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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,016
Posted By Westie1
Thanks guys for the tips!

Thanks guys for the tips!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 54,067
Posted By Westie1
Forget the hype and teeth gnashing about plugs ...

Forget the hype and teeth gnashing about plugs

Use the fine wire NGK and you will be happy. You will get a better tip in acceleration, cleaner burn at idle and will perform as BMW designed the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,231
Posted By Westie1
Sorry to hear of your issues on a V8 model. ...

Sorry to hear of your issues on a V8 model. Dropped it off at Gary's in Alexandria? (Martin Motor Sports)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 594
Posted By Westie1
:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: Don't...

:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

Don't forget to replace the oil filter also (just choose a brand like Mann, etc)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 594
Posted By Westie1
Just use the Mobil 1 oil 0W-40 as it is approved...

Just use the Mobil 1 oil 0W-40 as it is approved and used by many here on the forums. Experience: 5 BMW models for over 2 years, no issues, no oil consumption challenges. Other manufacturers have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Westie1
:thumbup::thumbup:

:thumbup::thumbup:
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 02-26-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 584
Posted By Westie1
BMW Show Wash DC area 33rd Annual Deutsche Marque Concours d’Elegance

I wanted everyone to be aware of this event as we usually have a good turn out for the classes. Hope you will come out to join in on the fun and shoot the breeze with all of your fellow BMW owners. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By Westie1
Washington DC BMW CCA 33rd Annual Deutsche Marque Concours d’Elegance

33rd Annual Deutsche Marque Concours d’Elegance

I wanted everyone to be aware of this event as we usually have a good turn out for the E39 M5 class. Hope you will come out to join in on the fun...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 871
Posted By Westie1
Pressure Test and you will be able to see where...

Pressure Test and you will be able to see where it is coming from. The Alt Housing on the 525 and 528 do not have a coolant connection hence no coolant is running inside that housing, only oil.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By Westie1
My personal recommendation is Gary Martin of...

My personal recommendation is Gary Martin of Martin Motorsports in Alexandria. BMW indy and genuine BMW gear head. Small shop that has helped multiple e39 owners get a handle on challenges.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,039
Posted By Westie1
I have been buying the Bosch OE style blades from...

I have been buying the Bosch OE style blades from Rockauto for approx 7 years. On outside stored cars they last 6 months which is normal. Rockauto was the cheapest source so far for Bosch OE style.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3,358
Views: 394,323
Posted By Westie1
Wife's Car! Fresh from a week in the house...

Wife's Car! Fresh from a week in the house garage for detailing.

87K
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,076
Posted By Westie1
I will add a little on this tread as I had a...

I will add a little on this tread as I had a Bosch+4 plug back out of the number 4 hole after 5K on the Hwy. After hundreds of plug installs using the insert and turn until washer is crushed method...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,676
Posted By Westie1
My winter list Wash wax (three coats on the...

My winter list
Wash wax (three coats on the horizontal surfaces) and detail monthly or any time driven on the salt mess here in VA-DC-MD. I hand wash everything every time it hits 40 degrees. If...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-13-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By Westie1
+1 on Cal Car Covers Been using them for 20+...

+1 on Cal Car Covers

Been using them for 20+ years I have one in the garage and one out side. Long lasting.

Use a wipe down method before you cover the car each night/day and you will be ok. ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-03-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By Westie1
Fix it right the first try

Tips on this one fix.

Replace both rear pumps and the seals and mini filters. My 2005 X5 4.8iS was leaking like there was a hole in the box. Replaced one pump with seal and the leak slowed down...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,513
Posted By Westie1
http://www.penskeparts.com/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=4...

http://www.penskeparts.com/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=47749&rnd=03192010

Follow up on this problem. Just resolved the multiple leaks on my X5 4.8is washer fluid container. Both window pumps (front...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,844
Posted By Westie1
Need to add the following: Wash weekly by hand....

Need to add the following:
Wash weekly by hand. Most people will think it is a new one. Just goes to show the lack of knowledge of the average car driver. Clean = New. As theirs is dirty which =...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 34,817
Posted By Westie1
Washer caps are available from every on line BMW...

Washer caps are available from every on line BMW parts source.
Bavarian Autosport
ECS Tuning

to name a few
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 03-06-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,241
Posted By Westie1
Martin MaotorSports in Alex, VA

Talk with Gary Martin of Martin Motorsports in Alexandria as he has been a long long local indy with lots of happy clients including my herd of BMWs over the years. He has also hosted a few BMW club...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,466
Posted By Westie1
yep, that is the correct method Step one Heat...

yep, that is the correct method
Step one Heat soak badge
Step Two Use dental floss (and two wooden dowels to save your fingers)
Step Three Clean up adhesive leftovers
Step Four Wax

Next...
Forum: The Detail Department 01-25-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By Westie1
email me and come by wash bay open. I am in...

email me and come by wash bay open.

I am in Arlington
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,844
Posted By Westie1
I own a 05 X5 4.8iS and can speak about some...

I own a 05 X5 4.8iS and can speak about some issues.

Most issues posted are lack of knowledge and understanding that these are not 100,000 between plug and a few oil changes type of vehicles. ...
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