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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-23-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,408
Posted By occhis
We miss you, blue

We miss you, blue
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 828
Posted By occhis
Don't even get me started on how much I LOVE this...

Don't even get me started on how much I LOVE this car. Couldn't agree more. Been driving well over 50 years and have never had such a solid, well-behaved car. Bought my 1998 in 2003 and mile for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By occhis
I THINK these are what you are looking for

I THINK these are what you are looking for
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By occhis
Check all fuses related to the alarm system in...

Check all fuses related to the alarm system in the trunk fuse holder above the battery. Mine quit working after having some body work done. Someone at the body shop pulled the fuse and neglected to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,336
Posted By occhis
Agreed. Very nice work.

Agreed. Very nice work.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By occhis
Had green stuff on a much lighter Camry years...

Had green stuff on a much lighter Camry years ago. Pretty good braking, but lots of dust and they didn't last very long as I remember.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By occhis
Do you have any other issues going on, like abs...

Do you have any other issues going on, like abs light, horn, radio? I only ask because when my ignition switch went bad one of the first symptoms was loss of cruise control.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,599
Posted By occhis
+1 Hunter road force balancing is the place to...

+1 Hunter road force balancing is the place to begin
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 814
Posted By occhis
I didn't have the hopping around but when on...

I didn't have the hopping around but when on slippery snow and ice it had a mind of its own, scariest thing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 814
Posted By occhis
Your problem of tracking straight is very...

Your problem of tracking straight is very familiar to me, and I have recently resolved it. Over recent years I have replaced virtually every suspension part on the entire car. In the process had 2...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,391
Posted By occhis
Bad ignition switch will cause strange problems...

Bad ignition switch will cause strange problems and it is common for them to fail. Contacts can be cleaned but new one is not expensive.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By occhis
I also went from 13 to 15 RSB on my non-sport...

I also went from 13 to 15 RSB on my non-sport suspension. Noticeable and very positive difference.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,615
Posted By occhis
I looked at a 2002 540/6 last fall in VA. Under...

I looked at a 2002 540/6 last fall in VA. Under 100k and they were asking 11.500. Was planning to go for a second look but was sold in less than a week. So price of 9K seems very fair in this part...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By occhis
Excellent DIY on how to do a complete...

Excellent DIY on how to do a complete restoration.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=301916&highlight=headlight
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,611
Posted By occhis
OP, if you can turn a wrench, you can do this...

OP, if you can turn a wrench, you can do this yourself given enough time. It will take you much more than 8 hours, but break it up into bite-size pieces. Follow CN90's excellent DIYs on this (one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,611
Posted By occhis
I've read that it is not advisable to go to M5...

I've read that it is not advisable to go to M5 rear sway bar b/c it disrupts the balance too much. I put a 540 rear sway bar on my stock (non-sport) suspension and I really like it. Got it used for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,293
Posted By occhis
I love that guy's style, and of course his...

I love that guy's style, and of course his fortitude. Great story.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 865
Posted By occhis
Bad cam sensor will affect starting. You need to...

Bad cam sensor will affect starting. You need to get codes read before you keep throwing money on parts without any direction on where to look.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,357
Posted By occhis
Vacuum leak around throttle body is likely the...

Vacuum leak around throttle body is likely the accordion-shaped rubber boot. Cracks are difficult to see unless you remove it and inspect carefully. Very common source of leaks. I would just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By occhis
I see very little downside to doing it. You...

I see very little downside to doing it. You already have shifting issues. Though I had hard shifting issues only when cold, I did my first change (removed both front and rear pans and installed new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By occhis
4 speed with OD

4 speed with OD
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By occhis
You have a GM 4 speed. Either A4S310R or A4S270R

You have a GM 4 speed. Either A4S310R or A4S270R
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By occhis
Not worth $3000 with a CLEAN title

Not worth $3000 with a CLEAN title
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,031
Posted By occhis
You can get into real trouble jumping terminals...

You can get into real trouble jumping terminals inside the round diagnostic connector. The easiest and safest way to flush the system is to get a power bleeder tool for around $60.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By occhis
My 2006 Audi A6 works the exact opposite of BMW....

My 2006 Audi A6 works the exact opposite of BMW. Both rain sensing wipers and seat heaters retain their settings after re-start. Seat heaters will only come on when temperature reaches a certain...
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