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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,764
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
Over the past year my e39 had similar symptons...

Over the past year my e39 had similar symptons but typically the trans would toggle quickly between high gear and low gear while driving, although twice it did go to safe mode. About two months ago,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,750
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
New tire options?

I just had Toyo Extensa tires installed on my 97 528i. Less than 100 miles on them and only dry conditions but so far so good. Very smooth and quiet. Had a needed alignment completed at same time,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
Toyo Extensa 225/60R15 96

Door sticker includes 225/60 R 15 and 225/55 R 16. But now I'm confused, is it proper to put R 16 tires on 15" wheels?


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
Toyo Extensa 225/60R15 96

Well, I checked multiple internet sites--TireRack, SizeMyTires, DiscountTire, etc and they all confirm OE tire size is 220/R60-15. I think later E39 production dates have different tire sizes. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
Toyo Extensa 225/60R15 96

After a tire, on my 97 528i was punctured on its side, I replaced the very worn ContTouringContact tires with new Toyos. I used a locally owned tire shop to replace and they had the Toyo Extensa in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,147
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
If not the e60, then what? If forced to buy a...

If not the e60, then what? If forced to buy a new generation e39 BMW what would you trade for? What would be a close "descendant" to a e39?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,147
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
Would love to see Fudman, CN90, Bluebee, et al...

Would love to see Fudman, CN90, Bluebee, et al buy e60s and start posting in the e60 forum.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 884
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
Hopefully it's not Detroit.

Hopefully it's not Detroit.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
I just had transmission and differential fluid...

I just had transmission and differential fluid changed at 124k (2/97 528i) last week. I am not original owner but pretty sure this is first change. I had car in for another matter at indie BMW...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,877
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
The more you learn about the car, the more...

The more you learn about the car, the more paranoid you become.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,651
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
Great DIY, Econo. Here's a pic of the fuel that...

Great DIY, Econo. Here's a pic of the fuel that drained from my filter (other than what spayed on me). There was some dirt/grit--don't know if the amount present was good or bad. And as mentioned...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,651
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
The filter (Mann) was $20 and clamps $2.50 ea....

The filter (Mann) was $20 and clamps $2.50 ea. from Bavarian. I got some rivets at the dealer for 25 cents. None of the local dealers had replacement hose in stock and so I opted not to replace...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,651
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
Fuel Filter DIY - Post-Mortem Examination and Observations

I recently replaced my e39 1997 528i fuel filter at about 120k (I think this is the first change). Check out post-mortem pictures. Other observations:

1. It may be my imagination but I noticed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,605
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
How about pics of mishaps--in this case a garage...

How about pics of mishaps--in this case a garage mishap...
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 962
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
+1 I recently purchased this brand and it works...

+1 I recently purchased this brand and it works well-really improved the worn look of the leather and removes dirt easily (three messy kids!)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,539
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
Unless you DIY it might be better to bank the...

Unless you DIY it might be better to bank the savings for a new tranny if it fails. I'm just saying.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,539
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
I have e39 @ 120k and just asked my indy BMW...

I have e39 @ 120k and just asked my indy BMW about this. He is a bit on the fence about it at this point. ATF service is not cheap, $500+, and a drain and refill does does not completely remove old...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 130,231
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
I don't have a picture but just had both thrush...

I don't have a picture but just had both thrush arms replaced (I think they were original) at 119k. The mechanic showed me the old thrust arms and the bushings had hairline cracks; I had to look...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 130,231
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
Thank you. Still one of the best threads in this...

Thank you. Still one of the best threads in this forum. It was the experience of various suspension components failing piecemeal (first the links, then a lower arm, then a tie rod, etc) that lead...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-07-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,581
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
Steering Rack Replacement

I recently replaced the steering rack at about 117k miles; it was leaking heavily. A used rack from Bavarian Recycling ($325) was installed and had a lifetime warranty ($25). The rack included the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
Well, I had some time today to take a second and...

Well, I had some time today to take a second and closer look and the situation seems to be getting worse . First, I checked the P/S level again and it is now just below the minimum line (more about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
Well, it only has 116k miles. However, the...

Well, it only has 116k miles. However, the left-front lower control arm and left tie rod were replaced about a year ago. I can't get by with just replacing the tie rod and boot (assuming that is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,040
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
Whoops! I got all riled up by the subject and...

Whoops! I got all riled up by the subject and didn't read all the posts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
I will give that a try. But engine "stipped"? ...

I will give that a try. But engine "stipped"? Should that be engine stopped?

It's been a few years since P/S has been changed. I did check the P/S fluid level and it was normal. However, I'm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,040
Posted By Bimmer Remorse
Puhlease! The question should be how long since...

Puhlease! The question should be how long since you *haven't* had an issue.
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