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  • 02-06-2011, 06:33 PM
    horse325es

    Oh well. Im ordering new

    didnt make it to bid and never got an answer from ya to buy both items.

    Andreas
    Queens NY
    BMWCCA# 186796
    86 325es (wrecked by careless driver)
    87 325 300k (project for life)
    00 540is 6spd 180k (daily driver)
  • 02-04-2011, 10:45 AM
    horse325es

    hahah i was wondering why u said that

    then i saw ur next post

    Andreas
    Queens NY
    BMWCCA# 186796
    86 325es (wrecked by careless driver)
    87 325 300k (project for life)
    00 540is 6spd 180k (daily driver)
  • 02-04-2011, 09:07 AM
    jimlev

    Guess I should have looked at the pic first (m)

    You don't need to remove the rear fender liners.
  • 02-04-2011, 09:04 AM
    jimlev

    We have 4 lines in our cars (m)

    There are metals L-brackets up near the top of the inner wheel well where the flexible brake line connects to the metal tubing coming from the ABS module.
    Not sure if anyone mentioned it, however good SS lines will have a teflon coating over the braid to protect the braid and anything the lines might rub on when the front wheels are turned to their end points, the StopTech lines have this.
    IIRC you have to remove the rear fender liners to change the rear lines, not a big job. You don't need to do this for the front.
    Here's the rear, the front bracket is similar.



  • 02-04-2011, 12:36 AM
    horse325es

    Jim got a question

    Why do i see some sites advertising 6 line kits? Do e39s have 2 extra hoses at the rear sub-frame like an e30? I want to make sure i change all the rubber in the system.

    Andreas
    Queens NY
    BMWCCA# 186796
    86 325es (wrecked by careless driver)
    87 325 300k (project for life)
    00 540is 6spd 180k (daily driver)
  • 02-04-2011, 12:26 AM
    horse325es

    Re: Curious...

    Yes the steel braid is known to chaff the rubber from inside and cant be seen till its too late. BUT most DOT/TUV approved lines have lined the inside of the steel braiding to prevent the chaffing. Most good companies advertise that preventive measure.

    Anyways i spoke too soon on my "rupture", It turned out to be a leak where the rubber meets the fitting on the caliper. It was after the car sat all night in the ice storm so Im assuming the rubber was really old and hard so the cold weather didn't help. It was right at the corner of my house where i come to an actually full stop for the first time after being parked all night.

    Here's what happened a few years back. My brother isn't a "driver" like most of us bimmer heads so he couldn't get the car stopped at the same corner where I lost brake power.
    It was the first really cold morning of the winter and i guess Honda calipers only last 100k cause both front calipers went at the same time. One blew out suddenly and the other had a really small leak and my brother doesn't even know how to add washer fluid so he didn't notice to tell me.
    Outcome of a brake seal rupture and a novice driver. Thank god nobody was hurt.

    Blown out chunk of the piston seal

    Scary


    Andreas
    Queens NY
    BMWCCA# 186796
    86 325es (wrecked by careless driver)
    87 325 300k (project for life)
    00 540is 6spd 180k (daily driver)
  • 02-03-2011, 12:25 PM
    Craig in Canada

    Curious...

    Spontaneous rupture, or was the line kinked or hit by road debris?

    I haven't read about a whole lot of spontaneous or age related failure of E39 brake lines, but as she ages it's something I think about.

    For what it's worth, I've done SS lines on other cars and didn't notice any difference (and believe me, I was watching). The lack of DOT approval on many lines, and questionable long term durability kind of scared me away from using them in any further cars I've owned. I've seen demonstrations where they have shorter service lives than OE rubber lines. The braid is intended to protect a line subject to harsh conditions like off road racing and be changed regularly. If used long term the braid can actually start to wear away at the inner line CAUSING failure instead of preventing it. There's also the notoriously bad crimp on connectors used by a lot of makers, but going the top quality/DaveZ route probably takes care of that concern.

    Anyways, it sound like you're after DOT/TUV approved stuff so that's probably the best you can do.

  • 02-03-2011, 07:06 AM
    jimlev

    I have my eye on the rest of the stuff UR selling(

    I'd also do a deal like Whorse mentioned too.
  • 02-03-2011, 02:47 AM
    horse325es

    Re: Everyone is! Seven items, lots of watchers ...

