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  1. #176
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    Drove home with no trans failsafe or any other issues. Hooked up the laptop and found I had a 106 - Brake Switch code from the DME and a 151 - Brake Switch CAN code from the EGS. Both with 1 occurrence where the car wasn't running. So I cleared the codes and I'll have to keep an eye on it. Seems like something acted up right at key-on this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 740iSport303 View Post
    Catch it in 2,221 miles for 222222.
    Nailed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clarkitect View Post
    Nailed it.
    Very nice!

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    Thought I had aftermarket floor mats...
    Cleaning today and went to town...
    Can now see the BMW logo...
    Dirtier than I thought...


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  5. #180
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    I had a complete failure of a set of Billstein PSS/B14 after only about 50k miles. Car had been parked for 2 months while I waited for parts and motivation. Got around to finally taking them out and putting in a set of KW V1s. Only the front passenger side failed totally ( like came apart in 2 pieces gushing oil everywhere failed ) driver side had been making the usual billstein clunk for years on and off. Did not have time to do the rears, but the prep work of getting all the interior stuff out of the rear is done, so when I have nice weather and time to do them, it should go smooth.

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    '01 740iL#2,'02 CBR954RR
    Swapped out my stock, dead-pixeled cluster for 4.6 cluster. Much pleased. Props to Paul

    https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...php?p=30260890

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahlilj View Post
    Swapped out my stock, dead-pixeled cluster for 4.6 cluster. Much pleased. Props to Paul

    https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...php?p=30260890

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    Gotta love the X5 cluster lol, I'm still on the hunt for another for my 01 lmao.

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    TRPCHGE - '01 740i Black/Black 230k'ish - Power folding mirrors, Mk.IV Nav, 16:9, 18" Style 67s, Sport seats, Sport wheel, Steptronic, Euro rear fog switch, E63 M6 mufflers, 2.50" X-Pipe, Shadowline - Awaiting a new transmission.

    BSKCASE - '98 740il Arctic Silver/Black 175k'ish - Face-lifted, 3" Projectors, Shadowline, 01 Tails, Hydro Trunk, Sunshades, 750il Full interior retrofit, Sport Seats, Steptronic, Face-lift Steering Column, X5 Steering wheel, E53 4.6is Cluster, Euro E66 Piano black/Chrome Grab-handles, Chromeline, Suede Pillars/Headliner, Auto wipers/Lights, Lighted Handles interior/Exterior, Dual battery retrofit.

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  8. #183
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    Busted my water pump on Tuesday. Totally shredded the belt but the shroud was intact. Towed it to my mechanic. Decided to do the front control arms while he had it. $1800 bucks later I drive home today and the moment I hit 60mph crazy vibrations and shaking. Text my mechanic asking WTF? He told me he rotated one of my tires to the back and the vibration was a busted belt on a bent rim.

    Ugh. 1800 bucks and it drives worse... that depressing. I guess I need to pony up for new rims and tires like I planned.

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    Little bit of suspension work...

    Current rides: E65 730dA '04, E39 528iA '96, E38 728iA '96

    Old rides: E38 730dA, E36 316i, E36 328iA Cabrio, E38 728i, E38 750i, E36/3 320i, E36 318i, E39 530dA Touring, E38 740i, E39 528iA, E34 525iA, E32 750iL, E32 730iL, E34/2 525TDS,
    E34 525i, E28 518i, E34 535i, E34/2 525iA, E30/5 325i, E34 535i, E28 520i

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    Replaced / installed 88c Euro BEHR mechanical Tstat, valve cover, UTCG and vanos solenoid gaskets, aux fan sensor in lower radiator hose, Hengst fuel filter w\ pressure regulator. Power steering reservoir and suction hose.
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    I received rear door handle today. Took the handle off of it and put in my drivers doors, since someone has replaced the handle part with black one.

    Now it's nice and original color.
    Current rides: E65 730dA '04, E39 528iA '96, E38 728iA '96

    Old rides: E38 730dA, E36 316i, E36 328iA Cabrio, E38 728i, E38 750i, E36/3 320i, E36 318i, E39 530dA Touring, E38 740i, E39 528iA, E34 525iA, E32 750iL, E32 730iL, E34/2 525TDS,
    E34 525i, E28 518i, E34 535i, E34/2 525iA, E30/5 325i, E34 535i, E28 520i

  12. #187
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    Finished the e38 suspension refresh. KW V1s from Bilstein PSS/B14. The car is transformed, for better or worse. Much more comfortable, much less responsive. Car is more cruiser mode now, which I am OK with. Just got to unlearn the muscle memory of how quick it used to change lanes on the highway.. Turning feels very 2 stage with the way the weight settles. I have the ride height dead in the center of the min/max range on the collars if it helps anyone. Which is about exactly where I had the PSS. Rear looks a smidge low. Also will need to adjust in a week or few after things settle, and get an alignment, and all that good stuff. There were a few other links/bushings that looked pretty worn out I should address too.

