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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 03:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By AV8R4AA
Driving on Texas ice.

Some interesting things while driving on snow covered ice.
Got a great set of Michelins on the wagon. Dry traction is superb, wet superb,
Ice....... Not so much. I learned to drive in Colorado so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By AV8R4AA
If the horn is as good as new, is it still soft...

If the horn is as good as new, is it still soft and hard to hear?
Mine suck, might be gunky like yours.
If it is any louder with the cleaning, might be worth it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By AV8R4AA
My other car, 1987 M6 needs some warm up time. ...

My other car, 1987 M6 needs some warm up time.
It will go stone cold, but puts up a fuss. I let that car warm up 5 minutes or so.
Once warmed up, it really likes the cold air. Heater works great,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By AV8R4AA
Warm up time.

This is not a discussion about to warm up the car at idle.
My question is about how long from stone cold to centered needle?

My car warms up rather slowly if I just idle. It seems to be faster if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By AV8R4AA
BMW redesigned the oil dip stick tube. It is a...

BMW redesigned the oil dip stick tube. It is a new design with a high price tag.
The original works fine, if you remove it and check (clean out) the goo in there.
I used solvent and stiff wire....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 401
Posted By AV8R4AA
Just did this today. I broke 2 of the 3 clips...

Just did this today. I broke 2 of the 3 clips off, but the elbow came out intact.
My year old radiator was leaking from the o-ring. I am not a bit worried about
the plastic nubs falling to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,838
Posted By AV8R4AA
My 528 has wood cracks also. Same places. It's...

My 528 has wood cracks also.
Same places. It's irritating but I don't want to spend
more money on junk BMW parts.
Ho hum
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,044
Posted By AV8R4AA
Looks like it's the 2000 year airbag modules....

Looks like it's the 2000 year airbag modules. Everyone reporting a
problem seems to be a 2000 528 or 540.
Mine does the same thing. The cutoff is 39 degrees.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By AV8R4AA
My car had 165 and not been done. I did a...

My car had 165 and not been done.
I did a cooling system at the same time, so the intake was off.
Mine was very brittle. Just touching it caused a crumble.

With the intake off, it was very easy....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,612
Posted By AV8R4AA
5 speed GM Transmission. 2 fluid changes I know...

5 speed GM Transmission. 2 fluid changes I know of.
187.5 miles as of today.
Shifting perfectly.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,305
Posted By AV8R4AA
Might get my headliner recovered this spring. If...

Might get my headliner recovered this spring. If the headliner is out,
is this job easy(er) ?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 24,136
Posted By AV8R4AA
SYMPTON...Very strange intermittant and random...

SYMPTON...Very strange intermittant and random electrical lights.

SOLUTION.... check ALL ground wires AND tighten battery terminals.
Also possibly ignition key contacts gone...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,044
Posted By AV8R4AA
I have a 2000 528 wagon. Seems like my...

I have a 2000 528 wagon. Seems like my temperature cutoff is about 39 degrees.
Above that, no airbag light.
I can either restart the car a few minutes later and it will remain extinguished.

Mine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By AV8R4AA
I have been having odd electrical problems last 3...

I have been having odd electrical problems last 3 weeks. I have a less than 1 year old battery, and alternator.
I have cleaned all the grounds. Earlier today I had the flashers on and was getting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 50,685
Posted By AV8R4AA
Distilled water and BMW blue 50-50

Distilled water and BMW blue
50-50
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-12-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 830
Posted By AV8R4AA
I love my wagon. My fiancÚ drives it all over...

I love my wagon. My fiancÚ drives it all over creation also. It's sporty, looks cool, enough power
for me, 30 MPG long flat highway, carries 5 and the dog, it's a BMW.

what's not to love about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,199
Posted By AV8R4AA
Totally agree on the URO brand. This particular...

Totally agree on the URO brand.
This particular item is well made and solid.
I normally steer clear of URO stuff.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,199
Posted By AV8R4AA
I bought the aluminum URO pulley . Works great,...

I bought the aluminum URO pulley .
Works great, spins true, got rid of bad idea plastic.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 498
Posted By AV8R4AA
I bought my Bosch from Autohaus. Looked brand...

I bought my Bosch from Autohaus.
Looked brand new to me.
Works perfect.
Old one had 175K.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By AV8R4AA
Different seat settings

Does the E39 have a setting that adjusts the seat,mirrors,steering wheel other
than the 1-2-3 button?
Does the ignition key recognize the drivers settings?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By AV8R4AA
I have michelins and 17 inch new discount tire...

I have michelins and 17 inch new discount tire wheels.
Poor mans M Parallel knock offs
I really like mine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By AV8R4AA
That was a joke. In my animated mind it looks...

That was a joke.
In my animated mind it looks like a thrust picture.
It actually says that side tail light is out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By AV8R4AA
Looks like one of your turbo blasters went out. ...

Looks like one of your turbo blasters went out.
Ideally you want both blasters illuminated.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By AV8R4AA
It's the heater coolant pipe. When you get your...

It's the heater coolant pipe.
When you get your intake off, it runs length of engine.
New, they are black. Worn out they look brownish.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By AV8R4AA
While your are in there..... I did same thing...

While your are in there.....
I did same thing and replaced the chocolate brown plastic coolant pipes.
Did the starter and alternator also.
Just sayin.
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