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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 648
Posted By aa240sx
just happened to glance at this thread and saw...

just happened to glance at this thread and saw it's alignment related. it's true about the front camber not being adjustable from the factory, but to get it adjusted through aftermarket parts the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By aa240sx
curious about this as well - bought an alternator...

curious about this as well - bought an alternator from a salvage yard for next to nothing on the off chance mine goes kaput on my 03. the salvage alternator was off a 98 528 and it is a bosch 120V...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By aa240sx
not completely disagreeing with this comment as I...

not completely disagreeing with this comment as I was sort of expecting haterade at some point, but sadly, it's the car that's cheap in this case....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By aa240sx
sweet - i guess you could also just buy a...

sweet - i guess you could also just buy a circular metal plate, cut that in half and then do some more trimming so it fits. may I ask did you do this modification because you also lowered your car or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By aa240sx
cool - sorry if you feel like you're holding my...

cool - sorry if you feel like you're holding my hand through this one, but where might one get a metal plate such as this? I doubt Home Depot or Lowe's would even have it right?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By aa240sx
Awesome - thanks so much. I think I have the...

Awesome - thanks so much. I think I have the basics here and will see what this looks like when I tackle the project this weekend. I know machining the plate will be the most challenging task since I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By aa240sx
Interesting - I'm having a hard time visualizing...

Interesting - I'm having a hard time visualizing this, but I do like that with this method you don't have to drill into the original strut mounting holes correct? wouldn't washers placed under the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By aa240sx
You sound like you do this for a living, so I...

You sound like you do this for a living, so I could really use your advice. I'm looking to completely eliminate inner tire wear as my 'end game'. It's a daily driver so I know a couple things will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By aa240sx
Appreciate the comments so far fellas. I'm still...

Appreciate the comments so far fellas. I'm still leaning towards the hackjob and quite frankly I am surprised to see that its even TIS recommended. I only regret that when I had the opportunity to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By aa240sx
Yet another...Front Wheel Alignment..Thread..with a possible solution?

this guy over on the M5 forum seems to have come up with a hackjob method of adjusting front camber without having to buy a camber correction kit.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-21-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By aa240sx
definitely start looking more into BMA - just did...

definitely start looking more into BMA - just did the cooling overhaul with parts from autohausz and I definitely paid 140 for the radiator when I should have paid 115!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By aa240sx
On a related note, I just found out through some...

On a related note, I just found out through some VIN researching that only 26 of my specific leather color and exterior color 1998 E36 M3 5 speed coupe were produced. PO (likely all of them) never...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By aa240sx
not true - and even if you replaced say the water...

not true - and even if you replaced say the water pump or one of the hoses you still wouldn't need to do a flush, only a bleed because you inherently introduce air into a closed system whenever you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By aa240sx
forum sponsors fo sho - but nothing wrong with...

forum sponsors fo sho - but nothing wrong with autohausaz, free shipping and they're fast
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By aa240sx
:thumbup: - totally agree with you on this one. i...

:thumbup: - totally agree with you on this one. i find it amazing that honda accords from 2003 with 4 cyl are worth more than my car, but like others have said we live in a niche market here, like...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By aa240sx
never even thought these cars could appreciate or...

never even thought these cars could appreciate or become classics to be honest. 4 doors really don't command any premium as an investment in my opinion. they're utilitarian so not sure there's a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,969
Posted By aa240sx
other than the windshield washer fix, I've pretty...

other than the windshield washer fix, I've pretty much done all of the same repairs as you have in my nearly 4 years of ownership. suspension, cooling, general maintenance, etc. No matter what these...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 860
Posted By aa240sx
currently at 154K and going strong...

currently at 154K and going strong...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By aa240sx
very knowledgeable - i actually didn't know you...

very knowledgeable - i actually didn't know you couldn't open the 03 lights. guess i'm stuck with dim AE's unless I replace mine with Depos.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By aa240sx
I use a similar version and DDM used to carry...

I use a similar version and DDM used to carry them and I had a set from them as well. They're brighter than stock, but don't expect them to be that visible during the day. Basically, the light...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,106
Posted By aa240sx
Search cn90 cooling overhaul covers thermostat

Search cn90 cooling overhaul covers thermostat
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By aa240sx
I agree - very poorly written. Almost assumed ad...

I agree - very poorly written. Almost assumed ad was bogus, but I tend to have a little more faith in the human race when they include the phone number in what they're selling.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By aa240sx
530i sport/premium optioned 525i?

not sure he knows what he has, but not a shabby deal for a manual sport/premium 530i in a rare color too and original owner no less.

just thought i would share
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By aa240sx
yikes - not what I expected in this thread....

yikes - not what I expected in this thread. anyway, vapor barrier fixed. man there was ton of residual water in the bottom of that door!

went to fix the headlight and the condensation is already...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By aa240sx
left car out in socal rain and...

I've got condensation coming into my headlights and a soaked rear passenger carpet (driver's side)....

oh well gives me some minor things to do at least. already aware of how to repair the...
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