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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By 540 M-Sport
We use salt in the city and on the mountain...

We use salt in the city and on the mountain passes when it snows. But worse, we constantly apply ice melter chemical on all the bridges and overpasses throughout the city throughout the winter. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Agreed, this is going to be really hard to tackle...

Agreed, this is going to be really hard to tackle successfully. Even if you can clean and remove from both sides....the internal part of the seam will retain some of the rust. Unless you plan on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1, watched that three times...the socket sure...

+1, watched that three times...the socket sure looks like it is slipping off, and the sensor head looks kinda mangled up. Too bad you can't get a spanner on it like on the 540. I don't even own an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,247
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Also look inside the plugs (both sides) and make...

Also look inside the plugs (both sides) and make sure the male and female pins are all in good shape, not bent or backing out.
I have had a bad Bosch o2 sensor right out of the box, but will assume...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,546
Posted By 540 M-Sport
This is common knowledge (or should be) that 12...

This is common knowledge (or should be) that 12 pt sockets tend to mark up bolts and nuts and can more easily slip or damage them. I only use 6pt sockets for everything.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By 540 M-Sport
You don't have to get the bulbs from the BMW...

You don't have to get the bulbs from the BMW dealer (I certainly don't). But, you MUST get the correct, nickel plated bulbs of the correct size and wattage. Make absolutely certain you get the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 85,729
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Yup....if you don't see the puddle, then it will...

Yup....if you don't see the puddle, then it will probably be on the floor of the drive and passenger foot wells. And yes, I had the dank odor, until I tried 1handers steam cleaning process. Prior,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 600
Posted By 540 M-Sport
There might be a possibility of damage, but no...

There might be a possibility of damage, but no guaranty there is. I had a flashing SES recently...I drove 40 minutes home on the freeway, and it was obvious to me the car was missing on one or more...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 839
Posted By 540 M-Sport
It could. A low CCA battery may not have enough...

It could. A low CCA battery may not have enough reserve capacity if he makes lot of short trips. If you stop several time in a day, while only driving 5 miles, the car may never recharge the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 839
Posted By 540 M-Sport
A very good, and useful post, thank you for...

A very good, and useful post, thank you for shedding some good points. The specific point above is a valid one...as batteries with high CCA ratings typically have more plates packed inside the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 839
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Many posters here are confusing CCA with CA. Two...

Many posters here are confusing CCA with CA. Two different standards, and truly, only the CCA is relevant. The CA (cranking amps) is a much easier test. CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) is much more...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1. Parts quality is very important to how long...

+1. Parts quality is very important to how long this will last. If that is in Canadian dollars, those are good prices. I know prices in the greater Vancouver area are typically quite high, due the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1, the idea looks great and at a couple points...

+1, the idea looks great and at a couple points over the years (when I was due for pad changes) I was going to order these (or one of the competing, but similar products) and did not, due to a few...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 670
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1 on the previous reply. You cannot...

+1 on the previous reply. You cannot successfully glue this stuff back together...they are wet and under pressure and will promptly fail again. Get new. For the pulley, you might want to get an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Do you trust your mechanic? Did he show you the...

Do you trust your mechanic? Did he show you the problems, or take pictures? That is probably a better indicator, than asking us. 111,000kms is not a lot, about 69,000 miles.
Typically, all you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Alternator is $415 for a factory Bosch rebuilt...

Alternator is $415 for a factory Bosch rebuilt from www.autohausaz.com that is about as good a price as you will find, with free shipping included. There is a core deposit, refunded when you return...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By 540 M-Sport
The reason appears to be the slow running server....

The reason appears to be the slow running server. People hit the "post quick reply" button....nothing happens, they hit it again, causing the double post.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By 540 M-Sport
OP, great idea! I installed the factory M-Audio...

OP, great idea! I installed the factory M-Audio subs years ago, and love them. But I would have loved to have had some sort of adapter available, as there are many equally good dual voice coil, 10"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,521
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Add a 2 in my case... ;) really!

Add a 2 in my case... ;) really!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I am totally in agreement with your choices, with...

I am totally in agreement with your choices, with the exception of Brembo Rotors. The rotors are good quality, but the negative is they do not paint the hubs, so they rust, and look like crap in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1, I also change every 30k (since new), but I...

+1, I also change every 30k (since new), but I agree every 60k is probably just fine. I'm at 234k miles btw...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Have you seen sensors with sludge on them? Is...

Have you seen sensors with sludge on them? Is that a known cause of failure?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 85,729
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Agree with this post. There is no draining...

Agree with this post. There is no draining problem with the AC system, it works as intended. The issue is common to all AC systems...the condenser remains wet after shut down, and over years of use,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1. The money spent on a temp gauge could...

+1. The money spent on a temp gauge could instead be used on a future fluid/filter change instead. That would probably go further in prolonging the service life of the transmission.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Warning about the pictures above! There is ALSO...

Warning about the pictures above! There is ALSO a M-Sport wheel (round sport wheel) used in the face lifted 540s. I know, because I have one in my Canadian market, 2001 540 M-Sport. It has the...
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