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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 16
Posted By jieg
Can an E39 become a classic car?

I know sh... about how a car becomes a classic, so the question:dunno:

Can an E39 become a classic?
What does it take for that?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 08:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,408
Posted By jieg
Mine does, and I hate that

Mine does, and I hate that
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By jieg
Load resistors can be purchased in Autozone or...

Load resistors can be purchased in Autozone or the like, Installation is straight forward, look for tips on youtube
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 307
Posted By jieg
Great observation! Will check that! ...

Great observation!



Will check that!

thanks !
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 307
Posted By jieg
SPECS Battery Model: 35 Part...

SPECS

Battery Model: 35
Part Number: 8020-164
NSN: Number applied for, product currently available
UPC Code: 8 11405 00164 2
Performance Data
Cold Cranking Amps: 720
Cranking Amps: 910...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 307
Posted By jieg
Time will tell :dunno:, for the meantime I have...

Time will tell :dunno:, for the meantime I have 3 years of peace of mind.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 397
Posted By jieg
Yesterday I received my valve cover gasket, and...

Yesterday I received my valve cover gasket, and as I will DIY this for the first time, I feel a little nervous
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,516
Posted By jieg
My next car will park next to my current E39, I...

My next car will park next to my current E39, I am not sure I would try to sell it as it gets older.

House mortgage and college payments will end in 2 years; so I will see a substantial raise...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 307
Posted By jieg
Later today I will recheck that the clamp...

Later today I will recheck that the clamp actually helps in retaining the the battery in place.

I have also reinstalled the red cover of the positive pole, to reduce risk of shorts

thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 307
Posted By jieg
Yes, the battery is firmly fixed and hard to move...

Yes, the battery is firmly fixed and hard to move by hand.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 307
Posted By jieg
Once the car restarted after passing current, I...

Once the car restarted after passing current, I went to the shop.

On arrival I turned off the car (sh...it!, one of those mechanical actions), it turned back on OK.

Then they asked me to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 307
Posted By jieg
New Battery Optima Red Top

After 5-6 years of perfect service my battery died.

This morning as I tried to start the car, it made loud repeated noises like gun shots. I recorded the sound and video and went to my Indy, who...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,033
Posted By jieg
If you cannot be without a car; for that money,...

If you cannot be without a car; for that money, rent a cheap one for 2 days while you take out the bimmer seat for a DIY fix
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,408
Posted By jieg
My car does not have auto daytime driving lights;...

My car does not have auto daytime driving lights; they are good for safety while on the highway.

The problem with some auto features is that they make our brains lazy.

I think the cup...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 557
Posted By jieg
How cold is in the planet Mars, are they taking...

How cold is in the planet Mars, are they taking E39´s to the no return expedition?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Posted By jieg
I justs followed this 7 year old advice. ...

I justs followed this 7 year old advice.

While changing both roundels, the front one was the original one; the plastic was very fragile.

I drilled with the thinnest drill bit I found in my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By jieg
And some of us are looking for a standard 540!!,...

And some of us are looking for a standard 540!!, which is practically impossible in México
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By jieg
That was never the objective. I have already...

That was never the objective. I have already decided what to buy to suit my driving style
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By jieg
Burnouts with an I6?? I will get rid of...

Burnouts with an I6??


I will get rid of the tires as soon as my car leaves the paint shop.

Thanks for your opinions.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By jieg
I feel the thrill daily when staring at my E39...

I feel the thrill daily when staring at my E39 and also when driving it!!. This joy has a price in the maintenance cost.

When the car becomes a headache, be pragmatic and move to something that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By jieg
I did the rear window second, and was much...

I did the rear window second, and was much easier than the front
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By jieg
DIY Windshield and rear windows seal cover

This is my second DIY

I had purchased the windshield and rear windows rubber covers months ago.

I visited a couple of shops, both: wanted $100-150 for the job, both wanted to remove both...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By jieg
Question on tires

My Toyo Versado LX tires are from 2008, I have used them for about 60k miles (highway mostly) , they show good tread depth but also some cracks.

The car manual says not to use tires older than...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By jieg
I do not know how cold is "af", but another...

I do not know how cold is "af", but another question is if the gasoline would freeze at such conditions
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-11-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By jieg
This is an interesting case, seems you have...

This is an interesting case, seems you have covered much more what a beginner like me would have done. Answers from experimented owners will be interested
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