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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 08:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,710
Posted By 4thBMW
Michlin pilot super sport 235 45r17

I have had a set of the above on for 17,500 mi. starting at 97,000 mi. all with like new suspension parts on a Sport Wagon. Didn't need a balance for 10K mi. Also did not rotate ft to back in that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 39,826
Posted By 4thBMW
State of the Art Fuel Blending. I use COSTCO

Funny how so much speculation on this site becomes fact and advice. When i worked in the oil refining business years ago, gasoline was formulated with octane additives at the refinery. Today, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,787
Posted By 4thBMW
Removed bisteins

I switched back to SACHS:33 52 1 094 057 for %$)iT w/ sport S227
rides as should.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,538
Posted By 4thBMW
Sachs OE Advantage struts/ shocks

Jase, I seem to remember your comments re the Sachs aftermarket struts. Maybe personal preference or they sent you the normal spec struts. Some of the vendors have, in the past, listed the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 39,194
Posted By 4thBMW
E39 OE replacement shocks/ struts

SEE this post: search >> Does anyone use the OEM Sachs shocks as replacements? on E39 forum.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,538
Posted By 4thBMW
OE SACHS SHOCKS AND FRONT STRUTS avalible at Autozone and Pep Boys

You can search for the proper OE Sachs shocks and struts as aftermarket parts on the ZF website: www.showmetheparts.com/zfservices/
Several of the regular BMW vendors provide some of these...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By 4thBMW
2001 540iT

I have the same car, only a 2002 model year with slightly different v-8 engine and the suspension designation is S227 (Sport suspension with lowered ride). Only thing special about it other than it's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,603
Posted By 4thBMW
I have read through these posts from 2009 or...

I have read through these posts from 2009 or 2010. I have another post on a more recent rad/ nipple subject with my replacement rad plight. I have a one year old nipple (on a 2nd replacement Behr)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By 4thBMW
Radiator nipple failure

I am on my second go round with nipple failure. I replaced my original BMW rad several years ago due to the normal radical failure after about 10 years and replaced it with an aftermarket BEHR "OEM"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 39,194
Posted By 4thBMW
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,547
Posted By 4thBMW
"oem"

Just keep in mind that an Original Equipment Mfg. implies what you got on a *new* BMW, however, could be different from a "BMW" stamped part in quality and other subtle differences. So, do your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-28-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 39,194
Posted By 4thBMW
Self leveling/ Fireman

Mine did the same as yours after sub frame bush R&R. It had to pump itself up after sitting on stands overnight to dissipate the rubber lubricant before driving and putting on the ground. I did...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,957
Posted By 4thBMW
Speaking of foriegn tires

I switched from Michelin Pilot Sport A/S that lasted a long time and ended hard as rocks to Pilot Super Sport 235/15 45's. Best tire I've had on any car....and I've had everything (except Cooper...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By 4thBMW
Exclamation has anyone done this seat sensor bypass to a 2002/ 2003 E39??

I ask because looking under the rear of my 2002 E39 sport seat, with mirrors and light, I see no blue/white wires wrapped and into a connector. I see a larger, centrally located batch of wires and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 25,262
Posted By 4thBMW
driver' s side seat (mat) sensor wires are where in a late modle E39 (2002)

Bluebee, or anyone, you have a 2002 model. Have you seen this blue/ white mat sensor connector and wires? I was under the back(rear) of my 2002 sport seat and only saw a larger conduit, centrally...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By 4thBMW
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By 4thBMW
Same problemonly drivers side sensor

My PEAK SRS code shows the driver's side seat sensor is illumination my airbag dash light. I assume my airbag is inoperative in this state??? so, concerning. Having to disassemble the seat and R&R a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By 4thBMW
Sport Sway Bar bushes

I have 2 pair of Powerflex sway bar bushes for Sport suspension: 25 mm bar front and 15 mm bar rear. New unused. Not going to install.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,903
Posted By 4thBMW
That sound like a fluid level problem....

if you have to let it warm up. Temperature affects the fluid level.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,746
Posted By 4thBMW
Michelin

I have 35K miles on a set of Mich Pilot Sport A/S. They do last a long time but are not going to make 45k miles on this car. They have been pretty hard riding and loud for a while now. I just pulled...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,462
Posted By 4thBMW
E-mail: CarlosDebonisATgmaildotcom

if you are in the Tampa area....he'll fix you up. Excellent indy, former BMW dealer mech.:thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By 4thBMW
Amazing

Why people don't use some of the best fluids made in the world...right here in the U.S.A! Mobile 1 0w-40 Euro is dead on spec for normal 6 and 8 cylinder e39's. Redline is the only fluid I use in my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By 4thBMW
I have the sane Transmission AND mine did do that >>>

at one point. The BMW dealer said it was an electronic switch incorporated into the shifter area. Under extended warranty, the BMW DEALER said they ordered the new part, however, never called me back...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,903
Posted By 4thBMW
97k miles. Full manual flush and filter change at 62K and 92K mi.

I actually dumped the fluid at 62k miles changed the filter, then dumped and pumped out the fluid and changed the filter again after 1000 miles. Recently just dumped, pumped and changed filter again...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By 4thBMW
Polyflex sway bar bushings for E39 sport suspension

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190850693150?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
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