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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,336
Posted By bkovalick
I will agree that a lot of eBay stuff is the...

I will agree that a lot of eBay stuff is the identical product, just cheaper in most circumstances. But I've been screwed over on eBay a few too many times so a little more money is worth it to me...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,336
Posted By bkovalick
I got mine for $99 painted at bavauto.com

I got mine for $99 painted at bavauto.com
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By bkovalick
Thank you.... I do plan on...

Thank you....



I do plan on supercharging it soon but my main reason for a tuner is a little increase in power but mainly the rev limited and top speed limiter.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By bkovalick
255 width in rear will be stretched to fit the...

255 width in rear will be stretched to fit the rims. As long as offsets are proper you can fit a 275/30r20 in rear and front is a 245/35r20. I already did the test fit on mine before I ordered...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By bkovalick
Electronic tuner...

Does anyone have an electronic tuner like the shark injector or the Dinan reflash? I've used tuning on many vehicles, some were great and some weren't worth the the money in the slightest. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,121
Posted By bkovalick
I looked on AllData today and it says exactly...

I looked on AllData today and it says exactly what I was saying.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,478
Posted By bkovalick
I read it a few different places. And was told...

I read it a few different places. And was told by a few different people. That's why I think that. And for the record even if I was given wrong info. I'll stand by what I use. But regardless...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,121
Posted By bkovalick
Let me find the stuff and I'll post pics. I could...

Let me find the stuff and I'll post pics. I could care less what you think or wanna believe. And as many vehicles as I've worked on I never once have used transmission fluid in my power steering...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By bkovalick
I never said it had to be royal purple. I just...

I never said it had to be royal purple. I just said I use royal purple. Use Mobil 1 or redline or amsoil. All very good stuff. Why you took it as me saying it had to be royal purple is beyond...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By bkovalick
The composition of fluids differs vastly. An...

The composition of fluids differs vastly. An performance varies vastly as well. A dollar bottle isn't a good quality fluid. Just like cheap oil versus high quality oil. I use all royal purple...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,121
Posted By bkovalick
As I said before on a different thread, you can...

As I said before on a different thread, you can believe what I say or not believe it. I don't really care. This is a forum, it's meant for sharing information. That simple. Flaming people is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By bkovalick
Good call on that one too.

Good call on that one too.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,478
Posted By bkovalick
Um... Power Steering fluid. I use Royal...

Um... Power Steering fluid. I use Royal Purple. But as long as it conforms to the standards of BMW which all you to do is read the bottle, then it'll be fine. And since some people feel they...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,478
Posted By bkovalick
I'll Stand by that it's the wrong fluid. Does...

I'll Stand by that it's the wrong fluid. Does it work? Yes. Does it work properly and efficiently? Not at all.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,121
Posted By bkovalick
Automotive repair manuals and certified mechanic....

Automotive repair manuals and certified mechanic. Same places you can.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By bkovalick
Do not listen to anyone who puts automatic...

Do not listen to anyone who puts automatic transmission fluid in their power steering. That is the worst thing you can do. ATF on the cap is a German acronym. It doesn't stand for what we think...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,336
Posted By bkovalick
I bought my black one from Bavarian Autosport. ...

I bought my black one from Bavarian Autosport. But I'm taking my trunk lid off and replacing it with a carbon fiber one soon so the spoiler will be pointless. If you cant find one hit me up and I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,121
Posted By bkovalick
Wait. Are you really putting transmission fluid...

Wait. Are you really putting transmission fluid into your power steering reservoir!? That ATF is a German acronym. Not standing for automatic transmission fluid. Do a full P/S Flush. Get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,145
Posted By bkovalick
Certain vehicles they look on on. The way this...

Certain vehicles they look on on. The way this one is set up its not bad. But all in all not something I would ever spend money on. Truly pointless for a mediocre look.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,478
Posted By bkovalick
I owned a shop for years working in high end cars...

I owned a shop for years working in high end cars and highly modified lifted trucks. We would do the work and eye ball and measure every time for alignments. And while it was close. Every time...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By bkovalick
Check the passenger rear taillight connections. ...

Check the passenger rear taillight connections. They are notorious for corrosion due to the proximity to the battery
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By bkovalick
Kudos. It's always nice to see people DIY. ...

Kudos. It's always nice to see people DIY. Did you swap brake fluid and power steering fluid and coolant lately as well? What fluids did you use?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,196
Posted By bkovalick
If you buy a Bentley repair manual, head gasket...

If you buy a Bentley repair manual, head gasket jobs aren't that hard to DIY but I recommend finding a machine shop to deck the head before reinstalling it. You can DIY for a couple hundred bucks at...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-26-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By bkovalick
Welcome

Welcome
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,945
Posted By bkovalick
The way you phrased it I thought you were saying...

The way you phrased it I thought you were saying his intake was the best option and stock was the second best. Guess I misunderstood. My bad. Cuz my intake is under the hood still... But there's...
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