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Forum: Performance 10-18-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,009
Posted By kmelhorn
Check out www.performancegearing.com

Check out www.performancegearing.com
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,462
Posted By kmelhorn
Do you have any pre/post modification dyno runs...

Do you have any pre/post modification dyno runs for your power gains?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 21,600
Posted By kmelhorn
Austin Healey....nice! But this one was not...

Austin Healey....nice! But this one was not designed to run on synthetic oil. Probably would still leak anyway but it may not be getting sufficient lubrication with the synthetic oil. I have a...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 09-14-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,843
Posted By kmelhorn
Your could source this through the shop that did...

Your could source this through the shop that did my work:

Car Tender
1706 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
ph. (206) 324-0345

Ask for Josh Funston
josh@car-tender.com
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 09-13-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,843
Posted By kmelhorn
I have fun around town and track my car. I just...

I have fun around town and track my car. I just installed a Sach Race Engineering Disc:881864 999518, Pressure Plate: 883082.001243 and M5 thrown out bearing. This setup just hooks up and goes! I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,854
Posted By kmelhorn
I had the exact same issue with ignition coils. ...

I had the exact same issue with ignition coils. They were listed as Bremi/STI via Pelican Parts (I believe these were the two suppliers to BMW). As it turned out, they arrived in boxes with no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By kmelhorn
I had the same issue but it turned out to be a...

I had the same issue but it turned out to be a relay but I'm not sure which one or how many there were as it was done at the shop that does my work. I see you've changed yours so I'm not sure what...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,462
Posted By kmelhorn
Question...did you replace the trunk pan to get...

Question...did you replace the trunk pan to get the dual exhausts? If so, how much of an effort was it? How long did it take?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By kmelhorn
Maintenance is first and foremost and is not...

Maintenance is first and foremost and is not cheap on these cars. The first is to stay on top of the oil service: every 6K up to 200K then every 5K thereafter. I put a fixed amount away every...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 18,612
Posted By kmelhorn
+1, I had to replace the entire unit as the...

+1, I had to replace the entire unit as the bushings could not be located.
Forum: Performance 09-11-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,009
Posted By kmelhorn
Good luck with your project!

Good luck with your project!
Forum: Performance 09-11-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,009
Posted By kmelhorn
I did the M5 diff swap. You'll also need the...

I did the M5 diff swap. You'll also need the driveshaft and half shafts as the M5 diff has different dimensions from the 540.

If your looking to upgrade your diff, my advice is to enhance your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 21,600
Posted By kmelhorn
First, 236K miles and going strong. To...

First, 236K miles and going strong.

To Maverick10's point, value is a relative term; market value versus personal/perceived value for example. If I sold my car, I would never get out of it what I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By kmelhorn
I had the same question almost two years ago with...

I had the same question almost two years ago with 197K miles when I had the same failure.

A leak down test was done when I had the timing chain issues. The front three cylinders on both banks had...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-21-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,413
Posted By kmelhorn
STI Follow-Up

Okay so it's been about a year since I posted on this thread. Originally, I had a coil fail and had the one coil replaced via the shop where I get my work performed. I misunderstood their quote for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,413
Posted By kmelhorn
Bremi or Not Bremi

How did this get resolved? I am curious as I just ordered replacement coils and specifically requested Bremi. What I got is an STI box and a coil with no identifying marks; manufacturer, country of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,353
Posted By kmelhorn
Sounds like good sense. I have a lot of mods but...

Sounds like good sense. I have a lot of mods but I did them pretty much one at a time as the car needed work. The exception being the exhaust. But most of all, you have to know what you want to do...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By kmelhorn
Edjack is right, at least compared to my 540, the...

Edjack is right, at least compared to my 540, the M5 parts are more expensive. But it depends on what it is you want to do with the car. However, if you've taken good care of your car and kept up...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,796
Posted By kmelhorn
You're correct. According to RealOEM my...

You're correct. According to RealOEM my driveshaft is longer
No. Description Supplement Qty From Up To Part Number Price Notes
01 DRIVE SHAFT ASSY 6 GEAR TRANSMISSION L=1609MM 1 26101229285...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,353
Posted By kmelhorn
One item I omitted. When the upgrade was done on...

One item I omitted. When the upgrade was done on my car, the adaptive memory needed to be cleared for the car to start. Nothing other than that.

You'll also want to keep your stock flywheel. If...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,353
Posted By kmelhorn
I've got the JB solution with the Sachs Sport...

I've got the JB solution with the Sachs Sport clutch. You'll need to upgrade the slave cylinder as the sport clustch is rather heavy. I'm on the second clutch to this flywheel. I sent the flywheel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,796
Posted By kmelhorn
Where are you located? I have a driveshaft for...

Where are you located? I have a driveshaft for you; PM me; I swapped mine out for the M5 driveshaft, diff amd half-shafts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,260
Posted By kmelhorn
Juanchi29, I think you mis-read something. I...

Juanchi29, I think you mis-read something. I paid $2334 for the wheels of which I spent a total of $16K+ with Vivid Racing. For the $16K I got a whole lot more.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,260
Posted By kmelhorn
If you would pay this for a wheel that is not hub...

If you would pay this for a wheel that is not hub centric or is cobbed up to make it work, I will accept PayPal.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,260
Posted By kmelhorn
Good advice Franka. I agree, that is why I've...

Good advice Franka. I agree, that is why I've been trying to get this resolved since I received them in August.

They (Mackin) sold Vivid a bill of goods knowing that they did an unprofessional...
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