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Forum: General BMW Questions 05-31-2016, 09:26 AM
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Posted By speedemn
Opinions on BMW warranty/protection/service packages

In buying a demo vehicle from the BMW dealer is there any value in adding any of the following packages? I tend to keep my cars long term in general. These are all in kms (Canadian car).


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-07-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By speedemn
Are the instructions in this DIY thread...

Are the instructions in this DIY thread comprehensive or missing any steps?
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=336748

This morning I was not able to start the car even with rolling...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 12-06-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,472
Posted By speedemn
What is wrong with the DIY directions in post 1...

What is wrong with the DIY directions in post 1 above? Is it missing something?
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3813009&postcount=1
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By speedemn
E39 540i 6-spd manual starter replacement

Folks - I need some advice here.

I believe that my starter is intermittently shot and am considering a replacement. I would like to DIY if it is reasonable to do so. I found these directions in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,804
Posted By speedemn
Did this mystery code ever get deciphered? I...

Did this mystery code ever get deciphered? I cannot seem to find any other thread where it is.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By speedemn
I have the stock spherical 2003 (non m-tech)...

I have the stock spherical 2003 (non m-tech) foglight. Good point on the housing potentially not being appropriate for a "polite" beam pattern. Does the stock foglight housing have an adjustment...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By speedemn
2003 E39 H8 fog HID conversion

I am surprised that there isn't any info on the specific point of the logistics of the installation of a H8 HID kit in the foglight and where the ballast would mount since the stock system is just a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,443
Posted By speedemn
Reading through the links in more detail they...

Reading through the links in more detail they don't specifically address the RainX windshield washer fluid myth (if it is one) that I described above. Is this product safe to use or does it have the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,443
Posted By speedemn
I didn't see those threads actually... but wow...

I didn't see those threads actually... but wow very helpful ... and nice link on how to re-calibrate windshield washer nozzles as well!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,443
Posted By speedemn
Windshield washer fluid - BMW vs RainX

I tried some searches on this without being able to find anything conclusive. For years I had heard that I should avoid RainX windshield washer fluid as it can cause issues with the washer fluid...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By speedemn
The old VXX became the V6 when the new VXX was...

The old VXX became the V6 when the new VXX was released which supposedly outperforms the old VXX (now V6). The price on the VXX is $149 and V6 is $99 - no sale on either currently from what I can...
Forum: Performance 10-04-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By speedemn
Gauging Interest FS: E39 540i Dinan and aftermarket parts

I am looking to gauge interest to see if any of these parts would be of use to anyone here. These are on my car right now but I might have a sale coming up where some of these parts might be able to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By speedemn
I am just looking for the angel eye bulb...

I am just looking for the angel eye bulb replacement... not the rings or the headlight housing itself at all.

I am completely OK with buying the OEM bulb for the `corner lights`which are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By speedemn
Another angel eye question

I have done extensive research on this and 2 other forums trying to compare the Umnitza VXX and Angel iBright 3.0 to figure out which is the best performing package. Seems like those are the 2 top...
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 10-01-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,885
Posted By speedemn
I'm in Toronto area... check PM.

I'm in Toronto area... check PM.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,838
Posted By speedemn
The dealer installed the "BMW" stamped plug which...

The dealer installed the "BMW" stamped plug which is 4-prong.

The OEM for these plugs is Bosch or NGK but when they supply to BMW, stamped "BMW" the result part # is the same off the BMW shelf. ...
Forum: Performance 09-02-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,448
Posted By speedemn
Front or rear? Dinan or stock?

Front or rear?
Dinan or stock?
Forum: Performance 08-27-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,448
Posted By speedemn
Gauging Interest FS: E39 540i Dinan and aftermarket parts

I am looking to gauge interest to see if any of these parts would be of use to anyone here. These are on my car right now but I might have a sale coming up where some of these parts might be able to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By speedemn
The wiring loom is tightly packed and completely...

The wiring loom is tightly packed and completely concealed by the black rubber sheath. I would have to nearly rip it open to get a good shot.

After some intensive root cause analysis the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,838
Posted By speedemn
Quick update from the OP here... Got the new...

Quick update from the OP here...

Got the new plugs and installed from the dealer... the car right off the bat has given me about 5-10% better gas mileage (such a large variance because of my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,838
Posted By speedemn
Spark plug change - options and other test suggestions

Thanks everyone for the feedback.

In the past I have done my own plugs (back when I had the time before a little family). But one thing that I did find when buying the generic equivalent plugs...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 06-06-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,277
Posted By speedemn
BMW Style 42 BBS two piece wheels Polished lips set of 5

Just to clarify... this is not a staggered set... all 4 wheels are the same width?


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Forum: Wheels and Tires 06-06-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,037
Posted By speedemn
WTB - E39 Wheels and Tires

Interested in a used set of style 32? One of the rims is near brand new.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,838
Posted By speedemn
Spark plug change - options and other test suggestions

I had my plugs changed out at about 235,000 kms and now my 2003 540i/6 is at 383,000 kms. Is it a safe bet that I should probably chance the plugs now?


I have a few questions if I do go down...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By speedemn
No worries... yes I got that... :) I...

No worries... yes I got that... :)

I believe it is the switch... didn't have a chance to check with an ohmmeter yet but will be going to the dealer for another issue and they will look at this...
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