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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-11-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By ericwgreen
I am out in Cary, but I am looking for a place...

I am out in Cary, but I am looking for a place between there and the Barrington / Palatine / Schaumberg area if possible. Haven't seen a lot of comments for one on the bimmershops site.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By ericwgreen
Good Indy Shop in Chicago - Northwest Suburbs

I recently moved to the Chicagoland area from Southern CA and have been looking for a good indy shop in the NW burbs. Anyone know of a good one?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,459
Posted By ericwgreen
M1 0w 40 for me as well.

M1 0w 40 for me as well.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,763
Posted By ericwgreen
+1 :thumbup: You are more likely to find one...

+1 :thumbup:

You are more likely to find one in good shape if you broaden your search a bit
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,009
Posted By ericwgreen
My 2003 is shifting perfectly smooth at 148k....

My 2003 is shifting perfectly smooth at 148k. Tons of freeway miles however.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,642
Posted By ericwgreen
Mike's color is stock and same as mine: Sterling...

Mike's color is stock and same as mine: Sterling Grey
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By ericwgreen
First off, there is a newer version Dynavin unit...

First off, there is a newer version Dynavin unit available for the E39, called the D99. Your photo is showing the first gen E39 unit.

Check it out (and get it) here:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 686
Posted By ericwgreen
is that for BOTH the front struts, springs, and...

is that for BOTH the front struts, springs, and rear shocks and springs? Thats SUPER cheap for labor. As mentioned earlier, the rear shocks are the PITA job. You get what you pay for sometimes, so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,344
Posted By ericwgreen
Currently, there are only 11 2003 530s 5sp MT in...

Currently, there are only 11 2003 530s 5sp MT in the entire USA on Auto Trader!

The closest one to me is over 2,000 miles away.

I was looking hard for one on the west coast but they are very...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By ericwgreen
Thanks guys. Hose is replaced. I'll take a look...

Thanks guys. Hose is replaced. I'll take a look the CCV replacement details, thanks for the heads up.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By ericwgreen
Looks like I may have found it here:...

Looks like I may have found it here: (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=574814)

Fuel Pressure regulator vacuum hose? That search was not easy...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By ericwgreen
Broken hose near MAF sensor

Can anyone help me identify this hose? I noticed today that it was broken. It is a very short hose and looks easy to replace. It is located past the MAF sensor

What hose is this?

Is it as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By ericwgreen
Find it here:...

Find it here: (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=558386)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By ericwgreen
Question Suspension Question

For those of you that have had suspension work done:

What is a fair labor price for the following:

Front struts and springs replacement

Rear shocks and springs replacement

I am looking at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By ericwgreen
Will try a cap

Thanks guys - I will try the cap / screw for now. I believe the radiator and overflow tank were replaced slightly over 6 months ago.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By ericwgreen
Coolant leaking - cause?

I know that this topic has been beaten to death, but I wanted to simply post photos and ask your opinions. I have a coolant leak coming from what appears to be the top of the expansion tank.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,866
Posted By ericwgreen
I almost don't believe it, but my mechanic said...

I almost don't believe it, but my mechanic said that the battery was original (and still in there to this day). I am the second owner of a 2003 E39 530, currently with 148,000 miles.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By ericwgreen
The M steering wheel, shadowline trim (instead of...

The M steering wheel, shadowline trim (instead of chrome) around the windows, sport wheels, and sport seats with extending thigh supports are signs of a sport model. But a true way to check is with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,295
Posted By ericwgreen
Your symptoms sound like classic thrust arm...

Your symptoms sound like classic thrust arm bushing issues. The previous owner of my E39 had the same issue and replaced both thrust arms and bushings. problem solved, assuming your pads are ok. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By ericwgreen
Where is a good place to purchase suspension...

Where is a good place to purchase suspension parts online?

Does anyone have experience/knowledge of the difference in performance from the Konis vs Bilstein? The price difference is pretty steep.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1,979
Views: 221,684
Posted By ericwgreen
Wow. I need to see a photo of the owner to match...

Wow. I need to see a photo of the owner to match this M5!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,081
Posted By ericwgreen
I am thinking the M5 isn't a fair comparison to...

I am thinking the M5 isn't a fair comparison to an I6 for oil consumption, but I could be wrong...
Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 01-17-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,688
Posted By ericwgreen
This article is too vague with little details,...

This article is too vague with little details, but it sure sounds like they are looking to put the M branding on a much larger group of vehicles. If that is the case, it could dilute the M brand and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,081
Posted By ericwgreen
My 530 has 147,000 miles on it and it seems to...

My 530 has 147,000 miles on it and it seems to burn approvimately 1 qt every 10K miles or so.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,379
Posted By ericwgreen
Ultimate Cupholders

I love these - They work GREAT.

http://www.ultimatecupholders.com/
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