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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,853
Posted By agent15
From what I understand, AutoCheck is the...

From what I understand, AutoCheck is the preferred company of Manheim Auctions. CarFax is better than nothing, though AutoCheck is typically more complete/detailed. Best thing is to have both.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By agent15
Well put. Best success to you John!

Well put.

Best success to you John!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,211
Posted By agent15
I missed it by a tenth, but catching it on 789.0...

I missed it by a tenth, but catching it on 789.0 would have caused an accident on the highway.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7179/6903913597_bfd0ef92ab_z.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,211
Posted By agent15
I took this shot last year, but didn't think...

I took this shot last year, but didn't think about resetting the trip odometer to match up. I should be hitting 123,456 789.0 on the way home today. :D

(Yes my temp sensor has been fixed.)
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 53,426
Posted By agent15
This. Well done Fudman.

This. Well done Fudman.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,709
Posted By agent15
Bee, in your OP you may want to add that BBA's...

Bee, in your OP you may want to add that BBA's American eBay presence is at "bba-remaninc" while their European presence is "bba-reman."

http://stores.ebay.com/bbaremanufacturinginc
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By agent15
Call Derek at Bavarian Performance...

Call Derek at Bavarian Performance (http://bavarian-performance.com/) in Santa Rosa. Tell him I sent you. He probably has a good recommendation for Marin if you don't want to/can't get the car up...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,119
Posted By agent15
Based on my research and on the advice of...

Based on my research and on the advice of bimmerteck, I discarded my like-new Victor Reinz gasket after about 15,000 miles and replaced it with a Genuine BMW one when I had to replace my valve cover.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,911
Posted By agent15
After seeing the recent threads on this subject,...

After seeing the recent threads on this subject, I thought I should update this one with my experience. Whether by my own doing or by the PO's, my valve cover was cracked so the VCG began seeping...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,114
Posted By agent15
Well said - and by someone who knows!

Well said - and by someone who knows!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,114
Posted By agent15
BBA did my module about a year ago, for about...

BBA did my module about a year ago, for about that price. They went up close to $200 shortly after that. Good to see they are offering this great service for a more affordable price again.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-27-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,287
Posted By agent15
BMW coolant is blue.

BMW coolant is blue.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By agent15
No, opening a window will not stop rain from...

No, opening a window will not stop rain from getting inside the car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,190
Posted By agent15
That's the way it works on my car.

That's the way it works on my car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,659
Posted By agent15
The feel, diameter and thickness of the Sport...

The feel, diameter and thickness of the Sport wheel more than offsets its lack of heating elements IMO. Looks great!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By agent15
Don't forget that the center bore for E39s...

Don't forget that the center bore for E39s (74.1mm) is different than the rest of the BMW lineup.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,107
Posted By agent15
I had the very same issue. A new valve cover is...

I had the very same issue. A new valve cover is ~$200.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,673
Posted By agent15
I'm sure I've posted it before, but...

I'm sure I've posted it before, but bimmershops.com (http://www.bimmershops.com/) is a free service, essentially "by the people for the people." bimrs.org (http://www.bimrs.org/) is limited only to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,673
Posted By agent15
http://www.bimmershops.com/

http://www.bimmershops.com/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,475
Posted By agent15
+1. My only complaint about them is they flat...

+1. My only complaint about them is they flat spot overnight, which is exacerbated by colder ambient temps. It takes a few miles to get enough heat in them to fully smooth the ride out. I've heard...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,624
Posted By agent15
Did you read the threads I linked? ZF 5HP19...

Did you read the threads I linked?

ZF 5HP19 Facts, Document, troubleshooting (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=409201) - #66 on.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,903
Posted By agent15
Low RPM whistle is commonly due to a crack in the...

Low RPM whistle is commonly due to a crack in the lower intake boot. Part #7 below:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/u/x/114.png
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By agent15
Dose BMW in El Cajon - Steve Dose...

Dose BMW in El Cajon - Steve Dose (http://www.bimmershops.com/california/dose-bmw-service-inc)


Also see:

ZF 5HP19 Facts, Document, troubleshooting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-04-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By agent15
Though it's not necessarily wisdom, my favorite...

Though it's not necessarily wisdom, my favorite quote is in my signature.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-04-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,624
Posted By agent15
Dose BMW in El Cajon - Steve Dose...

Dose BMW in El Cajon - Steve Dose (http://www.bimmershops.com/california/dose-bmw-service-inc)


Also see:

ZF 5HP19 Facts, Document, troubleshooting...
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