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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-10-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By ricks5series
BMW Body Shop Referral

My beautiful 530i M package was rear ended today. :cry: I'm in Claremont, Ca. and work in Hollywood so would consider a place out there. Does anyone have a GREAT referral to a BMW specialist body...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-12-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By ricks5series
BTW, was a relatively easy job, even removing the...

BTW, was a relatively easy job, even removing the switch intact. Trick is to fully pull the white button out, even completely out of the switch. This allows the red sleeve to be pulled out at it...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-09-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By ricks5series
Thank you imae34driver-much appreciated!

Thank you imae34driver-much appreciated!
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-09-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By ricks5series
E34 drivers under dash panel

I need to remove this panel to gain access to the brake switch. Does anyone know if I need to remove the wood panels in order to access the top screws? If so, would I simply pry them off? I don't...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-17-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By ricks5series
Brake Light Switch Replacement

Been looking for detailed procedures on removing the lower driver panel to gain access to the brake switch on my E34. Can anyone lead me to a DIY site? Thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-21-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,889
Posted By ricks5series
I carpool to work and when I'm the passenger, I'm...

I carpool to work and when I'm the passenger, I'm always looking at other cars. Over the past couple of months I'd see this beautiful super clean dark grey 530i and would tell my partner, if I ever...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By ricks5series
Looking forward to viewing the pics of your...

Looking forward to viewing the pics of your install. I'm looking into upgrading myself. Dumb question, are the tweeters on the Rainbow SLX 230's an exact fit with the stock ones or is there...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By ricks5series
She has 83K miles on her. As for the price, lets...

She has 83K miles on her. As for the price, lets just say I got a very fair deal on her considering the condition (never hit, not even a ding), light upgrades HID & Angel Halo headlights and European...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By ricks5series
Thanks everyone. Luckily this thing has been...

Thanks everyone. Luckily this thing has been garaged and babied, hence the impeccable condition she's in.
I did find one minor thing. Looks as if the driver's sun visor was pulled down in an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By ricks5series
New E39 Owner!

Hey Gang,

Long time member within the e34 camp but just purchased a super clean well kept 2003 530i M Sport/Premium sedan. Still have my E34 although don't know for how long. She runs like a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By ricks5series
Hey Breeze, Did you ever rebuild your cooling...

Hey Breeze,
Did you ever rebuild your cooling system? Just picked up a '03 with 83K miles and plan on doing this myself. Done it to my E34 so somewhat familiar with whats involved.

If you have,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-02-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 897
Posted By ricks5series
Any updates on your purchase? Things I ought to...

Any updates on your purchase? Things I ought to consider? Looking into a 2003 530i myself. Currently own a 525i.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-02-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By ricks5series
It has not. Asking price is $9800 (So. Cal) but...

It has not. Asking price is $9800 (So. Cal) but they are willing to negotiate. Has new tires, PS lines, , belts. Also fully loaded super clean! I'm familiar with the M50 so working on the cooling...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-02-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By ricks5series
2003 530i / Sport Package

Hi guys,

New in here but not new to the forum. Currently have fabulous E34 but came across a clean 2003 530i, 5 spd. with 83K miles and everything works. Wanted some input on this model and what...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-28-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By ricks5series
For those who care to know: I ended up ordering a...

For those who care to know: I ended up ordering a new inline fan resistor and the ac drier. Put everything back together, drove over to my local auto shop to vacuum, test, and refill. Cold as ICE!...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-28-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,941
Posted By ricks5series
Don't remember but don't think I had to. You do...

Don't remember but don't think I had to. You do need to go in from the bottom though.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-11-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By ricks5series
So what was the cause of the high pressure?

So what was the cause of the high pressure?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-11-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By ricks5series
Removed my .5 ohm 85w resistor and getting a .001...

Removed my .5 ohm 85w resistor and getting a .001 ohm reading. Meter is set at 2K. Does anyone know if this is defective? Should it not be reading .5 ohms? Thinking this may be the cause of continuos...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-05-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By ricks5series
It was an ANSA, factory OEM. I'm just trying to...

It was an ANSA, factory OEM. I'm just trying to narrow down why the freon blew out of that "safety" plug. I'm leaning towards high pressure but some have told me this happens to old accumulators....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-05-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 564
Posted By ricks5series
You'll have to use a bright light to look down in...

You'll have to use a bright light to look down in there from the top. The minute leaking that may be occurring drips onto the bottom cross member and collects there until it getting filled enough to...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-04-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By ricks5series
AC Questions

Greetings everyone,

Been sometime since I've been on here.

A few weeks ago my 30amp aux. fan fuse blew out. Changed it, worked for a few weeks then blew again. Changed it one more time, blows...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-04-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 564
Posted By ricks5series
Check the washer and also if the plastic nut for...

Check the washer and also if the plastic nut for the coolant float (bottom left side of radiator) to see if the leak is coming from there. It was in my case after installing a new radiator.

As...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-19-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By ricks5series
This may help next time. ...

This may help next time.

http://www.e38.org/e23/idle_faq.html
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-01-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,547
Posted By ricks5series
Thanks Snowsled7, I haven't begun but will...

Thanks Snowsled7,

I haven't begun but will utilize Greybeard's method very soon. Seems logical in that when all of the bushings are removed from the car's suspension points, there would be less...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-01-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By ricks5series
Here's wishing all of you a Happy, Healthy, and...

Here's wishing all of you a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!
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