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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By 540 M-Sport
This is exactly correct! As was stated by...

This is exactly correct! As was stated by bobdmac, check the CCV system for faults.

As was also stated, the V8s don't consume oil...mine is at 238k and I never have had to top up between 7500...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Factory Bremi can be found for good prices (for...

Factory Bremi can be found for good prices (for new) on Ebay. It was even cheaper than from www.autohausaz.com that I normally use.
I had one fail a few months ago, and wanted to keep a spare on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By 540 M-Sport
The free replacement warranty is all that really...

The free replacement warranty is all that really matters (according to Consumer Reports) and three year free replacement is pretty much industry standard. Many AGM are now 4 year free replacement. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Just a warning about "house brand" batteries as...

Just a warning about "house brand" batteries as sold at AutoZone or Sears. The actual manufacturer changes periodically, that is why the prices can jump up and down (and also why your past...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,656
Posted By 540 M-Sport
After many years, the leather has been smoothed...

After many years, the leather has been smoothed from use. It is also saturated with skin oils, and dirt. What he is basically doing is both scrubbing the surface clean, as well as removing some of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,656
Posted By 540 M-Sport
What alley is that street facing? It looks...

What alley is that street facing? It looks familiar...but I can't place it....
Car looks awesome btw, and love the interior trim...way nicer that the usual rosewood or whatever they call that crap...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1. Hand grinding seriously risks being out of...

+1. Hand grinding seriously risks being out of round...then you will have a wobble. And if you get it wrong the first time, it will be hell trying to correct it. I would recommend having the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Not really. My recommendation is use whatever...

Not really. My recommendation is use whatever LL-01 oil you like. Castrol makes a bunch of them now that all meet LL-01, just check the bottle to confirm (they make the same grades that are NOT...
Forum: BMW Dealer Ratings and Feedback Forum 08-06-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,255
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Unhappy Wow...sounds like they let their web address go...

Wow...sounds like they let their web address go unpaid, and a disgruntled customer picked it up and set up the misdirect. I agree with others....it would be so much easier to simply handle warranty...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,372
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Wheels look awesome, I want to see those on the...

Wheels look awesome, I want to see those on the car!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Meyle versus Lemforder are you speaking of an...

Meyle versus Lemforder are you speaking of an internal locking bolt or nut, or external? When I installed the Meyle end links (only on front, rears I used Lemforder) I didn't notice anything...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I prefer oem. My experience with poly bushings,...

I prefer oem. My experience with poly bushings, even graphite (and greased well), will eventually start squeaking and making noise.

Poly are superior performing, but I am not going to pull them...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1. I have 238k miles btw. Granted I may have...

+1. I have 238k miles btw. Granted I may have been able to get to this point using some other ATF, but I have only used the factory approved fluid Mobil LT71141 (euro) stuff imported by bavauto, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Search for threads on replacing the hood release...

Search for threads on replacing the hood release cable. There will be info on removing and replacing that piece. ;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Interesting. I had the opposite issue with DW. ...

Interesting. I had the opposite issue with DW. I thought they performed..."ok", but had poor "on center" feel. In other words the response was slow when initiating a turn. The ride was very good,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 719
Posted By 540 M-Sport
The OP is in Japan...his car IS more than likely...

The OP is in Japan...his car IS more than likely an M-Sport.
I have a 2001 540 M-Sport (click on my garage to see a picture). They were sold world wide from 2001 to 2003, with the exception of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By 540 M-Sport
When replacing end links, you might as well...

When replacing end links, you might as well replace the sway bar bushings. It only cost a few more dollars and time to do. Safest to purchase oem Lemforder endlinks. I did try the Meyle brand on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Best to look through tire rack and check customer...

Best to look through tire rack and check customer feedback, based on which brands/models have sizes appropriate for your 540. No sense considering those with sizes not offered. Like Michelin Pilot...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 719
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Yes, per the period sales brochures (I am reading...

Yes, per the period sales brochures (I am reading right out of the 2002 brochure), regular automatic 540s are limited to 128mph.
Sports package and 6 speed manuals are limited to 155mph.

525...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By 540 M-Sport
They are talking about the physical feel of the...

They are talking about the physical feel of the pedal action itself. After all these years of use, they may require replacement.

Guys, get down low with a flashlight...the pedal assembly can be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By 540 M-Sport
We use salt in the city and on the mountain...

We use salt in the city and on the mountain passes when it snows. But worse, we constantly apply ice melter chemical on all the bridges and overpasses throughout the city throughout the winter. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Agreed, this is going to be really hard to tackle...

Agreed, this is going to be really hard to tackle successfully. Even if you can clean and remove from both sides....the internal part of the seam will retain some of the rust. Unless you plan on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,286
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1, watched that three times...the socket sure...

+1, watched that three times...the socket sure looks like it is slipping off, and the sensor head looks kinda mangled up. Too bad you can't get a spanner on it like on the 540. I don't even own an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,532
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Also look inside the plugs (both sides) and make...

Also look inside the plugs (both sides) and make sure the male and female pins are all in good shape, not bent or backing out.
I have had a bad Bosch o2 sensor right out of the box, but will assume...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,122
Posted By 540 M-Sport
This is common knowledge (or should be) that 12...

This is common knowledge (or should be) that 12 pt sockets tend to mark up bolts and nuts and can more easily slip or damage them. I only use 6pt sockets for everything.
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