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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By aa240sx
Window regulators - yes bought ebay ones too - but...

Alright, like many of you (whether you admit to it or not), I do buy the ebay regulators. I believe AM Autoparts and Autopia are the ebay retailers that sell these, but of course they're all from the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 674
Posted By aa240sx
Just adding to the conversation - I bought a...

Just adding to the conversation - I bought a cheapy ebay DISA repair kit and it's actually been working flawlessly for the past six months. However about two weeks ago started getting the dreaded...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,685
Posted By aa240sx
http://oppositelock.kinja.com/public-service-annou...

http://oppositelock.kinja.com/public-service-announcement-do-not-*****an-e39-540i-1685761777

this should be the cold shower that wakes you from the 'ooh gotta get a v8 bmw' malaise. don't buy into...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 45,276
Posted By aa240sx
These regulators are faulty by design, whether...

These regulators are faulty by design, whether built by a german supplier or the cheap chinese knock offs on ebay. When I bought my 2001 530I, it had 3 faulty regulators with only the driver side...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-29-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By aa240sx
It's funny because I have definitely considered...

It's funny because I have definitely considered going with an 8cyl E39 several times (always lusted after the 6sp models), but time and time again go back to the 6cyl. Article certainly doesn't make...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By aa240sx
Interesting Jalopnik Article about our beloved E39...

http://thegarage.jalopnik.com/i-got-screwed-by-an-auto-repair-shop-and-its-my-own-dam-1761171905

certainly proves if you buy a 'german' car, you have to DIY!

Also, I think the author believes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,527
Posted By aa240sx
No E60 love around here, for obvious reasons. But...

No E60 love around here, for obvious reasons. But if you have to have one, just avoid the newer engines and anything with a turbo.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By aa240sx
i paid not much more than that for the entire car...

i paid not much more than that for the entire car bro. a bit steep man. get another indy.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By aa240sx
http://www.amazon.com/EnergyPal-HC84K-Smartphone-C...

http://www.amazon.com/EnergyPal-HC84K-Smartphone-Charger-Protection/dp/B00YDK1HYG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1453323488&sr=8-1&keywords=iphone+car+charger+mount

works great for me and with the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By aa240sx
So let's say you have an 01, seems like it could...

So let's say you have an 01, seems like it could be done right. But, what does 'done' mean? Does it mean

1 - you still have to use heat to soften the adhesive to release the lense or
2 - the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,280
Posted By aa240sx
like the idea of a firmware update too. it's...

like the idea of a firmware update too. it's frustrating to only have access to the rev/fwd and vol buttons only on the steering wheel. Would be nice to have the call and reject button active too and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By aa240sx
you know it, in fact it some times it gets cold...

you know it, in fact it some times it gets cold at night...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By aa240sx
will definitely check brake and ecu drains too,...

will definitely check brake and ecu drains too, didn't know about that one.

guess this is only an issue if you drive or park in the wet stuff. as this is a DD for me, I drive it in all manner of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By aa240sx
Vapor Barrier - from Socal - I'm first!

Wanted to be the first to post it - Yes from SoCal.

Get ready for the vapor barrier repair because there's water in the doors posts!!

El Nino is fully upon us!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,280
Posted By aa240sx
Looks like my unit does the same thing. Call...

Looks like my unit does the same thing. Call volume has to be turned up (and down when finished) to hear caller during call.

Not sure there's any way to fix this. I'm not sure if changing the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,280
Posted By aa240sx
1. Yup, steering wheel controls and the Mid...

1. Yup, steering wheel controls and the Mid controls too
2. Nope, should list that in the cons but only the next and previous buttons work on the steering wheel.
3. Incoming calls ring through the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,280
Posted By aa240sx
So, installed the unit last night (sorry no pics,...

So, installed the unit last night (sorry no pics, but really doesn't need any) and overall I'm pleased. Here's some pros/cons

pros -
1 - sound quality is excellent. Basically as good as the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,280
Posted By aa240sx
Lo and Behold - from order to delivered in one...

Lo and Behold - from order to delivered in one week from HK! Anyway, pretty simple unit and install should be straightforward. Will take care of that tonight and let you all know my thoughts...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,280
Posted By aa240sx
Ok - Decided to drop the hammer on this device...

Ok - Decided to drop the hammer on this device and will do a review/writeup possibly youtube video in the next week. I've had experience with just about every bluetooth device you can put in an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By aa240sx
craigs fo sho - with the exception of 2 bimmer's...

craigs fo sho - with the exception of 2 bimmer's I've owned, I've bought 4 others via craig
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,907
Posted By aa240sx
awesome! pretty much in this club too and the...

awesome! pretty much in this club too and the great thing about it is that we can all laugh at the face of depreciation (if we bought our cars with high mileage). I mean, any E39 in the 200K club was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,650
Posted By aa240sx
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Car-Bluetooth-Handsfree-A2...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Car-Bluetooth-Handsfree-A2DP-CD-changer-adapter-BMW-E39-E53-E83-E85-Business-CD-/121666859253?hash=item1c53e8f0f5:g:ohkAAOSwnDZUFxL2&vxp=mtr

nice option that should work...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By aa240sx
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121666859253?_trksid=p2055...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121666859253?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

haven't pulled trigger myself, but this $75 option is probably your best bet if the sound quality is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,343
Posted By aa240sx
I know this isn't the proper oil thread to post...

I know this isn't the proper oil thread to post to here, but since the OP chose to post, I'll post. My E39 530I tends to burn about a quart a month. I usually put down about 1000 miles in that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,047
Posted By aa240sx
sorry about the hit bro. left turn left turn,...

sorry about the hit bro. left turn left turn, reminds me of the turbo movie. left turn will get you everytime.

not sure if I would've bought her back. I think I would have seen this as a chance...
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