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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By 540cmc
My problem is this is an OE BMW bumper from the...

My problem is this is an OE BMW bumper from the local dealer!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By 540cmc
Help - OE M-Tech rear fit

My 540 recently took a light hit in the rear that scratched up the bumper (see pic). Since the insurance company would only pay to repair and repaint the bumper, I took the opportunity to pay the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 29,463
Posted By 540cmc
Maybe he meant "no budget" as in cost is no...

Maybe he meant "no budget" as in cost is no object! :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By 540cmc
I sold my stock 3.15 diff to Ryan M when I...

I sold my stock 3.15 diff to Ryan M when I installed my 3.64 LSD. He said it bolted right in without having to remove the driveshaft and took him about 5 hours. He was really happy with the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,216
Posted By 540cmc
Looks great. I ordered new valve covers when I...

Looks great. I ordered new valve covers when I replaced my intake and valve cover gaskets. One year later they are already starting to bubble again. I wish I had powder coated my old ones like you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By 540cmc
I have a 3.64:1 LSD in my 2001 540ia with sport...

I have a 3.64:1 LSD in my 2001 540ia with sport package. It has been one of my favorite mods. It also dropped my average fuel economy about 2 mpg.

This mod will hurt your pocketbook!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,506
Posted By 540cmc
Ditto. I've gotten $2,000 in rebates from...

Ditto. I've gotten $2,000 in rebates from membership. I also enjoy the monthly Roundel magazine. Those two things have definitely made the membership worthwhile for me.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2010, 05:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,379
Posted By 540cmc
I'm running a square 18 x 9 OE style 37 (ET24)...

I'm running a square 18 x 9 OE style 37 (ET24) setup with 265/35/18 tires all around. I need a 3mm spacer in front resulting in an effective ET21 to avoid rubbing the strut. The 3mm spacer still...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By 540cmc
Keep checking the for sale forums and ebay. I...

Keep checking the for sale forums and ebay. I was watching this wheel / airbag before deciding to buy the new wheel since I already had the airbag. Winning bid was $252.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2010, 04:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By 540cmc
It is leather and appears to be of high quality. ...

It is leather and appears to be of high quality. We'll see how it holds up in the FL sun! I'm not sure about alcantara for a steering wheel. I've seen several low mileage M3s with wheels that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By 540cmc
Not sure I understand your question. The new...

Not sure I understand your question. The new wheel is the exact same part number as the one that came off. It's just been recovered with new leather.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By 540cmc
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By 540cmc
If you're asking for the stock wheel part number,...

If you're asking for the stock wheel part number, mine was 32342229103. I e-mailed the seller to confirm I was getting the right wheel since he had several models available at the time I placed my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By 540cmc
New steering wheel

My steering wheel had some serious sun damage so I decided to order a new wheel. I just received this on Saturday and installed it on Sunday. It only took about 45 minutes to install from start to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,660
Posted By 540cmc
These are not as hard to find as everyone tries...

These are not as hard to find as everyone tries to make out. There are approximately 35 - 50 on autotrader at any point in time.

Manheim auction results for week ending 7/21 showed 6 sales of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By 540cmc
Same here. Check out post #5 in this thread for...

Same here. Check out post #5 in this thread for pics.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=421579&highlight=

Chris
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-10-2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By 540cmc
Don't go cheap on spacers. Buy a good quality...

Don't go cheap on spacers. Buy a good quality name brand. H&R 10mm hubcentric spacers are $95.
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=2075740

Which ever spacer you decide...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By 540cmc
I think you will need a spacer. I tried a 17 x 9...

I think you will need a spacer. I tried a 17 x 9 style 66 (also ET 26) wheel on the front with a 255/40/17 tire and the tire rubbed the strut. In my opinion, you need at least a 5mm spacer,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,671
Posted By 540cmc
I'm not sure I agree with this. One of my mods...

I'm not sure I agree with this. One of my mods is the Dinan Stage II S/W. On the dyno, my F/A mixture at full throttle is between 12 - 12.2. This is too rich for max power in my opinion. The ECU...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By 540cmc
Spoken like someone who couldn't find a silver...

Spoken like someone who couldn't find a silver car when they were buying. Why do people state their opinion as fact? Dupont has been doing color surveys longer than most. Here's their 2009 news...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By 540cmc
That'll buff right out! Seriously, that's a...

That'll buff right out! Seriously, that's a bummer. Is your insurance company totaling it?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,281
Posted By 540cmc
To the OP. Not to be a wet blanket, but your...

To the OP. Not to be a wet blanket, but your contact is not giving you such a great deal.

The first place I checked had a better price on the OE M door sills.
GetBMWParts.com - $228.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2010, 04:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,564
Posted By 540cmc
If you like the mesh and are considering a black...

If you like the mesh and are considering a black wheel, have you checked out the ASA AR-1? Tire Rack has these for $174 each which is in your desired price range. These are high quality wheels and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,179
Posted By 540cmc
Below are the part numbers for my project. I...

Below are the part numbers for my project. I hope this helps.

Valve Cover Replacement
Part Number Quantity Name
11121703172 1 Valve Cover (R)
11120034104 1 Gasket (R)
11121703175 1 Valve...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,179
Posted By 540cmc
Thanks. I planned to replace all the intake...

Thanks. I planned to replace all the intake galley seals and gaskets. Needing a new CCV is what started me down the path to trying the new intake. You know how it is. One thing always leads to...
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