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Old 11-25-2013, 03:00 PM
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Post your "what did you do to your e38 today" thread

Had her smog check at a Star Certified place and passed emissions with no problem.

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Old 11-25-2013, 03:57 PM
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Washed the 'shop' off of her. Lol. All those strange, dirty men groping my poor baby!!
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:19 PM
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Washed the 'shop' off of her. Lol. All those strange, dirty men groping my poor baby!!
You know I never thought of that...LOL.
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:38 PM
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Cleaned out my idle valve and throttle body trying to fix my high idle. Ordered a tps too hoping that is my issue
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:48 PM
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Last weekend - changed the brake pads. The front ones were worn almost to the metal.

This morning - added a bottle of water to the cooling system (there is still a tiny leak somewhere; most likely one of the old hoses).
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:28 PM
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Last weekend - changed the brake pads. The front ones were worn almost to the metal.

This morning - added a bottle of water to the cooling system (there is still a tiny leak somewhere; most likely one of the old hoses).
I hope you find that leak. I know how that is. Been there done that.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:52 PM
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I hope you find that leak. I know how that is. Been there done that.
I think I know where it is. The short S-curved hose that goes to the heater core:



But the leak is so small that I can't be bothered to fix it. I repaired and refilled the cooling system 500+ miles ago (new radiator, new water pump, new thermostat), and today was the first time I had to top it off.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:58 AM
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I think I know where it is. The short S-curved hose that goes to the heater core:



But the leak is so small that I can't be bothered to fix it. I repaired and refilled the cooling system 500+ miles ago (new radiator, new water pump, new thermostat), and today was the first time I had to top it off.
Hate those little leaks very annoying.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:40 AM
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Made it to work with 8 miles to Empty....I know its wrong but what the heck
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:04 AM
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Made it to work with 8 miles to Empty....I know its wrong but what the heck
Living dangerously I see.
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:11 AM
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Order a transmission dipstick adapter today... No more laying under the car trying to fill it while the damn thing is running with hot exhaust flowing by...
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:31 AM
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Order a transmission dipstick adapter today... No more laying under the car trying to fill it while the damn thing is running with hot exhaust flowing by...
I found a better solution. I did what BMW does - filled the transmission with new fluid and declared it "lifetime".
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:44 AM
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I found a better solution. I did what BMW does - filled the transmission with new fluid and declared it "lifetime".


here is what i ordered. Will be much better than the conventional way.

But yes I get what your saying, fill and call it lifetime. LOL

http://www.meurosport.com/5HP24_Dip_Stick.php

I like ease of use. And this will make my life easy, because i have a feeling ill have other wonderful projects to undertake on this animal at some point..Hopefully no tranny work, but you never know...
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:34 PM
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Wow. That is awesome. I have never seen that before....
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:47 PM
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Wow. That is awesome. I have never seen that before....
I know. Funny part of it is, i bought the aluminum throttle bushings from this guy a few years ago, they work like a champ, but never saw the Transmission adapter for a dipstick.
Im stoked, now im gonna wait till that puppy gets here before i finish filling the pan..

Hell, ive waited this long, whats a few more days to have the satifisfaction of never having to climb under that beast while running.
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:15 PM
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I remeber the POST on Bimmerboard where a Member said he was going to work on a Dipstick for the our transmissions.. He had fit his successfully as well as display those very pictures on that website.. A lot of members were interested. He held of orders until he was 100% sure it worked...After several years everyone forgotten about it... So I base the question is this a reality or hoax?
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Re: Post your "what did you do to your e38 today" thread

Well ive bpught from this guy before..so i guess when i get it.ill let u know..looks legit to me..i bought the throttle cable bushings from him..guess ill be the guinea pig..

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Old 11-27-2013, 08:11 PM
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Washed her today. Been holding off on valley pan gasket because of cold weather. Weather looks good this weekend so will be taking on that task. Excited.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:32 PM
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:05 PM
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Bought a cassette adapter to play my MP3's off my phone. Works like a charm! The cassette at times can be a little noisy but instead of the expensive options this was $6.99.
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:19 AM
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:57 AM
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Bought a cassette adapter to play my MP3's off my phone. Works like a charm! The cassette at times can be a little noisy but instead of the expensive options this was $6.99.
Best $7 spent right there lol
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You know that's right!!
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Old 11-28-2013, 09:36 AM
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Fixed my high idle issue. Documented here.
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