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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By Vin M
Merry Christmas to all of you and families.

Merry Christmas to all of you and families.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 915
Posted By Vin M
Merry Christmas to all and families... Have...

Merry Christmas to all and families...

Have an "Ultimate" Christmas!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,849
Posted By Vin M
Before you consider replacing labor intensive...

Before you consider replacing labor intensive items, you should contact the mechanic who replaced your clutch and flywheel, I can't imagine any decent mechanic doing a clutch job without replacing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Vin M
Changing gaskets is not a complicated job, I'm...

Changing gaskets is not a complicated job, I'm sure a good Indy can handle it...and you'll probably save about $300.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,506
Posted By Vin M
1987 Buick Grand National (Garaged most of the...

1987 Buick Grand National (Garaged most of the time)

2004 VW Jetta GLI (6-Speed)...My Wife's car

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee...for snow duty (as soon as the first salt spreaders hit the roads, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-04-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,100
Posted By Vin M
Here in the U.S. (it's different in Canada) the...

Here in the U.S. (it's different in Canada) the only E39's that came with the "M-Sport" package was the 2003 540i M-Tech.

All the previous years and models (that weren't non-sport of course) were...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,043
Posted By Vin M
To my knowledge, only 540's run the water cooled...

To my knowledge, only 540's run the water cooled alternators...the I6's have air cooled units.

Sounds like somebody's trying to rip you off.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By Vin M
What were you washing it with, a fire hose??? ...

What were you washing it with, a fire hose???

BTW, the car looks Great!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 59,405
Posted By Vin M
Yes...according to their website, it does meet...

Yes...according to their website, it does meet the LL-01 spec.

Link: www.pennzoil.com/ultra-euro (http://www.pennzoil.com/#/motor-oil/pennzoil-ultra-euro)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 59,405
Posted By Vin M
Actually, it's BMW High Performance 5W-30 that's...

Actually, it's BMW High Performance 5W-30 that's recommended.
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 09-26-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,001
Posted By Vin M
Part 2 of 2 ...

Part 2 of 2



http://i883.photobucket.com/albums/ac38/Vin-M/Bimmerstock%202011/36.jpg
http://i883.photobucket.com/albums/ac38/Vin-M/Bimmerstock%202011/37.jpg...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 09-26-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,001
Posted By Vin M
Bimmerstock 2011 (Photos)

Bimmerstock 2011
(09/25/11 - Glen Cove, NY)


Part 1 0f 2



http://i883.photobucket.com/albums/ac38/Vin-M/Bimmerstock%202011/01.jpg...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,076
Posted By Vin M
+1 11.4V after a 12 hour charge is...

+1

11.4V after a 12 hour charge is definitely an indication the battery has seen better days.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,076
Posted By Vin M
I would start by checking the fuses first, the...

I would start by checking the fuses first, the fuses for the instrument cluster should be located in the front fuse panel inside and above the glove compartment.

Also, try the famous passenger...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By Vin M
It sounds like your fuel pump is beginning to...

It sounds like your fuel pump is beginning to fail.

A fuel pressure test might shed some more light on things.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,182
Posted By Vin M
It sounds like it's coming from your oil filter...

It sounds like it's coming from your oil filter housing...most likely, whoever did your oil change didn't seat the O-ring correctly (or reused the old one) when they changed your filter.

*O-ring =...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By Vin M
Here you go, but you're not going to like it when...

Here you go, but you're not going to like it when you see the price...

Link: E39 540i Generator, water-cooled...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By Vin M
Here's a link to some info in the E39 Wiki... ...

Here's a link to some info in the E39 Wiki...

Link: E39 Wiki/Ignition Switch (http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php/BMW_E39#Ignition_Switch)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By Vin M
You have a bad ignition switch.

You have a bad ignition switch.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,088
Posted By Vin M
No problem. I don't think the OP is looking...

No problem.

I don't think the OP is looking for suggestions for an official personalized state license plate, but rather a customized decorative European style plate...*see the website he posted a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,124
Posted By Vin M
Lost my 1970 Chevelle SS years ago the same...

Lost my 1970 Chevelle SS years ago the same way...stolen right out of the garage, never saw it again.

Of all the cars I've owned over the years...I miss that one the most.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,088
Posted By Vin M
How do you figure?... V T E C K I L L...

How do you figure?...



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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,088
Posted By Vin M
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vteckillr
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,335
Posted By Vin M
+ 1 to everything bluebee suggested.

+ 1 to everything bluebee suggested.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,310
Posted By Vin M
bluebee, I think it's important that we...

bluebee,

I think it's important that we clarify the difference between OE / OEM / Aftermarket parts, I've noticed this seems to be a source of confusion for many people.

Below, I have pasted an...
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