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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By mosearch
Koni Sport Yellow lifespan

What is the expected service life of Koni Sports?

I installed them front and rear at 99,000 miles on the OEM sport springs. Y2K 528i. Also replaced the mounts, wheel bearings, tie-rods, and thrust...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By mosearch
I have had the Koni Sport (Yellows) on my year...

I have had the Koni Sport (Yellows) on my year 2000 528i for about 45,000 miles. They went on at 99,000 (now have 146,000 miles on car) also replaced the "hats" ...but stuck with stock sport package...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By mosearch
Follow-up / close-out. It was indeed the...

Follow-up / close-out.
It was indeed the throttle position sensor, which, on my car, is incorporated within the throttle body and not serviceable on it's own. So I brought it back to my Indy, who...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By mosearch
That may be the case; but I don't think the...

That may be the case; but I don't think the switch is available separately...so if cleaning does not work; I suppose replacement of the whole she-bang will be required.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By mosearch
Update on this issue; I purchased a Creator C310...

Update on this issue; I purchased a Creator C310 v.5.1 scan tool in the hopes of getting more info. This is what I have:

75 Plausibility, signal, pedal travel sensor (in thr.) pot. 1/2 (OBDII :...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By mosearch
Well, I got pretty excited about these trucks as...

Well, I got pretty excited about these trucks as they seemed to offer the kind of utility I need while still providing a semi-performance driving experience. So I searched around a bit and found a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-12-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By mosearch
OK...but what was the watershead tech...

OK...but what was the watershead tech breakthrough that makes the 2004 the earliest version to buy? And exactly where does it change?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By mosearch
Right...but I was under the impression the PPS is...

Right...but I was under the impression the PPS is incorporated within the $600 throttle body that was replaced last year...? Is it actually a separate replaceable part?

But I am now considering...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By mosearch
P1542 - Pedal Position Sensor - kick down switch ?

Anyone care to speculate as to why I get a "P1542" code, complete with limp mode, and have to pull over and reset ...ONLY when I stomp on the accellerator pedal? Seems like the kick-down switch is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 844
Posted By mosearch
Kind of a late reply to your thread, but I am...

Kind of a late reply to your thread, but I am pretty sure the shroud has a significant fiberglass content...
Yesterday I replaced my thermostat for the third time (car has 140,000 miles)...and my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-03-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,157
Posted By mosearch
Concord, NH, or Concord CA...or where ?

Concord, NH, or Concord CA...or where ?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 263
Posted By mosearch
Looking for an AC expert shop in the 415/510

Does anyone have a favorite Air Conditioning service provider in the Marin or East Bay areas? An indy shop that can quickly and effeciently take my non-functional e39 AC and make it blow cold again....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By mosearch
Alternator Serpentine belt length 528i

I spent a very frustrating 2 hours yesterday trying to fit a new serpentine belt following the well known oil filter housing gasket replacement. The job had gone well until this point; and i was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 89,927
Posted By mosearch
I've got to say that my mity vac used to...

I've got to say that my mity vac used to suck...which was a very good thing. Now it hardly sucks at all...which is bad.
Has anybody had any luck renovating the venturi? Mine is the MV7300 version...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By mosearch
Sorry;didn't mean to post ...big thumbs.

Sorry;didn't mean to post ...big thumbs.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-02-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,983
Posted By mosearch
:confused:...My 528i consumes so little oil...

:confused:...My 528i consumes so little oil during normal operation that I can't see any change on the dipstick between changes. Not sure where you are getting the data on "BMW to consume a quart...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,980
Posted By mosearch
Well, it's a semantic question, I guess....

Well, it's a semantic question, I guess. Valvoline claims it's synthetic:

"Valvoline makes several synthetic ATF's. MaxLife Dexron/Mercon ATF, Mercon V ATF, ATF +4 and Dexron VI are all...
Forum: BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition 10-28-2009, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,265
Posted By mosearch
I imagine you would not want that "quality" in...

I imagine you would not want that "quality" in your fighter jets either...:tsk:
Forum: BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition 10-28-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,265
Posted By mosearch
Hardly has a habit of losing touch...remember...

Hardly has a habit of losing touch...remember AMF?
I have no idea why people are so attracted to completely outdated technology, but apparently there are millions who will still buy hogs, so what do...
Forum: BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition 10-28-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,091
Posted By mosearch
+1

+1
Forum: BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition 10-28-2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,597
Posted By mosearch
filter quest

Well, you could buy them in bulk from Beemer Boneyard: http://www.beemerboneyard.com/11421460845s.html

This guy (JimVonBaden) has a good list of filters that work:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,415
Posted By mosearch
My 2 cents: Buy a new reservoir, 3 or 4 new...

My 2 cents:
Buy a new reservoir, 3 or 4 new hose clamps and a couple quarts of Mobil 1 ATF. Use an online vendor, because this isn't a huge emergency situation (especially since you used Redline...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-24-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By mosearch
Non-Sport shocks: Tokiko vs. OEM Sachs

With 80,000 miles on the GF's 2002 325i, it is high time to replace the shocks. It's a standard (non-sport) suspension...Anybody have strong opinions as to whether to go with the OEM Sachs product,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,747
Posted By mosearch
Correct. Not correct. Larger tires do...

Correct.


Not correct. Larger tires do have more "grip"...because there's more area (contact patch) there to experience the friction..."grip" is the product of friction TIMES area...right?...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,693
Posted By mosearch
:confused: Well no, my 528i was built October 27...

:confused: Well no, my 528i was built October 27 1999...approximately 12 months AFTER yours...VIN # ...GU13279. So the fact that yours has an earlier distribution piece design is logical enough.
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