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  1. Thanks for your reply! I'll take a look. There...

    Thanks for your reply! I'll take a look. There are also 1 or 2 connectors in the vicinity of the SAP valve (#1 in the diagram) & the length of vacuum line (near the #3).
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    Tire Cradles or Flatstoppers are two options.

    Tire Cradles or Flatstoppers are two options.
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    Got the 2003 E39 530i (130k miles) back together...

    Got the 2003 E39 530i (130k miles) back together & started! I think my problem began as a leaky power steering system that caused the serpentine belt to slip/shred, resulting in the water pump/power...
  4. Location of holder/clip near pass.side valve cover - 11787570482

    I hate having parts left over! A blown out plastic radiator tank on my E39 530i (same engine as our 330s) has led to a ton of "while we're in there"/preventative maintenance with the help of my...
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    Where did you source the rebuild? Thanks in...

    Where did you source the rebuild? Thanks in advance!
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    I just received this email from them: Cyber Week...

    I just received this email from them:
    Cyber Week begins this Friday, and we don't want you to miss out on the biggest savings of the year for your BMW.
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    Doubtful - they want you to install them at...

    Doubtful - they want you to install them at Costco.
  8. Thread: FCP euro

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    From Costco.com: QuickJack 5,000-LB Capacity...

    From Costco.com:
    QuickJack 5,000-LB Capacity Portable Car Lift
    4.5 out of 5 stars.
    Item number 1268102
    Your Price $1,199.99
    Shipping & Handling Included*...
  9. Thread: FCP euro

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    That would have been nice to know about before I...

    That would have been nice to know about before I spent ~$1k on the E39 underhood parts!
  10. Owner's manual / BMW suggests setting at 72.

    Owner's manual / BMW suggests setting at 72.
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    Good deal, Don! Glad you found this site. I...

    Good deal, Don! Glad you found this site. I recognize the Baur from 2002FAQ - I have a '74 tii.
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    #6 - O-ring, 7X3 - 11617502761...

    #6 - O-ring, 7X3 - 11617502761
    https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=BD53-USA-02-2006-E46-BMW-330Ci&diagId=11_2879
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    The vacuum line from the valve near the SAP...

    The vacuum line from the valve near the SAP deteriorates from heat. The vacuum "system" travels along the passenger's side of the head, crosses the back & attaches to other valves on the rear...
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    I view the forum on a laptop using Chrome. When...

    I view the forum on a laptop using Chrome. When I add "https://" to the URL http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/forum.php I get directed to the "outline"-type version of the forum - godfather logo at...
  15. Thanks for posting - will be following as this is...

    Thanks for posting - will be following as this is similar to mine, mileage-wise, but no mods to mine.
  16. Thread: New Member

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    Wisconsin plate.

    Wisconsin plate.
  17. Thread: FCP euro

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    I spend ~$1k on parts with FCP Euro for the 2003...

    I spend ~$1k on parts with FCP Euro for the 2003 E39 last week to replace the blown out plastic radiator tank where the upper hose connects. Mission creep led to radiator, expansion tank with lower...
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    Do you have the tie wrap around the neck of the...

    Do you have the tie wrap around the neck of the boot? It usually holds it up to the base of the knob. Loosen the boot from the shifter surround, pull the boot up (so it's inside out) & check...
  19. I'm glad it worked out for you. I spent 3 days...

    I'm glad it worked out for you. I spent 3 days at O'fest in Pittsburgh last year & was overloaded - don't know how folks spend an entire week!
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    I believe the one with the chrome strip at the...

    I believe the one with the chrome strip at the top/hinge at the bottom (#15) is newer - works much better & less chance of scraping the soft finish off the cover!
  21. It is a BMW CCA event, so shouldn't be a...

    It is a BMW CCA event, so shouldn't be a surprise. You could still go & hang around some of the events without having to register. I've been a member for >35 years & attended last year's event in...
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    I didn't find this kit at FCPEuro, but got mine...

    I didn't find this kit at FCPEuro, but got mine from eBay on special for $115. This was for my 2003 E39, but it appears to apply to the ZHPs. ECS Tuning has more info:
    Accessory Drive Belt Kit...
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    Agreed, but not sure about the choice of Bosch...

    Agreed, but not sure about the choice of Bosch coils. Here's the forum conversation re: coils - see the last few pages:
    http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showthread.php?15721
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    You don't need the AGM battery, but the Pep Boys...

    You don't need the AGM battery, but the Pep Boys offer is decent at $50 off. Wet cell is fine - also $50 off. Buying from the dealer is insanity. Advance Auto, Autozone, Walmart or Costco should...
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    Pep Boys carries them. The H7 size is the...

    Pep Boys carries them. The H7 size is the equivalent.
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