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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 796
Posted By professorman
Humph. I forgot about a camber kit.. I am very...

Humph. I forgot about a camber kit.. I am very concerned about tire wear. I need to get one to ensure that I do not start scrubbing my tires.

What are your recommendations for camber kit? What...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By professorman
Hi Nate, There are a lot of 'Bimmer...

Hi Nate,

There are a lot of 'Bimmer fanatics', because BMWs drive well, however, they have a TERRIBLY high maintenance cost. There are a few people who do not spend as much on the BMWs, but they...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By professorman
This one seems big. You can try, but its up in...

This one seems big. You can try, but its up in the air whether it might crack further, or might not. I would attempt the repair and watch it. I am not sure the laws in your state. If it will pass an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,558
Posted By professorman
[QUOTE=bluebee;8493771]I'm not sure if you can...

[QUOTE=bluebee;8493771]I'm not sure if you can 're' program a key so much as re-initialize it to an existing programming, but, I also have never done it nor thought much about it./QUOTE]

The key...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 796
Posted By professorman
My tracking number says that I should have them...

My tracking number says that I should have them by Saturday.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 430
Posted By professorman
I got the Hitachi 12-Volt Max Lithium Ion...

I got the Hitachi 12-Volt Max Lithium Ion Cordless Combo Kit from Lowes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,558
Posted By professorman
I do not see any out of the ordinary gadgets. I...

I do not see any out of the ordinary gadgets. I guess he is a regular thief though, if he had a book with credit card numbers. He probably did get 'lucky' when he broke into your car looking for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By professorman
Chrome is very expensive. I believe it cost about...

Chrome is very expensive. I believe it cost about $600-$1200 to rechrome wheels depending on where you live. I know here in VA, there are no places that I found. While there are local places that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 796
Posted By professorman
Thanks! I read a great portion of it, and it...

Thanks! I read a great portion of it, and it seems to be awesome. If nothing else, I see top notch customer service. I have been emailing Kris with questions, and she responds to emails promptly. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 796
Posted By professorman
I found this extensive tread for the E46 crowd. i...

I found this extensive tread for the E46 crowd. i do not have time to read it now. If anyone reads through it, feel free to give a summary :).

...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 796
Posted By professorman
I am interested in these as well. I want to lower...

I am interested in these as well. I want to lower my car, but I am most concerned about tire wear. I do not want any increased tire wear. I am also more interested in a 'stock like' ride quality.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,558
Posted By professorman
Wow! That really sucks. Please post before and...

Wow! That really sucks. Please post before and after pictures. Did you have theft coverage on it?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By professorman
I end up getting them. I needed tires for my...

I end up getting them. I needed tires for my Style 66 soon. I will try them on my car for a while and see which I prefer. If my car looked like your JimLev, I would definitely leave them.
I need to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By professorman
Ride comfort is medium for me. With the stock...

Ride comfort is medium for me. With the stock wheels on, the car rode on air. Now, with the Style 66 wheels, I get a lot of road noise and a little harsh ride. I know the 18" will not be great...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By professorman
Which Wheels? 18" Square rep M-Pars or 17" Staggered Style 66 (from 540i M-Sport)?

I have the rims from the 540i M-Sport on my car now, which are the staggered Style 66 wheels, 17" BMW Genuine. I found some 18" replica square M-Pars. The Style 66 have grown on me. My car is stock...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By professorman
My Indy uses AllData.

My Indy uses AllData.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 644
Posted By professorman
My Indy charges $85/hr, but he is also my best...

My Indy charges $85/hr, but he is also my best friend, so I frequently 'get the hook-up', and I also can use his shop and expertise at my disposal to do my own work.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By professorman
I do not keep parts on-hand. I have to drive 14...

I do not keep parts on-hand. I have to drive 14 hours in a weekend to pickup and drop off my daughter every other weekend, so I have 2 cars. If one breaks, it gives me time to get the other fix, so I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By professorman
You should take the car to another mechanic....

You should take the car to another mechanic. Mechanics are great 'parts replacers'. They will replace a part in a heart-beat. Finding the 'cause' of the problem is not financially beneficial to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 459
Posted By professorman
Here in Virginia, USA, my city tax is $54.72 for...

Here in Virginia, USA, my city tax is $54.72 for the year. It goes off the assessed value. I think its assessed at around $2,700 or something like that.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 905
Posted By professorman
Incredible find there! Could you roll the fenders...

Incredible find there! Could you roll the fenders to get rid of the rubbing?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By professorman
Sweating headlight - what to do?

I recently restored the exterior of my headlight using the 3M sanding kit. Ever since then, my right headlight has developed serious water condensation on the inside. I do not think I touched the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By professorman
I'm pretty sure you should be able to find the...

I'm pretty sure you should be able to find the replacement vent for cheap. The BMW roundel is also cheap on ebay. There is no need to go OEM. These are minor cosmetic things that I would not worry...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,181
Posted By professorman
Sexy car! Love those wheels, and the drop!

Sexy car! Love those wheels, and the drop!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By professorman
I bought one from Taiwan. I've had mine on for 1...

I bought one from Taiwan. I've had mine on for 1 1/2 year now, and it still looks great. Its the best bang for the buck addition I have done to my car so far. I paid $29.00 for mine. The silver paint...
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