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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,695
Posted By 2ns2ls
Can help with scratches

All - I just did the Dr. Color Chip on my silver '01 530i and my silver '08 Avalon. The comments about the paint not 'filling' in the chips is correct. However, simply by painting them it helps...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By 2ns2ls
Thoughts on a 2006 BMW 525xi???

Greetings - I'm a current E39 owner (2001 530i - 5 speed) and am considering a change to an E60. A guy locally has a 2006 525xi (with Premium, Cold, and Sports packages) for sale at $15,999. It has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By 2ns2ls
Updated link and price

Price drop to $7200

http://peoria.craigslist.org/cto/3840459374.html
Forum: Cars - Private Party 06-03-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By 2ns2ls
Updated link and price

Price drop to $7200

http://peoria.craigslist.org/cto/3840459374.html
Forum: Cars - Private Party 05-29-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By 2ns2ls
For Sale: 2001 530i (5-speed)

I'm reluctantly letting go of my '01 530i. Pics and overview of maintentance posted on web...

Located in Central Illinois
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By 2ns2ls
For Sale: 2001 530i (5-speed)

I'm reluctantly letting go of my '01 530i. Pics and overview of maintentance posted on web...

Located in Central Illinois
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 722
Posted By 2ns2ls
Check Engine Light Resolved with DISA Valve Replacement

Wanted to provide the group an update on my findings related to SES light. Off and on for the last 12 months, I've had issues with the light coming on and then clearing itself. For the last 3...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By 2ns2ls
I browsed around on some other forums. Someone...

I browsed around on some other forums. Someone mentioned they had this issue, but it resolved itself after lowering/raising the driver window. Sure enough I did this and now the locks work. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By 2ns2ls
I think that both failing at the same time might...

I think that both failing at the same time might be pointing to something other than the actuators.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By 2ns2ls
Front doors not locking

I have a new issue that's cropped up on my '01 530i today. When I lock the doors (with key, center console button, or after starting to drive) only the back doors are locking. The front doors are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By 2ns2ls
As an update to this issue, I did replace the...

As an update to this issue, I did replace the spark plugs and went ahead and did the injection coils as well. Car is running much better after that tune up!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-29-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By 2ns2ls
Hesitation when accelerating from rolling stop

Looking for some ideas on what issue my car may be having. I have a 5-speed '01 530i with 110K miles. Lately if I do a rolling stop and take off in 2nd gear (1000-1500 rpms) I get a stumble or two...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,502
Posted By 2ns2ls
Thanks for feedback. I'll give this fix a try. My...

Thanks for feedback. I'll give this fix a try. My does appear to be cracked at the bottom, that must have failed the tensioner.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,502
Posted By 2ns2ls
Small window shade on rear window failed

Has any one had experience with the smaller window shade on the rear passenger door getting stuck open? Mine is fully extended and won't retract. Any thoughts?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,095
Posted By 2ns2ls
Welcome, I have the exact same car - enjoy. ...

Welcome, I have the exact same car - enjoy. Search the forum for cn90 front suspension diy. I just completed that myself this weekend. I got some parts from eactuning.com and the others from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By 2ns2ls
Front Suspension Overhaul complete (mostly)

I wanted to report in that I completed the front suspension overhaul this weekend. I followed cn90's DIY instructions and everything went well. As I posted last week, I had forgot to order the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By 2ns2ls
Thanks for the feedback guys!!

Thanks for the feedback guys!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By 2ns2ls
Swaybar bushings during suspension overhaul

I'm planning to do the front suspension overhaul this weekend. I thought I ordered all the right parts, but now realize I forgot the swaybar bushings. Should I wait for those to do the overhaul? ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 137,948
Posted By 2ns2ls
Can I do the swaybar bushings later?

I ordered the parts to complete the front suspension DIY. I'm planning to do it this weekend, but just realized that I forgot to order the swaybar bushings.

Two questions:
1) How important is it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By 2ns2ls
That would be a good idea, had I not been stupid...

That would be a good idea, had I not been stupid and thrown away the old one... (lesson learned)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By 2ns2ls
Thanks CN90 - I should have mentioned that I...

Thanks CN90 - I should have mentioned that I followed much of the DIY info provided by you and Bluebee. I did purchase a Sachs fan clutch. I suppose it still could be faulty.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By 2ns2ls
After Cooling System DIY... Fan is loud right from startup

Question for those that have done the Cooling DIY or anyone else that has thoughts:

I did the full Cooling DIY a few weeks ago. This included replacing the fan clutch. I now notice that the fan...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 27,653
Posted By 2ns2ls
Yes - my car had factory hose clamps on the...

Yes - my car had factory hose clamps on the expansion tank side and the radiator nipple side of the overflow hose. Currently I have it installed without a clamp on the nipple, and I think it will be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 27,653
Posted By 2ns2ls
Blueebee and others - Thanks for the information...

Blueebee and others - Thanks for the information provided here.

I did the cooling system replacement on my '01 530i this weekend. It went quite smoothly and only took me about 4 hours total. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,671
Posted By 2ns2ls
I think I can buy into the valve cover gasket...

I think I can buy into the valve cover gasket having a leak - there seems to be oil that's leaked all along the far right (passenger) side of the valve cover. And it's leaked down below to the...
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