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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 04:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,093
Posted By bluebee
I'm still combing through horrifically useless...

I'm still combing through horrifically useless MARKETING collateral on the Hawk PC pads, looking for a shred of truth ...

But the good news is that search found this nice PDF which explains
- ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 04:12 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 69,479
Posted By bluebee
Looks like the E46 guys are also looking to...

Looks like the E46 guys are also looking to replace their 49DL batteries ...
> E46 (1999 - 2006) (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=98) > E46 battery replacement...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By bluebee
No sense in repeating what is already known ... ...

No sense in repeating what is already known ...
- How to choose a good aftermarket battery (1 (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=488627))...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 04:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,093
Posted By bluebee
It's appalling how successful Hawk MARKETING is...

It's appalling how successful Hawk MARKETING is in hiding their friction ratings from the public. They publish gorgeous document after document of almost total useless bs that sounds technical for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 03:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,093
Posted By bluebee
Over here today, we're going through reams of...

Over here today, we're going through reams of Hawk Marketing bs, and we still don't know, after days of looking and reading, what the friction rating of the Hawk PC pads are.
> E39 (1997 - 2003)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By bluebee
I don't see the legally mandated information on...

I don't see the legally mandated information on the diagram above (and attached below, for posterity), nor in the PDF (included below) nor in the graph.
While I see "mu" numbers, they are totally...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 20,406
Posted By bluebee
This thread is too good not to add to the...

This thread is too good not to add to the bestlinks ...
- How to locate and upgrade all the tweeter and bass speakers for the E39 (1 (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=320161)) and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By bluebee
I'm glad you have the right attitude. I like the...

I'm glad you have the right attitude. I like the way you think.
It's a waste when the pictures aren't accessible.
For more information on uploading the pictures, see this:
- How to post, shrink,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 406
Posted By bluebee
I didn't look at the video but the "thing" that...

I didn't look at the video but the "thing" that is being pointed to in the video still is removed at all spark plug diys, so, look at this one for details:
- One user's pictorial DIY for replacing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By bluebee
The friction rating for all rotors is essentially...

The friction rating for all rotors is essentially the same (i.e., steel) since all rotors are the same essentially (bling excepted); so the only friction rating that matters is of the pads.

Do...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By bluebee
Searching for the friction rating (which, by law,...

Searching for the friction rating (which, by law, must be printed on every pad sold in the USA), I'm disgusted and appalled by the Hawk related web sites, such as this one:
- Hawk Brake Pads...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By bluebee
This is good information for the pad & rotor...

This is good information for the pad & rotor threads:
- What brake pads are most often recommended (1 (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=481522)) & what brake rotors are most often...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 406
Posted By bluebee
I'd replace only the innards of the disa valve...

I'd replace only the innards of the disa valve ...
- Where to get a proper DISA valve repair kit (1 (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=588505))

And, I'd read this on the CCV:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,138
Posted By bluebee
This was asked today...

This was asked today...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 406
Posted By bluebee
- Information about the plastic underbody panel...

- Information about the plastic underbody panel kick panel splash plate under the engine (1 (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4452216#post4452216))
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By bluebee
Happens to almost everyone ... - How to...

Happens to almost everyone ...
- How to diagnose a BMW E39 engine misfire (1 (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=500419)) & a cold-engine intermittent misfire (1...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:40 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 59,572
Posted By bluebee
A similar case was reported today ... > E39...

A similar case was reported today ...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > Rough idle that stops when I clear CEL codes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By bluebee
There is a LOT of detail about how the rough idle...

There is a LOT of detail about how the rough idle goes away with an engine restart or clearing the codes in the second thread in this list below, found by typing /misfire in the bestlinks ...
- How...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 309
Posted By bluebee
You should see our property costs. There probably...

You should see our property costs. There probably hasn't been a house sold near where I live for less than a million dollars in years. And these include crummy houses with tiny lots measured in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,534
Posted By bluebee
For the cross referenced record, this related...

For the cross referenced record, this related question about the fsu harness was posted today ...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > Blower Motor FSR...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By bluebee
Offhand (without searching), I don't know anyone...

Offhand (without searching), I don't know anyone who has replaced that harness, but I would agree those are some of the fattest non-charging system wires in the vehicle.

These threads, found by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 309
Posted By bluebee
Here, with a labor rate hovering around $200 an...

Here, with a labor rate hovering around $200 an hour, that's 400 bucks just for starters, not counting parts, which will be about double the nominal price in realoem.

For more details, see:


...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 309
Posted By bluebee
You can't ask that question yet, because the...

You can't ask that question yet, because the solution could be as simple as a five cent wheel weight or as complex as a suspension overhaul.

Saying your car vibrates at speed, is like calling an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,972
Posted By bluebee
This may help: - How one user added new fuses &...

This may help:
- How one user added new fuses & wiring in the engine bay (1 (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=562281))...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:17 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 106,230
Posted By bluebee
On the topic of the remote battery terminal, I...

On the topic of the remote battery terminal, I just added this keyword-rich reference to the bestlinks as the canonical thread on the remote battery terminal:
- How to locate, source, and repair a...
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