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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By musa
How does it now shift when the engine is cold...

How does it now shift when the engine is cold after sitting overnight?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By musa
Seemyad, if you haven't found a trusted shop yet,...

Seemyad, if you haven't found a trusted shop yet, checkout zahntech automotive in Redmond. I've used these guys over the years and they're trusted. I work on my cars but whenever I don't have the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 557
Posted By musa
This is the correct coolant level when the engine...

This is the correct coolant level when the engine is cold e.g. after it has sat overnight on a level surface and you check the coolant level in the morning. This is a pic from my X5 E53- same coolant...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By musa
Pics, pics and yet more pics to do justice to...

Pics, pics and yet more pics to do justice to your post:) How's the radio reception? Great all round?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By musa
Over the years I've been leaving alone that drain...

Over the years I've been leaving alone that drain plug during coolant drains. The last coolant drain I did I decided to tackle it. It was actually surprisingly easy with a small wrench and tackled...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By musa
I didn't need to, I got away with a small...

I didn't need to, I got away with a small wrench...some of these special tools can be improvised.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By musa
You have to remove the oxygen sensor, there's no...

You have to remove the oxygen sensor, there's no other way I could see otherwise. Have no fear- just unscrew it and set it aside. Protect it with a plastic bag or something from the coolant spills....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By musa
Perforated leather steering wheel cover, interior...

Perforated leather steering wheel cover, interior LED lights, updated head unit (7" touch screen) with all-in-one bluetooth, nav, usb, dvd, microsd, mic and radio.

'97 528 182K miles and going as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 720
Posted By musa
Where did you buy it from? Have you contacted...

Where did you buy it from? Have you contacted Eonon? They have Live chat and I've found them very responsive even regarding my old Eonon D5124F I bought 2 years ago (contacted them about replacement...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,407
Posted By musa
Hey Jeff, did you talk to them about showing the...

Hey Jeff, did you talk to them about showing the date and time on all screens/sources? I did manage to have Igo show date and time but it's not ideal- the date is too small to see well and also it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,407
Posted By musa
:rofl: your posts are very entertaining....that...

:rofl: your posts are very entertaining....that bracket must have been made by Lucifer himself!:rofl: Sorry for your predicament, but I couldn't resist getting amused by the poetic way you expressed...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 04-21-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By musa
Sold!

Sold!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By musa
Which shop in Bellevue did the job? I happen to...

Which shop in Bellevue did the job? I happen to live there.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 813
Posted By musa
This was exactly my experience and thanks for the...

This was exactly my experience and thanks for the explanation. It left me a little confused as I was following the fluid level check to the letter and with temp monitoring via GT1- fluid trickled for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By musa
In my case the flickering lights issue turned out...

In my case the flickering lights issue turned out to be the battery which I had bought from O'reillys. Replaced it with Les Schwab battery. All has been well over 3 years now.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,518
Posted By musa
HahnSolo, what is the condition of the radiator?...

HahnSolo, what is the condition of the radiator? Was it replaced or cleaned/flushed? On my 528 no matter what I did the car still overheated with temp swings just like yours. It turned out coolant...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By musa
Thank you Dennis. I replaced them with 20" style...

Thank you Dennis. I replaced them with 20" style 87 staggered. What a dramatic difference! My X5 now looks much more aggressive and sporty.

Saw a few more pics of 132 on E39- they're actually not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By musa
Not installing them- some one is buying them....

Not installing them- some one is buying them. Phew:thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By musa
Lightbulb Please tell me I'm "crazy" - considering style 132 on my 528?

Folks, I have BMW factory wheels 19" style 132 staggered with tires off my X5. Been trying to sell them with no luck- and then a "crazy" thought crept into my mind- how about installing these wheels...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-10-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By musa
Dvdlkd, thanks so much for your post. You hit the...

Dvdlkd, thanks so much for your post. You hit the nail on the head- the noise stopped after about 2-3 minutes and was very, very loud. It has not happened again, yesterday after work nor this...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 04-10-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By musa
19" OEM wheels style 132 with Mitchelin HP tires staggered - $1200 (Bellevue, WA)

Have a set of E53 X5 wheels and tires for sale. These are OEM factory wheels staggered setup from my X5. Tires Mitchelin Latitude HP all season 255/50-19 (Front), 285/45-19 (Rear) mounted on rims...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By musa
Yep, the post is a classic case of ambiguity. The...

Yep, the post is a classic case of ambiguity. The mention of a truck was a hint to what he meant.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By musa
Nothing appeared out of the ordinary from a...

Nothing appeared out of the ordinary from a cursory look - no rubber smell, shaking etc. The noise stopped as suddenly as it had started, as if something that caused the noise got dislodged. I'll...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By musa
Loud siren (ambulance) sound from the engine

This morning as I was driving off my '97 528 suddenly started making a loud steady siren (ambulance) sound. After a short time it stopped. I looked under in the hood and nothing seemed amiss. I'll...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By musa
TheWalkinator installed it in his E39 and gave a...

TheWalkinator installed it in his E39 and gave a great feedback. Here's the thread (post #41).
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=763457&page=2
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