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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,751
Posted By tx540
If it isn't broken, you can access it by removing...

If it isn't broken, you can access it by removing the fender liner (best to remove the wheel on that side) and reaching in under the fender. I don't actually remove the whole liner, but just remove...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By tx540
I was told to take it a body shop and have them...

I was told to take it a body shop and have them do it, but I'm betting a band saw with the right kind of blade (and steady hand) is all that is needed.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By tx540
Anyone installed Magnaflow 14814 muffler?

I just installed a M5 repro bumper on my 540 and realized that the muffler I bought (Magnaflow 14816 (http://www.magnaflow.com/02product/shopexd.asp?zone=main&id=8172)) with dual tips doesn't fit in...
Forum: Performance 10-19-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By tx540
Magnaflow 14816 NIB

SOLD!!


Decided at the last minute to go a different route, so I have a Magnaflow (14816) polished stainless steel muffler with dual 2" round tips for sale. The box has been opened, but the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By tx540
Disaster Averted!!!!

Well, just another example of why I find this forum so valuable. I found that my steering pump bracket frame had cracked which was causing the problems. I had been in and around this thing at least...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By tx540
Yikes! I'm going to get under the car in the...

Yikes! I'm going to get under the car in the morning and take a close look at the brackets for any cracks. Funny thing is, I don't remember seeing two bolts that connect to the oil pan; just one....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By tx540
Angry Steering pump keeps angling up

My steering pump keeps angling upward to the point where the belt starts to slip on the pulley. Once, the belt has come all the way off (I was lucky in that I only got minimal damage as a result). ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,220
Posted By tx540
I'm having a hard time putting my liner in; it...

I'm having a hard time putting my liner in; it seems to be the outer edge of the liner which is cuffed and supposed to fit in the inner lip of the wheel well (hope that makes sense). It is the same...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By tx540
Just curious, but why does this work? Does it...

Just curious, but why does this work? Does it just temporarily solve/mask another issue?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By tx540
I had to replace the lower timing chain cover on...

I had to replace the lower timing chain cover on mine and it took about 18 hours to do it myself. Essentially did everything that is required to replace the rails and chain, except actually...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By tx540
I found this pic on eBay, but it doesn't show the...

I found this pic on eBay, but it doesn't show the area you need...the clip would go on the top of the light (the part hidden in this pic)...
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By tx540
I just replaced mine after having the same...

I just replaced mine after having the same problem. There was actually part of the white plastic light housing that was broken off and still inside the metal clip on mine. I was able to still slide...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By tx540
So what did you come up with?

So what did you come up with?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,017
Posted By tx540
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,141
Posted By tx540
So I honestly hadn't even thought about, but when...

So I honestly hadn't even thought about, but when i saw this I figured I might as well subscribe to help support a site that has saved me far more $$ in shop labor. I was wondering though, the rate...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 908
Posted By tx540
+1 Here in San Antonio, we are on something...

+1

Here in San Antonio, we are on something like 48 days over 100 degrees (not consecutive) for the summer...new record...yea...

On my drives home, the ext. temp reading is typically around 110...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,017
Posted By tx540
For tire changes, I just use a jack at the jack...

For tire changes, I just use a jack at the jack pad since I'm not getting under the car. If you need to remove the wheel and work under the car, then I also jack under the pad and use the jack...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 908
Posted By tx540
Dang! Would they really tow your car for expired...

Dang! Would they really tow your car for expired tags? Here, they would just write a ticket so I would chance it. But no way would I want to watch my baby get towed away to an impound lot.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,802
Posted By tx540
Thanks for the info, Qsilver. I always thought...

Thanks for the info, Qsilver. I always thought the VIN was an international standard and, after doing a little research, found out that it is an ISO standard (3779 for starters) but that the EU and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,754
Posted By tx540
2000 540 @ 96k The car has been great, but I...

2000 540 @ 96k The car has been great, but I can hear (and feel) a vacuum leak when I push it a bit. Probably my fault; started right after I replaced the CCV. If the vacuum leak doesn't solve...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,802
Posted By tx540
:confused: Hmmm, as you probably already know, it...

:confused: Hmmm, as you probably already know, it should have an 'X' in the 10th digit if it is a 1999 model. Have you successfully matched up all the other digits to see that they represent what...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,751
Posted By tx540
I bought the DEPO xenons w/ angel eyes and clear...

I bought the DEPO xenons w/ angel eyes and clear sides about 3 months ago. They seem to be very good quality and I haven't had any issues with them.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,967
Posted By tx540
#5 in your diagram is not a hose, it's a pipe. ...

#5 in your diagram is not a hose, it's a pipe. Here is a pic with that part number (11531433059).(http://www.autohausaz.com/secure/PartImages/11531433059.jpg

So if the shop showed you a hose, it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,651
Posted By tx540
Go to the Parrot website and send an email to...

Go to the Parrot website and send an email to their tech support asking your question. I sent one the other day about integration with an iPhone and the responded the next day.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,651
Posted By tx540
I don't think that will work. The Parrot system...

I don't think that will work. The Parrot system is designed to be wired directly into the head unit and communicate with the phone via bluetooth. The handset wiring in your car is wired into the...
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