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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2009, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By pilotroger
What was the actual code?

What was the actual code?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,190
Posted By pilotroger
My doors have now been restored to their original...

My doors have now been restored to their original solid Dingolfing 'THUD'. Great tip, thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,240
Posted By pilotroger
Same problem here... DSC ABS and BRAKE...

Same problem here... DSC ABS and BRAKE illuminated. It follows somewhat of a pattern. If I drive the car after a few days of sitting those three lights are on from startup. If I drive the car again...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By pilotroger
I've had my 99 540IA Sport for a little over 2...

I've had my 99 540IA Sport for a little over 2 years now. I loved it when I first got it and I love it even more today. Along the way the maintenance has not been too bad. After replacing the cooling...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,434
Posted By pilotroger
I've gone through several different brands and...

I've gone through several different brands and styles. They are all very similar with little noticeable difference. Then I bought a set of Michelin PS2 tires. ///WOW/// The ride, grip and road noise...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2007, 06:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,370
Posted By pilotroger
I know very little about photography but I do...

I know very little about photography but I do know you had to mount that camera to the car somehow... Those pictures are beautiful. Could we get hi-res ones?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,043
Posted By pilotroger
I use the BMW 5w-30 oil from the dealership, it's...

I use the BMW 5w-30 oil from the dealership, it's actaully a little cheaper than Mobil 1. Also use the Oil Extractor http://www.pelaproducts.com/applications.htm
Makes oil changes VERY easy. Start...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-01-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,566
Posted By pilotroger
To each his own... the good news is after 7,000...

To each his own... the good news is after 7,000 miles the front tires (Hankook Ventus) will be so noisy you'll completely forget about butchering the outside. I should know, I have a set.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2006, 06:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,198
Posted By pilotroger
Just sprayed a little CRC MAF cleaner from pep...

Just sprayed a little CRC MAF cleaner from pep boys on my MAF and it actually made a difference. She pulls stronger and runs smoother... then again maybe I'm imagining it. Whatever, performance is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2006, 08:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,076
Posted By pilotroger
Orlando here... the happiest place on earth?!?

Orlando here... the happiest place on earth?!?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-27-2006, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By pilotroger
If I recall the book says you can do such a thing...

If I recall the book says you can do such a thing by pressing the lock button a second time to disarm the alarm.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2006, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By pilotroger
I have to say everyone's advice here is spot on....

I have to say everyone's advice here is spot on. I've wanted one ever since high school and 3 years out of college now I finally have one. I'm glad I waited, the maintenance cost is often as high as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2006, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By pilotroger
Wow, that tire is gonna need a BIG patch! Glad...

Wow, that tire is gonna need a BIG patch! Glad you're both alright.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2006, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By pilotroger
I used this... ...

I used this...
https://www.micro-surface.com/default.cfm?page_id=90&id=3khdlgt&storeid=1
and a lot of elbow grease to fix mine. It worked great!
Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-31-2006, 08:35 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 290,952
Posted By pilotroger
What metal piece? On the front windshield the...

What metal piece? On the front windshield the only metal is within the rubber seal. You would never see it unless you dig it out of the rubber. Maybe you are seeing something I did not???
Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-31-2006, 10:54 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 290,952
Posted By pilotroger
Just fits snugly in the channel:)

Just fits snugly in the channel:)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2006, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By pilotroger
AAA Plus, tows you 100 miles free should you run...

AAA Plus, tows you 100 miles free should you run into bad luck:)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2006, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By pilotroger
Here are some before and after pics... ...

Here are some before and after pics...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=152046&highlight=acrylic
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2006, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By pilotroger
My 540 accelerated very slowly with a bad MAF....

My 540 accelerated very slowly with a bad MAF. Replaced it and the car had power again. Unplug the MAF and see if the car has more power. If the car runs better with the MAF unplugged, then...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-26-2006, 02:07 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 290,952
Posted By pilotroger
Here are the part #'s. Also, it's a really great...

Here are the part #'s. Also, it's a really great site. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DE63&mospid=47588&btnr=51_2249&hg=51&fg=05
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2006, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,270
Posted By pilotroger
getcoolparts.com want's $400 for a 98' 540 MAF......

getcoolparts.com want's $400 for a 98' 540 MAF... YIKES!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2006, 01:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,270
Posted By pilotroger
I just remembered... I believe 98' and older 540...

I just remembered... I believe 98' and older 540 MAF's have a round plug versus the rectangular plug for 99' and newer. If yours is round that LRV MAF isn't going to work. The VW one also looks...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2006, 01:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,270
Posted By pilotroger
don't be a fool, wrap your tool! I saw the...

don't be a fool, wrap your tool!

I saw the VW MAF for $59 but I hadn't read of any 540i operator using it, just M5's. I know there's probably no difference except M5's need 2 of them. I did buy...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2006, 01:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,270
Posted By pilotroger
...besides, you don't want someone else's maf in...

...besides, you don't want someone else's maf in your car. You don't know where that maf has been!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2006, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,270
Posted By pilotroger
I'll second the "unplug the MAF" method. I had...

I'll second the "unplug the MAF" method. I had similar symptoms... i.e. loss of power at higher rpm's, hesitation, surging, etc. Unplugged the MAF and she ran like a champ. Got a new one for $150 and...
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