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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2014, 05:09 PM
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Views: 302
Posted By newton22
My first CCV replacement went completely...

...better than expected. I guess I was so intimidated by everything I've heard that I expected it to be a lot harder than it was. I budgeted a whole weekend and got extra tools. Well I ended up not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By newton22
Talking A drive through a Californian valley in an E39 M5

Blog format: http://newton.kinja.com/a-drive-through-a-californian-valley-in-an-e39-m5-935382633

Forewarning: This is not about a clean, pretty or polished M5 nor is it some stanced hard parker....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 281,307
Posted By newton22
LOL I think you see too many lowered E39s here....

LOL I think you see too many lowered E39s here. Stock sport is a lot higher. That's about a 2" drop from stock sport. I refuse to go black mouldings. Too M5 looking. :D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2013, 09:36 PM
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Views: 281,307
Posted By newton22
One from a meet yesterday. ...

One from a meet yesterday.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7402/9198393256_be148fb9af_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/neil1138/9198393256/)
Houston BMW Club...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By newton22
Going off of the top of my head, Dex4 should be...

Going off of the top of my head, Dex4 should be safe.

If you ask me though, the most simple Dex3 fluid is usually best. I don't want additives designed for transmissions in my PS pump. Just go for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,627
Posted By newton22
Never. Ever!

Never. Ever!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By newton22
Keep us updated as I refuse to change out the OEM...

Keep us updated as I refuse to change out the OEM deck.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 281,307
Posted By newton22
Yup, 18" staggered 5s.

Yup, 18" staggered 5s.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2013, 12:13 AM
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Views: 281,307
Posted By newton22
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/newton22/IM...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/newton22/IMG_6129_zps8c06ff74.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,179
Posted By newton22
In 1999 I was 10 years old. My dad's boss...

In 1999 I was 10 years old.

My dad's boss just put down $80k large for an 2000 M5. God that was a beautiful machine in 1999 and still is timeless today.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,445
Posted By newton22
Didn't know Jack Olsen posted around these parts....

Didn't know Jack Olsen posted around these parts. Pretty cool.

My cars, but not my garage.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/newton22/IMG_5925_zpsac28ab48.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By newton22
Be glad yours wasn't like mine. My thrust arms...

Be glad yours wasn't like mine. My thrust arms were in there so well I gave up. Then I took it to an indy and he couldn't do it either. So he undid my struts and whipped out an air hammer. I had a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By newton22
Yes, add a little and check. Not going to...

Yes, add a little and check.

Not going to fault you in case your E39 is your first car that's getting you into cars.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,697
Posted By newton22
That sounds optimistic. A ~630 bhp E39 M5 with...

That sounds optimistic. A ~630 bhp E39 M5 with just a supercharger?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,906
Posted By newton22
Hey Mike, I went to the University of Houston...

Hey Mike, I went to the University of Houston too! I've now graduated, but I used to only park my car the parking garages and in corners.

It takes effort to keep a car well maintained in Houston.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,003
Posted By newton22
Bumping an old thread. Reading through this...

Bumping an old thread.

Reading through this thread, I'm still confused at what exactly the part numbers are to the fasteners for the bottom part of the M fender liners.

Anyone?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,564
Posted By newton22
I'd end up punching the cups when I shift to 3rd....

I'd end up punching the cups when I shift to 3rd.

It's still a bad place for cupholders.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,237
Posted By newton22
What are you spinning at 80 mph? My stock diff...

What are you spinning at 80 mph? My stock diff yields 3000 rpms in 5th gear at 80. That's already a bit high for me since I come from V8s.

Also, 1st gear is probably super short now.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,968
Posted By newton22
You can almost keep up with a Charger SRT8 in a...

You can almost keep up with a Charger SRT8 in a stock 335i LOL. Those Chargers are slow for what they are.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By newton22
The E60 M5 and my E39

I had the chance to drive a 2006 E60 M5 SMG on Friday and then jump back into my E39 530i/5 to drive home. Normally it's not something worth posting about. I would conclude that the E60 M5 is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,978
Posted By newton22
Oh my that was a sweet M-tech 6-speed. Bummer.

Oh my that was a sweet M-tech 6-speed. Bummer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,025
Posted By newton22
I like to rev-match all my downshifts. I always...

I like to rev-match all my downshifts. I always use my clutch, but I like to shift in a way that doesn't require the use of a clutch.

A good manual driver is one who can minimize clutch wear.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,957
Posted By newton22
LOL! Took a while for people to realize they're...

LOL! Took a while for people to realize they're not style 5s (or does anyone out there still insist?). :D

Looks like they run close to $6k for a set. All I have to do is sell my 530i for a set....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,556
Posted By newton22
Oh my a 525i/5 with 26k miles! If it were a 530i...

Oh my a 525i/5 with 26k miles! If it were a 530i I'd almost be too jealous.

Sometimes I wonder what my car would feel like brand new. Congrats on the purchase!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 76,303
Posted By newton22
I would like to agree and say that Gary is doing...

I would like to agree and say that Gary is doing an exceptional job at taking care of his customers.

I'm in line for any new products to be released by Gary.
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