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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2007, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Charlutz
My door skins came from the car that donated this...

My door skins came from the car that donated this bag and they have rear bags.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2007, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Charlutz
Thanks anyway. Guess I'll bring it to the dealer...

Thanks anyway. Guess I'll bring it to the dealer next time my car is in and have them try and figure it out for me.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Charlutz
German site...

German site...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2007, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Charlutz
Thanks guys. No joy as I don't think that...

Thanks guys. No joy as I don't think that 40822909900 is the PN. At least it's not coming up anywhere.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2007, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Charlutz
Help me identify an airbag? Likely rear door bag

In my travels, like many of you, I've accumulated random e39 parts. Want to start clearing them out. Have a door airbag which I think is rear passenger side, but can't tell. The numbers on it are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2007, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Charlutz
Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Charlutz
Dealer called back. With the help of BMWNA, they...

Dealer called back. With the help of BMWNA, they are going to do both for $1800 total. I also get credit for the $129 diagnostic fee I'm obligated to pay even if I have the Magnaflows put on. My...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2007, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Charlutz
Good to know. Thanks guys. BMWNA just agreed to...

Good to know. Thanks guys. BMWNA just agreed to give me $1000 off factory cats (2). Going to see if my dealer can work with me some. If they won't, I'll give the Magnaflows a try.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2007, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Charlutz
Recommendation for exhaust shop in Columbia, Maryland

Per my other thread, exploring options to the OEM cats. Looking for a good local shop in case I decide to try the Magnaflows. I'm waiting on a quote from Urban's on rt. 40, but any other shops...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2007, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By Charlutz
I drive her very easy by most standards. It's a...

I drive her very easy by most standards. It's a commuter car. Highway miles. Probably open it up from a stoplight once a day. Car is bone stock, no mods.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2007, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By Charlutz
My commute is 25 miles each way. Fuel is premium...

My commute is 25 miles each way. Fuel is premium whatever brand is closest.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By Charlutz
Yeah, I ran some searches before I posted and saw...

Yeah, I ran some searches before I posted and saw opinions on both sides. BMWNA nixed me as I am 16 months outside of the 8 year federal emissions warranty even though I only have 78k on the car. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2007, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By Charlutz
'98 540i, exhaust size and catalytic related questions

Hey all -

Found out this morning that my car (78k miles) needs two new catalytic converters according to the dealer. It began running like crap and the service engine light came on last week. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2006, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,644
Posted By Charlutz
I switched from the Continental Contiextremes to...

I switched from the Continental Contiextremes to the BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDWS. I need all seasons for the occasional snowstorm here and I love the BFG's. The Continentals were horrible. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2006, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,754
Posted By Charlutz
Thanks CN. I actually did a forum search and...

Thanks CN. I actually did a forum search and found your write up a couple of weeks ago when I started looking for the leak. You also steered me to the autohaus site. I think my leak is around the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2006, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,754
Posted By Charlutz
I ordered a new radiator, hoses and the nipple...

I ordered a new radiator, hoses and the nipple from autohaus. I ordered the Nissens radiator. Is it possible that the Nissens requires the separate nipple, but the OE has it built in? It was dark,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2006, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,754
Posted By Charlutz
Damn. Well, thanks for the help.

Damn. Well, thanks for the help.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2006, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,754
Posted By Charlutz
Radiator experts - Need help identifying a nipple :)

My 98 540i6 has a coolant leak. I still haven't found it, but in the process of taking apart the system to look for the leak I snapped off the nipple that holds the small hose connecting the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2006, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By Charlutz
Thanks. That could work. What did they charge...

Thanks. That could work. What did they charge for Insp. 2? I just paid the dealer...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-21-2006, 01:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 583
Posted By Charlutz
Local Indie shop in Columbia MD/downtown Baltimore area?

I need to get some work done that I don't think is too complicated -- power steering hoses and valve cover gasket and I'd like to try someone other than the dealer. Anyone find a good independent...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-21-2006, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By Charlutz
Local Indie shop in Columbia MD/downtown Baltimore area?

I need to get some work done that I don't think is too complicated -- power steering hoses and valve cover gasket and I'd like to try someone other than the dealer. Anyone find a good independent...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2006, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 456
Posted By Charlutz
There are instructions at www.bmwtips.com

There are instructions at www.bmwtips.com
Forum: 5 Series DIY 12-08-2005, 11:46 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 169,806
Posted By Charlutz
My question for worldtraveler was because his...

My question for worldtraveler was because his post indicated he had gone through the dealer, not BMWNA. I know first hand that my dealer had no idea BMWNA was covering the cost of the part for these...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2005, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,844
Posted By Charlutz
Nope. Never had it fixed. I just fill up at...

Nope. Never had it fixed. I just fill up at about a 1/4 tank left. It annoys me everytime I do, but not enough to replace the tank. The family fleet has more pressing repairs and maintenance to...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 11-29-2005, 02:42 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 169,806
Posted By Charlutz
Why would you buy a used cluster for $150, that...

Why would you buy a used cluster for $150, that still has to be programmed, and may have broken pixels when you can go through BMWNA and get a new cluster including installation for $100? :confused: ...
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