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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By anomal
<li>Performance Handling</li> The e46 is more...

<li>Performance Handling</li>
The e46 is more nimble.

Although the wheelbase and width each differ by around 1", the difference seems larger--especially when you push it. I've autocrossed both....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-07-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,988
Posted By anomal
A message from limbo, here. While I patiently...

A message from limbo, here. While I patiently wait for the stars to align, my finances, and a the perfect Z3M to come along I am thoroughly enjoying my 2002 530i.

As far as the M54 goes, I made a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,256
Posted By anomal
This is just a guess, but it looks like a...

This is just a guess, but it looks like a resistor with a heat sink (dissipator) around it.


There is heat involved. But, I am not sure if it will be "VERY hot". The heat will be proportional to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2011, 03:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,623
Posted By anomal
And, why are all the covers only available for...

And, why are all the covers only available for pre-facelift? Mine is 2002 so this is not an option for me.

Real glass would be sweet. The look and durability of glass is much better than...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By anomal
I had the exact same symptoms on my car. The...

I had the exact same symptoms on my car. The smoke was dark and thick. In my situation, the original CCV had malfunctioned. My understanding is that water gets trapped in the CCV and freezes. Then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,235
Posted By anomal
Ah, yes, looks familiar... Like opening a new toy...

Ah, yes, looks familiar... Like opening a new toy at Christmas ;)

If you have any mechanical inclination whatsoever, I recommend installing the rear bar yourself. It's really easy and you'll shave...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By anomal
Well I helped a friend on his e36 and it was a...

Well I helped a friend on his e36 and it was a serious chore. Three of the four snapped off. So we cut them flush and drilled them out. Yeah, like after a few hours... We were breaking bits and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,235
Posted By anomal
Now that you ordered them, it's kinda moot. But,...

Now that you ordered them, it's kinda moot. But, I got mine from bavauto about 1.5 years ago. They were in stock at the time. I think I payed around ~$350 but I see that they are now just pennies...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By anomal
Sorry, don't have any advice on the steering...

Sorry, don't have any advice on the steering wheel. Just thought I would say, "Welcome"!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By anomal
I ended up "painting" my orange side-reflectors...

I ended up "painting" my orange side-reflectors using Plasti-Dip in a spray can. This worked well the texture and flat look of Plasti-Dip looks just like the original black plastic. I like the look...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-04-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,440
Posted By anomal
So, you have 2 problems that are probably...

So, you have 2 problems that are probably unrelated. First, it's likely that the ABS sensor is actually broken as opposed to dirty. Here is my recent experience with the rear sensor.

I replaced...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-04-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By anomal
Thanks! Good link.

Thanks! Good link.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-04-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,593
Posted By anomal
Hey, that's a great idea. I'll be taking a look...

Hey, that's a great idea. I'll be taking a look at that.

I have H&R sport springs with Bilstein sport springs. The ride is very firm most of the time. It is teeth-rattling firm when the ground...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-04-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,433
Posted By anomal
2 strikes. Advance your throttle? What does...

2 strikes.
Advance your throttle? What does that even mean? It pre-presses your gas pedal? Perhaps you meant advances your timing? That makes more sense. But that only partially true. Timing is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By anomal
I don't think you'll see much performance or...

I don't think you'll see much performance or sound difference unless your going to forced injection. But, aftermarket might be a little less than an OEM cat. You might need to be careful about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,786
Posted By anomal
Exercise your own judgement, man. Some will like...

Exercise your own judgement, man. Some will like it. Some won't. It's how you feel when you walk up to your car that counts.

Lot's of folks put M parts because they look great. Though if you put...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,930
Posted By anomal
While I would never dispute anyone else's first...

While I would never dispute anyone else's first hand account, mine differed from many. I replaced the vanos seal on my 2002 530i (M54 w/ double vanos) at 85k miles and noticed no difference. Others...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,903
Posted By anomal
nikkitifah: Well, you got about the most...

nikkitifah: Well, you got about the most comprehensive answers possible for your original questions. You will find that this e39 forum has some really great folks on it. If anything, we can be over...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,311
Posted By anomal
It's never an easy job to change a head gasket. ...

It's never an easy job to change a head gasket. I have a love/hate relationship with wrenching. I usually love it before I start and then when I finish and see what I accomplished. The hate happens...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By anomal
I went to buy two control arm links from a local...

I went to buy two control arm links from a local "stealer". They were both Meyle but they were different colors and thicknesses. You can draw your own conclusions. I would guess that they are either...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By anomal
I really can't add to the original post since...

I really can't add to the original post since Fudman answered it so concisely. So, I'll ride with the hijackers here.

:soapbox:
What's up with people who cannot comprehend that "it's just a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,201
Posted By anomal
Maybe a little too much of a good thing? I'm not...

Maybe a little too much of a good thing? I'm not sure that cruising at 4k rpm for long distances is as effective as regularly winding out your engine to 6k. The pressures and fluid flow will be much...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,226
Posted By anomal
+1 on summer-only tires. I would only...

+1 on summer-only tires.

I would only consider all-season tires if I lived where it snows less than 4 times a year. And, I had the option to work from home on snow days--mostly to avoid the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,786
Posted By anomal
I installed the Eibach "anti-roll kit" which is...

I installed the Eibach "anti-roll kit" which is both the front and the rear sway bars. The dimensions are 27mm in the front and 18mm in the rear.

I am virtually certain that you do not want to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By anomal
Here are your options: * Visit a major auto...

Here are your options:

* Visit a major auto parts retailer. Most of them let you borrow tools like this. There are two caveats. First, many people are not familiar with the ball joint separator....
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