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Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-20-2013, 03:26 PM
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Views: 655,456
Posted By bigcletus
Apparently, on the UK models, the FSU is on the...

Apparently, on the UK models, the FSU is on the drivers side...perhaps the book was for the UK ??

As a follow-up, my a/c is now so cold I have to almost turn it to min fan speed, and jack up the...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-18-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 655,456
Posted By bigcletus
As a mechanical idiot, I said why not...so I...

As a mechanical idiot, I said why not...so I ordered a new Final stage from EAC (ACM/Sitronic). I got under the dash, unclipped the cabling..but the unlock for the Final Stage would not release. ...
Forum: General BMW 05-22-2013, 03:04 PM
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Views: 232
Posted By bigcletus
Southren Texas

Hi Guys:

Beginning in December of this year I'll be heading to Mercedes, Tx for winters. I have an 03 E39 , sports/m pkg with about 70k miles on it. Does anyone know of a good indy shop in that...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-02-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By bigcletus
Thanks. Do all E89's come with hardtop...

Thanks. Do all E89's come with hardtop convertible tops or is/was that an option??
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-01-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By bigcletus
Possible new owner

Hi Guys:

I currently own a 03 E39 530i m sport package, and a 07 Harley touring. Lats week I was run off the road on the bike so I think I'm done with 2 wheels for a toy. I'm looking at selling...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By bigcletus
My concern is that have Lamin-x in a bulk roll. ...

My concern is that have Lamin-x in a bulk roll. Its the shaping of the cover that I'm concerned about. Thats why I'm seeking a template. If this is also how you did, was it difficult to make it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By bigcletus
Lamin-X

I'm planning on putting Lamin-X on my headlights for protection. Has anyone done this ?? Is there a template available for E39 ?? If not, is it difficult to wrap the light, being its an odd shape ??...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,422
Posted By bigcletus
I just ordered my Conti DWS yesterday. For...

I just ordered my Conti DWS yesterday. For Canadians, Tire Trends beat Tire Rack by over $50 to the door.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,544
Posted By bigcletus
Thanks Guys

Thanks Guys
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,544
Posted By bigcletus
Staggered Tire rotation

I'm installing Conti DWS all around, 235-45-17 & 255-40 rears. From what I understand to do a rotation on a staggered setup you just switch sides. Are DWS a directional tire, which I'm assuming if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 22,638
Posted By bigcletus
I ordered a set, staggered, for my 03 530i Sport,...

I ordered a set, staggered, for my 03 530i Sport, 235-45-17 & 255-40-17. They had the 255's but back ordered on the 235's. I'm not putting the car on the road until April so hopefully the 235's will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By bigcletus
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By bigcletus
The hub bore on the "new" rims are 72.5mm. Will...

The hub bore on the "new" rims are 72.5mm. Will these be ok ?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By bigcletus
We get the snow. You get the brrrrrrrrrrrrr...

We get the snow. You get the brrrrrrrrrrrrr cold. I've been there in the middle of winter and my 1st question was: why are there plug-ins in every parking lot. I found out...
I've had the car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By bigcletus
We get the snow. You get the brrrrrrrrrrrrr...

We get the snow. You get the brrrrrrrrrrrrr cold. I've been there in the middle of winter and my 1st question was: why are there plug-ins in every parking lot. I found out...
I've had the car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By bigcletus
Moncton

Moncton
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By bigcletus
lol..that was my typo...late at night..should...

lol..that was my typo...late at night..should read 255 rear/235 front.

Thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By bigcletus
Thanks Fast Bob. I'm assuming that hub...

Thanks Fast Bob. I'm assuming that hub centerbore measurement is in millimeters ?? Or is it cm's ?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By bigcletus
Winter wheels

I have an opportunity to pick up 4 winter rims for my 03 E39 530i sport pkg.
I currently have 255-40-17 (Fr) and 235-45-17 (Rear). I don't know what my present off sets are.

The new to me rims...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,119
Posted By bigcletus
I'm glad to hear you like the DWS...I plan on...

I'm glad to hear you like the DWS...I plan on ordering a staggered set in a couple of months when the 530 comes out of winter storage. They seem like a really good all-round tire.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,381
Posted By bigcletus
You "should" have gotten the recall letter before...

You "should" have gotten the recall letter before you left the US. Most US BMW dealers will give it you free..if you buy the car from them. If not, they should charge you about $50. Cdn BMW...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By bigcletus
Thanks Richard...I tried the SIRALP with...

Thanks Richard...I tried the SIRALP with Intravee, however it would never recognize it, no matter how much fiddling with it I did. That was my ideal solution, able to use both ipod and Sirius. So...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By bigcletus
SIRIUS Module

I have an 03 530i (Sport) with DSP. I currently have an Intravee and Dice A/D converter for iPod use. I had taken out the CD changer to do this. I really want the SIRIUS module instead. Has anyone...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,373
Posted By bigcletus
Alignment

I'm running an 03 530i Sport, with staggered wheels. I'm planning on putting new shoes on in the very near future. Should I be looking at only the BMW dealer to get the alignment right, or are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,234
Posted By bigcletus
Would anyone know which other non-BMW (VW or...

Would anyone know which other non-BMW (VW or Hyundai) MAF would fit an 03 530i?

Thanks
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