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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By mr magoo

Add me to the list as well. I swapped to brass from plastic when I overhauled. I overtightened the brass screw.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 552
Posted By mr magoo
Consider ceramics

At this point you should consider Akebono ceramics. Same equal braking but very little black brake dust.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,259
Posted By mr magoo
thanks for your response SD

I brought this up because auto lock resumed after a long absence immediately after over pushing my fob. This was an exception. I never lock the car and have not needed to un-autolock for months. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,259
Posted By mr magoo
Key fob activated?

I am also annoyed by autolock, but not enough to schedule a trip to a programmer. For the autolock feature would not work for months at a time, which was nice, only for it to return and make me...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By mr magoo
Not replacing springs with strut/shock non-sport


I bought sachs struts, shocks and hardware to replace originals at 170K on my non-sport 2000 528i. I do not want to lower the car. I am ready to go, but am questioning the springs. They will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By mr magoo
Circulation may be blocked by frozen section of...

Circulation may be blocked by frozen section of cooling system.
Get the car into a warm building to see if thawing helps. It will take time to thaw.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,077
Posted By mr magoo

I second the failure of the Victor Reins gasket, go with BMW.
The project was a good adventure. Make sure you nave a good xacto knife to cut out the old gaskets. The replacements are soft, but the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By mr magoo
There is also an aerodynamic benefit

There is also an aerodynamic benefit
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By mr magoo
can you hear it

Turn the key on and press the pump lever to see if you can hear it.
When I did this, I noticed a split hose.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By mr magoo
do not force

There are several posts on this topic that helped me when I had your exact problem.
You may need to pop out the kidney grille, but first, try to hook the cable somewhere along the path where it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By mr magoo

I did this at approx 145K after debating for 40Kmiles if I should and reading lots of posts.
No issues at all except doubts about what is level and what is the correct temp of the fill. I did it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By mr magoo
See the Beisan DIY

On the Beisan systems website, got to the instructions for removing the fan shroud. The DIY has many pictures and it shows the pump because you have to disconnect it from the shroud and redirect the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By mr magoo
Salt water never sleeps

What's done is done, but I would not make a habit of splashing salt water on to any car.
Most people who live near the ocean feel the effects without splashing in.
Make sure you wash the bottoms...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By mr magoo
Thanks for this link

I am psyched to see the instructions for a ski bag installation. My 2000 5281 has a solid rear seat and I thought that it had to be a factory installed option. With these instructions, I can't wait...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By mr magoo
Autochondria or is everything broken?

First, many thanks to all who have helped me by directly answering my questions or for providing info that I can find in a search. I have tackled many assignments that I wouldn't ordinarily think...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,729
Posted By mr magoo

I found a mouse nest under the intake manifold when I was doing my VCG.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,304
Posted By mr magoo
Steering lines

My upper lines leak at the reservoir. The Rez-to-pump line looks easy. the rez-to-radiator hose confuses me as to how to detach from the radiator. do all 4 lines have to come out of the radiator to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,823
Posted By mr magoo
Advice to young drivers....

Based on the topic, teach them to be alert to the smell of coolant.

I have gone through 4 young drivers. I have been lucky. Alertness and awareness can be stressed and they will remember you for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,694
Posted By mr magoo
Throw away tools?

I do not have the discipline to throw away less functional tools. I always think "sometime I will have a need."
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,611
Posted By mr magoo
I gotta ask

Be careful that you replace the proper amount of ATF. Too much and your shift points change (ask me how I know). The ATF temperature is critical to the proper amount due to thermal expansion. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By mr magoo
no need

I did my Vanos seals last weekend and did not remove any radiator hoses. (not solenoid)
Go to Beisan Systems website and read the DIY.
I did have to remove the Fan and Shroud.

To answer the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,611
Posted By mr magoo
Say oil change, not flush.

I have seen some neat flush DIY's on the volvo S70 site, but we are talking about doing 2 separate 6 Qt changes out of apporx 20 Qt capacity after an automatic transmission filter change.

Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By mr magoo
Was you wife driving 90, too?

Just asking. Need all of the symptoms.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,300
Posted By mr magoo
Thank you

Thank you for your responses. All different which gives me different sources to approach if one does not work.
thanks a million
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,300
Posted By mr magoo
Rear defrost causes radio static

With the first snow in Boston, I pushed the rear defrost button to melt snow that accumulated during the commute and the radio went to static. Different stations varied from 25% to full static. No...
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