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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By speedemn
I have the stock spherical 2003 (non m-tech)...

I have the stock spherical 2003 (non m-tech) foglight. Good point on the housing potentially not being appropriate for a "polite" beam pattern. Does the stock foglight housing have an adjustment...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By speedemn
2003 E39 H8 fog HID conversion

I am surprised that there isn't any info on the specific point of the logistics of the installation of a H8 HID kit in the foglight and where the ballast would mount since the stock system is just a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By speedemn
Reading through the links in more detail they...

Reading through the links in more detail they don't specifically address the RainX windshield washer fluid myth (if it is one) that I described above. Is this product safe to use or does it have the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By speedemn
I didn't see those threads actually... but wow...

I didn't see those threads actually... but wow very helpful ... and nice link on how to re-calibrate windshield washer nozzles as well!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By speedemn
Windshield washer fluid - BMW vs RainX

I tried some searches on this without being able to find anything conclusive. For years I had heard that I should avoid RainX windshield washer fluid as it can cause issues with the washer fluid...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By speedemn
The old VXX became the V6 when the new VXX was...

The old VXX became the V6 when the new VXX was released which supposedly outperforms the old VXX (now V6). The price on the VXX is $149 and V6 is $99 - no sale on either currently from what I can...
Forum: Performance 10-04-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By speedemn
Gauging Interest FS: E39 540i Dinan and aftermarket parts

I am looking to gauge interest to see if any of these parts would be of use to anyone here. These are on my car right now but I might have a sale coming up where some of these parts might be able to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By speedemn
I am just looking for the angel eye bulb...

I am just looking for the angel eye bulb replacement... not the rings or the headlight housing itself at all.

I am completely OK with buying the OEM bulb for the `corner lights`which are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By speedemn
Another angel eye question

I have done extensive research on this and 2 other forums trying to compare the Umnitza VXX and Angel iBright 3.0 to figure out which is the best performing package. Seems like those are the 2 top...
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 10-01-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By speedemn
I'm in Toronto area... check PM.

I'm in Toronto area... check PM.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,180
Posted By speedemn
The dealer installed the "BMW" stamped plug which...

The dealer installed the "BMW" stamped plug which is 4-prong.

The OEM for these plugs is Bosch or NGK but when they supply to BMW, stamped "BMW" the result part # is the same off the BMW shelf. ...
Forum: Performance 09-02-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By speedemn
Front or rear? Dinan or stock?

Front or rear?
Dinan or stock?
Forum: Performance 08-27-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By speedemn
Gauging Interest FS: E39 540i Dinan and aftermarket parts

I am looking to gauge interest to see if any of these parts would be of use to anyone here. These are on my car right now but I might have a sale coming up where some of these parts might be able to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By speedemn
The wiring loom is tightly packed and completely...

The wiring loom is tightly packed and completely concealed by the black rubber sheath. I would have to nearly rip it open to get a good shot.

After some intensive root cause analysis the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,180
Posted By speedemn
Quick update from the OP here... Got the new...

Quick update from the OP here...

Got the new plugs and installed from the dealer... the car right off the bat has given me about 5-10% better gas mileage (such a large variance because of my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,180
Posted By speedemn
Spark plug change - options and other test suggestions

Thanks everyone for the feedback.

In the past I have done my own plugs (back when I had the time before a little family). But one thing that I did find when buying the generic equivalent plugs...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 06-06-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,772
Posted By speedemn
BMW Style 42 BBS two piece wheels Polished lips set of 5

Just to clarify... this is not a staggered set... all 4 wheels are the same width?


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Forum: Wheels and Tires 06-06-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By speedemn
WTB - E39 Wheels and Tires

Interested in a used set of style 32? One of the rims is near brand new.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,180
Posted By speedemn
Spark plug change - options and other test suggestions

I had my plugs changed out at about 235,000 kms and now my 2003 540i/6 is at 383,000 kms. Is it a safe bet that I should probably chance the plugs now?


I have a few questions if I do go down...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By speedemn
No worries... yes I got that... :) I...

No worries... yes I got that... :)

I believe it is the switch... didn't have a chance to check with an ohmmeter yet but will be going to the dealer for another issue and they will look at this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By speedemn
To clarify, I would unplug the trunk switch and...

To clarify, I would unplug the trunk switch and then test the cable harness end for voltage? If I get a voltage reading then the switch is at fault... but if I do not get a reading then its...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By speedemn
I took the switch itself off and there does not...

I took the switch itself off and there does not appear to be any visible signs of frayed wiring... all seems to be connected. Could the switch itself be faulty? Is there a way to test it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By speedemn
When I depress the switch I can hear the clicking...

When I depress the switch I can hear the clicking in the switch itself quite clearly... if that rubber diaphragm was flaccid it wouldn't make a solid enough connection with the spring behind it ......
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By speedemn
Trunk release button above license plate not working

I have searched countless threads and have not found a solve for this outside of one potential cause which I do not believe is the case in my situation...

I am able to open my trunk lid with the...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 12-01-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 776
Posted By speedemn
DICE Silverline wiht E39 540i w/ DSP

I have been using my DICE Silverline with minor glitches but relatively issue-free for a while now. Just recently I lost all sound output from the system just for the DICE interface (AM/FM, CD,...
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