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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By GroupBquattro
Thank you for all the answers. It seems like a...

Thank you for all the answers. It seems like a battery tender is the way to go since I have no garage. What about disconnecting the battery when I know I will leave the car for over a week ?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By GroupBquattro
The door unlocks and opens just fine, it's just...

The door unlocks and opens just fine, it's just that it won't close, so I have to drive holding on to the door, which is quite annoying. Of course once I reach my destination, the car will be warm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By GroupBquattro
Normal for a 3yo battery to die after a week ?

So it's been cold around here, low 20s during the night. Since my door latch freezes and I can't close the door any more, I choose to park the 540 and drive the Audi. Thing is, after a week, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2017, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By GroupBquattro
Lack of motor oil

Lack of motor oil
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 31,001
Posted By GroupBquattro
Thanks for the info, seems like I have a few...

Thanks for the info, seems like I have a few options to explore now
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 31,001
Posted By GroupBquattro
OK, so if I get a Pioneer (what model?) I will...

OK, so if I get a Pioneer (what model?) I will still need an amp (I happen to have a Sony from a car I sold), but I will still need new speakers then ? And would the Pioneer allow steering controls?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 31,001
Posted By GroupBquattro
Replace stock with stock ? No way, not at the...

Replace stock with stock ? No way, not at the price a stock one goes for. I wanted the Dynavin for the BMW look, and because I could still use the steering controls.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2017, 01:34 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 31,001
Posted By GroupBquattro
Hi there, I'm interested in buying a unit for my...

Hi there, I'm interested in buying a unit for my 98 E39 540, DSP, but I need an installer in the Seattle area since I'd be needing a new amp as well since mine is shot. Can you refer me to a local...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-09-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By GroupBquattro
Back in the 90s, I repainted my Firebird and I...

Back in the 90s, I repainted my Firebird and I needed those small bird decals; of course only GM made them and they were asking 75 bucks for the darn sticker ! I decided car can run without them
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-17-2016, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By GroupBquattro
For wet and light snow the Conti DWS are great, I...

For wet and light snow the Conti DWS are great, I would keep the studded tires for trips over the passes, or put them on after you can see the snow on the ground. If we get the ice storm followed by...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-15-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By GroupBquattro
I think the Hakkas are the best winter tires out...

I think the Hakkas are the best winter tires out there. I would have another set of wheels with studded Hakkas. On regular winter tires, our rear drive cars would do just fine on flat streets, but...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-06-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 899
Posted By GroupBquattro
I would say a combination of both. 4500 seems a...

I would say a combination of both. 4500 seems a little high, maybe one higher gear and occasional brake help
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By GroupBquattro
Oh yes, the environment I guess, we are so...

Oh yes, the environment I guess, we are so desperate for 93 while folks in Europe have 98 at every pump
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By GroupBquattro
I know. Renton is not a high end neighborhood of...

I know. Renton is not a high end neighborhood of Seattle, and everything is a lot cheaper than other areas. Other gas stations there sell premium for 2.69. Driving north five miles to Bellevue...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By GroupBquattro
Pricewise, 2.81 cash 2.91 credit. Same or less...

Pricewise, 2.81 cash 2.91 credit. Same or less than other stations
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By GroupBquattro
93 octane gas in the Seattle area

For those who already know it, this is no news. For those who don't, the 76 station by the Renton Highlands Safeway sells 93 gas. Modified turbo cars love this, but even NA engines like my 540...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,601
Posted By GroupBquattro
Encouraging to know they can reach this kind of...

Encouraging to know they can reach this kind of mileage; and I was freaking out since my baby is at 99000 miles....

PS there is no flash in this picture, it's just the reflection from the glass...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 27,985
Posted By GroupBquattro
I have Contis DWS on three of my four cars. ...

I have Contis DWS on three of my four cars. Really quiet, felt the difference as soon as i changed them. For me the main reason I got them was not only quietness, but also really good wet handling
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By GroupBquattro
This reminds me of the time my E34 died after...

This reminds me of the time my E34 died after going over a big speedbump. I had a long Swiss Army knife with my keychain and my knee hit it perfectly when I passed over the bump and killed the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-13-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By GroupBquattro
Every car has a break in period (I don't know...

Every car has a break in period (I don't know about electric vehicles). during that time, lower rpms, fluid changes need to be made more often, and pretty much just taking it easy during the first...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,964
Posted By GroupBquattro
Oil changes are among the easiest do it yourself...

Oil changes are among the easiest do it yourself procedures, and easy to learn. But if there are limitations, due to age, health or physical disabilities, or anything that may prevent one from...
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 01-21-2016, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,160
Posted By GroupBquattro
Saw the prez and his motorcade navigating the icy...

Saw the prez and his motorcade navigating the icy roads at crawl speeds
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By GroupBquattro
Uninsured, underinsured and hit and run are all...

Uninsured, underinsured and hit and run are all in the same category. The advantage of this is that the deductible is usually lower than the colission coverage. This would be a colission claim, no...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By GroupBquattro
There is no question the rear panel will come...

There is no question the rear panel will come out; my E34 was hit way less than yours and they never even considered fixing, they have certain cutting points and they replace the whole thing. The...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-14-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By GroupBquattro
From the pics, looks mostly cosmetic damage. I...

From the pics, looks mostly cosmetic damage. I assume you already have a police report, if not do it ASAP. You will file a claim under uninsured motorists. Even if the insurance co sends an...
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