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Forum: Off-Topic 12-17-2012, 07:35 PM
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,291
Posted By rph74
I stand corrected. I don't know if the fluid...

I stand corrected. I don't know if the fluid changed slowly caused the problem, but the tranny gave way last week on the 540. Everything up until then was perfect. I sold the car to a guy locally,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By rph74
That is reassuring! That is what I figured, as I...

That is reassuring! That is what I figured, as I don't see how the injectors could get unplugged. Thanks Ed!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By rph74
Fuel injector clips necessary?

Just did the driver's side valve cover gasket yesterday on my 540-what a PITA! In my frustration, I didn't bother reinstalling the 3 fuel injector clips that attach to the electrical box. I DID...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By rph74
Yet another example of how safe our cars are!...

Yet another example of how safe our cars are! Glad you are ok.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,291
Posted By rph74
I never had shifting issues, but I did have an...

I never had shifting issues, but I did have an issue where I would hear a weird noise whenever I was cruising at 45-65 mph and holding speed. Changing the fluid fixed it completely.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,291
Posted By rph74
I had mine done a few months ago at 165k on my 98...

I had mine done a few months ago at 165k on my 98 540i. No problems!
Forum: Parting Out 12-30-2011, 03:14 PM
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Views: 1,258
Posted By rph74
Rear suspension Air Compressor for X5 4.4

I am selling my Wabco Rear Suspension air compressor for rear air suspension off of my E53 2001 X5. It works perfectly! It is also in pristine condition. I am selling it because I converted my rear...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By rph74
No smog checks where I live (Springfield, MO). ...

No smog checks where I live (Springfield, MO). There are smog checks in St. Louis and Kansas city I believe.

My home state of Illinois is the same way. Where I grew up in Chicagoland they had...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By rph74
I bought my car back in 2003, and the previous...

I bought my car back in 2003, and the previous owner had gutted the cats. The previous owner had simply removed the bulb that lit the CEL. But it came back after I got a new instrument cluster from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,097
Posted By rph74
If you are talking about the rear tires, it is...

If you are talking about the rear tires, it is normal indeed. The only way to get longer life out of them is to have them dismounted and flipped, so that the insides move to the outsides about every...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By rph74
It was the first time that the fluid was ever...

It was the first time that the fluid was ever changed since I bought it. The technician said that there were absolutely no metal filings in the pan. I have all records since this car was purchased...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By rph74
I have the window sticker on my 98 540i sport...

I have the window sticker on my 98 540i sport automatic. The sticker price was 56,000!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,951
Posted By rph74
Rockauto.com has fronts for 66.79, and rears for...

Rockauto.com has fronts for 66.79, and rears for 49.79. I just ordered my fronts from them last week, and I love them! No more squeaking or dust!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By rph74
The tranny fluid was changed just 500 miles ago....

The tranny fluid was changed just 500 miles ago. My shifting had always been ok, the tranny (probably the torque converter) just made funny noises when cruising 40-60, almost like a burping noise....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By rph74
Renewed my love for the E39 after 8 years!

I've owned my 98 540i sport for almost 8 years now. I've finally fixed a few nagging problems that have lingered for a few years now. I didn't realize how much more I would like driving this car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,654
Posted By rph74
That has worked for me several times too. I...

That has worked for me several times too. I would also add that I hold the pulley with my gloved left hand, and whack the wrench with a hammer with my right hand.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2011, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By rph74
Well, I bit the bullet and had the transmission...

Well, I bit the bullet and had the transmission oil change out by a specialist. They used Pentosin ATF btw. Everything shifts fine so far.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By rph74
Thanks Bluebee! I think I will go with the...

Thanks Bluebee! I think I will go with the Valvoline Maxlife, as it is the easiest for me to come by. I'll first do a simple drain and fill, then in a couple of weeks go ahead and drain again and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By rph74
Edjack-Mine is definitely an auto sport made in...

Edjack-Mine is definitely an auto sport made in 11/97. It has the blacked out trim, and the stye 19 wheels. I also have the original window sticker listing the sport package. I could be wrong on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By rph74
If my motor was replaced, would tranny fluid also be replaced?

I'm trying to determine if my auto tranny fluid is original or not. I have 166k on the car, and the original owner replaced the motor (I have the receipt for $13,200!!) at 80,000 miles. Anybody...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,247
Posted By rph74
Way to go! Nice ride! There really is nothing...

Way to go! Nice ride! There really is nothing like driving a paid for car!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,633
Posted By rph74
The bolt you circled is the incorrect bolt! The...

The bolt you circled is the incorrect bolt! The bolt you need to loosen is lower and to the right of the circled bolt (at about 5 o'clock).

When you go to put the new belt on, you will need 2...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,455
Posted By rph74
I had the exact same failure on mine! I will try...

I had the exact same failure on mine! I will try this repair this week hopefully.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,674
Posted By rph74
YES! I have called inquiring about prices, and...

YES! I have called inquiring about prices, and mentioned that I can get these same parts from another dealership ( getbmwparts.com is a great reference ) for $xx.xx. I am always polite, and I tell...
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