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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:25 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 57,677
Posted By Albo
Got hit by the infamous "Check Brake Linings"...

Got hit by the infamous "Check Brake Linings" warning message. I'll have to google what this means.


J/K


Have Hawk HPS pads and new rotors and sensors ready to go on tomorrow while I watch...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 767
Posted By Albo
Much better! Makes the wheels look twice as good.

Much better! Makes the wheels look twice as good.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 57,677
Posted By Albo
The gauge faces are actually grey. I purchased...

The gauge faces are actually grey. I purchased them as a set of four from eBay, but I did not apply the ones that go with the temp gauge and gas gauge. You have to remove and disassemble the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 57,677
Posted By Albo
Took some time to install my newly acquired...

Took some time to install my newly acquired Slimmbones CSL Style Splitters:

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2,370
Views: 261,929
Posted By Albo
Thanks man... I have a Magnaflow 14816. It...

Thanks man... I have a Magnaflow 14816. It requires a slight trimming of the rear diffuser, but not much. You basically have to round the edges of the opening.

Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Albo
That's a beautiful car...sorry to see you go, but...

That's a beautiful car...sorry to see you go, but good luck with the new vehicle. At least you still have a great backup (the M3)!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,003
Posted By Albo
I gave Ray a call @ 1115 today. He seems like an...

I gave Ray a call @ 1115 today. He seems like an intelligent fellow. I asked him 2 important questions. 1) How would they deal with the symptoms of VANOS seal failure in an M52TU or M54 motor? and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,003
Posted By Albo
I respect your desire for empirical data,...

I respect your desire for empirical data, bluebee, however there ARE numerous people that reached the point of VANOS Seal failure sufficiently enough to elicit noticeable and marked symptoms.

My...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 57,677
Posted By Albo
Thanks! I haven't always taken good pictures of...

Thanks! I haven't always taken good pictures of the car, but i'm working on it.


Stay tuned for some more updates later today.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 57,677
Posted By Albo
Very carefully.....verrrrrry carefully.

Very carefully.....verrrrrry carefully.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By Albo
Intersting!! I would like them... ...

Intersting!!

I would like them...

136,639 miles.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 57,677
Posted By Albo
Received my TopSpeed Performance Strut Brace over...

Received my TopSpeed Performance Strut Brace over the weekend. It's an alloy bar with a nice looking Dry Carbon Fiber Wrap....

Opened up the box:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By Albo
I used a Stage 2 Torque Converter from Revmax...

I used a Stage 2 Torque Converter from Revmax Torque Converters. A number of members here and on other forums have used TC's from them and I haven't heard any complaints. I love the increased stall...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By Albo
+1. This is a very common problem for the 530i. ...

+1. This is a very common problem for the 530i. I see that you've done a lot maintenance recently on it and it can be very frustrating, but ultimately you are pretty heavily invested into the car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 57,677
Posted By Albo
I purchased the Metal Gauge Rings and Grey Gauge...

I purchased the Metal Gauge Rings and Grey Gauge Faces off of Ebay. Do a search there and you should find them as well.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 57,677
Posted By Albo
I liked the old ones a lot, but I've always...

I liked the old ones a lot, but I've always wanted these ACS wheels. The car looks the best it ever has to me, but I've still got the BBS wheels to swap out if I ever want to change things up.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,003
Posted By Albo
I did this procedure about 1 1/2 months ago on my...

I did this procedure about 1 1/2 months ago on my 530i. It is not difficult. Once you have the Valve Cover off, the VANOS is quite easy to remove via the instructions in that link. I think it took...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,003
Posted By Albo
Ditto!! That's the one...

Ditto!! That's the one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 57,677
Posted By Albo
A few more shots that I wanted to add to the...

A few more shots that I wanted to add to the official build thread...

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By Albo
Oh man... JimLev is going to give you an earful...

Oh man... JimLev is going to give you an earful :yikes:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 676
Posted By Albo
I experienced this same issue with my last set of...

I experienced this same issue with my last set of wheels...the BBS CK's. What looks good to you may not look good to many others. In addition, some wheels look far better in person than they do in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By Albo
It will sound awesomer, though. AFE or...

It will sound awesomer, though.

AFE or DINAN..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By Albo
Looks like a nice drop. Now you just need some...

Looks like a nice drop. Now you just need some new wheels/tires.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By Albo
Thanks, i'm very happy with the outcome.

Thanks, i'm very happy with the outcome.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By Albo
Thanks Dennis.. I figured you would like them. ...

Thanks Dennis.. I figured you would like them. The car now has that "Executive" look that we all like.

I may go for that AVIN Avant-2 Headunit...would love to have an integrated Android solution...
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