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Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-17-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By chirojoe
I actually found that Toyo has the size. They...

I actually found that Toyo has the size. They were reasonably rated and a set of 4 is going to run me $437.00. I am good with that.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-30-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By chirojoe
Thanks ADVer I did look there but wasnt too...

Thanks ADVer I did look there but wasnt too happy with the brands available. Although may not have a choice.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-30-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By chirojoe
cant find tire

I am still happily driving my 1997 528i (stick) around somewhat daily after turning 200k. The problem is finding the oem size tire 225-60/15. The Michelin man has discontinued that size and other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By chirojoe
Thanks guys. I think I will search the forums...

Thanks guys. I think I will search the forums and see if its worth buying a code reader. I would guess the ones they advertise at the big chain auto parts stores might not be quite as specific as a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By chirojoe
Idle issues

This morning I tried starting my 1997 528 i. Started no problem however I could not keep an idle. I could rev the engine however as soon as I took my foot off the pedal the engine would stall. The...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 09-07-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,796
Posted By chirojoe
fuse keeps blowing

Anybody have a problem with the fuse that goes to the drivers seat and steering wheel adjustment switches? Mine keeps blowing. I think it is the number 13 fuse. I am guessing there is a short...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By chirojoe
No, I actually ended up using one of those...

No, I actually ended up using one of those cassette adapters. It works very good except for the occasional noises it makes when it changes sides. I wish there was another way to do it. The last...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By chirojoe
sirius fm adapter

Any suggestions on how to deal with the fm adapter that is suppose to help with sirius radio reception? I took the panels of the audio system out but was not aware that the antenna connection into...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 390
Posted By chirojoe
Got the shaft

Well after 6 months of posts, calling BMW dealerships, a new ps pump and general missing driving my 528i my local shop (bmw trained) found that the hard steering was a bent lower steering column...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,416
Posted By chirojoe
Thanks BB. Alot of helpful info there. Maybe I...

Thanks BB. Alot of helpful info there. Maybe I can talk the mechanic into letting me in on the work beings that he misdiagnosised the problem.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,416
Posted By chirojoe
Just a follow up on the never ending steering...

Just a follow up on the never ending steering issue. New pump put in, old problem still exists. I guess the next step is a rack. I did find a re manufactured ZF for around $700. There were some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,429
Posted By chirojoe
Even with our very cold temps in northern Pa I...

Even with our very cold temps in northern Pa I still start and go (easy). But remember unless your using Amsoil or some good synthetic oil, just because the pressure gauge reads pressure it doesnt...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By chirojoe
thanks for the tip. Will give it a try

thanks for the tip. Will give it a try
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By chirojoe
Door issue

Has anyone had any problems with their door sticking "open"? Almost since the car was new, 97 528i, I have had a problem getting the drivers door to latch. This only happens in cold weather. Once...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,416
Posted By chirojoe
Well I guess I wimped out on the power steering...

Well I guess I wimped out on the power steering diy. I brought the car to a local trusted shop to have the car inspected. I told the mechanic to have at it and deal with the steering issue. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,416
Posted By chirojoe
yes the the nut that connects the tie rod to the...

yes the the nut that connects the tie rod to the hub
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-02-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,416
Posted By chirojoe
Thanks again for the come backs. Matt I talked...

Thanks again for the come backs. Matt I talked to a tech at EAC tuning and he said essentially what you are only he told me to disconnect the input shaft and check the yoke/u-joint to see if it is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-31-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,416
Posted By chirojoe
Actually I am not sure how you would check the...

Actually I am not sure how you would check the ball joints etc.
When I was turning the steering wheel with the car jacked up, I noticed that the wheel would " settle "into the straight position. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,416
Posted By chirojoe
finally got the car jacked up and was NOT able to...

finally got the car jacked up and was NOT able to turn the wheels by hand, I was able to using the steering wheel with the car on but it was still fairly stiff. Not sure what my next move will be.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,416
Posted By chirojoe
No MatWiz Its been raining like a mo here the...

No MatWiz Its been raining like a mo here the last two days so I havent tried your tests yet. I didnt try changing the fluid either but with these cars it seems a little too unrealistic to be just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,416
Posted By chirojoe
Ok so looking at what is available in ps pumps...

Ok so looking at what is available in ps pumps the price ranges from $150 to almost $500. I usually buy oem or upgrade but I am thinking going middle of the road.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,416
Posted By chirojoe
Hey 90, always there with the great info. Are...

Hey 90, always there with the great info. Are there any diy's on pump and rack?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,416
Posted By chirojoe
Thanks guys for the info. I have adequate fluid...

Thanks guys for the info. I have adequate fluid but with 158k it may be time for a fluid change. I will try to easy stuff first, hope it doesnt go to a pump issue.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,416
Posted By chirojoe
hard steering

Any ideas on what could be causing a hard steering problem? The car seems to turn real hard in both directions. However it does seem to ease up on and off thru a turn. Also after making the turn...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By chirojoe
LOL cn90. I am good enough to be dangerous. I...

LOL cn90. I am good enough to be dangerous. I have done total brake jobs, cv joints, wheel bearing hubs on my titan, pretty much everything but transmission and engine rebuilds. But for years I...
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