    Related, free for local pickup. Rear only Bilstein PSS/B14 w 50k miles, for e38/e39 near 07035. PM me if you want them. I'll post something else about it in the classified area too.

  13. #188
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    '96 740 iL, '91 325i RIP
    Found and Installed a New Engine Cover with Sound Padding for Baby. Replaces the badly cracked one with no padding that came from the Original owner. I can now open My Hood in Public again. LOL
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    "Vir, intelligence has nothing to do with politics!" - Londo Mollari & "You see but you do not observe." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - When the pin is pulled Mr Grenade is not your friend. - Unknown

    Current Rides
    • '96 E38 740il "007" or "the Green Beast"- Chassis 338k miles Engine & Tranny 50k miles
    • '07 Toyota Tacoma 125k miles SR5 Prerunner in Texas it's just "The Car"
    • '02 E39 525i 107k Miles Wife's ride "Ladyhawke"

    Past Rides
    • '80 Mercedes 240D "Bonnie Blue" - 415k miles still going somewhere... 0-60 in 5 minutes
    • RIP - '91 E30 325i "the Tank" or the "pocket Rocket" 215k miles & '92 Toyota Camry LE V6 put 212k "Pegasus"
    • Good Riddance - '85 Audi 5000 - Stupidest Dumbest buy I ever Made. I should've bought the 524td with the Cracked block instead!
    • '80 Toyota Corolla - "the Stealth Machine" - Drove it like I stole it - You always miss your first one

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    New pitman arm bushing. Old one was all shot.
    Current rides: E65 730dA '04, E39 528iA '96, E38 728iA '96

    Old rides: E38 730dA, E36 316i, E36 328iA Cabrio, E38 728i, E38 750i, E36/3 320i, E36 318i, E39 530dA Touring, E38 740i, E39 528iA, E34 525iA, E32 750iL, E32 730iL, E34/2 525TDS,
    E34 525i, E28 518i, E34 535i, E34/2 525iA, E30/5 325i, E34 535i, E28 520i

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    Put in a UUC front sway bar. Most unpleasant 6 hours I've had working on a car in a long time... Also broke the secondary air pressure hose in the process. Taped it back together and then went inside and ordered a new one. At least the tape seems to seal it well enough to last a few days until the new one arrives.

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    Custom 88c tstat MAP Cooling error delete with aux fan tweaks. No more 140 MAP cooling error with my 88c mechanical tstat and the aux fan now kicks on at an outlet radiator temp of 63c...

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    1st successful Coding Exercise coded Doors to Lock once I pass 5kph on the E38. Need to get an adapter for the E39 and will try same exercise and then increase speed because heck, 5kph backing out my driveway Speed. LOL. Baby Steps, Baby Steps.
    "Vir, intelligence has nothing to do with politics!" - Londo Mollari & "You see but you do not observe." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - When the pin is pulled Mr Grenade is not your friend. - Unknown

    Current Rides
    • '96 E38 740il "007" or "the Green Beast"- Chassis 338k miles Engine & Tranny 50k miles
    • '07 Toyota Tacoma 125k miles SR5 Prerunner in Texas it's just "The Car"
    • '02 E39 525i 107k Miles Wife's ride "Ladyhawke"

    Past Rides
    • '80 Mercedes 240D "Bonnie Blue" - 415k miles still going somewhere... 0-60 in 5 minutes
    • RIP - '91 E30 325i "the Tank" or the "pocket Rocket" 215k miles & '92 Toyota Camry LE V6 put 212k "Pegasus"
    • Good Riddance - '85 Audi 5000 - Stupidest Dumbest buy I ever Made. I should've bought the 524td with the Cracked block instead!
    • '80 Toyota Corolla - "the Stealth Machine" - Drove it like I stole it - You always miss your first one

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    Put new rear tires, now I need to lower it ASAP... And maybe some other wheels.
    Current rides: E65 730dA '04, E39 528iA '96, E38 728iA '96

