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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By CSMBlack-540i
Probably explains why I had no hesitation using...

Probably explains why I had no hesitation using them when I replace my entire tie rod assembly (Left, Right, Center) over 10 yrs ago.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
Posted a bunch of links here about known issues...

Posted a bunch of links here about known issues with E39 which can be used as a guide to preventative maintenance.

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13120269&postcount=2
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
And it should only take one strike of a BFH to...

And it should only take one strike of a BFH to damage the plastic pulley/impeller to create a hairline crack leading to exactly what OP encountered. :thumbup: :dunno:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
Still one long paragraph. TL-DR

Still one long paragraph. TL-DR
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
Yeah, I always worry when I hear people having...

Yeah, I always worry when I hear people having issues with the fan clutch nut and someone comes along and recommends a whack with a BFH. This is what can happen.... Glad you got it fixed.

BTW, if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
Just tried https://decoder.bvzine.com/, working...

Just tried https://decoder.bvzine.com/, working for me here


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
And you might want to check the other section...

And you might want to check the other section below the cowl while in there

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=632357

Part 51718158237
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
You can also consider buying 55w H11 bulbs and...

You can also consider buying 55w H11 bulbs and modifying the tab to fit the H8 socket. Did that on another car and still fine

https://www.driveaccord.net/threads/fog-lights-h8-to-h11-mod.81990/
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 976
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
Just to be clear it doesn't take much to bring it...

Just to be clear it doesn't take much to bring it down 1". Less than 10 secs of opening the bleeder screw with the engine running is all you need. Any more and you'll find yourself filling it again...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 976
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
Not sure where you ordered the screw from but...

Not sure where you ordered the screw from but Amazon has plenty of them for same/next/2day shipping with Prime.

I always have a spare bleeder screw, expansion tank and radiator cap in my storage...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 976
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
Upon reviewing the past 2 threads you've posted...

Upon reviewing the past 2 threads you've posted about this problem; my guess is while you were properly bleeding the system, you re-used the original bleed screw which you posted in your other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 976
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
In my experience, many of us expect a proper...

In my experience, many of us expect a proper bleed in 1 or 2 tries. It usually takes 2-5 tries over the course of a week to be sure. Especially when people aren't sure about the proper bleeding...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 632
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
AGM is more common these days due to need for a...

AGM is more common these days due to need for a "stronger" battery to support many of the start/stop economy modes these days.





Seems that change was finalized in May or so of this year:
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 632
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
And FYI, in recent years I have noticed some...

And FYI, in recent years I have noticed some places using the designation H8 being used interchangeably with Group 49 while sometimes both are used i.e. 49H8

A few places have also offered a 95R...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
Or simply search and read the archived posts ...

Or simply search and read the archived posts

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/gtsearch.php?q=cn90%20diy%20alignment
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
Are you sure the shop you went to is properly...

Are you sure the shop you went to is properly trained? After all, an alignment machine is only as good as the operator that's properly trained to use it.

Are they using good equipment like Hunter...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
Car is not intended for someone in school as it...

Car is not intended for someone in school as it is high maintenance... well depending how well taken it was by previous owner.

You question about e39 has been answered many time over the past 20...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,673
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
And still pitching.... manure. I'll leave you to...

And still pitching.... manure. I'll leave you to him. I've got better things to do with my valuable time.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,673
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
Right! Because we do everything BMW recommends....

Right! Because we do everything BMW recommends. They recommend going to the dealer for Inspection I/II and everything else so owners can bend over and take everything they recommend.

Good luck...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,673
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
So what if it's not LL01. Since you're so...

So what if it's not LL01. Since you're so knowledgeable, explain to us what LL-01 means? Educate us what happens to a car if LL-01 isn't used?

Now I understand why 10,000 posts. It's all useless...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,673
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
Right, because everyone can tell automatically...

Right, because everyone can tell automatically that bimmer means E39 530i LCI just by that notation. Okay. Let's forget about the other 10000 models ever made by BMW.

Did you miss the two links to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,673
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
It was posted here and I just so happened to be...

It was posted here and I just so happened to be browsing that forum at that time. Maybe a price error? Not sure. Bought 2 on 2 family accounts as quick as possible.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,673
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
I have no idea... user since 2004 with 10,000...

I have no idea... user since 2004 with 10,000 posts and no idea what kind of "bimmer" they have. But I do know I paid <$11 for my Hengst 98 E39 Fuel filter as it's been lower before.

There are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,673
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
Why would you question what I've paid over the...

Why would you question what I've paid over the years? I've logged every purchase/cost for the past 20+ years on all my cars

A fuel filter is not $60, it's $11 just about every day....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,673
Posted By CSMBlack-540i
This is what my cost are for this and I've done...

This is what my cost are for this and I've done it regularly myself for 17 yrs.

oil change Avg $25-$30 for 8qts 5w30 and Mahle/Hengst/ filter (not always LL-01 but always Full synthetic US...
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