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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By aspensilver540
I don't see your question in the E39 section,...

I don't see your question in the E39 section, would be a good idea to post it there.
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?202-1996-2003-(E39)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By aspensilver540
There are many transmission problems which can be...

There are many transmission problems which can be something minor that needs to be fixed. I'd post on bimmerforums.com E39 section with a new thread with transmission somewhere in the title and hope...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By aspensilver540
I have the same car (non vanos, auto) with...

I have the same car (non vanos, auto) with pampered engine I don't believe this is possible - 30.5 mpg. What is your claim of method for achieving this? Maybe if you started very slowly and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By aspensilver540
:) using that link I did my belts on my own never...

:) using that link I did my belts on my own never having changed belts on a car before :) You as a DIY guy it should be a breeze. The difficulty I forgot to mention is the fan coming off, google that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By aspensilver540
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.ph...

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1763405-m62tu-belt-replace-reinstall-or-retighten
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By aspensilver540
Sears is horrible. I was in a hurry before a...

Sears is horrible. I was in a hurry before a roadtrip, needed a new set of tires a few years ago and they couldn't figure out how to get the caps off the wheels and there were tool marks all over one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,014
Posted By aspensilver540
Genius. Get the M5. It's a bit more expensive to...

Genius. Get the M5. It's a bit more expensive to maintain and MPG is a bit worse, but with the 540 you'll catch yourself dreaming of the M5. Just bite the bullet!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,472
Posted By aspensilver540
NP. Post what you go with and show us some...

NP. Post what you go with and show us some finished pics ;-)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,472
Posted By aspensilver540
I'd pay more attention with problems specific to...

I'd pay more attention with problems specific to the car or MFG. Was the charger using Hella parts? Probably not. The ballasts do go on these cars sometimes, but not anywhere near the frequency that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,472
Posted By aspensilver540
The Ballasts are replaceable, and not difficult....

The Ballasts are replaceable, and not difficult. There are some cases of them burning out, but not too many. I haven't heard about wiring damage, did you see this mentioned somewhere? There should be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,472
Posted By aspensilver540
Like what? They look better, give better light...

Like what? They look better, give better light output, and you won't have to deal with the bulbs going out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 826
Posted By aspensilver540
Have you driven an E39 M5 yet? I'd say that is...

Have you driven an E39 M5 yet? I'd say that is the first order of business. R&P is great, but the Recirculating Ball is still good too, and is MUCH better than the electronic steering in all the new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 826
Posted By aspensilver540
There are a lot of threads on 530I or 540I...

There are a lot of threads on 530I or 540I supercharged vs. an M5. Look them up the member consensus is usually to just buy the M5, the reason being (although you have some suspension upgrades) that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 826
Posted By aspensilver540
Buy the M5.

Buy the M5.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 590
Posted By aspensilver540
URO is junk, I have used it on other cars only to...

URO is junk, I have used it on other cars only to have to put back the OEM hose I "preventatively replaced" with URO.

Defending URO makes you look silly, regardless of how many cars you have fixed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By aspensilver540
not unusual -- but your system is having trouble...

not unusual -- but your system is having trouble cooling.

When you drive, the car's engine is partially cooled just by air moving around it. Your system is overheating probably more than you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,072
Posted By aspensilver540
This is false. The time spent fixing a car...

This is false. The time spent fixing a car doesn't produce a future revenue stream for you. Instead, it is smarter to work on a side business, degree improvement, or other item that may increase your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By aspensilver540
Don't drive without an air filter. That is...

Don't drive without an air filter. That is stupid.

The K&N has never proven any gains, has seemed to cause problems. I'd stay away. There is plenty of other areas to spend money on the car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-27-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By aspensilver540
Idle Control Valve last cleaned @ 122K, I suppose...

Idle Control Valve last cleaned @ 122K, I suppose I could try to re-clean...but I had none of these symptoms when it was dirty @ 122K. Could it be a connection issue in that area?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-27-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By aspensilver540
Low Idle Speed stalling issues / Test 9 low voltage before stall

1997 540I Automatic 130,000 miles - battery 6 months old voltage good (12.6 at stop with car off)

Problem: Sometimes idle RPMs drop below 500 at stop, especially while switching from P to R to D...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,293
Posted By aspensilver540
http://www.autohausaz.com/search/product.aspx?sid=...

http://www.autohausaz.com/search/product.aspx?sid=wju2vz45darvggbtvahu3u23&partnumber=13-62-1-702-078


$162
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,293
Posted By aspensilver540
Looks like $220 to me. Can be found elsewhere for...

Looks like $220 to me. Can be found elsewhere for less if you hunt.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 711
Posted By aspensilver540
Probably just trolling

Probably just trolling
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By aspensilver540
Both radiators do a good job, put the proper one...

Both radiators do a good job, put the proper one on. What you should instead do is your motor mounts to ensure the radiator stays in good shape. Its theorized many a premature radiator failure is due...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By aspensilver540
There are tons of people rocking original guides...

There are tons of people rocking original guides over 220K. I would do other maintenance and then consider this Huge job for another day. If you do do it, most do not think the chain stretches, or...
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