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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,420
Posted By 540nj
But they didn't raise the price for the M stuff. ...

But they didn't raise the price for the M stuff. Just an incentive for all of us to buy e39, even though the e60 was right around the corner.

If you bought in August/September 2003, they even...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,420
Posted By 540nj
And I'm the only one that matters! dave 03...

And I'm the only one that matters!

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,513
Posted By 540nj
I am always looking for people that use the...

I am always looking for people that use the phrase "my as well" i.e., "my as well put up with lousy grammar". Seems like a contraction of "might as well" and "may as well". I use it myself.

dave...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 557
Posted By 540nj
This thread has some good info. ...

This thread has some good info.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=453218&highlight=

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 557
Posted By 540nj
Sorry, my memory is not that good! Did it in...

Sorry, my memory is not that good! Did it in 2009? I followed Zeck's instructions, worked well. Actually bought the bearings from him also.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 557
Posted By 540nj
I pretty much followed these instructions. ...

I pretty much followed these instructions.

http://www.zeckhausen.com/e39_bearings.htm

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 557
Posted By 540nj
Can you drop the hubs without taking off either? ...

Can you drop the hubs without taking off either?

When I did mine, was careful to mark the strut so it went back in the same way. Noticed my tires were wearing badly on inside edge afterwards. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 557
Posted By 540nj
After all of the other work you did, attaching...

After all of the other work you did, attaching the link won't be a big issue. I replaced my links in a driveway with hand tools.

Also did my hubs years ago, so don't remember exactly. But the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By 540nj
Still on my original clutch at 125K, never...

Still on my original clutch at 125K, never removed CDV, though I got a drilled one to replace it when I do someday!

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By 540nj
Sounds like it's the clutch. I doubt the CDV has...

Sounds like it's the clutch. I doubt the CDV has anything to do with it. Especially if it's still the original clutch.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 593
Posted By 540nj
Yes, e39 Bentley says use light coating of...

Yes, e39 Bentley says use light coating of copper-based anti seize.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By 540nj
You gotta be kidding me? :eek:[/QUOTE] Yup,...

You gotta be kidding me? :eek:[/QUOTE]

Yup, also recommended for Toyota Land Cruisers in another forum I frequent. In place of a dealer tool that cycles ABS.

dave
03 540i6
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By 540nj
I knocked out a fog lite last week trying to...

I knocked out a fog lite last week trying to power through the snow drift at the top of my driveway. Hit a deer tonight, glad my snow tires stopped quickly, didn't see any damage looking in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By 540nj
A stick would be close, auto will lose. ...

A stick would be close, auto will lose.

Assuming you do it at a drag strip of course. Don't race in the street.

Dave
03 540 i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 659
Posted By 540nj
No probs, just busting you a bit. Good luck on...

No probs, just busting you a bit. Good luck on the GB.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 659
Posted By 540nj
I don't track my car, but still love the upgrade...

I don't track my car, but still love the upgrade to M5 diff. Especially notice when driving hard around corners, put it into second on a 90 deg turn, the car sits down and jumps with the gas, much...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 659
Posted By 540nj
For full disclosure - I'm one of the "only the...

For full disclosure - I'm one of the "only the misinformed purchase the oem M LSD's."

With no regrets over the last couple years!

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 659
Posted By 540nj
You might want to say that you're the guy selling...

You might want to say that you're the guy selling the diffs referenced by the OP.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By 540nj
Does this mean you'll have more, or less, time to...

Does this mean you'll have more, or less, time to respond in your unique voice to comments?

Good luck regardless of your answer.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,064
Posted By 540nj
Jim, Are you sure it's the tires, and not...

Jim,

Are you sure it's the tires, and not the driver's strong right foot? With suitable performance enhancing chemicals...

Dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 531
Posted By 540nj
You'll likely wait a loooooong time for a e39...

You'll likely wait a loooooong time for a e39 manual transmission to fail (excluding clutch).


For a comparison, I went from 2.81 to 3.15 (LSD) diff, didn't see any difference in around town mpg,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By 540nj
Bob, Thanks for your wonderful thread on...

Bob,

Thanks for your wonderful thread on your engine surgery!

RE: multiple coils failing - I got the flashing CEL, turning to solid, read the code which pointed me to the specific coil. It...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By 540nj
I know I asked before, so feel free to ignore... ...

I know I asked before, so feel free to ignore...

What are the symptoms that lead you to a VANOS rebuild? There is a lot of online knowledge(?) that points to VANOS seal replacement for M54, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,239
Posted By 540nj
What's the symptom of Vanos needing repair? ...

What's the symptom of Vanos needing repair? Doesn't seem to be as much of an issue on 540.

I got to do my valley pan also..

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 774
Posted By 540nj
I thought rate jumpers were people that live in...

I thought rate jumpers were people that live in NYC, but register their car elsewhere to save $$$ on insurance.

As far as a third world country - NYC has been one since the 1600s.

And...
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