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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,322
Posted By mda185
I did not start out with intent to change my oil...

I did not start out with intent to change my oil at 2000-3000 miles. It happened that way because I tried switching to 15W-50 only 2000 miles after putting 0W-40 in. My car was purchased at ~125K...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,322
Posted By mda185
I can only speak specifically about Mobil One...

I can only speak specifically about Mobil One 15w-50. This oil predates the introduction of lower viscosity oils formulated to improve gas mileage by reducing friction. It is reported to provide...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,911
Posted By mda185
I don't have that car anymore and don't have good...

I don't have that car anymore and don't have good pic of how it sat. My current ride has H&R Sport springs and Konis. It sits about 2" lower than the Billies with stock springs did. Yours won't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By mda185
This is exactly what was wrong with my Secondary...

This is exactly what was wrong with my Secondary Air System. I replaced my hose with silicone vacuum hose that is typically used by the turbo import enthusiasts for their Subarus, Mistubishi Evos,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By mda185
I had a similar problem with my 530i factory...

I had a similar problem with my 530i factory radio but symptoms were a little different. My radio would go silent but I could still play CDs. The problem turned out to be a bad ground connection...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,322
Posted By mda185
My last name is Agnello and I am not offended. I...

My last name is Agnello and I am not offended. I am a fairly skilled mechanic and this is just one tool in my arsenal. :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By mda185
I have the Autoenginuity tool and they offer a...

I have the Autoenginuity tool and they offer a BMW upgrade option that enables the computer to read all the proprietary BMW fault codes. The base tool and most lower cost readers on the market only...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,322
Posted By mda185
Try the Mobil 1 15W-50 for the summer months. It...

Try the Mobil 1 15W-50 for the summer months. It won't hurt your engine and may help. It is a very good quality oil and is better for high performance engines as it does not have the additive...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,322
Posted By mda185
If you have no power loss and engine runs great,...

If you have no power loss and engine runs great, I would think maybe the CCV repair was not done well or the valve is not performing as it should. This is not unheard of and it sucks to have do all...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By mda185
Bluebee gave you the best set of links to...

Bluebee gave you the best set of links to understand this problem but do you understand that no local locksmith can help you yet? Each key has to have a transponder in it that will be recognized by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By mda185
This is not a simple DIY unless you have the...

This is not a simple DIY unless you have the right tool to remove the bolts that hold the center piece to the outer rim and you use a torch to heat up the threaded hole before trying to remove the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-11-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By mda185
I have run both Koni and Bilstein on my E34. The...

I have run both Koni and Bilstein on my E34. The OEM bump stop and the plastic boot that keeps dirt off the piston rod are needed if you install Koni. Everything else is the same. It is a good...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-11-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,863
Posted By mda185
Joe, you know I love my kids and would not change...

Joe, you know I love my kids and would not change a thing but you are about my age when I found out we were going to have #2 and I still remember my father looking at me and saying, "What are you,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-09-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,863
Posted By mda185
No that dude kept trying to make me come see it...

No that dude kept trying to make me come see it at night. I don't like buying anything this expensive after sundown. I actually bought this in Manhattan. It was a lot more money but is 10 years...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-09-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By mda185
Actually, the trannies from the E36 328i, Z3, E39...

Actually, the trannies from the E36 328i, Z3, E39 528i, and E36 M3 will all work. They all use the same ZF design that was used on the M50 525i with a slightly higher torque rating. I have one from...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-08-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,863
Posted By mda185
Just one question. When am I going to get a...

Just one question. When am I going to get a chance to see Brooklyn? As you see from my sig, I have a new mistress and haven't been paying much attention to my cars. Isn't that rear sway a great...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By mda185
Jeremy Clarkson drove an E39 Touring over some...

Jeremy Clarkson drove an E39 Touring over some ridiculously tough terrain in Africa on what looked like stock sport suspension. (One of the funniest Top Gear specials ever made.)

I am not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,911
Posted By mda185
Great looking bike. My former next door neighbor...

Great looking bike. My former next door neighbor and riding buddy has one and he always gets the most attention when we stop for a break. I just bought my GS Adventure and am getting used to this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,911
Posted By mda185
The Billies will settle in a couple of months of...

The Billies will settle in a couple of months of driving. Mine raised my car slightly also but that was not permanent. Congrats on the M5. That must be fun. Few of us have different E39's for...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-28-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By mda185
You might consider just leaving them off on a car...

You might consider just leaving them off on a car driven in the Northeast. With the amount of road salt we see, it is just a matter of time before the new ones rust and they can trap salt and...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-27-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By mda185
I know from personal experience you won't get any...

I know from personal experience you won't get any kind of decent offer for a non-running 89 535i. I had trouble getting more than $800 offered for a good running 89 535i 5 speed that had fresh...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-27-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By mda185
Good question and very important to make a useful...

Good question and very important to make a useful recommendation.

98 528i used similar transmission as 95 E36 but not the same one. 95 E36 was not offered as 328i - it only came as 325i in that...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-27-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,863
Posted By mda185
You probably don't need me to tell you those trim...

You probably don't need me to tell you those trim pieces are expensive and may be NLA at this point. I got mine replaced a couple of years ago when a rock cracked my windshield. I used Safelite...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By mda185
Looking at your car's mileage, I will hazard a...

Looking at your car's mileage, I will hazard a guess that your radiator does not see as many heat cycles or as much mileage as my equipment does. The number of heat and pressure cycles is probably...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By mda185
I wish i had a local dealer that was like that. ...

I wish i had a local dealer that was like that. Princeton BMW is closest and there is another dealer in Freehold, NJ. Both don't care about owners like us and no attempt is made at either...
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