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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By SRFast
Big Dog. Thanks for your expert opinion and...

Big Dog.
Thanks for your expert opinion and input. I've done my research and though the Michelin's are more expensive than the alternatives, they have what I want.

Regards...JL
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By SRFast
I took the plunge and ordered the tires. I...

I took the plunge and ordered the tires. I expect to have them on the car by late Tuesday. It isn't cheap, but at least I'll have full tread at all four corners. There was no sense in delaying the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By SRFast
Thanks for all the info you've provided. I am...

Thanks for all the info you've provided. I am pretty easy on my tires so the new tires should last me for awhile. I own a 2009 Subaru Impreza and drive it on the nasty days. The only time I drive...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By SRFast
Thanks for your responses. I Guess I will stick...

Thanks for your responses. I Guess I will stick with the Michelins.

Regards...JL
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By SRFast
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 - Opinions Please

Hi. I need to replace the tires on my 2003 530i Sport and my mechanic recommended the Pilot Sport A/S 3. I want to stay away from dedicated summer tires. I currently have a staggered set of Pilot...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By SRFast
Thanks for your replies. I've seen the DIY...

Thanks for your replies.

I've seen the DIY write ups and would have probably attempted it in my younger days, but at this stage of my life, the job is best left to a professional.

I tried the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By SRFast
Sunroof Repair in NYC Area Recommendations

Hi. After 10+ years of use, my 530i's sunroof is malfunctioning. I dare not open it in fear it won't close completely or at all. Can someone recommend a shop in the NYC metro area that is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By SRFast
This feature is used to illuminate dark...

This feature is used to illuminate dark driveways/areas for the driver. The time out is dealer programmable - I had mine set for 60 seconds when I picked up the car.

Regards...JL
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By SRFast
Happy to hear you got the patch off. Goo Off and...

Happy to hear you got the patch off. Goo Off and Goo Gone are both pretty strong so I would stay away from them. Try a little steam or a hot towel compress to remove the residual adhesive.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By SRFast
I think a heat gun will be too hot unless you can...

I think a heat gun will be too hot unless you can adjust the heat output.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By SRFast
I would soften the adhesive with a blow dryer and...

I would soften the adhesive with a blow dryer and peel the pad off the dash. If there is remaining residue, try desolving it with a little WD-40. You can use soapy water to remove the WD-40.
...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 04-28-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 707
Posted By SRFast
12 Hour Endurance Race

Here's an image I captured at a 12 hour endurance race in New Jersey yesterday.


http://www.jliuimages.com/Events/The-Devil-in-the-Dark-2013/i-kgFbLcZ/0/XL/NJMSP-2013-059-XL.jpg

Regards...JL
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,040
Posted By SRFast
Production of model year 2003 cars began in...

Production of model year 2003 cars began in September 2002. I placed my order in October 2002 and the 530i arrived at the BMW VPC - Port Elizabeth, NJ the first week of December 2002. I picked it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,040
Posted By SRFast
Congrats and good luck. I picked up my new 2003...

Congrats and good luck. I picked up my new 2003 530i on 12/13/02 and still get a thrill everytime I driver it. It only has 60K on the clock so it has a lot of life left in her.

Regards...JL
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By SRFast
The BMW Parking Distance Control (PDC) system was...

The BMW Parking Distance Control (PDC) system was OPTIONAL on the 2001 E39 series. If you have it, you will have round shaped sensors located on the front and rear bumper strips. The PDC is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By SRFast
2003 E39s were prewired for the OEM CD changer. ...

2003 E39s were prewired for the OEM CD changer. The wiring and connector are behind the left side trunk liner (where the amp is). You will need to purcahse the mounting kit, but all the wiring is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,769
Posted By SRFast
I would think the BMW tow hooks are the same...

I would think the BMW tow hooks are the same across all the model lines. It would be too expensive to have unique tow hooks for each model considering its function.

Hope this helps...JL
Forum: Automotive / Photography 12-24-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 771
Posted By SRFast
Season's Greetings To All

Wishing all a joyous holiday and a healthy New Year!

http://www.jliu.net/Holidays/Christmas-In-NYC-2012/i-tKDw7qt/0/L/Greeting%20Card%202012-L.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,323
Posted By SRFast
I am the original owner of a 2003 530i with a...

I am the original owner of a 2003 530i with a manual and SP. I ordered almost every major option excluding the NAV. It only has 48,000 on the clock. I am going to keep it until it dies. Good luck...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By SRFast
If you have the OBC (On-Board Computer) you reset...

If you have the OBC (On-Board Computer) you reset the "Con1" and "Con2" displays by using the "OBC" button on the center console. Press the "OBC" button and when the "Con1" and "Con2" functions...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,076
Posted By SRFast
Having a phone button on the steering wheel...

Having a phone button on the steering wheel doesn't mean you have the required hardware for a mobile phone, hardwired or BT. Bluetooth isn't officially supported for E39's built before 09/02, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,364
Posted By SRFast
These have a "T": ...

These have a "T":
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-FLOOR-MAT-LOCK-VELCRO-LOCK-CLIP-LOCK-/250959838304

Hope this helps....JL
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,364
Posted By SRFast
Is this the item you are looking for? ...

Is this the item you are looking for?
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,173
Posted By SRFast
The US is a market economy so vendors set their...

The US is a market economy so vendors set their own prices, at their own risks. It is our choice to buy or not to buy at the asking price so if the price is out of line, walk away. There are many...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By SRFast
After 170,000 miles something is bound to wear...

After 170,000 miles something is bound to wear out. $1,600 is not a lot of money considering the cost of replacing the car. My sister is looking for a 2009-2010 CPO 328xi and the prices are in the...
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