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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By dcotti
I've used a combination of the search on this...

I've used a combination of the search on this forum, YouTube and Bentleys to keep my 03 525i running - 144,000 and counting daily. Best of luck with yours.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,473
Posted By dcotti
I'm chasing the lean codes too. I have noticed a...

I'm chasing the lean codes too. I have noticed a slight increase in rpm when I spray brake cleaner at the throttle body where it meets the block. I had mentioned the possibility of not enough fuel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By dcotti
I use it when I need to accelerate with the...

I use it when I need to accelerate with the traffic flow. When I get up to speed I take it back to the normal position. Of course, when I'm feeling frisky, I'll use the "manual" function to hold a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By dcotti
Welcome. Some of us valley guys (and ChiefWej...

Welcome. Some of us valley guys (and ChiefWej from Tucson) got together late last year. Its time to organize another meet. Some guys also meet at the Scottsdale show every Saturday night.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By dcotti
I THINK I SAW IT TODAY! East Mesa. Guadalupe...

I THINK I SAW IT TODAY! East Mesa. Guadalupe and Sossaman. I made a mental note that the car I saw had chrome wheels that had a double spoke just like in your pictures. Looked in good condition....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By dcotti
I always notice other black E39s like mine when...

I always notice other black E39s like mine when I'm out and about. I'll be checking the East Side of town.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-01-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,177
Posted By dcotti
Let us know how it goes. Pics if possible. I'm...

Let us know how it goes. Pics if possible. I'm planning on doing this soon.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By dcotti
Welcome back. Let us know your impressions of an...

Welcome back. Let us know your impressions of an E60 vs E39 as this is probably the next car for some when their E39 dies.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,010
Posted By dcotti
03 525i Sports did not have shadowline trim.

03 525i Sports did not have shadowline trim.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By dcotti
What, you don't want a juicer in your center...

What, you don't want a juicer in your center console?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By dcotti
I love a good tear-jerker.

Tell me I'm not the only one who gets emotional at the end of Overhaulin or the like when they give the car back! Especially ones where the car meant something to the guy. AND I'VE SEEN THE EPISODE...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,782
Posted By dcotti
Nice. Is everything done and running smooth? ...

Nice. Is everything done and running smooth?

Good info on the headliner. I'm planning on doing the suede thing and was looking at fabric store suede. Not any more. I also need to do my...
Forum: Southwest Regional - AZ, NM, NV, OK, TX, and UT 04-10-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By dcotti
Someone is organizing a meet at the Pavillions...

Someone is organizing a meet at the Pavillions this Saturday. I'll be there. It would be nice to see everyone again.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1636008
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,049
Posted By dcotti
Me and BMW with their MID display to a decimal...

Me and BMW with their MID display to a decimal point! I used the .1 in the original post because thats what I see on the MID and it seems like an accurate enough figure. Thanks for the response. :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,049
Posted By dcotti
For the record Bluebee, 507 miles divided by 18...

For the record Bluebee, 507 miles divided by 18 gallons = 28.1. (28.2 to be exact after rounding up, but I thought I'd be ok using the first decimal point.)

That was just for that fill up. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,253
Posted By dcotti
There was some local driving. Hmmm. ...

There was some local driving. Hmmm.



I'm beginning to think you're right.

[QUOTE=AnotherGeezer;5965797]525's are less thrifty than 530's.

Dang it. That's the whole reason I got a 525...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,253
Posted By dcotti
Auto. Wow. Is that with a manual?

Auto.




Wow. Is that with a manual?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,253
Posted By dcotti
28.1 mpg

I saw 507 miles on the trip computer today. After filling up, it came out to 28.1 MPG. Sure I'd love more power, but I also love that MPG. Also helps that I spent two weeks of pretty much back and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,966
Posted By dcotti
Once again CNA comes to the rescue! Thrust...

Once again CNA comes to the rescue!

Thrust Rod Bushings and alignment
MID replacement due to pixel loss.

Also, my sunroof guide arms broke again. BMW covered that under a 2-year parts...
Forum: Southwest Regional - AZ, NM, NV, OK, TX, and UT 03-12-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By dcotti
Agreed. Now that the evenings are getting...

Agreed. Now that the evenings are getting warmer!! We can't meet at the Scottsdale Mall again. Does anyone have a shop we could meet at. Maybe get some cars in the air to check out what's going...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 51,655
Posted By dcotti
I replaced both the AC and alternator belts...

I replaced both the AC and alternator belts today. Here are a couple of things I came across.

I removed the air box, fan shroud and fan for better access. I had bought the two fan wrenches off...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,324
Posted By dcotti
Beautiful. Just beautiful. My E39 wants to do...

Beautiful. Just beautiful. My E39 wants to do your E39!! BTW, judging by the pics it looks like you had to sell all your furniture to get these.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By dcotti
To the PS hoses? The dealer noticed that they...

To the PS hoses? The dealer noticed that they were leaking while replacing the radiator (all under warranty! Phew!!)

Doru, now you mention it, the stain does not seem to be growing since the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By dcotti
Power steering hose fixed last year. I'll check...

Power steering hose fixed last year. I'll check the o-ring. I guess the disa is next. Thanks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By dcotti
DISA Failure?

Does anyone else have this stain on the underside of the hood? It looks like where the disa valve would be when the hood is closed.
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