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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 47
Posted By haolibird
I replaced my switch, and am using the same key. ...

I replaced my switch, and am using the same key.

So, yes...to answer your question, you retain your original key.

Drive on, Watson!

T
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,307
Posted By haolibird
170k on 540. 100k since I bought it in 09. ...

170k on 540.
100k since I bought it in 09.

124k on the M5

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By haolibird
Nice shop I just can't afford them on my 150k a...

Nice shop
I just can't afford them on my 150k a year paycheck...
PPI might be a good choice.
The guy I referred you to is more reasonable, and not as flashy.
2200 quote for clutch vs 1100 from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By haolibird
Ted PM me. I have two in Miramar. One of...

Ted
PM me.
I have two in Miramar.
One of them I would use for the PPI, the other for maintenance.
Tom

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By haolibird
Helmet First I have heard of this. Should...

Helmet
First I have heard of this.
Should this be done before I disconnect the battery every time.?
OP, please pardon the thread-jack.
Mahalo
T

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By haolibird
What part of the country are you in? Get a...

What part of the country are you in?
Get a manual.
5k? Not bad for an e39 if its been maintained.
BE PATEINT!
In time, it will seek You out...
OB Wan

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By haolibird
I paid 18.5k for mine. It has a few extra...

I paid 18.5k for mine.
It has a few extra goodies, '03, very well maintained, is Imola RED/Caramel interior, 117k on the clock.
Overall, it is an 8.5 out of 10. (mileage)

Worth every f'ckin...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By haolibird
Check this out: ...

Check this out:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DE93&mospid=47592&btnr=11_2653&hg=11&fg=15

Part of the CCV system.

You need Realoem.com!
Put the last 7 digits of your VIN in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By haolibird
edjack, Thanks for all the info you have...

edjack,

Thanks for all the info you have contributed on the detent subject. (Not to mention every thing else)

I freaked out when my trans started shift like crap, and I believe there was a link...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By haolibird
New clutch & detent replacement

After 170k, it was time for a new clutch in the 540.
The Indy I used had the flywheel re-surfaced, and installed a Sachs unit.

As I was having heap big problems shifting, I ordered the Detent...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By haolibird
I always smile when the "Cost of the V8" subject...

I always smile when the "Cost of the V8" subject comes up, always followed by a CCV delete thread, etc!

My car has been trouble free.
I have changed the valve cover gaskets, and the cooling...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By haolibird
D Great post. Makes me proud to own 2. Keep...

D
Great post.
Makes me proud to own 2.
Keep popping in.
Tom

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 883
Posted By haolibird
Vincent You just saved me $80.00! If/when you...

Vincent
You just saved me $80.00!
If/when you go to "Pick - your - part"in CV, hit me with a pm.
Lunch is on me.
Mahalo!
Tom

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 987
Posted By haolibird
I don't think you guy's appreciate how cool it...

I don't think you guy's appreciate how cool it looks in the engine compartment...
I know my a** is not wrong... because the strut has "Dinan" written on it!
Dame it, it sure FEELS like it drives...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 987
Posted By haolibird
Uh...Fudman, How would a shock tower brace...

Uh...Fudman,

How would a shock tower brace figure into the equation?
Just put one on the M5, and it felt like "something" was pushing down on the front end, allowing me to haul a** around tight...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By haolibird
I tried Red line in the 540 and it was terrible....

I tried Red line in the 540 and it was terrible.
I then switched to RP, and after an afternoon, it started shifting normally.
It does have a short shifter as well.
To be fair to RL, I am...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,635
Posted By haolibird
Gotta chime inů. Have had my 98 540...

Gotta chime inů.

Have had my 98 540 since Dec 09.
Paid 10k, had 77k on the clock.
Put just under 100k/miles on her since.

I have changed:
Cooling system
Front bushings
Alternator
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By haolibird
A quart? Not the mounts... Brake fluid? ...

A quart?
Not the mounts...
Brake fluid?
You'll want to clean that up before it melts your car!
Good luck on finding the leak.

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By haolibird
I believe the engine mounts are filled with...

I believe the engine mounts are filled with fluid.
Not a lot, obviously.

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,020
Posted By haolibird
2nd, THAT'S BS! it will be all over the...

2nd,
THAT'S BS!
it will be all over the engine compartment.
So There!
Hb

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,020
Posted By haolibird
Larry It's obvious you're not really paying...

Larry
It's obvious you're not really paying attention.
I Google'd "Evans" and would still be reading into Saturday, with all the information.
Regardless, I made the Cummins reference.
It came...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By haolibird
Well said, 'Horns! Sorry Art, I meant to say...

Well said, 'Horns!

Sorry Art, I meant to say "Welcome!"

T
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,020
Posted By haolibird
Plenty of us using with good results. It's been...

Plenty of us using with good results.
It's been in my 540 for over 4 years.
Cummins thinks the stuff is worth it.

Citizen, I see no reason to want to drop your cooling system PSI from 30 to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By haolibird
Tour, I just did the upgrade in my 98...

Tour,

I just did the upgrade in my 98 540/DSP.
I used the following speakers with great results:

Pioneer TS-SW841D 8 In. Shallow-Mount Subwoofer in the trunk
Pioneer TS-A1304C A-Series 5 1/4"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By haolibird
Art, Nice intro into the world of BMW. I'll...

Art,
Nice intro into the world of BMW.
I'll spare you my opinion on looks.
Your first assignment is a week of using the search function, and starting with responses to other "New member" posts.
...
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