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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,553
Posted By DallasBill
You also need to seriously consider the...

You also need to seriously consider the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position. Great tire, but I don't deal with snow that often....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,177
Posted By DallasBill
Do you need all season occasionally? The...

Do you need all season occasionally? The Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position is probably one of the best tires you can get for the $$. Sticks great rain or dry or light snow/ice and wears very...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,694
Posted By DallasBill
Because when you have nothing better to do, it's...

Because when you have nothing better to do, it's always much easier to tear someone/something else down, than to build them up/find something good in them.

So, with that point of human nature in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,395
Posted By DallasBill
3rd sentence, first post. :)

3rd sentence, first post. :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2008, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,395
Posted By DallasBill
It's called the dual resonance intake system in...

It's called the dual resonance intake system in English (DISA is the German acronym).

It's a flap in the intake manifold (intake manifold solenoid valve) to vary the length of the intake...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,395
Posted By DallasBill
DISA flap failure -- a common issue?

Just curious here. My car was in for the instrument cluster pixel fix and to replace the power steering system hoses under CPO. I also had what sounded like a rattling valve lifter. It turned out to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 7,539
Posted By DallasBill
And the survey says?????????

And the survey says?????????
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 7,539
Posted By DallasBill
I'd say that 31MPH is HIGH if you are calling it...

I'd say that 31MPH is HIGH if you are calling it city driving. I would call that mixed city-freeway since you are on I35 each way.

I am 8 miles tollway at 60mph and 7 miles city at stop and go,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 7,539
Posted By DallasBill
Thanks. BTW, 0w-30 Castrol, even if distilled...

Thanks. BTW, 0w-30 Castrol, even if distilled from the tears of the gods, won't make an appreciable lick of MPG difference to any other 0w-30 or 5w-30 syn. out there.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2008, 08:18 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 7,539
Posted By DallasBill
That's very high MPG, even for a 5 speed, for...

That's very high MPG, even for a 5 speed, for city driving. Could you please give us the 'avg MPH' reading off your OBC. I'm betting it's a lot more than 30MPH.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-27-2007, 09:15 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 7,539
Posted By DallasBill
C'mon Brian... throw us a bone!

C'mon Brian... throw us a bone!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2007, 09:19 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 7,539
Posted By DallasBill
Don't forget MPG and give us your OBC 'avg speed'...

Don't forget MPG and give us your OBC 'avg speed' with it. And please don't reset 'Consump2' till a few tanks are burned to get a better long-term average.

And please give us all one for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2007, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By DallasBill
Yea, you can get it tested, but why not just put...

Yea, you can get it tested, but why not just put that money toward the new battery? Cold weather reduces an old battery's amperage-drawing capacity. It takes amps to run that motor to lower that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By DallasBill
A old bimmer battery will just go. How old is...

A old bimmer battery will just go. How old is yours?
You have been warned! ;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-07-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By DallasBill
Overseas (http://www.overseas1.com/), on west...

Overseas (http://www.overseas1.com/), on west side of Preston, just south of Frankfurt is excellent. I have been going to that location and the lower Greenville location for 12 years now.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2007, 09:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,441
Posted By DallasBill
So, you are for real. A complete lack of common...

So, you are for real. A complete lack of common sense about polls with holes. :rolleyes:

"The goal was to have a poll that at least provided some information without being too technical or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,441
Posted By DallasBill
Yup... my bad! :thumbup: And you, just...

Yup... my bad! :thumbup:


And you, just like the OP, have flunked math.
There is no range selection in his POLL to answer if you get 19.5 MPG, but there is a range selection to answer if you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,441
Posted By DallasBill
Are you for real? Everything between your...

Are you for real? Everything between your existing categories are fractions.

So, why is 16-17 relevant, but 17-18 is not relevant?
Why is 18-19 relevant but 19-20 is not relevant?

How can I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,441
Posted By DallasBill
You realize that your pole is full of holes? ...

You realize that your pole is full of holes?

17-18 ??
19-20 ??
21-22 ??
23-24 ??
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,085
Posted By DallasBill
You drew the blue arrows backwards -- look at the...

You drew the blue arrows backwards -- look at the step itself! :rofl:

Push-forward is upshift, not downshift.

Weird that BMW would just put an ordinary tranny in a non-sport 540. The fact...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,129
Posted By DallasBill
Hello? Did you read the post just before yours?...

Hello? Did you read the post just before yours? Did you read the posts here where they pulled the plug after a top drain?

I thought not.



Hello? Did you read the posts (and it's oil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 43,353
Posted By DallasBill
Forget about if it's the transmission or software...

Forget about if it's the transmission or software that controls the transmission. And forget about these 4 modes or whatever.

Think of it this way:
1) What is the purpose of a "reset?" To reset...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2007, 01:51 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 43,353
Posted By DallasBill
The 2000 manual can be found here:...

The 2000 manual can be found here: http://www.bmwtips.com/OwnersManuals/manuals.htm

It goes into a little more detail about ATC than the 2003 version. But, it just lists 4 different programs it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 43,353
Posted By DallasBill
My 2003 manual mentions nothing about 4 modes/2...

My 2003 manual mentions nothing about 4 modes/2 of each. It only talks about adaptive transmission control when in D.

I think the reduced mileage after this "reset" takes a while to shake out --...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,001
Posted By DallasBill
So he can't be ID'ed as a BMW parking lot...

So he can't be ID'ed as a BMW parking lot stripper?? :rofl:
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