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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,488
Posted By harris2p
AH673000, I considered your advice and took some...

AH673000, I considered your advice and took some more time to find the root cause. I took the fan off, and the AC belt, ran the engine at idle and used a stethoscope to probe/listen to different...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By harris2p
I completely forgot that I need that AC...

I completely forgot that I need that AC compressor to clear the humidity inside the car. I usually drive at medium speed with the windows down in 'hot' days (in small Midwest city, US, not desert or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By harris2p
Running engine without AC belt

Has anyone try running the engine or driving the car without an AC compressor belt mounted? I live in climate with 10 months out of the year in cold or cool temperature. I could go without AC for the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,488
Posted By harris2p
Upon further inspection, I found that the noise...

Upon further inspection, I found that the noise is not from the external (of engine block) bearings or pulleys. This time I could clearly hear it (with a stethoscope) right on top of the metal box a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By harris2p
You mentioned new brake pads -> sticky brakes? ...

You mentioned new brake pads -> sticky brakes?

Could you provide a complete list of things they touched? What did they have to uninstall in order to change the things you requested?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By harris2p
My differential gear ratio is 3.46, the original...

My differential gear ratio is 3.46, the original one is 4.1 on my 528i (should have typed 'lower' ratio in my previous post).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By harris2p
My car had this acceleration problem in last...

My car had this acceleration problem in last summer's hot weather (80+ dF). I pressed the gas pedal to the floor but the car said "give me 10 seconds ...". It did better in cool and cold weather....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,488
Posted By harris2p
After further inspection and with the use of a...

After further inspection and with the use of a stethoscope, I found that the nosie came from the metal housing just below the oil filter box, and to the left of the alternator:

(see the center of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,488
Posted By harris2p
What did you end up doing to solve your noise...

What did you end up doing to solve your noise problem? My car is doing the same thing after replacing the following with new parts: waterpump (Graf), tensioner and idler bearings, rebuilt alternator...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-02-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By harris2p
Welcome, Quang. You don't say "those guys!"...

Welcome, Quang.

You don't say "those guys!" (nhung nguoi kia). You say "you guys." Do you currently own a BMW and if so, please provide some details. If you don't have one now, are you looking for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By harris2p
I was thinking 'a bad starter' ... But why did...

I was thinking 'a bad starter' ... But why did you have to replace the alternator twice in a month? What made those alternators go bad? I've read that a bad battery can make the alternator work extra...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 07-30-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,567
Posted By harris2p
I could not locate the BMW part number, but found...

I could not locate the BMW part number, but found this on the label:

BM5300250-0000
Made in Taiwan

This is imprinted on the part: SH BM43-3901530g

I tried searching on realoem.com but...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 06-29-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,567
Posted By harris2p
I bought it for my 1998 528i, but never installed...

I bought it for my 1998 528i, but never installed it. I'm not sure about other model year that it will fit.
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 06-20-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,567
Posted By harris2p
Skid plate for sale

I still have the skid plate. Call me at 773.308.3508.

Sorry that I haven't checked for messages lately due to new job trainings.

Harris
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,710
Posted By harris2p
Call around for a shop that will do this for a...

Call around for a shop that will do this for a small fee.

I had this problem in October 2 years ago. the special BMW Clutch Removal tool didn't help me ... I was about to cause some collateral...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 09-04-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,567
Posted By harris2p
Skid plate for sale

I have a new Skid Plate (Lower Engine Cover) that I never used. After buying this, I found that my original skid plate was in tact so I don't need the new one.

Asking $30 before shipping charge....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,805
Posted By harris2p
I just changed my fuel pump earlier today so I...

I just changed my fuel pump earlier today so I found this thread interesting. There are plenty of useful facts and advice that will help a bmw owners to prolong the life of the fuel pump and lower...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,378
Posted By harris2p
Gas out

:rofl: You're lucky! I had to siphon gas out of my e39's tank this morning and got some gas in my mouth. My coffee didn't taste the same afterwards. My fuel pump failed right after I filled a full...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,687
Posted By harris2p
Drive shaft

I have a drive shaft from my E39 528i (as shown in OP's link to realoem.com above) at 178K miles. It is in good condition. I replaced it thinking it was the cause of the vibration but it turned out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 19,918
Posted By harris2p
External door handle replacement

I had to replace the external rear door handle on passenger side. I'm attaching a few pictures for the details that I could not find in this forum for the E39.

I think it's best done if the door...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 08-19-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 284,020
Posted By harris2p
I replaced the front windshield cover this...

I replaced the front windshield cover this morning. As noted in McCandless' original DIY post, the top part is hardest to insert and should be done first to make sure the cover is aligned on the top...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 48,423
Posted By harris2p
Applauds. Your write-ups/posts had attracted...

Applauds.

Your write-ups/posts had attracted other to share their experience and great tips that will benefit many others ... wait ... is this the thing for the coordinators to say?

For the red...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,746
Posted By harris2p
The hard part about replacing the drive shaft or...

The hard part about replacing the drive shaft or center support bearing, if you DIY, is taking the exhaust pipe out and putting it back on. Once the exhaust is out (the car secured on jack stands),...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-29-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 66,521
Posted By harris2p
I bought this set of special tool on ebay when...

I bought this set of special tool on ebay when working on my cooling fan last year. After many days trying several different ways (dead blow hammer, PB blaster, WD-40 ... ), I almost broke 1 of the 4...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 48,423
Posted By harris2p
I replaced the lower clamp for this hose (PSSH)...

I replaced the lower clamp for this hose (PSSH) last summer and it leaked again with a vengeance. Notice that this type of hose is harder (less elastic) and the current hose has been cooked or...
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