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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Larrick
Swapping instrument cluster..Odometer reading?

The instrument cluster in the new 530i has pixel problems.
We have a perfectly good one in our parts car.
New car has odometer reading of 141,000
Parts car has odometer reading of 186,000

I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By Larrick
My son loves the heated seats because that is the...

My son loves the heated seats because that is the only heat he likes in the car.
Does not like the heater on in the winter.
Berkeley does not get cold.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By Larrick
I am going to Poland for a Month and will do the...

I am going to Poland for a Month and will do the swap when I return.
We are going to be changing the seats, consoles, steering wheel, window motor, windshield, emergency brake, etc, etc.
My son...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By Larrick
I have seen threads where people say that the...

I have seen threads where people say that the have gotten lock cylinders for $90.
Is there a standard price or is it regional?
Do they simply wear out?
I have a 21 year old F-150 and a 16 year old...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By Larrick
I had a moment this morning and picked up the new...

I had a moment this morning and picked up the new key.
Thought that I would give it a try.
The first two attempts and there was no sticking but on the third there was.
I flushed with WD40 and the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By Larrick
Sounds like the set up was not changed much since...

Sounds like the set up was not changed much since the e34 that we had.
I had changed tumbler and ignition switch in the e34 so I know what you are describing.
I do not see harm, then, in taking off...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By Larrick
Yes, I have the bobby pins ready to go. Hope to...

Yes, I have the bobby pins ready to go.
Hope to find a moment to get the parts car tumbler out and give it a look.
It sure would be nice if I could give the sticking one a good cleaning.
This is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By Larrick
I have another tumbler in the parts car. The...

I have another tumbler in the parts car.
The irony is that the key was working fine until I sprayed all the locks with Graphite spray as PM on the new car.
Why would lubricant cause the sticking?...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,076
Posted By Larrick
There are many auto glass repair shops here. ...

There are many auto glass repair shops here.
The first one I called said they can do it with a new gasket for $328. total.
As long as the windshield is not the wiper comes on when rain hits it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By Larrick
I called Weatherford BMW and they want $240 for...

I called Weatherford BMW and they want $240 for the tumbler.
That seems very steep.
Do I have any other options?
A Dealership in another State far away from the S.F. Bay Area.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By Larrick
Must ignition tumbler be Dealer purchase?

Key is beginning to stick when trying to turn the ignition.
Once it does move from the lock position it will go back and forth:
in and out of lock position easily.
But if key is removed and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,076
Posted By Larrick
I need the entire windshield. I may have to do...

I need the entire windshield.
I may have to do the gasket myself though.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Larrick
WE have only had the car for less than a week and...

WE have only had the car for less than a week and have driven it very little.
Mostly making it safe and sound first.
After the new tires, I took it on a short drive.
The engine seems very strong,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,076
Posted By Larrick
The engine seems fine and it is now safe to...

The engine seems fine and it is now safe to drive. now with new brakes and tires.
We will swap many items from the parts car to this one.
Yesterday, I pulled the disa in the new one and it was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,076
Posted By Larrick
Well the car is back and feels great. I did...

Well the car is back and feels great.
I did have a bit of bad luck though.
I was reaching across the center console to put the Creator 310 into the passenger side door and as
I swung back into...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,076
Posted By Larrick
You are not piling on. I thank you for the...

You are not piling on.
I thank you for the advice and I deserve the criticism.
I should have done my research.
In Fact , you have all given me the courage (and knowledge) to demand (politely) that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,076
Posted By Larrick
The door panel in QSilver7 post: the only 18"...

The door panel in QSilver7 post: the only 18" tires listed are 235/40 and 265/35.
Are you say that those are the only tire size recommended by BMW?
What are the problems which running my current...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,076
Posted By Larrick
They said that the taller tire in back would be a...

They said that the taller tire in back would be a smoother ride.
Stayed with what was on the car.
Only side to side tire difference would be a problem with abs wheel sensors or rear differential....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,076
Posted By Larrick
I have to go back this morning for an alignment. ...

I have to go back this morning for an alignment.
I'll see what they say.
By complicated...I mean ...why do so many BMW folk have different wheel set up?
I told them what was on the car and asked...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,076
Posted By Larrick
I do not know tires. They ordered both sizes...

I do not know tires.
They ordered both sizes for me before they saw the rims.
If one rim is an inch wider than the other, how can the same size tire fit?
I believe the wheels are the "M Parallel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Larrick
Thanks. I'll take a look.

Thanks.
I'll take a look.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Larrick
When I looked they were all oscillating.

When I looked they were all oscillating.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Larrick
Fuel trim limit..02 sensor not active?

If been going over a newly purchased 203 530i.
Using a Creator 310 scanner
I got a CB Fuel trim bank 2 control limit fault.
While checking the data stream
I saw Oxygen sensor control bank 1...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By Larrick
I must up grade the picture and will after we do...

I must up grade the picture and will after we do some cosmetics on the new car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,076
Posted By Larrick
The rears are one inch wider that the fronts. ...

The rears are one inch wider that the fronts.
Tire shop was thinking of putting 245/40 r 18 all around but after seeing the rims
put 245/40 on front and 245/45 on rear
Thanks for all the advice....
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