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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By kyle540i
Well, It has been over 6 months after a trip to...

Well, It has been over 6 months after a trip to the muffler shop & still no rattle. What the muffler guy did was loosen the head pipe to exhaust manifold nuts - reposition the muffler & etc - then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,030
Posted By kyle540i
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/97-BMW-E39-Style-32...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/97-BMW-E39-Style-32-WHEELS-RIM-M-parallel-525-530-540-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem3f06c7ed87QQitemZ270696705415QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

These...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By kyle540i
Absolute exactness in measuring mpg isnít that...

Absolute exactness in measuring mpg isnít that important to me. It is a little too late to worry about the mpg after I have bought the car. :)

One thing that I have noticed is that the amount of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By kyle540i
My company has a 97 540i 6speed with 240,000...

My company has a 97 540i 6speed with 240,000 miles on it. Car runs so strong that I went out & bought one :D

As long as the maint is up to date & the cosmetics are good, it should be good for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,913
Posted By kyle540i
I didn't like the Harbor freight tool out of the...

I didn't like the Harbor freight tool out of the box. The geometry wasn't right - looked like it wanted to push the stud sideways or slip off.
So I used a grinder to shorten the fork & to open the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,913
Posted By kyle540i
Bummer, didn't know they didn't sell online to...

Bummer, didn't know they didn't sell online to Canada. :(
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,235
Posted By kyle540i
Dennis, Those pictures make me want to get a...

Dennis,
Those pictures make me want to get a wagon too! Nice, damn nice! :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,913
Posted By kyle540i
I got mine from Harbor Freight. $20. I used...

I got mine from Harbor Freight. $20.

I used a grinder to modify the fork so it would push on the ball joint stud in a straight line (as opposed to pushing it to the side & requiring more force).
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,688
Posted By kyle540i
Is the smell continuous or did it go away after a...

Is the smell continuous or did it go away after a while?
I had the fuel smell 2 days in a row on the way home in the same stretch of road, but it went away before I got home - I spent hours looking...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,345
Posted By kyle540i
In 0.7 seconds at 60 mph, you will travel 61...

In 0.7 seconds at 60 mph, you will travel 61 feet. That ia almost 4 car lengths. That is a spankin' especially since the M5 is still pulling away. :D

I used to drag race a little. The things we'd...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,048
Posted By kyle540i
If the plug is over tightened, the threads will...

If the plug is over tightened, the threads will stretch out of shape before it breaks. That is why some old plugs feel tight all the way in or out.

Try a new plug first.
If you do have to tap...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By kyle540i
Thanks for the link! That's great to...

Thanks for the link!
That's great to have!:thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By kyle540i
Are all fuel caps created equal?

Sorry if i should already know this, but. . . . .

The question I have is -
Is there a difference in in fuel caps according to year of manufacture or will they interchange?
If there is a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,982
Posted By kyle540i
Probably none :thumbup: Just clarifying why a...

Probably none :thumbup: Just clarifying why a warm restart after an oil change is better than a cold one.

No, I don't subscribe to RET. Probably have enough irons in the fire already.
One of my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,982
Posted By kyle540i
Sorry if I've gone off the deep end, but it is a...

Sorry if I've gone off the deep end, but it is a slow day at work. . . .

The cSt figgures are viscosity measurement values, so now I'm confused.

I'm not in the oil business, but I've been a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,982
Posted By kyle540i
Hey Frank, Good discussion here. I agree...

Hey Frank,
Good discussion here.

I agree that 0 weight flows easier than 40 weight oil when both are at the same temperature.
I also agree with "The difference is when the viscosity is tested...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,227
Posted By kyle540i
I liked the video. Looks like the south ain't...

I liked the video.
Looks like the south ain't the only place to find rednecks! :thumbup: :rofl: :rofl:


Usually to drive like that, I have to do it in the mud & that takes a LOT of washing to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,982
Posted By kyle540i
Hey Frank, Right on about the suspended gunk. ...

Hey Frank,
Right on about the suspended gunk.
But, I have different thoughts concerning the flow characteristics of multiweight oils.
For 0w40 oil, at cold temperatures, it flows like 0 weight...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,585
Posted By kyle540i
Every time I put my foot in it in 1st gear! The...

Every time I put my foot in it in 1st gear! The engine spools up so fast, it gets there before I'm ready to shift.

I know the car is quick, but it's more due to me getting old :bawling: :rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,982
Posted By kyle540i
These computer controlled & fuel injected engines...

These computer controlled & fuel injected engines run so much cleaner than the carbureated ones did. The combustion blowby isn't as nasty with cleaner running engines, so the oil isn't getting as...
Forum: General BMW 01-26-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By kyle540i
If my reflexes were half as fast as I thought...

If my reflexes were half as fast as I thought they were when I was 16 . . . . :yikes:

My son is 16 & he isn't as bad as I was, but I'm scared for what he doesn't know! I sure wish I could put...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,982
Posted By kyle540i
I have been doing the extended oil changes on my...

I have been doing the extended oil changes on my Mercedes C280 & ML320 for the past several years. My observations have been that the Mann & Hengst filters hold up very well & are easilly removed. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 85,777
Posted By kyle540i
I am so thankful for all the help this forum has...

I am so thankful for all the help this forum has provided. Without it, I might have given up too soon & not been able to fully appreciate this cool car! :thumbup:

I bought my 540i6 from someone...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By kyle540i
Hi Ed, Mine has only 1 compression bushing on...

Hi Ed,
Mine has only 1 compression bushing on the driver's side supporting it there, I'm thinking it is missing one on the passanger side - but there is no bracket on the pipe for one.

There is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By kyle540i
Thumbs up Making progress on my '98 540i

I recently purchased my first BMW. I bought a 1998 540i 6speed. Awesome car, except . . .
On the drive home, it developed a misfire which lead to a very rough running engine. So I found this board...
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