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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By BioGuy
You've been married a while, huh?

You've been married a while, huh?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 570
Posted By BioGuy
Wenxin, AAA is more for helping out during an on...

Wenxin, AAA is more for helping out during an on -road emergency. Change a tire, bring you gas, tow your @ss..... that kind of thing. It might be worth picking up a AAA membership for your trip....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By BioGuy
The only thing you need to remember about a car...

The only thing you need to remember about a car wash is this:

1. Make sure the girl washing your car is in a bikini.

Corona is optional, but appreciated.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 570
Posted By BioGuy
I drive old cars. I currently have 4 in the...

I drive old cars. I currently have 4 in the driveway, the newest one is 10 years old. The oldest is 22. I just got rid of one that was 40 years old.

I used to always worry about long road trips,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By BioGuy
My fuel pump failed last summer. When it went,...

My fuel pump failed last summer. When it went, the car did NOT shake violently or shake at all. It simply sputtered to a stop on the side of the road and died. I could re-start it after letting it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By BioGuy
Before you take the plunge and order a window...

Before you take the plunge and order a window regulator, strip the door panel off and look at the window clamps, they might have worked themselves loose. I ordered a new BMW window regulator (360$)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,046
Posted By BioGuy
Interesting ideas. I am thinking about...

Interesting ideas.

I am thinking about going 'fanless' on mine.

Hey- as long as your temps stay in the right range, it's all good, right? Go for it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By BioGuy
Maybe it is just the difference between RWD and...

Maybe it is just the difference between RWD and FWD then, as this is my first RWD car I've ever owned (other than trucks). It should be noted that the front tires last 2 seasons, the rears just one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 958
Posted By BioGuy
Just a point of reference- I had a staggered set...

Just a point of reference- I had a staggered set of wheels powdercoated the color of my liking for $300 for the entire set. The powdercoating shop also buffed out any curb rash at the same time....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By BioGuy
Nope, the rears wear evenly across the tread. I...

Nope, the rears wear evenly across the tread. I have a pretty fun commute- it's 55 miles (one way) over a mountain pass with 117 turns. I am not gentle on the corners some (most) days. I drive it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,096
Posted By BioGuy
That's a beautiful car. I hope maintenance and...

That's a beautiful car. I hope maintenance and repairs are less than these bimmers....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,046
Posted By BioGuy
Your 'mod' was to remove the shroud? the...

Your 'mod' was to remove the shroud?

the shroud does two things- directs and funnels the air through the rad core, and provides some minimal protection if the fan blades were to grenade....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By BioGuy
Be aware, that with a staggered wheel/tire combo...

Be aware, that with a staggered wheel/tire combo (as all sport models have) you will chew through tires, even expensive michelins. I have AS3's on my staggered set up 540, and after just 3 months...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By BioGuy
Your story sounds like mine, but I put on winter...

Your story sounds like mine, but I put on winter tires and commute all year round. I traverse a mountain pass on my drive to work, which has 117 turns. The 540 has not so much as squealed a tire no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,130
Posted By BioGuy
115 this morning. Not the fastest I've been, but...

115 this morning. Not the fastest I've been, but it surprised me when I looked down, I thought I may have been doing 90.

I had just pulled out to pass a line of 3 cars, I dropped a gear and rolled...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By BioGuy
Just drive it over to a locksmith, no need to...

Just drive it over to a locksmith, no need to remove the cylinder from the boot lid.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 763
Posted By BioGuy
New bumper, head light, surrounding trim pieces,...

New bumper, head light, surrounding trim pieces, front fender, hood, likely a rad and support structure, and paint.... Ugh..... $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 763
Posted By BioGuy
Buy your son a bicycle.

Buy your son a bicycle.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By BioGuy
sold. I didn't know it wasn't supposed to be...

sold. I didn't know it wasn't supposed to be glossy either. I've got one of those things under my sink. This is tonights project!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,338
Posted By BioGuy
What is the additional cost to have one painted...

What is the additional cost to have one painted before being sent out?
(Jet black, if the color matters much...)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By BioGuy
Apparently, my cluster is high as well- reads the...

Apparently, my cluster is high as well- reads the time every time I get in the car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By BioGuy
As an extra point of reference, my 2001 sport did...

As an extra point of reference, my 2001 sport did not have the adjustable thigh support seats. (540i)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By BioGuy
You are not the only one with the pulse problem....

You are not the only one with the pulse problem. I ignore mine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By BioGuy
LED angel eyes, right? LED's don't work the...

LED angel eyes, right?

LED's don't work the same way halogen lights do. Your computer is testing the circuit for the angel eyes and still thinks there is a halogen bulb in there. It sends a pulse,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By BioGuy
With the VIN you can look up the factory...

With the VIN you can look up the factory information and know for sure.
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