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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Fudman
So it's been a few days but I have only driven...

So it's been a few days but I have only driven about 20 miles since filling up the tank. No codes have returned. I researched both this and B'forums and only one other person (khpony) has had the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By Fudman
So I tried a few things today to see if there was...

So I tried a few things today to see if there was any obvious air leakage. All showed no sign of an air leak. I was limited in what I could do as I got stung by a bee on my eyelid yesterday doing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By Fudman
30 miles driven and the codes are back. Good...

30 miles driven and the codes are back. Good thing is the same codes came back. I'm thinking vacuum leak to start before I consider the fuel system. Tomorrow I start the diagnosis. First step, my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By Fudman
Thanx, Johnstern! You're less than 2 hrs away. ...

Thanx, Johnstern! You're less than 2 hrs away. Let me see if the codes return and if the source of the problem isn't obvious. Much appreciated! :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By Fudman
This is what some of the posting history...

This is what some of the posting history suggests. Definitely on the diagnostic radar.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By Fudman
Yikes! P1085 & P0174 Codes

My turn with the dreaded lean codes. :mad: After having several years of relatively issue free driving, my car just popped the SES lamp while driving on the highway. Car was running fine and I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Fudman
After 12 years and only 41K, this vibration could...

After 12 years and only 41K, this vibration could be due more to leaky thrust arm bushings rather than rotors/pads. There are many differing opinions on pads. Search for them.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By Fudman
Seriously? :lmao: You need to search this forum.

Seriously? :lmao: You need to search this forum.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 565
Posted By Fudman
There's no issue. The hydraulic and mechanical...

There's no issue. The hydraulic and mechanical tensioners are interchangeable. Just use what you ordered.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Fudman
Find out when the cooling system and suspension...

Find out when the cooling system and suspension was last replaced. This will tell you if these will need to be done shortly or not. Combined with your other required service, this $5K car can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By Fudman
If you want OEM, use www.furiousmethod.com for...

If you want OEM, use www.furiousmethod.com for pricing from many sources. Simply type in the part no.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 29,852
Posted By Fudman
Glad to see you get it working! :thumbup:

Glad to see you get it working! :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,729
Posted By Fudman
I believe mine is a MAR build. I have not paid...

I believe mine is a MAR build. I have not paid any attention to this recall until I got my notice today. And I have the sport package.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,729
Posted By Fudman
I just got notification from BMWNA of recall...

I just got notification from BMWNA of recall campaign No 15V-318: Driver -Side Front Air Bag Module. Of course, "at the present time, (BMWNA) does not have parts available." Not really sure how...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 29,852
Posted By Fudman
If the actuator is not functioning electrically,...

If the actuator is not functioning electrically, you may have a defective actuator. Or your electrical connection has failed. If the actuator is working (you can hear it whirr and click), then did...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Fudman
Sorry, John. I wasn't denigrating bimrs.org. I...

Sorry, John. I wasn't denigrating bimrs.org. I was just throwing out another option. I found my Honda indy through Tire Rack. While they can give bad recommendations (e.g. BB), they also give...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By Fudman
Subjectively speaking, I have found ceramic pads...

Subjectively speaking, I have found ceramic pads (Akebono) to be much, MUCH cleaner (little dust) and appear to last a long time (60+K on mine) but there is a noticeable difference in braking feel. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By Fudman
A very popular suspension mod (on this forum) is...

A very popular suspension mod (on this forum) is to replace the rear sway bar with an M5 rear sway bar. This is about $150 new, less if you can find one used. The DIY takes about 30 minutes. This...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Fudman
Correct me if i am wrong but you had the entire...

Correct me if i am wrong but you had the entire from end rebuilt and now the car pulls right. Assuming that all suspension work was done correctly (not always a good assumption), this suggests that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 159,331
Posted By Fudman
So I just watched my indy do a front end...

So I just watched my indy do a front end alignment on my daughters Civic after he replaced a spring (springs do break, at least Honda ones do!). He did it in my garage (my indy does house calls!)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By Fudman
Sway bars do not really degrade ride quality. ...

Sway bars do not really degrade ride quality. They primarily resist the rolling/ sway motion of a vehicle during a turn. You might get some more side to side movement, when hitting a pothole, as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,195
Posted By Fudman
Well Done! :thumb up: I am impressed! No...

Well Done! :thumb up: I am impressed! No damage, too.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By Fudman
This was not original thinking. I found this...

This was not original thinking. I found this technique during a Google search. Just a different type of paintless dent repair! It works best on big dents. It works great on Japanese cars with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By Fudman
+1, I'm a big fan of hot glue. Fast, easy,...

+1, I'm a big fan of hot glue. Fast, easy, reasonable working time and quick drying (cooling). Just be sure to use a workshop grade hot glue gun and not the kiddie ones. Same glue sticks but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By Fudman
If you do not have deep pockets, walk away now. ...

If you do not have deep pockets, walk away now. A car that old with that many miles is cheap to buy but expensive to maintain. Unless you DIY, be prepared to spend some major $$. Not many of us...
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