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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 772
Posted By awise1961
Carlos, With all due respect, you need to...

Carlos,

With all due respect, you need to move your question over to the e39 forum.
This one pertains specifically to M5's.

Good luck, Al. Wise
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By awise1961
I'm running the Bilstein Sports with the stock...

I'm running the Bilstein Sports with the stock BMW sport springs on my wife's 2001 540iA Sport.
It tightened up the suspension wonderfully without making the car ride harsh.
I definetly recommend...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 05-16-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,918
Posted By awise1961
Investigate if the clutch has been replaced or...

Investigate if the clutch has been replaced or not.
Either way, feel for a slipping clutch on your test drive.
Will most likely happen when shifting into 4th or 5th gears while hard on the gas...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By awise1961
Why would you change the VANOS? Is there a...

Why would you change the VANOS?
Is there a problem with the engine?
This is much more involved than changing spark plugs.

Al. Wise
Forum: General BMW 05-15-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,423
Posted By awise1961
Symbolic, Although both cars are...

Symbolic,

Although both cars are Sports/Luxury sedans, the M3 leans towards the Sports side, where the M5 leans towards luxury.
Which way do you lean?
Are you planning on track days, or is this...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 05-07-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,279
Posted By awise1961
Yes, your fan is drawing too much current through...

Yes, your fan is drawing too much current through the Final Stage Resistor, and thus blowing it.

Al.Wise
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By awise1961
Fulltone74, The tempermental nature of the...

Fulltone74,

The tempermental nature of the first M5 you drove was probably due to bad MAF's.
Find out from the dealer on the silver/black one what maintenance has been done.
I wouldn't be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By awise1961
My M5 is about to turn 40K in the next day or so....

My M5 is about to turn 40K in the next day or so.
I cleaned the MAF's (with CRC MAF spray) and completely cleaned the entire breather system from the plenum to the airfilters about 3K miles ago.
It...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By awise1961
I suspect that the MAF's need cleaned or...

I suspect that the MAF's need cleaned or replaced.
My 02-M5 drives nicely on my daily cross city commute.
It pulls steady until about 6K or so.
I regulary drive with the Sport button on, and DSC...
Forum: Interior 04-23-2008, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By awise1961
WickedA2, I think this is for the interior...

WickedA2,

I think this is for the interior rear view mirror, not the outside fold up ones.

Al. Wise
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 04-16-2008, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,737
Posted By awise1961
The carbon build up was mostly for early model...

The carbon build up was mostly for early model year 2000 cars.
The clutches typically last 50K miles depending on who has been driving the car.
There are guys on m5board.com that have over 100K...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,097
Posted By awise1961
Buy an M5 instead. Al. Wise

Buy an M5 instead.

Al. Wise
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,971
Posted By awise1961
My local Sunoco station not only sells 93 octane,...

My local Sunoco station not only sells 93 octane, but also sells 100 octane unleaded.
A couple of times each summer a run a tank of 50/50 mix when I want to go out and play.

Al. Wise
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2008, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By awise1961
I second the use of Royal Purple Synchromax. ...

I second the use of Royal Purple Synchromax.

Al. Wise
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 04-03-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,737
Posted By awise1961
In January I sold my 07-335i 6mt sedan and bought...

In January I sold my 07-335i 6mt sedan and bought my 02-M5.
During the decision making process I too thought about the whole warranty/service thing.
From a financial stand point, I owned my 335i...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By awise1961
Your fan will only turn on when it is needed,...

Your fan will only turn on when it is needed, regardless of ambient temperature.
You probably will not find it turning on until the heat of Summer arrives.
There are are some enthusiasts that are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By awise1961
Philboski, Never washing in the Winter is...

Philboski,
Never washing in the Winter is absurd.
The salt stays on and gets agressive every time there is moisture.
You need to purge your car of salt as soon as possible after it is introduced....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By awise1961
You would think that all the same things that...

You would think that all the same things that plague the 540 would plague the M5.
However, when you follow all the postings on M5board.com, there is a very low incedence of radiator failure, wheel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By awise1961
I am fortunate enough to own both an M5 and a...

I am fortunate enough to own both an M5 and a 540.
Can you tell that I like the e39 body style?
Both are great cars.
Yes, the M5 is more expensive to repair, but the 540 certainly isn't cheap...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 03-06-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,348
Posted By awise1961
Welcome to the fold 01M5Sarge, from a fellow New...

Welcome to the fold 01M5Sarge, from a fellow New England Beast master

As DouglasABaker stated, go check out M5board.com.

Al. Wise
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 50,085
Posted By awise1961
My dealer just replaced three that were missing. ...

My dealer just replaced three that were missing.
The mechanic mentioned that there could be a whistling noise while going down the highway. I never noticed any such sound, but I said go ahead and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-03-2007, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By awise1961
I'm using a Blackberry 8700c and do not have any...

I'm using a Blackberry 8700c and do not have any problems.
Could the issue be regarding cell phone signal strength in the given area that you have problems?

Al Wise
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-03-2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By awise1961
As has been said many times; "Dress appropriately...

As has been said many times; "Dress appropriately when you go out in the snow and ice".
That goes for cars as well as people.
Most people are running 17" Winter wheels with either Blizzaks or...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-03-2007, 08:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 939
Posted By awise1961
The only issue I had with Tire Rack is that I...

The only issue I had with Tire Rack is that I would still have to facilitate the whole on/off and swap out thing. With Town Fair Tire, I not only got them to match the price (actually better it), but...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-03-2007, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 939
Posted By awise1961
I'm from NH. and I too faced the same situation...

I'm from NH. and I too faced the same situation when I purchased my 335i 6mt Sedan this past November. The dealer offered the 17" Blizzak option at $ 2600.00, but I knew that I could do better on my...
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