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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
Insurance Help

Hello All;

I don't post very often, but this forum has been a tremendous help the few times I come around. I mostly don't post because everyone else here knows so much that I'm not sure what I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
Cracks which don't meet the necessary "length"...

Cracks which don't meet the necessary "length" can be helped by an application of ice followed by hot water.

Definitely have it installed by a pro - it's part of the structure of the car and it's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 961
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
Nice car! Definitely a Sport. The more you...

Nice car! Definitely a Sport. The more you drive it the more you'll love it!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 19,043
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
They're exactly the same - and the alpine ones...

They're exactly the same - and the alpine ones are WAAAY cheaper, too!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
OK... ...a "reset" FSU made it from March 6th to...

OK... ...a "reset" FSU made it from March 6th to March 22nd. Died again yesterday, and since I had the replacement in hand I didn't bother resetting it, just swapped it out.

I didn't take pics,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
This might be useful - while waiting for my new...

This might be useful - while waiting for my new FSU to arrive, I was playing around looking at the mounting to see if it was going to be a problem. While there, I unplugged the FSU (didn't remove...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
Thanks much for the info! ...now that I know...

Thanks much for the info! ...now that I know what it's called (and the cure) I see that it must fail pretty often (many threads, anyway).

Thanks again!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
Fan Speed control issue

Hello folks! Been awhile, but as a car salesman my life has been really busy (if fruitless) of late.

As this forum has been very helpful in the past when I've had problems, I thought I'd ask...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-26-2007, 01:50 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,816
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
42.5K I hope to have this car forever!

42.5K I hope to have this car forever!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2007, 12:47 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 57,332
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
Coolest M5 Ever. Steve you're a hero. Amazing...

Coolest M5 Ever. Steve you're a hero. Amazing work my man!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2007, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
Merely pulling it gets 20hp. Pulling it, having...

Merely pulling it gets 20hp. Pulling it, having it replaced with an entire assembly CNC'd from billet aluminum nets 35hp. Having the same piece mirror polished gets another 5hp. Neon underlighting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2007, 04:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,325
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
They don't have to - when you think of how many...

They don't have to - when you think of how many cars there are, the percentage of left vs. right fuel fillers is probably 50-50...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,325
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
[QUOTE=gjwilson;2397323]Here's the trick I use. I...

[QUOTE=gjwilson;2397323]Here's the trick I use. I used to have a Ford Windstar with the filler on the driver's side. This made it impossible to get open the driver's door without banging it against...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,527
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
With the engine warm, check the oil. Wait 10...

With the engine warm, check the oil. Wait 10 minutes after stopping the motor so the oil can drain down for an accurate reading. If you're overfull - remove what you have to to get to the right...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2007, 10:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,443
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
...Maybe - try listening to things before you get...

...Maybe - try listening to things before you get out the SawsAll!

...In my car, removing the factory subwoofer revealed a couple of ports which help bass get up front, so I didn't cut anything...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2007, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
Well, it was only done on Tuesday - so it still...

Well, it was only done on Tuesday - so it still looks good!

There's a difference between hazing and pitting. Mine were pitted, with no hazing.

Jim said the most important thing was to wax...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
Thumbs up Headlight Polishing (Los Angeles area)

Hey!

I just had my headlamp covers polished.... ...I don't have xenons or angeleyes, but the covers were pretty badly sand-pitted (car grew up in Colorado, where they put gravel on the roads in...
Forum: Parting Out 04-13-2007, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,366
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
Things which won't buff out...

Glad you're OK.... ...am I right that the entire trunk has been ripped off? ...or was it cut after the fact?

Wow.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
Ok - so while I'm waiting for my BMW guy to get...

Ok - so while I'm waiting for my BMW guy to get back from Easter holliday, I've been doing a little diagnosis of my problem.

The symptom ("whack-mode"):

Speedo and Tach fall to zero.
Temp...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,443
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
JL 12W7, McIntosh MCC602TM (600w) running it. ...

JL 12W7, McIntosh MCC602TM (600w) running it.

It is AMAZINGLY accurate and musical. And though it might not stop your heart, it's still more than any human can deal with for more than a few...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,808
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
I had to post to this thread. I sell cars,...

I had to post to this thread.

I sell cars, but not BMWs, for a living. One of our brands is (according to the them) a competitor to my car.

My employers HATE that I drive a '99 BMW (with 120K...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2007, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
Actually - this is true for all modern motors. ...

Actually - this is true for all modern motors. An idling engine doesn't warm up nearly as quickly as one getting used. It might take 30 minutes to reach "normal"" operating temperature at idle,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2007, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
I thought I'd add a bit more info: The...

I thought I'd add a bit more info:

The computer display (seat belt, low coolant, range display thing) at the bottom of the speedo continues to function.

The vacuum gauge also dies along with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
Newbie (sorta) with a gauge issue

Hi - I've contributed here a couple of times (but not much, sorry)...

I have a '99 540i 6-Speed which has run nearly flawlessly the past 8 years.

I have had to replace the dash to repair lost...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 02-06-2006, 11:21 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 170,129
Posted By WWJoeDrive?
Thumbs up Pixels getting fixed!

Hey - BMWNA is going to pay 1/2 of the parts to replace my dash panel and repair my missing pixels - labor is up to me. I think this is WAY more than fair, considering I bought my car used (it's a...
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