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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By DinanBimmer
Thanks for the re-post John, forgot that was in...

Thanks for the re-post John, forgot that was in my last thread. Should be all set to do the job. Downloading a pdf of the Bentley Manual now.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By DinanBimmer
Thanks Bluebee! I've been able to find the torque...

Thanks Bluebee! I've been able to find the torque specs for the front caliper to frame and frame to steering knuckle torque specs as well as the corresponding specs for the rear. I'm really just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By DinanBimmer
Brake rotor and pad replacement coming up..need torque specs

I'll be replacing my front and rear brake rotors and pads in addition to my parking brake shoes at the end of the week. Anybody know the torque specs for the rotor securing screws, caliper to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 804
Posted By DinanBimmer
Car's all put back together and back on the road....

Car's all put back together and back on the road. Feels tight as a drum now. I highly recommend the pneumatic pickle fork, worked like a charm. Thanks everyone for the help!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 804
Posted By DinanBimmer
The ball joint from hell has been removed! I...

The ball joint from hell has been removed! I ended up buying an air hammer and pneumatic pickle fork bit to get it out. In the process I partially disassembled my brakes, so I'm wondering if anyone...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 804
Posted By DinanBimmer
I've cut the ball joint bolt down to allow the HF...

I've cut the ball joint bolt down to allow the HF ball joint separator to fit over. I have another HF tool coming in the mail tomorrow. Fingers crossed I can tight it down, then apply heat to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 804
Posted By DinanBimmer
Thank you John!

Thank you John!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 804
Posted By DinanBimmer
Ok fellas, so I've just gone through 2 harbor...

Ok fellas, so I've just gone through 2 harbor freight ball joint separators on the left wishbone. They both snapped under pressure. My question now is, what other options do I have to separate the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 804
Posted By DinanBimmer
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 804
Posted By DinanBimmer
Thanks gtxragtop! Do you think I can manage...

Thanks gtxragtop! Do you think I can manage tightening the wishbone bushing bolts with the car on the ground (not on ramps)? I've heard it can be made easier by fully turning the wheel to the right...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 804
Posted By DinanBimmer
I've ordered and should be replacing my front...

I've ordered and should be replacing my front wishbones this weekend. Thank you Fudman for the DIY. I'll report back with the results once the new wishbones are fitted. Fingers crossed this fixes it!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 804
Posted By DinanBimmer
Got it. I would definitely suspect either the tie...

Got it. I would definitely suspect either the tie rods or the front straight control arms (wishbones) to be faulty. Might end up replacing both. I'll jack up the car and check this weekend.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 804
Posted By DinanBimmer
Evenly. Have had em on for about 2 years, with...

Evenly. Have had em on for about 2 years, with recent daily usage since becoming a full time employee. Before that I was a college student and left the car at home for extended periods of time.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 804
Posted By DinanBimmer
Thanks for all the help guys! I'll definitely...

Thanks for all the help guys! I'll definitely check to see if the component Cabover1000 mentioned is faulty. I'm betting it is. How would I go about checking the tie rod ends? Just by jacking it up...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 804
Posted By DinanBimmer
I am due for new brakes..but would warped disks...

I am due for new brakes..but would warped disks explain shimmy only in the 45-55 mph range?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 804
Posted By DinanBimmer
I'd assume 325,000. My dad bought the car from...

I'd assume 325,000. My dad bought the car from the original owner, and we've had it for 10 years.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 804
Posted By DinanBimmer
Both during cruising and becomes almost violent...

Both during cruising and becomes almost violent shaking when braking in the 45-55 speed range.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 804
Posted By DinanBimmer
Replaced Traction Struts, now what?

Hey guys, so I recently replaced my traction struts (curved control arms) with the hope that the infamous steering wheel shimmy from 45-55 mph would go away. This helped for the first few weeks after...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,627
Posted By DinanBimmer
I bought a used unit, which failed after roughly...

I bought a used unit, which failed after roughly 6 months. So there's no way to tell. I'll be buying another used one soon, since I can't justify spending close to $300 on a new one.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,627
Posted By DinanBimmer
My issue was the actuator, which has since broken...

My issue was the actuator, which has since broken again. Depending on which teeth are broken on the plastic gear relative to the turning gear (which is activated when you turn on cruise control) you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By DinanBimmer
I'll take a look at the cross member when I put...

I'll take a look at the cross member when I put the car up on ramps today. I'm hearing a lot of people saying they replace their guibo flex disc while they're DIYing the CSB. Would you guys recommend...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By DinanBimmer
Would that get rid of the noises I've been...

Would that get rid of the noises I've been hearing? How crucial is the cross-member support? Scraping of course, good catch!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By DinanBimmer
Thanks JimLev! I really hope that's the issue...

Thanks JimLev! I really hope that's the issue since the part is right around $40.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By DinanBimmer
Manual Trans Knocking/Scrapping sound

Hi guys, haven't posted for a while and I certainly didn't want my first post to be about a trans problem. Nonetheless, I'm hearing a knocking/scraping noise in 1st through 3rd gear while...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,626
Views: 289,091
Posted By DinanBimmer
Damn sexy Terabass. I'm working up to an M5...

Damn sexy Terabass. I'm working up to an M5 slowly.
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