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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By crazy4trains
I see you had to shave one of the flanges to get...

I see you had to shave one of the flanges to get the bushing to clear the caliper and be flush with the recess. I had to do that on one of my brass bushings a few months ago. Do you have any pics...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By crazy4trains
A couple of notes: As stated, Valvoline Max...

A couple of notes:

As stated, Valvoline Max Life doesn't indicate meeting the LT71141 spec. Valvoline has been unresponsive to my requests for further information. Their website currently...
Forum: General Automotive Forum Today, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By crazy4trains
You might think about writing a short letter that...

You might think about writing a short letter that accompanies all your applications explaining the situation and what you have done to ensure this doesn't happen again. Some people will run but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By crazy4trains
Yes it happens when driving, sitting still etc. ...

Yes it happens when driving, sitting still etc. It doesn't really matter if the car is moving or not and is independent of the HVAC. Look above at the DIY link to the M5board in my previous post. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By crazy4trains
Not to get in a pi$$ing match with you but it...

Not to get in a pi$$ing match with you but it truly annoys me when somebody asks relevant questions and people snidely reply with no, no and no without any clarification, and in this case, accuracy. ...
Forum: General BMW Questions 09-22-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 837
Posted By crazy4trains
I was just giving you an example of why your very...

I was just giving you an example of why your very broad generalization about 5000 mile oil change intervals being eco-unfriendly is flawed.

I haven't seen any factual data from you. At least I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2016, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By crazy4trains
I originally thought it could be this but I don't...

I originally thought it could be this but I don't think it is. I can turn off all ventilation and it has no effect on the chirping.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By crazy4trains
Yes I did mean the DME. I see some people call...

Yes I did mean the DME. I see some people call it the ECU and others call it the DME hence my confusion and resulting terminology.

Yes I know where the DME is located. I assumed (yes I know that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2016, 05:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,334
Posted By crazy4trains
I just replaced a set of those. I didn't know...

I just replaced a set of those. I didn't know how good I had it. They lasted 50,000 miles with regular rotations at 5000 mile intervals. They didn't squirm like my new DWS06s do and tracked...
Forum: General BMW Questions 09-22-2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 837
Posted By crazy4trains
I so disagree with you! Hypothetically, If...

I so disagree with you! Hypothetically, If changing oil every 5000 miles allows the engine to last for 250,000 miles vs. 175,000 miles if I change the oil every 15,000 miles, (yes I know the numbers...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By crazy4trains
Chirping or Cricket Sound Coming from Passenger Footwell Area

I noticed yesterday that a slight chirping or cricket sound could be heard in the passenger footwell area. It does not appear to be HVAC fan related because I can turn the A/C fan completely off and...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-20-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 853
Posted By crazy4trains
What was the issue and what did the detailer do...

What was the issue and what did the detailer do to resolve it?
Forum: The Detail Department 09-17-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By crazy4trains
If you can catch the scratch with your fingernail...

If you can catch the scratch with your fingernail then compound likely won't get rid of it. What compound are you using? By hand or with machine?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,334
Posted By crazy4trains
You have to have something else going on. I got...

You have to have something else going on. I got 50k miles out of the tires that were on the car when I bought it. They were Continental ContiProContact tires. My car has the factory sport...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,334
Posted By crazy4trains
Are the BFG's more noisy than the Hankooks?

Are the BFG's more noisy than the Hankooks?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By crazy4trains
What tires are you currently using? Post some...

What tires are you currently using? Post some pictures of the tires. Asymmetric tires can wander since they typically don't have a solid/continuous center rib.

Rotate your tires front to back...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-14-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By crazy4trains
You may not recall hitting anything but it...

You may not recall hitting anything but it appears from the first few images that you have impacted something. Looks like the wheel lip is deformed slightly right where the defect starts to show.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By crazy4trains
If you can find the Esso LT71141 fluid then send...

If you can find the Esso LT71141 fluid then send some my way!

My last change I used Pentosin ATF1, which meets the LT71141 spec. I chose to use that fluid vs. others that also meet that spec so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,334
Posted By crazy4trains
A lot of people like the Continental...

A lot of people like the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06. I am running them now. I have had some difficulty getting them to balance. A road force balance has helped but not totally resolved the...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-14-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By crazy4trains
What images?

What images?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By crazy4trains
What fluid are you using? I have a filter kit on...

What fluid are you using? I have a filter kit on my work bench and am deliberating on the choice of fluid.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By crazy4trains
Keep us clued in on how well you think the oil...

Keep us clued in on how well you think the oil impregnated bronze bushings work. Would like to know the service interval on those as the normal brass bushings, based on my understanding, require...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By crazy4trains
My understanding is that we can no longer...

My understanding is that we can no longer purchase the ATE blue colored brake fluid. Can you verify you purchased blue colored fluid. If you did please provide the link as I would love to buy some....
Forum: Off-Topic 09-13-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By crazy4trains
I always eat all the food in my fridge before...

I always eat all the food in my fridge before leaving on a trip. One less worry.
Forum: Off-Topic 09-12-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,376
Posted By crazy4trains
ABS isn't intended to help you stop faster. It's...

ABS isn't intended to help you stop faster. It's intended to allow you to maintain control of the front wheels so that you can steer when under a panic stop situation.
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