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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,979
Posted By Spinout
...and then within a short time, you'll...

...and then within a short time, you'll compression once again. The teaspoon of oil might be a quick test but it's no permanent fix.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,519
Posted By Spinout
Not at all. I'm looking to sell my '98 540i and...

Not at all. I'm looking to sell my '98 540i and move into an E60 550i now. I'm tired of not having the current technology and the 80 HP will be welcome. I'm okay with the E60 Sport body.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,872
Posted By Spinout
..and this will work only if your issue is within...

..and this will work only if your issue is within the ignition switch. In additon to my airbag light not coming on, all my steering wheel controls (radio, cruise) were inoperable and my power...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,872
Posted By Spinout
I do it with the car running and I'm sitting in...

I do it with the car running and I'm sitting in the driver's seat. You could probably have a passenger do it as well although I've never tried it.

Good luck...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,872
Posted By Spinout
Serious as a heart attack. I thought the same...

Serious as a heart attack. I thought the same thing until I tried it and it cleared my issues.

A lot of communications go through the ignition switch contacts. Search this board, there is a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,872
Posted By Spinout
Try this... 1. open you passenger side sun...

Try this...

1. open you passenger side sun visor to the down position
2. on the back side of the pass. sun visor, now open the sliding mirror door so that the mirror is exposed and the vanity...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,139
Posted By Spinout
...never mind

...never mind
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,021
Posted By Spinout
Since this post is still alive and there are...

Since this post is still alive and there are knowledgeable folks contributing...

My '98 540i had the OEM cassette player and CD changer (which operated correctly) and I swapped out the cassette...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By Spinout
Ahh, the dreaded E39 dead pixel iuues ius raising...

Ahh, the dreaded E39 dead pixel iuues ius raising it's ugly head. Do a search, there are many, many posts on this. Unfortunately, it's not an easy fix and will cost several hundred buks to correct...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-07-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,428
Posted By Spinout
I've been using a Passport 8500 since '01. I'm...

I've been using a Passport 8500 since '01. I'm on my 2nd one. I bought a tuned SC MR2 once that came with a V1. I had both, my 8500 and the V1 on my dash for 2 weeks to compare the 2. I much...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-04-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,446
Posted By Spinout
'98 540I. I set Consum1 once a year and consum2...

'98 540I. I set Consum1 once a year and consum2 after every tank refill.

consum1=21.0
consum2=varies although on my daily 75 mile RT commute, I ave 21.5-22mpg @ 46.3mph. On highway trips, I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,440
Posted By Spinout
Pull the new bulb you know works in the drivers...

Pull the new bulb you know works in the drivers side and pop it into the passenger side. That'll prove it's the bulb itself....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2006, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 606
Posted By Spinout
Cable pricing for converting E39 from cassette to Business CD

I never use my changer and want the in-dash business CD. I bought a Biz CD out of a 2002 E39 and after doing some research, found I need the
following cables to make it all happen: Here are the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2006, 04:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 925
Posted By Spinout
..you must live in Atlanta. where I-85 opens...

..you must live in Atlanta.

where I-85 opens up into 8 lanes, whoa, if you're not doing 90 or better, you're dead.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2006, 02:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By Spinout
How is this thread not total spam? Good product...

How is this thread not total spam? Good product or not, what if this forum was bombarded with vendors hawking their products and the thread content of the forum became overly commercial?

There is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2006, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By Spinout
Will a Euro Business CD work properly in a US Spec E39

Just asking because i've seen several Euro business CD units for sale recently and I'd like to pick one up. Will it still require the adaptor harness? TIA.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 10-10-2006, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By Spinout
I'd like them. Please check your PM.

I'd like them. Please check your PM.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2006, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By Spinout
Both of those mods are dealer programmed. Sorry.

Both of those mods are dealer programmed. Sorry.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2006, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,511
Posted By Spinout
It seems the pnly way my sunroof lifts is holding...

It seems the pnly way my sunroof lifts is holding the button forward for 30 seconds. Is this normal operation or should it lift with a simple push (within a few seconds) with the sunroof in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2006, 04:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,893
Posted By Spinout
The BMW sharkfin is rediculously large and is an...

The BMW sharkfin is rediculously large and is an asthetic wart on an otheriwse beautiful car. Why is the damn thing 3 1/2" high x 5" long when the XM antenna is only 1 1/2"l x 3/4"w x3/8"h???

If...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2006, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By Spinout
Hell, you don't even have to open the hood. In...

Hell, you don't even have to open the hood. In the summer evenings, I'll pull my 540 into the garage and within a half hour the temp inside the 2 car garage raises 10+ degrees.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2006, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By Spinout
MID has nothing other than radio...

MID has nothing other than radio display/graphics. If you replace the MID, nothing will be different regarding radio function. The radio unit itself is either the business CD or cassette unit up...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2006, 04:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,146
Posted By Spinout
Use those high schoool math skills!!

..or, you can use basic math skills and a watch to determine your accurate speed. On the highway, use posted mile markers (assuming they are correctly spaced)

where x = time in seconds, and y=...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2006, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Spinout
If there's no key access, hook up a spare or...

If there's no key access, hook up a spare or friends battery (can be in another car, use jumpers) to the contacts under the hood on the motor. Turn your key to position 2, You'll have plenty of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2006, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By Spinout
BMW doesn't recommend tire rotations in the...

BMW doesn't recommend tire rotations in the manual because with the difference in wear patterns front to rear, when you do rotate them, you'll notice unusual tire noise due to the new wear pattern...
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