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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By DNSinSC
Front Brake Advice

Hello all. It is time to redo the front brakes on our 02' 530i. The rotors have started getting jerky. A question though that will help me avoid spending unnecessary cash is the sensor on the front...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By DNSinSC
(highjack): What type of rim is on your car mio?...

(highjack): What type of rim is on your car mio? That actually looks like a picture of my car but I am not able to find what wheel type that is. I have to do some restoration on mine :)

I do not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By DNSinSC
Good alignment & balance in Southern California area?

Hello all. We are traveling cross country again and are on the west coast in need of balancing and possibly an alignment. We changes the tires before we left the east coast but the 2700 mile trip...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By DNSinSC
Take care John. We use ours for traveling mostly...

Take care John. We use ours for traveling mostly these days. I drive a chevy truck every day myself and my 530 sits in the garage all week. But when I do take it out for a spin it just puts a smile...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By DNSinSC
We bought the battery last year. It is a 950cc...

We bought the battery last year. It is a 950cc Interstate with an 80 month warranty.

I took the battery cable off for about 30 minutes while I searched for answers, prayed about it :angel:, put...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By DNSinSC
[Solved] Battery died and then...

:dunno: We have not been driving our 530i much these days and my wife just cannot resist the urge of plugging the GPS into the lighter socket when we are driving 5 miles from the house... I usually...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By DNSinSC
Yea, it is full. I was more concerned that it...

Yea, it is full. I was more concerned that it was over full, which I heard is damaging as well. But being it drained back out to a trickle I am guessing it is OK. For anyone doing this, on a 2002...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By DNSinSC
Smile Cross country trip and a trans fill question.

Hello all. We made our trip across country and back with our little 530i. Hit Memphis TN, Amarillo TX, Las Vegas NV, LA CA. Drove through the Blue Ridge mountains, the Ozark mountains and some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,983
Posted By DNSinSC
It was the normal price here... I had checked...

It was the normal price here... I had checked Sam's club and cost co and they both had 6 quarts for $35ish. So I checked wal-mart because we needed something else as well and they had 5 quart Mobil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,983
Posted By DNSinSC
Ya know, I happened to go in wal-mart earlier...

Ya know, I happened to go in wal-mart earlier here and they have Mobil 1, a 5 quart jug, for $23.50.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,983
Posted By DNSinSC
In the south at the moment it is 90+ degrees...

In the south at the moment it is 90+ degrees every day. What viscosity should I use here? It is time for an oil change and Napa sounds nice ;o)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,327
Posted By DNSinSC
The bing actually surprised me. As most BMW...

The bing actually surprised me. As most BMW owners I said, Oh no, what now?

It is going to be 19F here tonight in SC and 18F tomorrow. Very unusual for this area but she has fresh BMW cool blue...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,327
Posted By DNSinSC
Bing - The ext temp is now 37F degrees

We were driving home last night and I heard a small "Bing" and the display read:

"The ext temp is now 37F degrees"

Why would it do this? :p
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,469
Posted By DNSinSC
The Service Engine Light came on in our car and I...

The Service Engine Light came on in our car and I used a Peake Research tool to check it. It was "Thermostat stuck open". Luckily we had already ordered the parts to overhaul the cooling system...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By DNSinSC
A month of maintenance.

A month of maintenance.

We recently purchased an 02 530i sport and have now completed a month of maintenance on it preparing it for a 5000 mile road trip. 2500 miles each way. It had 112k...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,091
Posted By DNSinSC
The wood grain panel on our CD player was...

The wood grain panel on our CD player was cracked. It was like that when we bought the car. I got another from a salvage yard. I took lots of pictures and may write up a how to on it in a bit. It...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,182
Posted By DNSinSC
I remember once I pulled into a gas station in a...

I remember once I pulled into a gas station in a 1972 Pontiac Gran Prix. (big block 400 c.i.) after driving about 50 miles at 120mph on a hot summer day in the south. (I was young and dumb with a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,091
Posted By DNSinSC
MID bracket removal

Hi everyone. I am trying to change the bracket that holds the mid and business cd, with the wood grain flap. Our door is broken so I have a new one. I got the mid and the cd out ok but there are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,965
Posted By DNSinSC
That's an excellent idea CN. Next time I cycle...

That's an excellent idea CN. Next time I cycle the fluid ( in about a 1,000 miles) I will give that a try. On this car the fill plug is right beside the exhaust pipe so you cannot get anything above...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,965
Posted By DNSinSC
Thanks everyone. I ended up with 6nm on the pan...

Thanks everyone. I ended up with 6nm on the pan and 35 nm on the fill / drain. I replaced the filter and mounted the pan with the new gasket and then added 4 quarts of fluid, until it ran out the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,965
Posted By DNSinSC
I cannot seem to find the torque for the pan...

I cannot seem to find the torque for the pan bolts and the drain / fill plugs. The DYI's I have read seem to skip over that. Anyone have those handy? I am reassembling :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,182
Posted By DNSinSC
That sounds good to me :thumbup:

That sounds good to me :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,182
Posted By DNSinSC
Nope, I am not familiar with it. This is my first...

Nope, I am not familiar with it. This is my first BMW and I have only had it about a month. All I know is that I love the way that it drives and the 50/50 is probably part of that :thumbup:

But...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,182
Posted By DNSinSC
Thanks everyone. I thought 41 seemed a bit...

Thanks everyone. I thought 41 seemed a bit strange. The rear should be lighter (weight wise) than the front when there is one person on board with it being a front engine design.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,182
Posted By DNSinSC
Tire pressure - 17" 235/45

Hey everyone, I was checking the tire pressure on our 530i today and saw that they were all at 26 psi. All 4 consistent, as if set. Now keep in mind we just bought the car, it has new tires on it...
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