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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By hqstu
I think people are reporting related but...

I think people are reporting related but different issues when it comes to these idle problems.
In my case my 530i shakes noticeably when the engine is started after a few days shut down. Did it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,036
Posted By hqstu
It's an affliction I'm more than happy to live...

It's an affliction I'm more than happy to live with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By hqstu
You're lucky you have the choice of two 2003...

You're lucky you have the choice of two 2003 cars, just hurry up and buy one... :)

For me, the steering wheel is on the wrong side... so my choices are even more limited...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 51
Poll: 540i vs 530i
Views: 2,529
Posted By hqstu
ATF bottle is the power steering bottle, and many...

ATF bottle is the power steering bottle, and many "ooze"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 51
Poll: 540i vs 530i
Views: 2,529
Posted By hqstu
I've got a 2003 530 motorsport and luv it, but...

I've got a 2003 530 motorsport and luv it, but doing it again I'd hang out for a 2003 540 motorsport - unless a mint M5 came my way...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By hqstu
Driving for a week in Trans Failsafe Mode ?? ...

Driving for a week in Trans Failsafe Mode ?? Perhaps that's the root cause of the leak? Overstress?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By hqstu
People on here have mentioned the DTS sensor...

People on here have mentioned the DTS sensor (temperature sensor) on the rear of the cylinder head intake side, could be the culprit?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By hqstu
Meanwhile, downunder... :)

Meanwhile, downunder... :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By hqstu
I've just done the same but used 240, 400, 800,...

I've just done the same but used 240, 400, 800, 1200, 2000 grit in succession. I had some deep pitting from stones off our wonderful roads.... Spent heaps of time with the sandpaper, more time as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,964
Posted By hqstu
Did this occur whilst you were idling at...

Did this occur whilst you were idling at standstill? No long after starting car from cold?
The trans failsafe has happened a number of times for me, every 3-5 months it might occur.
It's always 3km...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By hqstu
I've had similar issues with mine, but it's ASC...

I've had similar issues with mine, but it's ASC not DSC, when it intervened just when it was not wanted, when it shouldn't have in my view.
The issue has virtually gone away with a fresh set of new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By hqstu
search vapour barrier and all will be revealed......

search vapour barrier and all will be revealed... welcome to the mushroom growing world of the e39 back seat...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By hqstu
I'm in the same climate and mine was nice to me,...

I'm in the same climate and mine was nice to me, in developing a pinhole next to top hose entry, this was at 131k.
Some people are lucky and have a radiator that goes on and on, but there appears to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 73,725
Posted By hqstu
I fitted this kit last week, the OEM was in...

I fitted this kit last week, the OEM was in perfect condition I must say. Did they improve the material quality etc over the years, mine being an 03?
Great kit, well made, as noted most tedious bit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,326
Posted By hqstu
Just buy it...

Just buy it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,769
Posted By hqstu
Here's my 2003 530i M Sport build info I got from...

Here's my 2003 530i M Sport build info I got from dealer:

Vehicle information
VIN long WBADT62090CK20001
Type code DT62
Type 530I (EUR)
Dev. series E39 ()
Line 5
Body type LIM
Steering RL
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,920
Posted By hqstu
I'm in NZ too and here are my total costs in NZD...

I'm in NZ too and here are my total costs in NZD since purchase incl purchase.
Some items not mandatory as you will see:


21-Apr-11 Ellis Utting $16,500.00 Purchase cost @ 120,000km (NZ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 897
Posted By hqstu
Simple attempted sabotage... lucky.

Simple attempted sabotage... lucky.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 941
Posted By hqstu
"I'm only selling it 'cause it's...

"I'm only selling it 'cause it's poked..."
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,351
Posted By hqstu
It's just standard practice unfortunately for...

It's just standard practice unfortunately for pricing up older parts to get older cars off the road...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,226
Posted By hqstu
I love my 530, it's the perfect car for the real...

I love my 530, it's the perfect car for the real world everyday drive.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By hqstu
In New Zealand ///M appears to have been and...

In New Zealand ///M appears to have been and still is OEM.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,373
Posted By hqstu
I could probably think up 530 reasons to go...

I could probably think up 530 reasons to go Sport....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,584
Posted By hqstu
There is a semi circular spring tab in there,...

There is a semi circular spring tab in there, take the flap off the car and take a close look. The spring tab has probably dislodged and flapping loose in the housing. Make sure it goes back in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,047
Posted By hqstu
When you can actually understand Hitler's...

When you can actually understand Hitler's frustration...
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