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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By DHoang
I bought two sets of wheels brand new back in...

I bought two sets of wheels brand new back in 2010, the style 71 staggered setup in 18", & 3 months prior, a brand new set (probably last set available) of style 42 stagger in 17". The style 42 is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By DHoang
if you go w/ Bilstein dampers, they have their...

if you go w/ Bilstein dampers, they have their bump stops built inside the cartridge. So you don't need to buy them.
Besides, as you have pointed out, Bilstein has a much larger shaft, so the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By DHoang
Correct - BMW Style 71 wheels. shown here in 18"...

Correct - BMW Style 71 wheels. shown here in 18" stagger widths

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=261433&d=1294511331

Nice wide lip is what attracted me to these 2...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By DHoang
Hope those scotchlok wire connectors stay...

Hope those scotchlok wire connectors stay connected for you. I've NEVER had any luck w/ them keeping a positive connection down the road.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By DHoang
You can store it inside garage and rest assured...

You can store it inside garage and rest assured that it will not get damaged.
Inside a garage that's attached to the home, there's hardly any damage that sets in.
It's when it's stored outside...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 06-15-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By DHoang
use Resistor spark plugs:thumbup: ...

use Resistor spark plugs:thumbup:
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By DHoang
In theory, that flip flopped orientation would...

In theory, that flip flopped orientation would throw the spring placement out of colinearity. Cant say for sure how little, or how large, of a change this would produce. but assuming that the change...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By DHoang
Those aftermarket foglights don't have a cover to...

Those aftermarket foglights don't have a cover to conceal the two bolts that screws into the cover. So the color , or overspray, of the bumper will show behind the tabs. I think they will look fugly...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By DHoang
Use the old foglight harness, cut off the socket...

Use the old foglight harness, cut off the socket at the end of the harness, and then wire in the new socket for the Mtech foglight. There's only 2 wires to connect.
Then, once you're done, you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 751
Posted By DHoang
The 2nd one is designed by BMW and that's what...

The 2nd one is designed by BMW and that's what they sold through their catalog.
So if you want to have the "BMW OEM" look, then buy the 2nd one.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 04-01-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,097
Posted By DHoang
Engine is an M20 2.0L six cylinder

Engine is an M20 2.0L six cylinder
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By DHoang
88k miles definitely will make yours extremely...

88k miles definitely will make yours extremely desirable.
530i w/ sport expands your buyers' market a whole lot wider as well.
THe M5 umnitza adds NOTHING to the price.

Kutch posted a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By DHoang
Pentosin 11.S is ATF, IIRC. Nothing wrong w/...

Pentosin 11.S is ATF, IIRC.
Nothing wrong w/ using that brand. IT's way more expensive than other brands like Mobil1 & even Redline ATF, but Pentosin's a perfectly good fluid to use in p/s.
Come...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 03-22-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,752
Posted By DHoang
do your distributor cap search again , LOL.......

do your distributor cap search again , LOL.... this time put in the right model e21 that he has, and tell me what you got.:rofl::rofl::rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-21-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By DHoang
Here's a tip if YOu don't want to cut the wires...

Here's a tip if YOu don't want to cut the wires to shut off the signal.
Just take out the bolt, then slide the sensor 1/2" away from the seated position,
it's now no longer able to pick up any...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-21-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By DHoang
I don't recall My intake removal requiring...

I don't recall My intake removal requiring removal of anything else other than the intake nuts. But then again, mine is a simple, straightforward, M52 intake.
Go to the link below, my post at the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By DHoang
Those size there looks like it will work nicely ...

Those size there looks like it will work nicely
Of course, the width of the tire will play a crucial role in whether you clear everything or whether it rubs.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,087
Posted By DHoang
I don't believe the e39 has hit rock bottom just...

I don't believe the e39 has hit rock bottom just yet. It's got another 3 yrs left to go.
Our '98 528i w/ manual and sports pkg is currently worth $3500.
There's still more room for it to hit rock...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 03-17-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,752
Posted By DHoang
I have a 323i used cap and rotor that's in very...

I have a 323i used cap and rotor that's in very good condition. The rotor is the original one that has the ignition cutoff feature. THe cap has a black plastic cover over it.

I even have a 323i...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By DHoang
My bmw brake fluid comes w/ free latte and...

My bmw brake fluid comes w/ free latte and donuts:rofl::rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By DHoang
You could also try what I did when mine leaked...

You could also try what I did when mine leaked and I wasn't in the mood to replace the rack. I poured a quart of Lucas power steering stop leak awdditive into the reservoir and lo and behold...my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By DHoang
Pretty much everyone here replaces the whole rack...

Pretty much everyone here replaces the whole rack rather than replacing the seal. in the USA, it's rather cheap to buy a remanufactured rack. I think I paid $350 to have a remanufactured rack...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By DHoang
Did you buy it @ tirerack for:

Did you buy it @ tirerack for:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By DHoang
Agreed w/ Fudman. Put on your short list: ...

Agreed w/ Fudman. Put on your short list:
front & rr suspension overhaul
Fr & rr wheel bearings
Those are big ticket items that sooner or later needs doing in order to maintain that sharp e39...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By DHoang
An alternative to Lucas engine stop leak is to...

An alternative to Lucas engine stop leak is to use high mileage motor oil. It has a seal swell additive just like the stop leak. The only issue with using a hi mileage oil or stop leak is that it...
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