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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By 4thBMW
AFTER MARKET GRILLS...... do they fit OK?

lost one original grill. Do any of the aftermarket grills fit , snap in porperly and stay put?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 89,048
Posted By 4thBMW
Finally got my final driver's side air bag relaced under recall.

After the above mentioned dealer experience (an ongoing bad experience since 2005), I planned out a visit to a smaller BMW dealer 40 minute interstate drive away one Saturday morning. Arrived when...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 150,847
Posted By 4thBMW
Don't be confused by the Deasle....RUN!

Mine has a green sticker same trans. Been using what i mentioned above for years.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-05-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,091
Posted By 4thBMW
Addendum to the above tool rental after the fact

I rented the Baum, E39 rear lower BJ tool from those (that guy) in Mesa, AZ. The facts: took a week and multiple e-mail, text, verbal requests for a tracking number. 2) Shipping address was wrong,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,342
Posted By 4thBMW
Addendum to above

I've been using that Wolf's Head Synth ATF for years now and get it through the parts house: http://www.thepartshouse.com/auto-parts-store.php although I am sure others carry it. Fully meets/...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,342
Posted By 4thBMW
About to top up fluid on my ZF AT.....

I recently replace the rear upper control arms, lower ball joints and Integral links, sway bar links.....and had my car sitting ass high nose down for almost 2 weeks waiting 11 days on a BJ tool...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,365
Posted By 4thBMW
Tires/ alignment

Hey, you can back off of the factory negative CAMBER and toe in specs to the more minimum of the range. I tried that on a set of my Mich. super sports and go better wear patterns and pretty much same...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By 4thBMW
E39 Touring "ride height"

Easy out>> let a qualified tech who knows single axle EHC BMW's do this work with the use of the BMW DIS/MoDiC which can act as a diagnostic on the ride height and set the height for alignment work...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-13-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,091
Posted By 4thBMW
rent here

Specialtyautotoolrentals.com >> part B334191:thumbup: $35/ week.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,361
Posted By 4thBMW
Why didn't I search for this 1st

:mad: >> http://www.specialtyautotoolrentals.com/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=13&products_id=48

Less that 1/10 the cost of purchase of this tool. >>...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2016, 05:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,361
Posted By 4thBMW
Harbor Frieght BJ popper

I bought the HF BJ tool and modified it for my 540iT by taking it to my machinist and lengthening the pivot bar and adding length to the screw push bar receiver, giving it much more reach and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,361
Posted By 4thBMW
Anyone use this tool that looks very much like...

Anyone use this tool that looks very much like the baum tool from Pro Auto tools? >>...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 89,048
Posted By 4thBMW
Airbag recall

Finally got into a BMW dealer for an early Saturday morning airbag replacement after timing a passenger seat sensor replacement and sync at my Indy this past Wednesday....so I did not have to drive...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-06-2016, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 955
Posted By 4thBMW
In for drivers side airbag saftty recall

Finally got into a BMW dealer for an early Saturday morning airbag replacement after timing a passenger seat sensor replacement and sync at my Indy this past Wednesday....so I did not have to drive...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 89,048
Posted By 4thBMW
Driver's side airbag R&R

how long did the airbag replacement service take at the dealer...is I may ask? TIA.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 89,048
Posted By 4thBMW
Getting my first good driver's airbag since 2002 !! Next week.

Got my first BMWNA recall notice over a year ago. Same feeling as everyone of the *scores* of millions of people horrified by this situation. My driver's side bag is disabled as the passenger's seat...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By 4thBMW
I did R&R that hard pipe and with a new o-ring

When I stuck my baby finger into the receiving end of that coolant pipe from the pump, it felt like metal. So, I pushed hard on the pipe into the receiving end on the side of the PLASTIC "voltage...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By 4thBMW
That collant pipe you mentioned fron pump to back of heat exchanger ..

If I works and looks good leave it on. It is a real PIA. I've been struggling with getting a seal on the metal pipe w/ o-ring to the side of Heat exchanger for two days now..new part. On second...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By 4thBMW
OK, now for the answer to my own question above

Forget the pipe brackets....there are none. On my car (automatic) the heat exchanger is fixed tight with 2- 13mm Hex about 20 mm long. Go to the drivers side rear top of the HE with a mirror and ligt...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,504
Posted By 4thBMW
Transmission heat exchanger...part #1 in the diagram above

Anyone that has replaced the rubber/ hard pipe coolant line into the HE know if you can just drop the HE via the oil pipe mount to access the end of that water pie that is sandwiched in there?:dunno:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By 4thBMW
heat exhanger and the water "in pipe" from water pump

I'm replacing that rubber/ hard pipe to the M62 TU heat exchange. What's the easiest way to disconnect, reconnect new water hard pipe with 0-ring to heat ex-changerr? Will the HE drop down if oil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,174
Posted By 4thBMW
M62 TU water pump bolt pattern

The manual has wrong bolts for V-8 in my case saying 4 105mm bolt (A)'s. There are only 2 105mm bolts and they go into the holes with the dowels sticking out. The rest are 35 mm. The one at the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,601
Posted By 4thBMW
Codes?

Hard to tell root cause of a problem like a chain rail guide chipping, breaking up, from a code that could indicate anything from a solenoid to a sensor to a vac leak.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,195
Posted By 4thBMW
Helps to give your car/ engine's milage and some other information from the get go...

However, assuming a 1999 model has high milage , maybe not garaged or lives in extreme hot to cold temps, the my 1st advice would get it into a BMW indy who has a smoke machine and find *all* of your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,634
Posted By 4thBMW
M62MU Timing chain kit

3 new BMW chain rails and a few other bits ...$290.00 (one month ago). German chain ?? 60-80 bucks. gaskets seals ?? I'm in the middle of a 133K mi. water pump R&R and have already bought chain...
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