battery is worth more than most cars here.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By dvsgene
My best guess is a leaking hose or tank. After...

My best guess is a leaking hose or tank. After filling tank, and activating washer, see if there's any fluid spilling out on the floor. Otherwise, if all fluid remainscould also check the washer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,841
Posted By dvsgene
With the right instruments or equipment, one...

With the right instruments or equipment, one could probably measure the variable but I wouldn't worry to much about it when buying a BMW OEM, Eibach, or Dinan bar. It's when you buy some generic...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,841
Posted By dvsgene
depends on how hard the "driver" drives it 99% of...

depends on how hard the "driver" drives it 99% of the time.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,841
Posted By dvsgene
despite it's size a 1mm difference is very...

despite it's size a 1mm difference is very significant increase as torsional rigidity is a 4th factor of the diameter increase



Torsional (or twisting) motion of the bar is actually governed by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By dvsgene
You didn't say which online vendor. but buying...

You didn't say which online vendor. but buying online and not from a dealer always has its risks. It's quite easy for counterfeits to make it's way into the supply chain.

Many times, it's not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,400
Posted By dvsgene
While it is true BMW and many other manufacturers...

While it is true BMW and many other manufacturers build efficient cars, those recent Bimmers also produce more horsepower with the same or even better gas mileage as the E39. I can even risk saying...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,400
Posted By dvsgene
Well in the end, you pay one way or the other: ...

Well in the end, you pay one way or the other:

1) buy a new car fuel efficient car and have guaranteed gas mileage for quite a few years because all parts are new but lose alot to depreciation....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,400
Posted By dvsgene
Bottom line, if after searching for vacuum leaks,...

Bottom line, if after searching for vacuum leaks, tune ups, E85 etc etc, and an E39 owner can't live with bad gas mileage, sell the car and get a 2013 car. They are designed to be fuel efficient for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,615
Posted By dvsgene
Do yourself a favor and learn how to look for and...

Do yourself a favor and learn how to look for and read the date codes on the BMW parts. It's quite possible many things have been changed at that mileage. Why waste money on parts that are relatively...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By dvsgene
Silly question, but is the child safety lock...

Silly question, but is the child safety lock turned off?
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 12-03-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 283,632
Posted By dvsgene
I don't think it matters. T25 or T27. Most people...

I don't think it matters. T25 or T27. Most people have a set. Tighter is always better to avoid stripping.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 899
Posted By dvsgene
There's a reason we veterans call him a...

There's a reason we veterans call him a "smartalex" :thumbup:

and to add to this enlightening thread.... the most important thing for any thread starter is to provide closure.... meaning post back...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By dvsgene
That's why windo weld like caulking is better...

That's why windo weld like caulking is better than weatherstriping foam as it can be molded into any shape like play-doh. If you can't find windo-weld at your local auto parts, you can also buy Frost...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By dvsgene
I used professional speaker caulking. Very...

I used professional speaker caulking. Very similar to windo weld used for vapor barriers. Alternatively, you can use the same width Frost King weather stripping at Home Depot. You just need to dampen...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By dvsgene
Ha ha. So true. All I ever use is the...

Ha ha. So true. All I ever use is the screwdriver.... on other things around the work area....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By dvsgene
As with most other parts: Full price at Dealer OR...

As with most other parts: Full price at Dealer OR used on Ebay.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By dvsgene
Well, the only two places I know of that will...

Well, the only two places I know of that will need over 150ft lbs are engine "Jesus Bolts" and rear carrier ball joint providing plenty of clearance for the extra length.

So, if I had the choice,...
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