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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By professorman
I end up getting them. I needed tires for my...

I end up getting them. I needed tires for my Style 66 soon. I will try them on my car for a while and see which I prefer. If my car looked like your JimLev, I would definitely leave them.
I need to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By professorman
Ride comfort is medium for me. With the stock...

Ride comfort is medium for me. With the stock wheels on, the car rode on air. Now, with the Style 66 wheels, I get a lot of road noise and a little harsh ride. I know the 18" will not be great...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By professorman
Which Wheels? 18" Square rep M-Pars or 17" Staggered Style 66 (from 540i M-Sport)?

I have the rims from the 540i M-Sport on my car now, which are the staggered Style 66 wheels, 17" BMW Genuine. I found some 18" replica square M-Pars. The Style 66 have grown on me. My car is stock...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By professorman
My Indy uses AllData.

My Indy uses AllData.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By professorman
My Indy charges $85/hr, but he is also my best...

My Indy charges $85/hr, but he is also my best friend, so I frequently 'get the hook-up', and I also can use his shop and expertise at my disposal to do my own work.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By professorman
I do not keep parts on-hand. I have to drive 14...

I do not keep parts on-hand. I have to drive 14 hours in a weekend to pickup and drop off my daughter every other weekend, so I have 2 cars. If one breaks, it gives me time to get the other fix, so I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 474
Posted By professorman
You should take the car to another mechanic....

You should take the car to another mechanic. Mechanics are great 'parts replacers'. They will replace a part in a heart-beat. Finding the 'cause' of the problem is not financially beneficial to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 448
Posted By professorman
Here in Virginia, USA, my city tax is $54.72 for...

Here in Virginia, USA, my city tax is $54.72 for the year. It goes off the assessed value. I think its assessed at around $2,700 or something like that.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 881
Posted By professorman
Incredible find there! Could you roll the fenders...

Incredible find there! Could you roll the fenders to get rid of the rubbing?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By professorman
Sweating headlight - what to do?

I recently restored the exterior of my headlight using the 3M sanding kit. Ever since then, my right headlight has developed serious water condensation on the inside. I do not think I touched the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By professorman
I'm pretty sure you should be able to find the...

I'm pretty sure you should be able to find the replacement vent for cheap. The BMW roundel is also cheap on ebay. There is no need to go OEM. These are minor cosmetic things that I would not worry...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,166
Posted By professorman
Sexy car! Love those wheels, and the drop!

Sexy car! Love those wheels, and the drop!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 318
Posted By professorman
I bought one from Taiwan. I've had mine on for 1...

I bought one from Taiwan. I've had mine on for 1 1/2 year now, and it still looks great. Its the best bang for the buck addition I have done to my car so far. I paid $29.00 for mine. The silver paint...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By professorman
Do you use a pliers? I just tried with my hand...

Do you use a pliers? I just tried with my hand and no luck.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 558
Posted By professorman
14?? Where do you drive??

14?? Where do you drive??
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By professorman
I am having a hard time picturing what you wrote....

I am having a hard time picturing what you wrote. Why would you bend end of the deflector UP? Isn't it up too much, making it catch? Do you mind posting a picture of what you did?



Ha, mine is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By professorman
My passenger belt has been having this issue. ...

My passenger belt has been having this issue.

My Honda has a lifetime warranty on the seatbelt. Doesn't BMW have a lifetime warranty on the belt too?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By professorman
I was thinking about asking this question the...

I was thinking about asking this question the other day. I have 174k miles on mine now. The fluid has never been changed. I got the car from the previous owner 6k miles ago, and I read that if the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-19-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By professorman
Lost my keys, Ordered a replacement, then found my key

I lost my key last week. I ordered a replacement, which should have come in on Wednesday. They havent called me to let me know that its in. I just found the keys now.

Am I obligated to purchase...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By professorman
Nice pictures.

Nice pictures.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,789
Posted By professorman
I am thinking about a hitch for my 528i. I have...

I am thinking about a hitch for my 528i. I have one on my 94 Accord and have towed jetskis, motorcycles and my utility trailer. I want to add more jetski to my lineup and want to tow with the BMW.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,729
Posted By professorman
Can this CEL code reader kill my car? I havent...

Can this CEL code reader kill my car? I havent driven my car in about 2 weeks, due to the snow, and not that often over the winter. I hooked up my new ebay CEL checker Maxiscan MS300 and as I was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By professorman
Where did you buy your O2 sensors?

Where did you buy your O2 sensors?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 32,947
Posted By professorman
Can you use a OBD2 reader to test the efficiency...

Can you use a OBD2 reader to test the efficiency of O2 sensors?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,729
Posted By professorman
This is now getting me to go to the higher and...

This is now getting me to go to the higher and higher model. lol. I am wondering if I should get the MaxiScan MS509

Would the MS509 be able to tell me if my Oxygen Sensors are bad? Check out these...
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