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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By crazy4trains
Good to know. I need to do this just haven't yet...

Good to know. I need to do this just haven't yet committed the time. Chasing suspension/tire issues right now.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By crazy4trains
Yes, take it back to whoever did the airbag...

Yes, take it back to whoever did the airbag replacement.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By crazy4trains
Stupid question time...... So where does the...

Stupid question time...... So where does the oil that is in the filter housing go? Does the O-ring(s) on the filter stem keep the oil in the housing?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By crazy4trains
I assume that you need to remove the oil filter...

I assume that you need to remove the oil filter housing cap, the piece that holds the filter, to allow the oil to drain out of the housing?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By crazy4trains
Before you do anything, make sure your battery...

Before you do anything, make sure your battery and alternator are operating as required. Low voltage from a bad battery or weak alternator can cause all sorts of problems that may appear to be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By crazy4trains
Refilling the transmission with one person and...

Refilling the transmission with one person and getting up/down to get the fluid at the right temp and running it through the gears is a major PITA. What are the board's thoughts on dropping the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By crazy4trains
I don't know the answer to the OP's questions but...

I don't know the answer to the OP's questions but how does your response help?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By crazy4trains
Use MAF specific cleaner only. Make sure the MAF...

Use MAF specific cleaner only. Make sure the MAF is completely dry before reinstalling it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2016, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By crazy4trains
My current experience is also similar. I have...

My current experience is also similar. I have refreshed all cooling components at the front of the engine but not the heater pipes and stuff that's a little tougher to access. My loss is occurring...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By crazy4trains
An adjustable wrench is all that I use also. I...

An adjustable wrench is all that I use also. I second the use of anti-sieze on the water pump shaft and no need to wrench tighten the fan clutch when reinstalling. As stated above engine rotation...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By crazy4trains
Thanks to all for their feedback and ideas. My...

Thanks to all for their feedback and ideas. My plan is to go back to Firestone and have them rebalance the wheels/tires. If that doesn't solve the problem then I will look into getting the rotors...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By crazy4trains
Rackdoctor??? That's just another name for...

Rackdoctor??? That's just another name for plastic surgeon, right???

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Patiently waiting on the picture laden DIY.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By crazy4trains
I took the car to the dealer that botched the...

I took the car to the dealer that botched the alignment and got that resolved. Steering wheel is now centered and all connections/adjustments are checked and are tight. I'm still getting...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-19-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By crazy4trains
Ditto. Somebody's cranky.

Ditto. Somebody's cranky.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By crazy4trains
Did you watch the video posted above? Within the...

Did you watch the video posted above? Within the first two minutes he shows you how to unlock the cluster using test 19, then pushing the left button to select the lock code, which is the last 5 of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By crazy4trains
I used the last 5 numbers in my VIN. Mine add up...

I used the last 5 numbers in my VIN. Mine add up to 20 so that is where you have to start.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2016, 05:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By crazy4trains
What brand/model filter is in the pic?

What brand/model filter is in the pic?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By crazy4trains
what filter?

what filter?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By crazy4trains
Thanks for the input. I'm headed out and will go...

Thanks for the input. I'm headed out and will go to the dealer that did the alignment tomorrow morning. Will report back after that.

I purchased both new inner and outer tie rods. I think...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By crazy4trains
Took a short video this evening. ...

Took a short video this evening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2fxreZSXlc

Note that the tie rod is less than two months old. I also found the nut shown on the right of the video was loose. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By crazy4trains
I assume when you say "seal" you mean the o-ring....

I assume when you say "seal" you mean the o-ring. I also suggest you replace the bleed screw. If it has been over-tightened it could be broken and won't seal, even with a new o-ring. I would also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By crazy4trains
I prefer EVOO.

I prefer EVOO.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By crazy4trains
New Tires and Suspension Overhaul; Still Getting Vibrations

I posted a thread a few months ago about preparing for a front suspension overhaul. 2002 530i with 104K miles.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=898012

I never really closed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By crazy4trains
If the car has never had the suspension refreshed...

If the car has never had the suspension refreshed then it is way overdue.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2016, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By crazy4trains
Many say that Pentosin Pentofrost NF is the stock...

Many say that Pentosin Pentofrost NF is the stock coolant. It can be purchased at most NAPA locations if a dealer isn't convenient.
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