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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 382
Posted By Flybot
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 547
Posted By Flybot
Bushing leaks dont make puddles. But yea, I find...

Bushing leaks dont make puddles. But yea, I find it suspect that both front brake calipers happen to be leaking at the same time. A brake system leak is pretty rare to begin with. Two leaks are a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Flybot
It must take a lot of oysters to get enough...

It must take a lot of oysters to get enough oyster leather for a seat.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By Flybot
I dont know, but the first pic, bottom left...

I dont know, but the first pic, bottom left corner- is that an alternator mounting stud? That looks pretty fubar where the case is all cracked. Also, sounds like you answered your own question with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 547
Posted By Flybot
Total diagnosis fail. Is the leaking fluid...

Total diagnosis fail.

Is the leaking fluid oil or brake fluid? That should be the first question.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 481
Posted By Flybot
It may be the OFH gasket, but the pic shows the...

It may be the OFH gasket, but the pic shows the drip on the passenger side.

OP, first lesson in car repair- figure out what is actually wrong before you fix what isnt broke.

Im not saying...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 398
Posted By Flybot
Lower RPM at cruise (gas milage) with a tradeoff...

Lower RPM at cruise (gas milage) with a tradeoff of less acceleration.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 398
Posted By Flybot
Is that a limited slip? I dont think the spider...

Is that a limited slip? I dont think the spider gear ovaled that hole out, because the pin looks perfectly normal. The ovaled hole looks like a very mild limited slip lock ramp. But the small...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By Flybot
Since we are all throwing out guesses, dirty idle...

Since we are all throwing out guesses, dirty idle control valve? Easy to check and clean.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By Flybot
I was searching for tips on this issue just...

I was searching for tips on this issue just yesterday since it has been sub freezing here in KY the last few days and my car's door seals tend to freeze shut sometimes. When the doors have frozen...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Flybot
Take off the belts. Turn the pulleys by hand....

Take off the belts. Turn the pulleys by hand. They should be wobble free and completely smooth turning. Any roughness or ticking feel and it should be replaced. They are not very expensive or hard to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By Flybot
Good morning spambot

Good morning spambot
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 851
Posted By Flybot
I have to disagree. Yes simulators have come a...

I have to disagree. Yes simulators have come a long way and you may pick up a little bit on what different mods may give you. But, thats like saying COD or BF4 is like real combat.

I have two...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By Flybot
Remember on the front suspension, if you are...

Remember on the front suspension, if you are touching the bushings they need to be preloaded when you tighten them down. Easy to do, but folks blow it off a lot and wonder why their bushings failed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 929
Posted By Flybot
I had a Dice in my M5. I got tired of the...

I had a Dice in my M5. I got tired of the repeated disconnect battery routine. Lots of thread topics on the issue. Good luck.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-06-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Flybot
You might want to check for a clogged sunroof...

You might want to check for a clogged sunroof drain. They go down the A-pillar. Do a search for more info on the drains.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-31-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,365
Posted By Flybot
^^^^^ lol!!

^^^^^ lol!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,365
Posted By Flybot
How about prolly. "I prolly ought to put a...

How about prolly.

"I prolly ought to put a cold air intake on for better performance."

Makes me cringe (on both points).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 465
Posted By Flybot
The Work/Benefit ratio for rebuilding a water...

The Work/Benefit ratio for rebuilding a water pump is greater than 1.0. As mentioned, even if it was completed, I wouldnt put it on my car.
Forum: Off-Topic 10-03-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,462
Posted By Flybot
Yea, the Dallas case worries me. We will know in...

Yea, the Dallas case worries me. We will know in about a week if it has been contained or not. But that guy had the opportunity to spread ebola all over the place- hospital visit, 12 people known to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 641
Posted By Flybot
I have a '83 R65, and I want a newish S1000RR....

I have a '83 R65, and I want a newish S1000RR. Great machines.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Flybot
Yes the MK II is a dinosaur. You can unplug it....

Yes the MK II is a dinosaur. You can unplug it. I'm pretty sure you will lose all display functionality. But it's been awhile since I've messed with them. Also, it's easily reversible. Just plug it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,485
Posted By Flybot
Get some sort of older Honda that is in good...

Get some sort of older Honda that is in good shape.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,485
Posted By Flybot
I have to say after over 10 years of BMW...

I have to say after over 10 years of BMW ownership, there have been times where it seems like its all work. Then it will go for a year or more with nothing but an oil change. As far as Subarus go- No...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Flybot
Wow! What a huge project! Looking good. Please...

Wow! What a huge project! Looking good. Please explain- Are you making a 530 into a M5 or taking an M5 and making it into a 530? More pics please.
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