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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,046
Posted By calwilly1
Gasket replacement update

Hope the throttle body to intake gasket replacement went well. I am in a similar situation and will attempt to change the same gasket this week.

Did you have any particular difficulties or end up...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By calwilly1
A few Touring photos from Sweden

Thought the Touring fans might enjoy a few pictures recently taken during a visit to Sweden.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,454
Posted By calwilly1
Replaced mine on 01' 540i at 95k miles and it...

Replaced mine on 01' 540i at 95k miles and it took about 2hrs. Damn near stripped the bottom most torx screw even with a new bit. Grabbed another bit from the toolbox, said a prayer and luckily the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By calwilly1
Sharp looking car. Best of luck with her and...

Sharp looking car. Best of luck with her and enjoy the pride of ownership that comes along with such a nicely built automobile.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,565
Posted By calwilly1
Where are you purchasing the Redline by the case?...

Where are you purchasing the Redline by the case? BTW, the beer and wine may also be considered for after the car maintenance is completed!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,539
Posted By calwilly1
I have the BSW setup (from previous owner) with...

I have the BSW setup (from previous owner) with the ashtray mounted Ipod connection; however the ashtray lid will not stay closed and was wondering if anyone else has experienced a similar problem...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By calwilly1
Idea for worn out engine block

Here's an idea for your worn out (300k miles or so) 540i engine block:

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By calwilly1
Thanks for the post. Never seen this before and...

Thanks for the post. Never seen this before and it came in handy today when my brother asked me if the 540i was the most powerful car I ever owned. Had a 93' Vette that had a 300hp 350ci engine;...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,033
Posted By calwilly1
Noticed ECS has gotten more of the staggered 18's...

Noticed ECS has gotten more of the staggered 18's in stock:
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E39-540i-M62_4.4L/Search/Clearance/ES1928215/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,670
Posted By calwilly1
Haven't seen a definitive answer on either the...

Haven't seen a definitive answer on either the black mark or the drilled hole. Some folks seem to think the hole is from factory balancing and other think it was cast that way. The black mark still...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,033
Posted By calwilly1
Good question! The 17" style 32's look fine and...

Good question! The 17" style 32's look fine and the Michelin's A/S tires are almost new and I don't need a snow setup living in Vegas, so I bought this set because the price was definitely right and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,670
Posted By calwilly1
Chromodora wheel which is also a BMW OEM...

Chromodora wheel which is also a BMW OEM manufacturer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,670
Posted By calwilly1
Here's a picture showing the mark in question on...

Here's a picture showing the mark in question on a new style 71 wheel.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,033
Posted By calwilly1
Received the staggered 18" style 71's today and...

Received the staggered 18" style 71's today and here's a few pictures of the spare. I was surprised to see the wheels are made by Cromodora in Italy.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,033
Posted By calwilly1
Looked at all the photos with the three different...

Looked at all the photos with the three different wheel types and they are really close. For instance, if you look closely at the front 71's and 42's you can see approximately the same amount of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,033
Posted By calwilly1
Yep, you are right. The fronts are 235/45-17 and...

Yep, you are right. The fronts are 235/45-17 and rears are 255/40-17 which calculates out almost exactly the same overall diameter as your 18" setup. The Bilstein's are the HD version and not the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,282
Posted By calwilly1
Seems like I saw this on Bav Auto a day or two...

Seems like I saw this on Bav Auto a day or two ago and thought it was a great deal for a spare. Nice bargain and perfect for the spare!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,033
Posted By calwilly1
Sydney, Wheels look great! My set should be...

Sydney,
Wheels look great! My set should be arriving tomorrow and now I might not wait until the existing Michelin's wear out before putting them on.

The front and rear gaps seem larger than I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By calwilly1
Ah, the best made plans of mice and men!:)

Ah, the best made plans of mice and men!:)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,033
Posted By calwilly1
Didn't realize you picked these up again. Did...

Didn't realize you picked these up again. Did you purchase from ECS? What brand and size tires do you plan on wrapping them with?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,033
Posted By calwilly1
The style 71's were available on some 3 series...

The style 71's were available on some 3 series models; however the E39 wheels have the bigger bore (74.1mm) and the lip appears much wider (ET20, ET24).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,033
Posted By calwilly1
There were found on some 3 series; however these...

There were found on some 3 series; however these 18's have the 74.1 bore and the lip seems to be wider (ET20 and ET24).

Went to ECS site to ogle the wheels and the 18" staggered sets are no longer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,033
Posted By calwilly1
Excellent! All five rims ordered this morning...

Excellent! All five rims ordered this morning and should be here in Vegas by the end of next week. Thanks again everyone for your support. Perhaps we can talk tires when the time comes. I'll post...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,033
Posted By calwilly1
Called ECS to order the wheels and the sales...

Called ECS to order the wheels and the sales person couldn't figure out how to order the separate front wheel. Do you have the ECS part number for the single front wheel that I can give to ECS? ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,033
Posted By calwilly1
Thank you for the kind offer. The 18" style 42's...

Thank you for the kind offer. The 18" style 42's are a nice looking wheel and would be my second choice after the style 71's. The price of the new set of 71's is very attractive and I just need to...
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