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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Fudman
Wheel weight has a small effect on acceleration...

Wheel weight has a small effect on acceleration and braking and a more noticeable impact on gas mileage. Refer to the Car & Driver article for the magnitude of differences WRT plus size wheels.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Fudman
My calibrated butt meter! Actually, I notice...

My calibrated butt meter! Actually, I notice some "differences" in the rear end while driving. Nothing serious, just different. It might be worn struts or it might be something else. That is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Fudman
Subscribed. Very interested to see if anyone can...

Subscribed. Very interested to see if anyone can quantify when you need to change ball joints or bushings in the rear. I, too, will replace my rear struts this spring. I'm at 128K. Not sure if I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Fudman
So I decided to use the old urban legend trick,...

So I decided to use the old urban legend trick, rapping on the starter with a long pole. The car nows turns over but slowly. The battery is down to 12V. I suspect it is not the starter but the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Fudman
That is what I was thinking. Removing it in this...

That is what I was thinking. Removing it in this weather is a PITA but the alternative is walking. Oh well...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Fudman
Failing Starter Symptoms?

My car has been running with no issues and this weekend I changed over to my snow tires. I just tried to start my car (02 530 auto) this AM and it caught (sort of) but sputtered and died...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,304
Posted By Fudman
Your engine issues are completely unrelated to...

Your engine issues are completely unrelated to your secondary air pump. The SAP has no relation to engine function. It temporarily adds air to the exhaust stream to enhance combustion on a cold...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By Fudman
There should be no difference. Park is the same...

There should be no difference. Park is the same as neutral except a pin is typically used to lock the output shaft. You could just set the parking brake and put it in neutral. If I recall, I also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By Fudman
The problem with this approach is that it assumes...

The problem with this approach is that it assumes that the exact amount of ATF on the chart has drained out during the drain process. Since a portion of the ATF is retained in the TC, it is hard to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By Fudman
The best way to ensure you are putting the...

The best way to ensure you are putting the correct amount of ATF into the pan is to measure how much is drained (assuming that it has the correct amount prior to draining) and to pump in the same...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By Fudman
That is exactly what I did. This allows you to...

That is exactly what I did. This allows you to get to the proper level immediately and then plug the fill hole.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By Fudman
Replacing just the 5.25" mid bass speaker will...

Replacing just the 5.25" mid bass speaker will improve your overall sound but replacing the tweeter will improve the definition and crispness of the sound. Yes it is a PITA to modify the tweeter...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Fudman
9 times out of ten, when the front end clunks...

9 times out of ten, when the front end clunks when going over a bump, it is the sway bar link. Raise the car and inspect the boots. If they are torn, the ball joint is toast. Grab them with a pair...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By Fudman
None of the aftermarket tweeters were a perfect...

None of the aftermarket tweeters were a perfect "plug & play". Each time I had to use my Dremel tool to modify the original tweeter mount to accommodate the new speaker. A little epoxy and they fit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By Fudman
If your door is unlocked and cannot open with...

If your door is unlocked and cannot open with either the inside or outside latch, then it sounds as if your Bowden cable has failed. If that is true, you have no choice but to cut open the door...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By Fudman
Impedance matching is not a requirement for...

Impedance matching is not a requirement for replacement speakers. Since you do not intend to "set off car alarms", you will not overheat your amp. You can compensate for any volume imbalance (front...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By Fudman
A great price but... If you paid just $750 for...

A great price but... If you paid just $750 for everything front & back, you will likely be redoing portions of it before you think you will. eBay parts have a checkered history of reliability. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Fudman
Deer collisions are covered under comprehensive...

Deer collisions are covered under comprehensive (act of God) and not collision. The deductible is usually a lot less. And the eBay headlamps are not compatible with HID bulbs. Either switch to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,261
Posted By Fudman
First thing whenever your car won't start. Check...

First thing whenever your car won't start. Check you battery voltage. At the terminals. It should be in excess of 12.6 V. Anything less and that is your problem. Post back your results.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Fudman
I would agree this is a possible cause for your...

I would agree this is a possible cause for your issue but it is probably combined with other issues. As you tighten up a suspension by replacing loose connections (ball joints and bushings), you can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By Fudman
If the computer is a GT-1, INPA or similar...

If the computer is a GT-1, INPA or similar software, have them erase the tranny code. If you have a sensor issue or damage, the TPF will come back. If it was due to spinning your wheels, it will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Fudman
Wrong, only when wheels on the same "axle" are...

Wrong, only when wheels on the same "axle" are spinning differently. Staggered setups have no impact.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Fudman
Akebono Euros are probably the most common low...

Akebono Euros are probably the most common low dust ceramic pad used on this forum for e39s. While they are extremely low dust, I find that they lack the bite and linear feel of conventional pads. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By Fudman
Here is the DIY procedure: ...

Here is the DIY procedure:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=648959&highlight=
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,039
Posted By Fudman
I agree completely. A standard bulb, be it...

I agree completely. A standard bulb, be it halogen or HID, yields a 360 degree arc of light around the bulb. An LED is a flat dioxide that emits 180 degrees of light output. They compensate by...
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