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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By FiveDriver
I remember there was a trick to it. Is there...

I remember there was a trick to it. Is there any cleaner solution on the after market ?? LED with connectorized buitl-in resistor ??
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By FiveDriver
Center Brake Light change to LED ??

I remember reading a thread where someone changed that filament bulb to an LED....that filament runs hot and it warped the socket back there.

Couldn't find that thread using the Search Feature. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By FiveDriver
This is usually a symptom of air in the cooling...

This is usually a symptom of air in the cooling system. There are some specific instructions on here about how to bleed these systems to get the last air bubble out of there.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By FiveDriver
Yeah, there's something going on with the filler...

Yeah, there's something going on with the filler neck. I put about 30 miles on it today.....and that stank is gone. Once I burn the first gallon and get it below the filler neck, it's all right....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By FiveDriver
No, not really bad inside the cabin. Back by...

No, not really bad inside the cabin. Back by the filler neck is where it's coming from. No liquid on the ground.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By FiveDriver
Smells of Petrol after Fill-up

I noticed after the last few Fill-ups that there's a smell of Gas around the car. I didn't overfill it by any stretch. There's no spilled gas under the car. And after a few miles that smell goes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By FiveDriver
Good Input Guys.....thanks for the comments. ...

Good Input Guys.....thanks for the comments. The Labor Charge did sound a bit high. I don't mind paying a fair labor rate, but I don't want to fund a scholarship here. There is one other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By FiveDriver
Thanks for the input guys. This is for my...

Thanks for the input guys. This is for my 6-cylinder 1999 528.

The Estimate says Lower Control Arms, and that price does include Alignment when finished. This is a BMW Shop only (some MINI"s...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By FiveDriver
Price Check -- Front Suspension Aisle

I have a few last things to get doee to finish up the Front Suspension before putting on new tires. My local Indy Shop has treated me & my car nicely over the past few years, so I asked for an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By FiveDriver
Yes, it pulls out.....but you have to work on it....

Yes, it pulls out.....but you have to work on it. It's got 19 years of gunk holding it in. I've been working mine out....it's coming along slowly. The trick is not to butcher the console. If...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By FiveDriver
I was going to crazy-glue it and never use it...

I was going to crazy-glue it and never use it again......another one of those interior features that you can't really use, like the cup-holders. There's nothing that fits in that little cubby-hole....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By FiveDriver
Ah shoot. I tried the pull method, and it's...

Ah shoot.
I tried the pull method, and it's not budging. Does it come out attached to that wider cover piece, as in the photo above ?? Do I need to pry it out with a shiv ?? I don't want...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By FiveDriver
Q -- Oh I'm old enough to remember. Some of...

Q --
Oh I'm old enough to remember. Some of my best music is on cassette.......radio tapes of the Grateful Dead Hour. Nothing better on a long cruise than a 25-minute version of Dark Star.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By FiveDriver
Yes, it is #10. I will try to grip it and pull...

Yes, it is #10. I will try to grip it and pull it out. I'm hoping a little chewing gum and crazy glue will put the slide back together.

What exactly is #11 in the diagram ??

I must say in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By FiveDriver
Question about the Center Console....

On my '99 528, that little slide thing broke and it's up inside the console. I can fix it....if I can bring it down outta there. We should be able to access that spot without pulling out the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By FiveDriver
Q-- Thanks once again. The problem was the...

Q--
Thanks once again. The problem was the Center Brake Light, those clever German Engineers used the "Dashboard Car" tail light symbol to play a trick on me.

Now here's a minor dilemma That...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By FiveDriver
I think that middle brake light has a different...

I think that middle brake light has a different symbol on the "dashboard car" I will check it out though.

It's a stormy Monday in the Lowcountry......good Garage Day. Any other idiosynchracies...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By FiveDriver
Question about Tail Lights

My 1999 had a bulb burn out on the passenger side. The little car symbol on the dash lit up as you would expect.

I changed every bulb in that tail light assembly......and the dashboard symbol...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,004
Posted By FiveDriver
At the time, I had an Acura 3.2TL that needed an...

At the time, I had an Acura 3.2TL that needed an awful lot of scheduled maintenance (timing belt, brakes, tires, trans, yada yada). I just didn't feel a $2500 commitment to that car. I started...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By FiveDriver
Amrathe -- I used to live up that way in...

Amrathe --

I used to live up that way in Monmouth county. Eric repaired the Auto Trans in my Acura, one of those 5-speed auto with the dual gate shifter. He had quite a few bimmers there in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By FiveDriver
You should at least call Eric at his shop in...

You should at least call Eric at his shop in Eatontown NJ. He's about the best trans guy in the area......

http://vktransmission.blogspot.com/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,002
Posted By FiveDriver
"moving into tire buying mode, I think I'll do...

"moving into tire buying mode, I think I'll do the Conti DW's; sounds like a good blend of performance and ride quality."

Good Luck with your purchase. Please report back with your impressions...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,002
Posted By FiveDriver
Looking at the tirerack site......they have...

Looking at the tirerack site......they have recommended installers in my zip code. Their price is about the same as Sam's give or take a dollar. I have to verify that Sam's price includes mount...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,002
Posted By FiveDriver
Thanks for the excellent roundup on various tire...

Thanks for the excellent roundup on various tire brands.

I just checked Sam's Club, and they have Michelin Pilot MXM4's in my size for $182 each (95V) or $170 each (95H). That's Tax, mounted &...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,002
Posted By FiveDriver
I'm going to need new tires at some point early...

I'm going to need new tires at some point early next year. I figure after the Holidays I'll get two for the Drive Wheels -- I can hold off on the other two for 6 months or thereabouts.

So I...
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