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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,994
Posted By cn90
Hi Fudman, Just curious which year is the...

Hi Fudman,

Just curious which year is the Boxster.
Also, is it auto or stick?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-15-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By cn90
You can search bimmerfest E39 for the DIY brake...

You can search bimmerfest E39 for the DIY brake overhaul I wrote > 10 yrs ago.

Basically, PB Blaster, WD-40 etc. + Heat.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By cn90
On a related note re M56... I only have M52...

On a related note re M56...

I only have M52 and M54 engines and have no experience with M56.

What are the issues of the M56? Are they minor or major issues?

PS: I am asking bc eventually,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By cn90
- Although I am a "stick guy" (I own 2 man trans...

- Although I am a "stick guy" (I own 2 man trans cars), for the O.P. the 325i with 67K is perfect bc at that mileage, there should not be too many issues.

- Then READ forums on cooling overhaul,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-24-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By cn90
- At 67K miles, it is great for $5000. - You...

- At 67K miles, it is great for $5000.
- You don't need to do much until 90K-100K (cooling overhaul).
- If PPI is OK, buy it.

- Then search forum for DIYs, go and learn how to wrench (take...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,253
Posted By cn90
The key thing is be patient. Look for a...

The key thing is be patient.
Look for a low-mileage car such as < 100K miles.

My son #1 has a 2004 X3 2.5i with 100K miles (bought for $5500 in 2018), I spent another $500 to bring it up-to-date:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By cn90
- Double Vanos O-ring: search Beisan website. ...

- Double Vanos O-ring: search Beisan website.

- DISA Valve: search German Auto Solution website for the rebuild kit (about $70).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By cn90
- Wahler thermostat - Hepu Water Pump - Conti...

- Wahler thermostat
- Hepu Water Pump
- Conti belts
- INA pulleys
- Sachs Fan Clutch
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By cn90
You can get a longer bolt and nut. The key...

You can get a longer bolt and nut.
The key thing is to grind the nut using a bench grinder until it fits in that tight space. Then Loctite it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By cn90
Get a Wahler Thermostat. Also look into...

Get a Wahler Thermostat.

Also look into cooling overhaul...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By cn90
At 200K miles, time to address Giubo, CSB, and...

At 200K miles, time to address Giubo, CSB, and re-greasing the rear CV joint.

When the rear CV joint is dry, it makes clanking sound between Drive vs Reverse.

I wrote a DIY in forum...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By cn90
I think the BLACK side has the magnetic encoder...

I think the BLACK side has the magnetic encoder for the speed sensor to pick up the signal (test it with paper clip for the magnet).

The bearing structure is symmetrical so car will run fine. But...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By cn90
In my 1998 528i, I removed the air duct, as it is...

In my 1998 528i, I removed the air duct, as it is nothing but trouble (leaves, debris collecting inside).

And the theory that BMW engineers entertained (fresh air cools the alternator, thus...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,365
Posted By cn90
Ha, My 1998 528i 5spMT is now at 180K. ...

Ha,

My 1998 528i 5spMT is now at 180K.
Original engine, MT, exhaust, clutch, alternator.
Slight rust at the bottom of the car (skirt area)...I ignore this for now bc it is too expensive to fix...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 66,824
Posted By cn90
b2ke, Now I think about it, you may not even...

b2ke,

Now I think about it, you may not even need a clear plastic hose.
Perhaps disconnect the CTA metal fitting and substitute that with standard air male fitting.
Use a bit of silicone caulk...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 66,824
Posted By cn90
This is probably CTA tactic, designing a fitting...

This is probably CTA tactic, designing a fitting that only fits CTA pressurized tank, forcing people to buy the CTA pressurized tank!
This is similar to Apply iPhone with its lightning connector,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 66,824
Posted By cn90
Interesting re CTA Cap! I put side-by-side...

Interesting re CTA Cap!

I put side-by-side photos so everyone can see.

- On the LEFT (BLUE arrow) is the standard air fitting for standard air compressor.
This is what I have at home...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By cn90
This was why I recommended cooling overhaul in...

This was why I recommended cooling overhaul in your other post.

I wrote a complete cooling overhaul for 1997-1998 528i about 14 yrs ago.
Everything you need to know is in the link below.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By cn90
One basic rule for engine gaskets... I...

One basic rule for engine gaskets...

I always use dealer (whether it is BMW or Honda etc.) part bc they spent years and years to make sure a particular seal, gasket is leak-free, simply bc any...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-18-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By cn90
- What brand is the gasket: BMW genuine or...

- What brand is the gasket: BMW genuine or aftermarket?

- Clean the waffle below the OFH really well. Leave the plastic splash guard off for 1-2 weeks to monitor leak.

- Sometimes during...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By cn90
Some GOOD tricks here: ...

Some GOOD tricks here:

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=506287
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By cn90
- In any car, do NOT tocuh the plastic drain...

- In any car, do NOT tocuh the plastic drain plug, chances it will break on removal. Best is to drain via lower rad hose, however...

- The M52TU and M54 engine has troublesome rad hose design with...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By cn90
Actually, I'd recommend leaving the CCV alone but...

Actually, I'd recommend leaving the CCV alone but do the "BavarianE30 CCV Mod", which solved my massive oil consumption from 1 qt/400 miles to zero consumption.

cn90
2006 X5 3.0i 133K miles
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By cn90
Search forum for "cooling overhaul" before you...

Search forum for "cooling overhaul" before you regret!

Basically:
- New WP (Hepu is good)
- New Conti belts x2
- New INA pulleys x3
- New Wahler thermostat
- Maybe 2 new hoses if > 200K...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By cn90
The 2 plastic pipes (Genuine BMW pipes come with...

The 2 plastic pipes (Genuine BMW pipes come with O-rings) that belong to the heating system.
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