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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By tjh530i
Question: Do BMW dealers do body work or do they farm it out?

Hit a damn fat ass racoon this morning at 50MPH. Dash lit up to check fog lights. Pulled over to look, fog light is gone, lower bumper is cracked and smashed, splash gaurds are fck'd :mad:

If I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By tjh530i
I believe I just removed the fog light housing...

I believe I just removed the fog light housing and glued it into place through the fog light opening in the bumper. I know I didn't remove the bumper or liners. And you can see how they used some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By tjh530i
Yep, that's the fog light bracket. I'll bet you...

Yep, that's the fog light bracket. I'll bet you can push your fog light in and out (loose). That same piece came out on me after I nearly ripped my entire front end off curbing my car :(

I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By tjh530i
Thanks guys! Edjack - scrubbing already done...

Thanks guys!

Edjack - scrubbing already done :thumbup: Do it as soon as they come off every winter...I have OCD :eeps:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By tjh530i
Thanks. Yes, I'll have them done on a Hunter. I...

Thanks. Yes, I'll have them done on a Hunter. I think I may remove them myself in case I get some lazy dope who doesn't want to bother removing them.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By tjh530i
old tape weights on rims...remove them before balancing?

I'm about to take my summer rims in to have new tires mounted. Do they remove the old tape weights and start fresh with the balancing or will they just keep adding more weights to balance them out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By tjh530i
Fluid leak...power steering?

When the temp drops below 40-50 degrees I get a slow leak (couple of drops a day) of fluid on my garage floor. Looks like oil, feels like oil but I don't think its dark enough to be motor oil. When...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,305
Posted By tjh530i
Sorry to bring an old thread alive again...

Sorry to bring an old thread alive again but...with the weather warming up I am now getting "the Bilstein clunk" again on my second set. Both paid for in-full because, despite all the love people...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,677
Posted By tjh530i
40K miles on rear tires of a rear-wheel drive...

40K miles on rear tires of a rear-wheel drive v8??? I'd say thats outstanding milage. I got about 25K miles out of my rears on a 530 I6.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,919
Posted By tjh530i
I'm sure the volume was the standard BMW touch-up...

I'm sure the volume was the standard BMW touch-up bottle (12ml). So my $4,700 per gallon price was actually low-balling it! I like to use the clear coat to touch up little dings or chips in my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,919
Posted By tjh530i
Please tell me my math is wrong...

This has me thinking to put this in perspective...

12ml bottle of touch up = $15
3785ml in a gallon...
3785 / 12 = ~315

315 x $15 = $4,725 per gallon :yikes::yikes::yikes: WTF???

And I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,139
Posted By tjh530i
Thanks doru! It's nothing I want to bother...

Thanks doru! It's nothing I want to bother trying to fix. I was just always curious.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,139
Posted By tjh530i
Strange sound...just curious

I've always wondered if others have this sound but never asked...Whenever it falls below 30F, after sitting a long time, when I start the car and then start to drive, when the car revs to switch from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,139
Posted By tjh530i
frozen windows

Runs fine. Windows freeze and won't open more often than any other car I've even owned but, only a minor annoyance.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,039
Posted By tjh530i
Yep, that's the one. And while I will agree with...

Yep, that's the one. And while I will agree with you that it was a "short film", I don't want to split hairs but, it was most definitely an advertisement. Or what they call "branded content". ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,039
Posted By tjh530i
That M5 advert was pretty damn cool! Did you...

That M5 advert was pretty damn cool! Did you notice the coffee cup flying around the backseat???...cup holders must have been busted! :p
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By tjh530i
From one of the hottest E39s ever to one of...

From one of the hottest E39s ever to one of hottest RS4 Ive seen. You're battin' 1.000!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By tjh530i
I have this too. Like someone clinking...

I have this too. Like someone clinking silverware together. I've been told to just live with it until the driveshaft gives out. Replace whole driveshaft. Trying to pack away some money for that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-06-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,827
Posted By tjh530i
"Jesus rides beside me...he never buys any...

"Jesus rides beside me...he never buys any smokes." :rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-06-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,827
Posted By tjh530i
How about the glove box??? As long as he's along...

How about the glove box??? As long as he's along for the ride with you, aren't you covered? I mean, just because old St. Chris ain't out on display does that mean he's going to give you less...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,978
Posted By tjh530i
How can you tell if you have auto-leveling...

How can you tell if you have auto-leveling lights? Was it an option or did all E39 get them after a certain year? I replaced my low beams this weekend and I don't think there is any "motor" on my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By tjh530i
I'm lowered and this happens to me every winter. ...

I'm lowered and this happens to me every winter. The lower flap that extends below the bumper cover acts as a snow plow when ever there is 4-5 inches of snow or if I encounter blocks of slushy snow...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By tjh530i
Interesting... It's Castrol Synthetic 10w30 so...

Interesting... It's Castrol Synthetic 10w30 so I'll try to google and find out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By tjh530i
Boy, I'm sure those BMW oil dipstick ring seals...

Boy, I'm sure those BMW oil dipstick ring seals really set you back :D Yeah, that is some major work you have in front of you.

I've searched this forum about oil and I really couldn't find...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By tjh530i
Not sure but I don't think so. I've heard the...

Not sure but I don't think so. I've heard the Aux air pump start up and then wind down and turn off before and it completely a different sound.
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