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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 806
Posted By 540 M-Sport
OP source the ZF fluid from Bavauto, get the...

OP source the ZF fluid from Bavauto, get the gasket and filter kit from autohausaz.com then call Group 2 Motosports or Prova Motorsports in Seattle, WA to have the change performed. That is what I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By 540 M-Sport
My front passenger side door has had this issue...

My front passenger side door has had this issue for about 6 or 7 years. It is coming from the door check strap, not the hinges. I have lubed it with everything under the sun...various greases, spray...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By 540 M-Sport
To prevent the "mushrooming" of the shock tower...

To prevent the "mushrooming" of the shock tower mount area, this is the solution:
http://www.bmpdesign.com/technical/e39_shock_tower_damage.php It includes longer shock mount bolts to take up the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 24,957
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I've been running Michelin PS A/S3s for a couple...

I've been running Michelin PS A/S3s for a couple years now, I am on the second set of rears. They are quiet, and have an excellent balance between wet and dry capabilities (never used in snow, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By 540 M-Sport
They want you to replace left and right sides in...

They want you to replace left and right sides in mirror image. Makes sense, but if budget is tight, you can do just the bad side.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,588
Posted By 540 M-Sport
This reposted from bitog is largely corret. ...

This reposted from bitog is largely corret. Remember, using a "thicker" oil at cold start.... for this to have any impact at all, it will only be upon cold start, and during warm up. Once the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,588
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I would agree it may not make a practical...

I would agree it may not make a practical difference, but there is more to the LL-01 rating that just the longer life of 15k mile oil changes. I don't have the info at the ready, but there have been...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,588
Posted By 540 M-Sport
You can safely use Castrol Edge 5w-40 or 0w-40...

You can safely use Castrol Edge 5w-40 or 0w-40 which are both LL-01 approved. Please understand that at operating temperature of the engine, both oils function as a 40. They only act as a 5w or 0w...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By 540 M-Sport
A few words of caution on the above... 1) If...

A few words of caution on the above...
1) If you never sit at idle, ever, then maybe you can get away with a non functioning Aux fan. But I believe that would be pretty rare for most of us. I did...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,588
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Mobil 1 0w-40 has not been LL-01 approved (rated)...

Mobil 1 0w-40 has not been LL-01 approved (rated) for some time now. While it may be possible to find new old stock still labeled as such, current production no longer carries the rating.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,588
Posted By 540 M-Sport
The ticking noise at start up is considered...

The ticking noise at start up is considered normal operation. I complained when my car was new, under warranty...guess what? I now have 256,000+ miles and my car still makes the noise...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Interesting concept. Most Ferrari engines are...

Interesting concept. Most Ferrari engines are dry sump and rather labor intensive to perform the oil change (removing various fasteners to get the under trays removed, then drain from both the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By 540 M-Sport
When my alternator failed, I got a "transmission...

When my alternator failed, I got a "transmission failsafe" warning.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I'd go ahead a spray a little belt lube on the...

I'd go ahead a spray a little belt lube on the pullies and see if it makes the noise go away or not. That would for sure eliminate the belts. While it is not impossible to have a bad pulley bearing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I received this warning for the first time last...

I received this warning for the first time last fall. The "service engine soon" light was on too, but the scanned codes did not correctly identify the problem (I use a Bluetooth ELM327 scanner). ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 812
Posted By 540 M-Sport
First thing I would suspect (from my own...

First thing I would suspect (from my own experience with my E39 sedan) is rear ball joints. Since you replaced those, I would then suspect tires. I would inspect and try another set of tires/wheels...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2016, 12:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 24,957
Posted By 540 M-Sport
The kinda did for me...both the DW and DWS. Both...

The kinda did for me...both the DW and DWS. Both wore out extremely fast too. The ride was nice though...and grip was okay, dry and wet. But the soft side walls did seem to sacrifice steering...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Who's to blame? ;)

Who's to blame? ;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Good diagnostic. I had a similar problem years...

Good diagnostic. I had a similar problem years ago...I had to get a new water valve assembly (whatever its called) with the aux pump included...sucker was about $450 or so.
Replaced it previously...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I recently switched to the Castrol Edge 0w-40 and...

I recently switched to the Castrol Edge 0w-40 and still have the intermittent cold start rattle. I've never found a correlation between oil brand or weight and the frequency of the cold start rattle....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,788
Posted By 540 M-Sport
What was the nature or symptom of your failure? ...

What was the nature or symptom of your failure? Could you be more descriptive?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,788
Posted By 540 M-Sport
So I spoke too soon! I now have about 46k miles...

So I spoke too soon! I now have about 46k miles on my last rebuild of my front PSS B14 coilovers, and the knock noise has returned. This is the FOURTH time this has happened. On the most recent...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By 540 M-Sport
No, they are not. Bosch has not been much of an...

No, they are not. Bosch has not been much of an OEM/OES supplier to BMW for quite some time. If you read the listing in greater detail it says: "Original Equipment (OE) designed for direct fit and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Bosch is not the oem supplier, only SWF/Valeo. ...

Bosch is not the oem supplier, only SWF/Valeo. The do fit and work just like the oem versions...but may not last quite as long. Perfectly acceptable though! :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By 540 M-Sport
There is no "upgrade" as the E39 uses a unique...

There is no "upgrade" as the E39 uses a unique style of frame and replacement rubber blade. You can either purchase replacement inserts (rubber blade) which can be tedious to install, or get the...
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