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Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 08-26-2015, 09:52 PM
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Posted By gonzilla
E39 Bentley Manual set

Bentley manuals - $90 - Both manuals are basically brand new and in excellent condition. I think I used the main one once. It may have a smudge on one page, but I couldn't find it when taking pics....
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 08-26-2015, 09:49 PM
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Posted By gonzilla
FS: E39 Touring OEM subwoofer, OEM Hella headlight lenses & Dice Silverline

I sold my beloved E39 540 sport touring almost a year ago. This stuff has been hanging around in the garage and I'm finally sick of looking at it. I'd love to sell to someone locally (Los Angeles)...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 08-26-2015, 09:45 PM
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Views: 147
Posted By gonzilla
FS: E39 Touring Bilstein sport rear shocks (for models with sport and SLS)

Bilstein Sport rear shocks - $125 - part# 24-060967 - ONLY for touring models with the sport package and SLS air suspension. Used these for about 10k miles. They started off kind of harsh, but...
Forum: Interior 08-26-2015, 09:42 PM
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Views: 124
Posted By gonzilla
FS: E39 Touring rear sunshades & full Vavona wood trim set

I sold my beloved E39 540 sport touring almost a year ago. This stuff has been hanging around in the garage and I'm finally sick of looking at it. I'd love to sell to someone locally (Los Angeles)...
Forum: Exterior 08-26-2015, 09:38 PM
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Views: 105
Posted By gonzilla
FS: E39 Touring OEM roof spoiler & OEM windshield wipers

I sold my beloved E39 540 sport touring almost a year ago. This stuff has been hanging around in the garage and I'm finally sick of looking at it. I'd love to sell to someone locally (Los Angeles)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,655
Posted By gonzilla
Hey Oscar, Sounds like you got a good one. ...

Hey Oscar,

Sounds like you got a good one. Be sure to visit Rennlist. Tons of info and lots of DIY stuff. I think you'll like it.
http://rennlist.com/forums/997-forum-113/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2014, 12:11 PM
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Views: 1,655
Posted By gonzilla
Yeah, the 996s definitely had RMS problems...

Yeah, the 996s definitely had RMS problems (although I think "all the time" is a real stretch). Most had entire engines replaced under warranty. There were random cracked head problems in the early...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,655
Posted By gonzilla
My personal experience is that I spend a $hit ton...

My personal experience is that I spend a $hit ton more on my 540 than I do on my 993. That thing doesn't break. The newer ones have IMS issues that can unfortunately cause the engines to grenade,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,655
Posted By gonzilla
Check out Rennlist.

Check out Rennlist.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 12:17 PM
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Views: 1,655
Posted By gonzilla
Congrats! What year? How many miles? ...

Congrats! What year? How many miles?



They engineered all of the oversteer out of 911s a long time ago. You have to drive like a moron to get into trouble. Ask me how I know. :confused:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2014, 06:17 PM
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Views: 1,394
Posted By gonzilla
You punched your car?

You punched your car?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2014, 05:28 PM
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Views: 2,968
Posted By gonzilla
As far as their respective cooling systems go,...

As far as their respective cooling systems go, 525,528,530 are not the same as the 540.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,968
Posted By gonzilla
Actually, it keeps everything running at a higher...

Actually, it keeps everything running at a higher temp in my experience. The only thing that's good about it is that it lowers the pressure of the system, although whether that's good or not is also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-21-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,968
Posted By gonzilla
I overhauled everything too, including clutch and...

I overhauled everything too, including clutch and blade. Crazy that we have such different experiences!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,968
Posted By gonzilla
Chief, have you noticed your engine fan and/or...

Chief, have you noticed your engine fan and/or auxiliary fan running more since the switch?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,968
Posted By gonzilla
Hmmm. Never thought of that. I used the...

Hmmm. Never thought of that. I used the "cold-start-stop-fan-with-hand" method of checking the fan and it passed that test. In any event, I might just try switching to conventional 50/50 before...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2014, 04:45 PM
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Views: 2,968
Posted By gonzilla
I switched about a year or so ago. No pressure,...

I switched about a year or so ago. No pressure, but my auxiliary fan is almost ALWAYS on now. That didn't happen before. I'm guessing the car is running hotter. From what I understand, the Evans...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,243
Posted By gonzilla
Can you please post the part number and...

Can you please post the part number and manufacturer here? Thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,243
Posted By gonzilla
I received the box from Bavauto today. According...

I received the box from Bavauto today. According to the instructions, they do indeed replace the inboard bushings of the lower control arm/swing arm/trailing arm. The Bavauto part number is 193526....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,243
Posted By gonzilla
You're absolutely right. I didn't see that the...

You're absolutely right. I didn't see that the bushings from ECS were for the upper control arms. Sorry for any confusion this may have caused. However, as far as I know the Bavauto kit IS for the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,243
Posted By gonzilla
Keep in mind that these are for the E39 platform....

Keep in mind that these are for the E39 platform. Whether or not they have them for the E53 or other vehicles, I don't know. I also found something that sounds similar at ECS, but it says only two...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,243
Posted By gonzilla
I could very well be wrong, but I think that the...

I could very well be wrong, but I think that the off-center holes in the bushing allow the pivot point of the lower arm to move either further inside or outside, thus in-effect, changing the length...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,243
Posted By gonzilla
OK, not the cheapest solution, but a viable...

OK, not the cheapest solution, but a viable solution...

Bavarian Autosport has a rear adjustable camber kit for the E39 that is basically the bushings we are looking for (no affiliation). I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 969
Posted By gonzilla
From what I understand a couple of years ago they...

From what I understand a couple of years ago they decreased the zddp content significantly. That's what made me move to Brad Penn for my Porsche.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 969
Posted By gonzilla
I never hear of Brad Penn outside of Porsche...

I never hear of Brad Penn outside of Porsche circles! I think it's the increased ZDDP that the air-cooled P-car guys like.
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