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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By E39Freak
Thanks Pudl. I will keep that in mind if I need...

Thanks Pudl. I will keep that in mind if I need to work on it. The sensor has actually been quiet the last 2 days (going on 3). I did something which was kinda stupid but it seems to have fixed the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By E39Freak
Door Sensor Keeps Going Off.

This started last week.

I'll be driving around and whenever I hit a patch of uneven pavement or a slight dip/bump (usually on the freeway, but sometimes on surface streets) my door sensor goes off...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By E39Freak
Thanks for all the info guys. The price worried...

Thanks for all the info guys. The price worried me at being so cheap, just going with my usual brakes & pads as I normally do.....ate rotors & akebono pads it is.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By E39Freak
Looking at some brake options & had a question about a local shop in CA

The place is called 88 Rotors Inc. in El Monte, CA

They sell in store, on their website and on eBay. I was wondering if anyone here has shopped with them or had any experiences they are willing to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 918
Posted By E39Freak
The cable is about 5ft long, so after plugging it...

The cable is about 5ft long, so after plugging it in, you can run it anywhere you want (to the glove box, or under the dash etc.)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 918
Posted By E39Freak
This for under $35 shipped ...

This for under $35 shipped

http://www.amazon.com/BMW-Genuine-Auxiliary-Adapter-Series/dp/B000PA03AC


A few of the reviewers mentioned that you can connect the cable to the back of the CD...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By E39Freak
If you have the patience to sell it off one piece...

If you have the patience to sell it off one piece at a time, and the know-how to do it then by all means part it out. It'll take longer but you'll make more money over time. If you wanna get rid of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By E39Freak
Forget all this technical talk! The simple...

Forget all this technical talk!

The simple truth is.......your car is possessed. You must find an exorcist NOW!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By E39Freak
According to the guy I bought it from,this was...

According to the guy I bought it from,this was how it was when they took it out of the car. They run a salvage yard back east & list some of the stuff on ebay. He had it for 300 obo + S/H & I ended...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-16-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11,520
Views: 339,600
Posted By E39Freak
Update: Chillin' at the office on a slow Sunday....

Update: Chillin' at the office on a slow Sunday. Checking out Bimmerfest, FB, eBaums and a bunch of other fun stuff
Forum: Off-Topic 03-16-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 953
Posted By E39Freak
This: Not saying it's always the same...

This:

Not saying it's always the same result, but in my case over 3 years ago I caught my then-wife smoking in secret in the bathroom and at first she claimed it was from work stress. 4 months...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By E39Freak
Willkommen auf Bimmerfest! :beerchug::roundel:

Willkommen auf Bimmerfest! :beerchug::roundel:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By E39Freak
Part arrived on Friday, so tomorrow I'm putting...

Part arrived on Friday, so tomorrow I'm putting the car up on the ramps & swapping out the hose.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By E39Freak
Now that it's out of the way, tomorrow the car...

Now that it's out of the way, tomorrow the car goes on the ramp in the driveway so I can replace my nearly disintegrated secondary air injection pump feed hose.

That should take care of the last...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By E39Freak
My old wheel http://i.imgur.com/3Ar4iBT.jpg ...

My old wheel
http://i.imgur.com/3Ar4iBT.jpg

My new wheel installed
http://i.imgur.com/qHmEiad.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By E39Freak
Jim, it was that after all. Turns out the...

Jim, it was that after all.

Turns out the housing of one of the connector walls is cracked, so the plug came out when I
pulled the chair all the way back to make room so I can get to the torx...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By E39Freak
That was the case with mine.Faulty ABS sensor....

That was the case with mine.Faulty ABS sensor. Once replaced, the light was gone.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By E39Freak
Bought one last week for $265. The only...

Bought one last week for $265.

The only difference was it does not have the car phone button on the steering wheel, which I don't care for since my car isn't equipped with one.

This is the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By E39Freak
What they said. Also, with the handle...

What they said.

Also, with the handle pulled, try to push up first, then pull down while jiggling the door side to side to pry it open. It might be stuck because something in the box might have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By E39Freak
Well as far as room, the E34's & E39's are almost...

Well as far as room, the E34's & E39's are almost exactly the same, except for different interior design on the E39. You might consider jumping into an E38 ('95 - '01) 7 series (but along with it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By E39Freak
As far as reliability, that all depends on the...

As far as reliability, that all depends on the previous owners due diligence on maintenance and care. Some E39's are still going strong even after 200k miles......and I've come across many that are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By E39Freak
When you say big...how big? My dad is 6'3"...

When you say big...how big?

My dad is 6'3" and weights about 260 pounds. He always grunts & moans when getting in and out of my car....and that's on the passenger side.
I'd hate to see him try...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By E39Freak
There was a wire that went to the slip ring from...

There was a wire that went to the slip ring from inside the housing where the switches are, but I checked to make sure they didn't unplug when I took off the wheel. I will double check as maybe it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By E39Freak
This Also, like Bartlebe mentioned check...

This

Also, like Bartlebe mentioned check your aux pump.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,016
Posted By E39Freak
Just passing 180k on my '98 528i I've had it...

Just passing 180k on my '98 528i

I've had it for about 5 years now and in that time, mechanically it has so far needed:

Overhauled Cooling system
Regular oil maintenance
Regular brake service...
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