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Forum: Southeast Regional - AR, AL, GA, FL, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN 06-18-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 17,133
Posted By FiveDriver
Greetings Y'All. I've been on bimmerfest for...

Greetings Y'All. I've been on bimmerfest for years, and never thought to check the Regional Forum.

Question......which Saturday is BMW Day at the Cars & Coffee in Mt P ??
That lineup of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 782
Posted By FiveDriver
Ah, what's Couple Hundred Large between friends...

Ah, what's Couple Hundred Large between friends ?? It would still buy a lot of Single Malt Scotch WOO_HOO !!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 782
Posted By FiveDriver
I like my bimmer like I like my whiskey and...

I like my bimmer like I like my whiskey and women......19 years old !!

Production Date 10-23-1998. If I knew then, what I know now -- a hundred shares of AAPL would be worth millions.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,153
Posted By FiveDriver
The Black Grills arrived from Kitty Patty on...

The Black Grills arrived from Kitty Patty on Friday 6/9 about a week ahead of the Shipping Notice. They looked good coming out of the box, no obvious nicks or flaws.

It was a little cooler this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,153
Posted By FiveDriver
The Confirmation Notice says the ETA is between...

The Confirmation Notice says the ETA is between June 15 and July 7......looks like they are coming from overseas. I'm in no hurry, as soon as the child labor force can get to them.

I'll update...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,153
Posted By FiveDriver
Schmeidmann -- European website. Grills are...

Schmeidmann -- European website. Grills are $150 USD plus VAT.......I don't think that's what I'm looking for.

The first link to the $23 grills are what I'm going with. And I'll keep the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,153
Posted By FiveDriver
Yeah, I like Burny's original link......they're...

Yeah, I like Burny's original link......they're Matte Black already. Good Price too.

I'm not paying extra to get Gloss Black and then sanding 'em down and spraying rattle-can flat black on 'em. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,153
Posted By FiveDriver
TAG-- Do those grills have the Red and Blue...

TAG--
Do those grills have the Red and Blue inserts ?? Gloss Black ?? That's not quite the look I'm going for....I'm thinking Matte Black. My car is dark blue and i just got the windows tinted...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,153
Posted By FiveDriver
Looks good.....have you purchased these recently...

Looks good.....have you purchased these recently ?? Fit and finish is OK ?? Love that price.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,153
Posted By FiveDriver
Latest Info on Black Kidney Grills ?

What's the Current Intel on black kidney grills for 1999 vintage e-39's ?? Has anybody purchased these recently ?? Who's got the best price (not the cheapest, but cost-effective quality).

My...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By FiveDriver
I remember there was a trick to it. Is there...

I remember there was a trick to it. Is there any cleaner solution on the after market ?? LED with connectorized buitl-in resistor ??
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By FiveDriver
Center Brake Light change to LED ??

I remember reading a thread where someone changed that filament bulb to an LED....that filament runs hot and it warped the socket back there.

Couldn't find that thread using the Search Feature. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By FiveDriver
This is usually a symptom of air in the cooling...

This is usually a symptom of air in the cooling system. There are some specific instructions on here about how to bleed these systems to get the last air bubble out of there.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By FiveDriver
Yeah, there's something going on with the filler...

Yeah, there's something going on with the filler neck. I put about 30 miles on it today.....and that stank is gone. Once I burn the first gallon and get it below the filler neck, it's all right....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By FiveDriver
No, not really bad inside the cabin. Back by...

No, not really bad inside the cabin. Back by the filler neck is where it's coming from. No liquid on the ground.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By FiveDriver
Smells of Petrol after Fill-up

I noticed after the last few Fill-ups that there's a smell of Gas around the car. I didn't overfill it by any stretch. There's no spilled gas under the car. And after a few miles that smell goes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By FiveDriver
Good Input Guys.....thanks for the comments. ...

Good Input Guys.....thanks for the comments. The Labor Charge did sound a bit high. I don't mind paying a fair labor rate, but I don't want to fund a scholarship here. There is one other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By FiveDriver
Thanks for the input guys. This is for my...

Thanks for the input guys. This is for my 6-cylinder 1999 528.

The Estimate says Lower Control Arms, and that price does include Alignment when finished. This is a BMW Shop only (some MINI"s...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By FiveDriver
Price Check -- Front Suspension Aisle

I have a few last things to get doee to finish up the Front Suspension before putting on new tires. My local Indy Shop has treated me & my car nicely over the past few years, so I asked for an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By FiveDriver
Yes, it pulls out.....but you have to work on it....

Yes, it pulls out.....but you have to work on it. It's got 19 years of gunk holding it in. I've been working mine out....it's coming along slowly. The trick is not to butcher the console. If...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By FiveDriver
I was going to crazy-glue it and never use it...

I was going to crazy-glue it and never use it again......another one of those interior features that you can't really use, like the cup-holders. There's nothing that fits in that little cubby-hole....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By FiveDriver
Ah shoot. I tried the pull method, and it's...

Ah shoot.
I tried the pull method, and it's not budging. Does it come out attached to that wider cover piece, as in the photo above ?? Do I need to pry it out with a shiv ?? I don't want...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By FiveDriver
Q -- Oh I'm old enough to remember. Some of...

Q --
Oh I'm old enough to remember. Some of my best music is on cassette.......radio tapes of the Grateful Dead Hour. Nothing better on a long cruise than a 25-minute version of Dark Star.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By FiveDriver
Yes, it is #10. I will try to grip it and pull...

Yes, it is #10. I will try to grip it and pull it out. I'm hoping a little chewing gum and crazy glue will put the slide back together.

What exactly is #11 in the diagram ??

I must say in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By FiveDriver
Question about the Center Console....

On my '99 528, that little slide thing broke and it's up inside the console. I can fix it....if I can bring it down outta there. We should be able to access that spot without pulling out the...
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