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Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 02-01-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By air_cooled
Intermittent air bag light may also be due to a...

Intermittent air bag light may also be due to a faulty ignition switch pack.

Source: had it happen to me :D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By air_cooled
Welcome to the forum. Is it worth...

Welcome to the forum.

Is it worth it?....Sure is :thumbup:

Keep up on the maintenance and the car will treat you for many years.

Find your way to the E39 sub forum for specific questions.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 11-15-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 846
Posted By air_cooled
Yes, not much love for the compact but that is a...

Yes, not much love for the compact but that is a nice example of a car that has been maintained.
I'm more interested in your time machine though...... "Since purchasing in the summer of...
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-14-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By air_cooled
Welcome to the forums. Looks like you got your...

Welcome to the forums. Looks like you got your answer. Run, do not walk, away from this car.
As an E39 M5 owner, I can tell you ...... it was worth the wait. I looked for nearly a year before I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By air_cooled
Check power steering pump. I recently replaced...

Check power steering pump.
I recently replaced a pump in an E46 due to pump shaft shearing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By air_cooled
Why don't you just get tires for your current...

Why don't you just get tires for your current wheels?
As suggested by ssjrich540 be careful. The E39 has a hub size not shared with its siblings.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,490
Posted By air_cooled
Agreed, wilth no lefty loosey..righty tighty...

Agreed, wilth no lefty loosey..righty tighty skills I suggest you avoid this car.

HOWEVER, if you have a desire to learn this car may be a cheap education. Bring a mechanic friend with you....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By air_cooled
Agree on the Final Stage Unit. One of the...

Agree on the Final Stage Unit. One of the typical suspects.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By air_cooled
Hi, welcome to the forum. <$100 fix. Start...

Hi, welcome to the forum.

<$100 fix. Start wrenching. Valve cover gasket (https://youtu.be/KiaZUptEg1A)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By air_cooled
Hello and welcome to the forum I think we...

Hello and welcome to the forum

I think we have a communication barrier. Lets keep things simple.

Where is the part from? Do not recognize it.
- cooling system
- oil system
- other?

Is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,188
Posted By air_cooled
zombie.............my anthracite M5. One of the...

zombie.............my anthracite M5. One of the best E39 colors. :drive:
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-14-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By air_cooled
You are dealing with two different machines. ...

You are dealing with two different machines.

Just what are your requirements?
The E38 is just a bigger E39 with more creature comforts.
The E53 has better utility value.
Buying the 740 will...
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-13-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By air_cooled
Hi and welcome to the forums. Your description...

Hi and welcome to the forums.
Your description of problem leads me to recommend replacing the ballast. Also called Xenon Light Control Unit Part Number 63127296090 (check with dealer)
Use...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By air_cooled
No. some drunk engineer thought it would be...

No. some drunk engineer thought it would be amusing to change the hub size on the E39. E60 wheels will not fit. The seller is misinformed.
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-13-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By air_cooled
Welcome to the forums. Every BMW I've worked...

Welcome to the forums.

Every BMW I've worked on (mind you nothing newer than 2005) uses a wear strip to activate the "brakes worn" circuit. The logic is looking for an open circuit. It's not...
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-12-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By air_cooled
Cool story :thumbup: welcome to the forums. ...

Cool story :thumbup: welcome to the forums.
Have had a few E30, E34, E39 over the years and currently have E53 X5, E39 528&M5 and E30 vert in the fleet. Yeah I've had my share of maintenance...
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-22-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,511
Posted By air_cooled
Canadian Tire ......., they are a fairly...

Canadian Tire ......., they are a fairly respected retailer -- haha :rofl: But that is for another day.

Those devices you mention are not effective for automotive corrosion control. Snake Oil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By air_cooled
Knock sensors ...

Knock sensors

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Forum: General BMW Questions 08-13-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By air_cooled
:rofl: ..hahah blinker fluid. That is lfetime...

:rofl: ..hahah blinker fluid. That is lfetime factory filled.
Sounds like you have used it once . Cut your losses, there are cheaper products that will protect your car. It may even be cheaper to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By air_cooled
I'd like to know how you plan to store it? ...

I'd like to know how you plan to store it? Strapped down in the trunk ?!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,007
Posted By air_cooled
For the M5 it would have to be, without any doubt...

For the M5 it would have to be, without any doubt .....Highway Star by Deep Purple.
Going to have to give the vert some thought.
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-12-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By air_cooled
Welcome to the forums. Suggest you take your...

Welcome to the forums. Suggest you take your question to the E39 sub forum.

Without seeing rhe car in question it is hard to make an informed decision. It is possible to buy the cae you describe...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By air_cooled
First off welcome to the forums. Im going to...

First off welcome to the forums.

Im going to hazard a guess this is a R/H drive car and when you say passenger's side you mean the left side.

Any chance you can post a photo of the area in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,061
Posted By air_cooled
Pixels are repairable. Several vendors will...

Pixels are repairable. Several vendors will perform repair OR if you are confident, you can do it yourself - http://www.pixelfix.net/eng/bmw.html

"rusted" mirror is most likely delaminated due to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By air_cooled
Welcome to the forums. Good idea on doing the...

Welcome to the forums.
Good idea on doing the maintenance items before the bling.
Respectfully, as edjack mentioned, don't do the M5 clone. Enjoy what you have, then when finances permit go get...
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