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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,946
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Temperature sensors due fail with age. One of...

Temperature sensors due fail with age. One of the symptoms is inaccurate temp readings. I had an older Ferrari that started showing wilding high oil temp readings, yet the car otherwise ran fine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I have the M62 (V8) and do not use a any oil with...

I have the M62 (V8) and do not use a any oil with 7500 mile oil change intervals since new. I have just under 233,000 miles.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By 540 M-Sport
They are getting close, but still noticeably...

They are getting close, but still noticeably smaller inside than a E39...I'm still considering them regardless. The cost difference and inherent nimbleness of the 3 series is hard to beat. I just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By 540 M-Sport
That's a pretty smart plan! ;)

That's a pretty smart plan! ;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By 540 M-Sport
The oil filter housing mounts are super cheap...

The oil filter housing mounts are super cheap online, from Autohausaz.com. I just replaced mine and they were $1.40 for some non oem ones...My local BMW dealer wants $24 each for those!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Not in the NW.....all the dealers in WA and OR...

Not in the NW.....all the dealers in WA and OR will charge at least 15% over list price, which means it retails for around $41 plus tax. IF, I get my BMWCCA 10% discount, I am paying something close...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 616
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Bluebee, while that will work, there are much...

Bluebee, while that will work, there are much better units on Ebay for less money. For around $5 one can get an ELM327 unit that is Bluetooth compatible, and work with an android or Iphone (iphone...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By 540 M-Sport
CN90, I hear ya...My car is exceptionally long in...

CN90, I hear ya...My car is exceptionally long in the tooth, with just shy of 233k miles, but I love it so. I have spent a small fortune keeping it pristine, both mechanically and cosmetically, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 16,955
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Believe what you like....BMW has already stated...

Believe what you like....BMW has already stated that an LL-01 specification oil will work under almost all conditions. Only extremes like arctic or racing on a track might be exceptions. Even your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By 540 M-Sport
He's trying to be cheap....$9.80 for shipping...

He's trying to be cheap....$9.80 for shipping means over $40...and they claim they ship in 3 days, that sounds slow to me...Ebay is the better deal.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Again, if the Service Engine Soon light is...

Again, if the Service Engine Soon light is on....the scan the code, and you will find the answer to the long warm up of your car. If there is no SES light, give us a better description of you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Your ebay searching ability sucks ( ;) ) Try...

Your ebay searching ability sucks ( ;) )
Try this, $34.34 with free shipping, and claimed to be factory genuine, OEM, NOT aftermarket....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By 540 M-Sport
You need the V8 version. I have never had the...

You need the V8 version. I have never had the same problem, but not a fan of buying used..especially plastic that gets heat cycled...likely to happen again...just get a new one and move on, not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By 540 M-Sport
What do you consider long? Is the "service...

What do you consider long? Is the "service engine soon" light on? If so, reading the codes might tell you the thermostat is stuck/broken or a sensor has failed. Slow warm up is not normal, as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 16,955
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Yes, in the mid to late 90's BMW was still...

Yes, in the mid to late 90's BMW was still recommending regular dino oil or a semi-synthetic. I believe the 15w-40 was a semi-synthetic. I think it was around 99 or 2000 they went full synthetic...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 616
Posted By 540 M-Sport
If you did not purchase a factory oem MAF, then...

If you did not purchase a factory oem MAF, then it could still be the MAF. It is a known issue that aftermarket MAFs don't work right, or will throw codes immediately. At the very least, it would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 616
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I would recommend you stop throwing parts at the...

I would recommend you stop throwing parts at the car like a dart board hoping for a fix. Find a reputable BMW specialist and get a proper diagnosis. At the very least, get your own code scanner off...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Thanks, I saw that and a few others...I guess I...

Thanks, I saw that and a few others...I guess I will read the reviews to figure out which one might offer the most flexibility...but honestly, if it reads and clears codes, that is probably all I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 16,955
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Castrol makes two superior products in the Edge...

Castrol makes two superior products in the Edge line up. One is a 5w-40, the other is a 0w-40. Here's why:

1) Both meet BMW LL-01 specifications (the most current spec for BMW gasoline engines...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Thanks, it is always nice to have a...

Thanks, it is always nice to have a recommendation on an APP, rather than wasting money trying two or three to get one that works. ;)
I cannot find the app with the name "Torque" in the App Store. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 69,967
Posted By 540 M-Sport
The Sears Advanced Gold AGM is $190....it is also...

The Sears Advanced Gold AGM is $190....it is also made by East Penn, as it physically looks identical to the Rayovac. ;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Fixing P1351 Code "service engine soon"

Was gearing up for some driving this weekend and was heading to the GFs place to pick her up...as I was accelerating onto the freeway, decided to get on it hard, and as I reached around 90mph the SES...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 69,967
Posted By 540 M-Sport
AGM stands for Absorbed Glass Mat. So much for...

AGM stands for Absorbed Glass Mat. So much for knowing what you are talking about... ;)
AGM are definitely an upgrade over standard flooded cell batteries, and do not require adding water. They...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Not a bad idea to replace the spark plug boots...

Not a bad idea to replace the spark plug boots after 100k to 130k miles. I have noticed occasional threads of ignition issues related to them at around that mileage. I bought mine a few years ago...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,423
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Fun mod, thank you for sharing! Ergonomically, I...

Fun mod, thank you for sharing! Ergonomically, I would want the paddles about 2cm further outboard. Would be nice if they were longer too, but regardless, can make for a more involving drive (in...
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