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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2016, 09:16 AM
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Posted By jun
I drive my other two cars on the same traffic...

I drive my other two cars on the same traffic congested areas and have never seen this discrepancy in temp readings. Same roads, same time of the day, same horrible traffic situation.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By jun
Wrong outside temp reading

Now that we are in the midst of summer, my outside temp readout gets up much higher than the actual temp if I am driving in heavy traffic areas. It is not uncommon for the readout to show 100 degrees...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2016, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By jun
It has been more than a week now since I started...

It has been more than a week now since I started using Castro. Zero rattle so far.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By jun
So I changed the oil on my 540 last Wednesday. I...

So I changed the oil on my 540 last Wednesday. I didn't drive my 540 yesterday. This morning when I first started it, no rattle. This afternoon, when I got into my basement parking at work,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2016, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By jun
I was able to take the plastic panel off...

I was able to take the plastic panel off yesterday. It was just a little bit scary doing it the first time. I also ordered the Osram Nite breaker 9006 bulbs.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By jun
fog lamp bulb replacement

After 13 years of ownership, one of my fog lamp bulbs finally died. btw, I have a 2003 540 sport with the Mtech bumper.

I might be getting these bulbs as replacement. I have these same bulbs in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2016, 04:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By jun
As a workaround for this startup rattle, I turn...

As a workaround for this startup rattle, I turn the key to on and let it sit there for about 5 seconds before starting the engine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By jun
I have 47k on my 2003 540 and also have the...

I have 47k on my 2003 540 and also have the startup rattle. I have changed the tensioner last winter. The old and new tensioner guide looked identical in length. I'm due for an oil change anyway....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By jun
My 2003 540 auto gets about 24mpg at a steady 75...

My 2003 540 auto gets about 24mpg at a steady 75 in my 6 am morning drive. I get about 17mpg in my heavily congested pm drive back home.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By jun
In the morning, I let it idle for 2 or 3 minutes...

In the morning, I let it idle for 2 or 3 minutes before driving. Before I get to the main road, it is up to temp.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By jun
The Hawk ceramic pads stop as good if not better...

The Hawk ceramic pads stop as good if not better than the oem pads. The big advantage over the oem pads is the amount of dust it produces. A lot less.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By jun
What can I do? With my old job, the subway was 2...

What can I do? With my old job, the subway was 2 miles away from my house. I actually started with a new job 3 weeks ago and I now drive the 540 70 miles a day, rain or shine. Well, on sunny days, I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By jun
maintenance

My 2003 540 now has 47k miles in it. During the last six months, I have done the following; new tires, new upper/radiator hoses, new chain tensioner guide, new oem brake rotors, Hawk pads, Motul...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2016, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By jun
I am only at 46,700 now. I actually started...

I am only at 46,700 now. I actually started driving the 540 60 miles daily for the last 3 weeks since starting on my new job.

I'll look at the anti squeal issue when I get some free time.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By jun
Aprrox 1000 miles.

Aprrox 1000 miles.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By jun
Squeaky brakes

Last February, I changed my rotors to BMW oem rotors, changed my brake pads to Hawks ceramic pads, and also installed stainless steel brake lines. The job was professionaly done by a local shop....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,271
Posted By jun
The same guy who followed me one day again...

The same guy who followed me one day again stopped by the house. He was riding his Honda CBR1000RR this time. We spoke about cars and motorcycles. He again asked me what my plans are for the 540....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By jun
I just had a set of Bridgestone S04 installed...

I just had a set of Bridgestone S04 installed last Thursday. On this 540, I've had Goodyear F1 GS DS (?), Bridgestone RE760, and now the S04. Of course these are beside the oem Dunlops. I find the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By jun
The shop owner said he doesn't have the right...

The shop owner said he doesn't have the right equipment to mount the tires on my BBS rims. He said he doesn't want to take the chance of damaging my $4,000 wheels for $100 he is going to charge me...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 31,716
Posted By jun
installed new set of tires

After 7 years with my Bridgestone RE760, I just installed a new set of Bridgestone S04 today. Can't tell you anything about grip or handling, just drove 40 miles home on the highway. They are much...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By jun
Shop refused to mount my tires

I finally got a new set of tires for my 540. Took it to a local shop to have it mounted. Shop owner took it inside but after a couple of minutes said that he can't do it because of my BBS rims. He...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,271
Posted By jun
The guy looks presentable and he lives less than...

The guy looks presentable and he lives less than a mile from my house. I also have googled his name and his linked-in profile confirms his business card.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,271
Posted By jun
funny thing happened today

I normally don't drive my 540 when it is raining. I had to drive it today because I had no choice. On my way home, when I got the car inside the garage, I started drying it off. After about 5...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-03-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By jun
tire width question

I have a 2003 540 with the M tech package. I am getting a new set of tires and would really like to get a set of Michelin PSS in 235/40/18 and 265/35/18. I am using a set of BBS RS-GT rims in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By jun
tire width question

I have a 2003 540 with the M tech package. I am getting a new set of tires and would really like to get a set of Michelin PSS in 235/40/18 and 265/35/18. I am using a set of BBS RS-GT rims in...
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