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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,747
Posted By 6spdonly
This is an old thread, but it looks like the...

This is an old thread, but it looks like the foglight replacement story is still the same. Anyhow, when I closed the hood on my 01 540i the other day glass pieces fell out of the front driver's side....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,864
Posted By 6spdonly
One more verification that the BMW formula is...

One more verification that the BMW formula is backwards. Set to 954 from 1005 my display mileage went even higher against the hand calculated mileage. I tried setting it to commonly used 1060 value,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,208
Posted By 6spdonly
I assume you will have a pre-purchase inspection...

I assume you will have a pre-purchase inspection done if you want the car. That should tell you the reason for the re-paint. The current color may be a color that was available on '98 E39s, it just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,208
Posted By 6spdonly
The build sheet shows canyon red as the color....

The build sheet shows canyon red as the color. The car has been repainted. Canyon Red was a factory color on 97 and 98 E39s, but is much, much darker than the pictures in the ad.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By 6spdonly
I've put about 5,000 miles on the car since...

I've put about 5,000 miles on the car since replacing the CPS. No codes, no performance issues. You should be good.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,864
Posted By 6spdonly
Thanks for the info. I unlocked the OBC and set...

Thanks for the info. I unlocked the OBC and set the calculation factor to 954. The value was at 1005 when I first checked so somewhere along the line it had been changed.

If the hand calc'd...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,864
Posted By 6spdonly
I played with hand calc'd vs. computer fuel...

I played with hand calc'd vs. computer fuel mileage on a recent round trip to Dallas from Albuquerque. Filled up at Costco in Abq, Flying J in Amarillo,Tx and Sams Club in Denton,Tx and reversed them...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,864
Posted By 6spdonly
Oops, had a little computer glitch, see the next...

Oops, had a little computer glitch, see the next message.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By 6spdonly
My 540i has an Interstate MTP49-H8 installed by...

My 540i has an Interstate MTP49-H8 installed by the previous owner. The production date is stamped (lightly) into the body of the battery on the top near the negative terminal. There is no 'tag' or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By 6spdonly
540i CPS replacement notes

2001 540i 6spd manual. SES (emission related) light came on during normal driving.

I have INPA running on a PC using a USB to OBD II cable. Read the error memory (see the text image below) and got...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-21-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,224
Posted By 6spdonly
Thanks. Local Pep Boys in Albuquerque carries M1...

Thanks. Local Pep Boys in Albuquerque carries M1 0w40 in 5qt jug. Regular price is ~$40/jug.

Local Walmart supercenter does not carry M1 0w40 at all.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By 6spdonly
Interesting. I had something similar happen last...

Interesting. I had something similar happen last month when I bought my E39 from the local BMW dealer here in New Mexico. The carfax showed only registration events with no mileage references, except...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,556
Posted By 6spdonly
Bought my 540i last month. Going through all the...

Bought my 540i last month. Going through all the maintenance items since I don't have a complete history on it.

Just got done replacing the following:
- Air filter
- Diff fluid with Mobil 1...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By 6spdonly
The straight pressure bleed of the clutch worked...

The straight pressure bleed of the clutch worked fine. Used about 1.5 qts of DOT 4 fluid to thoroughly bleed clutch and brakes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By 6spdonly
Thanks for the helpful responses. Looks like...

Thanks for the helpful responses. Looks like Saturday will be brake/clutch bleed day. Will do the slave cylinder removal if the straight pressure bleed doesn't work. Will post results when I'm done....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By 6spdonly
Clutch/brake bleed plan with ??

Pulled the driver side microfilter assembly to access the brake master cylinder and check the condition of the brake fluid on my new to me 01 540i6. It is obvious a fluid change is way overdue....
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-08-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By 6spdonly
Not exactly new, but...

I've been a member for a year and a half and have may good use of the Fest to research E39s. Never posted anything, found all that I needed just by searching. This week I finally found what I wanted....
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