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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Max_VQ
This is normal for a M54.

This is normal for a M54.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Max_VQ
I gave you the part number to make it easier to...

I gave you the part number to make it easier to seach the web for the part.

$7 and free shipping:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Max_VQ
Bmw part# 51218141116 about $5 new

Bmw part# 51218141116 about $5 new
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,528
Posted By Max_VQ
MS43 DME can be flashed 13 times. See page 3. ...

MS43 DME can be flashed 13 times. See page 3.
http://www.bmwtech.ru/pdf/e46/ST034/11%20P2%20Engine%20Management%20Sys.pdf
Forum: Automotive / Photography 09-04-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,151
Posted By Max_VQ
BimmerCruise 2013

Here are 1500+ pics from BimmerCruise 2013:
http://flic.kr/s/aHsjHLGXDf
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 750
Posted By Max_VQ
If you are a student and money is tight, a 540...

If you are a student and money is tight, a 540 may not be your best choice. Many of us spend $1,000 or more every year keeping our E39 running well.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,372
Posted By Max_VQ
Interesting... Look at the cooling duct "leaf...

Interesting... Look at the cooling duct "leaf catcher" / debris filter:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=394189&stc=1&d=1377798613

I wonder when that was added?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By Max_VQ
Interesting, please tell me more.

Interesting, please tell me more.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By Max_VQ
5K-6K? I believe everyone should get their...

5K-6K?

I believe everyone should get their used oil analysis and find out when their oil is used up on THEIR car, in THEIR geography with THEIR traffic, and THEIR driving style.
I have done...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,773
Posted By Max_VQ
Here is what I learned from doing the body work:...

Here is what I learned from doing the body work:

(1) Body work is very hard to do well and takes much longer than you think.
(2) Don't grind away the rust. Use a paint/rust remover on a drill,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,773
Posted By Max_VQ
In my case 95% of the rust was due to previous...

In my case 95% of the rust was due to previous body work. At some point the passenger side rocker panel section (5' x 4") was replaced with a used part cut from a donor vehicle.
The driver's side...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,901
Posted By Max_VQ
Unless I missed it, I didn't see Odometergears on...

Unless I missed it, I didn't see Odometergears on Bluebee's list:
http://www.odometergears.com/products/BMW/5+Series+E39+Sept.+00-03/28
$65 per side.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Max_VQ
Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to...

Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the E39 club!

Make sure to remove the cabin filters and get all the leaves out and make sure the drains are clear.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,773
Posted By Max_VQ
If you have a few rust spots, you have a shop cut...

If you have a few rust spots, you have a shop cut out the rust and weld in a small patch. A lower cost option is to cut out the rust and cover with fibreglass and/or body filler.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,773
Posted By Max_VQ
I believe they are just a cover.

I believe they are just a cover.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Max_VQ
Real OEM says: Gasket...

Real OEM says:
Gasket ring A22X27-AL 2 09/2003 07119963355 $0.36
So they are 22mm x 27mm.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,773
Posted By Max_VQ
I feel your pain... I also live in the "salt...

I feel your pain... I also live in the "salt belt".

As far as I know, they are metal AND you can't get just the rocker panel. See item #3.
http://realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/p/v/205.png

The other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Max_VQ
Just reuse the old ones.

Just reuse the old ones.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Max_VQ
That is the rad fan shroud. Its purpose is to...

That is the rad fan shroud. Its purpose is to channel air flow to increase the effiency of the rad.

Since it is cracked, it tells us the rad fan or water pump has failed. When this happens, it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,773
Posted By Max_VQ
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,773
Posted By Max_VQ
Saturday Afternoon Update: I have removed the...

Saturday Afternoon Update:
I have removed the rest of the body filler and rust. Then I poked around with a small screw driver to see if I could poke through any areas. I found two more spots that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,773
Posted By Max_VQ
Nope. I worked in California for a week a few...

Nope. I worked in California for a week a few years ago and it was great. Fantasitc roads!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,773
Posted By Max_VQ
Rocker Rust Repair: You never know what you will find...

Well today I started to look at some rust on my right rocker panel.
After a bit of clean up it looked like this:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 910
Posted By Max_VQ
Nope... You just have to reach around the...

Nope... You just have to reach around the driveshaft. It is tight on space, but can be done.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 910
Posted By Max_VQ
+1 The ZHP weighted shift knob and a short...

+1
The ZHP weighted shift knob and a short shifter (mine is from a Z3) feels way better than you would think. The knob is 3/4" shorter than stock, which helps to shorten the shift throws a little...
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