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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Jim Rolando
I'd vote for the aux fan also and I'll bet your...

I'd vote for the aux fan also and I'll bet your temp sensor on the bottom radiator hose has become disconnected or the sensor has stopped working.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By Jim Rolando
Odd Car?

I recently spent a month in Japan where, among other things, I marveled at the variety of cars models one never sees in the U.S. One especially caught my attention. One afternoon, stanting on a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By Jim Rolando
Replace the fluid now. I neglected mine until the...

Replace the fluid now. I neglected mine until the pump started to howl. It was embarrassingly filthy. I ran seven quarts of fluid through the system flushing it before it came out clean. But now my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,091
Posted By Jim Rolando
I gave up my search and just bought some generic...

I gave up my search and just bought some generic inserts, cut them to the right length and installed them in the old wiper cartridges. They cost me 18 bucks and about five minutes worth of work. They...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,262
Posted By Jim Rolando
In the summer of 1970 i got into a race with a...

In the summer of 1970 i got into a race with a BMW 1600 on the Trans Canada Highway in BC. I was driving a Fiat 124 Spider. We raced trading places for a couple hundred miles and I was impressed that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By Jim Rolando
When I got my car the aux fan was running...

When I got my car the aux fan was running constantly. I found the temp sensor on the bottom radiator hose was disconnected. I plugged it in and then the fan wouldn't come on at all no matter what....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-27-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 531
Posted By Jim Rolando
"Learning experience"; the 18 year old college...

"Learning experience"; the 18 year old college student across the street from me bought a 750 iL. He'll have a PhD in BMW by the time he is done with that one. lol
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Jim Rolando
I've always kept my float level even with the top...

I've always kept my float level even with the top of the expansion tank as indicated on the diagram. But, the comment that I referenced started me thinking that maybe there some wiggle room and one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Jim Rolando
Min/Maz Coolant Level

I noticed in Tech Talk in Roundel this month they recommended filling the coolant level to just the Min rather than Max level in response to a question from an e39 owner because it would allow for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By Jim Rolando
The nut on my passenger side has come loose a...

The nut on my passenger side has come loose a couple of times. Flip off the plastic cap, align the arm to where it should be and tighten the nut. If I remember correctly it is a 14 mm. The first time...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By Jim Rolando
I'll bet that it probably is just like that. I'll...

I'll bet that it probably is just like that. I'll limp along for a while longer, I don't have any place far to go and then I'll change the pump. I need to go on the cheap because I'm going broke...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By Jim Rolando
Well, upon advice I removed the filter which...

Well, upon advice I removed the filter which didn't make any difference. However, I'm terrifically embarrassed with myself because the fluid was absolutely filthy like black sludge. I don't know how...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By Jim Rolando
Oh, I flushed it and replaced the fluid and added...

Oh, I flushed it and replaced the fluid and added some additive that was supposed to soften up the seals last summer when it first started making noise. It calmed things down some for awhile, but the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By Jim Rolando
Power Steering Pump Replacement

My power steering pump is starting to howl. It hasn't started to effect steering yet, but it is driving me nuts. So, it needs to be replaced. Pelican Parts has an OEM listed for $360.00 or so. But,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,187
Posted By Jim Rolando
If indeed your aux fan is running all of the...

If indeed your aux fan is running all of the time, and it should not be, check the connection and the sensor on the bottom radiator hose. If that sensor is bad or the connection is bad, it will cause...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Jim Rolando
A Note of Thanks to the Forum

Although I haven't participated in this forum for some time, I read it with some regularity. Yesterday as I was driving pleasantly along I realized that I owed my comfort and pleasure in great part...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,169
Posted By Jim Rolando
My Interstate battery is five years old. My car...

My Interstate battery is five years old. My car is parked in my garage most of the time where it is 45 degrees in the winter. It regularly sits for a week or more, and a couple of times for a month....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Jim Rolando
Thanks. That was one of the thoughts I had. I've...

Thanks. That was one of the thoughts I had. I've also thought about having then turned off because I don't particularly like them. I understand it takes the right software to do it and I'm doubting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Jim Rolando
Can Someone Explain the Difference in Colors of My Headlights?

Five or so years ago I installed PIAA White Plus bulbs in all four of my headlights. They, indeed, are very bright white when the headlights are turned on. But, my running lights that are on at other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,082
Posted By Jim Rolando
Coal dust; that's what we have to deal with in...

Coal dust; that's what we have to deal with in Missoula. There are many - and soon to be many more - coal trains running though town moving a huge section of Montana real estate to China. It is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By Jim Rolando
My daughter just bought a new Honda Civic for...

My daughter just bought a new Honda Civic for 20K. It is not a car I would buy or like to drive. It is also about the bottom one would pay for a new car of any kind worth owning under any...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Jim Rolando
Well, that would work, but, it would have to be...

Well, that would work, but, it would have to be carried and put on and taken off every time during the day that the car was parked for any length of time.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Jim Rolando
How to deal with coal dust

There was a pretty good discussion a week or so ago about proper car washing and a lot of people seem to have opinions and good info on the subject. I and I assume other people in town, although when...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,692
Posted By Jim Rolando
I would love to own a P1800 Wagon. There is a...

I would love to own a P1800 Wagon. There is a green one in beautiful condition that I see out and about here in Missoula occasionally and I lust after it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Jim Rolando
No, it does it locked or not. I first noticed it...

No, it does it locked or not. I first noticed it when I got out in the garage and shut the driver's side door. With that said though, the other three doors were probably still locked. I'll have to...
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