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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By IndiansFan
Roger: M54 is the motor designation. ...

Roger:

M54 is the motor designation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_M54

Your 2000 528i originally had the M52TU engine. If you know for a fact that the new replacement motor is the M54,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By IndiansFan
One more endorsement for keeping it. If...

One more endorsement for keeping it.

If you need local reassurement, and assuming that you are in Jamestown, give these folks a call: Autobahn Automotive in Somerset.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 835
Posted By IndiansFan
Someone has a great sense of humor........ ...

Someone has a great sense of humor........

Love the whitewalls and baby moons!! Notice the eyebrows?
Would be great to see a better picture of the treatment to the moon-roof.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By IndiansFan
You want to keep the overall diameter of the tire...

You want to keep the overall diameter of the tire and wheel as close to OEM as possible. This is know as "Plus sizing" your wheel/tire configuration.

Your OEM setup is: 225/55R-16 which equates...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 923
Posted By IndiansFan
....and you know more about tires than TireRack,...

....and you know more about tires than TireRack, or any other source for tire testing? Thanks for the advice, but it's worthless without evidence!

Every test report I've read disputes your claim,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By IndiansFan
When I bought my front air dam for the wagon, it...

When I bought my front air dam for the wagon, it came from the dealer. 20% discount, no shipping charges(they had to order it from Germany), and they dropped it off at the body shop.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 408
Posted By IndiansFan
I don't think it's the start. It probably started...

I don't think it's the start. It probably started when you added the third, fourth and fifth car to the collection! My obsession has to do with 1:43 and 1:18 scale cars. Just added a seventh 1:18...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By IndiansFan
bobdmac: I sent you a pm.

bobdmac:
I sent you a pm.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By IndiansFan
I like the "lemon-aid" E34, and the ground...

I like the "lemon-aid" E34, and the ground effects sweeps on the bug!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 483
Posted By IndiansFan
Every car I've owned and driver in the winter...

Every car I've owned and driver in the winter will eventually be invaded by tin worms.........then they become winter beaters!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By IndiansFan
You have already done the cooling system. Fix...

You have already done the cooling system. Fix the TC. The cost is appropriate. Then begin to prepare for replacing suspension components.

Enjoy driving the car for the next several years.......
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By IndiansFan
First, as already mentioned, make sure the cars...

First, as already mentioned, make sure the cars mechanicals/maintenance are in order. You never mentioned how many miles are on the car. See bluebees list above for details.

Since you mentioned...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By IndiansFan
Google "BMW e39 forums" for additional forum...

Google "BMW e39 forums" for additional forum classifieds.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By IndiansFan
I don't know how effective the Diamondite product...

I don't know how effective the Diamondite product is, but I did the multiple wet/dry sandpaper and P.C. orbital method (refinishing link #1 from bluebee). My lights were just as clear as the photos...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 841
Posted By IndiansFan
You are right.........better forget about this...

You are right.........better forget about this car. Lease a no maintenance car for the next 36 months.

1. Your friend cannot do a proper inspection. I already told you what I would do for a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,756
Posted By IndiansFan
Weaving in and out of traffic is not something I...

Weaving in and out of traffic is not something I can endorse. Flying under the radar is less obvious.

If you need assistance and or not a DIY'er here are link's to independents in your area.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 841
Posted By IndiansFan
I agree with most of the above comments by...

I agree with most of the above comments by Dennis.

First and formost get the PPI from someone who has knowledge about BMW's, and better yet the E39's. You might even consider a PPI from the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By IndiansFan
Just curious why an e-bay seller would list a...

Just curious why an e-bay seller would list a product they sell as 5TR when the company name is actually STR.:dunno: If you don't know your product, I'd be inclined to not buy anything from that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By IndiansFan
All e39 16" wheels with 225/55R 16 tires will fit...

All e39 16" wheels with 225/55R 16 tires will fit all e39's except for the M5.

15" wheels/tires fit all e39 528i/iT/525i/iT (some 530 models have smaller brakes & some have larger depending on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By IndiansFan
The best way to verify the car is the VIN. Most...

The best way to verify the car is the VIN. Most newer ones have WAP VINs with a WBA or WBS VIN crossed out. Run that WBA or WBS at the BMW dealer and the report will always have a line that says the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 574
Posted By IndiansFan
Not always true, as CN90 pointed out a few posts...

Not always true, as CN90 pointed out a few posts above.

15 or so years ago, my E34 broke down on the freeway. I was able to limp into Cleveland BMW at the next exit. It was late on a Saturday...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By IndiansFan
Miro: Short of buying any ///M car, my...

Miro:
Short of buying any ///M car, my suggestion is this: After you have done some basic replacement of worn items, increase the performance of the driver. Sign up for a high performance drivers...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 578
Posted By IndiansFan
Helmet: If you are willing to go from a $90...

Helmet:
If you are willing to go from a $90 Craftsman to a $320 reconditioned Bosh, then I second crowz endorsement of IR. Consider an additional $80., and look at the 1/2" W7150-K1. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 578
Posted By IndiansFan
Impact wrenches are a great tool, but some bolts...

Impact wrenches are a great tool, but some bolts just won't budge. They are stuck, seized, stubborn, rusted, corroded and otherwise impossible to remove. You can use a penetrant like PB Blaster,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By IndiansFan
Another good source for independent shops is...

Another good source for independent shops is this:
http://www.bimmershops.com/

I found the following shop in the Bronx.

http://www.bedfordparkmotors.com/

I don't know anything about this...
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