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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 664
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: 664
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: 664
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: 10,974
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: 1,359
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: 1,041
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: 267
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: 904
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: 2,424
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: 524
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: 618
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: 403
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: 288
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: 3,461
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: 2,531
Views: 44,734
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: 1,040
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: 328
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: 286
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: 2,826
Views: 317,008
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: 369
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.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By FiveDriver
Ceramic Brake Pads supposed to squeal this much ???

Just put Ceramics on all 4 corners. No complaints about the stopping power, but they squeak like all hell coming to a stop. Is there a break-in period after which they go back to silent mode ??...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By FiveDriver
The Chromes are hard to keep clean. My wife had...

The Chromes are hard to keep clean. My wife had bright Chromes on a Black CTS.....but she never cleaned them for fear of breaking a nail !!! New Jersey Winters just ruined those rims.

What if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By FiveDriver
Those Style 32's are nice rims. On a Black Car,...

Those Style 32's are nice rims. On a Black Car, I've always thought that bright Chrome Rims look the best. What would it cost to send those 32's out to get Cleaned & Chromed ???
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By FiveDriver
That was a lot of fun -- I'm tempted to go back...

That was a lot of fun -- I'm tempted to go back up there today or tomorrow. I drove several and yes, that Blood-Red 428 convertible was tops on my list, it would take a week of driving that little...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By FiveDriver
I'll look for you up there -- are you driving the...

I'll look for you up there -- are you driving the 2013 White 528 ??? I have an appointment back here at 3pm, which means I may have to leave MetLife at 2pm. But if I can get my hands on a new...
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