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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 68,836
Posted By Shires
Kudos to you sir. If you are planning to...

Kudos to you sir.

If you are planning to sell this to a broader/international market it may be useful to know that the 2.5L DISA valve is also used on the 2.2L version of the M54 sold in other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,385
Posted By Shires
I have a factory fitted tilt/slide in my car and...

I have a factory fitted tilt/slide in my car and it does have that unsightly gap so everything in order. :)



Nicely done.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,416
Posted By Shires
Pretty sure the M54 has a return-less fuel...

Pretty sure the M54 has a return-less fuel system, at least here in Europe.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 22,277
Posted By Shires
Here is a a nice illustration from TIS: ...

Here is a a nice illustration from TIS:

http://tis.spaghetticoder.org/images/1/00/94/78.jpg



I list below some issues encountered before overhauling the rear suspension. I have no such...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,204
Posted By Shires
Have you considered disconnecting the MAF before...

Have you considered disconnecting the MAF before starting the car, and then taking it for a spin? I may be wrong but I believe that should cause it to revert to semi-default fueling parameters (open...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,444
Posted By Shires
That looks ace. Fantastic colour. Like Dennis...

That looks ace. Fantastic colour. Like Dennis I'm not sure about the number plate. May I suggest polishing the tail pipe? :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,592
Posted By Shires
I sincerely hope that you and your passengers...

I sincerely hope that you and your passengers have no lasting injuries and that it does not mess up your day-to-day lives so much. Best of luck getting through this.



Roughly the same from my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,513
Posted By Shires
Hmm, my information differs, I know that Euro...

Hmm, my information differs, I know that Euro 530s have a larger clutch and flywheel and stronger manual transmission (gearbox) than Euro 520/525s. :confused:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2011, 03:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,747
Posted By Shires
I'm rebuilding some cloth seats at the minute --...

I'm rebuilding some cloth seats at the minute -- currently waiting on the foam pieces from BMW, on back order, they have to make new ones apparently. Lots to come off the seats but the main pain in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2011, 03:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,475
Posted By Shires
It has been done before by the looks of it. And...

It has been done before by the looks of it. And yep, I was thinking about carrying lumber too. :rofl:

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/152131-guide-ski-bag-retrofit.html...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,696
Posted By Shires
My factory fitted style 71 wheels were made by...

My factory fitted style 71 wheels were made by Cromodora in Italy and they say Italy on the back, so it's not outside the bounds of possibility. :) They do have "BMW" and BMW part numbers stamped on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By Shires
The cars are called beemers over this side of the...

The cars are called beemers over this side of the pond (well in the UK and Ireland anyway) and at the time they were introduced were big in comparison to the average family car. ;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2011, 03:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By Shires
Very nice. I dynoed my 520i recently and it came...

Very nice. I dynoed my 520i recently and it came back with 173hp at the flywheel which I'm pleased with. I won't bore you all with the graph. :rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,488
Posted By Shires
Capacity on the I6 diffs is 1.1L. You must have a...

Capacity on the I6 diffs is 1.1L. You must have a slow leak.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By Shires
The right software such as INPA (or GT1 perhaps)...

The right software such as INPA (or GT1 perhaps) can tell you how many times and for what reason the alarm has gone off.

in my case it was the tilt switch unit in the boot beside the CD player, it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,401
Posted By Shires
Hmm. Looks a bit Humpy Dumpty to be honest. :rofl:

Hmm. Looks a bit Humpy Dumpty to be honest. :rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,521
Posted By Shires
I'm quite happy with the sound quality of the I6....

I'm quite happy with the sound quality of the I6. Screw the sound system. :rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,541
Posted By Shires
I guess the ECU is over that side on RHD cars? ...

I guess the ECU is over that side on RHD cars?

I have heard of this before, caused by blocked drain tubes in the vicinity of the cabin air filter housing and ECU box. Water pools and runs inside...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,219
Posted By Shires
They never had a badge so they are not really...

They never had a badge so they are not really debadged. :)

My build sheet has:

320 MODEL DESIGNATION - DELETE

I sometimes see cars here "down badged" too. For instance an M5 with a 520i...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By Shires
Perhaps it's something you have already...

Perhaps it's something you have already considered but may I suggest thinking about refreshing your suspension before upgrading the springs and struts etc? The difference between a 10 year old and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2011, 03:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,464
Posted By Shires
+1

+1
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,853
Posted By Shires
I used part number 3 on the below diagram. ...

I used part number 3 on the below diagram. However, it's definitely not something that you want to take off your car. I had some lying around because I keep old fixings for hack jobs like this. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,853
Posted By Shires
Doh, just had a bleed screw go out on me...

Doh, just had a bleed screw go out on me yesterday. It went to pieces with little or no force. Temporarily replaced with a rear hub/bearing bolt shortened and wrapped in PTFE tape.



Amen. It...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 32,109
Posted By Shires
Another excellent write up, thank you! ...

Another excellent write up, thank you!



+1 that is my experience too. Well worth doing if you have an E39 with a few miles on it. You can justify the cost because it will drive like a new car....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,214
Posted By Shires
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?at...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=279775&stc=1&d=1306404981

Wind the tool up tight and then apply Hammer Power where marked, just above where the tool makes constact...
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