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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Fudman
THIS is a classic symptom of a failing/failed...

THIS is a classic symptom of a failing/failed actuator (the symptom is confined to a single door). You are actually lucky that is has failed in the unlocked position. I would replace this actuator...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Fudman
An impending actuator failure often results in a...

An impending actuator failure often results in a lock being slow to lock or failing to lock. However, it is highly unusual for these symptoms to move from door to door. This suggests that the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,328
Posted By Fudman
And great set of videos they are! Thank you and...

And great set of videos they are! Thank you and well done! :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By Fudman
When you clean up your previous post, just cut...

When you clean up your previous post, just cut and paste it into my thread. That way you will be the author of record and anyone can contact you for further info or clarification.

I would attack...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2016, 04:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By Fudman
Nice summation of the operating principles of the...

Nice summation of the operating principles of the door lock actuator and assembly. If I was BlueBee, I would cross link this to my original R&R DIY in order to have the info in a single location. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By Fudman
Steering Wheel Clicking Noise Finally Resolved

Back in 2014, I had a clicking sound come from my steering wheel. I detailed the issue on this thread. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=795287&highlight= Interestingly, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 43,470
Posted By Fudman
Bummer, I have no solution. The door lock button...

Bummer, I have no solution. The door lock button has a direct connection to the door locking mechanism. Hence, if the actuator works, the button should go up and down (which it does). The door...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 43,470
Posted By Fudman
Go back to the first post in this thread and look...

Go back to the first post in this thread and look at the .pdf of the DIY, which has pictures. Step 10 shows the two tabs on the locking assembly that need to be aligned, prior to mounting the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 43,470
Posted By Fudman
The rear door is different from the front door. ...

The rear door is different from the front door. See: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...813&highlight=

Have you removed the 3 T-30 torx screws yet? That is needed to move the locking...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By Fudman
This is the classic symptom of a failing lock...

This is the classic symptom of a failing lock actuator. The failing actuator takes longer to activate, making the doors lock out of sync. The next symptom is the failure to actually lock the door,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2016, 04:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By Fudman
If I understand you correctly, this appears...

If I understand you correctly, this appears possible but I cannot be certain as I have not done this. It also saves only a single step (your 1) (my 5a & b). If you look at my DIY, the cable to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By Fudman
Look through my thread. It references another...

Look through my thread. It references another thread where the owner used an awl to punch out the failed actuator. It left a small hole in the door panel, which is a lot better than a big hole.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 677
Posted By Fudman
FWIW, I used Zimmerman on my previous e39 and had...

FWIW, I used Zimmerman on my previous e39 and had no issues (this was over 7 years ago). I just changed my current rotors to Meyle Platinum Disc. Again, no issues. Both rotors have been mated to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By Fudman
Yes, it is the same. But the procedure to change...

Yes, it is the same. But the procedure to change them varies slightly.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=648959&highlight=...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Fudman
Yes, most 225/50-16 tires have a 24.9" diameter. ...

Yes, most 225/50-16 tires have a 24.9" diameter. A 225/55-15 would be a slightly smaller diameter (24.8") but definitely workable. However, the pickings are slim in that tire size category.,
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By Fudman
The "technology" behind halogen bulbs achieving a...

The "technology" behind halogen bulbs achieving a whiter beam, instead of a yellow tint, is to simply add a blue tint to the bulb. By absorbing this portion of the light spectrum, the headlight...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Fudman
[QUOTE=bem-ster;9707730]If I can remove my...

[QUOTE=bem-ster;9707730]If I can remove my interior rear door panel on the locked door, is there hope for me to access that actuator thereby removing or disengaging it? Yes I'm assuming that by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2016, 03:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,001
Posted By Fudman
The bigger part of the cost is the labor to...

The bigger part of the cost is the labor to install it, not the part. If you DIY, go with the lifetime warranty (FCP or Autozone). If you pay to have it done, go with the Lemforder or Meyle HD arm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Fudman
Try this:...

Try this: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3720188&postcount=22

Otherwise you must do this: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5343590&postcount=21

Here is the DIY...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,024
Posted By Fudman
It is not a 530, it's a 525. Big difference. ...

It is not a 530, it's a 525. Big difference. But you have the 5 speed. Lots of replaced parts. If he has records, I would check the brand of parts used. Stay away from cheap parts or you will be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,115
Posted By Fudman
I would recommend considering the Nissens...

I would recommend considering the Nissens radiator vice the OEM Behr. Behr has shifted production to China with a commensurate decrease in quality. Do a search on this forum for additional info on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2016, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By Fudman
I believe it is spelled "Wurth". And yes, it is...

I believe it is spelled "Wurth". And yes, it is a near perfect match.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2016, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Fudman
If your lock will not unlock the door, the only...

If your lock will not unlock the door, the only way to open the door to remove the door panel is to drill a hole through the door panel to disable the actuator. Do a search for my thread on "door...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2016, 04:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Fudman
Interesting. My car (530 sport/auto @ 130K) has...

Interesting. My car (530 sport/auto @ 130K) has the exact same symptoms. My hum becomes audible around 40-50 mph and is very noticeable above 60 mph. I think it might be the tires (DWS) but I'm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,633
Posted By Fudman
Great thread. I am now at 130K and want to...

Great thread. I am now at 130K and want to replace my rear shocks. After 130K, I am due. Just need to know if any other parts need to be replaced. This thread is very helpful. I am also noticing...
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