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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By ahspao
Hi Fudman, thanks for the input. I thought it...

Hi Fudman, thanks for the input. I thought it could be wheel balance related as well but I went in for a tire rotation/balance before going to the shop...made no difference at all, sorry I left that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By ahspao
I had a similar issue on mine, I think it was...

I had a similar issue on mine, I think it was caused by the old owner parking over parking stops and yanking back on the bumper when reversing out of them. The bumper slides onto some plastic mounts...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By ahspao
Strut / Tie Rod Replacement Cost and Dallas Indy Suggestions

I recently started to get a shudder / vibration above 80mph in my 2003 530i and took it in for a quick evaluation at a local european auto shop. I was told that my wheels had too much play and that...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By ahspao
Joining the E60 Club - Do I avoid 04 builds?

I'm upgrading from a 3 series E46 to a E60 and i've found an '05 530i for about $19k, its got 52k miles and clean inside/out. I believe the build date is 11/04, is there any reason why I should...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By ahspao
The easiest thing to do is yank the fuse, I think...

The easiest thing to do is yank the fuse, I think its #9 or #20 (check the chart) that will cut the fan off. Unplugging the FSR (Final Stage Resistor) will also cut the fan off but its a little more...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By ahspao
Just tried removing the AC controls from the dash...

Just tried removing the AC controls from the dash and putting it back in and I swapped the FSR/FSU, still the same issue. I'll try the battery removal later today when I can clean out my trunk.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By ahspao
AC acting crazy now went dead-ish

Yesterday my AC was working just fine, i drove to the office and did a few things then an hour later the lights on the AC controls won't come on, it doesn't display any fan speed or temperature...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2008, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,859
Posted By ahspao
I used Autochek on a car about a year ago, it...

I used Autochek on a car about a year ago, it said all is well. The car had been reported stolen a month prior and the dipsh!ts didn't bother to update that. The officer who came to my door to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,096
Posted By ahspao
I've had a similar incident happen and now I...

I've had a similar incident happen and now I refuel when the light comes on. I have had several mechanics tell me that the fuel in your tank actually cools the fuel pump so its never a good idea to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By ahspao
That is no longer true. You don't have to...

That is no longer true. You don't have to sacrifice a key for the remote start anymore. I was checking with a place called AutoSound here near Dallas because I bought a biometric fingerprint car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,336
Posted By ahspao
The 528i does not use Synthetic Oil from the...

The 528i does not use Synthetic Oil from the Factory. If you give BMW your VIN # or Model # they will give you regular oil. You may choose to upgrade to Synthetic, which probably isn't a bad idea...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By ahspao
I ended up calling a local glass replacement...

I ended up calling a local glass replacement outfit. They sold me the Pilkington (OEM without the BMW Logo) glass that came with the Rain Sensor Mount attached, not the Rain Sensor. From what I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By ahspao
I selected the Rain Sensor option but I don't...

I selected the Rain Sensor option but I don't know if that means the green tint at the top of the windshield has the Rain Sensor area untinted, if it has a mount pre-installed at the factory, if it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By ahspao
Replacing Windshield - driving me crazy

I had my windshield busted up by flying debris a while back and the insurance company is cutting me a check to go get it replaced. I've managed to confuse the hell out of myself by looking at every...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,713
Posted By ahspao
Its not about how often you do it, why pay more...

Its not about how often you do it, why pay more for the same product ?? I goto pep boys for other products so I can pick it up there as long as they stock it. Why not just buy EVERYTHING from your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,713
Posted By ahspao
I just found the last gallon at Pep Boys in...

I just found the last gallon at Pep Boys in Denton, they checked the warehouse and said it is a discontinued item. I guess its being replaced by a new line.

Chiefwej, if my dealer sold it for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,713
Posted By ahspao
Where can I find Zerex G-05 Coolant ?!

I used to get the Zerex G-05 Coolant here in Dallas at the Pep Boys but the last time I looked I couldn't find it at Pep Boys, O'Reilly, Walmart, AutoZone, they have all switched to this new crap...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 07-24-2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,135
Posted By ahspao
I use the brake grease from Pep Boys on the pads...

I use the brake grease from Pep Boys on the pads and caliper guide bolts but here is a HUGE word of caution....I used anti-seize compound when I mounted the rotor and when I mounted the wheel to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,478
Posted By ahspao
If I understood part of the original post...

If I understood part of the original post correctly....my results don't follow your assumption. When the car is in gear and not moving, the RPM level is lower than when the car is in Neutral and not...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 07-15-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By ahspao
Coolant Expansion Tank for 525i/530i (Brand New OEM)

Part # 17-11-1-436-381-M6

I have an extra Coolant Expansion Tank for a 525i/530i E39 . I figured I would replace it during the cooling system overhaul but the car got totaled before that ever...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By ahspao
If you check for posts under my name "ahspao" ...

If you check for posts under my name "ahspao" you will see my other post which consists of different tests that I did while having this problem. Vin, the problem didn't turn out to be my fan...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By ahspao
Hi Everyone, just wanted to write up the...

Hi Everyone, just wanted to write up the conclusion to this issue in case someone does a search when they have the same issue. I originally posted the problem here : ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
Posted By ahspao
For that price I would just buy all the tools and...

For that price I would just buy all the tools and do it myself. In the end you will have a new tool set, learned a few things, got your brakes done...and had some money left to take the family out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2008, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By ahspao
Another variable. When i'm driving on the...

Another variable. When i'm driving on the highway, once the needle begins to move to the right, I can drop and maintain my speed around 55mph and the needle stays put and the engine doesn't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By ahspao
I've bled the system each time I changed the...

I've bled the system each time I changed the fluids. The first time the temp started rising I had not touched/tampered with anything so it started on its own, thats why i'm more inclined to think...
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