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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By manticore33
Why not run the wiper in non-sensing mode? My e39...

Why not run the wiper in non-sensing mode? My e39 has sensing mode and then other modes which you can use the little embedded switch to up or lower the response time. Or just move downward for a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By manticore33
The biggest question is why? To be different?...

The biggest question is why? To be different? Track? Make big power? Impress the Internet? Because I can? Why not start with an SC300? Or turbo an SC400? Or if you want 4-doors is300, which can be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 809
Posted By manticore33
As a B5 1.8T Tip Quattro owner, Audi makes me...

As a B5 1.8T Tip Quattro owner, Audi makes me lose faith in German's building cars. And, this car is not as nearly as complex as an S or the aforementioned V8.

For instance, removing the battery...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 527
Posted By manticore33
Are your plug boots in good shape with no rubber...

Are your plug boots in good shape with no rubber missing or being torn? Even with COP (coil on plug), a slightly torn boot can cause misfires.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,187
Posted By manticore33
I bought my car at 172k where it lived in PGH and...

I bought my car at 172k where it lived in PGH and now have 246k+. Engine runs smooth with no CEL. My problem is oxidation from PA and OH winters and it sitting outside. YMMV
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By manticore33
Looks great! The 3m kit is terrific and the only...

Looks great! The 3m kit is terrific and the only headlight restoration kit I would recommend.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By manticore33
Get a genuine part. The aftermarket parts are hit...

Get a genuine part. The aftermarket parts are hit or miss.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,714
Posted By manticore33
Are you planning on going to college? If so, I...

Are you planning on going to college? If so, I might recommend skipping the e39 because in two years, you will no longer need a car and/or it will just get torn up with on campus parking....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,714
Posted By manticore33
Budget DIY typically means buying your parts...

Budget DIY typically means buying your parts online which is a 3-5+ business day add to the time to fix your car. Most local parts stores will not stock the parts in house, likewise, not all dealers...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,405
Posted By manticore33
The manual with four doors really makes the e39...

The manual with four doors really makes the e39 more desirable in my opinion. I had a 528iA, and while a nice car, I did not find it nearly as engaging as my 530i/5 speed. The feel, sound, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By manticore33
I do not recommend URO. Buy genuine BMW for most...

I do not recommend URO. Buy genuine BMW for most repair items. Routine maintenance such as oil changes, spark plugs, and other fluids, buy good quality OEM parts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,602
Posted By manticore33
:thumbup: I am trying to catch you: 238k+ on...

:thumbup: I am trying to catch you:

238k+ on a 2001 530i/5 with no dash lights or dead pixels. Everything functions on the car with the exception of a broken hose line for the intensive clean....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 669
Posted By manticore33
This, and the pavement is not bad too. Just look...

This, and the pavement is not bad too. Just look for three digit marked roadways and you will have fun. :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 658
Posted By manticore33
I broke sensors when I changed the pads. The $12...

I broke sensors when I changed the pads. The $12 or $15 variety from Napa seemed to work well when I needed to replace it. It has 20-30k miles on the part.

A lot people around my area (Columbus)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By manticore33
Also, buy a genuine BMW valve with genuine BMW...

Also, buy a genuine BMW valve with genuine BMW hoses.

I went aftermarket on the hoses and had fitment issues. The connection was too tight and the hose spun in the connector making it impossible...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By manticore33
Nope. The e39 is not THAT important. Mine sits...

Nope. The e39 is not THAT important. Mine sits outside because I only have a one car garage.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By manticore33
VW Harlequin Style CL Special e39

http://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/4458104531.html



Not affiliated, but impressed. Nominated for best of! :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By manticore33
I have one these I bought nearly 10 years ago to...

I have one these I bought nearly 10 years ago to break the front axle nuts free on my Ford Explorer. The factory specs is 200ft/lbs for those nuts and it broke them free. Additionally, I've used it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,178
Posted By manticore33
One nod to genuine BMW parts is the two year...

One nod to genuine BMW parts is the two year warranty and guaranteed to work as BMW intended. Most OEM and aftermarket parts have a one year or less warranty. And, not all OEM parts are made to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By manticore33
I had a hairline crack in my valve cover on the...

I had a hairline crack in my valve cover on the exhaust side I JB welded @ 172k after having the dreaded burning oil smell at stop lights. Now the car is at 235k and it still does not leak.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By manticore33
I love how everyone complains about the plastic,...

I love how everyone complains about the plastic, but fails to remember that the newest e39 is over 11 years old and most have with 150k+/miles (235k on mine and just replaced a coolant hose due to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,690
Posted By manticore33
The e39 chassis is a bit different than most...

The e39 chassis is a bit different than most front-wheel drive cars which have more of a tendency to understeer and torque steer. It is heavy feeling, but once you drive it for a week, you'll...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By manticore33
NDZ, kudos. I love it when people really use...

NDZ, kudos. I love it when people really use their BMW. Plus, I am not sure where the truck or bust mentality for towing came from in the US. If you look at many of the camper ads from the 1950s &...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By manticore33
Are you fine with the 5 series being slower than...

Are you fine with the 5 series being slower than the WRX? How about 4-doors? At 18, speed, modifications, and horsepower tends to be king. BMW i6s, while terrific, are expensive to ramp-up...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-10-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 867
Posted By manticore33
If/when you DIY, I would stick to genuine BMW...

If/when you DIY, I would stick to genuine BMW parts (with the roundel) for cooling system parts, intake/air/vacuum systems (CCV & hoses), and electrical components (exception being bulbs). There are...
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