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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,935
Posted By Petes540i6
Subscribed.

Subscribed.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,782
Posted By Petes540i6
custom gunmetal powdercoat What is it...

custom gunmetal powdercoat

What is it specifically? Thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,207
Posted By Petes540i6
From what I have been advised on the 'forum, it's...

From what I have been advised on the 'forum, it's this: The CCV's job is to put the slightest bit of vacuum in the crankcase. It uses manifold vacuum to regulate crankcase pressure through the oil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,207
Posted By Petes540i6
I have a 98 (non-vanos) 540i with about 161K...

I have a 98 (non-vanos) 540i with about 161K miles

I am now burning oil at startup and a little when I punch the gas. I am about to replace the valve cover gaskets and upper timing chain gaskets,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,573
Posted By Petes540i6
+1 on the bad Bank 2 cat diagnosis.

+1 on the bad Bank 2 cat diagnosis.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By Petes540i6
I checked today. It appears to be very actively...

I checked today. It appears to be very actively regulated. Even with the car off, it is giving me a reading of 11.88 to 11.95v at the parking lights, and constantly changing to different voltages...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By Petes540i6
That is very good to hear. I wonder if the LCM...

That is very good to hear. I wonder if the LCM in the earlier E39's regulates the voltage it sends out to the various lights in the car.

That is, it sends out a constant 12v, rather than whatever...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By Petes540i6
HEy Jason. That looks like it was not related to...

HEy Jason. That looks like it was not related to the CELIS system. Sux though.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By Petes540i6
Ganesht - Very interesting. I understand...

Ganesht -

Very interesting. I understand running LED's is more than a matter of volts. Performance and life may be more directly affected by current (amps). Do you agree?

Thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By Petes540i6
Hold the phone! I have found some information on...

Hold the phone! I have found some information on the 'Forum that leads me to believe you are right about the North American CELIS tails not needing a transformer/regulator. Interesting.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By Petes540i6
I will be getting the "nam spec" lights. ...

I will be getting the "nam spec" lights.

However, I am somewhat surprised that I can simply plug them in to a 12v line and not burn them up. This is contrary to everything I have read about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By Petes540i6
Details re CELIS Taillight Electronics

Greetings-

I am trying to see if I can figure out how to build a resistor/regulator for the HELLA CELIS tail lights for an E39.

I have a 4/1998 production E39, so I think that I cannot simply...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,065
Posted By Petes540i6
Anyone have pictures of refinished M5 OEM rims?

Greetings. I have a set of M5 rims that need to be refininshed. Anyone have pictures of the rims in a non-OEM finish? I think I've seen pictures of a silver E39 with refinished silver rims on this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By Petes540i6
Integrated lip spoiler

Inspired by Jordan's integrated lip spoiler, I did the same. Here are some links for those that do not spend time on the 'forum.

Pictures:
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By Petes540i6
If it didn't destroy your hood, consider yourself...

If it didn't destroy your hood, consider yourself very lucky. It happenned because the fan clutch siezed, I supppose. these fan clutches cost about $100, more or less. It probably is a good idea...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By Petes540i6
I think that all these issues can be done for...

I think that all these issues can be done for cheaper than what has been quoted, if you do it yourself. The vally pan gasket in my 98 540/6 with 110K miles is fine (at least for now). The fact that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2007, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 998
Posted By Petes540i6
They are tight. Make sure your socket is 6 -...

They are tight. Make sure your socket is 6 - sided, and not 12 sided to keep from stripping the threads, get the car up high enough (safely) so that you have more room to work in, and use a breaker...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2007, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By Petes540i6
Shouldn't that be "holey cowl"?

Shouldn't that be "holey cowl"?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Petes540i6
The clips holding in the individual glass lenses?...

The clips holding in the individual glass lenses? I used an awl to pull those suckers off.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,595
Posted By Petes540i6
Does it have a clean title? If it was a "flood...

Does it have a clean title? If it was a "flood recovery," would it show up on the title in your state.

I am inclined to believe the owner, and it soulds like you are getting a steal.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 817
Posted By Petes540i6
$10 / gallon makes $3 / gallon not seem so bad.

$10 / gallon makes $3 / gallon not seem so bad.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Petes540i6
Hey, that was my idea! What did you cover the...

Hey, that was my idea! What did you cover the lens with? Lamin-x?
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-03-2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By Petes540i6
You should do a search for "sticky accellerator"...

You should do a search for "sticky accellerator" and post this question in the appropriate forum.

Is there a cable from the pedal to the throttle body in these cars? If so, check to see it is not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2007, 03:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,911
Posted By Petes540i6
You weren't, by any chance, driving a police car...

You weren't, by any chance, driving a police car that was parked across two lanes with its lights off, were you?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,031
Posted By Petes540i6
Subscribed. I wanna see the accident report.

Subscribed. I wanna see the accident report.
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