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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 74,997
Posted By Ohmess
Quick update - I received the part, and have...

Quick update - I received the part, and have determined that there is a spring steel coil in the central part of the tube. I will post pictures when I get a chance. That said, I may not need to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 74,997
Posted By Ohmess
I ordered the part. Its a special order item and...

I ordered the part. Its a special order item and will take about two weeks. I presume the next step will be to autopsy the part when it arrives?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 74,997
Posted By Ohmess
I ordered the part. Its a special order item and...

I ordered the part. Its a special order item and will take about two weeks. I presume the next step will be to autopsy the part when it arrives?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 74,997
Posted By Ohmess
I have this problem on one of my two e39s, and...

I have this problem on one of my two e39s, and have just read this entire thread. Is the suggestion to buy part #17 to enable an evaluation of the valve inside it? I don't understand.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-01-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Ohmess
Uh, I've been modifying BMWs for a while now;...

Uh, I've been modifying BMWs for a while now; check my signature.

My post says I used the Bentley manual; I'm just asking what connector X10116 looks like.

So, do you know the answer and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-01-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 75,151
Posted By Ohmess
Parts, if anyone wants them.

I have a radiator, expansion tank, fan, fan clutch, and cowl sitting in the garage I would like to get rid of if anyone is interested. I took these out of my 540i6 in 2006, back when my car had...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-01-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Ohmess
Seat wiring help needed

So, I found a set of heated contour seats from a 2001 e38 that I plan to transplant into my 2001 540iT and I am working on the wiring. I have the upgraded control unit A169, and using the Bentleys...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-20-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By Ohmess
Pop the hood and examine the connectors to your...

Pop the hood and examine the connectors to your headlights and blinkers and whatnot. They are well made and well sealed when new, but with bulb changes and the possibility that someone may have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Ohmess
I am not turning the wheel, but sometimes I pull...

I am not turning the wheel, but sometimes I pull back on the top of the wheel when starting the car. Will try the lube.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Ohmess
Ignition Switch Question

I just bought a 2001 540iT and am in the process of providing her with some tender loving care, which she has obviously lacked. I notice when I go to start her, the ignition switch feels odd. There...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-13-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Ohmess
Yeah, I thought about that, but I've seen some...

Yeah, I thought about that, but I've seen some folks just rave about the comfort seats, which is part of my thought process.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-13-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Ohmess
Seats

I recently obtained an e39 wagon with sport seats. I am thinking about changing, primarily because the seats are not heated. I understand the best seats for my car were sold in the e38s and would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,258
Posted By Ohmess
Similar issues

I bought a 540it last month; didn't care too much about the service history, just talked to the prior owner and I knew a lot of work needed to be done (I own another e39). The prior owner had an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,457
Posted By Ohmess
I get some stuff from MSC and from Grainger, but...

I get some stuff from MSC and from Grainger, but am also finding a lot of good used stuff on ebay. I call one of my buddies in the trades and ask them what to look for. I picked up a Fluke 75 cheap...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By Ohmess
OEM microphone Q

I am planning to retrofit a Parrot Bluetooth setup into my 2001 540 wagon. I do not want the microphone displayed in the car and would like to use an OEM microphone. I have a microphone on the way,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,038
Posted By Ohmess
When you find yourself explaining to your wife...

When you find yourself explaining to your wife that your car is not broken all the time, you frequently modify it to make it even better.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,038
Posted By Ohmess
When you need a utilitarian commuting/grocery...

When you need a utilitarian commuting/grocery getting/dog hauling vehicle and you convince yourself another e39 (wagon) would be perfect because you have the tools and experience to fix most of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,996
Posted By Ohmess
Toyo Proxies are quite good; I have a set on my...

Toyo Proxies are quite good; I have a set on my e34. Go with these and put the money you plan to spend on big brakes into a light high quality set of wheels. The 18" M Parallels (not the replicas!)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,996
Posted By Ohmess
I should have posted this earlier, but the number...

I should have posted this earlier, but the number one thing you can do to improve your car's braking is to make sure you have good tires. If you are buying rims and tires don't go cheap on either...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By Ohmess
http://www.zeckhausen.com/eurodash.htm

http://www.zeckhausen.com/eurodash.htm
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,996
Posted By Ohmess
Dude - i have M5 brakes on my car. Before you do...

Dude - i have M5 brakes on my car. Before you do this, consider that you will be paying a price for the bigger brakes in the form of unsprung weight. This will effect acceleration and handling. ...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-07-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,375
Posted By Ohmess
Depends on you

I own a 2000 540i6, and had it for five years prior to buying a 91 525i5 for my son. His car needed a lot of work when we bought it; we've done the clutch, upgraded to 540 struts, changed the shocks...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-20-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,018
Posted By Ohmess
Did you do this swap? If the seats from a E38...

Did you do this swap? If the seats from a E38 will fit (as 7partsonly says above), then these should fit.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 537
Posted By Ohmess
4.6/4.8 Spare Question

Is the "donut" spare BMW used in the 4.6/4.8 X5s an inflatable that must be inflated to be used, or it merely a thinner wheel and tire with roughly the same rolling diameter as the normal wheel/tire...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By Ohmess
Bite me.

Bite me.
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