    I wish that armrest was gray. I'm gonna try and pick up the radiator too. What would you want for the brake lines and radiator?? I'm willing to make a deal outside of eBay if your interested in saving the fees. if so email me [email protected]

    Andreas
    Queens NY
    BMWCCA# 186796
    86 325es (wrecked by careless driver)
    87 325 300k (project for life)
    00 540is 6spd 180k (daily driver)
  • 02-03-2011, 12:57 AM
    Crusader

    Everyone is! Seven items, lots of watchers ...

  • 02-02-2011, 11:39 PM
    horse325es

    Im a sniper



    Andreas
    Queens NY
    BMWCCA# 186796
    86 325es (wrecked by careless driver)
    87 325 300k (project for life)
    00 540is 6spd 180k (daily driver)
  • 02-02-2011, 06:28 PM
    Crusader

    Start Bidding !!! ...

    Lots of watchers, only one buyer so far

    And as I was surfing their BMW's, I happened upon a nice, low miles (67K)530i SP/PP/5sp +M body work Tempting, but it'd be nice to have a feel for maintenance history. You buy from enthusiast, private party, you're likely to get a notebook full of every single thing done to the car. Dealer, most likely only documented stealer visits and the likelihood that fluids were changed rarely.
  • 02-02-2011, 08:21 AM
    horse325es

    lol i WAS wacthing



    Andreas
    Queens NY
    BMWCCA# 186796
    86 325es (wrecked by careless driver)
    87 325 300k (project for life)
    00 540is 6spd 180k (daily driver)
  • 02-01-2011, 09:10 AM
    Crusader

    I've got a pair of ST lines on ebay

  • 02-01-2011, 03:35 AM
    horse325es

    Thanks you guys are DA BEST!



    Andreas
    Queens NY
    BMWCCA# 186796
    86 325es (wrecked by careless driver)
    87 325 300k (project for life)
    00 540is 6spd 180k (daily driver)
  • 01-31-2011, 06:14 PM
    beecee

    I have parts you need....e-mail me

  • 01-31-2011, 05:33 PM
    jimlev

    He may not be the cheapest, here is the link (m)

    Dave is a good guy and very knowledgable. I've picked up parts at his house in the past, he now has grown and has a warehouse.
    He's in NJ.
    http://www.zeckhausen.com/bmw_products.htm
  • 01-31-2011, 05:14 PM
    lezonebay

    i need it for my E36 M3 . where do I find Dave Z ?

    just bought a 95 M3 and brakes are shot. Need pads rotors lines, etc.

    wanna do it good and nice but like always I'm on the budget !



    1997 BMW 840CiA
    1990 BMW Z1
    1999 BMW 528iT (Hauler mobile)
    2002 Astro Van AWD
    2003 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast Package
    1987 BMW 535i with 5spd manual (for sale)
    1992 BMW 735iL (needs head and interior)
    1977 BMW 320i (project racecar)
    2007 Mazda CX9 AWD (Wife mobile)
    1998 Yamaha Blaster+Breeze

    1995 850CSI CD00177 (SOLD)
  • 01-31-2011, 05:05 PM
    lezonebay

    BIMMERWORLD is actually cheaper $75.00

    its on same for 75usd at the moment. and it is the Goodridge.

    James Clay's business - www.bimmerworld.com

    1997 BMW 840CiA
    1990 BMW Z1
    1999 BMW 528iT (Hauler mobile)
    2002 Astro Van AWD
    2003 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast Package
    1987 BMW 535i with 5spd manual (for sale)
    1992 BMW 735iL (needs head and interior)
    1977 BMW 320i (project racecar)
    2007 Mazda CX9 AWD (Wife mobile)
    1998 Yamaha Blaster+Breeze

    1995 850CSI CD00177 (SOLD)
  • 01-31-2011, 04:56 AM
    NJDave

    Forget To Mention - SS Hoses and Cross Drilled

    Oh yea, I forgot to mention that the difference with
    Stainless Steel Brake Hoses over stock is unbelevable!

    Stainless steel hoses with all around cross drilled rotors is a powerful
    combination for major stopping power... one I have on both my 528i
    and 300Z (Z32).
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