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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By AV8R4AA
Rear drink holder mod?

Everyone here must agree that BMW dropped the ball on the factory equipped drink
holders. Both the front and rear seats have terrible holders.

My question is modifying the rear center seat fold...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,982
Posted By AV8R4AA
I am planning on doing my door panels in two...

I am planning on doing my door panels in two tone also.
I have they gray colored interior. I intend to change out the arm rest and the center portion to black.
I am in the middle of having both...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 27,481
Posted By AV8R4AA
I sat and studied the operation of the sunroof. ...

I sat and studied the operation of the sunroof.
Like others, mine didn't close all the way.
In the big picture above, look at the ramps on the 90 degree curved piece.
The ramps are what pull down...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,516
Posted By AV8R4AA
Not so fast guys...... Had what I thought was a...

Not so fast guys......
Had what I thought was a bad drive shaft, turned out the engine mounts and the tranny mounts
caused undue stress on the drive line. My shaft whistled as 23 MPH.
New mounts...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By AV8R4AA
I bought an aftermarket cooling tank, I swear it...

I bought an aftermarket cooling tank, I swear it never showed a leak.
I bit the Visa card and bought a dealer coolant tank and dealer cap.

They were identical except for the BMW stamp. For...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By AV8R4AA
If you have not replaced your under manifold...

If you have not replaced your under manifold heater pipes, I would do that.
Peep in that area and see if pipe is "poopy brown" color.
If so, it's beyond service life
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By AV8R4AA
I drive the wagon version. Sooooo much fun to...

I drive the wagon version.
Sooooo much fun to either rock out the stereo by myself while driving,
Or load the back end up with huge home improvement supplies.

I like the way the car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By AV8R4AA
Thank you Sir. Will try your recommendation

Thank you Sir.
Will try your recommendation
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By AV8R4AA
Wow, thanks for the brilliant clarification. I...

Wow, thanks for the brilliant clarification. I feel so stupid sometimes.

I was asking to see if there was an Internet forum or site to see what they have.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By AV8R4AA
Need junkyard 101

I am looking for a nice set of E38 or E39 sport seats to replace my 528it seats.
There are a lot of ebay stores but they are thousand miles from here.
How does one shop local junkyards to get a set...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 647
Posted By AV8R4AA
When in reverse in the touring, the rear wiper ...

When in reverse in the touring, the rear wiper reverts to constant, if it was on to begin with.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 647
Posted By AV8R4AA
Who new?

The full window roll down is inhibited with the door open!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By AV8R4AA
Ok will leave it on

Ok will leave it on
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By AV8R4AA
Zimmerman rotors

Just got my all 4 corners set of Zimmerman rotors. They look great.
My question is should I use a razor blade to scrape away the brake pad
contact surface area? Naturally, I would leave the rest...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By AV8R4AA
I bought 6 coils for my wagon. Amazon bosch...

I bought 6 coils for my wagon. Amazon bosch brand.
8 years of soccer Mom driving in Dallas summers.
180K miles. All 6 Bosch and plugs also.
Runs like a dream, idles so smooth I look at the tach....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By AV8R4AA
Dumb question. Where s the horn? I pressed...

Dumb question.
Where s the horn?
I pressed the wheel and ran as fast as I could to the
front of car, but couldn't make out where it's located.
I don't see it in the engine bay.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 841
Posted By AV8R4AA
I would pick a 2003 M5 Touring. Dark blue with...

I would pick a 2003 M5 Touring.
Dark blue with black interior.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By AV8R4AA
Driving on Texas ice.

Some interesting things while driving on snow covered ice.
Got a great set of Michelins on the wagon. Dry traction is superb, wet superb,
Ice....... Not so much. I learned to drive in Colorado so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By AV8R4AA
If the horn is as good as new, is it still soft...

If the horn is as good as new, is it still soft and hard to hear?
Mine suck, might be gunky like yours.
If it is any louder with the cleaning, might be worth it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By AV8R4AA
My other car, 1987 M6 needs some warm up time. ...

My other car, 1987 M6 needs some warm up time.
It will go stone cold, but puts up a fuss. I let that car warm up 5 minutes or so.
Once warmed up, it really likes the cold air. Heater works great,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By AV8R4AA
Warm up time.

This is not a discussion about to warm up the car at idle.
My question is about how long from stone cold to centered needle?

My car warms up rather slowly if I just idle. It seems to be faster if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By AV8R4AA
BMW redesigned the oil dip stick tube. It is a...

BMW redesigned the oil dip stick tube. It is a new design with a high price tag.
The original works fine, if you remove it and check (clean out) the goo in there.
I used solvent and stiff wire....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By AV8R4AA
Just did this today. I broke 2 of the 3 clips...

Just did this today. I broke 2 of the 3 clips off, but the elbow came out intact.
My year old radiator was leaking from the o-ring. I am not a bit worried about
the plastic nubs falling to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,864
Posted By AV8R4AA
My 528 has wood cracks also. Same places. It's...

My 528 has wood cracks also.
Same places. It's irritating but I don't want to spend
more money on junk BMW parts.
Ho hum
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,598
Posted By AV8R4AA
Looks like it's the 2000 year airbag modules....

Looks like it's the 2000 year airbag modules. Everyone reporting a
problem seems to be a 2000 528 or 540.
Mine does the same thing. The cutoff is 39 degrees.
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