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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By GrahamDesigns
Run test #9 in the OBC (look up how to unlock it)...

Run test #9 in the OBC (look up how to unlock it) to test voltage. Under 12v or so it wont start. Make sure you are jumping from the engine bay, not the battery itself.

Sounds most likely to be an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,700
Posted By GrahamDesigns
Yuck. IMHO body colored moldings are a terrible...

Yuck. IMHO body colored moldings are a terrible thing
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,484
Posted By GrahamDesigns
That trim is known as "Technical Graphite" I...

That trim is known as "Technical Graphite"

I am curious what you are using to dye, as well as the process. Is it possible to remove the door card?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,844
Posted By GrahamDesigns
I dont think an S54 will be plug and play. An S52...

I dont think an S54 will be plug and play. An S52 may be a more easy install but either way, its not as simple as just throwing it in. You would need the DME and a lot of recoding to make it work and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,779
Posted By GrahamDesigns
Oil is a renewable resource, Russia has known...

Oil is a renewable resource, Russia has known this for years. Just like Global Warming this is one of those things we are told and believe, despite the lack of any evidence proving it.

Why not?...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 59,900
Posted By GrahamDesigns
Do you guys all really drink that often in your...

Do you guys all really drink that often in your car? My left hand steers, my right hand shifts, I have no extra hands for drinking, nor would I want to in my BMW
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,662
Posted By GrahamDesigns
Car needs to be low to pull those off. BBK...

Car needs to be low to pull those off. BBK wouldnt hurt either

Not a fan of them on the E39 though, they look great on the 8 series
http://img.youtube.com/vi/N8FSDerBy5w/0.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By GrahamDesigns
+1 You will lose the brake duct capability. You...

+1
You will lose the brake duct capability. You can either pull the T-bar out or cut off the sides of the M5 grill:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2734/4278210137_c3bc8c63a4_b.jpg
Forum: Interior 02-09-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,501
Posted By GrahamDesigns
Very interested can you post pictures please? :)

Very interested can you post pictures please? :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,912
Posted By GrahamDesigns
Aint phoenix just the worst? :p

Aint phoenix just the worst? :p
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,888
Posted By GrahamDesigns
Im surpirsed nobody has mentioned the BMW GT1...

Im surpirsed nobody has mentioned the BMW GT1 reader, I think it is one of the few that can read the BMW codes specifically.

Most OBDII readers will only scan for emissions code (which is what...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 44,402
Posted By GrahamDesigns
What you have pictured there is indeed a high...

What you have pictured there is indeed a high cluster
High:
http://www.bimmerboard.com/members/q/original/Instrument%20Cluster%20High.jpg

Low cluster doesnt have that digital readout, instead it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,470
Posted By GrahamDesigns
I would just play it by ear, maybe get a PPI to...

I would just play it by ear, maybe get a PPI to see if anything needs to be addressed immediately. But doing and preventative maintenance to a car so well maintained would just be a waste of money...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,726
Posted By GrahamDesigns
It could be CPS like others have stated, but...

It could be CPS like others have stated, but VANOS is also a likely culprit.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,470
Posted By GrahamDesigns
I personally would use an OEM clutch. A...

I personally would use an OEM clutch. A clutchmasters may last a little bit longer, but you can squeeze over 100K out of an OEM clutch if you are a good driver. As far as basic maintenance, with 30K...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,242
Posted By GrahamDesigns
An E39 on proper snow tires should drive through...

An E39 on proper snow tires should drive through snow like a champ. Running summer tires through winter is dangerous because not only is the tread not meant to grip in snow, but the rubber is not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,513
Posted By GrahamDesigns
That could be a sign of simply a maladjustment...

That could be a sign of simply a maladjustment last time you had your wheels aligned and suspension tuned, or a sign of a serious suspension fault. Normally the stock camber setting is just over -1.0...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By GrahamDesigns
Hey guys!

Hello everyone, some of you may know me as blackxs on some other forums. I realized today that I really dont like the atmosphere of some other forums I post on, perhaps this site will be a little...
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