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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By cn90
Glad you got it done. Unfortunately, many...

Glad you got it done.

Unfortunately, many don't realize the importance of the cooling system until it is too tale.
Pulling the head to replace the head gasket is no small job...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 431
Posted By cn90
I used to enjoy night time driving (less traffic)...

I used to enjoy night time driving (less traffic) but as I am getting older, I hate night driving because:
- It is hard to see the periphery, things like deer etc.
- Forward vision is limited to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 431
Posted By cn90
Although I enjoy the cross country drive, one...

Although I enjoy the cross country drive, one thing I hate the most is drowsiness. It is dangerous and once every 2-3h, I stop at a gas stations to take 15 min nap...
I am getting old lol...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By cn90
Scan the codes again...

Scan the codes again...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 260
Posted By cn90
I am. I also own a 1998 S70 GLT and 2005...

I am.

I also own a 1998 S70 GLT and 2005 XC90 2.5T.
I posted a whole bunch DIYs in the XC90 forums (matthews volvo, volvoforums dot com, swedespeed etc.)...

Volvo parts:
www.thevpstore.com...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 07:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 431
Posted By cn90
On the issue of alternator, be aware that many...

On the issue of alternator, be aware that many rebuilt alternators at local parts store is a crap shoot. Search forum and you will see some people go through 2-3 alternators before getting a good...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By cn90
Get Pilkington glass.

Get Pilkington glass.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 431
Posted By cn90
1+, If you decide to replace the rad, which...

1+,

If you decide to replace the rad, which I think you should considering 260K miles, then stick to Nissens.
My Nissens rad for 1998 528i (bought from autohausaz dot com) was installed in May...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 431
Posted By cn90
You don't seem to have siphon pump issue,...

You don't seem to have siphon pump issue, however, with the car this age, keep fuel above 1/4 at all time.

Better than getting stranded in the middle of nowhere, simply from siphon pump issues.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 431
Posted By cn90
Don't forget to bring OBD-II scan tool. Get...

Don't forget to bring OBD-II scan tool.
Get some used ignition coils on ebay (check your car, but I think it is Bremi).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 431
Posted By cn90
Looks like your car is well maintained. ...

Looks like your car is well maintained.

Bring a plastic container (Rubbermaid) and keep some engine oil coolant, water in the box. If they spill, they don't damage the trunk carpet etc.

- Basic...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By cn90
If you DIY, then search for the DIYs in forum. ...

If you DIY, then search for the DIYs in forum.
I wrote a few DIYs recently (spark plugs, fluids change, fuel filter etc.).

If you don't want to DIY, then my cousin owns a BMW shop in Gardena, CA:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By cn90
Salt.

Salt.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 185
Posted By cn90
You need another 7 volts.

You need another 7 volts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 446
Posted By cn90
1000+, A Propane Torch (the same stuff...

1000+,

A Propane Torch (the same stuff plumbers use for plumbing job in the house) works fine.
Believe it or not, the chefs use this torch to put the finishing touch on Flan Caramel!

If you...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By cn90
Check for codes first!

Check for codes first!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By cn90
That number is for dry fill from factory. ...

That number is for dry fill from factory.

Yes, there is a block drain, which is a PITA to get to. My advice is to stay away from that drain plug.
Just d/c the lower rad hose, fill with distilled...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 446
Posted By cn90
If you live in an apartment, then a work-around...

If you live in an apartment, then a work-around is to use breaker bar only to loosen the bolts, then use the cordless to spin it out. I know this may not be the answer you are looking for, but it is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,675
Posted By cn90
The $1M question is: how the heck did he steal...

The $1M question is: how the heck did he steal the car with EWS system?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By cn90
1+, I have used autohausaz for 15 years,...

1+,

I have used autohausaz for 15 years, good people.

However, it is not autohausaz issues, it is the mfg issues. Autohausaz sells the good stuff (Lemforder, INA etc. etc.) but also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By cn90
Well, It is hard to look down the valves (without...

Well, It is hard to look down the valves (without taking the cylinder head out).

This is why I want to know if someone has done the REAL test: soaking some dirty components in different juices...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 218
Posted By cn90
The BMW coolant has its own issues. I have used...

The BMW coolant has its own issues.
I have used Prestone Green in all of my BMWs for 25 years, zero issues.
Walmrt has Prestone Green for $12, get the full concentrate, then mix with distilled...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By cn90
I wonder if anyone in this forum has done this...

I wonder if anyone in this forum has done this (Hey I trust you guys, not the company that makes these snake oils lol)...
- Get a dirty fuel injector, or dirty cylinder head
- Soak it with things...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 24,208
Posted By cn90
For the records so others may benefit from. ...

For the records so others may benefit from.

On the reservoir side, just lean down and look sideways and compare the reservoir markings with the tstat housing, you will see that:

- The "Neck" of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 364
Posted By cn90
I updated the trick of Clutch bleeding, see post...

I updated the trick of Clutch bleeding, see post #37 below:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209031&page=2
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