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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 678
Posted By Josh P.
Update: The existing radiator was Behr, made in...

Update: The existing radiator was Behr, made in S. Africa. It leaked along the seam where the plastic meets the metal on the driver's side, front (as you face the car). I have no idea what caused it,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 678
Posted By Josh P.
Some addl information on radiators. I spoke...

Some addl information on radiators.

I spoke to Autohausaz, they stock both Behr ($140) and Nissens ($123). They told me their Behrs are "OEM" and made in South Africa. He said no Behr units are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 678
Posted By Josh P.
What's your gut say? Nissens or Behr from a...

What's your gut say? Nissens or Behr from a dealer? (which I can guarantee won't be $145).

Does it matter?

I'm on my second OEM (from dealer) water pump, it was replaced in April 2009 at 58,000...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 678
Posted By Josh P.
It was Behr, where it was made I don't know. VAC...

It was Behr, where it was made I don't know. VAC Motorsports put it in as part of a whole front end rebuild. My guess is it was not German sourced.

Yeah I think I am gonna get a quote on a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 678
Posted By Josh P.
Well the radiator sh@t the bed...

Crack down side, opposite side of the expansion tank, coolant everywhere. For anyone keeping score this was a replacement radiator (Behr/OEM) installed in Jan 2010 after an accident. Had all of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By Josh P.
What is the point of this post? If you have...

What is the point of this post? If you have advice, then offer it. If not, why waste your time typing?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By Josh P.
I had a smoke test done at VAC Motorsports. No...

I had a smoke test done at VAC Motorsports. No leaks. Also a vacuum pressure test. The car idles and accelerates normally. Vanos has been replaced. Fuel filter and spark plugs have less than 5k miles...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By Josh P.
I should have noted that I didn't try cleaning...

I should have noted that I didn't try cleaning the MAF. Maybe I should?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By Josh P.
MAF...which one?

Autohaus AZ lists two: a VDO Siemens for $215 and an OEM "Genuine BMW" for over $400.

Here is the link...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Josh P.
Thanks guys. Since these are separate pumps, it...

Thanks guys. Since these are separate pumps, it does seem odd that neither would work, and leads me to believe that something else might be causing this...the actuator maybe. (Unless the main pump...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Josh P.
Question on windshield washer pump

I was not getting any fluid out of my ww nozzles (or those for the headlights), either by pulling the stalk or using the intensive wash setting. Assuming I was low on fluid (though I had no dash...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Josh P.
Thanks all. I did try duct tape. It also came...

Thanks all. I did try duct tape. It also came off. Maybe I will just buy the part. Thanks for the part number!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Josh P.
ideas on fixing tearing door trim rubber

Anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this? As you can see I tried using Sugru but after a while it came loose.

Rather not replace this entire strip since it's only about two inches that have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Josh P.
Ah yes! That's exactly what it is. Perhaps the...

Ah yes! That's exactly what it is. Perhaps the clips broke somehow or the hose worked its way loose. You're right they would have only taken off the fan shroud not the bumper so it's prob just a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Josh P.
Anyone know what this is and how it should be secured?

I noticed this tube or gasket hanging down below my bumper. I'm not sure what it is--it feels hollow--but I shoved it back under the undercarriage panel, where it stayed until I drove on the highway...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 593
Posted By Josh P.
Close but the Conti's win by a tread! ...

Close but the Conti's win by a tread!
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=UHPAS
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 593
Posted By Josh P.
Nope. 255/40ZR-17: $148 ea 235/45ZR-17: $132...

Nope.
255/40ZR-17: $148 ea
235/45ZR-17: $132 ea
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$560 plus shipping

Those 18s will kill ya man! :) Your wallet and your wheels. They do look good though!

Wow...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 593
Posted By Josh P.
So you didn't get the tire patched? My experience...

So you didn't get the tire patched? My experience has been that the road hazard only covers a tread puncture that cannot be repaired. If that's not the case it would be good to know. In the past I've...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 593
Posted By Josh P.
I ended up buying Conti ExtremeContact DWS, they...

I ended up buying Conti ExtremeContact DWS, they were about $600 for all 4, including shipping. These are actually the highest rated tire on TireRack. The TR tech did not recommend two non matching...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 593
Posted By Josh P.
I think I will just suck it up and get all 4....

I think I will just suck it up and get all 4. Most of the tires I am considering are not that expensive. I just chatted with TireRack and their recs for a year-round (but no snow) tires were:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 593
Posted By Josh P.
Correct, different brands front and rear, and...

Correct, different brands front and rear, and obviously wear levels. I will measure the fronts to see where they are but they are near full tread.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 593
Posted By Josh P.
tires: OK for rears and fronts not to match?

I am running a staggered set up, 17" Falken ZIEX 912s on all corners.

They have about 11,000 miles on them, but nearly full tread. However, they are asymmetrical tread and I have found the rears...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Josh P.
Thanks Fud, I believe many a work hour was wasted...

Thanks Fud, I believe many a work hour was wasted designing that.

Doru, your info and link is helpful. Once I read about reduced MPG, a light went off, because my MPG has been sub par (detailed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Josh P.
Thanks Fud. You're probably right, of course, it...

Thanks Fud. You're probably right, of course, it should be replaced preventively.

Since you have a newer fan clutch, perhaps in your travels over the next few days, you can report back on whether...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Josh P.
Fan clutch: how to determine its condition

Hello all,

Let me know if you feel the following is normal operating behavior or an indication that the fan clutch may need replacement.

I've noticed that my Aux fan tends to come on more than...
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