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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 62,250
Posted By Albo
Performed a stud conversion while I removed the...

Performed a stud conversion while I removed the 15mm spacers (sold to a member on another forum).
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 778
Posted By Albo
Good luck, buddy!

Good luck, buddy!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By Albo
It's been a while since I got an offer for...

It's been a while since I got an offer for purchase of my car, but I get a ton of compliments and even more people following my car with their eyes as I drive by. I notice it all the time. For a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By Albo
Would not be a bad thing to do every once in a...

Would not be a bad thing to do every once in a while. I run a bottle of Chevron Techron Concentrated Fule Injector cleaner every six months for preventative maintenance. It actually "unstuck" the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 62,250
Posted By Albo
Installed some HAWK HPS Brake Pads on the...

Installed some HAWK HPS Brake Pads on the existing Power Stop drilled rotors (on inspection it looked like they still had plenty of meat on them). Inspected all brake hoses as well...everything...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 62,250
Posted By Albo
Thanks for the kind words... 1) I assume...

Thanks for the kind words...

1) I assume your referring to the M-Technic Body Mouldings?

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E39-530i-M54_3.0L/Exterior/Body/Moulding_-and-_Trim/

2) Currently I have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 62,250
Posted By Albo
Thanks for the compliment. The nozzles are plug...

Thanks for the compliment. The nozzles are plug and play. They snap right into the hood opening, the electrical plug is the same and the connectors from the old water hose fits perfectly.

The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By Albo
I agree....and yet, I'm glad they didn't butcher...

I agree....and yet, I'm glad they didn't butcher an M5.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 62,250
Posted By Albo
...and just because...a touched up picture that...

...and just because...a touched up picture that I've been using as a desktop wallpaper:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 62,250
Posted By Albo
I don't think I mentioned this before, but I...

I don't think I mentioned this before, but I installed this rear window spoiler that I purchased on eBay. It's very similar to the Trunk Lip Spoiler, but obviously wider. You have to curve it along...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 62,250
Posted By Albo
While I was in there, I also cleaned up the...

While I was in there, I also cleaned up the wiring for the electric fan. Note the much cleaner left side of the engine bay. I wrapped most of the wiring in OEM-Style cloth tape:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 62,250
Posted By Albo
No link, but it was readily available in the...

No link, but it was readily available in the plumbing section.

I'm a bonehead...tubing dimensions are corrected in the original post and are actually 1/4"OD x 0.170"ID:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-23-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 62,250
Posted By Albo
Replaced the failed E39 Windshield Washer Nozzles...

Replaced the failed E39 Windshield Washer Nozzles with the improved E60 version. My car came with the Intensive Washer option, so I removed the tank, pump and hose for that as the E60 nozzles only...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-23-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,104
Posted By Albo
Sorry to see, but glad no one got hurt. Good...

Sorry to see, but glad no one got hurt. Good luck with the repairs.....these cars are worth saving!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 62,250
Posted By Albo
Got hit by the infamous "Check Brake Linings"...

Got hit by the infamous "Check Brake Linings" warning message. I'll have to google what this means.


J/K


Have Hawk HPS pads and new rotors and sensors ready to go on tomorrow while I watch...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,019
Posted By Albo
Much better! Makes the wheels look twice as good.

Much better! Makes the wheels look twice as good.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 62,250
Posted By Albo
The gauge faces are actually grey. I purchased...

The gauge faces are actually grey. I purchased them as a set of four from eBay, but I did not apply the ones that go with the temp gauge and gas gauge. You have to remove and disassemble the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 62,250
Posted By Albo
Took some time to install my newly acquired...

Took some time to install my newly acquired Slimmbones CSL Style Splitters:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-zImTjB-nRdc/VBjgAJNIG_I/AAAAAAAARvc/s6sLNTDrd68/w1043-h590-no/IMG_20140916_135537.jpg...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 280,814
Posted By Albo
Thanks man... I have a Magnaflow 14816. It...

Thanks man... I have a Magnaflow 14816. It requires a slight trimming of the rear diffuser, but not much. You basically have to round the edges of the opening.

Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Albo
That's a beautiful car...sorry to see you go, but...

That's a beautiful car...sorry to see you go, but good luck with the new vehicle. At least you still have a great backup (the M3)!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,235
Posted By Albo
I gave Ray a call @ 1115 today. He seems like an...

I gave Ray a call @ 1115 today. He seems like an intelligent fellow. I asked him 2 important questions. 1) How would they deal with the symptoms of VANOS seal failure in an M52TU or M54 motor? and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,235
Posted By Albo
I respect your desire for empirical data,...

I respect your desire for empirical data, bluebee, however there ARE numerous people that reached the point of VANOS Seal failure sufficiently enough to elicit noticeable and marked symptoms.

My...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 62,250
Posted By Albo
Thanks! I haven't always taken good pictures of...

Thanks! I haven't always taken good pictures of the car, but i'm working on it.


Stay tuned for some more updates later today.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 62,250
Posted By Albo
Very carefully.....verrrrrry carefully.

Very carefully.....verrrrrry carefully.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By Albo
Intersting!! I would like them... ...

Intersting!!

I would like them...

136,639 miles.
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