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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 572
Posted By BadBrad
My car also has been doing this the whole time...

My car also has been doing this the whole time I've owned it, approx 8 years and 50k miles. It appears the cause is that the engine RPM (500 RPM) is lower than it should be as the trans shifts into...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,748
Posted By BadBrad
Get a machine shop to do it for you. Not worth...

Get a machine shop to do it for you. Not worth ruining those wheels to save a few bucks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By BadBrad
I'll second the Michelin PSS

I'll second the Michelin PSS
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,630
Posted By BadBrad
I have a 2003 540 M-Sport with auto trans that I...

I have a 2003 540 M-Sport with auto trans that I bought used in 2008 with 74k miles on it. It came with all the original manuals including the service schedule booklet. In there, it says to change...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,428
Posted By BadBrad
Dealer said they had parts in stock but would not...

Dealer said they had parts in stock but would not replace it until official kit is issued.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,428
Posted By BadBrad
Maybe some dealers will replace them now, but...

Maybe some dealers will replace them now, but mine won't. They told me that BMW has yet to get the proper replacements out to the dealers. They will contact me when they do.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,509
Posted By BadBrad
Read through this thread for an inexpensive...

Read through this thread for an inexpensive upgrade to the Nokia box subs.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1909789-Replacing-Garbage-Subwoofers-from-DSP&highlight=speakers
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,448
Posted By BadBrad
Don't know for sure but look at the below links...

Don't know for sure but look at the below links for some of the info I discovered while searching the forums....

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=912513
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,448
Posted By BadBrad
This is what I did to get the DSP system to...

This is what I did to get the DSP system to acceptable performance levels......without having to resort to changing out the head unit.

- Changed all speakers with two sets of Boston Acoustics...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By BadBrad
Look at this thread...

Look at this thread (http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1909789-Replacing-Garbage-Subwoofers-from-DSP&highlight=speakers). Install a pair of Rockford Fosgate 10" DVC low profile subs...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By BadBrad
Actually, it doesn't need to be BMW OE glass, it...

Actually, it doesn't need to be BMW OE glass, it just needs to be any windshield with the sensor pre-installed from the factory. Then it becomes plug and play for installation of the mirror base.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,221
Posted By BadBrad
+1 on that Fudman!

+1 on that Fudman!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,017
Posted By BadBrad
I replaced my cracked radiator a little over a...

I replaced my cracked radiator a little over a year ago with a new Behr unit from Bavauto.com. It was made in SA so i thought I was all set for a while. Last week i got the low coolant warning on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By BadBrad
Replacing the engine & trans mounts will not...

Replacing the engine & trans mounts will not solve the abrupt downshift to 1st when coming to a stop! This is inherent in the E39s with 4.4 and auto trans as they get a little worn. It's caused by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 824
Posted By BadBrad
Those tires are DANGEROUS, period. Do not drive...

Those tires are DANGEROUS, period. Do not drive on them if you value your life. Tires older than six years should not be used in the first place and I would venture a guess that they are at least 10...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,264
Posted By BadBrad
Last year I installed two sets of the Boston...

Last year I installed two sets of the Boston Acoustic SC50s along with two Rockford Fosgate R2SD4-10, 10" low profile DVC subs, mounted under the rear parcel shelf similar to the M-Audio setup. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,398
Posted By BadBrad
No, No, No..... There is no such thing as a...

No, No, No.....

There is no such thing as a M-Tech package. Period. No such thing.....There are M-Tech parts that come from the M division of BMW. Some of those parts are common to both the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,959
Posted By BadBrad
And specifically what module might that be........

And specifically what module might that be........
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-21-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By BadBrad
LOL, Looks as though you have a real "Stealer"...

LOL, Looks as though you have a real "Stealer" near you also!! My local BMW "Stealer" does the same thing. They jack the price up way beyond what the real MSRP should be.

I just looked up the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By BadBrad
Go here...

Go here (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7602099&highlight=#post7602099).....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,987
Posted By BadBrad
This is widely know throughout the BMW...

This is widely know throughout the BMW community......the V8 engines with vanos are noisy once they get around 60k miles. There is nothing wrong with them and typically will go 200k+ miles if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,111
Posted By BadBrad
Those are reconditioned OEM style 37s for E39s....

Those are reconditioned OEM style 37s for E39s. They are painted silver not polished/clear coated as they come new form the factory. And just try getting them....nobody has them in stock, they have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,111
Posted By BadBrad
IMO, nothing beats the classic look of the style...

IMO, nothing beats the classic look of the style 37s on an E39.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,111
Posted By BadBrad
The OEM Style 37s only come in 18". If you see...

The OEM Style 37s only come in 18". If you see any 19" style 37s on the net, then they are reps...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,111
Posted By BadBrad
That price is too high. Go here...

That price is too high. Go here (http://www.tomkinsonbmwparts.com/) and insert the part numbers below ......
8X19 Style 37 P/N 36112229635 - $376.72 ea.
9X19 Style 37 P/N 36112229640 - $412.26 ea....
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