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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,832
Posted By natotx
Tow hitch installation? Uhaul?

I am looking to get a tow hitch installed on my 2001 540i. Local bmw dealerships won't do it, because she is a sedan and not touring. But if they did, it would be $1600!

Anyway, uhaul will put a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By natotx
Had a 528i. Wanted to "upgrade". Thought I...

Had a 528i. Wanted to "upgrade". Thought I would check out the X5. Ugh. No dice, chief. Even the 4.4 had little "ummph", and the enginering left a lot to be desired. Hopped in the 540i, and the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2006, 08:04 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,696
Posted By natotx
125mph in a '99 528i just south of Marathon, West...

125mph in a '99 528i just south of Marathon, West Texas (loaded w/ gear for big bend, peddle all the way down, not gaining much more speed, appp 5000' elevation)

140mph in a '01 540i, heading NW...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2005, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,181
Posted By natotx
Mmmmmmmm, M5. I used to own a 99 528i, and now...

Mmmmmmmm, M5. I used to own a 99 528i, and now have an 01 540i. The apparantly very noticable differences (to some other owners) between the rack&pinion and the recirculating ball steering was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2005, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By natotx
I had a very simliar problem. CPO car, so dealer...

I had a very simliar problem. CPO car, so dealer said coolant level sensor to blame. New one in, no problems thereafter...

good luck
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2005, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By natotx
Since you did the search, I wont post the...

Since you did the search, I wont post the links...

No unit that you plug into your cd changer jack will show more that the station on your head unit.

PIE works nice for me. Easy.

XM is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2005, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By natotx
Well, I like it. But why, oh why, did they not...

Well, I like it. But why, oh why, did they not go for the E39 M5 dual exhaust? Those 4 pipes really make the M5, IMHO...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2005, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By natotx
Ouch. Dallas sounds expensive. In Houston and...

Ouch. Dallas sounds expensive. In Houston and Odessa, at Broncho BMW, BMW North of Houston, and Momentum BMW West, $99 out the door, w/filter for 528i/540i. Back in '02 I only put 8k on a 528i in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2005, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,121
Posted By natotx
bimmerd00d - which magnaflow muffler did...

bimmerd00d -

which magnaflow muffler did you go with? When you say it looks stock, like exactly? Any pics?

I would love to have a "throatier" exhaust on my 540. Its a V8 damnit, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2005, 07:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,121
Posted By natotx
Nice. Where did you get the work done? :thumbup:

Nice. Where did you get the work done? :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2005, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,244
Posted By natotx
Amen, brother. I have never, NEVER heard anyone...

Amen, brother. I have never, NEVER heard anyone complain "my car has too much power, how can I downgrade my motor?". However, in this forum, and in real life (me, from 528i to 540i) I have heard a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2005, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,757
Posted By natotx
I am curious as to why the sport and non-sport...

I am curious as to why the sport and non-sport auto 540s would have such different numbers (if you consider those differences "different"). Lets see, on a sport you get bigger rims, a "tuned" sport...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2005, 12:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,757
Posted By natotx
Eeshhh. That is pretty low. :confused: I...

Eeshhh. That is pretty low. :confused:

I have an 01 540i, non-sport automatic. I drive it pretty aggresively here in Houston. Sport mode a lot, even get the DSC to light up. My morning...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2005, 08:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,459
Posted By natotx
Jawohl. And to all that spout the typical "I...

Jawohl. And to all that spout the typical "I wish I was euro-trash, therefore everything BMW must do is right" nonsense, and then complain about cell phones, even though BMW really, REALLY trys to...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 08-21-2005, 08:12 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 170,666
Posted By natotx
CPO '01 540i. Replaced, and without the $50 CPO...

CPO '01 540i. Replaced, and without the $50 CPO fee. Why, dont ask me...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2005, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,695
Posted By natotx
Lets see. BMW computer and recomended...

Lets see.

BMW computer and recomended service interval is about 15k miles. I get my oil changed about every 7k miles, give or take. I get it done at the dealership. 100 bucks. Last oil change...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2005, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,695
Posted By natotx
I used to own a 99 528i. Very reliable. Lets...

I used to own a 99 528i. Very reliable. Lets see. I broke off the interior door handle, broke the cupholders, and the front driver side power seat motor froze up. The seal on the exterior of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2005, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By natotx
Depends what sound system you have. Check...

Depends what sound system you have.

Check out here http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68360
(install was the same for both the 99 528i and the 01 540i)

and here...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2005, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,240
Posted By natotx
Except for the sig "Mein auto: 2002...

Except for the sig "Mein auto: 2002 525i"
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2005, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By natotx
My old 99 528i used full synthetic, and that is...

My old 99 528i used full synthetic, and that is what the owner manual said to use, if I remember correctly.

Yeah, some people say that synthetics will cause leaks, because either synthetics are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2005, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,240
Posted By natotx
Huh. Is that going downhill? I used to have a...

Huh. Is that going downhill? I used to have a 99 528i, and she didnt have near that much power. I could get her up to about 130, all the way to the floor, nothing left. Limited to 145.

Now,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2005, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,610
Posted By natotx
I woudt doubt that your cam is giving the...

I woudt doubt that your cam is giving the problems described. I think that would tend to be less RPM range specific that you describe. The ignition system/lack of tune up is very typical for the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2005, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By natotx
:confused: No dice, chief. Checked the...

:confused:
No dice, chief. Checked the paperwork on my car, model is listed as 540IA - US.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2005, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By natotx
When a truck backed into my 540, I had the body...

When a truck backed into my 540, I had the body work and paint done at Intercontiental Body Shop up in Spring. 281 355 5300. 4535 Spring Cypress. They did a very good job. BMW North (where I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2005, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,696
Posted By natotx
Yeah, I put a Roady2 in my wifes Mustang. Works...

Yeah, I put a Roady2 in my wifes Mustang. Works via a FM modulator. It is OK. The kit I put in my car easily installs in the trunk space where the amp/cd changer is. Only wiring I had to do was...
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