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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By AV8R4AA
I tried this

See if your dash light flicker when you raise or lower your center armrest console lid.
Then check this: see if your dash lights flicker with much lower dimmer setting.

I have also a 2004 and the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,092
Posted By AV8R4AA
I bought a radiator that had the side tanks...

I bought a radiator that had the side tanks reversed.
I sent it back and suggested a drug test from the manufacturer.
Got a correct unit, never heard a word.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,302
Posted By AV8R4AA
I just turned 200K. Living in Dallas Texas,...

I just turned 200K.
Living in Dallas Texas, where it's hotter than hell, it's very important
to keep up the cooling system. Many times I have seen 115 to 120 degrees
sitting in traffic, smoking...
Forum: Exterior 01-28-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By AV8R4AA
The spoiler is nearly ready to paint. I say...

The spoiler is nearly ready to paint.
I say that because there are a few blemishes on
the seam. It's very smooth everywhere else.
As for the mounting, no directions came with it.
I'm guessing...
Forum: Exterior 01-25-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By AV8R4AA
Wagon only! Rear spoiler

Brand new in the box aftermarket fiberglass rear spoiler.
I sold the wagon and never got to putting this on.
75 dollars shipped.

Was 125.00 new.
Not the ever elusive BMW factory edition, it's a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,611
Posted By AV8R4AA
The wife was buzzing around and now the mileage...

The wife was buzzing around and now the mileage is 200,020
Kinda wanted to get a pic of the turnover.
Oh well, will get it at 300K.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,611
Posted By AV8R4AA
2000 528it

I'm at 199,988.
Replaced nearly the whole car.
Runs great!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
Posted By AV8R4AA
I replaced mine at 170K miles. It was not...

I replaced mine at 170K miles.
It was not stripped but not finger tight to spin on and off.
New one fits exactly the same.
The orings on the stem need to be replaced every-so-often.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,511
Posted By AV8R4AA
Same problem I was having. I rerouted the wire...

Same problem I was having.
I rerouted the wire bundle to a stationary position.
No more problems.
2004 X5 4.4i
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,611
Posted By AV8R4AA
199.600. 2000 528it. Known as the chuck wagon...

199.600.
2000 528it.
Known as the chuck wagon or blue bomber.
Runs great, should last easy 100K more.
Rebuilt damn near the entire car.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-25-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,030
Posted By AV8R4AA
Crap, now it's my turn Did a battery change...

Crap, now it's my turn
Did a battery change about a month ago and must have tripped the computer
into transport mode. In the interim, I sent my radio out for pixel repair.
I'm sure it looks great,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 57,093
Posted By AV8R4AA
For the front I bought Sachs. For the rear,...

For the front I bought Sachs.
For the rear, (wagons totally different) I bought ground
adjustable Koni.
Love the setup.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 57,093
Posted By AV8R4AA
This is my theory on the Bilstein shock company. ...

This is my theory on the Bilstein shock company.
As for the research that I have done, The Bilstein name is actually a translation
from ancient Gaelic language.
The original name was Bone Smack....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,907
Posted By AV8R4AA
I'm so close!!!!!! Just turned 198K on the 2000...

I'm so close!!!!!!
Just turned 198K on the 2000 528it.
Love the chuck wagon
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Posted By AV8R4AA
Need a Radio/ MID unit

My 2004 NON DSP radio is in sad shape.
Needing a replacement radio.
Thank you.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By AV8R4AA
I changed all my ignition coil packs out with...

I changed all my ignition coil packs out with new.
There was no problems with my packs. I just did it because
They were 15 years old and for a decade they lived in hot Dallas.
I use the wagon a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By AV8R4AA
If you are going to replace the fan propeller,...

If you are going to replace the fan propeller, buy BMW brand.
The aftermarket one sucks. There IS a difference.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,901
Posted By AV8R4AA
Looks like they changed out the front-to-rear...

Looks like they changed out the front-to-rear coolant pipe also.
It's plastic, hard to see and when it cracks, you are stranded.
I did every coolant hose on my 528. In fact, I did every item that ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By AV8R4AA
How cool are you?

Wondering what AC vent temperatures everyone is getting.
I'm in Dallas, I am getting about 46.5 degrees center vent.
That's max cold temp,recirc on, 101 degrees driving down the road.
Rotary dial...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By AV8R4AA
Bumper conundrum

I am getting my 2000 528it repainted.
I know it isn't going to improve the resale, but I plan on
driving it another 100K or 10 years. I have a 5/2000 build date.
I'm waffling about a M5 front...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By AV8R4AA
I tried it again today. I can start the car with...

I tried it again today. I can start the car with the good key. No news there.
I can NOT start the car with the new key. If I start the car with the old key
then quickly swap keys, the new key...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By AV8R4AA
Transmission fluid transfusion?

I was under the 528 today. Last winter when I did my cooling system overhaul I fixed a few other items.
One such item was the transmission rubber section lines that run forward to the transmission...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By AV8R4AA
Brand new key works..... Kinda

I had a friend come over any initialize a new ignition key today.
The fob portion works great. Locks and unlocks doors.

My weird problem is that the key acts as if the battery is dead.
I can use...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By AV8R4AA
Where is the car now?

Where is the car now?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,827
Posted By AV8R4AA
That's a relief!!!! I can buy some M pork...

That's a relief!!!!
I can buy some M pork chops. What about the belly pan?
Also if I don't buy the chops right away, will the bumper still
mount up?
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