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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By vavet5308
There is a series of 3 videos on Youtube created...

There is a series of 3 videos on Youtube created by Bavarian Auto on replacing the CCV. They show the process on an E46, so gaining access is not exactly the same, but the actual act of replacement...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,776
Posted By vavet5308
I have a short commute, so I've only accumulated...

I have a short commute, so I've only accumulated about 16K miles on the Moog parts. No problems so far.

Don't know if I can send you a link to the exact amazon page, but I can list part numbers...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By vavet5308
A 2 ton jack is fine. I routinely use a Harbor...

A 2 ton jack is fine. I routinely use a Harbor Freight 1.5 ton aluminum racing jack to lift the front or rear of my car. It's really nice because it's so light and maneuverable. I bought it when I...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-17-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,817
Posted By vavet5308
Is there something wrong with me? I prefer...

Is there something wrong with me? I prefer looking at real women...'festers, wives/gfs of ' festers, etc, as opposed to models.

What is your preference?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By vavet5308
Are you pushing the clutch pedal down? I think...

Are you pushing the clutch pedal down? I think it's a requirement on this car to have the clutch in before the starter will engage. If so, it's time to start checking things with the voltmeter.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By vavet5308
Yep! Exactly. I replaced all 6 of my coils a...

Yep! Exactly.
I replaced all 6 of my coils a couple months ago because the has 116k. Lies and I figured if one failed, the rest were nearing the end. I really just wanted to be done screwing with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 975
Posted By vavet5308
I don't really understand why we're getting hung...

I don't really understand why we're getting hung up on book times, labor rates, and markup on parts.

If the shop calls and says your fuel pump needs to be replaced and we are going to charge you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By vavet5308
Sounds like some disassembly is in order to find...

Sounds like some disassembly is in order to find the cause of the driver door malfunction. The interior door panel needs to be removed so the exterior handle can be inspected. I'm guessing the cable...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By vavet5308
When you have these problems, does the door lock...

When you have these problems, does the door lock rod actually move up and down? If it does, then I think it's more of a mechanical than an electronic issue.
When you open the driver door from the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By vavet5308
I traveled a little known path with a company...

I traveled a little known path with a company called Moog. I bought them all from Amazon. I have a short commute, so I've only accumulated about 16K miles since I replaced them, but so far, no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 975
Posted By vavet5308
Unfortunately, for a lot of techs working in big...

Unfortunately, for a lot of techs working in big shops, the customer does pay 2x the online price for a part and 3x the actual time it takes for the tech to complete the work. So if you pay for 3...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 584
Posted By vavet5308
If it had to be one that was actually available...

If it had to be one that was actually available for purchase where I live...525it manual trans
probably in the Topazblau that I already have or alpeinwiess.

If it could be a custom one-off -...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By vavet5308
You probably have a bent tie rod. They're not...

You probably have a bent tie rod. They're not terribly expensive. Don't try to drive it 30 miles.

The most basic suspension shop should be able to look at it and figure out what needs to be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,087
Posted By vavet5308
I thought about this and I'm always looking. ...

I thought about this and I'm always looking.
I'd love to have a pickup truck again for general household duties, but does it really make sense to drop $40K on a truck so I can avoid a mulch...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,971
Posted By vavet5308
Here's the thing I abhor - the always-lit...

Here's the thing I abhor - the always-lit instrument clusters in some cars. Even in the daytime, the instrument clusters of a lot of cars are lit. My wife's 2011 Sonata is one example. This makes it...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-21-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By vavet5308
Boston culture overrides law IMHO. Sounds...

Boston culture overrides law IMHO.
Sounds completely reasonable. I would defend it by saying I was digging out an adjacent spot and that first spot is just where all the snow happened to go. You...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By vavet5308
Try this: turn the key to the on position without...

Try this: turn the key to the on position without starting the engine. Turn the radio on. Put down the sunvisor and slide the mirror cover open. Does the radio go quiet? If so - replace the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By vavet5308
I've had and seen plenty of vehicles with...

I've had and seen plenty of vehicles with original brakes at 95K. It all depends on how the car is driven and ratio of highway to city miles.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 899
Posted By vavet5308
I think I can suggest an important reason why...

I think I can suggest an important reason why someone would want to upgrade to M5 brakes, but I'm going to get there in a somewhat round-about way.

First, let's establish what brakes do. They...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,095
Posted By vavet5308
The stuck wheel us a result of galvanic corrosion...

The stuck wheel us a result of galvanic corrosion between 2 dissimilar metals-aluminum and steel. Totally normal. Reinstall one lug bolt at the top of the 5 pattern, then hit the lower inner sidewall...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By vavet5308
Beige here...I think it suits the blue cars...

Beige here...I think it suits the blue cars especially well and I even prefer it on the red cars.

From a practicality standpoint, beige is much better than black at hiding everyday dirt. Black...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By vavet5308
Thinking out loud here...seems strange that the...

Thinking out loud here...seems strange that the things malfunctioning are not controlled by the same module. Headlights are controlled by LCM. Steering wheel and seats are controlled by GM. Perhaps...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By vavet5308
Relay, fuses (check them again), wiring,...

Relay, fuses (check them again), wiring, switch/sensors

If the fuses are OK, then my next step would be to check the relay. I don't know if it's a power side switch or a ground side switch, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By vavet5308
Try applying 12V to the compressor unit itself....

Try applying 12V to the compressor unit itself. See if it powers on. Don't forget to also apply the ground if it's not already grounded...but it's worth checking!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By vavet5308
Try turning the steering wheel lock to lock a few...

Try turning the steering wheel lock to lock a few times immediately after starting. That is sort of a homing routine if you will. Doing it more times will not help, but it will wear out your tires as...
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