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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,537
Posted By POof540i
Changed two ruptured hoses and expansion tank...

Changed two ruptured hoses and expansion tank over the last 2 months. I've been putting too many miles on my baby lately. I need to buy a beater. I'm thinking a 2012 Civic.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By POof540i
The M Shop in Glendale is also a good shop.

The M Shop in Glendale is also a good shop.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,574
Posted By POof540i
The $49 dollar actuator looks like the fuel door...

The $49 dollar actuator looks like the fuel door actuator. Maybe they misnamed it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,574
Posted By POof540i
Really?? That bites. My driver side actuator is...

Really?? That bites. My driver side actuator is acting up. I priced the actuator at about $65 bucks through Autohausaz. Changing the window regulator is a piece of cake. I was hoping the actuator...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By POof540i
I hope you've knocked on wood!!

I hope you've knocked on wood!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,549
Posted By POof540i
It's an old car. It's going to have issues. Don't...

It's an old car. It's going to have issues. Don't be surprised when they appear. There are much more reliable cars available, but it's an obvious give and take. With the E39, you get one greatest...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 81,915
Posted By POof540i
I replaced my alternator last Friday. All has...

I replaced my alternator last Friday. All has been well since. The procedure to swap the alternator was pretty easy, much easier than I anticipated. Maybe because it's a 540? I dunno. Before starting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 769
Views: 365,590
Posted By POof540i
^^^ Excellent information.

^^^ Excellent information.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 81,915
Posted By POof540i
Hey festers, I need your help. I unlocked the OBC...

Hey festers, I need your help. I unlocked the OBC and used test #9 to test the charging system. Car sitting overnight, with the engine off, battery voltage hovered around 12.3v. With the engine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,319
Posted By POof540i
Got the dreaded "Transmission Failsafe Program"...

Got the dreaded "Transmission Failsafe Program" message two days ago. Took it back to the shop that rebuilt it (last August) and they diagnosed a faulty alternator (voltage was at 11.4 while...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,055
Posted By POof540i
I paid about the same about 2 or 3 years ago....

I paid about the same about 2 or 3 years ago. However, I think I damaged it by manually moving the plate whilst cleaning the plate with throttle body cleaner.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,755
Posted By POof540i
My favs are the BBS RS-GT's. Pics borrowed from...

My favs are the BBS RS-GT's. Pics borrowed from bimmerfest member jun

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y11/dohc97/My%202003%20BMW%20540/DSC_0330_1400.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,676
Posted By POof540i
Oh wow. That pic gave me instant oak. :thumbup:

Oh wow. That pic gave me instant oak. :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,264
Posted By POof540i
You're right!! I forgot about that one little...

You're right!! I forgot about that one little detail. His friend probably has that jklmnop350z engine. I hear that motor can rev to 15,000 rpms. :D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-21-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,264
Posted By POof540i
Check the 1/4-mile times and then take it to a...

Check the 1/4-mile times and then take it to a drag strip.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,017
Posted By POof540i
The way I see it is even if the manner in which...

The way I see it is even if the manner in which they produce gasoline is the same, different producers will have different quality controls. A lack of quality control can affect the quality of gas at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By POof540i
Is that really a positive displacement...

Is that really a positive displacement supercharger?! I live in the L.A. area. I think I can make it on Saturday if the car is going to be there.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,257
Posted By POof540i
That sucks ^^^. I lost my Nike sunglasses a few...

That sucks ^^^. I lost my Nike sunglasses a few weeks ago at a golf course. Although I must say I only have myself to blame. I was drinking so much that I was unable to finish the back 9 or even...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,257
Posted By POof540i
+2 for a faulty hood switch. I unplugged my...

+2 for a faulty hood switch. I unplugged my switch a few days ago because my car was doing the same thing. Turns out it was the switch.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,017
Posted By POof540i
It would make sense if your car was burning Shell...

It would make sense if your car was burning Shell gas more efficiently and the difference in ranges were to develop after a short drive, but that doesn't seem to be the case because you notice the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,017
Posted By POof540i
Do you notice this ^^^ discrepancy immediately...

Do you notice this ^^^ discrepancy immediately after filling up (and I mean as soon as you start the car after filling up) or after a short drive?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,052
Posted By POof540i
Thread hi-jack in progress

Can slotted and drilled rotors be resurfaced?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,348
Posted By POof540i
This is especially true if you want your car to...

This is especially true if you want your car to ride, look and feel like new. I know I want that for my car and I can tell you want the same. There's still a few clean E39's in my area (L.A.), but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 908
Posted By POof540i
That's a great hose. I've been waiting for it to...

That's a great hose. I've been waiting for it to go back on sale so I could pick up another one. I'm getting one tomorrow. Thanks for the link.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,132
Posted By POof540i
My cousin and I changed my car's front struts...

My cousin and I changed my car's front struts with Billys HD's about 2 months ago. I don't remember if any nut other than the top strut nut was a locking nut. Maybe the tech's reused the old nuts?
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