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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By seemyad
I have been thinking about doing the same. Now...

I have been thinking about doing the same. Now that I know the maintenance is sound, I just may go ahead and pull the trigger on that. I have focused my attention on keeping her in good health. This...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By seemyad
I may be misunderstanding the term "brake...

I may be misunderstanding the term "brake booster". :dunno: I am only familiar with the general term "master cylinder". Please note that although I do perform what I view as minor maintenance myself...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By seemyad
Why I Still Love Driving My E39

Excellent link! Talk about timing. The link you provided goes hand-in-hand with my post from last night entitled "Why I Still Love Driving My E39" located here...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By seemyad
Please show me where the Brake Booster drain is located

I flushed my brake fluid a year or two ago. I purchased a small air compressor from Amazon. I also purchased a spare brake fluid reservoir cap. I drilled a hole in the spare cap and inserted a tire...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Today, 02:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 99
Posted By seemyad
Wanted: 36111094377 IS20 8jX17 inch Wheels

Anyone know where I might find a set of two or four of the stock wheels for my 2002 E39 SP or a suitable substitute? I know the OEMs are no longer being made.

The stamp on the exterior of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 01:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,523
Posted By seemyad
Very Interesting. I do have a question.

My 2002 530i was built in 2001. I do not have DSP. Can someone explain if I need the "CD Changer emulator" as well and if so, why? :dunno:

Here is their website
http://quidzel.com/aux/

Thank...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By seemyad
Wanted: 36111094377 IS20 8jX17 inch Wheels

Anyone know where I might find a set of two or four of the stock wheels for my 2002 E39 SP or a suitable substitute? I know the OEMs are no longer being made.

The stamp on the exterior of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By seemyad
Why I Still Love Driving My E39

My 2002 530-I with SP is still a vision to behold and a lean, mean, performing machine. Her skin stills sparkles (even more so now), and that BMW twinkle is still is her angel eyes. I had her...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,133
Posted By seemyad
Floor mat non-slip liner suggestion

All, I found my driver's side mat sliding around to often for comfort. I purchased a Non-Slip Shelf and Drawer Liner and cut out a section to place under my floor mat. It worked wonders. You can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 38,542
Posted By seemyad
I want one!

How does one get in on the Group Buy?
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 12-20-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,254
Posted By seemyad
Group Buy

I am ready to purchase the unit. How do I apply for the group buy price?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,086
Posted By seemyad
Absolutely!!!!

When I walk toward her I am just in awe or her lines, her stance, the shape of her body. Her package is sporty and her profile is lean. I put comfortable shoes on her so she simply glides down the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,962
Posted By seemyad
I forgot which tire my car came with but the road...

I forgot which tire my car came with but the road noise was driving me insane! I have the Sports package with the stiffer suspension so the road noise traveled from the tires, through the suspension,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,701
Posted By seemyad
How to change the amp (below). Should try speakers first vs the amp.

+1 on replacing speakers first.

To answer your question you can pull the current wiring diagram showing the paired wires that provide the input to the amp and the wires that provide the output to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-04-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By seemyad
Great question. Not sure. Number six is the...

Great question. Not sure. Number six is the hardest plug to get too so I have not removed it since I changed it out. I still add not quite half a quart of oil to my car about three times per year vs...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-01-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By seemyad
Some of it is be caused I moved from a place with...

Some of it is be caused I moved from a place with a 2 1/2 car garage to a barely 1 car garage. Oil change at dealer is because oil alone was around $50. So not worth time and grime to save $40 in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-01-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By seemyad
Purchased at 90k. Currently at 117k. Costs for upkeep thus far (below).

All, I just wanted to give a snapshot of what a typical life with an e39 has been like for me.

2002 E39, SP, PP, CWP (P=package). Black interior/exterior
Asking price $13,000 - Purchase price ~...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By seemyad
Wow! 3 years and running even in mountainous...

Wow! 3 years and running even in mountainous terrain. I have to give it to HAWK. I am thrilled with simply walking up to a car with clean wheels. Sometimes I use to wash my car just because of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By seemyad
You may be correct. That is why in the end I...

You may be correct. That is why in the end I suggest trhe op price around to get a good point of reference for his area. I bought pricier parts than your typical mechanic would install. So when you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By seemyad
Brake Pads - Hawk Performance Ceramic work great!!!

When you state $500 total for "everything" could you provide some more details as to what is included.

For instance, is he changing the rear rotors and pads? My rear rotors were about $50 each...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By seemyad
Brake Pads - Hawk Performance Ceramic work great!!!

Great Fudman! They feel better following our discourse since I matched the rear pads and rotors. I am glad to hear you are going to pull the trigger on these. After they break in I can't wait to hear...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By seemyad
Brake Pads - Hawk Performance Ceramic work great!!!

Last fall I installed a set of Hawk Performance Ceramic brake pads and Centric Rotors on the front of my 530-I with SP. At that time I also replaced 100% of the brake fluid. Several weeks ago I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,455
Posted By seemyad
Hello from the USA. Based on the principles of...

Hello from the USA. Based on the principles of the unit it should work in any vehicle with an rf antenna connected to it. The unit attaches directly to the rf antenna input of any radio. I had to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,844
Posted By seemyad
You are correct. I ordered the connector based on...

You are correct. I ordered the connector based on the description it work on 2002 or later models. They did NOT state 2002 "manufacturered date". My 2002 was manufactured in 2001.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,844
Posted By seemyad
I can only offer a hypothesis. Some...

I can only offer a hypothesis.

Some authentic Sporst Package vehicles may or may NOT have PDC based on the year it was manufactured or some other variable. For instance, I drive a 2002 530 I with...
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