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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
Passenger mirror will not tilt if you have it...

Passenger mirror will not tilt if you have it selected.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 727
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
Ignition switch. Having weird electrical issues...

Ignition switch. Having weird electrical issues with my 540i right now. Sometimes it won't turn over at all when I know the car is fine. The dash lights come on for a split second as if the battery...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,532
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
All you need is a 6MT to take an s2000. They are...

All you need is a 6MT to take an s2000. They are light and had highest horsepower per liter for 10 years I think. Regardless, I have no prob with an s2000, or even a boxster s for that matter and im...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,668
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
Prob close to 530i weight with pre-VANOS v8....

Prob close to 530i weight with pre-VANOS v8. Should still be quick
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
I just had to deal with this exact same thing. I...

I just had to deal with this exact same thing. I scraped all of the old rubber off and there was still enough of an edge of that I was able to grab it over the top with some plyers. Grabbing around...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
Finally got all my parts in yesterday. Going in...

Finally got all my parts in yesterday. Going in to do Engine/Tranny mounts, CDV delete, SSK install as well as oil change and oil pan gasket.

VCG, VPG, VANOS and everything in between will be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
Sounds like the tranny is going. Had a friend...

Sounds like the tranny is going. Had a friend with an e46. His reverse stopped working which led to having his transmission rebuilt. Twas an auto 323ci.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
Mmmk then. Ordering parts now. Added these...

Mmmk then. Ordering parts now.

Added these parts to the list after reviewing all DIY's and part lists once more:

Throttle Housing Gasket $8.17
Part# 13547510433
Brand: GBMW, ddmtuning.com
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
Forgot to mention that Eaceuroparts.com has some...

Forgot to mention that Eaceuroparts.com has some tech articles that are very good. Found here:
http://www.eaceuroparts.com/content/tech-articles/bmw/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
Well I guess my part list is on par with...

Well I guess my part list is on par with everything I need or people simply haven't come across this thread yet. Regardless I will be ordering parts in the next several hours. Need to go through all...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
The main thing I need right now is for people to...

The main thing I need right now is for people to go through and look at my part lists to verify that I have everything that I will need. I mentioned it above, but a lot of the DIY's that I have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
Went though and edited the part list to make it a...

Went though and edited the part list to make it a little easier to scroll through.

Here is link to video of cold start + operating temp:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
Yes sir that is correct, loosening.... Are...

Yes sir that is correct, loosening....

Are you suggesting threading a bolt down through the existing rubber mounts? I was planning on just ordering the rubber mounts. Found a thread with this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
Took a few pictures and some video just a bit...

Took a few pictures and some video just a bit ago. Pretty sure I have the knocking/ticking issue but I hope you guys can clarify.

Pictures are of both valve covers and just the part number on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
Just changed my oil filter gasket due to a small...

Just changed my oil filter gasket due to a small leak and decided to just put a new filter in it while I was at it. Will be doing a oil change with new filter at the time of this job. Snapped both...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
Thanks. I'll go through and edit the list...

Thanks. I'll go through and edit the list sometime today so that we it's not necessary to scroll down a page and a half just to get past the part list. I wouldn't link this one in the best links...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
Yea I know I might be dreaming in getting it done...

Yea I know I might be dreaming in getting it done in that amount of time but there will be two of us working on it from the start with helping about halfway through. Planning on starting it at the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
Overhaul thread--Fir3n5m0ke

So I've been building an overhaul list for the past couple of weeks and I'm finally financially ready to start ordering all of my parts. First thing I'm going to tackle is the bulk of the engine....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,826
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
Looks like that key in pic #1 is doing some good...

Looks like that key in pic #1 is doing some good lol

On a more serious note, good luck. I would cry if this happened to me

Edit:

Sorry, looks like it is there to show the gap
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
Pretty sure the stock auto is doing 4.8 and the...

Pretty sure the stock auto is doing 4.8 and the manual quicker than that. My buddy has a manual and it is balls to the wall quick. I drive a 540i manual and while it is quick, it is surely not as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
The 540 is more than just a tad slower than the...

The 540 is more than just a tad slower than the 335. 08 335 makes 0-60 in mid to high 4's while the 540 makes it in mid 5's. Similar engine specs but not so similar speed wise
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,742
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
For anyone interested in purchasing the Bilstein...

For anyone interested in purchasing the Bilstein B14 PSS kit, EACeuroparts.com has them the cheapest for the searches I performed at $1,000 even. The were listed as out of stock but after emailing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
Did a quick search through my best online sites...

Did a quick search through my best online sites and found these to be the lowest prices for GBMW parts:

ECStuning.com
11129069871 Right gasket (x1), 11129069872 Left gasket (x1) $37.32 each...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-25-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
I chuckled a bit

I chuckled a bit
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-25-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By Fir3n5m0ke
So hacking apart the fan shroud allows for better...

So hacking apart the fan shroud allows for better access to the VANOS unit? Need to figure out if this pertains to the V8's so I'll know if I can go in there without tearing everything apart.
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