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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,612
Posted By qwksilver97
So what exactly did happen and what did it...

So what exactly did happen and what did it involve?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,612
Posted By qwksilver97
Many v8 BMW engines tick as they get older. Ive...

Many v8 BMW engines tick as they get older. Ive read that some have ticked for 30,000+ miles or even years. Mine doesnt tick at 140k. I had a 528 that developed this tick and it turned out to be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,934
Posted By qwksilver97
Since ive owned both of these cars. 2000 mustang...

Since ive owned both of these cars. 2000 mustang gt conv. 5 sp. and 1997 528ia. The Mustang would easily beat it. Sorry, 0-60 in 5.4 for a hardtop. A 540 6- speed maybe. My auto 540, although fast,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By qwksilver97
Check your oil separator on the back of your...

Check your oil separator on the back of your intake.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By qwksilver97
Drained and filled mine (540) at 132,000 for the...

Drained and filled mine (540) at 132,000 for the first time. Dropped the trans pan, changed filter, and gasket. Driven 9,000 miles no problem. Just make sure you dont cut any corners with the type of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,491
Posted By qwksilver97
Ive had mine for 2 years. 97 540 with 140,000...

Ive had mine for 2 years. 97 540 with 140,000 miles. Really have done only preventative maint. Gaskets, fluids, filters a few more minor things that im forgetting about. But nothing that has put me...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 896
Posted By qwksilver97
The BMW still looks mean after all these years no...

The BMW still looks mean after all these years no question about that!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By qwksilver97
Is your growling noise gone? I have the same...

Is your growling noise gone? I have the same problem its very hard to diagnose.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,000
Posted By qwksilver97
Ive never experienced this but try searching the...

Ive never experienced this but try searching the forum using the words "twisted seat" and you may find your answer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,495
Posted By qwksilver97
I have the same noise going on for about 3 years....

I have the same noise going on for about 3 years. Im waiting for something more to happen, but it runs fine. Very annoying especially when accelerating next to curbs or medians where the noise is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By qwksilver97
I would say its normal. Unless your going all the...

I would say its normal. Unless your going all the way up to 4k rpm. These cars a programed to hold gears when cold. Its part of the warm up process. Mine only goes up to about 2500k rpm for the first...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By qwksilver97
Stealership is going to be licking their chops....

Stealership is going to be licking their chops. Get some Magnaflows and go to someone who specializes in exhaust work.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 918
Posted By qwksilver97
I bet that guy in the rx7 felt like an idiot!

I bet that guy in the rx7 felt like an idiot!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By qwksilver97
I hate two say it, but from my personal...

I hate two say it, but from my personal experience after owning both a 528 and a 540 both were 1997 models. The 540 seems to be the more reliable car. My 528 just gave me headaches. Like yourself I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,958
Posted By qwksilver97
Had this happen to me. Turned out to be tiny...

Had this happen to me. Turned out to be tiny particles from the threads when i removed the drain bolt. Either the pan or bolt threads get slightly stripped out over time and shiny alum particles show...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By qwksilver97
Is there anyway to check you alt. for this...

Is there anyway to check you alt. for this without removing the whole alt.?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,888
Posted By qwksilver97
Its normal. Ive had two e39's. A 528 and a 540....

Its normal. Ive had two e39's. A 528 and a 540. They both when cold held on to the gears from 2- 2.5 rpms for the first mile and a half. I believe they all do that. Its part of the warming up...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,381
Posted By qwksilver97
Can anybody offer any suggestions on this issue...

Can anybody offer any suggestions on this issue before this thread goes away unanswered like all the others. Im having the same issue. Checked all the heat shields everything looks tight. Replaced...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By qwksilver97
Look into Magnaflow cats. Had mine installed...

Look into Magnaflow cats. Had mine installed about a year ago. Ive had no problems and no CEL lights.
Forum: General BMW 03-18-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,405
Posted By qwksilver97
Soon we're going to have to "introduce our brake...

Soon we're going to have to "introduce our brake pads into the cars controle module". Perfect example of todays world. Overcomplicate things and charge out the ass.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By qwksilver97
Alright so I pick a random year and put my foot...

Alright so I pick a random year and put my foot in my mouth, unbelievable. I never knew that.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By qwksilver97
I myself own a silver 97 540 non vanos and im...

I myself own a silver 97 540 non vanos and im going through the exact same thing you are. Hood doesnt match that great. Few minor dings on the doors. Want to upgrade bumpers/headlights. Shocks. Hasnt...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,939
Posted By qwksilver97
You could problably beat a Hummer.

You could problably beat a Hummer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,168
Posted By qwksilver97
Just did mine for the first time about 2 months...

Just did mine for the first time about 2 months ago. Had the original fluid. 137,000 miles. The job was a little intimidating at first. Turned out to be a breeze. Dropped the pan. Changed filter,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,976
Posted By qwksilver97
Why are you guys being so hard on the man. I...

Why are you guys being so hard on the man. I always forget to turn off my lights. I havent owned a car in the last ten years that ive had to manually turn the headlights on and off. With all the...
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