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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 616
Posted By 540nj
+1 Like to the mech eng diss. dave 03...

+1 Like to the mech eng diss.

dave
03 540i6
BSEE, MSEE
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By 540nj
You would be M Sport. M sport II is 2003, I...

You would be M Sport. M sport II is 2003, I believe.

dave
03 50i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By 540nj
Look at your OBC average speed number, while you...

Look at your OBC average speed number, while you are driving. Maybe get a passenger to do it so you don't crash. Reset this number. The average speed displayed is your current real speed (unless...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By 540nj
[furiously texting teenage daughter for...

[furiously texting teenage daughter for interpretation]
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By 540nj
And here is some trivia about e39s that not...

And here is some trivia about e39s that not everyone knows - you can get a true speed reading by zeroing out the average speed in the OBC. However, this does not work on 2003 models, the average...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By 540nj
Fudman, The mph gauge is off, but not the...

Fudman,

The mph gauge is off, but not the odometer. Your car knows how fast it is really going, and the odometer reflects real mileage. When I say I average 75mph, that is indicated 80mph,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By 540nj
I get about 23mpg tops 100% highway going ~75mph....

I get about 23mpg tops 100% highway going ~75mph. This is from actual fuel usage, not obc.

Around town driving is 15 - 17 mpg.

With a 3.15 diff.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,514
Posted By 540nj
This requires a 2002 and newer radio. It won't...

This requires a 2002 and newer radio. It won't work on your stock 2000 540. Looks the same as the OEM BMW aux-in kit.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 623
Posted By 540nj
3.15 diff is not a 2003 change. I'm not sure...

3.15 diff is not a 2003 change. I'm not sure about TC, since I drive a six speed, but likely also there on previous years SP.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 822
Posted By 540nj
Bed your brakes before you do anything else. I...

Bed your brakes before you do anything else. I get the shimmy once in a while, bed the brakes, it's gone for another six months.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-21-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By 540nj
Sorry I missed ya Jim, what a garage! dave ...

Sorry I missed ya Jim, what a garage!

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-21-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By 540nj
Are you replacing the Thermostat? Is it...

Are you replacing the Thermostat? Is it original? Since you are doing the labor anyway, makes sense to put a new one on.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By 540nj
One of the cheaper things you can buy from the...

One of the cheaper things you can buy from the dealer.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,367
Posted By 540nj
Only the truth Jim! Very busy, too much travel,...

Only the truth Jim! Very busy, too much travel, got to see the Austin F1 track from the airplane this week! I may be in Burlington MA next Tuesday if you're around later in the afternoon. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,367
Posted By 540nj
+1 OP - Listen to JimLev, he knows what he's...

+1

OP - Listen to JimLev, he knows what he's talking about. I've heard his car, very nice sound, and even better performance!

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By 540nj
The fins is the dead giveaway. Replacing stock...

The fins is the dead giveaway. Replacing stock 2.81 with stock M5 (3.15) definitely causes cc issues on 540i6s, not sure if it does the same on a car that had a 3.15 to start with.


dave
03...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By 540nj
I've owned my 03 540i6 since new. I don't drive...

I've owned my 03 540i6 since new. I don't drive every day, put on 11K miles per year. It has never left me stranded, and I take it on long road trips several times a year.

Like everyone says,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By 540nj
Beautiful car, and very rare (manual on touring)!...

Beautiful car, and very rare (manual on touring)!

For the cruise control drop-out, you describe a symptom of 540i6 upgraded with 3.15 differential. Since your car may have had the 3.15 as a stock...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,141
Posted By 540nj
Brakes were replaced under 4 year full service...

Brakes were replaced under 4 year full service warranty, no issues besides wear. Fronts at about 40K, rears right before it went out of warranty at 50K, as a favor (writer said they were still...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,141
Posted By 540nj
Original question was if BMW requires new rotors...

Original question was if BMW requires new rotors when a brake job is done on an e39. From all I know, the answer is yes. I've owned my car since new, BMW replaced both sets of brakes under...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,141
Posted By 540nj
BMW will never replace pads without replacing...

BMW will never replace pads without replacing rotors on the e39. Call it BS, but that is their policy. My experience is that pads last 40K - 50K miles (my driving), so replacing a rotor every 3-4...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By 540nj
The fan will only stay completely off if you...

The fan will only stay completely off if you restart with ~15 minutes. Otherwise it will be on at the lowest speed setting. I don't have the issue with different numerical settings, are you using...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 893
Posted By 540nj
that's stupid, everyone knows beer is the answer,...

that's stupid, everyone knows beer is the answer, not a question!

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 893
Posted By 540nj
I thought impedance was fixed by those little...

I thought impedance was fixed by those little blue pills?

Hey Jim, getting to be time for another beer!

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 893
Posted By 540nj
I'd rather read condescending remarks than...

I'd rather read condescending remarks than clueless questions from posters who then go and complain about the answers they get.

burn baby burn!

dave
03 540i6
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