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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,587
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
Hey jmy60. It's a 535i V8 not a 530i I6 so I'm...

Hey jmy60. It's a 535i V8 not a 530i I6 so I'm hoping to have something very special with a 6 speed behind it.
I know someone who has done an M conversion to an E46, M3 running gear out of a write...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,587
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
I will be documenting the swap both for this...

I will be documenting the swap both for this group and another one I'm a member of (not car specific).
It was a descision BMW Australia made, and only for the E39 series it seems. Perhaps their...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,587
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
My son's 328 was an auto, now a manual and it's...

My son's 328 was an auto, now a manual and it's been great. My 535 is about to be a manual I dont forsee any engine issues with that either.
I think engine problems are mostly maintenance related...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
My Depo's have been excellent.

My Depo's have been excellent.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
The guy replied... he got a specialist to do the...

The guy replied... he got a specialist to do the wiring and coding, though he did confirm the whole lot just bolts in easily.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
I'm pretty sure I've seen E39 I6 ones in manual...

I'm pretty sure I've seen E39 I6 ones in manual here. I'll shoot that guy an email asking advice as well.

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
My guess was that marketing folk decided that...

My guess was that marketing folk decided that more people would opt for the M5 if they didn't have the V8 as a manual...
They might have viewed the 540/6 as taking potential M5 clients away so they...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
Well I'm doing it...

I've just bought a 6 speed conversion kit from California. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/181439926817
It's at O.C. Crating now getting prepped for shipping. I hope to have it in about 40 days.
While...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
I had this happen a couple of times only in...

I had this happen a couple of times only in torrential rain so bad the ASC and ABS couldn't keep up. I'm talking driving through at least 6" of water over the road at most times.
They actually shut...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
Thank you Jim!

Thank you Jim!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
I'm looking for the 6 speed from the M62 bluebee....

I'm looking for the 6 speed from the M62 bluebee. I've seen a few threads on doing the conversion on 540's but I haven't seen any pics of the transmission in them. I've only got a 535 but it's still...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
I need a couple of photos..

Of the 6 speed from the 540/6 or M5
I have a guy at a wrecking yard that thinks he has one at an excellent price but wants some pics to be sure.
$1100 plus $100 freight to me is a bloody good deal...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
The B35 was in the 535 not the 540...

The B35 was in the 535 not the 540...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,007
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
My passengers drink because of my driving ;) ...

My passengers drink because of my driving ;)

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 643
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
Did you have to inplug the shade? Did it have...

Did you have to inplug the shade? Did it have cables attached?

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 643
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
When you had the rear panel out did the blind...

When you had the rear panel out did the blind have cables and a motor on it?
My blind is motorised and it is attached to both the rear deck trim panel and the steel boot panel beneath it. You...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 643
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
It could be a manual one like south26 suggests. ...

It could be a manual one like south26 suggests.

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 643
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
There will be a button next to the ASC button...

There will be a button next to the ASC button under the A/C control unit

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
Ahhhh soul... :D

Ahhhh soul... :D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,101
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
Yeah those ones can be reused. I know the ones...

Yeah those ones can be reused. I know the ones you're referring to now.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,101
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
Always always always replace a nylock nut with a...

Always always always replace a nylock nut with a new one when reassembling.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,022
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
FWIW I use Bendix Ultimate pads.

FWIW I use Bendix Ultimate pads.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,101
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
What he's probably thinking of is when changing...

What he's probably thinking of is when changing the control arms you don't tighten the inner bolt with the bushing in it until you've got the car supported with the suspension at it's ride height....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
I've had my 535i up to 212km/h (132mph) on the...

I've had my 535i up to 212km/h (132mph) on the track still accelerating strongly before the straight ran out...
I reckon I can do better once I get the 6 speed in it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,139
Posted By StRaNgEdAyS
Oh no she still makes the car shake ;) But...

Oh no she still makes the car shake ;)
But we're not going to get married until our respective children have grown and left home lol :thumbup:
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