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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-23-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,800
Posted By -Matt-
It might not be for everyone but I have installed...

It might not be for everyone but I have installed an IO Play and I have been really happy with it:

http://www.my-io.com/Products/iOPLAY.aspx

Basically it is a hands free kit that also allows...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By -Matt-
Point taken... and signature duely updated!

Point taken... and signature duely updated!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By -Matt-
Just an update...

Thanks for posting the link to the overhaul.

I had friends visiting this weekend so I had my local indy replace the viscous fan coupling with a new sachs one. It was very easy to stop the fan...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By -Matt-
About 120k miles so I guess this is due some...

About 120k miles so I guess this is due some attention.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2009, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By -Matt-
Overheating - a problem or just normal?

In the UK we are currently having a mini heat-wave! ...At last that is what they are calling it on the news (about 30 Celsius).

Driving to work this morning after about 40 minutes at motorway...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2009, 03:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 506
Posted By -Matt-
e39 door removal?

Hi all,

I'm looking for a diy for how to replace the doors on an e39. Do I need any special tools etc?

Cheers

Matt
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2009, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,752
Posted By -Matt-
I seem to be experiencing the same issues - play...

I seem to be experiencing the same issues - play in the steering and tramlining.

I first noticed this immediately after my car's MOT when some budget tyres were fitted to the rear of my car. Not...
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 04-25-2009, 04:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 947
Posted By -Matt-
Even more irritating is is when people use the...

Even more irritating is is when people use the quote button and repeat large images multiple times in the same thread.

Repeating the signature for each post doesn't bother me however I think that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-19-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,194
Posted By -Matt-
Great Video! Clarkson is just a...

Great Video!

Clarkson is just a journalist/presenter but Needell was briefly an F1 driver:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiff_Needell

Clarkson is more entertaining on tv but doesn't come...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,948
Posted By -Matt-
Fixed your sig pic... ...

Fixed your sig pic...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=181451&d=1239755456
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,948
Posted By -Matt-
Sorry for going back to the science but I'm a...

Sorry for going back to the science but I'm a geek...


Suppose that your 19's weigh exactly the same as your 16's.
Now consider the radial weight distribution:
The mass on the 19's is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,948
Posted By -Matt-
Your 16's will definitely give a much softer ride...

Your 16's will definitely give a much softer ride than wheels with lower profile tyres.

In your first post you said the car felt more responsive now. Do you still feel this to be the case? If so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,948
Posted By -Matt-
OMG - can't believe I'm about to comment on this...

OMG - can't believe I'm about to comment on this but...

Franka - you have missed a decimal place, Spokane540ia is correct.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By -Matt-
Well in the UK the corners only flash whilst you...

Well in the UK the corners only flash whilst you are signaling a turn (they are off the rest of the time) so hopefully this wouldn't be a problem for me.

By the way are the ribbed corner bits...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By -Matt-
Actually the ones I linked to in the first post...

Actually the ones I linked to in the first post are ~76 including the postage. That is more like $115.


Edit: Found this link on the ebay US:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2009, 02:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,948
Posted By -Matt-
According to this calculator: ...

According to this calculator:

http://www.tyresave.co.uk/tyresize.html

The diameter of your 16's is 654 mm whilst your 19's are 647.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By -Matt-
Those look pretty close to the hella angel eyes...

Those look pretty close to the hella angel eyes if you ask me (especially with the glass disks removed).

The problem is - in this country I don't think it would pass the MOT (annual inspection)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By -Matt-
No - I think he means the glass disks not the...

No - I think he means the glass disks not the actual projector lens.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By -Matt-
Can you post some pics?

Can you post some pics?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By -Matt-
Thanks for the input... I am in the...

Thanks for the input...



I am in the UK!



Whilst I agree that smoked can look good on black cars I think clear would probably be best on my biarritz blue.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By -Matt-
Anyone tried these ebay lenses...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/96-99-BMW-E39-Black-Head-Light-Frame-w-Chrome-Corner_W0QQitemZ280330875892QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item280330875892&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,553
Posted By -Matt-
I went and looked at my engine and I think you...

I went and looked at my engine and I think you guys are right - I actually have the dual vanos "TU" model (M52TUB28).
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By -Matt-
Well in my car I think you just press the tone...

Well in my car I think you just press the tone button and then one of the mid buttons has an option called something like "speed". I think you can set 1-5 with 1 being volume hardly changes with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,553
Posted By -Matt-
This is one of the things I needed cleared up... ...

This is one of the things I needed cleared up...

I'm pretty sure I have an M52B28 (single vanos) not a M52TUB28 (dual vanos). Apparently 99 was the year that they made the switch (at least here...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By -Matt-
It is not your imagination - it is a "feature". ...

It is not your imagination - it is a "feature".

The volume is linked to your speed. You can actually change how much this effect is applied... look through the options on your mid.
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