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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Solo12
This thread may be of some help ...

This thread may be of some help

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=715789&highlight=

Maybe this one too...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Solo12
I think the op is talking about the bulb that...

I think the op is talking about the bulb that illuminates the angel eye ring.

You are talking about just the bulb portion of this correct? Or do you need the whole socket?
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By Solo12
There is another way to check if you have access...

There is another way to check if you have access to a smoke machine, that is how my indy traced the source of the leak in my system. It is a little tricky to get an airtight seal on the gas tank, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 996
Posted By Solo12
First of all get a PPI done on both cars it can...

First of all get a PPI done on both cars it can save you a bunch of money and or give you some negotiation room. I would not buy a car w/o one. On the off chance you are not familiar with he PPI (pre...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By Solo12
While you are in the access ports check the fuel...

While you are in the access ports check the fuel vapor line too. It runs on the passenger side, if you look towards the front of the car you should see it. There are three lines on that side of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,724
Posted By Solo12
For those of us who don't have a ton of DIY...

For those of us who don't have a ton of DIY experience I have some newbie questions about flushing the filter with gasoline or other solvent.


I plan on using gas as I have no idea what other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,252
Posted By Solo12
Its a pretty good bang for your buck kit. A...

Its a pretty good bang for your buck kit. A couple of M5board forum members developed a bracket for the e39 started and putting these calipers on their M5s when BMW began selling those calipers as a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,252
Posted By Solo12
OP be honest with yourself and figure out if you...

OP be honest with yourself and figure out if you want to upgrade your brakes to M5 or a BBK because you want 1) better fade resistance, 2) shorter stopping distance, or 3) bling factor? Here is what...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-28-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By Solo12
I agree. Go get your system tested at autozone. ...

I agree. Go get your system tested at autozone.

Also your driving habits can be a factor. If you are only driving a couple short trips (10 minutes or so) when your drive the car you are not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By Solo12
These cars can be tricky to jump start. I have...

These cars can be tricky to jump start. I have also read that you can do some damage to the electrical system if you don't do it just right. I would go buy a battery charger and charge the battery...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Solo12
It was not clear from his picture, but mantinis...

It was not clear from his picture, but mantinis was showing youan OEM Xenon/HID pre-facelift lights. The OEM pre-facelift Xenons/HIDs had a projector that was surrounded by a reflector. I am not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,099
Posted By Solo12
As others have said they are basically the same...

As others have said they are basically the same car and yes the extra 35k is something to consider.

I will also add one more aspect to consider and that is overall cost when you factor in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,312
Posted By Solo12
Agree the e39 is a great car. I also agree...

Agree the e39 is a great car.

I also agree with what others have said something is going on with your suspension to give you that float feeling. Once you fix it you will love your e39 even more....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Solo12
You don't have to run the cables up to the front...

You don't have to run the cables up to the front of the car with the Media bridge you could keep everything in the trunk (but given the features it may not make practical sense to do so). You would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,712
Posted By Solo12
I really like 42s, but I feel the gold centers on...

I really like 42s, but I feel the gold centers on BBS basket weave wheels is such a dated 70s/80s look. And then you combine that with the modern e39 lines and it does not work for me. But the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By Solo12
op, you also probably checked this already, but...

op, you also probably checked this already, but if the wheels are the standard bmw 72.56mm hubs instead of the e39 74.1mm just get wheel hub adapter spacers.

I know H&R make them in 15mm and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,699
Posted By Solo12
I understand how FZV, and DWA (remote central...

I understand how FZV, and DWA (remote central locking & anti-theft alarm siren system) are separate from EWS chip (immobilization). I just don't quite understand how you get a key barred, because as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,699
Posted By Solo12
Just for clarification is key barring something...

Just for clarification is key barring something separate from initialization or key initialization bars any keys that you do not put through the process?

I only ask because you told...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By Solo12
fyi BavAuto he is referring to the bumper looking...

fyi BavAuto he is referring to the bumper looking like this. See the bumper needs to be longer so it goes back towards the tire....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By Solo12
I think you can make it work, but you are going...

I think you can make it work, but you are going to need more than just the diff. These two threads should be helpful.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Solo12
This has been discussed a lot and there are some...

This has been discussed a lot and there are some good threads on it here and on bimmerforums.

If you read through these two threads that are linked below it will answer 99.9% of your questions.
...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 08-08-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By Solo12
Nice lines. It kinda reminds me of a modern...

Nice lines. It kinda reminds me of a modern interpretation of a Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta. But that rear diffuser sticks out too much I don't think it works with the car. Although based on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By Solo12
Even if it is a little overwhelming reading...

Even if it is a little overwhelming reading through some of those links bluebee provided will give you a lot of information/ education on wheels.

As someone else said going to 18s w/o sport...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,184
Posted By Solo12
I just saw this discussion today and thought of...

I just saw this discussion today and thought of an earlier post JimLev made about a 1.2 bar cap possibly presenting "a problem with the tu motors running at 108C on very hot days". Here is the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By Solo12
Finding a nice unmolested example may become...

Finding a nice unmolested example may become harder to find, but as Dennis said there are a lot of e39 M5s around especially in North America. In comparison there were not nearly as many e34 M5s...
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