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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By chiefwej
The bumper the OP pictured has the M-tech T bar....

The bumper the OP pictured has the M-tech T bar. All of the after market bumpers are M5 replicas (with out the T bar). Only the M-tech setup has the brake cooling ducts. Even the original M5 doesn't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By chiefwej
That's the OEM m-tech bumper. You can gets t from...

That's the OEM m-tech bumper. You can gets t from any dealer, but $$$.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 997
Posted By chiefwej
Perfectly functional cup holders are avail at...

Perfectly functional cup holders are avail at your local Walmart for less than $5 for all four, and can be installed in 15 min. Why all the hand wringing about such a minor detail? I did this over...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,444
Posted By chiefwej
A couple comments. Everyone agrees that the...

A couple comments.
Everyone agrees that the M-tech package was an available option on E39s sold in other countries, but in the US, it was only available in 2003 and then only on the 540i.

...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,444
Posted By chiefwej
After market bumpers fit like crap (that's why...

After market bumpers fit like crap (that's why many body shops refuse to use them). After market M-pars are cast aluminum and will crack and shatter vs the forged alloy real ones.

Nobody cares if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,444
Posted By chiefwej
Of course my car has OEM bumpers and real forged...

Of course my car has OEM bumpers and real forged 18 inch M-pars. That's because it's the real thing, not a cheap knock- off. You can buy a watch that says Rolex on the dial for about ten bucks too,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,444
Posted By chiefwej
Cheap? Really? Where are you buying your parts?...

Cheap? Really? Where are you buying your parts? We are talking about buying real OEM parts, all the bits and pieces that diifferentiate the M-tech. Try looking up the list price of a set of forged...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,501
Posted By chiefwej
I put it there so that the sound output and power...

I put it there so that the sound output and power source would be right next to each other. I keep my iPhone either in a holder (suctioned to the console) or just drop it in the space right in front...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,501
Posted By chiefwej
With the 3.5 Aux plug installed in the cup holder...

With the 3.5 Aux plug installed in the cup holder cartridge where I have it, you can plug in any power adapter and it does not interfer with use of the plug.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,501
Posted By chiefwej
The OBD (which you are referring to as a head...

The OBD (which you are referring to as a head unit slides out in seconds). Just be sure that you nderstand that the release just turns 1/4 turn, it does NOT unscrew. Once it's out there are two...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,501
Posted By chiefwej
Does this answer your question? ...

Does this answer your question?

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n176/chiefwej/console/image.jpg3.jpg


http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n176/chiefwej/console/image.jpg2.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By chiefwej
There is a repair kit that give you the sensor,...

There is a repair kit that give you the sensor, the plug and wires to splice it in.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,501
Posted By chiefwej
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n176/chiefwej/c...

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n176/chiefwej/console/IMG_0031.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By chiefwej
Regarding your display not showing the usual...

Regarding your display not showing the usual items, the system prioritizes what to display. So once all of the warning items have been resolved and clear, the display should return to normal.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By chiefwej
I don't know if Techron is available in the UK,...

I don't know if Techron is available in the UK, but many have found that running a couple bottles of it through the system takes care os issues with gas gauge. Traction control light is probably...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,605
Posted By chiefwej
There is a long very straight stretch of highway...

There is a long very straight stretch of highway going up to the east entrance of the Grand Canyon. It is mostly across an Indian reservation. Just open desert, not even a big rock that a cop could...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,082
Posted By chiefwej
I just thought of the most useless feature that...

I just thought of the most useless feature that isn't something you can just turn off or code off. That stupid vacuum gage on the dash. Just worthless.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,082
Posted By chiefwej
One person's stupid feature is another's...

One person's stupid feature is another's pricesless "couldn't do without" feature. At least most all can be easily turned off or disabled. I could do with out the right mirror dipping when I put the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 598
Posted By chiefwej
It's 75 and sunny here..........again today. In...

It's 75 and sunny here..........again today. In fact today I am working on getting the pool ready for summer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 808
Posted By chiefwej
I apologize for saying latent heat, you are...

I apologize for saying latent heat, you are correct, I should have referred to specific heat. In my world of firefighting both specific and latent heat are factors that need consideration.

I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 808
Posted By chiefwej
True that water has the highest latent heat...

True that water has the highest latent heat capacity. That's why it is by far the best extinguishing agent for fires. It's also cheap,readily available flows well, etc. But it also has a lot of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,216
Posted By chiefwej
I'm sure everyone here on the forum takes their...

I'm sure everyone here on the forum takes their car to the dealer for oil changes. Oh that reminds me, I need to make an appointment at the dealer, I think my windshield washer solution might be low.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By chiefwej
Overheating can and does ruin the thermostat on...

Overheating can and does ruin the thermostat on the V8 with the electronic thermostat. I'm not sure if the same is true on the 6s.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By chiefwej
He stuck a hood badge on it.

He stuck a hood badge on it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By chiefwej
There is a procedure for bleeding the system on...

There is a procedure for bleeding the system on that model that must be followed to get ALL of the air out of the system. If it is not done correctly the car will overheat shortly after it is...
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