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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 808
Posted By SeanPhang
The OP needs to report actual MPG numbers by the...

The OP needs to report actual MPG numbers by the OBC, better still, also the average speed, which will give us a sense of the ratio of H/W and local driving.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By SeanPhang
Thanks for all! I will learn to leverage the...

Thanks for all! I will learn to leverage the weight of the car itself next time.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By SeanPhang
driver-side rear wheel won't come off

I changed brake fluid yesterday. Pretty easy job, but also messy and need care lest brake fluid touch body paint.:thumbup:

But I haven't been able to take off the driver-side rear wheel:dunno:. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By SeanPhang
what do you mean? how can "zeroing out" average...

what do you mean? how can "zeroing out" average speed give you true speed?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,749
Posted By SeanPhang
Sad to hear this from an ID I instantly...

Sad to hear this from an ID I instantly recognized. Thank you and wish you best of luck!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By SeanPhang
Thanks. It's already taken care of when I...

Thanks.

It's already taken care of when I changed the alternator a year ago. Installed some kind of mesh at the air duct for the alternator.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By SeanPhang
cool. Then maybe I'll just go with the winter...

cool. Then maybe I'll just go with the winter version. Thouth I live in CA, never know if I will take a ski trip or not~ Thanks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By SeanPhang
Angry hit a rock on highway and what now

I am asking on behalf of a friend who drives a 2010 3-series. The question is general enough so I assume it's OK to ask here and I trust the people here more :thumbup:

The story goes like this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By SeanPhang
Question doing oil filter housing gasket soon and what else should I tackle

Mine is leaking oil, not too bad, but can't be ignored for too long. Have been ignoring it for 2 months... Added about half a quart.

So I am going to do the oil filter housing gasket pretty soon,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By SeanPhang
fantastic! :rofl:

fantastic! :rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By SeanPhang
Thanks, edjack. The post you linked to is very...

Thanks, edjack. The post you linked to is very useful.

When you say calibrate the speedo, do you mean there is something I can I adjust (e.g. unlocked cluster) or just be mentally aware of this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By SeanPhang
Cool MPG of a 2400 mile trip and everything else

So, I recently moved to CA from Chicago. To provide a data point for future comparison, my 2002 530i averaged 29.7 mpg. I've been extra cautious when on the road and most of the times cruised around...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By SeanPhang
Thanks for all the advice. I already ordered new...

Thanks for all the advice. I already ordered new tires. Should be able to get the old tires replaced in a week or so. Will try to stay away from driving the car.

The tires are Michelin MXM4...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By SeanPhang
Thank you guys for the info! Will order new tires...

Thank you guys for the info! Will order new tires today.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By SeanPhang
Definitely more than 3 years old. They come from...

Definitely more than 3 years old. They come from the previous owner. I've only driven 12k on them in the 3 years I owned them. Student, so no commute miles.

There is about 1/4 ~ 1/3 of the tread...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By SeanPhang
cracked front tires

My front tires have cracks on the outside edge, the inside edges of both tires are all good. I don't know when did these cracks develop, nor do I know what's the cause. Please advise. Specifically, I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,107
Posted By SeanPhang
19.1 for last 3/4 tank. city/hwy mixed driving.

19.1 for last 3/4 tank. city/hwy mixed driving.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,466
Posted By SeanPhang
This is a nice thread as I have been thinking...

This is a nice thread as I have been thinking about this recently.

Bought my car in 2010 as a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering. As a matter of fact, it is my first car. Well, looking...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By SeanPhang
very useful!

very useful!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By SeanPhang
Had the same issue for a long time now,...

Had the same issue for a long time now, especially when cold. But it has been with the car for a long time now, I am not too worried about it. I was under the impression that it was caused by the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By SeanPhang
I believe you are refering to this very helpful...

I believe you are refering to this very helpful thread!
Vacuum leaks revisited I-6 Engines (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=595709)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By SeanPhang
Thanks for the detailed reply!

Thanks for the detailed reply!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By SeanPhang
Yes, the scraping is the most time-consuming...

Yes, the scraping is the most time-consuming part. Don't want to nick the plastic. And the molded gasket does not want to come off.

One question for you, OzzieH, maybe a dumb one, are the vacuum...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By SeanPhang
I am aware of the kit. Just thought mine was...

I am aware of the kit. Just thought mine was still in pretty good shape and could postpone it for another 20k.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By SeanPhang
Talking difference noticed after DISA O-ring replaced

I was quite surprised because my car had 123k, and the DISA was in much better shape than I expected.

After reading some horror stories about how DISA destroyed engines, I pulled out my DISA and...
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