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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,787
Posted By guaping
Just nitpicking, but maybe you can put a tape...

Just nitpicking, but maybe you can put a tape over the pieces of the engine you are writing on, that way they are not permanent. Just my OCD kicking in. Great job!:thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,787
Posted By guaping
Good pick-up; yup, I am; which means you also...

Good pick-up; yup, I am; which means you also are, if you got the meaning of my sig. Got good friends in Jacksonville; been to St. Augustine for some golf.
BTW, how many miles you got on your e39?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,787
Posted By guaping
Hi George. Good write-up. I'm curious as to what...

Hi George. Good write-up. I'm curious as to what your car's symptoms are that you are replacing the Vanos seals; and please update if what you did improved or resoved the issue. Thanks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,563
Posted By guaping
I put Akebono pads last summer, and I still think...

I put Akebono pads last summer, and I still think that it is definitely 'soft' and not much 'bite' compared to OEM and Axxis; but yes very minimal brake dust. Here is a link to my...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-06-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By guaping
Check out e38.org; tons of info!

Check out e38.org; tons of info!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-10-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By guaping
I just recently bought one from ebay for $50....

I just recently bought one from ebay for $50. Like you, I just want to make it complete; but I'll just probably switch the center tray as i somehow feel it on my right elbow when I'm resting my right...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,225
Posted By guaping
Here is my experience with the Akebono's:...

Here is my experience with the Akebono's: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=545007

Here is a very similar experience over at the other board (I'm thinking about getting an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,441
Posted By guaping
Just wanted to update and give feedback on my...

Just wanted to update and give feedback on my setup. I was finally able to put the Zimmermanns and Akebono pads few weekends ago. The Akebono pads have definitely very minimal 'bite' compared to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,703
Posted By guaping
I know this is irrelevant to the thread, but I...

I know this is irrelevant to the thread, but I just had to chime in. Bluebee, I only have 32k miles so far!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,908
Posted By guaping
I did this a few years back when I still had BMW...

I did this a few years back when I still had BMW warranty; bought the one from zeckhausen in case there was going to be an issue with the warranty. Definitely helps; you can usually notice the head...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,776
Posted By guaping
+1 on Magnaflow 14815; I have it on my car,...

+1 on Magnaflow 14815; I have it on my car, couldn't be happier. Here's the link to another thread:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=399388&highlight=

I was going to put in a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,844
Posted By guaping
+1 on the Mityvac. I recently changed my oil...

+1 on the Mityvac. I recently changed my oil using the 7400; was so easy and quick, that I want to replace the oil more often than every 6 months (I dont accumulate the mileage; only have 32k so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,511
Posted By guaping
I had the same sentiments when I was trying to...

I had the same sentiments when I was trying to decide to buy from Tirerack vs at a local tire shop. The difference came to about $5 a tire, or $20 for the set. So for the convenience of going back...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,511
Posted By guaping
I'm sure you will be pleased with your decision....

I'm sure you will be pleased with your decision. I haven't obviously tested the tires in snow, but I drive my 4x4 truck in such conditions. Just an FYI, there will be a BMW Concours in Renton on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,511
Posted By guaping
Welcome to Seattle! And welcome to Bimmerfest. I...

Welcome to Seattle! And welcome to Bimmerfest. I just got the Continental Extreme DWS recently, and I can't believe how quiet they are. Discount Tire recently had a promotion of $100 rebate for a set...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 18,722
Posted By guaping
Success! Thanks to Doru for initiating this DIY...

Success! Thanks to Doru for initiating this DIY for us with I6 engines. Just wanted to confirm same steps and parts. In hindsight, we could have just changed the spring (and the washer) but I ordered...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 18,722
Posted By guaping
Thanks Doru for posting. I was going to do it...

Thanks Doru for posting. I was going to do it this weekend but got tied up with other stuff. I read that it is probably better to "soak" the cylinder in oil first before putting it back in. Did you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,428
Posted By guaping
Hi Doru. Have you done it yet? This is one of the...

Hi Doru. Have you done it yet? This is one of the things I want to do this long weekend (and replace all 4 rotors and pads as well). Is it fairly simple and straightforward? I'll try to post pics...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,441
Posted By guaping
Thanks for the links Jason. I actually have the...

Thanks for the links Jason. I actually have the Axxis Ultimates right now, and I agree they have less bite than OEM, but I have been happy with the minimal dust. I guess that gives me a point of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,441
Posted By guaping
Just pulled the trigger on the Zimmerman...

Just pulled the trigger on the Zimmerman x-drilled/Akebono deal this morning; I'll report my experience with this set when the time comes. Hopefully it will last for a long while; but then again, I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,441
Posted By guaping
I was actually looking for the blank coated...

I was actually looking for the blank coated Zimmermans, and like you was confused as to why it was listed as "Zimmerman/Brembo;"almost ordered a full set but the rear Akebono pads were not listed on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,441
Posted By guaping
I have been waiting for this Memorial Day Holiday...

I have been waiting for this Memorial Day Holiday to see if I can get any good deals on the rotors and pads; the FPC Groton deal is the best I can find (I searched autohausaz, eactuning,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,441
Posted By guaping
Thanks dvsgene. What kind of Zimmermans do you...

Thanks dvsgene. What kind of Zimmermans do you have if I may ask?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,441
Posted By guaping
Yet another rotors/pad question

Hi Guys (and Blue bee). I have been wanting to replace my OEM rotors (currently with Axis pads), and have been reading a lot of posts in several forums. I have decided on flat Zimmermans and Akebono...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,353
Posted By guaping
I use P21S Total Auto Wash to pre-soak the engine...

I use P21S Total Auto Wash to pre-soak the engine bay, then wash off with water using garden hose without pressure; alternator is covered; haven't had any problems.
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