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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By avu3
Odds my rear upper shock mounts need replaced?

My car has 140k on it. The shocks are likely original given their horrible state. I've got a new set ready to go, along with the front upper mounts (because I thought that was what the clunking...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,587
Posted By avu3
Do you need summer only (rain is ok, but no...

Do you need summer only (rain is ok, but no snow/ice/freezing), or do you need all weather?

Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110 ($440) are summer tires. I've had them on about a year. Done about 10k...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,435
Posted By avu3
I have a 2002 540iA Sport. I have the original...

I have a 2002 540iA Sport. I have the original invoice. The 3.15 diff (no LSD) was a purchased upgrade on my car.

S
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,447
Posted By avu3
These cars are friggin' tanks. I think its part...

These cars are friggin' tanks. I think its part of what separates the Europeans from domestics. Rain, Snow, speed... does not matter. Car is just as composed. We had our first good rain of Winter...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By avu3
When I did it.. initially i was thinking all the...

When I did it.. initially i was thinking all the tutorials were crazy. I couldn't figure out how to get the screws out - very little room. The screws, basically, you're going braille on the front. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By avu3
I bought from Turkey, no problem. Came pretty...

I bought from Turkey, no problem. Came pretty quick, as I recall.

I bought #13 for my car (I bought both... ended up only using the plastic Turkey part exclusively). It looks more like what I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By avu3
I ordered one from a dealer. Ended up getting...

I ordered one from a dealer. Ended up getting Valeo in the box. Of course, now its pouring rain (after months of drought), so it will be a bit before I take it apart.

S
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By avu3
Got my first drive in tonight with it since...

Got my first drive in tonight with it since fixing. Man. I didn't realize how many creaks and rattles it was generating. Its so much nicer and quieter. I probably would have tackled this sooner...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By avu3
Great Tutorial! I missed that one in my research....

Great Tutorial! I missed that one in my research.

And yes I'm sure it's not a fuse or fsr. Changed the fsr first, then used bluebee's threads and links to test the motor itself.

I'll be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By avu3
I think I want totally new. Not a used one nor...

I think I want totally new. Not a used one nor one I rebuilt (my rebuild luck is not the greatest, and this is a difficult to service / critical path item). Mine was making a warbling noise before...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By avu3
HVAC Blower motor brand - any opinions

I need to replace my blower motor (2002 with typical auto climate control)

I see reputable sites carrying FEBI, MTC, Valeo and "Genuine" with about a doubling in price from low to high.

Some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By avu3
huge thanks to Moots. I'm not sure if I suck at...

huge thanks to Moots. I'm not sure if I suck at search or its rare, but that was EXACTLY what I needed. Got the motor out (its not the original, a bolt was missing and its got yellow recycler pen...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By avu3
Thanks Moots. I saw that mentioned in another...

Thanks Moots. I saw that mentioned in another thread as well, after I went into desperation mode and started reading every thread with the word "sunroof" in it.

I think I have to pull the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By avu3
I need some help with Sunroof track alignment

I need some help from some of the folks who've successfully fixed their sunroofs.

I'm not asking about the glass alignment to the body. I'm asking about the arms in the tracks.

My plastic...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By avu3
Excellent video. Thanks. I was just preparing...

Excellent video. Thanks. I was just preparing to take this on today and wanted to refresh my memory.

I was able to find just the broken plastic pieces on eBay shipped from a guy in Europe. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,889
Posted By avu3
12k miles now, at least. Maybe 14k. Still monitor...

12k miles now, at least. Maybe 14k. Still monitor it. Nary a hiccup. I'd buy another.

S
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By avu3
The Trans stuff and alternator/battery is from...

The Trans stuff and alternator/battery is from voltage irregularities. Caused by an alternator not putting out the right voltage/current and/or the battery not accepting the charge at the rate that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By avu3
Most batteries come off the same assy line and...

Most batteries come off the same assy line and just get different stickers. When you get a few of them side by side, its really obvious. I had an Interstate and Autozone side by side for my car,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By avu3
I'm another who had transfailure warning and limp...

I'm another who had transfailure warning and limp mode as first signs of failing batteries and alternators.

Retrospectively, I knew how long my alternator was not working right based on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,406
Posted By avu3
I'm late to the thread. I was going to take a...

I'm late to the thread. I was going to take a contrarian to the 'time to move on" opinions, but you don't need me now.

As already said, any 'new' car you buy (short of one under warranty) is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By avu3
Q's answer killed it. Let me add one other...

Q's answer killed it.

Let me add one other nugget.

Most shops don't understand/refuse to understand that most of these batteries come down the same assembly line and just get a different label...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By avu3
Watch the bsw video. You're going to have to...

Watch the bsw video. You're going to have to fight the shelf out, will feel like its glued in. Just be diligent and use firm pressure. Try not to jerk.

The c pillars have pins along the top edge....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 998
Posted By avu3
What brand water pump is that? I want to hope...

What brand water pump is that? I want to hope its not OEM or one of the popular/well known replacements.

What problem are you chasing if you're changing the water pump as part of a diagnosis?

S
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By avu3
Search should get you a lot of info on the...

Search should get you a lot of info on the rattle. Its the timing chain guides and its not trivial to change them. You might try replacing the tensioner to see if it helps first.

Not sure of a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By avu3
Exclamation Thrust Arm Symptoms - not always Thrust Arms (tires)

I've had progressively worsening symptoms of failed thrust arms. Vibration in the 40-60 range, heavy vibration under braking, worse on cold tires... literally every thread I read on the subject...
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