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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By Tiko530
Those are really nice wheels. Is there a model...

Those are really nice wheels. Is there a model number?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Tiko530
Thanks. Don't see any corroded connectors....

Thanks. Don't see any corroded connectors. Problem seems to have gone away, though I have a feeling it will be back soon enough.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Tiko530
Good advice for next time. Just trying to figure...

Good advice for next time. Just trying to figure out if its a coincidence that my right ballast starts going bad now or could it be a bad installation of the new bulb or the bulb itself?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Tiko530
Flickering HID's

Had my driver side lowbeam go out a few weeks ago.
Had the car in the shop for new struts and I had them put a new pair of Xenon lowbeams. Had a pair of aftermarket HID lowbeams bulbs put in and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Tiko530
there is a thick foam padding that seals up...

there is a thick foam padding that seals up between you inner door panel and the door frame. It's main job is to reduce road noise coming in. This is something that has to be pulled off the door...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By Tiko530
Not very knowledgeable on this but my first guess...

Not very knowledgeable on this but my first guess from your description would be a possible fuel pump or fuel filter failure.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By Tiko530
That's old school, I remember that movie was huge...

That's old school, I remember that movie was huge back when I must have been in junior high school
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By Tiko530
Crap, thanks for the horror stories and pictures...

Crap, thanks for the horror stories and pictures guys, will try to have a look at it soon, though I'm afraid unless its something big I won't be able to spot the damage. At least the branch didn't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By Tiko530
Ran over a large branch... possible damage?

Had a big unexpected snow storm in NY 2 days ago, on the way home late at night on a small rural road, with lots of snow, didn't see a big tree branch in the snow till it was too late. Didn't hit the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-06-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,937
Posted By Tiko530
I'm drooling here, beautiful cars

I'm drooling here, beautiful cars
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-02-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,184
Posted By Tiko530
It was cheap, looked good and came recommended so...

It was cheap, looked good and came recommended so I had to give it a try. Shipped fast. Installation involves removing the old cupholder and taking the cover off each piece of double sided tape that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-02-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,184
Posted By Tiko530
Never heard of that one before. Got this one...

Never heard of that one before.

Got this one :...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Posted By Tiko530
Could be your engine mounts.

Could be your engine mounts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Tiko530
Thanks a lot for your suggestions, glad to know...

Thanks a lot for your suggestions, glad to know there are at least two good options in the area. I'm actually in Queens near the Nassau border so neither of those are too far from me.

Chafik if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Tiko530
Good indy in the New York city area?

Have 95k+ on my 2003 530i, have addressed some issues myself but I feel the car needs a front suspension overhaul (arms, bushings, struts etc.) this isn't something I'm comfortable tackling myself. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By Tiko530
You need to be a bit more detailed. Did you put...

You need to be a bit more detailed. Did you put the car in gear? Do you hear the engine revving when you press the gas?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,794
Posted By Tiko530
Bluebee I think I gave you wrong information last...

Bluebee I think I gave you wrong information last time, you need to remove the interior trim of the door, not the outer chrome trim. By interior i mean the trim that sits towards the inside of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,794
Posted By Tiko530
You need to remove the chrome trim in order to...

You need to remove the chrome trim in order to put the window back in, otherwise you will waste hours and kill yourself trying to get it in there. Its not complicated, just use a flathead screwdriver...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By Tiko530
Thanks, that makes sense

Thanks, that makes sense
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By Tiko530
Looks really good. This might be a stupid...

Looks really good.

This might be a stupid question but I'm not really well versed on lowering suspensions,

How do you drive with such a low clearance between the wheel well and the tire? Seems...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,794
Posted By Tiko530
I didn't use loctite when I replaced my regulator...

I didn't use loctite when I replaced my regulator so now you've got me worried that my window will come off and I'll have to take the door panel apart again, not something I enjoy.

The OEM...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,213
Posted By Tiko530
That's horrible. I paid $10 bucks for the...

That's horrible.

I paid $10 bucks for the tiny bleeder screw that goes on the radiator expansion tank at the dealer once if it makes you feel any better
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,466
Posted By Tiko530
They don't sink in, there are tabs on the bottom...

They don't sink in, there are tabs on the bottom of the housing that they sit on top off
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,466
Posted By Tiko530
I recently put in a pair of Mann filters. No...

I recently put in a pair of Mann filters. No plastic tabs. For a few seconds it seems like they don't fit in but they're a perfect snug fit, only takes 10 seconds apiece to pop them into place. There...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By Tiko530
Thanks, good to know. I've become paranoid ever...

Thanks, good to know. I've become paranoid ever since I bought this car.
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