Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 33
Search took 0.29 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: TANGO!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 155
Posted By TANGO!
FS: VAC Motorsports adapters

I purchased a set of wheels that came from an E38, and thinking that they were 72.56mm I bought a set of VAC Motorsports adapters. As it turned out, the wheels I bought fit perfectly so I don't need...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By TANGO!
Thanks for your very knowledgeable input,...

Thanks for your very knowledgeable input, Fudman... well, I don't care that much about ride quality; the coilovers I put in have very small and tight springs, so it is a very firm ride over bumps,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By TANGO!
That sounds like a good strategy... could you...

That sounds like a good strategy... could you recommend any brand for the putty, and any DIY guide or video, please?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By TANGO!
Umnitza has some pretty nice bumpers for a good...

Umnitza has some pretty nice bumpers for a good price... apparently, now they also paint them and send them painted to you if you want (for more $, of course). Check them out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By TANGO!
I did lift the entire front of the car, the thing...

I did lift the entire front of the car, the thing is, I installed one coilover and shortened it, so that pulled the sway bar up from one side and made it tight on the other. I extended the coilover...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By TANGO!
On coilovers and sway bar links...

I recently installed Ksport Kontrol Pro coilovers in my E39, and especially when I was installing the front ones I ran into a little problem: After I did the passenger side, I could not remove the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By TANGO!
I think New England winters are pretty... but...

I think New England winters are pretty... but they do eat cars like crazy. Mine has a rust bubble on the side panel; Does anybody have any suggestions on what to do with it? I don't want to spend...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By TANGO!
Guys, thanks for the responses. I measured the...

Guys, thanks for the responses. I measured the wheels with my caliper, and it turned out that they were 74.1mm. I suppose the previous owner must have used some of those rings -if he did indeed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By TANGO!
VAC motorsports adapter not fitting in wheels (with video)

I recently bought a set of wheels from an E38 for my E39, not knowing that they would not fit because of the different hub size. I saw that VAC sells adapters, and their site said they have been...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,102
Posted By TANGO!
I actually did take care of tie rods first of...

I actually did take care of tie rods first of all; they were making steering loose, especially on the highway, but weren't the cause of the shimmy. The problem with working on my driveway is that I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,102
Posted By TANGO!
I started trying to change the passenger side,...

I started trying to change the passenger side, but the skunk showed up again, which made me go back inside to wait until he would leave. Then as I was trying to get the job done, it started raining....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,102
Posted By TANGO!
I'm back!

A long time has passed, and I have been too busy to update my post. It seems like when you become a parent time goes by much more quickly, for some reason! A lot of things have happened to the car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By TANGO!
Hah, I just went Paleo recently, and I was afraid...

Hah, I just went Paleo recently, and I was afraid I was gonna have to give up Scotch as it's made of Barley, but it seems like it's OK because it's distilled. Back to the cars, please correct me if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By TANGO!
It is my understanding that it has knock sensors;...

It is my understanding that it has knock sensors; in that case, it should be fine with lower grade. HOWEVER, I would never do that (heck, I put 93 in my 528i) because lower grade gasoline makes the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By TANGO!
Thanks a lot for the replies, guys! Those are...

Thanks a lot for the replies, guys! Those are very good points to start from. And Bluebee, thanks for your myriad posts in the forum; I've been reading them a lot and learning tons from them.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,161
Posted By TANGO!
Well, I'm going to be a contrarian here and say...

Well, I'm going to be a contrarian here and say that I recently sold my Infiniti, a 2001 G20t, which had a LOT of problems, including a very weird, impossible to diagnose electronics problem. It did...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,699
Posted By TANGO!
To me it looks pretty good. Are the wheels...

To me it looks pretty good. Are the wheels staggered? That'd make the rear a bit higher, right? It actually looks quite a bit like what I'm more or less planning for my car. I'd put fog lights...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By TANGO!
DIY shop in Connecticut?

Hey everybody,

A couple recent close encounters with a friendly local skunk (who luckily didn't spray me), the rain, and a few very nice cops who very politely asked me to please stop banging on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By TANGO!
Did you check that the related fuse was in good...

Did you check that the related fuse was in good shape? I believe it stops making any sound if you remove #48, if that's the sound you mean (the little whistle)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,102
Posted By TANGO!
Then even more goodies came in the mail! My car...

Then even more goodies came in the mail! My car has an airbag light on, so I ordered the Peake SRS tool (after reading a bunch of posts here). Since I was at it, I also ordered an OBD scan tool,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,102
Posted By TANGO!
I got some goodies in the mail! The ez1 kit for...

I got some goodies in the mail! The ez1 kit for restoring the headlights and the bmw original flashlight (it was missing in the glovebox) arrived:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By TANGO!
What Jim said. In my case, the fan was stuck;...

What Jim said. In my case, the fan was stuck; there was no way to make it move, with the car on or off. After taking it off, and opening the motor to look inside just out of curiosity, it had...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By TANGO!
In my car, it is just the auxiliary fan that...

In my car, it is just the auxiliary fan that seized. I would check if the connector for the fan is corroded or maybe a problem in the fan motor. It's quite a bit of work to take it out, though (I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,102
Posted By TANGO!
One more thing, just out of curiosity: Why...

One more thing, just out of curiosity: Why Lemforder and not TRW? TRW are a bit cheaper. EACeuroparts sells both with the Meyle bushings.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,102
Posted By TANGO!
a search for "e39 cupholder" should show it on...

a search for "e39 cupholder" should show it on the first page :)

@Fudman, after reading around several things on the web and especially here in the forum, it really sounds like it must be the...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 33

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms