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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By ViBren
Well, it is said that there is a throttle body...

Well, it is said that there is a throttle body adapter that's required to go with the m54b30 manifold for fitment.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By ViBren
Late 528i to 530i manifold swap question

Has anyone with the M52TU actually done the M54B30 manifold swap?

Its been discussed on forums as a "possibility" for modest performance gains, but has anybody actually done it on an E39?
Forum: Parting Out 06-24-2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By ViBren
Thumbs up Wtb 51-16-7-060-697

Plate for facelifted e39 steptronics : 525i, 530i, 540i,

as seen here :

http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/DZ/StepTronic_files/steptronic_plate.jpg

Thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By ViBren
When's the last time you had your car dyno'ed?

When's the last time you had your car dyno'ed?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2009, 12:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,288
Posted By ViBren
A good Service .....plus fuel system...

A good Service

.....plus fuel system cleaning, vanos seals. You can do the whole performance software, CAI, ad nauseum... and these will still suffer if the typical failure points are not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,758
Posted By ViBren
You didn't get ripped off, you paid a fair price....

You didn't get ripped off, you paid a fair price.

If your car remains trouble free, that's all you need be concerned about. You could buy cheap, and then have niggling maddening worries. Make no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,009
Posted By ViBren
+1000000000000000000000

+1000000000000000000000
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2009, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By ViBren
The thing about BMWs is you can get them cheap...

The thing about BMWs is you can get them cheap but if you are mindful what they once cost then you can see what repairs are going to cost
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,910
Posted By ViBren
my hero :grouphug:

my hero

:grouphug:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By ViBren
Yet more o2 sensor cryptology

Mateys, can a 02 sensor failure result in a code that, the secondary air pump has failed (when it actually hasn't)?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,760
Posted By ViBren
ROFL I was having lunch when I saw this;...

ROFL

I was having lunch when I saw this; luckily no one was around
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,910
Posted By ViBren
this is what all of us want to know. nice...

this is what all of us want to know.

nice nav job though
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By ViBren
Hi Mike, they are discontinuing it, but I forged...

Hi Mike, they are discontinuing it, but I forged ahead to source them because on TireRack, they had a very compelling track record.

All the best anyhow.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By ViBren
I only will use this, ...

I only will use this,

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Goodyear&tireModel=Eagle+F1+GS-D3

and the tread pattern looks really cool

Perfect in Cincinnati where the roads are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By ViBren
Hi Ed, there is no buzzing sound as you...

Hi Ed,

there is no buzzing sound as you ventured, however, when Rick said:

"I believe it shows in performance degration, a small delay accelerating from a stop"

he hit the nail on the head...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By ViBren
Vanos solenoid related questions, M52TU

Hello all.

How do vanos solenoid related problems manifest themselves?

The reason is this :-

I do not get cold start issues every day.

The engine gets ragged from time to time. This is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,603
Posted By ViBren
napoleon complex, methinks

napoleon complex, methinks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 906
Posted By ViBren
Question Auto Adaptive Transmission Question

So most of us by now, thanks to people like QSilver7, know that in the E39, D mode has 9 different sub-modes.

I'm curious what sub-modes DS mode has?

I read the newer E60s have an extreme...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-22-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 537
Posted By ViBren
WTT : Looking for E36/E46 convertible. Naim NBL

Hi,

This ad applies to those of you who play with the higher spec gear from Naim Audio.

I've a Naim Audio NBL loudspeaker with a Super Naxo 362-N active crossover.

I'm looking to swop it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By ViBren
New? If so, who sells them? Thanks WTB Front...

New? If so, who sells them? Thanks

WTB Front Bumper Spoiler 97-00. C'mon M5 clonies....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By ViBren
http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/DZ/StepTronic.h...

http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/DZ/StepTronic.htm
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By ViBren
anyone?

anyone?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By ViBren
E39 bumper lip question

Hi all,

I've been looking for a pre-owned bumper lip for the 97 - 00 E39.

In my search I keep coming across what is referred to on various sites as "Lander style"

I understand the OEM is...
Forum: Exterior 03-02-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By ViBren
bump!

bump!
Forum: Exterior 02-28-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By ViBren
Thumbs up WTB OEM Front Bumper Lip for pre-09/00 E39

Hi I am looking for :

Aerodynamic lip spoiler

P/N 82 62 9 407 929

as seen : http://bmwdiy.info/lip-spoiler/index.html

Preferably in black. If you've upgraded to M bumpers, I'll take this...
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