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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:07 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 68,678
Posted By seemyad
Remove but not disconnect the power steering pump? More info please.

I have read that some have elected to "remove" but "not disconnect" the power steering pump. Can someone add a photo of what this looks like AND what tools are required AND state if you have to move...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,655
Posted By seemyad
First and foremost, add a subwoofer to your car....

First and foremost, add a subwoofer to your car. That alone makes a huge difference. There are various options. I opted for a ten inch wedge sub-woofer from crutchfieled

I have this JL wedge...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By seemyad
Wow! Thanks for the link. Also, thank you Bluebee...

Wow! Thanks for the link. Also, thank you Bluebee for re-posting the photos here. I would have never guessed that that is the piece you were referring to that failed so quickly. I wonder what sort of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By seemyad
Hi Doru. That is the exact combination I posted a...

Hi Doru. That is the exact combination I posted a couple of years ago Great to see you got them too. I am still loving their performance and the clean wheels. :thumbup:

Here is my 2013 post >...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By seemyad
There may be. Unfortunately people tend to call...

There may be. Unfortunately people tend to call things whatever they want versus the official name. Therefore, rather than assume I know what Gary is referring to, which he is likely using the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By seemyad
Okay. Can you (or someone) post a pic of a DISA...

Okay. Can you (or someone) post a pic of a DISA (doesn't matter which) and add an arrow showing where the "molded in silicone rubber seals" look like and are located. This is for my education. Thank...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By seemyad
Gary, Have you considered offering a...

Gary,

Have you considered offering a pre-upgraded Vaico DISA as an option to the BMW pre-upgraded DISA? I assume the $399 is due to the cost of the $300 BMW DISA. Therefore I would assume that an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By seemyad
Great post. I am looking at the Vaico DISA as...

Great post. I am looking at the Vaico DISA as well for preventive maintenance as it is more economical. One could also consider buying the Vaico unit for $175-$180 and the GAS Kit for $70-$80 and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 23,357
Posted By seemyad
Agreed. I like the added contrast of the amber...

Agreed. I like the added contrast of the amber against the black. I do believe we have the same paint. I love it! Most black cars are just that, black. Ours has that shimmering affect due to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By seemyad
Roger Duru. Also thanks for the estimate on the...

Roger Duru. Also thanks for the estimate on the oil level (after some burned off). My car is at another indy's shop now. They do good work but they can be a little pricey at times. Its getting harder...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 23,357
Posted By seemyad
She is black with silver specks in he paint. Here...

She is black with silver specks in he paint. Here is a photo (below). Thanks for the response.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By seemyad
Thanks my friend. It is too inconvenient for this...

Thanks my friend. It is too inconvenient for this issue to try out that indy BUT I definitely will in the future. Thank you.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By seemyad
Thanks Fudman. I picked my car up today...

Thanks Fudman.

I picked my car up today after work. Interestingly they now claim the mechanic was mistaken about my spark plugs. They printed out a picture of my plug from a retail website and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By seemyad
Good points all. I have never changed the...

Good points all.

I have never changed the CCV and I will assume the previous owner didn't either.

If by coil packs you mean the coils on the spark plug. I doubt they have been changed.

I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By seemyad
CCV Question: Can overfilling the oil level cause the CCV assem to leak oil?

I think an indy overfilled my oil level, which has caused my engine to smoke (out of exhaust pipe). The smoke began a week or two after the oil change. I took my car back to the indy. The indy is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 23,357
Posted By seemyad
It this purely cosmetic or are there some...

It this purely cosmetic or are there some additional added benefits? Thanks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By seemyad
I have xenon lights. I need to replace the...

I have xenon lights. I need to replace the passenger side. I am curious. What is the part number for your lights?

According to realoem, here are the stats for my lights.

For vehicles with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,874
Posted By seemyad
I'd also like to add to the discussion that...

I'd also like to add to the discussion that paying $9/quart for 10-15k can be less expensive than paying $5/quart every 5k to include the oil filter and time.

One of my coworkers was "shocked" at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 408
Posted By seemyad
I'm in Bellevue WA. I am curious to see what the...

I'm in Bellevue WA. I am curious to see what the pros on here suggest. Nice post.

Bump!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 23,357
Posted By seemyad
Thank you for clarifying which side is which. The...

Thank you for clarifying which side is which. The collision shop listed 440 in their estimate as the light to be replaced. That is incorrect as it is the driver's side that was damaged. :tsk:

I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 23,357
Posted By seemyad
Perfect timing. I have a few hopefully simple...

Perfect timing. I have a few hopefully simple questions.

Two days ago a guy backed into my parked car (I wasn't there) and cracked my driver's side headlight. His insurance is paying $1560 for a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,671
Posted By seemyad
Bav Sounds Stage 1 upgrade is on sale if you buy...

Bav Sounds Stage 1 upgrade is on sale if you buy the entire set for $397

http://www.bavsound.com/Stage-One/Stage-One-BMW-E39-Sedan-Wagon/*****Now/

Or you can simply choose the four midbass...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 742
Posted By seemyad
Magnetic holders come in low profile and other...

Magnetic holders come in low profile and other setups. Here is a link.
http://www.crutchfield.com/g_438950/MagicMOUNT-Universal-Mounts.html?tp=68028
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,874
Posted By seemyad
You are absolutely right. That said, to safely...

You are absolutely right. That said, to safely DIY oil change you need jack stands (or rhino ramps), wheel chocks, oil filter socket, rags, and a pan to catch the used oil (which should be disposed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,874
Posted By seemyad
Look for a Dealer coupon. The $118 is about...

Look for a Dealer coupon. The $118 is about average on this coast (I'm in Bellevue WA). The coupon drops it to around $90 or so.

I compare DIY cost, tools required, and difficulty level to pro...
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