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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By crazy4trains
For me, new tires = new alignment.

For me, new tires = new alignment.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By crazy4trains
A photo of the damage from a distance would be...

A photo of the damage from a distance would be beneficial to give some dimensional context.

Take it to an alignment shop. If you know that it was within alignment before, or can easily be brought...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By crazy4trains
Pictures???

Pictures???
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By crazy4trains
The center-bore on the e39 hub is 74.1...

The center-bore on the e39 hub is 74.1 millimeters.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By crazy4trains
Chebby pickemup truck.

Chebby pickemup truck.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By crazy4trains
........or put a piece of gutter screen at the...

........or put a piece of gutter screen at the duct entrance once and never have to worry about it again.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By crazy4trains
How did you diagnose and come to that conclusion?

How did you diagnose and come to that conclusion?
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-26-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By crazy4trains
I bought a 99 Tahoe used in 2001, so it was 2...

I bought a 99 Tahoe used in 2001, so it was 2 years old. I kept it for 17 years. Sold it and bought a low mileage 2011 Nissan Armada. There are times I wish I still had the Tahoe. I only had...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-26-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By crazy4trains
How 'bout this. Buy the Transit. Would love to...

How 'bout this. Buy the Transit. Would love to have one. Keep the Kobalt just to see how long you can make it last.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,596
Posted By crazy4trains
Most mechanics are good, but there have been a...

Most mechanics are good, but there have been a few I'd like to "kick in the can".
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By crazy4trains
Check fuses etc. I would drive it for a while...

Check fuses etc. I would drive it for a while to see if any issues crop up. Battery light typically indicates and alternator issue. Check voltages at the battery with the car running and with the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By crazy4trains
I know I'm splitting hairs, but this car doesn't...

I know I'm splitting hairs, but this car doesn't have a "frame". It has a front sub-frame and a rear sub-frame. If either are damaged just remove and replace. It's more likely that the sub-frames...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By crazy4trains
Make sure you bled all air from the cooling...

Make sure you bled all air from the cooling system also.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By crazy4trains
I've replaced several remanufactured alternators...

I've replaced several remanufactured alternators shortly after installation. Buy a new alternator.

Short of that, what are your voltages with the car at rest and with the car running. Try to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 580
Posted By crazy4trains
Not to be nosy, but how much did you pay for the...

Not to be nosy, but how much did you pay for the Car Quest oil? Typically Mobil1 (choose your viscosity and/or other brand) can be purchased at WallyWorld for less than 5 bux/quart if you buy the 5...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,596
Posted By crazy4trains
Buy a good quality oil in the recommended...

Buy a good quality oil in the recommended viscosity for your climate. Change it frequently and you will not have any oil related issues. Your cooling system will fail long before you have an oil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-21-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,462
Posted By crazy4trains
I learned long ago that I can't afford...

I learned long ago that I can't afford perfection. Sometimes I modify a newly acquired part to fit because that will be "good enough". Other times I send it back because it won't be good enough. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By crazy4trains
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO The tank is an...

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

The tank is an EXPANSION tank. There needs to be room for the coolant to expand. It is not a reservoir that is open to the atmosphere. I you fill it completely with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By crazy4trains
It's only a waste of money until it's needed. If...

It's only a waste of money until it's needed. If the OP only had liability, I bet he is wishing now he had full coverage.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By crazy4trains
Have to agree with B2 here. What's your...

Have to agree with B2 here.

What's your issue? Are your brakes performing appropriately? You mentioned nothing about how your brakes are performing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 93,144
Posted By crazy4trains
Since we are all piling on: NO NO NO NO NO...

Since we are all piling on:

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO do not fill the expansion tank to any level above what is recommended (top of float/bobber flush with top of expansion tank). If you overfill it,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By crazy4trains
That's just Doug being Doug.

That's just Doug being Doug.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By crazy4trains
I'll be blunt. He's not your friend. You may...

I'll be blunt. He's not your friend. You may already know this but may need to be hit upside-the-head for it to sink in. He needed to fess up and take responsibility.

I don't need friends like...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By crazy4trains
Those pins don't look too good. They look...

Those pins don't look too good. They look pitted. Was that before or after cleaning? They should be polished to a mirror finish. I would buy new pins and lightly coat them with synthetic grease...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-11-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 819
Posted By crazy4trains
He speaks the truth. Unfortunately nobody is...

He speaks the truth. Unfortunately nobody is willing to listen as it doesn't fit the agenda.
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