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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By 540 M-Sport
I would recommend not attempting it yourself, and...

I would recommend not attempting it yourself, and instead pay someone to fix it for you.
There are several reasonable alternatives out there. I've used www.vdorepair.com and there is a place in WA...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Look what people pay for bottled WATER! It's...

Look what people pay for bottled WATER! It's pennies a gallon and tastes great from the tap in the great majority of communities...but people are convinced of "smart" water and healthy water or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1, I have used them for years, good prices,...

+1, I have used them for years, good prices, prompt shipments, and the one time I got a defective part ( a Bosch pre-catalyst O2 sensor) they did the same, shipped and billed me for a replacement...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By 540 M-Sport
2 Window noise is sound of failing window...

2 Window noise is sound of failing window regulator. Mine has done it for years, as I rarely use it...so no need to replace until it ultimately fails.

3 As far as the rear shock, if you are not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By 540 M-Sport
It's different in that you are running a much...

It's different in that you are running a much more concentrated amount at a time. It is not "miracle shyte" in a can. But it can resolve some issues related to fouled injectors and intake deposits....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Only the original ones from my hero Vince!...

Only the original ones from my hero Vince! lololol! ;) I saw him on cable the other night...I can't even recall what he was hawking...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Just use a proper Hengst, Mahle or Mann filter,...

Just use a proper Hengst, Mahle or Mann filter, those will go 15k miles if that is your preference. I personally change everything at 7500 miles. (at 217k now). There are oil analysis threads on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By 540 M-Sport
If you deal with them quickly, just about any...

If you deal with them quickly, just about any mild cleaner type wax will remove them. In fact even a straight wax will off remove them. I prefer to use the mildest method possible. So try some P21S...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Nice! Not quite as good a deal, but I picked up...

Nice! Not quite as good a deal, but I picked up 5 Mahle oil filters for my 540 from a fellow BMW club member that recently sold his car. I got all 5 filters for $20. :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Bosch "should" be okay, but as we know with STP,...

Bosch "should" be okay, but as we know with STP, some domestic (meaning USA) manufacturer have issues with getting it right for BMW. As CN90 correctly mentions, Bosch source a lot of stuff they sell...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Rumor is BMW dropped the 441 "value line" refills...

Rumor is BMW dropped the 441 "value line" refills (441s came with the metal inserts) and only supply the 711 SWF refills (which do NOT come with the metal inserts, you reuse your originals)...which...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I think you mean the 441. :) In my experience...

I think you mean the 441. :)
In my experience in rainy Seattle, the "711" refills from BMW will last three or four times as long out here (6 months versus 18-24 months life). The 411s just start...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+2. When double locked, it cannot be opened with...

+2. When double locked, it cannot be opened with slim jim or any tool. Gotta take off the door panel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I think it depends on the driver and conditions. ...

I think it depends on the driver and conditions. The factory thrust arm bushings definitely wear pretty quickly...within 40 to 70k miles. The ball joint is good much longer than the thrust arm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Fuses and wiring good? Be sure to check the...

Fuses and wiring good? Be sure to check the relays, and all the connectors. It may not be getting sufficient current, though there may be continuity. I have experience that problem on other cars. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 397
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Make sure to not pinch the seal between the pump...

Make sure to not pinch the seal between the pump and tank. The Kuni BMW dealer in Oregon did that on mine, so every time filled up it leaked gas.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,539
Posted By 540 M-Sport
My primary buying habit is to find the least...

My primary buying habit is to find the least expensive premium gas. I do prefer to shop at a "busy" station, that has good turnover...and most of the less expensive places do, such as Costco, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,539
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Costco gas has always qualified as "top tier". I...

Costco gas has always qualified as "top tier". I spoke with a guy that is a BMW enthusiast on a local BMW forum, who was an auto dept buyer at Costco. He confided in me that their gas has always met...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Hey, sounds like a fun commute! Bottom line...

Hey, sounds like a fun commute! Bottom line then, tire wear is the same with staggered set up or not...there really is not difference. I just don't see how the staggered set up would influence tire...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By 540 M-Sport
My advise is to do nothing. It vents, it is...

My advise is to do nothing. It vents, it is normal...live with it. Don't OCD over it. ;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Use the dealer is probably the better option and...

Use the dealer is probably the better option and what I did. But you could check the local BMW club chapter too for leads on a good shop. The low miles would indicate it was driven...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1

+1
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 908
Posted By 540 M-Sport
235/40/18 front and 265/35/18 rear. If you go...

235/40/18 front and 265/35/18 rear. If you go wider in the rear, like a 275, you may have rubbing on the inner fender liners or outside fender lip....esp if you lower the car, so best to stick with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I would agree to go with H&R, they make a quality...

I would agree to go with H&R, they make a quality product. You can use them with your oem type shocks/struts...not a perfect match, but it will work...but the stiffer, shorter spring may cause...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 908
Posted By 540 M-Sport
A mobile wheel repair outfit can fix those to...

A mobile wheel repair outfit can fix those to look like new for $100 to $125 a wheel. They can also ensure they are not bent, and if so, correct that as well. Google search...
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