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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 07-19-2014, 07:55 PM
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OFHG + Oil Change + inspection I (kind of)

Alright guys, I just finished one of the most frustrating jobs I've ever done on Meine Auto, replaced leaking OFHG (started leaking at 140k/mi). Was going to replace my now 2 year old belts with 20k/mi on them but looking at them when I had them off they had pretty much no sign of wear, so when you get belts get Continental. Honesty 0-1 cracks per inch, groove depth is spot on with no variation through out either belt. So they stayed. My rollers and tensioners are all rolling fine with no problems so I left them alone as well. So now I have spares lying around for when the time comes, and I have all new filters everywhere except the trans mission and fuel line. So yup that's what I did for an embarassing 7 hours today.
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:16 PM
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Nothing to be embarrassed about taking 7 hours.
being meticulous and taking your time to ensure it was done right doesn't have a time limit.
I'll be doing my housing gasket next weekend and I am going to be painfully slow since it is my first one.
hopefully my last, too
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:24 PM
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I almost PMed you for a helping hand when I was losing light and getting way too frustrated.. Watch the Alt, it comes out fine but then some bushing moves and it doesn't want to go back in.
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:26 PM
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I was just hanging out at the motel. I would have gladly helped just to get away from the boredom here
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT- Traded in to get GTP. Electrical Hell.
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:53 PM
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Hey if you're still looking for something to do the Bars in dundee are pretty busy right now. Maybe you and your girlfriend could find some collage chicks for the night, lol I'm only slightly kidding. But 50th and underwood has some good bars. I live a couple blocks away so if you go hit me p maybe we can get a drink.
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:30 PM
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too late for that lol
we have a little one with us, so our nigh out is already over
I'm actually hitting the sack. we are driving back to KC in the morning.
I am worried sick about my car actually. I don't trust others not to mess with it.
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:32 PM
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I feel ya, I left my car alone for a week and some assbag smeared peanut butter on my door.
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I feel ya, I left my car alone for a week and some assbag smeared peanut butter on my door.
It happens. Last year before Thanksgiving, some a$$face keyed and hocked some giant loogie and god knows what els all over my driver window and door after I just f***ing detailed it earlier in the day at a store lot. He's lucky I didn't catch him or I'd be facing a life sentence

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