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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By 540 M-Sport
First thing I would check is the electrical plug...

First thing I would check is the electrical plug connectors on the back of the cluster. Instructions for removal/installation at www.vdorepair.com

Good luck
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 797
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Thanks again to 1hander, I just performed the...

Thanks again to 1hander, I just performed the cleaning tonight. I used hot water, and diluted Simple Green....about 1 gallon of solution. Took a bit of time to work all of it through. Then I mixed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:04 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 47,357
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Does exist...not without customing/modifying...

Does exist...not without customing/modifying something.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 182
Posted By 540 M-Sport
What brand ceramic pads? They should NOT squeal....

What brand ceramic pads? They should NOT squeal. Under what conditions are you experiencing the squeal?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,230
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I am impressed you are doing all these procedures...

I am impressed you are doing all these procedures one handed...I can't do it with two! ;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 797
Posted By 540 M-Sport
My opinion is the beauty of this solution is the...

My opinion is the beauty of this solution is the pressure washer/gun. Rather than trying to clean this chemically, which everyone seems to get mixed results, "1hander"s method is to simply blast the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 42,370
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Actually, not so simple, as the resistance in the...

Actually, not so simple, as the resistance in the socket can actually cause the bulb to fuse to the socket, requiring replacement of both bulb and socket. Also, this is a weird problem, than can be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 42,370
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Well, three months later, and now 218k miles and...

Well, three months later, and now 218k miles and the check brake lights, warning came up and the third brake light holder is melted, with the bulb permanently fused to it. Stopped at the BMW dealer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Beware with pedal replacement, you may need to...

Beware with pedal replacement, you may need to buy a new bracket support as well. My pedal started acting up, and throwing a CE light. I had a code for a bad pedal....bought a new one, and it would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 797
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Great tip SSG! I tried the Klima stuff in a can,...

Great tip SSG! I tried the Klima stuff in a can, with only a mild improvement, I will definitely try this! I never had a smell issue until the past couple years, and only on the warmest days is it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1. See lots more tricked out E39s than when I...

+1. See lots more tricked out E39s than when I first bought mine over a decade ago...they younger demographic appeared about 4 or 5 years ago as the cars got cheap.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I would recommend not attempting it yourself, and...

I would recommend not attempting it yourself, and instead pay someone to fix it for you.
There are several reasonable alternatives out there. I've used www.vdorepair.com and there is a place in WA...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Look what people pay for bottled WATER! It's...

Look what people pay for bottled WATER! It's pennies a gallon and tastes great from the tap in the great majority of communities...but people are convinced of "smart" water and healthy water or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1, I have used them for years, good prices,...

+1, I have used them for years, good prices, prompt shipments, and the one time I got a defective part ( a Bosch pre-catalyst O2 sensor) they did the same, shipped and billed me for a replacement...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By 540 M-Sport
2 Window noise is sound of failing window...

2 Window noise is sound of failing window regulator. Mine has done it for years, as I rarely use it...so no need to replace until it ultimately fails.

3 As far as the rear shock, if you are not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By 540 M-Sport
It's different in that you are running a much...

It's different in that you are running a much more concentrated amount at a time. It is not "miracle shyte" in a can. But it can resolve some issues related to fouled injectors and intake deposits....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Only the original ones from my hero Vince!...

Only the original ones from my hero Vince! lololol! ;) I saw him on cable the other night...I can't even recall what he was hawking...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Just use a proper Hengst, Mahle or Mann filter,...

Just use a proper Hengst, Mahle or Mann filter, those will go 15k miles if that is your preference. I personally change everything at 7500 miles. (at 217k now). There are oil analysis threads on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By 540 M-Sport
If you deal with them quickly, just about any...

If you deal with them quickly, just about any mild cleaner type wax will remove them. In fact even a straight wax will off remove them. I prefer to use the mildest method possible. So try some P21S...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Nice! Not quite as good a deal, but I picked up...

Nice! Not quite as good a deal, but I picked up 5 Mahle oil filters for my 540 from a fellow BMW club member that recently sold his car. I got all 5 filters for $20. :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Bosch "should" be okay, but as we know with STP,...

Bosch "should" be okay, but as we know with STP, some domestic (meaning USA) manufacturer have issues with getting it right for BMW. As CN90 correctly mentions, Bosch source a lot of stuff they sell...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Rumor is BMW dropped the 441 "value line" refills...

Rumor is BMW dropped the 441 "value line" refills (441s came with the metal inserts) and only supply the 711 SWF refills (which do NOT come with the metal inserts, you reuse your originals)...which...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I think you mean the 441. :) In my experience...

I think you mean the 441. :)
In my experience in rainy Seattle, the "711" refills from BMW will last three or four times as long out here (6 months versus 18-24 months life). The 411s just start...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+2. When double locked, it cannot be opened with...

+2. When double locked, it cannot be opened with slim jim or any tool. Gotta take off the door panel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I think it depends on the driver and conditions. ...

I think it depends on the driver and conditions. The factory thrust arm bushings definitely wear pretty quickly...within 40 to 70k miles. The ball joint is good much longer than the thrust arm...
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