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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By edjack
WOW! $35,000! I cudda had a new car!

WOW! $35,000! I cudda had a new car!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 40
Posted By edjack
Most common is that the grease has dried up. Open...

Most common is that the grease has dried up. Open it up and carefully clean all sliding surfaces (lighter fluid works well) and lube with Lubriplate.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 240
Posted By edjack
Some are satisfied with an aftermarket subwoofer...

Some are satisfied with an aftermarket subwoofer and upgraded door speakers.

Unless you wish to get intimate with replacing audio components, you're probably better off accepting what you have.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By edjack
Possible broken wire inside the gaiter connecting...

Possible broken wire inside the gaiter connecting the trunk to the body. Not uncommon.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 135
Posted By edjack
Did the pads come with insulating material on the...

Did the pads come with insulating material on the backing plates? If not, steel-on-steel can cause the noise.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 240
Posted By edjack
Looks like I was correct.

Looks like I was correct.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By edjack
What will you do if you find out? You cannot...

What will you do if you find out? You cannot change the value; the DME controls it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 240
Posted By edjack
Possible that someone fitted a DSP MID to fix the...

Possible that someone fitted a DSP MID to fix the pixel problem. Check here to see if you have the DSP system: http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 264
Posted By edjack
You must admit that 19s on a suspension not tuned...

You must admit that 19s on a suspension not tuned for them will be terribly uncomfortable. I was just trying to raise a flag.

The ditch statement referred to the nasty Ohio snow, where big-fat...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By edjack
How old is the fuel filter? Have you...

How old is the fuel filter?

Have you measured the fuel pressure when the symptom occurs?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By edjack
Don't cheap out, buy the set. Get it on ebay.

Don't cheap out, buy the set. Get it on ebay.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By edjack
If they're a staggered set, I'd say they were...

If they're a staggered set, I'd say they were rather rare. AFAIK, they were offered only on the '98 540i/6. They might be repros. If real, they'll have a BMW part number on them, along with the BMW...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By edjack
Different engines, what did you expect? What...

Different engines, what did you expect? What symptoms are you having? Stored codes?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 264
Posted By edjack
You may be very disappointed in the harsh ride,...

You may be very disappointed in the harsh ride, not to mention aquaplaning when it rains. You'll be in the ditch when it snows.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 361
Posted By edjack
Go to the Beisan forum and ask the question. I...

Go to the Beisan forum and ask the question. I have no clue about i6Motorworks and the efficacy of their parts. Why didn't you buy the parts directly from Beisan?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By edjack
Good Luck. Audis tend to be somewhat more...

Good Luck. Audis tend to be somewhat more problematic than BMWs.

Good time to dump it, as the Tin Worm is probably busy.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By edjack
What does the user manual say? Generic code...

What does the user manual say? Generic code readers cannot access any codes beyond OBD-II. This needs a BMW-specific scan tool.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By edjack
Tell us why you selected this new car, and how it...

Tell us why you selected this new car, and how it compares.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By edjack
Get another opinion, but the shop may be correct.

Get another opinion, but the shop may be correct.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By edjack
http://www.obd-codes.com/p0440

http://www.obd-codes.com/p0440
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By edjack
Get the BMW p/n off the the wheel (front and...

Get the BMW p/n off the the wheel (front and back) and check here: www.realoem.com.

You can also measure the wheel when placed flat on the floor. Using a straightedge, measure the total height...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 187
Posted By edjack
Beemers??!! You're towing with a motorcycle???!!!

Beemers??!! You're towing with a motorcycle???!!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By edjack
Measure the overnight battery voltage before...

Measure the overnight battery voltage before starting the car, and after. Report back.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By edjack
If the part has a BMW part number on it, it...

If the part has a BMW part number on it, it eventually comes from BMW NA. If not, there are OEM suppliers who can source equivalent parts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By edjack
How does the switch generate a waveform? I thot...

How does the switch generate a waveform? I thot it was just a thermistor.
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