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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By severe530i
Update: $502.34 for indy to install new radiator...

Update: $502.34 for indy to install new radiator and water pump + $158 for towing and I'm back on the road today. It appears the water pump failed and the impeller broke inside the engine. Hopefully...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-07-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By severe530i
Yes, did the alternator, belts and tensioner...

Yes, did the alternator, belts and tensioner right before that.


Not sure, but this was the second radiator since that original job was done. The first one failed and my old indy replaced it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By severe530i
I forgot (duh!) to mention the water pump,...

I forgot (duh!) to mention the water pump, radiator, and hoses were replaced about 2 years ago.
Never did the VANOS...and a few other things that most would recommend.
Car shopping isn't any...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By severe530i
Send him your key and a check for $50 and all of...

Send him your key and a check for $50 and all of your troubles will (probably) go away. I sent him both of mine and they work perfectly. However, as of yesterday, my car does not. :(
Edit: he...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By severe530i
A 5 Year Love Affair with my E39 530i

After 5 years (nearly to the day), my beloved "Helga" decided she'd had enough of the 90,000+ miles of use and abuse I inflicted upon her. With her clock reading nearly 155k, she was faithful right...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By severe530i
I'm basically looking for a car like this, but...

I'm basically looking for a car like this, but it's not exactly what I want. More like what I need for now...AWD is on my list and this car would suit me well for my job and winter travel here in...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By severe530i
thinking of joining the E60 club - Feedback on E60s

I'm thinking of joining the E60 club. I love my E39, but it's time to let her go. Too much $ to pass inspection and I have a month to find a car. What do you guys think about this one?
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By severe530i
For the record, recently I had my dead key...

For the record, recently I had my dead key repaired by Scott Johnson at http://www.bmwgm5.com/kr.htm for $50. Cheaper than the $135 my dealer charges for a new replacement. (They require the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By severe530i
Penn State!!! And hopefully winning against...

Penn State!!!
And hopefully winning against the Buckeyes on Saturday!





Went to the local indy garage and he said it's the catalytic converter. Mystery solved.
Thanks for all the...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 10-22-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By severe530i
Mileage, please? Instrument cluster pixels...

Mileage, please?
Instrument cluster pixels dead? I see some missing on the radio.
Can you list the reasons why or provide pictures of the deficiencies interior and exterior?
Do you have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By severe530i
Help diagnosing "rattle" sound

I noticed this rattle sound the other day at the drive-thru. I can hear it only at low RPM's and light throttle. I've searched the threads, watched some videos, and came up with some ideas as to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,782
Posted By severe530i
I remember it took a long time to find, but can't...

I remember it took a long time to find, but can't recall now...
One thing I didn't mention in my previous post is that these bulbs are not quite as bright as the OEM. they work, but when side by...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 10-17-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 867
Posted By severe530i
DISA Valve O Ring For Intake Manifold Adjusting Unit 11617504543 E39 E46 Z3

Got the O-Ring but didn't need it. Looking to get what I paid for it. Listed on eBay, but will sell "offline."

$3.99 with free shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151144847634...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By severe530i
Caveat Emptor. You need to carefully read your...

Caveat Emptor. You need to carefully read your policy since all of the pertinent information is contained therein.
Read your insurance policy? LOL. Just like people read the TOS for iTunes or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By severe530i
The first symptom sounds like it could be the...

The first symptom sounds like it could be the torque converter, but with no codes, perhaps not. Not sure the other symptoms are related.
Which maintenance/repairs have been done on the car?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By severe530i
Welcome to the club. As longs as you're happy...

Welcome to the club. As longs as you're happy with it, you got a good deal. Keep up with the maintenance and search this forum for all of your diagnostic and repair needs.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By severe530i
welcome to the club. You have passed your first...

welcome to the club. You have passed your first test. There are many more to come. Good luck and nice job searching this forum for your benefit.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By severe530i
Whistling sound coming from engine!!!

Wish I could wait but I need it today. Wondering what I should do with the old unit...
Leaving now to get new one, then eat. Hope to get it in tonight and get up and running.
Thanks for all the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By severe530i
Dealer wants $275+ tax and it's in stock. Now I...

Dealer wants $275+ tax and it's in stock. Now I just need a ride down there...:tsk::eeps:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By severe530i
Whistling sound coming from engine!!!

Update: got the O-ring today and hoped it was the problem/easy solution. Nope. Worst case scenario, a broken DISA.
Any thoughts on the broken pieces that went inside the engine? That missing piece...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By severe530i
http://youtu.be/01i2tgcRaDA bad O-Ring on...

http://youtu.be/01i2tgcRaDA

bad O-Ring on DISA or vacuum leak elsewhere?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By severe530i
Well, this was a recent thread on topic, so I'll...

Well, this was a recent thread on topic, so I'll add my recent experience here. I searched the forums and there's just too much information scattered about that it takes so much time to find the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By severe530i
Hey Bluebee, the highlighted link is dead. I'd...

Hey Bluebee, the highlighted link is dead. I'd like to see that video. I'm currently having issues and I'm trying to determine what to look for before taking my car into the shop. Hoping it's...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-07-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3,403
Views: 191,953
Posted By severe530i
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,353
Posted By severe530i
I searched for a thread that contained the same...

I searched for a thread that contained the same codes and symptoms I'm experiencing and this seemed like the one to post in...and resurrect after nearly 2 years.
Started the car the other day,...
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