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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By 540 M-Sport
Got the BMW factory expansion tank....it does not...

Got the BMW factory expansion tank....it does not say "made in Germany" anywhere on it, but does have a "BMW" logo molded into it, and unlike the "made in China" Behr, the Behr sold by BMW has way...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By 540 M-Sport
The Bosch are pretty decent. I have used both...

The Bosch are pretty decent. I have used both their E39 refills, as well as the Bosch full on replacement E39 frames. In both cases, they last longer than the cheaper BMW factory 411 refills, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 274
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1. I also try to get the "end spot", where I...

+1. I also try to get the "end spot", where I can part to the far side of the spot away from the other parked car. Either that, or I will happily park a long way away and walk...good exercise! ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1 on checking the ground to the tail light...

+1 on checking the ground to the tail light assembly. Also agree, worth inspecting the tail light and trunk for water intrusion. If you do find signs, it is pretty easy to remove the tail lights,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 49,894
Posted By 540 M-Sport
BTW, factory oem SWF/Valeo wiper blades with...

BTW, factory oem SWF/Valeo wiper blades with frames are available even less expensively on Amazon. Search the following part numbers "Valeo 800-26-5" (drivers side) and "Valeo 800-22-5" (passenger...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By 540 M-Sport
The factory frame and blade is made by SWF...

The factory frame and blade is made by SWF (Valeo). It is trapezoidal blade insert, but in an unusually narrow, non standard design. Bosch also makes frames and inserts, that are identical in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 49,894
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I was in some insane down pour last night...and...

I was in some insane down pour last night...and lots of showers today...even turned my radio off for a while, just to see if I could hear any annoying clicks or clacks...nothing...thankfully! I was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 49,894
Posted By 540 M-Sport
The main problem with Trico inserts, is they...

The main problem with Trico inserts, is they simply do not last very long. Consumer Reports did testing on several different brands, and all of them rated "average", in longevity. Even they...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 49,894
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Sorry, but your problem is the exception, rather...

Sorry, but your problem is the exception, rather than the rule, and I am uncertain of your diagnosis. You may have a problem with the wiper arm interface where it meets with the wiper frame. In...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 49,894
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1. All these MacGuyver solutions when you can...

+1. All these MacGuyver solutions when you can buy factory SWF (711) refills from Autohausaz.com for $12.40 or like you did, and get the complete new wiper blades with frames for a bit more ($32.11...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 498
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I can do easy stuff on the Ferrari. Replaced...

I can do easy stuff on the Ferrari. Replaced both radiator fans...radiators are mounted just in front of each rear wheel...so just a lot of stuff to remove...rear wheels, fender liners, etc, to get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Time will tell if that was a good decision or...

Time will tell if that was a good decision or not..."lifetime" warrantees rarely give me much assurance, as companies do offer such warrantees on crap....and a failure on the road can be a huge...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 498
Posted By 540 M-Sport
You guys are way more talented than me. ;) I'm...

You guys are way more talented than me. ;) I'm going to have a cooling system overhaul performed in the next few weeks (been 100k since the last one) and have three boxes of parts...which includes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Why are you ordering springs? Those usually last...

Why are you ordering springs? Those usually last the life of the car. Has one broken? Or are they severely corroded?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By 540 M-Sport
BTW, Automatic headlights can be retrofit...there...

BTW, Automatic headlights can be retrofit...there is a thread on the net where I guy lists all the parts, and procedures needed to update an E39 to automatic headlights.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I don't believe automatic headlights was offered...

I don't believe automatic headlights was offered as an option in North America (possibly world wide) until 2002 or 2003.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By 540 M-Sport
It's your car, and entirely your right to do as...

It's your car, and entirely your right to do as you wish, but I would say skip ricing out your car. I always wince when I see those covers...it is very obvious what they covers, and not real Brembo...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I'm not sure it is safe to assume that Duralast...

I'm not sure it is safe to assume that Duralast batteries are made by East Penn, maybe they are, maybe they are not. I CAN tell you that East Penn DOES make the RayOvac (now Duracell) car batteries...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Front struts, rear shocks. To get similar...

Front struts, rear shocks. To get similar valving to oem sport, you would want either Sachs sport or Bilstien Touring. If higher mileage, (and planning to keep the car a good while longer) I would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 685
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I am hoping they have improved. The issue a few...

I am hoping they have improved. The issue a few years ago (the "Meyle HD" moniker is not new btw), was their ball joints used on their arms would fail, as would the rubber boots. That was why...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 685
Posted By 540 M-Sport
A few years ago, Behr/Hella (and Conti-tech for...

A few years ago, Behr/Hella (and Conti-tech for belts and hoses) started to supply parts from different suppliers for their aftermarket business. In years past, the parts were identical to what they...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 685
Posted By 540 M-Sport
FYI, Behr/Hella make TWO different expansion...

FYI, Behr/Hella make TWO different expansion tanks. One made in Germany for BMW, and a second, in China that is sold on the aftermarket parts network. It is NOT the same as the BMW version. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 685
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Are BMW dealer expansion tanks made in Germany?

So can anyone confirm if I buy and expansion tank from the dealer it will be made in Germany??

Google search seems to confirm the BMW dealer expansion tank is more robust, and still made in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I have a 5th Gen ULF and have NEVER had a phone...

I have a 5th Gen ULF and have NEVER had a phone not link up and work properly.... Several Motorolas, Nokia, LG, several Blackberry phones, and currently an Iphone 5, and 5s.

Who sold you the kit? ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 49,894
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Sorry, that looks like dog sh!t. Even when...

Sorry, that looks like dog sh!t. Even when painted, the giant nut and bolt look like crap. I hate McGyver solutions. Refills are available inexpensively online...or if you need the entire wiper...
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