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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,459
Posted By 98540iA
that's strange, here in Colorado all pumps...

that's strange, here in Colorado all pumps (including premium 91) have the same sticker "contains up to 10% ethanol".
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By 98540iA
Congrats on the new addition oliveparr! My...

Congrats on the new addition oliveparr! My babies are 14 and 11 now.... how time flies.

I take my beloved 540 to Modern Specialists on Valmont, between 28th and 30th (south side of the street). ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,459
Posted By 98540iA
I'm pretty sure it's used only in...

I'm pretty sure it's used only in winter months and at most is 10% so the pumps all have stickers stating 10% ethanol. I am no expert and have no proof of this.

I've also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By 98540iA
huh???? Methinks maybe blue should be on the...

huh???? Methinks maybe blue should be on the couch opening up....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By 98540iA
@kross1300, I've been using my 540 for daily...

@kross1300, I've been using my 540 for daily driving for over 4 years now and I live outside of Nederland (20 miles west and 3000 ft elevation above Boulder). I commute daily and have done this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By 98540iA
All of the above replies are right on. Mary...

All of the above replies are right on. Mary Beth, you obviously love the car and I suggest you find a better garage and keep your loving 540 on the road..... it's worth it!

oliveparr, I'm in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By 98540iA
rear ball joints, upper and lower control arms,...

rear ball joints, upper and lower control arms, all 4 sway bar end links, centerlink and tie-rods, shocks/struts......
Unless you have ball join separator and are very confident wrencher I would not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,063
Posted By 98540iA
What??? First of all the OP says his older car...

What??? First of all the OP says his older car is noticeably more powerful than the newer one. Also, the pre-vanos (98 and under) 540's are arguably considered more powerful than vanos cars even...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,158
Posted By 98540iA
I'd get another 540, no question. It would...

I'd get another 540, no question. It would probably be a 6 speed but I have to say this auto tranny fits the power of the M62 very nicely.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,453
Posted By 98540iA
HELL YEA!!!!! Sounds bad ass...

HELL YEA!!!!! Sounds bad ass...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,660
Posted By 98540iA
I just removed mine and put the old paper filter...

I just removed mine and put the old paper filter back in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,781
Posted By 98540iA
Flowmaster 40, bullet resonator, beastly in a...

Flowmaster 40, bullet resonator, beastly in a refined way ;-)


http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/3315/exitf.jpghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9xcY0uzuUE
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By 98540iA
It could be a pulley(s) that needs to be...

It could be a pulley(s) that needs to be replaced. The quality of sound is not very clear still so hard to really get a good listen.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,248
Posted By 98540iA
I sure hope your getting it cheap. My horn...

I sure hope your getting it cheap.

My horn has always been loud like any normal car horn.

Can't help with the air temp sensor, mine has always been plugged into my airbox and works fine.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,319
Posted By 98540iA
Don't you mean "just don't buy an e39"?? None of...

Don't you mean "just don't buy an e39"?? None of the problems you mentioned above are specific to only the 540. Now, if your timing chain guides fail THEN that statement is appropriate.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,965
Posted By 98540iA
Here is a thread from last year about this, in...

Here is a thread from last year about this, in which I posted how I pop the hood since my cable snapped. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=501136&highlight=
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 937
Posted By 98540iA
No expert here but replacing the timing chain...

No expert here but replacing the timing chain guides is the fix you inquire about and it's a very long job (24 hours labor). The guides disintegrate causing the chain to slap around, the chain...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,264
Posted By 98540iA
^^ you will have to drive her often and hard if...

^^ you will have to drive her often and hard if you want her to stay healthy. If it becomes a weekend only or worse, once a month drive, then all sorts of things will start falling apart. These...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,500
Posted By 98540iA
Great responses. And I feel honored to have been...

Great responses. And I feel honored to have been responded to so thoroughly in TWO threads. :angel:
I think your DIY suggestions are great actually as sometimes we all need a little push and then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,500
Posted By 98540iA
Iíve done brake pads on many cars many times and...

Iíve done brake pads on many cars many times and have had my 540 for over 4 years now and if you count jacking the car up securely, removing wheels, removing the old pads, replacing with new pads &...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By 98540iA
I'd post it on bimmerforums classifieds,...

I'd post it on bimmerforums classifieds, much more traffic over there.... Very nice tail light indeed, won't last long! GLWS
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,500
Posted By 98540iA
What you guys don't seem to take into...

What you guys don't seem to take into consideration is that not everyone has tools, a place to work on the car and/or the skills and confidence to work on the car. I sure wish I had more of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 42,896
Posted By 98540iA
Thanks doru, this does make sense. Perhaps when...

Thanks doru, this does make sense. Perhaps when it's time for me to work on my cooling system again I will go this route. Thanks for educating me a little more, always good to learn...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 42,896
Posted By 98540iA
WOW, seems I struck a nerve here. Let's review: ...

WOW, seems I struck a nerve here. Let's review: I enter thread with the obvious (if check coolant warning goes off you have a leak) and then state I am skeptical and ask a question.



No...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 42,896
Posted By 98540iA
Whats a water pump? Ever hear of snake oil? ...

Whats a water pump? Ever hear of snake oil?


Did you read me post that? I didn't say anything about one being better or more likely to explode than the other.
Go ahead and use your magic water...
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