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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 175,345
Posted By bluebee
I have been laid up in and out of bed for a few...

I have been laid up in and out of bed for a few weeks now, but, the most blessed thing happened recently, which was that my automatic door locks STOPPED locking the moment I left my driveway...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 232,274
Posted By bluebee
I have been laid up in and out of bed for a few...

I have been laid up in and out of bed for a few weeks now, but, the most blessed thing happened recently, which was that my automatic door locks STOPPED locking the moment I left my driveway (as ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,866
Posted By bluebee
Someone asked today what rotors to get, implying...

Someone asked today what rotors to get, implying that the current brand "warped", to which the responses were ...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,643
Posted By bluebee
This related thread was opened today... > E39...

This related thread was opened today...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > brake rotors and pads...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By bluebee
Suspension is certainly something to look at ......

Suspension is certainly something to look at ... but ... I ... for one ... would look more directly first than indirectly ...

As Fudman alluded to, lots of things can CAUSE vibration, but, if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,450
Posted By bluebee
Just curious if any of this applies to the 525i...

Just curious if any of this applies to the 525i that I have, as I never took this into consideration when replacing mine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,450
Posted By bluebee
AFAIK, you can also just replace the pulley on...

AFAIK, you can also just replace the pulley on the end with the replacement Dayco part shown in the aforementioned threads.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 59,680
Posted By bluebee
This is important part number information... >...

This is important part number information...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > Which belt tensioner do I have?...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 106,688
Posted By bluebee
For the record, this issue came up today... >...

For the record, this issue came up today...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > Which belt tensioner do I have?...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,952
Posted By bluebee
For the record, this issue came up today... >...

For the record, this issue came up today...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > Which belt tensioner do I have?...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,450
Posted By bluebee
I don't think that's actually completely true as...

I don't think that's actually completely true as some have said they needed a retrofit kit.

Anyway, I see the OP found one of the bestlinks already, so that's good:
> E39 (1997 - 2003)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 28,015
Posted By bluebee
I agree. Tim330i, the moderator, kindly changed...

I agree.
Tim330i, the moderator, kindly changed the title today...
From: Why exactly are the E39 airbags NOT involved in the massive Takata SRS airbag recall?
To: What do you know or need to know...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,642
Posted By bluebee
Here's another version of the tire rack vibration...

Here's another version of the tire rack vibration chart, I found today while researching bent wheel rims...
See also:

- Which of the dozen alignment specs are adjustable on the BMW E39 (1...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 66,646
Posted By bluebee
With the information above, we should all be able...

With the information above, we should all be able to read the most basic of all facts about our tires, just from what is molded on the sidewall:
- Reading tire sidewalls
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 66,646
Posted By bluebee
This page has a nice load index chart: -...

This page has a nice load index chart:
- Automotive tire load index ratings (https://www.maxxis.com/other-automotive-information/tire-school)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 66,646
Posted By bluebee
That same page explains the speed rating: - How...

That same page explains the speed rating:
- How to read a tire sidewall (http://www.belletire.com/how-to-read-a-tire-sidewall)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 66,646
Posted By bluebee
This page explains the DOT serial number... -...

This page explains the DOT serial number...
- How to read a tire sidewall (http://www.belletire.com/how-to-read-a-tire-sidewall)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 66,646
Posted By bluebee
While I was looking up how to read everything on...

While I was looking up how to read everything on the tire sidewall, I realized all the links in the bestlinks for tire plant codes were defunct.

So, I include the current codes below, for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,815
Posted By bluebee
The flaw, in all these measurements, is that we...

The flaw, in all these measurements, is that we have to find a way, at home, to spin the wheel assembly perfectly evenly on a hub-centric axle.
Either we...


Spin the wheel on the car

But...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,815
Posted By bluebee
Similar to the BMW test above, this reference...

Similar to the BMW test above, this reference shows tests being run:
- Testing vehicle vibration (http://www.barrystiretech.com/unifandbal.html)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,815
Posted By bluebee
This seems to show how to check wheel runout for...

This seems to show how to check wheel runout for BMW alloy wheels:
RIM/WHEEL:
1. CHECKING WHEEL RIM FOR RADIAL AND LATERAL RUNOUT (http://www.bmwz1.org/Reparaturanleitung/pages/en/3610000c.html)
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,421
Posted By bluebee
Just for the record, this wheel runout related...

Just for the record, this wheel runout related thread was opened this week:
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > What home wheel measuring tools do...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,815
Posted By bluebee
I found these specs by googling, so, pretty much,...

I found these specs by googling, so, pretty much, we have the specs figured out:
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > Hunter GSP9700 balancer. What...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 15,501
Posted By bluebee
Just by way of cross reference, we're outlining...

Just by way of cross reference, we're outlining the maximum radial and lateral runout specs for the BMW BBS alloy wheels over here today...
> E39 (1997 - 2003)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,908
Posted By bluebee
While there are thousands of what-tire threads, I...

While there are thousands of what-tire threads, I searched the bestlinks for "WHERE" to buy tires, and mainly this came up:
- Where to buy your tires...
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