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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,319
Posted By jrcastro
Sweet ride and I like the fogs! I also like...

Sweet ride and I like the fogs!

I also like the ride height, what's your suspension setup? coilovers & size wheels/tires?

TIA
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,295
Posted By jrcastro
anyone have any experience with costco gas?

anyone have any experience with costco gas?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By jrcastro
Damn... that things sound like a beast. Keep us...

Damn... that things sound like a beast.
Keep us posted on the #'s you get.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,295
Posted By jrcastro
Damn.. that's pretty good. I usually use...

Damn.. that's pretty good.

I usually use arco's premium grade and only get around 280-300 miles for tank and avg. 16.3MPG according to guage. :dunno:

driving 60% free way and rest on city.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 281,437
Posted By jrcastro
My new to me 99 540iA Sport... HDR Shots

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By jrcastro
I would just use oil extractor and call it a day....

I would just use oil extractor and call it a day.
If you don't have one you can buy one and probably at a lower cost then a whole oil pan.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,887
Posted By jrcastro
Good luck with the car.... My concern is the...

Good luck with the car.... My concern is the tranny on these things are a little shady and purchasing one that shifts funny is a little risky IMO. Look into doing the fluid change ASAP and see if the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,312
Posted By jrcastro
so i'm guessing the b&gs will give me the lowest...

so i'm guessing the b&gs will give me the lowest drop?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,312
Posted By jrcastro
Suspension Dilemma... H&R, Eibach & B&G lowering springs ?'s

I've got a 99 540i Sport Package and I'm looking for lowering springs and kind of confused to the height #'s the manufactures use on their description.

Please give me any inputs on what the height...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,713
Posted By jrcastro
I've got a 99 540iA and when reading the options...

I've got a 99 540iA and when reading the options on mine it said it had the M-Sport Suspension. Does that mean I have the same shocks/struts as an M5?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,734
Posted By jrcastro
Damn! that does sound vicious make me not want to...

Damn! that does sound vicious make me not want to do it at all. :cry:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,734
Posted By jrcastro
Try these: ...

Try these:

http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/124059

http://forum.roadfly.com/threads/13117188-540i-Valve-Cover-Gasket-Replacement-(with-pics!)

Getting ready to do this on my 99 540i....
Forum: Suspension and Braking 06-05-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 440
Posted By jrcastro
WTB: Lowering Springs for 99 e39 540i

Newly acquired 540i and looking for some lowering springs. Mine has the Sports Package so it looks like I'll be needing ones specifically for these.

Send me a PM on what you got and price.

TIA
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,928
Posted By jrcastro
Thanks I just found out as well that the one I...

Thanks I just found out as well that the one I got is ILSAC Grades and the BMW needs non-ILSAC Grades. According to:

http://www.valvoline.com/pdf/synpower.pdf

I guess I'll be returning the 5...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,928
Posted By jrcastro
Valvoline Synpower 5-30 oil, anyone use it?

Just got a few jugs from Autozone (on sale) and wanted to confirm if this oil is recommended by BMW.

Planning to do my first oil changes for my newly acquired 528 & 540.

TIA
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,598
Posted By jrcastro
I'm having the same symptoms on my 99 540i but...

I'm having the same symptoms on my 99 540i but has been intermittent and has only happened a few times. Any new answers to this issues?
My battery is going bad (about 7 yrs old) but pretty certain...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By jrcastro
How to permanently lock a window to closed position?

I just bought 2 cars recently and they each have a rear door window with regulator/motor issues. They are both disconnected and don't mind them working at the moment.

The problem is that the glass...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By jrcastro
I agree with this. My indie said, if the AT...

I agree with this.

My indie said, if the AT works fine the you should leave it alone and not replace fluids.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By jrcastro
How long is the complete process?

How long is the complete process?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By jrcastro
How long is the complete process?

How long is the complete process?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By jrcastro
How long is the complete process?

How long is the complete process?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By jrcastro
I just bought one a 1 week ago w/ 160K miles and...

I just bought one a 1 week ago w/ 160K miles and I am enjoying it. So much more power then my 97 528.

What year is the one you are looking at?
And the mileage?

Make sure you have looked at by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By jrcastro
yeah it is for my 540iA sport

yeah it is for my 540iA sport
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By jrcastro
Calling EvoSport Pulley Kit users, which one do I have?

Background:
Just bought the car and I was not aware of this mod.

When to my local indie shop last night to change out serp and ac belts. The serpentine belt we had was the OEM one and it did not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By jrcastro
:thumbup: That's what my indie says as well....

:thumbup:

That's what my indie says as well.

I'll monitor the shifting points and abnormal noise and have my fingers crossed!
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