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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,586
Posted By stickbuilder
Regular drive mode. It's a touring car, not a...

Regular drive mode. It's a touring car, not a sports car or Ricky Racer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By stickbuilder
I have a 2002 525I that I'm thinking about...

I have a 2002 525I that I'm thinking about selling. Bone stock with absolutely no mods. 114,500 miles. New CVV system, new plugs, new VCG, no leaks, recent cooling system, new tires, has pixel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By stickbuilder
Double check that you plugged in the intake CPS...

Double check that you plugged in the intake CPS onto the junction block. It is typically missed and will cause the stumble.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 575
Posted By stickbuilder
I've worked on tons of BMW double Vanos equipped...

I've worked on tons of BMW double Vanos equipped engines, some with in excess of 200k miles. I've never seen one with a failing Vanos system. Listening to some of you, I'd almost believe that new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By stickbuilder
Fail safe normally is not a transmission issue....

Fail safe normally is not a transmission issue. It is to protect the drivetrain when there is an issue that can cause problems if not corrected. Most often it is a battery/alternator problem.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By stickbuilder
Probably the e fan module.

Probably the e fan module.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-31-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By stickbuilder
Sounds like battery/alternator problem.

Sounds like battery/alternator problem.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-31-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,651
Posted By stickbuilder
You should still see the needle at 12 o'clock in...

You should still see the needle at 12 o'clock in a couple of miles. How old is your thermostat?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By stickbuilder
Used to buy my Volvo 240 parts from them. Always...

Used to buy my Volvo 240 parts from them. Always did okay by me.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 621
Posted By stickbuilder
Yep it can be done. Usually requires an arbor...

Yep it can be done. Usually requires an arbor press and the correct fixtures to press off the impeller and push out bearings and seals. Also the fixtures to put them back. Parts are readily...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By stickbuilder
Idel? Are you sure that the SAP is not working...

Idel? Are you sure that the SAP is not working and you never noticed the IDLE issue on cold starts before?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,504
Posted By stickbuilder
I think that autocorrect causes some of it....

I think that autocorrect causes some of it. People don't read the post before they hit send.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,872
Posted By stickbuilder
Why exactly are the E39 airbags NOT involved in the massive Takata SRS airbag...

Probably because they were not produced by the company who manufactured the defective bags. My E46 Touring was recalled for the passenger side.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 481
Posted By stickbuilder
I totally understand and agree. I'm just telling...

I totally understand and agree. I'm just telling you how others feel about things.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 481
Posted By stickbuilder
Kids... They are really just old cars. If a ding...

Kids... They are really just old cars. If a ding is that much an issue, leave it at home and drive your other car/s. If it's all you have, suck it up. To most people cars are simply transportation. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By stickbuilder
Oh yes the Vanos Seal reminder. Replacing Vanos...

Oh yes the Vanos Seal reminder. Replacing Vanos seals have been known to cure everything, including the clap. I've seen cars with 190k and the Vanos still operated within spec. Don't buy into it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By stickbuilder
It appears that this car has been lowered. How...

It appears that this car has been lowered. How much and by what process?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,860
Posted By stickbuilder
Chirrup......Chirrup. Sent from...

Chirrup......Chirrup.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,374
Posted By stickbuilder
Ugliest touring award goes to...

I'm 70 and have been buying BMW, Mercedes Benz and Audi automobiles since the 1970's. Never have owned one that has been visually modified. I did install a Parrot Bluetooth system in my E46 Touring....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,374
Posted By stickbuilder
See my last post. It would be interesting to see...

See my last post. It would be interesting to see how it shakes out between new and used buyers.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,374
Posted By stickbuilder
Right Dennis, but I'm entitled to my opinion as...

Right Dennis, but I'm entitled to my opinion as well. Question, did you buy yours new, or pre owned? Seems as though those of us who bought new are not disposed to mods as you younger people who are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 962
Posted By stickbuilder
bmw e39 528i taillight retrofit

Why put 2001 lights in a 2000 model car?

That's got to be a record for a run-on sentence.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,374
Posted By stickbuilder
Please tell me that someone, somewhere does not...

Please tell me that someone, somewhere does not think that looks like a piece of crap. Why would anyone do that to a Touring? Why modify perfection? No difference between this turd and any other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By stickbuilder
No I don't, but there are brighter bulbs that you...

No I don't, but there are brighter bulbs that you can run in your current lights. Going to HID lighting on your car is probably not, or should not be plug and play. There are other things for you to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 777
Posted By stickbuilder
What a Weiner! I'd be ashamed to admit to that....

What a Weiner! I'd be ashamed to admit to that. Turn in your Man Card. Someone cut the buttons off his coat.


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