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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By aa240sx
i believe it can be removed, but it will leave a...

i believe it can be removed, but it will leave a obvious opening and I'm not sure but I think the foglight fixture is attached to that piece as well. I'll look at it tonight.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By aa240sx
cold air intake - passenger side, possible?

Hope thread title catches some curiosity and I might get some advice.

Basically, I'm trying to set up a cold air funnel to the ABS Module. I can definitely verify that by setting up this cold air...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 27,363
Posted By aa240sx
just my 2 cents, but the tether on my gas cap was...

just my 2 cents, but the tether on my gas cap was broken/missing too. local junkyard basically gave me a replacement gas cap I found in the yard for like 3 bucks with the tether still intact.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By aa240sx
agreed of course and this is my next step, but I...

agreed of course and this is my next step, but I think this has solved my issue (love jinxing myself).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By aa240sx
Check out my thread on this DSC issue ...

Check out my thread on this DSC issue

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=855038

If the DSC light is always on and you're getting the ABS or brake light then your issue is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By aa240sx
LL-01 - standards are a beautiful thing.

LL-01 - standards are a beautiful thing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By aa240sx
I get the cut of your jib. of course, there's...

I get the cut of your jib. of course, there's better engine options the E39 M5 V8 or a 540i V8 would be a logical choice, but you're dealing with what you have.

However, he's right. the E39 is a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By aa240sx
Solved! For now anyway. So, I happened to...

Solved! For now anyway.

So, I happened to be at a Daiso (kind of a japanese version of a 99 cent store but way cooler) and saw this
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By aa240sx
welcome to the forums. great project, but as...

welcome to the forums.

great project, but as a current owner of an M3 E46, I can tell you the S54 is not a very bullet proof engine choice. Here's some of the things you can expect to do at some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By aa240sx
Looked into this one and it seems a fews guys...

Looked into this one and it seems a fews guys have taken to basically heat shields and ducting to improve the cooling to this module.

I am planning to try this next. I have an 01 530i so it does...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By aa240sx
update - So, thought cleaning the sensors would...

update - So, thought cleaning the sensors would help....they didn't. I'm still experiencing the exact same thing before I cleaned the sensors. I get the DSC light sporadically and some times I can go...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,207
Posted By aa240sx
nice - looks like you'll be quite the contributor...

nice - looks like you'll be quite the contributor to this forum.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By aa240sx
may borrow a buddies FCX tool, but not looking to...

may borrow a buddies FCX tool, but not looking to get a diagnostic tool yet.

Anyway, worked on the ABS sensors last night. Did the front tires left right and rear left right. Took wheels off one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By aa240sx
Will do, but I thought a condition of the...

Will do, but I thought a condition of the trifecta is that the ABS, DSC and brake lights need to come on. Right now, I only get the DSC light. Never any of the other lights for the trifecta and knock...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By aa240sx
advice? no OBD tools available, cleaning ABS wheel sensors, failing that, buying em

So to start I don't have any OBD II devices to read codes..at least not yet. However, the symptoms I'm currently experiencing is an intermittent DSC light. By intermittent, the light doesn't always...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By aa240sx
Nfs021 - you'd be shocked how affordable an E46...

Nfs021 - you'd be shocked how affordable an E46 M3 and E39 M5 can be. At least here in the US, in today's market and if your plan is to DD the heck out of it, your pretty mechanically inclined (and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By aa240sx
I'm afraid my personal opinion of the E36 M3 will...

I'm afraid my personal opinion of the E36 M3 will not be as positive. Sadly, the US received what was basically a tunned 328is spec motor and not the multi throttle bodied beauty shown in your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By aa240sx
If there is another better wine and cheese...

If there is another better wine and cheese pairing than the E39/E46, I can't think of one except possibly an E39/E46.

Nice combo where ever in the world you might be...

Lots of guys here...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By aa240sx
bit of a delay on the post photos, but she's been...

bit of a delay on the post photos, but she's been looking like this for about a month now. still chasing down minor leaks, but otherwise. all done!

My father in law owns a body shop, so he...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By aa240sx
style 5's make the car, nice purchase. at 180K...

style 5's make the car, nice purchase. at 180K miles you must have got a smokin deal. nice.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 90,126
Posted By aa240sx
I've already posted my findings under 1hander's...

I've already posted my findings under 1hander's thread who developed the engine cleaner/compressor to the evap method and can tell you that a combination of

1. Once a month, turn the heat up to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,207
Posted By aa240sx
well stated boostmaster - my 5er (3rd E39 if you...

well stated boostmaster - my 5er (3rd E39 if you can believe it) is also my DD. I think I bought for exactly the same reasons as you did. Nice project, put some money into it, enjoy the work, reap...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,207
Posted By aa240sx
If I had to guess - I would say you paid 2K for...

If I had to guess - I would say you paid 2K for your bimmer. Which on the surface is a great price, but given what looks like a laundry list of upcoming repairs will be quite a costly project. If...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,731
Posted By aa240sx
need to do the VCG myself, got the elring gasket...

need to do the VCG myself, got the elring gasket and grommets sitting there taunting me. biggest fear about doing these jobs is hoping they resolve the oil leak and you don't have to do the rear main...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,731
Posted By aa240sx
beat me to it - haha, still a nice ride bro!

beat me to it - haha,

still a nice ride bro!
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