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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 522
Posted By FiveDriver
Interesting Updates on the bat-tricity...

Interesting Updates on the bat-tricity situation.....

Kutch -- where'd you find the Exide 48x for $85 after rebate ?? Did this one have the vent tube ??

Again, it turns out I don't need a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 522
Posted By FiveDriver
So here's the full story, take it from the...

So here's the full story, take it from the top.......

Yesterday my Wife needed to run some errands, but her car (2010 Passat) had a dead battery and wouldn't start. I let her borrow my 528...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 522
Posted By FiveDriver
OK, so I found some posts by QSilver concerning...

OK, so I found some posts by QSilver concerning battery research from last March....

Originally Posted by QSilver7 View Post
Sam's Club also sells the Duracell branded battery...and if you're a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 522
Posted By FiveDriver
Best Battery for 1999 528

Since a search for "Best Battery" on the big 3 threads at the top of the page produces a lot of hits (mostly key fobs), but no real answers.......

Has anybody found a cost-effective Battery...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By FiveDriver
I've been listening to that Frank Sinatra/Count...

I've been listening to that Frank Sinatra/Count Basie in Vegas CD lately. Almost every song on there applies to mine.....

Come Fly with Me
Street of Dreams
Fly me to the Moon
You make me feel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 790
Posted By FiveDriver
Pelican Parts !!! I'll order these next week. ...

Pelican Parts !!! I'll order these next week.

Any particular Receiver/Dryer....Kenmore or Behr ??
What the heck is an AC Evaporator and do I need one ??
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 790
Posted By FiveDriver
Thanks guys, that's good info. The Compressor...

Thanks guys, that's good info. The Compressor is making a noise, even under normal acceleration.

I'll check out Pelican Parts. My AC is cold, but it's strugglin' down here. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 790
Posted By FiveDriver
I'd like to ask Bill the OP where did he buy the...

I'd like to ask Bill the OP where did he buy the Condenser, Dryer and Compressor ?? Is there a company that sells these units for e39 specifically ?? or are these salvage yard parts ??

I ask...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,115
Posted By FiveDriver
Just to continue this on-going discussion, I...

Just to continue this on-going discussion, I would ask -- what effect the ambient temperature might have on engine knock ?? Would colder weather lessen the need for higher octane ?? Is an engine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,395
Posted By FiveDriver
Jenn -- Where are you in New Jersey ?? I know...

Jenn --
Where are you in New Jersey ?? I know a good Indy in Monmouth county, his hourly rate is reasonable and he won't churn you for unnecessary work. Once you get up and running, you can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,062
Posted By FiveDriver
Was thinking about doing this to my Biarritz Blue...

Was thinking about doing this to my Biarritz Blue after I get the windows tinted. But now I'm torn between matte black and gloss black. Paralysis by Analysis is a terrible thing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By FiveDriver
I'll give you my opinion -- you should determine...

I'll give you my opinion -- you should determine exactly what is wrong with the engine. What makes you believe the head gasket is "going" ?? Have your local indy take a look at the symptoms, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 940
Posted By FiveDriver
In truth, which car from the late 90's era is...

In truth, which car from the late 90's era is destined to become a Classic ? I'd be hard-pressed to name more than 2 or 3 memorable marques from that time. You'll find Jaguar afficionados...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,494
Posted By FiveDriver
While we're on the subject of dash gauges, I will...

While we're on the subject of dash gauges, I will say that an Aluminum Engine should not rely on a Temperature gauge that basically reads "Cold -- Buffered Middle -- Hot"

Just send the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By FiveDriver
That's a long list of maintenance items. And it...

That's a long list of maintenance items. And it may have actually gotten longer while it sat for 6 months. You might want to consider looking around for a Steptronic version and move on.

This...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By FiveDriver
That's the look. Those are my personal...

That's the look.
Those are my personal favorite rims for the e39. I'm keeping mine bone-stock for now, but if I were ever to upgrade the wheels.......M-Par Chrome is what I'd be looking for.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By FiveDriver
In my opinion, if you're buying a new...

In my opinion, if you're buying a new 435-type......you're not going to need an e-39. Sell your 540 to a worthy buyer and enjoy your New Ride. Again, that's my opinion only.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By FiveDriver
I think this is a known problem with the...

I think this is a known problem with the 6-cylinder cooling system. Was the outside Temp below freezing when it happened ?? Mine would do that last winter in New Jersey -- it hasn't done that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,525
Posted By FiveDriver
My car is running great right now (knock on...

My car is running great right now (knock on wood). I don't plan on replacing it anytime soon.

But my next car might very well be that new body-style Corvette. Never owned a 'Vette and I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,810
Views: 51,881
Posted By FiveDriver
Yeah Biarritz Blue......love that color !!! ...

Yeah Biarritz Blue......love that color !!! Especially over a Tan Interior, with just the right touch of wood trim.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,059
Posted By FiveDriver
How about "E3NINER" or "ETHREE9" Or how...

How about "E3NINER" or "ETHREE9"

Or how about "1TSFAST"

Or just "LOL WTF"
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By FiveDriver
Their sign-off credits were always filled with...

Their sign-off credits were always filled with amusing puns....

Their Customer Care Representative was Heywood Jabuzzoff
or their Good News Garage Corporate Optometrist group C.F. Eye Care
or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By FiveDriver
Dave -- It's my opinion only, but that...

Dave --

It's my opinion only, but that sounds like a lot of dings, scuffs and cracks for a car with only 98k miles. Are you sure this is a "lightly driven" "never seen snow" Colorado car ?? ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2,878
Views: 322,921
Posted By FiveDriver
I'd love to post a photo of my e39. Is there a...

I'd love to post a photo of my e39. Is there a short-course on how to upload a photo on here ?? I don't think Copy & Paste will work.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By FiveDriver
Yeah, Rotors were replaced with new units. ...

Yeah, Rotors were replaced with new units. This wasn't a "cram job"-- fully serviced. This is my first experience with Ceramics.
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