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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,688
Posted By golferjohnm
My tire guy told me that heat is the biggest...

My tire guy told me that heat is the biggest variable to how long a tire can last...living in rainy Bellingham definitely helps.

I spent a year in Palm Desert in an X5 4.4 and I barely got 10k out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,688
Posted By golferjohnm
I'm 77 miles short of 180,000, bought it around...

I'm 77 miles short of 180,000, bought it around 60,000...and I'm still loving it! I did the full cooling system at 130k, entire front suspension around 140k, rear suspension at 160k
Still on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By golferjohnm
I had a wiper issue that was solved by replacing...

I had a wiper issue that was solved by replacing the relay in the box under the passenger side cabin filter housing
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By golferjohnm
I'm guessing that you have an air-bubble in the...

I'm guessing that you have an air-bubble in the system, (these are a bear to bleed), there are several yarns about it
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,969
Posted By golferjohnm
The furthest NW corner of The Continental US,...

The furthest NW corner of The Continental US, Bellingham WA...we sit between Seattle and Vancouver BC :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,310
Posted By golferjohnm
here's my DIY of replacing the lens ...

here's my DIY of replacing the lens

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ns+replacement
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By golferjohnm
oops! ...

oops!

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=782202&highlight=headlight+lens
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By golferjohnm
here's my DIY...apologies for the crummy iPhone...

here's my DIY...apologies for the crummy iPhone pics
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By golferjohnm
did you say 'freaky' of 'fugly'?

did you say 'freaky' of 'fugly'?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,611
Posted By golferjohnm
I'm just over 175,000 mile now...still running as...

I'm just over 175,000 mile now...still running as good as ever. Just picked-up a black on black A4 Avant Quattro 6-speed w/the 3.2 V6 as my winter beater so my e39 doesn't get any more thrashed
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-31-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By golferjohnm
I used victor reinz for a VCG replacement and...

I used victor reinz for a VCG replacement and they failed w/in 5000 miles...my Indy used a different brand and gave me credit for R&R so I was only out the new gasket. So far so good after 15k+, so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By golferjohnm
here's a lively discussion: ...

here's a lively discussion:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=877880
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By golferjohnm
Ah yes, I've heard that if you have xenons, it's...

Ah yes, I've heard that if you have xenons, it's a government requirement to also have the headlight washers...kinda funny/strange.

It seem like it'd be easier to retrofit your old headlight...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By golferjohnm
cool! Where'd you find them?

cool! Where'd you find them?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By golferjohnm
these are kinda pricey, but...

these are kinda pricey, but gorgeous...http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/wto/5277630162.html
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By golferjohnm
took me a while to find mine...I'd definitely...

took me a while to find mine...I'd definitely suggest OEM vs. replicas. You can search all of Craigslist with this: http://www.searchcraigslist.org/ just search BMW E39 M5 wheels, you may get lucky...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,907
Posted By golferjohnm
I'm in complete agreement...there's nothing on...

I'm in complete agreement...there's nothing on the road that I, even remotely, think would be a better replacement. There was that Craigslist 540iT where he transplanted all the M5 running gear and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By golferjohnm
I have M5 style 65's with the staggered set-up...

I have M5 style 65's with the staggered set-up and size...no issues. One thing to note though, it does look like the upper-arch of my wheel well is rolled slightly...not certain if that was from the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By golferjohnm
Beauty :thumbup: Where'd you find it?

Beauty :thumbup: Where'd you find it?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,865
Posted By golferjohnm
I'd give him $7k and my '01

I'd give him $7k and my '01
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,865
Posted By golferjohnm
This is the most lucid, coherent post that I've...

This is the most lucid, coherent post that I've read...spelling, syntax and grammar were almost spot-on! JK, love all your posts/rants

Here's that 540iT/6 again:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,865
Posted By golferjohnm
+1 elkjar

+1 elkjar
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By golferjohnm
Gorgeous Welcome to the madness

Gorgeous

Welcome to the madness
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,865
Posted By golferjohnm
I love the touring...especially one like this: ...

I love the touring...especially one like this:

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brx/cto/5203145189.html

:thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By golferjohnm
ditto

ditto
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