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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By aa240sx
welcome to the forums. great project, but as...

welcome to the forums.

great project, but as a current owner of an M3 E46, I can tell you the S54 is not a very bullet proof engine choice. Here's some of the things you can expect to do at some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By aa240sx
Looked into this one and it seems a fews guys...

Looked into this one and it seems a fews guys have taken to basically heat shields and ducting to improve the cooling to this module.

I am planning to try this next. I have an 01 530i so it does...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By aa240sx
update - So, thought cleaning the sensors would...

update - So, thought cleaning the sensors would help....they didn't. I'm still experiencing the exact same thing before I cleaned the sensors. I get the DSC light sporadically and some times I can go...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,454
Posted By aa240sx
nice - looks like you'll be quite the contributor...

nice - looks like you'll be quite the contributor to this forum.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By aa240sx
may borrow a buddies FCX tool, but not looking to...

may borrow a buddies FCX tool, but not looking to get a diagnostic tool yet.

Anyway, worked on the ABS sensors last night. Did the front tires left right and rear left right. Took wheels off one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By aa240sx
Will do, but I thought a condition of the...

Will do, but I thought a condition of the trifecta is that the ABS, DSC and brake lights need to come on. Right now, I only get the DSC light. Never any of the other lights for the trifecta and knock...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By aa240sx
advice? no OBD tools available, cleaning ABS wheel sensors, failing that, buying em

So to start I don't have any OBD II devices to read codes..at least not yet. However, the symptoms I'm currently experiencing is an intermittent DSC light. By intermittent, the light doesn't always...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By aa240sx
Nfs021 - you'd be shocked how affordable an E46...

Nfs021 - you'd be shocked how affordable an E46 M3 and E39 M5 can be. At least here in the US, in today's market and if your plan is to DD the heck out of it, your pretty mechanically inclined (and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By aa240sx
I'm afraid my personal opinion of the E36 M3 will...

I'm afraid my personal opinion of the E36 M3 will not be as positive. Sadly, the US received what was basically a tunned 328is spec motor and not the multi throttle bodied beauty shown in your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By aa240sx
If there is another better wine and cheese...

If there is another better wine and cheese pairing than the E39/E46, I can't think of one except possibly an E39/E46.

Nice combo where ever in the world you might be...

Lots of guys here...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By aa240sx
bit of a delay on the post photos, but she's been...

bit of a delay on the post photos, but she's been looking like this for about a month now. still chasing down minor leaks, but otherwise. all done!

My father in law owns a body shop, so he...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By aa240sx
style 5's make the car, nice purchase. at 180K...

style 5's make the car, nice purchase. at 180K miles you must have got a smokin deal. nice.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 88,565
Posted By aa240sx
I've already posted my findings under 1hander's...

I've already posted my findings under 1hander's thread who developed the engine cleaner/compressor to the evap method and can tell you that a combination of

1. Once a month, turn the heat up to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,454
Posted By aa240sx
well stated boostmaster - my 5er (3rd E39 if you...

well stated boostmaster - my 5er (3rd E39 if you can believe it) is also my DD. I think I bought for exactly the same reasons as you did. Nice project, put some money into it, enjoy the work, reap...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,454
Posted By aa240sx
If I had to guess - I would say you paid 2K for...

If I had to guess - I would say you paid 2K for your bimmer. Which on the surface is a great price, but given what looks like a laundry list of upcoming repairs will be quite a costly project. If...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,647
Posted By aa240sx
need to do the VCG myself, got the elring gasket...

need to do the VCG myself, got the elring gasket and grommets sitting there taunting me. biggest fear about doing these jobs is hoping they resolve the oil leak and you don't have to do the rear main...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,647
Posted By aa240sx
beat me to it - haha, still a nice ride bro!

beat me to it - haha,

still a nice ride bro!
Forum: Interior 06-16-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 196
Posted By aa240sx
Socal, LA, SD, OC - E38, E39 - Black Leather Seats, driver and passenger

Local SoCal sale only.

I have a pair of black leather seats from my 2001 BMW 530I. The driver seat is powered and all functions work (no seat twist). The passenger side is manual operated. Driver...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By aa240sx
grom audio - look it up.

grom audio - look it up.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,493
Posted By aa240sx
:thumbup: easy to do on the rear suspension...

:thumbup:

easy to do on the rear suspension as you can see the eccentric cam bolt when looking behind the car from the ground.

front has a limit, so you may not completely eliminate it from the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By aa240sx
this was a few years ago, but my 03 525i had a...

this was a few years ago, but my 03 525i had a fan clutch failure at 110K in September 2010. Didn't even know it until I brought it to dealer and they pointed it out. In a sense, it's what took me to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By aa240sx
me too, jkrit - from the research I've found,...

me too, jkrit - from the research I've found, Elring looks to be an OEM supplier at least. I've also used Victor Reinz before and that never caused problems for me either. there was actually a funny...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By aa240sx
support the retailers but...$$$

Greetings,

Just a rant but whenever I need to purchase repair or maintenance parts for my E39 or M3, I generally try to support the forum sponsors or at least go with a retailer that specializes...
Forum: Interior 06-12-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 209
Posted By aa240sx
E38, E39, possibly X5? Seatback motor/actuators for comfort seats

I have available working motors and actuators for the seatback function on E38 seats. However, the worm gears are stripped. If you need the motors, this will be a great deal for you. They work great....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By aa240sx
There's another thread on here that discusses...

There's another thread on here that discusses Spyder Auto headlights. Might be worth you looking into.
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