    Old rides: E38 730dA, E36 316i, E36 328iA Cabrio, E38 728i, E38 750i, E36/3 320i, E36 318i, E39 530dA Touring, E38 740i, E39 528iA, E34 525iA, E32 750iL, E32 730iL, E34/2 525TDS,
    E34 525i, E28 518i, E34 535i, E34/2 525iA, E30/5 325i, E34 535i, E28 520i

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    Quote Originally Posted by zener View Post
    Put new rear tires, now I need to lower it ASAP... And maybe some other wheels.
    I'm not quite sure why, but for some reason that angle and those wheels make it look extra tall even though the fender gap says it's clearly not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zener View Post




    Put new rear tires, now I need to lower it ASAP... And maybe some other wheels.
    Why didnt you go 285?
    Yes lower it a lil..sports springs will do the trick

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    Because current wheels are 8,5" and 9" wide... 285 would look a bit stupid. And my front tire is 235/45-19 so the 265 matches with that. Might be putting the Styling 95's from my E65 to this, when I buy something interesting for E65.

    And probably gonna buy Lowtec springs and shocks, as I have had those on two of my earlier E38's.
    Current rides: E65 730dA '04, E39 528iA '96, E38 728iA '96

    Old rides: E38 730dA, E36 316i, E36 328iA Cabrio, E38 728i, E38 750i, E36/3 320i, E36 318i, E39 530dA Touring, E38 740i, E39 528iA, E34 525iA, E32 750iL, E32 730iL, E34/2 525TDS,
    E34 525i, E28 518i, E34 535i, E34/2 525iA, E30/5 325i, E34 535i, E28 520i

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    Quote Originally Posted by zener View Post
    Because current wheels are 8,5" and 9" wide... 285 would look a bit stupid. And my front tire is 235/45-19 so the 265 matches with that. Might be putting the Styling 95's from my E65 to this, when I buy something interesting for E65.

    And probably gonna buy Lowtec springs and shocks, as I have had those on two of my earlier E38's.
    285 would actually look great.. put the 255 in front and 285 rear.. its the same as running 235 front and 265 rear, but would look much better with 255 front and 285 rear... many people including myself run that setup with no issues.



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    Quote Originally Posted by masu3701 View Post
    285 would actually look great.. put the 255 in front and 285 rear.. its the same as running 235 front and 265 rear, but would look much better with 255 front and 285 rear... many people including myself run that setup with no issues.
    No, he's right that a 235 / 265 is a better fit for the wheel width he has. 245/265 would work nicely on what he's got as well. A 285 is too wide to sit well and perform well on a 9" wide wheel. FWIW, I run 255/275 on 9 and 9.5" wheels. The 255s sit perfectly on the 9s, the 275s are good on the 9.5, but a 265 would be better (or a 285 on a 10).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rslifkin View Post
    No, he's right that a 235 / 265 is a better fit for the wheel width he has. 245/265 would work nicely on what he's got as well. A 285 is too wide to sit well and perform well on a 9" wide wheel. FWIW, I run 255/275 on 9 and 9.5" wheels. The 255s sit perfectly on the 9s, the 275s are good on the 9.5, but a 265 would be better (or a 285 on a 10).
    Actually i think thats right..i have 9 and 9.5 with 255 and 285.

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    And I see no point on going wider tires since I now got new tires all around. Next wheels will probably be 8,5/9,5" so these same tires will do just fine. I work in the tire shop, so I have rolled some rubber on different wheels over the years.

    Quote Originally Posted by rslifkin View Post
    I'm not quite sure why, but for some reason that angle and those wheels make it look extra tall even though the fender gap says it's clearly not.
    It's probably because I have 10mm spacer at front and 12mm spacer at rear. So front is 8,5 ET4 and rear is 9 ET6. Rear isn't gonna fit when I get it lowered, but I'm not fan of the Styling 121's and they are temporary anyways.
    Last edited by zener; 06-01-2019 at 04:15 PM.
    Current rides: E65 730dA '04, E39 528iA '96, E38 728iA '96

    Old rides: E38 730dA, E36 316i, E36 328iA Cabrio, E38 728i, E38 750i, E36/3 320i, E36 318i, E39 530dA Touring, E38 740i, E39 528iA, E34 525iA, E32 750iL, E32 730iL, E34/2 525TDS,
    E34 525i, E28 518i, E34 535i, E34/2 525iA, E30/5 325i, E34 535i, E28 520i

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