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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Contact www.vdorepair.com They can fix most BMW...

Contact www.vdorepair.com They can fix most BMW clusters and you will not have to worry about coding, or having the tamper dot, showing. They have instructions on their website on how to remove the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Again, I would at least attempt to remove the...

Again, I would at least attempt to remove the unit and GENTLY, push/pull on the individual wires and the entire plug to see if there is a connection issue. I think this is a remote possibility, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Unfortunately, this post doesn't help the OP with...

Unfortunately, this post doesn't help the OP with his immediate problem and how to resolve it with the vendor.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Very strange and frustrating problem. Before...

Very strange and frustrating problem. Before blaming VDO, you might consider your issue could be a connector problem. To confirm, you might want to see if you can find a buddy or friend in the BMW...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1. That is the first button my GF pushes when...

+1. That is the first button my GF pushes when she gets in the car! lol
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By 540 M-Sport
what was included in the cooling system repairs? ...

what was included in the cooling system repairs? Often times that is just a radiator and expansion tank. But what about the water pump? Fan clutch? Thermostat? How is the condition of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By 540 M-Sport
There are no timing belts on a 540. what are...

There are no timing belts on a 540.
what are the frequency of oil changes over the cars life? How often was the transmission serviced? My car has had oil changes every 7500 miles and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1. Ebay is worth a check too...just make sure...

+1. Ebay is worth a check too...just make sure they are oem Bosch and the seller has 100% positive feedback.

www.autohausaz.com is good to check as well.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I got a chuckle from that as well...an E39...

I got a chuckle from that as well...an E39 doesn't even get a second glance by my GF...actually, neither does my old Ferrari.... :(
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 871
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I have never had an issue with batteries leaking...

I have never had an issue with batteries leaking acid, but if I did (or wanted a preventive measure), I would get this instead of using a rubber mat:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I have 210,000 miles on mine. But every car is...

I have 210,000 miles on mine. But every car is unto itself as far as what "well maintained" can mean. For any particular car you are interested in, you would need BOTH a pre-purchase inspection...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,061
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Of the choices listed, consumer reports rates the...

Of the choices listed, consumer reports rates the Goodyear F1 Asymmetric best...No2 over all in their tests. Only the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3 did better.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Lifting the front sufficiently to get a stand...

Lifting the front sufficiently to get a stand under the rear is probably almost as bad as lifting from the diff. I like Pleiades suggestion of using the subframe bushings. I alternate between using...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By 540 M-Sport
He doesn't know how to sell a car, that is for...

He doesn't know how to sell a car, that is for sure. Crap pictures, no photos of the wheels or interior.... run the VIN, it has probably been in a wreck....or two. ;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1. But be aware that removing the oem clamps...

+1. But be aware that removing the oem clamps takes serious surgery. Pain in the butt, then use traditional clamps (I prefer Wurth brand). But be aware, no matter what, they will still "weep" a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I believe your hood was installed incorrectly, or...

I believe your hood was installed incorrectly, or somehow got out of alignment. You will probably need at least two or three people and someone with some experience to correct it...or take it to a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,351
Posted By 540 M-Sport
It's 2014...seriously, you don't know how to use...

It's 2014...seriously, you don't know how to use Google search engine? ;)

Okay, first one on me:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263450
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Great post Chris....how are they holding up? ...

Great post Chris....how are they holding up?

I generally run with my lights on at all times for safety. I get about 4 to 5 years out of the oem halogen angel eyes with continuous use. I get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 871
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Probably no way to, without cutting or tearing up...

Probably no way to, without cutting or tearing up the top a bit. Battery technology is getting to the point where short of overcharging, the battery has very little water loss. Typically you may...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,449
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Front only...they are struts, the rears are...

Front only...they are struts, the rears are shocks. And this does not happen to everybody...but has happened to me twice so far...and I have an intermittent issue now (third time). Has not gotten...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Clean the terminals and corresponding clamps. ...

Clean the terminals and corresponding clamps. Check the ground connection in the trunk and also connections and ground from alternator. If all checks out, you need to perform a load test on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I would say the two are unrelated. Your...

I would say the two are unrelated. Your suspension height looks normal for a stock, oem "sport" suspension.

Is the "click" related to any particular suspension movement? Rough pavement? Smooth...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Search "unlocking the OBC" to use the more...

Search "unlocking the OBC" to use the more accurate Motronic coolant sensor, which gives you an actual temp in Celsius. This will help you determine if your thermostat might need replacing or not. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I would agree with cn90 the pan likely has...

I would agree with cn90 the pan likely has stripped threads. If a Timesert is used, it will be a permanent repair, and a skill technician can probably do it without removing the pan. Although at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Could be a coincidence for it to happen now, but...

Could be a coincidence for it to happen now, but I just had a similar problem with loss of power this week. Fuel pump was failing. I have 209k miles....

In other words you pump might have just...
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