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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,783
Posted By FiveDriver
At the time, I had an Acura 3.2TL that needed an...

At the time, I had an Acura 3.2TL that needed an awful lot of scheduled maintenance (timing belt, brakes, tires, trans, yada yada). I just didn't feel a $2500 commitment to that car. I started...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By FiveDriver
Amrathe -- I used to live up that way in...

Amrathe --

I used to live up that way in Monmouth county. Eric repaired the Auto Trans in my Acura, one of those 5-speed auto with the dual gate shifter. He had quite a few bimmers there in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By FiveDriver
You should at least call Eric at his shop in...

You should at least call Eric at his shop in Eatontown NJ. He's about the best trans guy in the area......

http://vktransmission.blogspot.com/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,305
Posted By FiveDriver
"moving into tire buying mode, I think I'll do...

"moving into tire buying mode, I think I'll do the Conti DW's; sounds like a good blend of performance and ride quality."

Good Luck with your purchase. Please report back with your impressions...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,305
Posted By FiveDriver
Looking at the tirerack site......they have...

Looking at the tirerack site......they have recommended installers in my zip code. Their price is about the same as Sam's give or take a dollar. I have to verify that Sam's price includes mount...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,305
Posted By FiveDriver
Thanks for the excellent roundup on various tire...

Thanks for the excellent roundup on various tire brands.

I just checked Sam's Club, and they have Michelin Pilot MXM4's in my size for $182 each (95V) or $170 each (95H). That's Tax, mounted &...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,305
Posted By FiveDriver
I'm going to need new tires at some point early...

I'm going to need new tires at some point early next year. I figure after the Holidays I'll get two for the Drive Wheels -- I can hold off on the other two for 6 months or thereabouts.

So I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By FiveDriver
I'm going to give oembimmer a call on Friday...

I'm going to give oembimmer a call on Friday 27th. I have a few things to order.....thanks for the headsup on the discount.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,401
Posted By FiveDriver
I honestly think it's time we put some effort...

I honestly think it's time we put some effort into finding out what happened to bluebee.

There are folks here who live in close proximity to her location. We know what make and model car she...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,401
Posted By FiveDriver
I honestly think it's time we put some effort...

I honestly think it's time we put some effort into finding out what happened to bluebee.

There are folks here who live in close proximity to her location. We know what make and model car she...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 859
Posted By FiveDriver
Interesting Updates on the bat-tricity...

Interesting Updates on the bat-tricity situation.....

Kutch -- where'd you find the Exide 48x for $85 after rebate ?? Did this one have the vent tube ??

Again, it turns out I don't need a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 859
Posted By FiveDriver
So here's the full story, take it from the...

So here's the full story, take it from the top.......

Yesterday my Wife needed to run some errands, but her car (2010 Passat) had a dead battery and wouldn't start. I let her borrow my 528...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 859
Posted By FiveDriver
OK, so I found some posts by QSilver concerning...

OK, so I found some posts by QSilver concerning battery research from last March....

Originally Posted by QSilver7 View Post
Sam's Club also sells the Duracell branded battery...and if you're a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 859
Posted By FiveDriver
Best Battery for 1999 528

Since a search for "Best Battery" on the big 3 threads at the top of the page produces a lot of hits (mostly key fobs), but no real answers.......

Has anybody found a cost-effective Battery...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By FiveDriver
I've been listening to that Frank Sinatra/Count...

I've been listening to that Frank Sinatra/Count Basie in Vegas CD lately. Almost every song on there applies to mine.....

Come Fly with Me
Street of Dreams
Fly me to the Moon
You make me feel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,070
Posted By FiveDriver
Pelican Parts !!! I'll order these next week. ...

Pelican Parts !!! I'll order these next week.

Any particular Receiver/Dryer....Kenmore or Behr ??
What the heck is an AC Evaporator and do I need one ??
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,070
Posted By FiveDriver
Thanks guys, that's good info. The Compressor...

Thanks guys, that's good info. The Compressor is making a noise, even under normal acceleration.

I'll check out Pelican Parts. My AC is cold, but it's strugglin' down here. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,070
Posted By FiveDriver
I'd like to ask Bill the OP where did he buy the...

I'd like to ask Bill the OP where did he buy the Condenser, Dryer and Compressor ?? Is there a company that sells these units for e39 specifically ?? or are these salvage yard parts ??

I ask...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,076
Posted By FiveDriver
Just to continue this on-going discussion, I...

Just to continue this on-going discussion, I would ask -- what effect the ambient temperature might have on engine knock ?? Would colder weather lessen the need for higher octane ?? Is an engine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,542
Posted By FiveDriver
Jenn -- Where are you in New Jersey ?? I know...

Jenn --
Where are you in New Jersey ?? I know a good Indy in Monmouth county, his hourly rate is reasonable and he won't churn you for unnecessary work. Once you get up and running, you can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,213
Posted By FiveDriver
Was thinking about doing this to my Biarritz Blue...

Was thinking about doing this to my Biarritz Blue after I get the windows tinted. But now I'm torn between matte black and gloss black. Paralysis by Analysis is a terrible thing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By FiveDriver
I'll give you my opinion -- you should determine...

I'll give you my opinion -- you should determine exactly what is wrong with the engine. What makes you believe the head gasket is "going" ?? Have your local indy take a look at the symptoms, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,125
Posted By FiveDriver
In truth, which car from the late 90's era is...

In truth, which car from the late 90's era is destined to become a Classic ? I'd be hard-pressed to name more than 2 or 3 memorable marques from that time. You'll find Jaguar afficionados...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,902
Posted By FiveDriver
While we're on the subject of dash gauges, I will...

While we're on the subject of dash gauges, I will say that an Aluminum Engine should not rely on a Temperature gauge that basically reads "Cold -- Buffered Middle -- Hot"

Just send the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By FiveDriver
That's a long list of maintenance items. And it...

That's a long list of maintenance items. And it may have actually gotten longer while it sat for 6 months. You might want to consider looking around for a Steptronic version and move on.

This...
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