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  1. E39wagon

    Front and Rear suspension Refresh

    Yes , i think this is the only way , worried its quite a dangerous method do they just catch fire Iv'e heated it a bit already but reluctant to get the fire started , thats the last option i think before removing entire subframe
  2. E39wagon

    Front and Rear suspension Refresh

    Don't Use it , it sucks , crushed the supplied bearings , that seemed cheap to start off, this sent it downwards at a very slight angle , now i have wedged the top plate inside the subframe on an angle , so Ive had two interesting evenings trying get it out, bit of a disaster really the metal used seems so soft for a task like this, Havent been able to cut it out with a Dremel or move it with any other method of pushing it or heating it out any , cant hit it with a hammer not enough room and to get at the plate form underneath as the bushing is half in and will not budge one bit Ive really not been able to get this to budge probably worked on it for 12 hours by now , really don't want to take the subframe out completely as Im not ready for that kind of task just yet, plus its in my work shop and i have to get it out as i have big project coming up . Any suggestion more than welcome as Ive ran out , I think it needs to be pushed up and out from the top so i need to push the bushing back in along with the top plate with some immense pressure or if i could get the bushing out alone I'm sure i could get it out then .
  3. E39wagon

    Front and Rear suspension Refresh

    great thanks , Im not sure what tool i have i believe is for an estate , I'm not sure what order the pieces go on to be honest as they all just came in a loose box with no instructions what so ever, Is there a bolt that goes on top of the removal process does that go back into the the threaded holy the bushing bolt goes into.
  4. E39wagon

    Front and Rear suspension Refresh

    Ok cool, so is it best to do one side at a time keeping the others side tightened, wheres best to jack the subframe if your doing it one side at a time still from the centre or to go from a point on the left/Right . Sean
  5. E39wagon

    Front and Rear suspension Refresh

    So starting this subframe bushing job this evening , do you need to have four guides of threaded bar to lower the subframe to use the tool , I borrowed a tool off a friend though it doesn't have a cut out like others Ive seen either so hope it works , Im looking to follow a guide i found on Bimmer forum which seems very detailed, though it mentions these four threaded bars that i don't have to lower down the subframe , so I imagine I replace all four of the subframe bolts which lowers the whole frame by 2 inches or so then i go around with the tool and replace each busing and re tighten all the bolts with the new bushing, does that sound about right ? or can you do one at a time without these four extra threaded bolts. All seems a bit daunting but she's up on the stands and have transmission jacked up enough to see the subframe move up and i can see a-gap between the bushings now on the rear. Any advice or if theres a guide on here to that would be good could'nt find one Thanks
  6. E39wagon

    Front and Rear suspension Refresh

    Hey Clavurion Subrfame busing tool is in the post, i have a some crank pullers 3 sizes, a bearing press with various sizes , spring compressor, three ball joint tools and torque wrench with extra deep sockets. as well as full chest of general spanners and pliers and all the usual bits. had a to buy most this recently to get prepped for the job, not cheap doing it all at once. This is good advice so ill look to do the parking brake to ,
  7. HI All A great big box arived today full of all the bits to refurbish all of the suspension on my 530i Touring Looking for some advice on the best place to start , Im stating on the rear first as i don't have the springs for the front yet. Ive been advised to start with the subframe bushings, and mine are 160k or atl east they look . I cant tell for sure but i thought it best change them and all the Bushings look very warn with lots of play in the rear. In the box for the rear I have - top mounts -Bilstein b6 -Bilstein B3 Air bag / spring ( fitted this week ) -bumpstop - ball joint -sub frame bushings -control arms kit -new hub -new bearings -new disks -new pads So lots to do , never done any of this before on a e39 but wanted one forever now i got oneI'm adamant Im going to do all the work where i can. So where do i start i want it to go smoothish and any advice or guides on here would be amazing, should i just pull it all out and do it in what ever order or is there a best way to do this ? Do i have to worry about the alignment much, i will get it aligned again when its all done , front as well, pretty sure I have all the right tools for the job just need to do the job trying to do it in two days if possible. Also the front will be lower when the springs come so how do i lower the air in the rear is there a base setting that can be changed with some software or is this going to effect the bags working correctly ? Thanks S
  8. E39wagon

    Air suspension / Changed No air !

    Thanks All , Went for the Meyle HD , thanks for the advise .
  9. E39wagon

    Air suspension / Changed No air !

    Any Advice o the bushes ? Powerflex are the big brand I know but also heard of a few Australian brands people seem to rate , either way their all pricey , is it money well spent if you go the polly way?
  10. E39wagon

    Air suspension / Changed No air !

    Ahh the subframe bushings ! Ive heard thats quite difficult I keep thinking about that, is it relatively simple ? iI makes sense to do it all at the same time though! Especially while i have it inside (usually outside )
  11. E39wagon

    Air suspension / Changed No air !

    Hi All So two beers later and not one to be defeated , checked all connections that I disconnected and re installed in the first place and all good, no leaks and firmly connected. So i thought id Try something, - Jacked the car off the jack stands and left it 2 inches off the ground . Lowered the jack stands to the shortest level and left them in place with the car sitting just above them. Did this both sides with two Jacks. - Turned the ignition on - Popped two bits of timber under each rear wheel and lowered one side down . Boom , the pump kicks in as the cars lowered on to the timber ( i assume it thinks its the floor and the axle stands are still under the car just incase this did'nt work. Did the same to the other side and it worked too. - Gave them both a feel and they were rock solid - Jacked it up again pulled the axel stands and lowered the car and they both kicked in when i turned the engine on and lifted the the rear a little more. I Think leaving the battery off for an hour did actually help it in the first place to reset the memory along with that interaction with the weight of the car on the sensors using the timber as a faux floor . Thanks for everyones help on this , helped get me in the right direction. next fix - All the rear suspension bushing, Arms etc , the bearings and hubs , brake diss and Pads. Oh and new B6s . Any advice on the best order to do this would be great. Pics below .
  12. E39wagon

    Air suspension / Changed No air !

    sensors were not changed as they seemed to be working prior to the changing the bags, the vehicle was level until the bag broke and after that it has tried to level itself until the bags were swapped out. In terms of connections the only things I changed or touched where the air lines going to the bags them selves as i assumed the compressor unit was working fine just a bad bag , Ill check to see if the sensors and all connections again
  13. E39wagon

    Air suspension / Changed No air !

    The battery idea , sadly didnt work .
  14. E39wagon

    Air suspension / Changed No air !

    I did'nt Leave the battery off for 30 mins no so ill try that , that sounds like a good start, Im based in Greenwich , London seen a few e39s around here actually very clean ones. The fuses did make the pump click a little when i popped them back in as I removed them to put the bags in as instructed on the Bilstein website. The pump did seem to be working prior to taking them out so I'm quite surprised if its gone bad since. Thanks for your advice so far! Lets see if the battery left off for 30 mins works .
  15. E39wagon

    Air suspension / Changed No air !

    Hey Adam Thanks for the response , yes idid try that left it on for 10 mins and nothing still flat as a pancake.
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