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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Any change in engine noise or airflow?

Any change in engine noise or airflow?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,480
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Bee, I understand your discomfort. You...

Bee, I understand your discomfort. You communicate thoughts and ideas nearly flawlessly. I usually suspect that if grammar errors dot a person's posts, they are probably exceptional in another area...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Ignition coil failure at 27 months / 14,000 miles?

No electronic analysis coil tests yet bluebee, only:

Unplugged MAF (died)
Unhooked wiring harness at 6 (no change)
Swap to a different cylinder (problem followed).
Let cool and retry (same...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Edjack- good question. When I got it, 2 coils had...

Edjack- good question. When I got it, 2 coils had already been replaced. In '13, I had a coil fail in #2, replaced it, another one failed in #4 right after that, so I thought here we go, better head...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Ignition coil failure at 27 months / 14,000 miles?

I have a limited history with the E39, so I have to ask if this is unusual or not. On my '99 528i, a Bremi coil, installed new Jan. 2013 has apparently already gone bad. Got low power, code for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By DHoffmeyer
I changed mine at about 230k and it appeared to...

I changed mine at about 230k and it appeared to be original. Peace of mind, really.
It is too easy to get a replacement hose in the wrong size, or to get a clamp that doesn't snug up very well. My...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,453
Posted By DHoffmeyer
I almost bought a beautiful local e28, but the...

I almost bought a beautiful local e28, but the owner - an amateur boxer- couldn't locate the title. Loved it, but left it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,453
Posted By DHoffmeyer
I'm tall so I'd have to fit, but a manual E46...

I'm tall so I'd have to fit, but a manual E46 with inline 6 would tickle me to no end. No disrespect intended to the E39, which I've loved since I first saw one in Aschaffenburg.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 476
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Gotcha. All kinds on Google

Gotcha. All kinds on Google
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 476
Posted By DHoffmeyer
496388 this?

496388 this?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By DHoffmeyer
The doctor is always asking about my bm. Does he...

The doctor is always asking about my bm. Does he mean car?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 803
Posted By DHoffmeyer
I put summer tires on the 528. Except in snow,...

I put summer tires on the 528.
Except in snow, it drives great.
On icy roads, I take a Honda Fit.
It goes swell when the roads turn to sh_t.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By DHoffmeyer
service engine light

The dumb question first. Misfire on 5 came up each time after a manual SEL reset, correct? Then that would be a fresh code. Moisture related? Wiring harness and coil connection both look good?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,410
Posted By DHoffmeyer
It occurs to me that one of the most useless...

It occurs to me that one of the most useless features in a BMW, especially locally, is the 17 year-old showing off to his friends in daddy's car
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,410
Posted By DHoffmeyer
BMW cup holders are more like Cup Alignment...

BMW cup holders are more like Cup Alignment Position Guides, but not really holders.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Exactly. One week, three boxes came. The parts...

Exactly. One week, three boxes came. The parts were great, but I paid shipping thrice, instead of once. I was guilty of over-enthusiastic ordering.
I think subconsciously we are trying to make these...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Automatic Transmission Dragging Sensation

These transmissions are all assembled in industrial clean rooms and shipped to BMW. If you do decide to do some transmission fluid / filter work, I'd suggest being as careful as you can be about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,390
Posted By DHoffmeyer
LiquiMoly 10w40 seems best for my car, but maybe...

LiquiMoly 10w40 seems best for my car, but maybe not yours
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By DHoffmeyer
I'm going to subscribe to this one- good info here

I'm going to subscribe to this one- good info here
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By DHoffmeyer
PS: You kids get out of my yard!

PS: You kids get out of my yard!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Good advice here. I've been told YELLOW is 1/2...

Good advice here. I've been told YELLOW is 1/2 quart low, RED is a quart low, and it comes on (for me) when I park and turn off the engine. With a slow leak, I've seen this often enough to feel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Could be lots of things, but a dirty idle control...

Could be lots of things, but a dirty idle control valve creates a similar condition when the car is cold
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,496
Views: 43,830
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Avoid using gloves on possums by not ever...

Avoid using gloves on possums by not ever touching possums
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By DHoffmeyer
...another thing...those "cheaper" fog lights on...

...another thing...those "cheaper" fog lights on eBay may look right, but the lenses leak and the electrical connections are wonky
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By DHoffmeyer
I saw that auction, almost bought it myself but...

I saw that auction, almost bought it myself but realized it was a scrap piece.
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