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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Monkeyking
^ +1. doubt that this is a 2003. car sits up...

^ +1. doubt that this is a 2003. car sits up pretty high & the seal around the passenger side window if coming loose or not attached correctly. most likely the previous owner added the bumpers &...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By Monkeyking
^bump... can someone please confirm for me...

^bump...

can someone please confirm for me which front abs sensor controls the transmission shifting operation? from my understanding its the passenger front. thanks!!!
cheers,
larry
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-01-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By Monkeyking
2000 540iA Transmission Shift Problems

just started having an intermittant shift problem a couple of days ago, the car is having difficulties shifting from 2 to 3rd gears. from a dead stop the car will shift from 1st to 2nd no problem,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-12-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By Monkeyking
thanks everyone for the input. going to go w/ the...

thanks everyone for the input. going to go w/ the oem one.

mbell666,
thanks for the link. i already have tools to do the job, but i can always use more. pretty good price.
cheers,
larry
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By Monkeyking
e39 540i CCV - Meyle vs OEM?

Getting ready to do my CCV, just recieved 2 shipments of parts. Bavauto had a CCV kit, which I ordered & was back ordered. It just arrived but in the meanwhile I ordered a OEM CCV. Supposedly the CCV...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,477
Posted By Monkeyking
look here: http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp ...

look here:
http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp

under lighting>clear & smoke lights
they have a couple of versions.

http://www.bavauto.com/assets/imglib500/e39pclr.jpg
good luck.
cheers,
larry
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,266
Posted By Monkeyking
if your good w/ the parts guy at your dealer you...

if your good w/ the parts guy at your dealer you can get them for free. oem mat sets come w/ 2 types of anchors, screw & t type. most of the time they have extras laying around from when they sell...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Monkeyking
most acs wheels come w a larger hub bore. you...

most acs wheels come w a larger hub bore. you may have to find/order the correct hub centric ring. iirc its either green or orange for the e39. the offsets should be a direct fit w/o spacers. if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,385
Posted By Monkeyking
stock oem set up for 17" is 235/45/17 front &...

stock oem set up for 17" is 235/45/17 front & 255/40/17 rear for non m cars. you could go 245/45/17 front 265/40/17 rear max. personally, i would get 18" mpars. good luck.
cheers,
larry
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,034
Posted By Monkeyking
^this. +1. doru is correct. changing...

^this. +1. doru is correct.



changing from 245/40/18 ->245/35/18 the following will happen. the overall diameter will be decreased by approximately 1" or 3.74%, sidewall height will be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,034
Posted By Monkeyking
Please correct me if I'm wrong. I too suspect...

Please correct me if I'm wrong. I too suspect the OP will rub slightly but there are alot of additional factors to consider. I think that your comparison is slightly flawed. Your comparing your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,034
Posted By Monkeyking
sorry for the confusion. my car is a sport...

sorry for the confusion. my car is a sport suspension. the cost i quoted was for what i paid to have my rears done, both sides. most body & wheel shops can do this service for you. you can also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By Monkeyking
w/o knowing the year, mileage & service history...

w/o knowing the year, mileage & service history it would be difficult to say. looking at the pictures, the car looks like an older e39 sport w/o vanos. general issues to start would be the complete...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,034
Posted By Monkeyking
honestly, you won't really know until you fit...

honestly, you won't really know until you fit them on your car. there are lot of variables such as condition of your suspension, offsets, tire brand, etc... fyi, not all tires in the same size are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By Monkeyking
they dont look too bad, i've seen worse. i would...

they dont look too bad, i've seen worse. i would just rough it up w/ some sand paper & shoot it w/ a couple of coats of plastidip. i did this to my grills & it came out fine. it holds up well. 2...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-28-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Monkeyking
thanks for the explanation. i passed. i was...

thanks for the explanation. i passed. i was just curious as i didn't think the car could report the zero values. thanks.
cheers,
larry
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-28-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Monkeyking
CA Smog - What do these numbers mean?

Just got the car smogged but not familiar w/ the numbers on the smog testing. Was wondering if anyone can shed some light.

http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j408/m5port325i/Untitled.jpg

The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-23-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By Monkeyking
no tps on these cars unless you did a retro fit. ...

no tps on these cars unless you did a retro fit. should be able to go to your local tire shop & have them change it out. good luck.
cheers,
larry
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By Monkeyking
between the 2 i would go Linea Corse Z2S. imho,...

between the 2 i would go Linea Corse Z2S. imho, e39s look better w/ a wheel w/ a lip. ultimately its your car & you need to be happy w/ it. good luck.
cheers,
larry
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By Monkeyking
there is missing information. what rims are you...

there is missing information. what rims are you running, offsets & sizes. 275 could fit but couldn't give you a accurate answer w/o knowing more information. typically, most guys who are running...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By Monkeyking
+1. additionally, any bulb in the tail light...

+1. additionally, any bulb in the tail light section, not just the brake bulbs, that is out or about to go out will trigger it as well. good luck.
cheers,
larry
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By Monkeyking
would need to know the offset to be sure. ...

would need to know the offset to be sure. 245/30/20 front & 255/30/20 rear is the closest to oem in diameter that is available. good luck.
cheers,
larry
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Monkeyking
my driver door was doing this as well. the...

my driver door was doing this as well. the symptoms were intermittent. replaced the door actuator & no further issues. i would check the wiring in the door to the actuator & the bowden cable...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By Monkeyking
replacing pre face lift fog lights is about a 5...

replacing pre face lift fog lights is about a 5 min job each side. you have to remove the grill section. there are 2 pressure rivets on each side located at the top of the grill, use a flat bladed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,576
Posted By Monkeyking
you should be able to use the key & unlock the...

you should be able to use the key & unlock the trunk manually. good luck.
cheers,
larry
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