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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,720
Posted By Sonare
My E39 with 220k gets Syntec and a filter every...

My E39 with 220k gets Syntec and a filter every 10k-- at the suggestion of my mechanic. He sees a few more cars than any of us, and when questioned he replied that his observations led to and...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 11-23-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 722
Posted By Sonare
more--

Forgot to mention that there are 220k on the car and that pics are waiting to send to anyone who contacts me.

Rich
Forum: Cars - Private Party 11-22-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 722
Posted By Sonare
FS '00 528iT $5750

The rare and desirable 5-sp manual E39 in wagon form. The rear suspension is airbag (rather than springs) and tracks beautifully. The original owner was an M-fan, so everything on the car (except...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-14-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Sonare
As I mentioned above-- the sunroof has resumed...

As I mentioned above-- the sunroof has resumed normal operation. Thanks to all that replied!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-11-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Sonare
Thanks-- I'll try that.

Thanks-- I'll try that.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-11-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Sonare
Success! After cranking about half shut the roof...

Success! After cranking about half shut the roof realized it was OK to resume normal operation.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-10-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Sonare
Dead sunroof?

My daughter's beloved 318 has a dead sunroof-- and unfortunately death came in the OPEN position. Fuse checked; switch replaced-- no joy. Local bimmer fixer paints a gloomy picture of a sunroof...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 03-06-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 77,067
Posted By Sonare
Not trying to derail the thread, but how can you...

Not trying to derail the thread, but how can you tell exactly what the culprit is? As I mentioned-- I had the tie-rods and control arms replaced and also replaced the front rotors and pads with stock...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 01-18-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 77,067
Posted By Sonare
I just had lower control arms (and tie rods)...

I just had lower control arms (and tie rods) replaced but still have a little shimmy. I am not at all sure whether lower control arms are the same as thrust arms. I did a complete front brake job...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-12-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,768
Posted By Sonare
Dropping the car quickly with a floor jack did...

Dropping the car quickly with a floor jack did not work, so I got the lugs ALMOST finger-tight and rolled the car 15ft and back. That did it. THe 2x4 was next-- glad it did not come to that!

Rich
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-12-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,768
Posted By Sonare
Thanks to all who offered advice-- mission...

Thanks to all who offered advice-- mission accomplished!

Rich
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,768
Posted By Sonare
Thanks! In the BMWCCA forum I found a post that...

Thanks! In the BMWCCA forum I found a post that suggested replacing the lugs to within half a turn, then dropping the hydraulic jack. Twice with that yielded nothing. I was going to try a very short...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,768
Posted By Sonare
FAST HELP NEEDED! RR wheel stuck on hub

This morning I encountered a RR tire with almost no air. No problem, I thought-- I'll put the spare on, have the flat fixed-- problem solved!

I broke the lugs loose with the car on the ground,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,878
Posted By Sonare
Older thread (like my car-- a 2000 528iT) but in...

Older thread (like my car-- a 2000 528iT) but in the past 2 weeks it has developed the tendency to go off after 5 minutes unless I "double-lock" to shut off the interior bit-- and I have the vented...
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 11-11-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By Sonare
Thanks, but I got a complete 540 front bumper...

Thanks, but I got a complete 540 front bumper assy really cheap.

Rich
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 08-23-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By Sonare
Pls send a pic of the driver side light if still...

Pls send a pic of the driver side light if still available-- richmays AT comcast DOT net
Forum: Exterior 07-22-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 254
Posted By Sonare
WTB complete E39 stock bumper cover

Also need the other parts-- fogs, inner grills, fender liners. Any color is fine but cannot be damaged beyond scratches. Will gladly pay shipping to GA.

Rich cell 912.484.8451 email ...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-29-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By Sonare
The interesting thing is when I questioned it the...

The interesting thing is when I questioned it the receptionist remarked that the "computers were expensive"-- as though it should be extra rather than a part the hourly rate. I understand the concept...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-29-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By Sonare
Different engine-- different (much earlier) E30....

Different engine-- different (much earlier) E30. As I said at the beginning-- this is all past tense. Pump has been replaced. Different ideas of which pump(s) are correct abound.All suggestions of...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-28-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By Sonare
If it were your daughter you MIGHT--

If it were your daughter you MIGHT--
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-28-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By Sonare
The problem is that when the car goes off on a...

The problem is that when the car goes off on a wrecker and the shop (I have been a customer for years) knows that it needs to be fixed-- they will do what is needed. I do not recall having ever...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-28-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By Sonare
You just illustrated my problem-- there is only...

You just illustrated my problem-- there is only one pump for the 1989 E30. I would be curious to know his price on that pump. My question about the DME charge is that I didn't know what it would...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-27-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By Sonare
Fuel pump price-- YIKES!

My daughter's 1989 325i needed a fuel pump-- that's what I concluded after measuring the proper voltage across the connector but did not hear any noise from the pump. Then I did some research and...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-10-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,826
Posted By Sonare
Where was your temp gauge before and after you...

Where was your temp gauge before and after you did this? Now that I think about it-- isn't your car a 4-cyl?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-09-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,826
Posted By Sonare
89 Temp/ Thermostat Questions

My daughter owns a 1989 325i (130k) that is showing puzzling symptoms with the cooling system. The temp gauge never reaches anywhere near the middle but it does blow warm air and shows about a...
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