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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 18,609
Posted By retiredat44
hmm.... Well, I don't a killer sound system...

hmm....

Well, I don't a killer sound system (I don't want a boom box,.. I want the full features stereo with gps, and Bluetooth) A really nice sound system is good with me, but no boom-boom, I am...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 01:05 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 28,970
Posted By retiredat44
Question I know this post is getting old, but since I...

I know this post is getting old, but since I have an interest in the Eonon for my 2001 530i, with the business CD Radio only, and no nav .. I am intrigued by the unit, but after reading about some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:54 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 28,970
Posted By retiredat44
Question wow! I am confused,, while using gps, one cannot...

wow! I am confused,, while using gps, one cannot tune the radio?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:27 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 18,609
Posted By retiredat44
one more question.... I read some threads about...

one more question.... I read some threads about people having to mod hvac ducting in their BMW, or something... what is going on, does the 2001 530i E39 model need to mod stuff,, or does this new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 18,609
Posted By retiredat44
Question What about the stock antenna with a new Eonon...

What about the stock antenna with a new Eonon unit? Is the stock BMW 530i antenna ok with this? Or did those that installed the unit have to also upgrade their antenna?
Thanx

2001 530i
Business...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 400
Posted By retiredat44
I run super, usually 92, but no lower than 91...

I run super, usually 92, but no lower than 91 with no ethanol. The performance is much, much better with higher octane and no other b.s..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 647
Posted By retiredat44
the first thing is to check refrigerant level. If...

the first thing is to check refrigerant level. If low, you have a leak, get that fixed, then refilled with the oil and refrigerant. It is likely the compressor is bad. Unless someone messed up...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 845
Posted By retiredat44
so that's what my car looks like without the...

so that's what my car looks like without the lower suspension,,,, mine is so low,, I can't get under it without a jack... and it sticks to the road at any speed :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By retiredat44
with my 2001 530i using the Rain-x in Oregon...

with my 2001 530i using the Rain-x in Oregon works fine... no problems here..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,399
Posted By retiredat44
it probably the thrust control arms... how many...

it probably the thrust control arms... how many miles are on them,, see if the rubber is broken and/or cracked, and if so replace,, see the many video and articles on these known issues after 100,000...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 686
Posted By retiredat44
here are photos of the door with missing part

here are photos of the door with missing part
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 686
Posted By retiredat44
That has got to be #14, where the cable slides...

That has got to be #14, where the cable slides into is totally missing on the door. But the diagram is piss poor... that is the part I highlighted in the picture I Posted... it is missing from the...
Forum: Parting Out 03-29-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 199
Posted By retiredat44
Question wtb: BMW 2001 e39 530i fuel lid parts, Oregon

wtb: BMW 2001 e39 530i fuel lid parts Apparently, a small part is missing from my fuel lid, a part the locking mechanism rod slides into lock it and keep it from being opened with being unlocked...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 686
Posted By retiredat44
Question I found a photo (on the net) and highlighted a...

I found a photo (on the net) and highlighted a part I believe I am missing that the pin or rod, or whatever must slide in to lock and slide out to unlock the door...
Anyone find it and where I might...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 686
Posted By retiredat44
could someone with a working gas filler lock,...

could someone with a working gas filler lock, please post a photo of the filler door open showing the parts (decent up close with details of all of the parts..), on a BMW with the same filler flap...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 686
Posted By retiredat44
Lightbulb well, the diagram is worthless, gotta find a car...

well, the diagram is worthless, gotta find a car or a decent picture to see what is missing on mine.. by that diagram nothing is missing, but that actuator rod has to slide into something... they...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 686
Posted By retiredat44
Question I just noticed my fuel lock is not working, not...

I just noticed my fuel lock is not working, not sure when it broke, and it seems some parts are missing in the inside flap, hence there doe snot seem to be anything the pin can slide into, and when I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-27-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,659
Posted By retiredat44
Me? all season, Nexen 5000, bought them when...

Me?

all season, Nexen 5000, bought them when I was still in San Diego
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-27-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,659
Posted By retiredat44
Wink I bought my used E39 2001 530i I-6 last March......

I bought my used E39 2001 530i I-6 last March... and put new rear rotors and brakes, new battery, changed oil and filter, synthetic Castrol and Wixx filter. Put new valve cover gasket. Put new spark...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By retiredat44
Lightbulb I moved to a county in Oregon that does not have...

I moved to a county in Oregon that does not have smog tests at all ,.. for motor vehicles.. I will hopefully never again put up with that carp again... I left Cali and never ever going back......
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-04-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By retiredat44
the compressor maybe going bad, putting strain on...

the compressor maybe going bad, putting strain on the a/c clutch, causing it to increase current draw, hence blowing fuses.. have the compressor and clutch checked... only other reason would be a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By retiredat44
I took the pillars off,, took the connectors...

I took the pillars off,, took the connectors off,, used dialectric grease on the connectors, re-assembled, and all is well... there is a procedure in one of the forums (don't remember the exact...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By retiredat44
If you want them to be real fog lights run zenon...

If you want them to be real fog lights run zenon with fog (yellow bulbs), if you just want running lights, why bother with fog lights? IMHO
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By retiredat44
alternator.... can be checked free at store

alternator.... can be checked free at store
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By retiredat44
I too have noticed my (San Diego) all season...

I too have noticed my (San Diego) all season tires are not as good as I need for the Pacific Northwest. They want to spin if I press the gas a smidge on wet.. next go round I will look for better...
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