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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2007, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By coelacanth
Update - car's fixed

Update:

So I've gotten my car back (from Bob Smith in Calabasas). The master tech took it out driving in Box Canyon, and the revs all of a sudden jumped to 3,000 as he was in the twistys. He,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By coelacanth
I think the dealership broke my 540, they don't think so. Need advice.

I took my 540i-6 to the dealership for an oil change last week. It has 145K miles on it, and they recommended that I clean the injectors, so I agreed.

When I got the car back, it was stalling...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,011
Posted By coelacanth
I personally don't have pics, but the pictures in...

I personally don't have pics, but the pictures in the following thread are almost exactly how mine looks, turndown tip and all. It tucks nicely behind the muffler and looks stock....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,011
Posted By coelacanth
I can't believe how cheap Maganaflows are. I got...

I can't believe how cheap Maganaflows are. I got mine for my 540i for $80.
I also discovered the 'flow due to reading here on the fest.
I love it! :D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,224
Posted By coelacanth
My entire engine compartment is saturated with...

My entire engine compartment is saturated with coolant. The liner on the underside of the hood as well. Can I just hose the engine compartment down and see if I can somewhat get rid of the smell?
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,224
Posted By coelacanth
I took it to an indy shop to get it fixed, thus...

I took it to an indy shop to get it fixed, thus the bargain basement price of $850. The dealer wanted $1,200.

I wish I could do everything myself, but beyond replacing the sliding center arm rest,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,224
Posted By coelacanth
Yup that's how much I paid for mine. While I was...

Yup that's how much I paid for mine. While I was replacing the radiator I also had them replace a bad cam shaft position sensor but the radiator was $850. I'll look into the DME, that sounds pretty...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,224
Posted By coelacanth
I totally agree that if you fix everything the...

I totally agree that if you fix everything the stealer / shops tell you to, you'd be broke.

Quoting Ohmess:
"That means, for example, the entire cooling system (radiator, expansion tank, hoses,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2007, 12:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,224
Posted By coelacanth
Radiator finally blew - 133K miles

My radiator blew in Old Faithful-like style on Saturday. The plastic piece snapped in half. The ensuing geyser took out the thermostat and one of my Xenon headlights. The headlight housing is covered...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2006, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,172
Posted By coelacanth
Thanks for the help you guys. I got some...

Thanks for the help you guys. I got some compressed air and will try dusting behind the panel. I'll let you know how it goes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2006, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,172
Posted By coelacanth
Hey chivas (or anybody), how do I clean out the...

Hey chivas (or anybody), how do I clean out the fans? The buzzing behind my center console has gotten really bad. There is some fan buzzing all the time in my car behind the dash whether it's on or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2006, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By coelacanth
Welcome to the dark side. :rofl: :thumbup:

Welcome to the dark side. :rofl: :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2006, 09:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,539
Posted By coelacanth
Your car is sick!!! Love the CF mirrors.:thumbup:...

Your car is sick!!! Love the CF mirrors.:thumbup:
Truly a thing of beauty.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2006, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By coelacanth
I left the resonator in. Like other people...

I left the resonator in. Like other people mentioned, without it it would be very loud. Even with the resonator in there, my car is pretty loud (by my standards, it's not rice rocket loud or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2006, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By coelacanth
It probably doesn't make a difference. I only...

It probably doesn't make a difference. I only fill up with 91 octane from Chevron because it has Techron in it, which is supposed to keep the injectors clean.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2006, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By coelacanth
The Magnaflow muffler that Bimmerd00d has on his...

The Magnaflow muffler that Bimmerd00d has on his car and I have on mine (Magnaflow part #11259) is $81.66 shipped free here:...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-26-2006, 02:48 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 7,974
Posted By coelacanth
Shoot, I should check the other non e39 subforums...

Shoot, I should check the other non e39 subforums more often. I would have loved to come to this. I've been posting/lurking on this forum for a year and have yet to meet any of you guys.
Next time!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2006, 12:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,675
Posted By coelacanth
I replaced both cats with Magnaflow 43005 cats....

I replaced both cats with Magnaflow 43005 cats. While I was at it I also replaced the stock muffler with Magnaflow muffler 11259.

Even though the Magnaflow 43005 cats are OBDII EPA and CARB...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2006, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By coelacanth
For LA city driving that seems about right. My...

For LA city driving that seems about right. My buddy with a 2001 540i (automatic) gets about 14 mpg also driving around LA.

The 6 speed guys get a lot better mileage. Around LA my mpg isn't that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2006, 11:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,675
Posted By coelacanth
I had a cat go bad on my car. I replaced both of...

I had a cat go bad on my car. I replaced both of them with Magnaflow 43005 cats. The check engine light went off and the car doesn't momentarily lose power anymore. The best part was that it was a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2006, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,147
Posted By coelacanth
Donuts.

Donuts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2006, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,147
Posted By coelacanth
Thanks for the sympathy. It sucks but it's a fact...

Thanks for the sympathy. It sucks but it's a fact of life, I'm not going to keep my car in a hermetically sealed barrometrically regulated chamber, so it's going to pick up some dings. It happened at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2006, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By coelacanth
And I thought the solution to traffic problems...

And I thought the solution to traffic problems was mass transit and more highways...I hope your Nobel prize is in the mail for coming up with the solution to the LA traffic problem :D

The easy...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2006, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By coelacanth
Oh man that's funny. Since you're the expert, how...

Oh man that's funny. Since you're the expert, how many red crayons will it take for me to put a full length racing stipe on my car?:rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2006, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,147
Posted By coelacanth
$4K worth of work and what's the first thing that happens?

I just got my 1997 540i 6 car back from Avus Autosport in Glendale. At 125K miles, it needed some work. I decided to take care of a lot of things that had been bugging me as well as some routine...
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