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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By Spencercat
Looks like you are hitting the high points (what,...

Looks like you are hitting the high points (what, no timing chain guides?) but I think the number of replacements (4 radiators?) is excessive and beyond my experience with 2 540i's with similar...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 869
Posted By Spencercat
The p/n depends on the options you have in your...

The p/n depends on the options you have in your car, so it's not a one-size-fits-all. First take a look at it, and see if there is a pump attached to the bottom or not. Look up "e39 heater valve"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 869
Posted By Spencercat
Just a shot in the dark here, but if you have...

Just a shot in the dark here, but if you have warmer than expected air coming from the center dash vent, check that the heater valve in the driver's side of the engine bay is operating correctly to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By Spencercat
Fwiw, when I had a drain issue, the amp in the...

Fwiw, when I had a drain issue, the amp in the trunk was a culprit. Actually ended up changing my battery a second time to get rid of the problem. Turns out that the new battery I purchased was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By Spencercat
#2 or 3, in that order. Like the tint, but after...

#2 or 3, in that order. Like the tint, but after having a black on black 540, hard to keep the exterior looking clean. Love the blue paint on 3, but not a big fan of the beige interior. Glad to see...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-02-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,110
Posted By Spencercat
Thanks to everyone for their comments and...

Thanks to everyone for their comments and suggestions, I am futzing with the DSP equalizer and so far have some decent results. I will keep you posted...

[followup] I'm satisfied with the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,110
Posted By Spencercat
@Edjack: I've started exploring the DSP settings...

@Edjack: I've started exploring the DSP settings to get less bass and more treble.

@Burning 2nd: Check out this thread which has all the info you need on the subwoofer install:...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics by BAVSOUND 10-25-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,244
Posted By Spencercat
'03 E39 speaker upgrade gone wrong?

I've got an '03 E39 with in-dash business CD and DSP. Recently I installed two R-F R2SD4-10 subwoofers in the rear deck, removing and replacing the Nokia box. I also installed two cheap R-F 5.25"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,110
Posted By Spencercat
'03 E39 speaker upgrade gone wrong?

I've got an '03 E39 with in-dash business CD and DSP. Recently I installed two R-F R2SD4-10 subwoofers in the rear deck, removing and replacing the Nokia box. I also installed two cheap R-F 5.25"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,484
Posted By Spencercat
I found that the project as a whole was not very...

I found that the project as a whole was not very difficult, until I got to the point of replacing the sunroof glass panel. It took me a while to figure out how to get the front gold-colored bars...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,484
Posted By Spencercat
Nevermind, found it earlier in this thread!

Nevermind, found it earlier in this thread!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,484
Posted By Spencercat
Trying to do this repair tonight, and haven't...

Trying to do this repair tonight, and haven't been able to find a copy of the JimLev DIY pdf. Does anyone have an updated source?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By Spencercat
Check the connection at the throttle body and the...

Check the connection at the throttle body and the related wires. There may be a fault in the potentiometer in the throttle pedal assembly. Probably will go away after a few restarts. You might...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,979
Posted By Spencercat
This is an attempt to use logic to deal with an...

This is an attempt to use logic to deal with an issue that comes down to $$/time. Owners need to make some educated decisions where to put the $$ and effort necessary. Obviously, replacing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,385
Posted By Spencercat
You could have water under the passenger seat....

You could have water under the passenger seat. There is a thick foam piece beneath the rug which covers the junction box. It is deep enough to retain water after the rug us dry. Disconnect the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Spencercat
Could relate to water under passenger seat,...

Could relate to water under passenger seat, fouling the junction box there. But check visor light first, which points to ignition switch. If symptoms change when you turn vusor on/off, that's the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,829
Posted By Spencercat
I would be very concerned if the temps were above...

I would be very concerned if the temps were above 110 for any extended period, esp. on the 6 cylinder. :yikes: Usually, my aux fan kicks in any time the temp reaches 110. I'd focus there once you've...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,741
Posted By Spencercat
Reviving this important thread. Hope she is...

Reviving this important thread. Hope she is doing well, she is missed!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By Spencercat
I would check the floors to see if they are wet....

I would check the floors to see if they are wet. Also look under the passenger seat for the panel that resides under the foam insulation, it may be water-logged. Also check the DME box under the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By Spencercat
With all due respect to Edjack and Ms. Bluebee, I...

With all due respect to Edjack and Ms. Bluebee, I side more with Mr. Burning 2nd's recommendation. Aside from looking at the usual things I would check whether the clutch and flywheel ($$ component)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,586
Posted By Spencercat
For example: ...

For example:

http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2099817-2000-BMW-540i-6-SPEED-SPORT
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,586
Posted By Spencercat
I don't think that's anywhere near a $9k car,...

I don't think that's anywhere near a $9k car, more like a deal at $6k, but I might be willing to pay $7k if I really liked it. If it were an '03 540i, then maybe, but not with the run of the mill...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,630
Posted By Spencercat
Hello, Bluebee! Hope everything is going well...

Hello, Bluebee! Hope everything is going well with you, you have been a great source of inspiration to me.

But after reading through this thread, I only want to know: how is your tire wear now,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,717
Posted By Spencercat
Just did a check on my car, and after replacing a...

Just did a check on my car, and after replacing a faulty lower radiator hose thermostat, my aux fan comes on once the engine reaches 108 deg. C according to the OBC. Runs briefly and then turns off...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,717
Posted By Spencercat
Wow, what a saga. Just read through looking for...

Wow, what a saga. Just read through looking for inspiration on a similar issue I am having. Did you ever get a chance to use the infrared gun to confirm the temperature readings?

I think there...
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