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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 8,784
Posted By 540 M-Sport
You will find suitable ones from Pakistan at many...

You will find suitable ones from Pakistan at many swap meets, gun shows and, of course, FleaBay. ;) $2 or so each. I always find a use for them and keep a set in my tool chest in the garage, as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 47,656
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I prefer Autohausaz and rmeuropean. Autohausaz...

I prefer Autohausaz and rmeuropean. Autohausaz is showing a Bosch factory remanufactured for $200 with free shipping. They charge $108 for a core fee, but you get that credited back upon return of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 47,656
Posted By 540 M-Sport
The labor is the standard two years free. Which...

The labor is the standard two years free. Which is the case for all services performed at the BMW dealership. The lifetime warranty is not a chargeable item, it is standard with certain parts that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,018
Posted By 540 M-Sport
OP, replace the upper timing chain tensioner. ...

OP, replace the upper timing chain tensioner. Part #11317531813 You will also need
the aluminum crush (sealing) washer 07 11 9 963 355 You do not need to buy the factory BMW part, this part is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1 to that! Thank you :)

+1 to that! Thank you :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 47,656
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Doubtful, probably just dirty, high resistance...

Doubtful, probably just dirty, high resistance connections.
BTW, nice job on long alternator life! Damn, my first went out around 90k miles (emergency, so I had it towed to dealer and bought...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 8,784
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Once you get it out, might be worth running a tap...

Once you get it out, might be worth running a tap down it to ensure there is nothing messed up on the threads
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Sport steering wheel with aftermarket cover. ...

Sport steering wheel with aftermarket cover. Those are BMW wheels, but not the sport wheels it should have come with. Looks like the door seal needs to be replaced, I see duct tape holding it down?...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1, that would be a good candidate at that...

+1, that would be a good candidate at that mileage, and pretty easy to check.

I am concerned with the lack of proper diagnosis at that dealership. I would be inclined to take your car to a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 45,590
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Underfilling can cause shifting issues. Make...

Underfilling can cause shifting issues. Make sure the level is correct
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,405
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I use Akibono Euro Ceramic, and I love the lack...

I use Akibono Euro Ceramic, and I love the lack of dust...but they definitely have less initial "bite" or grab at first application. I think, since that is not a high priority for you, that you will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,020
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Yes. Let us know how you like it. I would have...

Yes. Let us know how you like it. I would have gone with the M5. If the balance wasn't what you wanted, you would have had an excuse to upgrade to the front 530 sport bar. ;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Good for you, but understand the number of people...

Good for you, but understand the number of people that install their own tires and perform their own alignment (and even have the interest to do so) on this forum can probably be counted on one hand....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By 540 M-Sport
BTW, just to be clear, CRP/REIN/Contitech are all...

BTW, just to be clear, CRP/REIN/Contitech are all one company. I'm unsure of who has the controlling interest in whom, but REIN hoses say "Rein Automotive is a registered trademark of CRP...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By 540 M-Sport
My "go to" place for dealer only,...

My "go to" place for dealer only, stuff:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Most people need to replace the front door seals...

Most people need to replace the front door seals anyway....then get worn, and torn from peoples butts rubbing against them near the latch area. ;)
I replaced both of my front ones a couple years...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Be sure to use the oem cap. A poor fitting...

Be sure to use the oem cap. A poor fitting aftermarket cap will only add to your troubles and possibly continue the code.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I think it is always wisest to purchase tire...

I think it is always wisest to purchase tire valve stems from the installing dealer/shop. For no other reason that they will install and warranty it. IF there is a problem down the road, removal...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1. You have two options...seek a policy with...

+1. You have two options...seek a policy with "agree value" where you get to set the value yourself. Obviously the premium will be more. The other option (if or when the time comes) is to take...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I agree, I have done 7500 oil change intervals,...

I agree, I have done 7500 oil change intervals, and used LL01 almost exclusively (perhaps 5 or 6 changes were some other 5w-30 like Mobil 1 or Pennzoil Platinum. Just had my engine resealed (upper...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Yeah, been there, done that (on other cars in the...

Yeah, been there, done that (on other cars in the past) so I only use OEM parts, or the original equipment suppler (OES) from an independent source. I only use aftermarket after they have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By 540 M-Sport
He wants the door threshold, not the wood trim. ...

He wants the door threshold, not the wood trim. Read the thread first, before posting. ;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Look up the part numbers on realoem.com Once you...

Look up the part numbers on realoem.com Once you have the part numbers, go to Husker BMW online. They have great prices for "factory only" parts like trim pieces. Even better (typically) than...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 506
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Try Husker BMW online...but their minimum...

Try Husker BMW online...but their minimum shipping is $11 (and rarely much more, regardless of order size) But damn, their prices are amazing, compared to my local dealer. I ordered a giant box of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Not really, just use one that is LL01 rated,...

Not really, just use one that is LL01 rated, which is what BMW recommends for your car. Depending on the brand you select, that could be a 5w-30, 0w-30, 5w-40 or 0w-40. There are LL01 rates oils...
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