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Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-17-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 278,654
Posted By bmwm3coupe
+1 Hard plastic is your only real choice. ...

+1

Hard plastic is your only real choice. You don't want to scratch the machined, flat surface where the gasket makes contact.

Will
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,730
Posted By bmwm3coupe
I have used both the OEM pads and I have been...

I have used both the OEM pads and I have been using Axxis Ultimate for the last 8 years on 3 different BMW's ('02 M3, '05 330i, '00 540i), and I feel that hands-down the Axxis Ultimate pads have more...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 03-06-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 278,654
Posted By bmwm3coupe
No problem. If you follow my link above, and...

No problem. If you follow my link above, and look at the first service, I have a close-up of the bottle that shows the LT 71141 on the back.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 03-06-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 278,654
Posted By bmwm3coupe
Many of our BMW's call for Esso LT 71141, which...

Many of our BMW's call for Esso LT 71141, which is covered by Maxlife.

I don't know what Esso VT77141 is nor which cars use it, so I can't help you there.

Summary of all of my ATF "adventures"...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-14-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 278,654
Posted By bmwm3coupe
If you click on the link above to "AFT Fluid...

If you click on the link above to "AFT Fluid Analysis #3 (http://www.m3coupe.com/E39/ATF/Oil_Analisys_2009.pdf)" you will get the PDF of the flluid analysis, which has all previous analysis data...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-14-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 278,654
Posted By bmwm3coupe
By the way, I just recently completed a 3rd...

By the way, I just recently completed a 3rd service, and also got another fluid analysis. Here is a summary of everything:

Summary: Over two years ago I did a lot of research on the so called...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 05-05-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 278,654
Posted By bmwm3coupe
I don't know what you did before putting the Merc...

I don't know what you did before putting the Merc V 100 miles agao, so I have to make assumptions.

Assuming that the Merc V change was the first time you have done the filter change on this auto...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 05-05-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 278,654
Posted By bmwm3coupe
I definitely recommend the following steps: ...

I definitely recommend the following steps:

- change filter, gasket, and fluid
- drive for a short while (50-100 miles)
- change filter, gasket, and fluid again
- then you can wait a year or...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 05-05-2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 278,654
Posted By bmwm3coupe
From all of my extensive research on this subject...

From all of my extensive research on this subject for about 4-5 months, on all BMW boards, and lubrication-specific boards:

- MaxLife is not only compatible, but can be mixed with the OEM ESSO...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,972
Posted By bmwm3coupe
I had the Kumho Ecsta ASX tires before, in the...

I had the Kumho Ecsta ASX tires before, in the factory staggered setup (225 Front/255 back). They were quieter, but gave up on grip - this increase grip at a slightly noisier level is why I like the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,972
Posted By bmwm3coupe
I now have about 15K miles on my General UHP...

I now have about 15K miles on my General UHP tires (245/45R17 front and back on my 00' 540iA Sport), and I still love them. I just did my second front/back rotation, at about 5K miles each time.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 70,576
Posted By bmwm3coupe
Awesome - thanks much for the very informative...

Awesome - thanks much for the very informative post :thumbup:
Forum: 5 Series DIY 11-24-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 79,967
Posted By bmwm3coupe
I have over 15K miles on mine. Those "things"...

I have over 15K miles on mine. Those "things" will outlast the rest of the car - in fact I got these so that I would not have to do it ever again :thumbup:

Will
Forum: 5 Series DIY 09-26-2008, 07:12 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 630,595
Posted By bmwm3coupe
Great DIY - thanks much ;)

Great DIY - thanks much ;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2008, 07:11 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 70,576
Posted By bmwm3coupe
Thank you for posting this information. I...

Thank you for posting this information. I replaced the fsr last year, but this might come handy some day :D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2008, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By bmwm3coupe
This question comes up all too often in the...

This question comes up all too often in the Roadfly forums - 100% you will get the same answer - don't do it.

You can do whatever you want, but it is not worth your time, your money, and you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2008, 06:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,972
Posted By bmwm3coupe
I had both the Kumo Ecsta ASX and now have the...

I had both the Kumo Ecsta ASX and now have the General Exclaim UHP on my '00 540iA with sport package.

The Kumos are definitely a quieter tire (they get noisy towards the end), and are pretty nice...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,260
Posted By bmwm3coupe
The DEPO stuff I always get from the same Ebay...

The DEPO stuff I always get from the same Ebay vendor: redcometm3
http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/redcometm3/...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 09-05-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 278,654
Posted By bmwm3coupe
There is no need to replace the OEM bolts with...

There is no need to replace the OEM bolts with anything stronger. I have done the service twice now - the bolts still have "plenty" life in them - remember that the torque on them is fairly low.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,354
Posted By bmwm3coupe
More than a fair question, and one that I...

More than a fair question, and one that I considered for quite a while before pulling the trigger on the 17" wheels since Powerwheel Pro offers these in 18" as well. Basically, 2 reasons:
- biggest...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2008, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,354
Posted By bmwm3coupe
Thank you guys :D

Thank you guys :D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,354
Posted By bmwm3coupe
Got new wheels and tires for my E39 ...

Tire is General UHP Exclaim in 245/45R17 (same size front/rear)

Wheels are M5 replica wheels: 74.1 hub (no adapters!), 20mm offset, 17x8, from:
Powerwheels Pro .......
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,891
Posted By bmwm3coupe
Before I put the engine chip, I alternated...

Before I put the engine chip, I alternated between mid/low octanes. Now that my chip requires 93, I use 93 all of the time ;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By bmwm3coupe
By the way, here is an improvement in the...

By the way, here is an improvement in the Zionsville electrical system to extend the life of the cooling system:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=302938
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By bmwm3coupe
Sorry for the late reply. Yes, you are correct...

Sorry for the late reply. Yes, you are correct in how the system works. Instead of connecting the enable circuit to the ignition signal (only active while the key is in the ignition), you could...
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