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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By crazy4trains
Yeah, that's aftermarket.

Yeah, that's aftermarket.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By crazy4trains
Did you use only water or a soapy solution? I...

Did you use only water or a soapy solution? I used distilled water only, and not much of it as directed in the instructions. I think being able to use a soapy solution would have made it much...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By crazy4trains
Your original post says "I looked around in here...

Your original post says "I looked around in here but can't find anything that helps." You must not have looked very hard as cooling system problems are one of the main weaknesses of this car. Since...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By crazy4trains
This is very true. If you do use the 3M kit I...

This is very true. If you do use the 3M kit I suggest starting with the grit (I think it's 800) prior to the Trizact step. That will save you some steps and time and may likely be good enough.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By crazy4trains
If any of you view the youtube channel Project...

If any of you view the youtube channel Project Farm, he does a comparison of most major lens repair kits. Many of his comparisons don't always show a clear winner. This one did. The 3M kit was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By crazy4trains
The Lamin-X was a PITA. The instructions say to...

The Lamin-X was a PITA. The instructions say to not use much water. Because of that when you put the film on the lens it really sticks and you really have to pull to remove it to realign. Most PPF...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By crazy4trains
Polished the Headlights...Just Do It

So I've messed around a couple of time the last few years trying to take some shortcuts regarding cleaning up my headlights. I bought a rotary (not dual action) buffer and actually put a couple of...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 08-03-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By crazy4trains
For me it's worth the 30 bux to do this. My...

For me it's worth the 30 bux to do this. My previous analysis of my e39 indicated a sharp increase in copper and lead. I just sent a new sample hoping that it was just an anomaly.
Forum: Off-Topic 07-31-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By crazy4trains
You're halfway there. Follow this process to...

You're halfway there. Follow this process to completely solve your issue while retaining domesticated critter companionship:

- Put another door from the screened porch to the outside
- Buy a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By crazy4trains
Check RealOEM.com and get part numbers for both...

Check RealOEM.com and get part numbers for both vehicles. Compare the part numbers. If they match, they match. If not, they don't.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,041
Posted By crazy4trains
What kind of upgrade are you looking for? Better...

What kind of upgrade are you looking for? Better reliability or better cooling capacity. Good luck with the first. For additional cooling capacity many go with the M5 radiator. It's supposed to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By crazy4trains
Not to pile on but punctuation is essential to...

Not to pile on but punctuation is essential to clear communication. At least try.

For example:

- Let's eat, grandma.
- Let's eat grandma.

In which scenario would you want to be Grandma?
Forum: The Detail Department 07-13-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By crazy4trains
A spray on degreaser with brushes will work. ...

A spray on degreaser with brushes will work. Some people also use Scrubbing Bubbles shower cleaner. Whichever you choose, spray it on and let it dwell for a few minutes then go at it with the...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-12-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By crazy4trains
For once, I understand what Doug said and agree...

For once, I understand what Doug said and agree with him. What is the world coming to? :dunno:
Forum: The Detail Department 07-11-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By crazy4trains
Post some good quality photos.

Post some good quality photos.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By crazy4trains
If you happen to buy and/or have the wrong...

If you happen to buy and/or have the wrong battery it's possible that the posts are reversed. At that point it's very easy to hook up backwards. Beentheredunthat!
Forum: Off-Topic 07-11-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 46,277
Posted By crazy4trains
Did you ever think to check the data. You've...

Did you ever think to check the data. You've bracketed all possible age groups, yet the total adds up to only 62%? I didn't even have to get out the calculator to know that your data doesn't add up...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,506
Posted By crazy4trains
Read the info referenced in posts 13 and 23. ...

Read the info referenced in posts 13 and 23. That's all you need.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By crazy4trains
Sport vs. standard suspension. Make sure you...

Sport vs. standard suspension. Make sure you know what you want.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By crazy4trains
Better pic from a distance. You don't even...

Better pic from a distance. You don't even notice the screen unless you are really looking for it.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 07-08-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By crazy4trains
Under hood "hot" air intakes are a marketing scam...

Under hood "hot" air intakes are a marketing scam for the daily driver.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 07-08-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By crazy4trains
Might help if you told us what you bought.

Might help if you told us what you bought.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 07-07-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By crazy4trains
What car? You gave us no details! My e39...

What car? You gave us no details!

My e39 came from the factory with a cold air intake system. You likely installed a hot air intake system if it is pulling air from under the hood. Not good. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By crazy4trains
I do agree that alignments are often over-sold. ...

I do agree that alignments are often over-sold. Nonetheless there are time when it is a good idea.

The last set of tires I bought for my e39 I purchased from NTB. They were running a "special"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By crazy4trains
That would be a hassle. All I have to do is...

That would be a hassle. All I have to do is remove the black trim in the bumper recess, plop the screen in and replace the black trim. It shows up fairly clear in this pic but you can't even really...
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