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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 182
Posted By FiveDriver
Yeah, Rotors were replaced with new units. ...

Yeah, Rotors were replaced with new units. This wasn't a "cram job"-- fully serviced. This is my first experience with Ceramics.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 182
Posted By FiveDriver
Ceramic Brake Pads supposed to squeal this much ???

Just put Ceramics on all 4 corners. No complaints about the stopping power, but they squeak like all hell coming to a stop. Is there a break-in period after which they go back to silent mode ??...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By FiveDriver
The Chromes are hard to keep clean. My wife had...

The Chromes are hard to keep clean. My wife had bright Chromes on a Black CTS.....but she never cleaned them for fear of breaking a nail !!! New Jersey Winters just ruined those rims.

What if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By FiveDriver
Those Style 32's are nice rims. On a Black Car,...

Those Style 32's are nice rims. On a Black Car, I've always thought that bright Chrome Rims look the best. What would it cost to send those 32's out to get Cleaned & Chromed ???
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By FiveDriver
That was a lot of fun -- I'm tempted to go back...

That was a lot of fun -- I'm tempted to go back up there today or tomorrow. I drove several and yes, that Blood-Red 428 convertible was tops on my list, it would take a week of driving that little...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By FiveDriver
I'll look for you up there -- are you driving the...

I'll look for you up there -- are you driving the 2013 White 528 ??? I have an appointment back here at 3pm, which means I may have to leave MetLife at 2pm. But if I can get my hands on a new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By FiveDriver
Hey, I'm going to get there early. I hope they...

Hey, I'm going to get there early. I hope they have 435-type to drive.

Do they have a food service setup ??
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By FiveDriver
You will have to present a valid Driver's...

You will have to present a valid Driver's License. If it's a Photo ID......that could be a problem.

They give you a number to call to make changes 1-800-558-4BMW (4269). Have your buddy call...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By FiveDriver
se7en -- I'm really looking forward to this...

se7en --

I'm really looking forward to this -- I have a Friday 10:30am slot to Autocross the 5. What time slot did they assign you ??

I went to something like this when I was driving a Lexus,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,533
Posted By FiveDriver
I've heard that you should run the A/C a few...

I've heard that you should run the A/C a few times during the winter, and I've been doing that on the last several cars I've owned.

I didn't mean that to prolong the life of the Compressor you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,533
Posted By FiveDriver
I have a question about the "Auto" setting. ...

I have a question about the "Auto" setting. Does that cause the A/C Compressor to engage when the Interior Temp rises above your desired setting ?? I don't think I want the Compressor kicking in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By FiveDriver
Ultimate Driving Experience at MetLife

Did anybody else sign up for the Bimmer UDE at MetLife Stadium this month ???

I must be on somebody's mailing list. They sent me an invite.......so I grabbed a spot to Autocross the 5-series. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By FiveDriver
Goodness Gracious that is a good-looking car. ...

Goodness Gracious that is a good-looking car. Saw one of these on the Highway last week......those lines just jump out of the pack of econoboxes rolling down the road.

What do they call that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,166
Posted By FiveDriver
It was either 105 or 125mph. I glanced down and...

It was either 105 or 125mph. I glanced down and saw the Speedo needle just past either the 100 mark or the 120 mark. I didn't take my eyes off the road long enough to actually verify my speed --...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By FiveDriver
A Stroll in the Park for an Alpina B6

I found this on the Market Watch website (this is a good site for general Stock Market Info, if you are so inclined). This slide show has some great pictures.....nice Interior Photo with plenty of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By FiveDriver
Thanks Q -- I'll try it again. I didn't...

Thanks Q --

I'll try it again. I didn't want to force it.....I can just see me pulling on it hard enough to disable the Light Control Module or something silly like that !!!
Frankly, I'm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By FiveDriver
I found my Flashlight to be in good working...

I found my Flashlight to be in good working order. It ain't real bright, but I'm sure it will come in handy if ever needed on a dark night. I don't want to force anything......but is the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By FiveDriver
I can't speak to the FSD's -- but I put 4 KONI...

I can't speak to the FSD's -- but I put 4 KONI Yellows on my 528 and I'm very happy with both the ride and the performance. I think the 528's almost 50/50 weight distribution really maximizes the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,288
Posted By FiveDriver
After all that work -- to have the car damaged by...

After all that work -- to have the car damaged by a Hail Storm !!! Even the Side panels sustained damage ??
To be perfectly honest, I don't know what I'd do if a major hail storm moved...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 594
Posted By FiveDriver
My wife was with me the other day when I opened...

My wife was with me the other day when I opened it up around the curves.

Gawd, I hate when she puts her feet up on the dash and starts screaming !!!
Forum: General BMW 05-15-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By FiveDriver
Any Known Good Indy's in the Charleston/Summerville SC Area ??

We may be relocating soon and would like to find a knowledgeable BMW Shop in the area.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By FiveDriver
We are NOT in a position to turn a deaf ear on...

We are NOT in a position to turn a deaf ear on any bit of juicy gossip....HA
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By FiveDriver
Any Known Good Indy's in the Charleston/Summerville SC Area ??

We may be relocating soon and would like to find a knowledgeable BMW Mechanic. First Hand Experience is preferred, but hearsay Evidence is welcomed also.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,600
Posted By FiveDriver
So you bought a BMW from the Repo Man only to...

So you bought a BMW from the Repo Man only to find out it's cooling system is filled with Baby Diarrhea. To solve that problem, you swapped-in a Junk Yard engine with 95K miles. And your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By FiveDriver
Has anybody tried the AFE drop-in air filter,...

Has anybody tried the AFE drop-in air filter, using the OEM air box ??? I'm coming up on filter changes and would like to hear first hand experience on the AFE filter.
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