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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,046
Posted By paferri
Thanks for the heads up 540, but in my experience...

Thanks for the heads up 540, but in my experience with the Bilstein HD's in 3 years time are that they are way too stiff for every day driving.

What swayed my final decision in picking Bilsteins...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,046
Posted By paferri
Well it appears I am also effected by this flaw....

Well it appears I am also effected by this flaw. After re-doing my entire front and rear suspension about 3 years ago with Lemfoeder and Bilstein HD's all around including new bearings all around....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By paferri
sweet..... Hope it resolves your shaking...

sweet.....

Hope it resolves your shaking steering wheel issue, but as an FYI, I had similar before doing the brakes and several other overhauls on the car...ended up being my thrust arms and the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-25-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By paferri
According to my mechanic, this can and does...

According to my mechanic, this can and does happen with these cars at this age. Chalk it up as another poor design by BMW as the housing should have been metal instead of plastic.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-25-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By paferri
Wow, just got back from the dealer and realized I...

Wow, just got back from the dealer and realized I have the same exact issue.

Long story short, had a complete cooling system overhaul back in 2010 along with a bunch of other preventive...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,712
Posted By paferri
lol Fud.... I can relate, like when she's...

lol Fud....

I can relate, like when she's looking in the mirror and says " Does this make me look fat?"

and I tell her, no honey, it's the fat that makes you look fat......
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By paferri
My bad, its been a while, they are actually...

My bad, its been a while, they are actually bigger than other models at 74.1mm compared to variants of 72.xx for other models, so Jim is correct
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By paferri
either that or it is the pads you are using. I...

either that or it is the pads you are using. I have read a very similar occurance in past threads with ceramic pads, and really cold weather where they did not bite on first use. I am using akebono...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By paferri
nope, the e39 has a unique smaller bore size than...

nope, the e39 has a unique smaller bore size than other models, not without spacers which I would not recommend
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,973
Posted By paferri
hey Josh...how ya been man? I did a drain...

hey Josh...how ya been man?

I did a drain and fill with new filter and gasket about a year and a half ago at 74k with reguler BMW ATF. I then did the same with yet another filter and gasket about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,041
Posted By paferri
Well, when I bought the car in 2008 I had no...

Well, when I bought the car in 2008 I had no issues except for the violent steering wheel shudder when braking. Started modding the interior and exterior, learning the ins and outs of the car by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2011, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By paferri
just look up the specs for the I6.....7.2 quarts,...

just look up the specs for the I6.....7.2 quarts, 7 each change is fine, I never lose a drop:thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,552
Posted By paferri
Bought a case of 10 on ebay for about $56.00...

Bought a case of 10 on ebay for about $56.00 shipped.about a year ago..........
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By paferri
Just need to correct some false information that...

Just need to correct some false information that was given here in that the earlier models were more prone to failure. If their is any evidence of this, please provide it for all of us to share, not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By paferri
Here's an idea as I already did it on the drivers...

Here's an idea as I already did it on the drivers side door handle and on my center arm rest (the black grip portion towards the front)

I went to a local fabric store and bought a few yards of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,756
Posted By paferri
I don't know guys.....I have been running a K&N...

I don't know guys.....I have been running a K&N filter for about 3 years in my air box now....absolutely no issues. Follow the instructions, don't over lubricate the filter after cleaning, and you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By paferri
Congrats, and welcome aboard.........:thumbup: ...

Congrats, and welcome aboard.........:thumbup:

CN....I have been in honeymoon mode for well over 2 years now and I am not quite done with her yet......getting close though
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,192
Posted By paferri
Jason, In my experience with cars and even...

Jason, In my experience with cars and even computers (since it is my line of work) there are faulty parts all the time. Brand new hard drives, Power supplies , memory, etc, that are bad out of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,437
Posted By paferri
Springs being cut makes no sense at all besides...

Springs being cut makes no sense at all besides lowering the car even further and creating a bumpier ride besides it not being safe. I am afraid that with 20" wheels, you will get rubbing regardless....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,192
Posted By paferri
Jason....good question, the rotors and pads were...

Jason....good question, the rotors and pads were brand new and installed in may/2010. not sure what happened, but I know something is not right. I am going to guess its was the pads that caused the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,192
Posted By paferri
Jason, the pads and rotors have uneven...

Jason, the pads and rotors have uneven wear...they are that bad. Besides, the rotors already have some pretty nice grooves etched in them...completely unacceptable after 6 months...getting the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,192
Posted By paferri
getting an RMA replacement for the original Balo...

getting an RMA replacement for the original Balo rotors and textar ceramic fusion pads. Just ordered Zimmerman flats w/z-coat and Akebono pads and have arranged to install them in about 2 weeks.

I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,192
Posted By paferri
thx Josh....was lokking for that reading as I did...

thx Josh....was lokking for that reading as I did come across it a while ago.

Is it neccessary to bed in ceramics though? Everyone I ask says there is no need to bed ceramic pads, or is this a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,192
Posted By paferri
wish i did the first time around Mark, and will...

wish i did the first time around Mark, and will definately consider you guys for all my needs in the future....including brakes and rotors....you guys have always been top notch when ordering from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,192
Posted By paferri
received a response today from pelican in they...

received a response today from pelican in they will honor an RMA advising me to purchase what i want and then return the current rotors and pads after the new ones are installed for full...
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