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Forum: General BMW 01-30-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By crazy4trains
The dealership was performing a warranty repair,...

The dealership was performing a warranty repair, and caused a component of my car to become non functional, I'd expect them to at least restore it to functional status.

You said it all right...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By crazy4trains
As Ed said, you can use any coolant, as long as...

As Ed said, you can use any coolant, as long as it is low-silicate.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 579
Posted By crazy4trains
2003 540i M-Sport = Tough to find.

2003 540i M-Sport = Tough to find.
Forum: Off-Topic 01-27-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By crazy4trains
A carfax report is only as good as the data going...

A carfax report is only as good as the data going in. Many places do not report to carfax. I have a friend that owns his own body shop. I have him do work for me periodically because his overhead...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By crazy4trains
Yes, please keep us informed as to the...

Yes, please keep us informed as to the performance of this system. I would much prefer to do something like this if the need arises to replace my CCV.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 335
Posted By crazy4trains
Make your own screen from gutter guard. Search...

Make your own screen from gutter guard. Search this forum for the DIY.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By crazy4trains
My only suggestion would be to be sure you put...

My only suggestion would be to be sure you put the right amount of fluid in the first go around. When you do you later drain/refill just measure the exact amount of fluid you drain and ensure you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By crazy4trains
I still don't totally understand the stock CCV...

I still don't totally understand the stock CCV system but this install and the resulting DIY are wonderful.

One question:

Would one expect to see less and less accumulation of crud in the catch...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By crazy4trains
Hey Tom, I have a question for you!!! Huh???

Hey Tom, I have a question for you!!! Huh???
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-22-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By crazy4trains
I assume the battery is in the trunk. I also...

I assume the battery is in the trunk. I also assume you have a positive and negative lug under the hood to use if you need to jump start the car. If so, buy a cheap circuit tester and measure the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 335
Posted By crazy4trains
Read this thread: ...

Read this thread:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=602926&highlight=

Likely your alternator. If you have never replaced it you are due anyway.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By crazy4trains
Not to be too picky, but it is Viton, not Vinton....

Not to be too picky, but it is Viton, not Vinton.

Replaced mine about a year and a half ago. Hopefully I go the new gasket material.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,706
Posted By crazy4trains
Yes, legroom is good. Getting in, and even...

Yes, legroom is good. Getting in, and even moreso, getting out is a PITA.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,706
Posted By crazy4trains
Ram 1500. Thinking about getting another truck...

Ram 1500. Thinking about getting another truck to replace both my aging Tahoe and my E39. For me, at 6'-5", a truck fits me well.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By crazy4trains
Change the oil. Google is your friend. ...

Change the oil.

Google is your friend. Search for maintenance schedule.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By crazy4trains
Blue, are you baiting us??? :D

Blue, are you baiting us??? :D
Forum: Off-Topic 01-17-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By crazy4trains
Dude that I work with does magic with a camera. ...

Dude that I work with does magic with a camera. When out in the field with him we wait to see the pics he takes and how he captions them. You end up asking yourself, did I actually do that or was I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 223
Posted By crazy4trains
Awesome pic!!!

Awesome pic!!!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By crazy4trains
At that price point I suggest you reserve some of...

At that price point I suggest you reserve some of your more cosmetic mods and make sure the vehicle is mechanically sound first. Just my $0.02.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,652
Posted By crazy4trains
Shovel your driveway anytime you want. The...

Shovel your driveway anytime you want. The bitchy neighbor can't be satisfied. Didn't take long for him to show his true colors and for you to figure it out. You did figure that out, didn't you???...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 339
Posted By crazy4trains
Yup

Yup
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By crazy4trains
Read this thread: ...

Read this thread:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=602926

I had an alternator bench tested at an independent shop and at Autozone. Both tested OK but were not performing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By crazy4trains
Yes, start at the thermostat and finish your...

Yes, start at the thermostat and finish your bleed at the expansion tank.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,031
Posted By crazy4trains
Get a friend to follow you around a parking lot...

Get a friend to follow you around a parking lot and run over a few speed bumps etc. Maybe somebody can see what is happening to the rear of the car as you hit the bumps.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,022
Posted By crazy4trains
How long have you been looking? Took me 6 months...

How long have you been looking? Took me 6 months to find the car i wanted.

Patience is a virtue. Be patient and you will be rewarded.
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