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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,341
Posted By dvsgene
Any updates on these? Have begun to hear a...

Any updates on these?

Have begun to hear a clunk from the front and considering the Meyle HDs since I've only gotten 40k miles from the Lemforders.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By dvsgene
Update: Ordered a Nissens and installed. No...

Update: Ordered a Nissens and installed. No issues so far. Seems to run a few degrees cooler than old Behr.

Temp range on OBC is 105-108degC vs 108-110 on old Behr.

Might be due to simply...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By dvsgene
Thanks what happened to mine. Crack on driver's...

Thanks what happened to mine. Crack on driver's side curved bulging plastic just behind the grill. Even with Evan's low pressure, yours lasted only 5.5 years?

Well I guess I can't complain- 13...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 532
Posted By dvsgene
I know of two examples: On BFc, Moderator Jame4dc...

I know of two examples: On BFc, Moderator Jame4dc rarely posted here and I know Bluebee doesn't post over there.





Yes, over time the answers will largely be the same. Sometimes it takes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 532
Posted By dvsgene
Hey Canadian Model Brethren, I do that because...

Hey Canadian Model Brethren, I do that because not all members of BF are members at the Fest and Vice Versa. Many of us veterans may be and not all members frequent both like you and I.

Being...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By dvsgene
Thanks. Exactly the info I was looking for. Keep...

Thanks. Exactly the info I was looking for. Keep em coming.. :thumbup:

more V8 feedback needed as we tend to run at 110deg C operating temps-much higher than the I6s. Despite that seems the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By dvsgene
Behr vs Nissens - Recent experiences past 5 years. Preferably more V8 feedback.

hey guys,

Know there are alot of threads of Nissens vs Behrs and inconsistent failures over the years. Some going thru 3 or more on both brands. Chime in with how long you've had your most recent....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By dvsgene
It can vary: OEM factory installed BMW...

It can vary:

OEM factory installed BMW battery 1997 5.5 years
1st replacement- Autozone Duralast 49DL in 2003 lasted 9.5 years. It was still going strong but did not want to risk being stranded...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,370
Posted By dvsgene
On the V8, all 3 of the pulleys were the exact...

On the V8, all 3 of the pulleys were the exact same size 70mmx27mm.

Bought 3 Dayco 89052 back in 2009 for $10 ea from Advanced auto. They were all steel construction not the plastic composite....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By dvsgene
No problem and welcome to the forum! Once...

No problem and welcome to the forum!

Once you pull the sleeve off the spindle, assuming it is not damaged, gently tap it back into the carrier knuckle hole with a hammer.

Use a wood block or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By dvsgene
You're not the first to have that happen. Just...

You're not the first to have that happen. Just use a ball joint puller to remove the old sleeve from the old arm. You cannot buy that sleeve by itself from the dealer without buying the WHOLE...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,585
Posted By dvsgene
If you plan for a front suspension overhaul, the...

If you plan for a front suspension overhaul, the time savings overall is worth it. When my center tie rods ball joints started to have play, I decided to overhaul the front suspension all at once...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By dvsgene
Yeah, WHERE?? Others want to avoid another air...

Yeah, WHERE?? Others want to avoid another air bag deployment :thumbup:

We pay our taxes and can't even have decent roads. Especially the Palisades! @$@%
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,336
Posted By dvsgene
Majority of veteran forums members will tel you...

Majority of veteran forums members will tel you to stay away from anything but Lemforder or TRW as many reports of Deutsche Parts failing in less than 10,000 miles, some as little as 5000. But you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By dvsgene
Two good rubber PROTECTANTS are 303 Aerospace and...

Two good rubber PROTECTANTS are 303 Aerospace and Gummi Pledge. They help to prevent further degradation but not "restore"

The sunroof seals are replaceable

Sunroof Seal New Style Part number:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By dvsgene
Battery is worth more than most cars here.

Battery is worth more than most cars here.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By dvsgene
My best guess is a leaking hose or tank. After...

My best guess is a leaking hose or tank. After filling tank, and activating washer, see if there's any fluid spilling out on the floor. Otherwise, if all fluid remainscould also check the washer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,962
Posted By dvsgene
With the right instruments or equipment, one...

With the right instruments or equipment, one could probably measure the variable but I wouldn't worry to much about it when buying a BMW OEM, Eibach, or Dinan bar. It's when you buy some generic...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,962
Posted By dvsgene
depends on how hard the "driver" drives it 99% of...

depends on how hard the "driver" drives it 99% of the time.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,962
Posted By dvsgene
despite it's size a 1mm difference is very...

despite it's size a 1mm difference is very significant increase as torsional rigidity is a 4th factor of the diameter increase



Torsional (or twisting) motion of the bar is actually governed by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By dvsgene
You didn't say which online vendor. but buying...

You didn't say which online vendor. but buying online and not from a dealer always has its risks. It's quite easy for counterfeits to make it's way into the supply chain.

Many times, it's not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,180
Posted By dvsgene
While it is true BMW and many other manufacturers...

While it is true BMW and many other manufacturers build efficient cars, those recent Bimmers also produce more horsepower with the same or even better gas mileage as the E39. I can even risk saying...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,180
Posted By dvsgene
Well in the end, you pay one way or the other: ...

Well in the end, you pay one way or the other:

1) buy a new car fuel efficient car and have guaranteed gas mileage for quite a few years because all parts are new but lose alot to depreciation....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,180
Posted By dvsgene
Bottom line, if after searching for vacuum leaks,...

Bottom line, if after searching for vacuum leaks, tune ups, E85 etc etc, and an E39 owner can't live with bad gas mileage, sell the car and get a 2013 car. They are designed to be fuel efficient for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,086
Posted By dvsgene
Do yourself a favor and learn how to look for and...

Do yourself a favor and learn how to look for and read the date codes on the BMW parts. It's quite possible many things have been changed at that mileage. Why waste money on parts that are relatively...
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