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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By DHoang
You don't want to wait until someone commits to...

You don't want to wait until someone commits to buying - and paypal you first - before you go pay PakMail to get it boxed up? I've seen deals fall through all the time.
You're being more than...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By DHoang
It's not just shipping you need to pay for; you...

It's not just shipping you need to pay for; you also need to pay the shop to pack it for YOU.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 266
Posted By DHoang
do all yrs e39's w/ dual mass flywheels have this...

do all yrs e39's w/ dual mass flywheels have this SAC ?
or is this just on facelift e39?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By DHoang
There's a bolt in the center of that metal plate...

There's a bolt in the center of that metal plate that secures the plate to the cooler. (bolt's hidden from view....it's located in between the two hoses going "through" it) Find it, and unbolt it,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By DHoang
The safest thing to do is to disconnect your...

The safest thing to do is to disconnect your speedo sensor at the rr wheel when you take out the old IKE to put in your replacement IKE. That way, the car can't input any mileage & speed; therefore...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 506
Posted By DHoang
I would spring for the aftermarket brand on those...

I would spring for the aftermarket brand on those two hoses. I dont think you'll be losing any quality with going aftermarket on the low pressure hoses. The critical high pressure hose that connects...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 826
Posted By DHoang
I am about to ditch my HID aftermarket DJ Autos &...

I am about to ditch my HID aftermarket DJ Autos & go back to the original prefacelift halogens. I remember how evenly lit the beam pattern was w/ the glass refractor, and how much more comfortable...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By DHoang
My LS thrust arm bushings went out at 40k miles...

My LS thrust arm bushings went out at 40k miles (bmw warrantied it), then the other side went out at aound 75k miles, and by 95k miles I replaced both of them....and overhauled the entire suspension...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By DHoang
look at the gap width around the rear doors. if...

look at the gap width around the rear doors. if you see the gap closed in on a section, then the unibody got crumpled in.

this is a good indication that your car's frame needs tobe straightened...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By DHoang
i would go with HW:02 / SW:4.3 (LEAR III - B). ...

i would go with HW:02 / SW:4.3 (LEAR III - B).
Don't see any problems with that, especially since you have pasoft to recode.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By DHoang
Just cameback from vaca...tamper light stayed on...

Just cameback from vaca...tamper light stayed on the whole 1800 mile trip.
Just got a chance to recode my LCM...tamper dot's gone!
So, in my case, w/ the LCM2 and base cluster,there doesn't appear...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By DHoang
Unlike struts, the rear shocks are not so vehicle...

Unlike struts, the rear shocks are not so vehicle specific, therefore it's not unusual to see an aftermarket shock mfr make one shock to fit a variety of other cars and other car mfrs' vehicles.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By DHoang
are you going to reuse your stock springs or are...

are you going to reuse your stock springs or are you going to buy new springs?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By DHoang
for which type, gas or oil?

for which type, gas or oil?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By DHoang
The gas shock absorbers will be more firm and...

The gas shock absorbers will be more firm and responsive, better for sports package with wide wheels and tires and larger diameter anti sway bars.
The oil absorbers will be more soft and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 76,572
Posted By DHoang
...can't physically help you, but..... if/when...

...can't physically help you, but.....
if/when you get someone (or you) to reset the air bag light reset, also look into accessing your air bag module and find the fields to turn OFF the buckle clip...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By DHoang
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By DHoang
I have alot of confidence that the IKE & LCM...

I have alot of confidence that the IKE & LCM modules of the e46 = e39 = e38. They all share the same architecture.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By DHoang
The tamper dot doesn't bother me since this car's...

The tamper dot doesn't bother me since this car's a spare car & it's going to my son when he turns 16 and starts learning to drive.
And, what I've heard is that most shops use the BMW factory...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By DHoang
If you can't see any water leaking down on the...

If you can't see any water leaking down on the ground, then perhaps it's leaking internally inside the engine. Check your oil dipstick...does it look clean w/ oil, or does it look milky? Also, check...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By DHoang
From what I'm seeing, for my particular car w/ an...

From what I'm seeing, for my particular car w/ an LCM2 and Base cluster instrument (vs. HIGH Cluster), I may not even get a "data fault transfer" error code recorded into my IKE after 120 miles. My...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By DHoang
Just for kicks, I bought some BST432E2 Infineon...

Just for kicks, I bought some BST432E2 Infineon Mosfets (Digi-key.com) that corresponds to the low beam circuits and soldered them in the board. no change. Same as before.

My used LCM2 came in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By DHoang
I'm kind of lost on this soldering...

I'm kind of lost on this soldering requirement.... so allow me to ask you guys something I'm sure is quite obvious.....

1) does the soldering job have anything to do with some connection plug to...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-05-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By DHoang
maybe not much of a concern....but bore diameter...

maybe not much of a concern....but bore diameter on wheels off an E39 2002 530i is 74.1mm.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By DHoang
When I repaired some broken latches on the...

When I repaired some broken latches on the moonroof, I couldn't see any easy way to take out the sliding shade panel unless the entire moonroof cartridge comes out. It's alot of work. I'd poke a...
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