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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By 540nj
I knocked out a fog lite last week trying to...

I knocked out a fog lite last week trying to power through the snow drift at the top of my driveway. Hit a deer tonight, glad my snow tires stopped quickly, didn't see any damage looking in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 472
Posted By 540nj
A stick would be close, auto will lose. ...

A stick would be close, auto will lose.

Assuming you do it at a drag strip of course. Don't race in the street.

Dave
03 540 i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 620
Posted By 540nj
No probs, just busting you a bit. Good luck on...

No probs, just busting you a bit. Good luck on the GB.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 620
Posted By 540nj
I don't track my car, but still love the upgrade...

I don't track my car, but still love the upgrade to M5 diff. Especially notice when driving hard around corners, put it into second on a 90 deg turn, the car sits down and jumps with the gas, much...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 620
Posted By 540nj
For full disclosure - I'm one of the "only the...

For full disclosure - I'm one of the "only the misinformed purchase the oem M LSD's."

With no regrets over the last couple years!

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 620
Posted By 540nj
You might want to say that you're the guy selling...

You might want to say that you're the guy selling the diffs referenced by the OP.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 375
Posted By 540nj
Does this mean you'll have more, or less, time to...

Does this mean you'll have more, or less, time to respond in your unique voice to comments?

Good luck regardless of your answer.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,011
Posted By 540nj
Jim, Are you sure it's the tires, and not...

Jim,

Are you sure it's the tires, and not the driver's strong right foot? With suitable performance enhancing chemicals...

Dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By 540nj
You'll likely wait a loooooong time for a e39...

You'll likely wait a loooooong time for a e39 manual transmission to fail (excluding clutch).


For a comparison, I went from 2.81 to 3.15 (LSD) diff, didn't see any difference in around town mpg,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By 540nj
Bob, Thanks for your wonderful thread on...

Bob,

Thanks for your wonderful thread on your engine surgery!

RE: multiple coils failing - I got the flashing CEL, turning to solid, read the code which pointed me to the specific coil. It...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By 540nj
I know I asked before, so feel free to ignore... ...

I know I asked before, so feel free to ignore...

What are the symptoms that lead you to a VANOS rebuild? There is a lot of online knowledge(?) that points to VANOS seal replacement for M54, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,156
Posted By 540nj
What's the symptom of Vanos needing repair? ...

What's the symptom of Vanos needing repair? Doesn't seem to be as much of an issue on 540.

I got to do my valley pan also..

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 738
Posted By 540nj
I thought rate jumpers were people that live in...

I thought rate jumpers were people that live in NYC, but register their car elsewhere to save $$$ on insurance.

As far as a third world country - NYC has been one since the 1600s.

And...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By 540nj
I had a non-sport 2000 528iA. Put a (BMW) sport...

I had a non-sport 2000 528iA. Put a (BMW) sport rear sway bar on, greatly improved flatness during cornering.

Best bang for the buck and time-spent out there.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By 540nj
How do you gap four electrode (stock) plugs? ...

How do you gap four electrode (stock) plugs?

I feel like I made the godaddy puppy killer commercial.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By 540nj
Beginning 1999, no gap given (non-adjustable). ...

Beginning 1999, no gap given (non-adjustable). Before that, 0.7mm, but still not supposed to need adjustment.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By 540nj
I use the same one, works great, my town has a...

I use the same one, works great, my town has a barrel to dump the oil in, so very convenient to DIY.

No loud noises at idle, I guess can wait a bit before I look, at least until spring!

dave...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By 540nj
I hand tighten the oil filter cap (and loosen),...

I hand tighten the oil filter cap (and loosen), never had any problems.

Use a top-sider to drain oil, so no worries on the bolt. Next oil change I will drop the pan to check for timing change...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By 540nj
Make sure your jack pads and underbody trim is...

Make sure your jack pads and underbody trim is attached also.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,550
Posted By 540nj
I like your thinking! Congrats on the new...

I like your thinking! Congrats on the new purchase.

Owned my 03 540i6 since new, keep thinking it's time to change, but it still runs so nice at 124K miles, hard to justify a replacement, unless...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 7,974
Posted By 540nj
Replaced mine with a kit from Sears maybe 6 - 7...

Replaced mine with a kit from Sears maybe 6 - 7 years ago. Plastic gear had worn to nubs. Likely time to do it again soon.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By 540nj
+1, P1357 was my first symptom, looked at the...

+1, P1357 was my first symptom, looked at the spark plug well to find oil sloshing around. Replaced VCGs to stop the oil leak, and replaced the coil to fix the 1357. Other coils soon followed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By 540nj
One other difference - BMW offered a $4000 -...

One other difference - BMW offered a $4000 - $5000 rebate on the 540s at the end of 2003 MY. That's when I bought mine. Ended up getting a price $4000 below invoice, which was very difficult to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By 540nj
Unlocking the doors unlocks the trunk, put...

Unlocking the doors unlocks the trunk, put shouldn't "pop" it (open it, like pushing trunk open button). Never heard of this issue.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,854
Posted By 540nj
Love that car! I was looking for one all over...

Love that car! I was looking for one all over before I bought mine new.

Are wheels stock? - are they 18s? Weren't original mpar 18 staggered? Web site says 16". Did you use separate snows?
...
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