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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,699
Posted By retiredat44
I am kind of jealous, I thought about the...

I am kind of jealous, I thought about the Challenger, Charger, Mustang, etc... but the money never came up.. so I went with practicality,, in fact a new house was first on the list... then the chance...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,699
Posted By retiredat44
we bought a new Camry Hybrid, needed...

we bought a new Camry Hybrid, needed reliability.... it is definitely no sports car, and not as comfortable... but it will last longer then me! No more German engineering!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By retiredat44
where are you going to use all of the power? live...

where are you going to use all of the power? live
in the countryside and there are only short stretches where it is only partially safe to open it up a bit... and that's if you don't get caught,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By retiredat44
thermostat? what does that have to do with...

thermostat? what does that have to do with throttle response? The electronics for the throttle are acting up...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By retiredat44
its the fly by wire throttle,,, the plug is...

its the fly by wire throttle,,, the plug is probably damaged, loose, not making contact... check it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By retiredat44
there's always one joker... who trys to change...

there's always one joker... who trys to change the subject... I almost always just leave it in auto, I tried the manual mode a few times, I actually left it in manual mode and ran it up in rpms' in I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By retiredat44
didn't they offer close and wide ratio gear...

didn't they offer close and wide ratio gear boxes? if not that's a shame, that would be the proper way to make it run the way you like...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By retiredat44
don't get mad at me, but my year, 2001 530i with...

don't get mad at me, but my year, 2001 530i with I-6 3.0, the M54 thread in aluminum are too weak (have a very high chance or pulling the threads out during a torqueing)... I would not boost it, nor...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By retiredat44
buy code reader, reset.. I had to do that after...

buy code reader, reset.. I had to do that after battery was disconnected...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-01-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,500
Posted By retiredat44
I can't sell my 530i with M-Tech factory...

I can't sell my 530i with M-Tech factory equipped.. and I don't want o give it away to cheap.. if I don't sell it, someday I will drop a new/rebuilt engine in. it runs good, but had to replace the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By retiredat44
split the cost for transport and car and all...

split the cost for transport and car and all parts with someone in the pnw area... then divide it up... just thinking out loud... but dam,, 3,000 miles to transport... just not economically...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By retiredat44
too far for me.. wish I could grab the engine...

too far for me.. wish I could grab the engine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,591
Posted By retiredat44
confused, you worked on the engine internals, but...

confused, you worked on the engine internals, but did not spin the engine by hand and wrench a few turns by hand without the plugs in to check everything was meshed properly, you just hit the starter...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By retiredat44
I have Zimmerman rotors on the back with Padget...

I have Zimmerman rotors on the back with Padget pads on front and back. All rotors are slotted and drilled... I don't think they can get much better for cheap... I don't know what brand of rotors are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 795
Posted By retiredat44
if the cross member of the frame blocks the oil...

if the cross member of the frame blocks the oil pan and plus you have to pull the flywheel and tranny to pull lthe crank,,, if the journal isn't damaged then may not need to redo crank.. just put new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-07-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 795
Posted By retiredat44
pull engine repair, and put back in, not hard,...

pull engine repair, and put back in, not hard, rent an engine stand,, put new gaskets, cut the crank, put oversized bearings in,,, the engine is good still just needs crank cut, pretty easy......
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By retiredat44
no heated seats...

no heated seats...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By retiredat44
btw, I bought a history report, it's like Carfax,...

btw, I bought a history report, it's like Carfax, but from another service. As far as I can tell I am owner #3.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By retiredat44
it's not held down by tape, there is a bad spot...

it's not held down by tape, there is a bad spot on the molding, and the tape is to prevent it from being touched and torn more. but it solid It could be replaced or injected with sealer, in that one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By retiredat44
photos

photos
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By retiredat44
don't put antifreeze back in, until you sort...

don't put antifreeze back in, until you sort it... unless you live in an area that you really need it to keep it from freezing... if it is all good then put the anti-freeze back in.. it is much...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By retiredat44
no chrome trim...

no chrome trim...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By retiredat44
how would to word ad for BMW with M-Tech Suspension package?

I wondered about how the M-Tech factory suspension is worded on the invoice from when the car was new, and how to word the feature in a sale ad. Factory suspension package and M-Tech steering wheel....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,162
Posted By retiredat44
only the BMW 3 series is on the 'latest' list, no...

only the BMW 3 series is on the 'latest' list, no other BMW series, I just checked the latest list.. so if anyone is wondering,, don't bother unless that's what you are looking for..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By retiredat44
I was chatting with my Toyota Dealer about the...

I was chatting with my Toyota Dealer about the fluids, and our new Camry Hybrid also has lifetime trans fluid... I told them about the same thing with my BMW...
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