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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By anton-sa
u right

hi there
yeah you are right hey. good advice there.
i will definitely have to search around the forums to see whats hot and whats not and why not what not

im leaning towards some sort of kit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By anton-sa
e39 530d suspension advice, ex msport suspension owner

Hi All
I used to have a e39 with msport suspension, loved the handling etc
have now gotten a 530d e39. it has unfortunately standard suspension.
im not after a crazy drop. just similiar to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By anton-sa
01 525i msport suspension overhaul help

Hi All,
geez its been ages since ive been on this forum.
I have a 2001 525i w/ msport suspension, vin BF59902. manual gearbox
Ive had the car for 4years now, she has 193 000km on.
thats 120...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By anton-sa
or a seizing pulley causing drag on the rubber...

or a seizing pulley causing drag on the rubber belt ?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By anton-sa
e39 01 525 - what smells like rubber burning ?

hi all
occasionally i get this smell that smells almost exactly like rubber burning,
like the smell you get when u do a burnout....

?

any possibilities ?

any of the fluids that when...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By anton-sa
Notes on 2001 525i alternator fix

Hi All,
just thought id contribute, Recently my cars battery light went on, checked all fuses etc
did measurements, came to the conclusion the alternator was dead.

its the 120amp bosch...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,253
Posted By anton-sa
well said

What you say is true in many ways, i find similiar in my industry i work in.

anything upto a 50% markup i can deal with, hell even a 50 - 100% markup
can sometimes be explained. you well selling...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,253
Posted By anton-sa
shocks

Well.. let me chime in for a minute...

Im here in cape town, south africa.

I drive a 01 525i e39 with //M sports suspension.

here is an example of how the local bmw dealer is a ripoff.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By anton-sa
hello

hi there
i once had a similiar problem, check out under your steering colum, look at the white ews module box and inspect for loose wires!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,823
Posted By anton-sa
bigups

hi guys,
all i can say is wow wow wow!! huge bigups to all of you for the help advice and tips...

a round of virtual beer to all of you right now!!!
ive printed all these threads out and am...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,823
Posted By anton-sa
replacement

hi all
yeah the CCV valve, otherwise known as PCV valve was replaced.
aswell as i think its 2 hoses.

something tells me the issue here is that the dipstick tube+o ring is what was missing here,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,823
Posted By anton-sa
ohyes

cars mileage is 163000km, +-100k miles
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,823
Posted By anton-sa
m54 525 drinking oil

hi all,
Ok will try keep this to the point,
Using castrol slx professional oil,
Have done pcv valve,
Have some suction at oil cap,revs drop
Have some suction at oil dipstick
Car does not smoke...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,794
Posted By anton-sa
got a pioneer dex p90rs and deq p90rs in my e39...

got a pioneer dex p90rs and deq p90rs in my e39 here in south africa
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,727
Posted By anton-sa
oil

greetings from capetown,south africa,

I was using oil in my 2001 525 (m54b25),had the car just short of 2 years,i used to use castrol magnatec semi synthetic oil, ive now changed to the much more...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,517
Posted By anton-sa
greetings from capetown,southafrica! The e39...

greetings from capetown,southafrica!
The e39 sure is a gr8 car,ive had my car 21mnths now. Its 2001yr 525i manual transmission,msport suspension,sports seats,m tech steering. Ive done cdv delete,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,839
Posted By anton-sa
leak

hi, i had a leak in the exact same place, there is a sunroof drain pipe that comes out into the battery compartment, it must be inserted into that 10mm hole just left of the white fuse panel. U cant...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,356
Posted By anton-sa
e39 alarm backup battery?? does it have one

hi all
a mechanic friend of mine replaced my pcv valve over the weekend, when i got back home i thought i'd disconnect my cars battery to "reset" the cars computer...
so i popped the trunk open...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,938
Posted By anton-sa
the car has factory msport suspension.. I wanna...

the car has factory msport suspension.. I wanna bring the rear wheels out around 5mm though... I got the wheels for 5000rand and the refurbishing cost R2000 so total cost is 7000rand which is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2010, 03:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,938
Posted By anton-sa
@Rashid - a lot of ppl think those daisy 7 spoke...

@Rashid - a lot of ppl think those daisy 7 spoke style 81's look better, co-incidentally thats what i had on my car ...

im my own personal opinnion, from a conservative "angle" or a sorta "clean"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,938
Posted By anton-sa
updated

update! Its like 2am sunday morning here in south africa, ive JUST finished spraying the M5 mirrors... Want to wait 48hrs for the clearcoat to harden fully before i start handling the mirrors ......
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,938
Posted By anton-sa
no its just you.. haha this is a standard issue...

no its just you.. haha this is a standard issue 5'er :)

photo was taken with a nokia e63 camera phone...not the best for taking photo
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,938
Posted By anton-sa
hehe

:rofl: yep thats me!! co-incidentially, if u will remember i said i wasnt going to bother painting the mirror as im getting M5 mirrors.... well.. yesterday i got myself a pair of M5 mirrors (the THM...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2010, 02:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,938
Posted By anton-sa
pics of my e39 525i with e46 m3 wheels!

Hi All,
I did it, i fitted e46 m3 wheels to my e39 525i. they are 18"

I know alot of people might not like it or think its just "wrong" to do it... but i did it anyway
for my own reasons....so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,755
Posted By anton-sa
subframe bushes

hi there
i discovered today that my subframe bushes are shot and need to be replaced. basically diff carrier bushes.

someone has just said its possible to change these bushes without removing the...
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