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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By DHoang
Are most of you seeing an unusual increase in MPG...

Are most of you seeing an unusual increase in MPG lately, especially this winter, when we typically see less MPG? I know I have seen increased MPG on all of my vehicles and powersports.

There's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By DHoang
Yea, I always blame shiat on BMW whenever it's...

Yea, I always blame shiat on BMW whenever it's driver related...:rofl::rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By DHoang
I concur. CRAIGSLIST should be mandatory. And...

I concur. CRAIGSLIST should be mandatory.
And also create an Ebay ad concurrently, and in autotrader as well ($25 fee)

Ebay Listing is typically free until you sell it.
back in March when I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,195
Posted By DHoang
Real easy. I went to my local Toyota dealer...

Real easy. I went to my local Toyota dealer around christmas time back in 2003, they had 30 Tundra's to choose from, ranging from the SR5 base to the fully loaded LTD. I chose the LTD w/ sport pkg....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,195
Posted By DHoang
My good ol' Tundra p/up Bought it brand new for...

My good ol' Tundra p/up
Bought it brand new for $23k.:thumbup:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=539129&stc=1&d=1448046931

Hitched to my house and garage on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 862
Posted By DHoang
Look again. It's the entire metal frame...

Look again.

It's the entire metal frame plus rubber wiper=$39

At some point in time and extended use, the metal frame mount will become loose at the rivets, and the wiper then makes these...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3,159
Views: 359,753
Posted By DHoang
BUMP for a very clean unmolested 528i. Even the...

BUMP for a very clean unmolested 528i. Even the headlights are factory original.:thumbup:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=536181&d=1446065138
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 953
Posted By DHoang
Either of the Redline is fine for BMW manual...

Either of the Redline is fine for BMW manual trans.
In general, the D4 ATF is lighter in viscosity than the MTL, which would be better served for very cold climates.
The MTL, however, is a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,022
Posted By DHoang
Seller is correct to start off w/ a high asking...

Seller is correct to start off w/ a high asking price, b/c there's too many pizzz poor broke azzzes out there who wants to be :bigpimp: pimping large. Pimping aint cheap, nor is it easy.:rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 953
Posted By DHoang
You don't have the sport...

You don't have the sport package???:bigpimp::bigpimp:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By DHoang
I would, but those style 5 is the main reason I...

I would, but those style 5 is the main reason I bought a 528 back in '97, vs. a 540.
I must keep! :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By DHoang
I bought these brand new e39 8x17 & 9x17 style...

I bought these brand new e39 8x17 & 9x17 style 42 wheels back in July 2010 from EAC tuning.
for $860, shipped. Glad i didn't go for the 18" 42's @ ~ same price. Would have been too heavy for my 528...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By DHoang
E39 M5 never came w/ Style 42...but I see what...

E39 M5 never came w/ Style 42...but I see what you mean. IIRC, 540i sport pkg & 6MT also came in stagger fitments as stnd.

OP, E24 & E28 owners will be your biggest customer base for the 17x8...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By DHoang
????? vi backwards compatible....:dunno:

?????
vi backwards compatible....:dunno:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By DHoang
You don't want to wait until someone commits to...

You don't want to wait until someone commits to buying - and paypal you first - before you go pay PakMail to get it boxed up? I've seen deals fall through all the time.
You're being more than...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By DHoang
It's not just shipping you need to pay for; you...

It's not just shipping you need to pay for; you also need to pay the shop to pack it for YOU.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By DHoang
do all yrs e39's w/ dual mass flywheels have this...

do all yrs e39's w/ dual mass flywheels have this SAC ?
or is this just on facelift e39?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By DHoang
There's a bolt in the center of that metal plate...

There's a bolt in the center of that metal plate that secures the plate to the cooler. (bolt's hidden from view....it's located in between the two hoses going "through" it) Find it, and unbolt it,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By DHoang
The safest thing to do is to disconnect your...

The safest thing to do is to disconnect your speedo sensor at the rr wheel when you take out the old IKE to put in your replacement IKE. That way, the car can't input any mileage & speed; therefore...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By DHoang
I would spring for the aftermarket brand on those...

I would spring for the aftermarket brand on those two hoses. I dont think you'll be losing any quality with going aftermarket on the low pressure hoses. The critical high pressure hose that connects...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,297
Posted By DHoang
I am about to ditch my HID aftermarket DJ Autos &...

I am about to ditch my HID aftermarket DJ Autos & go back to the original prefacelift halogens. I remember how evenly lit the beam pattern was w/ the glass refractor, and how much more comfortable...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By DHoang
My LS thrust arm bushings went out at 40k miles...

My LS thrust arm bushings went out at 40k miles (bmw warrantied it), then the other side went out at aound 75k miles, and by 95k miles I replaced both of them....and overhauled the entire suspension...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By DHoang
look at the gap width around the rear doors. if...

look at the gap width around the rear doors. if you see the gap closed in on a section, then the unibody got crumpled in.

this is a good indication that your car's frame needs tobe straightened...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By DHoang
i would go with HW:02 / SW:4.3 (LEAR III - B). ...

i would go with HW:02 / SW:4.3 (LEAR III - B).
Don't see any problems with that, especially since you have pasoft to recode.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By DHoang
Just cameback from vaca...tamper light stayed on...

Just cameback from vaca...tamper light stayed on the whole 1800 mile trip.
Just got a chance to recode my LCM...tamper dot's gone!
So, in my case, w/ the LCM2 and base cluster,there doesn't appear...
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