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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By Fudman
Check Crutchfield. I think they had it at around...

Check Crutchfield. I think they had it at around 2 1/4" for the rear deck and 2.5" for the doors.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By Fudman
Back when I replaced my CCV, there was little...

Back when I replaced my CCV, there was little reported information on CCV problems or symptoms, let alone a DIY. CCV failure symptoms began on my first e39 at around 70K (since totaled at 75K) and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 05:12 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 47,011
Posted By Fudman
Note: Torque should only be applied when the car...

Note: Torque should only be applied when the car is weighted onto the wheels and the bushings are pre-loaded into their normal position. No weight and you will be replacing your bushings again,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By Fudman
See this website for everything you need to know...

See this website for everything you need to know about headlamps, bulb type and pros & cons: http://www.danielsternlighting.com

I would caution you about seeking a whiter beam. This suggests...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 303
Posted By Fudman
Where did you source your CPS? If it wasn't the...

Where did you source your CPS? If it wasn't the dealer, the CPS could be the cause of the no start. Non-dealer sourced CPS have a long history of poor reliability and durability.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,261
Posted By Fudman
Yes

Yes
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 742
Posted By Fudman
Cutting the ball joint bolt is the easiest way to...

Cutting the ball joint bolt is the easiest way to shorten the tool jaw opening, increase tool purchase and remove the old ball joint. This is fine as long as you don't need to reuse the ball joint. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Fudman
Your door lock actuators are failing. The...

Your door lock actuators are failing. The failure is typically gradual and intermittent. Having two doors fail simultaneously is rare. Repair this immediately. Otherwise you will need to drill a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By Fudman
Not sure we are speaking the same language or...

Not sure we are speaking the same language or referring to the same part. The sway bar link (#31351095661/2) is not connected to or part of the tension strut or thrust arm (#31121141717/8). They...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By Fudman
Sway bar links. Do a search for the symptoms and...

Sway bar links. Do a search for the symptoms and the DIY.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By Fudman
An easy DIY. Search this forum for the DIY.

An easy DIY. Search this forum for the DIY.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Fudman
Not really possible/necessary. First, there is...

Not really possible/necessary. First, there is no dipstick. Second, the drain hole will allow most of the ATF in the pan (6.5 qts) to drain out by gravity. Using a pump & hose accomplishes little...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Fudman
A fairly easy DIY. A good alternative to...

A fairly easy DIY. A good alternative to replacing your CCV, which is a huge PITA to access. Gotta see the long term feedback a on this. Thanx for posting, Cam!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By Fudman
If you are new to the e39, I would save my money...

If you are new to the e39, I would save my money for maintaining and repairing your car before spending money on modding your car. Once you have the car running properly, then mod the car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Fudman
#1, pull the codes. That will point you in the...

#1, pull the codes. That will point you in the right direction. It will be either lack of fuel, air or spark. Did you change the fuel pump before or after this problem? If before, you did it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 742
Posted By Fudman
If you have 325,000 miles on the suspension and...

If you have 325,000 miles on the suspension and it is all original, you should replace everything. The difference will be day and night.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Fudman
What are your driving habits? Short commute (<...

What are your driving habits? Short commute (< 10 miles)? Or long drive? Is the smoke darker or lighter (grey/white)? If the smoke is dark and you have a short commute, check your CCV. Search for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 742
Posted By Fudman
Does the shimmy occur during braking or just...

Does the shimmy occur during braking or just cruising straight? Throwing parts at a problem is never a recommended path to resolution. But a since that is what you have chosen, I would rebalance my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 168,148
Posted By Fudman
Look under 11 Engine, 15 Cylinder Head,...

Look under 11 Engine, 15 Cylinder Head, Crankcase-Ventilation/Oil Separator

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DN53&mospid=47588&btnr=11_2255&hg=11&fg=15
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Fudman
You need to talk with Bilstein directly regarding...

You need to talk with Bilstein directly regarding the correct compatibility with your springs. I do not believe Bilstein is the OEM strut on the M5 (at least here in the US). If you refer to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Fudman
If you are changing the springs, you may want to...

If you are changing the springs, you may want to ensure that your strut that is compatible with the new spring length (assuming the M5 spring is a different length from the original). The standard...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 461
Posted By Fudman
First, are you referring to coilovers? Replacing...

First, are you referring to coilovers? Replacing just the struts is cheaper but you cannot change ride height. There are many different brands of coil overs. Search the forum for feedback. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 740
Posted By Fudman
See this DIY for the procedure and parts list: ...

See this DIY for the procedure and parts list: http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/199986

Degree of difficulty is about a 5 out of 10. No special tools needed. Time required is 4-8 hours...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 942
Posted By Fudman
You have the Euro version of the V8, which some...

You have the Euro version of the V8, which some US sourced parts may be incompatible with. Go to RealOEM to confirm your model by inputting the registration number. You can then compare part...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 740
Posted By Fudman
$5K is a reasonable price for a well cared for,...

$5K is a reasonable price for a well cared for, low mileage 14 year old e39. I would characterize the e39 as it doesn't take neglect very well, rather than abuse. You need to fix small problems...
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