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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By 528i
Just had an Inspection 2.. Questions about some faults

So I picked up my car after hours, the shop made a note of a few faults, and I hoped you folks could shed some light. Written as is:

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FAULTS:
Secondary air system
relay
Currently not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,737
Posted By 528i
Zeckhausen Racing...

Zeckhausen Racing (http://www.zeckhausen.com/bmw_products.htm)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By 528i
Strange idle problem

My 528i with 150K has an interesting, uneven idle that I'm hoping is not warning of a future issue. When cold (meaning after four hours +, as it happened yesterday at startup for lunch and going...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By 528i
If not, check the bulb for corrosion. If it's not...

If not, check the bulb for corrosion. If it's not corroded, you probably have some fraying in your trunk harness. Do a search on that, the trunk harness issue is fairly common and well DIY-ed :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By 528i
Considering black rims. Thoughts?

I guess by 'considering', I mean 'I already powder coated my spare'.

I'll buy new caps for them to paint match, so the cap is still silver. I included a really quick pshop of the cap being black,...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-26-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By 528i
Ask-A-Dealer: VW Edition?

Is there a forum that has things like current MF rates and residuals and wholesale pricing for Volkswagens?

I looked at VW Vortex and found nothing, but I don't know where else VW buyers...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 07-19-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,282
Posted By 528i
Thanks Gary. I'll stick to the RE960s.

Thanks Gary. I'll stick to the RE960s.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-14-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By 528i
That actually would be really helpful. My mother...

That actually would be really helpful. My mother had already emailed the previous dealer and he got back to her with a low optioned X3 (instead of a 328xi, haha) for about $700/month before taxes...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-13-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By 528i
Okay, we will do just that. I think she has...

Okay, we will do just that. I think she has already emailed a couple dealers, I'll get back here with results. Thank you :)
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 07-13-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,282
Posted By 528i
Gary - All season tire questions

I'm getting to the end of the life of my Bridgestone RE960s. I did like them, even though they tramline pretty readily now. They also lasted pretty well on the front, which has a pretty heavy...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-13-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By 528i
328xi - new to leasing

My mom is looking to lease a 328xi this week. My dad passed away in March, so she is looking to me to make sure she doesn't get screwed over. I have no idea what I'm doing, haha. I've read through...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By 528i
Well, I fiddled with the seat controls and it...

Well, I fiddled with the seat controls and it appears to be fixed. :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By 528i
Thank you. Is that the thread, or are you saying...

Thank you. Is that the thread, or are you saying there is another one on Bimmerfest to look for?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By 528i
Steering wheel no longer raises fully

I decided to make a couple small adjustments to my steering wheel position this morning, and realized that even though all directions work, after slightly lowering the wheel, it won't go back to the...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 04-19-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 361
Posted By 528i
WTB: One Rear Alpina e39 Softline (36 11 679)

Bent one of my rims! Could get new, but since the rest are 6 years old, it would look funny. Do not need the center cap. This is what I'm looking for:

36 11 679 aluminum wheel 9" x...
Forum: Parting Out 04-03-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By 528i
FREE to good home: E39 Secondary Air Pump Bracket and mounting parts

Do you have the dreaded P1421 and/or P1423 codes, necessitating repair of the smog pump? I did. To save myself time, I bought all new parts, including the mounting bracket, rubber screws and the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By 528i
Thank you. Looks like Bell BMW is cheaper than...

Thank you. Looks like Bell BMW is cheaper than Circle. Others noted for future.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By 528i
Best parts mail-order dealer

Back in the day, when you wanted parts you called Cutter, then it was Pacific or Circle BMW.. Now Pacific doesn't do discounted mail-order parts... So, besides Circle BMW in NJ, any recommendations...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,512
Posted By 528i
Left side mirror no longer defrosts

Hey all, a little chilly this morning and I noticed that though my right side mirror defrosts as normal, the left one no longer heats up and defrosts. Before I replace the mirror element is there...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By 528i
Well isn't that interesting. if that's the case,...

Well isn't that interesting. if that's the case, and after I replace the therm and it's still this fast, then my thermostat has been broken for more than five years, as it's always taken a while to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By 528i
Yup, it's warm here right now, got into the upper...

Yup, it's warm here right now, got into the upper 80s yesterday and probably the rest of the week. 68 sounds about right for how cold it got last night, it was 72 this morning and it was mm or so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By 528i
Hey, in doing my research, I found at least five...

Hey, in doing my research, I found at least five individuals who said they had to grind the head after a blown radiator allowed then engine to overheat enough to warp. :eek:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By 528i
Not really, the therm and water pump had also...

Not really, the therm and water pump had also recently been replaced after the impeller vaporized maybe 18 months ago.

The belts were replaced about six months ago.

Sorry, I forgot to mention...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By 528i
Replaced radiator, now warms up much faster?

My car used to be in the blue or at least before the first hash mark for most of my ten mile commute to work. Just the other day, the plastic upper radiator neck sheared as was destined to happen,...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-26-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,327
Posted By 528i
Slow, hickish, not a lot in the way of jobs... ...

Slow, hickish, not a lot in the way of jobs...
Quite a few friends went to college at Western there, and left as soon as they finished.

But, two words can sum up the real reason to visit.....
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