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Forum: 5 Series 02-10-2005, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By vietsb
I call "SHOTGUN!" - congrats man. You'll...

I call "SHOTGUN!" - congrats man. You'll probably be the first to X-pel an E60. Also, that'll mean you'll have to clean out space in your garage for once! :p
Forum: 5 Series 10-04-2004, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By vietsb
Excellent. Your '97 looks nearly like a 2001+...

Excellent. Your '97 looks nearly like a 2001+ now! :thumbup:

Now we're almost twins.
Forum: 5 Series 09-14-2004, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By vietsb
I agree w/ Steve. If it happens right after the...

I agree w/ Steve. If it happens right after the door is opened, that interior temp sensor fan is one of the only culprits. If you search around, you'll probably find instructions on removing the...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 09-14-2004, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,424
Posted By vietsb
If you can't contact "Tyrone" on this board, you...

If you can't contact "Tyrone" on this board, you might want to search out his e-mail address on the E39 board on Roadfly.org.
Forum: 5 Series DIY 09-14-2004, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,500
Posted By vietsb
I saw a couple inconsistencies in your question: ...

I saw a couple inconsistencies in your question:
-Front cover is plastic, not glass. Lenses inside "are" glass
-If you have Halogen headlights, you shouldn't have "ballasts" to worry about
...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 09-14-2004, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,681
Posted By vietsb
Yeah, but that one isn't even that great... ...

Yeah, but that one isn't even that great...

I'd recommend going to my www.bmwdiy.info link below and looking at the Suspension Survey page. I have 2 links off there which might be good references...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 09-14-2004, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,011
Posted By vietsb
Yes, I doubt you can install the OEM Changer w/o...

Yes, I doubt you can install the OEM Changer w/o the Biz deck. Since most all US cars I've seen come w/ the Biz MID, I'm not sure if anybody has tried installing the indash CD w/ your type of MID. ...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 09-14-2004, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,630
Posted By vietsb
Head over to Roadfly.org and look for "rsmillar"...

Head over to Roadfly.org and look for "rsmillar" or some variation of his name on the E39 board or more likely, the E39 Lounge. Send him and e-mail or do a search for his posts on converting US-Spec...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 09-14-2004, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,784
Posted By vietsb
Are you talking about the E39's front...

Are you talking about the E39's front parking/turn bulb harness? If so:

The brown is generally ground and one wire is probably 12V+ for the parking filament and the other is 12V+ for the turn...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2004, 03:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,771
Posted By vietsb
Count yourself very lucky. Might be a good idea...

Count yourself very lucky. Might be a good idea to buy a lottery ticket today too! :p
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2004, 01:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,771
Posted By vietsb
I'm talking to a few other folks and someone out...

I'm talking to a few other folks and someone out there is floating around the theory that OEM US-Spec 2001+ CELIS lights might not be as sealed as the Euro-Spec clear-corner CELIS that myself and...
Forum: 5 Series 03-11-2004, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,746
Posted By vietsb
I'd assume they are decent copies of the CELIS...

I'd assume they are decent copies of the CELIS lights, but as Prop-head said, when the parking lights are on, you get a fake CELIS look instead of the 3 bars. All the other bulbs (turn, brake,...
Forum: 5 Series 03-10-2004, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By vietsb
When I had some issues w/ my DME software, the...

When I had some issues w/ my DME software, the tuner said I could have the dealership perform a complete flash that would overwrite their software. Apparantly it worked but cost me ~$125 in dealer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2004, 09:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,771
Posted By vietsb
Check closely at the seal between the clear lens...

Check closely at the seal between the clear lens and black housing. You'll see that it's plastic-glued all the way around. Yeah, you'd think w/ the clips, it should pop right off. I think in...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 03-05-2004, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,999
Posted By vietsb
Is it where you turn the key and hear a faint...

Is it where you turn the key and hear a faint click, then nothing? Then you try a few more times and suddently it'll fire up? I've had the same issue and haven't quite diagnosed it. I'm thinking...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2004, 06:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,771
Posted By vietsb
Should be possible, but I haven't heard of anyone...

Should be possible, but I haven't heard of anyone trying it yet because:

-The AE front lenses are sealed all the way around. Removing them is probably a PITA and you'll want to be sure you reseal...
Forum: 5 Series 02-12-2004, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By vietsb
My original Eibach/Bilstein setup was only...

My original Eibach/Bilstein setup was only moderately stiffer than OEM sport and at nearly the same height. If you wanted a compromise, you could mix and match Eibach/Koni or H&R/Bilstein to give...
Forum: 5 Series 02-06-2004, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By vietsb
Cheap clamps are slightly more dangerous and...

Cheap clamps are slightly more dangerous and increase the install time by an hour+ unless you have air tools or multiple people helping. You'll definitely build up some bicep mass. :D

Here's...
Forum: 5 Series 02-06-2004, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By vietsb
After doing the first few w/ the cheapie clamps,...

After doing the first few w/ the cheapie clamps, we decided to get smart and buy the right tools for the right job. Since then we've done at least 8+ E39's and even some E38's and found that...
Forum: 5 Series 02-05-2004, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By vietsb
http://www.thetoolwarehouse.net/shop/media/SKF-U89...

http://www.thetoolwarehouse.net/shop/media/SKF-U89M2JM.jpg

Nice, and since it's Facom, it's quality stuff but dang expensive!

I previously tried finding ours online, but there's zero info on...
Forum: 5 Series 02-05-2004, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By vietsb
Can't remember if we have any pics of the...

Can't remember if we have any pics of the compressor, but yes, it was a top-o-da-line imported from Sweden or something like that. If you look on The Tool Warehouse...
Forum: 5 Series 01-29-2004, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,156
Posted By vietsb
Yup, the sways really help a HEAVY boat like the...

Yup, the sways really help a HEAVY boat like the E39. :D Gimme your front and rear drop measurements so I can update my Suspension Survey site. Post here about the bushing upgrade since I have a...
Forum: 5 Series 01-29-2004, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,156
Posted By vietsb
I e-mailed him to look at this post. I already...

I e-mailed him to look at this post. I already know he'll tell you the H&R's are too progressive and that's why they aren't comparatively stiff. They only make a "Race" for the non-sport suspension...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 01-20-2004, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,847
Posted By vietsb
Yes, besides better gas mileage, I hear the I6...

Yes, besides better gas mileage, I hear the I6 front sway install is much easier. Probably don't even need a lift. :thumbup:
Forum: 5 Series 01-15-2004, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,156
Posted By vietsb
Very cool! :thumbup: I'll add that data and fwd...

Very cool! :thumbup: I'll add that data and fwd the spring data to lscman who is collecting that. I'll be measuring some 540 Koni shocks over the weekend, so I'll have some head-to-head...
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