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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 54,357
Posted By bimmerZ5
honestly, i bought a cheap part from...

honestly, i bought a cheap part from autohausaz.com that was a 'made in china' part, looked a bit different than the OE one I was replacing... but it's been working for several years now. I don't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By bimmerZ5
anything can be replaced... perhaps not by the...

anything can be replaced... perhaps not by the dealers since they usually have to buy whole units or part numbers. but if you get a spare working seat from a euro junkyard, you can take out only the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By bimmerZ5
I would have to call BS on that one. The repair...

I would have to call BS on that one. The repair can be repeated many times. If you are mechanically inclined or have a friend that is, I would take a look at it yourself first. Never trust what a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By bimmerZ5
uh.. because the O-ring costs like $0.20 and it...

uh.. because the O-ring costs like $0.20 and it takes like 30 seconds to change it? :-)

the O-ring wasn't a PITA, just I didn't realize the O-ring would be of a different size than the factory BMW...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By bimmerZ5
question about 528i M52 aluminum thermostat housing bleeder screw

i help my neighbor with maintenance/repairs who has a 528i M52 motor. several years ago, I helped him replace his entire cooling system, and in the process I recommended the aluminum thermostat...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 23,925
Posted By bimmerZ5
As it turns out, my neighbor said he found the...

As it turns out, my neighbor said he found the elbow piece in a box from his order of the Behr radiator from Autohausaz.com. The radiator already had it in place so we never used it. I took the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 23,925
Posted By bimmerZ5
bluebee: I have a E39, but I seem to work on my...

bluebee: I have a E39, but I seem to work on my neighbor's E39's a lot more and encounter new problems I haven't seen before. Every time I do a search, I inevitably end up on one of your threads! LOL...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By bimmerZ5
Permanent solution for twisted seat problem?

So, my car has started to develop the twisted seat problem and I'm getting ready to fix it. From all the videos and postings on the internet that I've seen/read, the problem seems to be that the...
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 09-03-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 31,398
Posted By bimmerZ5
any chance of another sale or group buy?

any chance of another sale or group buy?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 70,991
Posted By bimmerZ5
bluebee: I love how you really dig into these...

bluebee: I love how you really dig into these things, as simple as it seems, I love that you like to do root cause analysis. I suspect you're an engineering type person?

all that said, i'm here...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 09-25-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 345,898
Posted By bimmerZ5
while i can't answer your question, I have to say...

while i can't answer your question, I have to say I agree with you that adding a dip stick for $10 or so would have been very useful. but for some stupid reason, BMW has been getting rid of dip...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,759
Posted By bimmerZ5
bluebee: where was this posted? trying to respond...

bluebee: where was this posted? trying to respond to it, but the quote inside a quote gets deleted.

Bmw94: in response to your statement "Also, my car sounds like it has the "marbles in a tin can"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,759
Posted By bimmerZ5
Thanks for the reply... i eventually figured it...

Thanks for the reply... i eventually figured it out!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,759
Posted By bimmerZ5
is there a DIY thread somewhere for doing...

is there a DIY thread somewhere for doing compression test on E39 with M54 motor? specifically, how to get the car ready for the test... like disabling fuel pump or DME or both or? and where the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-18-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,308
Posted By bimmerZ5
wow... just stumbled on this thread in a search....

wow... just stumbled on this thread in a search. I guess I got really lucky. found a mint condition hardtop in jet black, which isn't that noticeably different than my sapphire metallic black for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 54,357
Posted By bimmerZ5
thanks guys! BTW, do you guys get a strange...

thanks guys!

BTW, do you guys get a strange smell when you first turn on your A/C with the new FSU? I seem to get this strange scent when I first turn on, but goes away in seconds...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 54,357
Posted By bimmerZ5
so i too just installed the autohausAZ Behr, made...

so i too just installed the autohausAZ Behr, made in China unit. so far so good ... i'm glad to have my A/C blowing again in the recent hot weather. but, how many people actually have this unit and...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 11-06-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 782,768
Posted By bimmerZ5
i've known about the FSU problem for some time......

i've known about the FSU problem for some time... but it just happened to my 2003 E39 this past Friday. Ordered the part from autohausaz.com this weekend and it arrived today. popped it in under 10...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-15-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 886
Posted By bimmerZ5
Question Help with some fault codes?

I'm helping a friend with a 2004 E46 325i with the M56 motor. We noticed the following codes with the Peake FCX tool:

Table 20
296b - after cat O2 sensors switched
276d - function-check tank...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-27-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 193,569
Posted By bimmerZ5
yes, it can be DIY, but it's not necessarily...

yes, it can be DIY, but it's not necessarily easy. There are two methods to taking apart the gauge cluster, one has a risk of damaging the motors that control the needles and the other method...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 06-29-2011, 02:12 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 193,569
Posted By bimmerZ5
it's a lifetime warranty now? how much did the...

it's a lifetime warranty now? how much did the repair cost?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-18-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,195
Posted By bimmerZ5
you are very welcome! thanks for signing up just...

you are very welcome! thanks for signing up just to post this message. it's been several years since i posted and my poor Z3 has been sitting idle in my garage for over a year! makes me happy to know...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 21,883
Posted By bimmerZ5
you might consider opening it up and see what's...

you might consider opening it up and see what's loose. a lot of car electronics isn't too hard to repair if you're handy with a soldering iron.
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 04-26-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,292
Posted By bimmerZ5
SOLD a while ago. sorry

SOLD a while ago. sorry
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 02-23-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,292
Posted By bimmerZ5
still for sale.

still for sale.
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