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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By speedchase
My car is 2001 540i Manual with 114k miles; what...

My car is 2001 540i Manual with 114k miles; what do you suggest?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By speedchase
Excuse my choice of word; I meant to say...

Excuse my choice of word; I meant to say replacement due to normal wear & tear. I am open for suggestions on a good combination of rotors & pads for normal street driving.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By speedchase
Wheeling bearings with brakes replacement

I am planning to update my brake rotors, pads and the whole nine yards. The question is whether I should replace the wheel bearings as well while I have the wheel removed and the brake parts out of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By speedchase
I ordered one from Ebay as wel; the seller is out...

I ordered one from Ebay as wel; the seller is out of town until early Feb and my delivery date is sometime at the end of Feb or early March.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By speedchase
I may have a similar problem; any update or...

I may have a similar problem; any update or suggestions on what could possibly be wrong.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By speedchase
Replaced my bank 2 CPS with the sensor I bought...

Replaced my bank 2 CPS with the sensor I bought from RMEuropean for $80.76 and it was a breeze replacing this one on the driver side (US version). The Service engine light went out after driving for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By speedchase
Is that not the case if there is an error for...

Is that not the case if there is an error for exhaust CPS malfunction vs. the inlet ones?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By speedchase
@2002530 - Thanks for the info!

@2002530 - Thanks for the info!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By speedchase
I have code P0348: Camshaft Position Sensor 'A'...

I have code P0348: Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit High Bank 2. I am guessing this is the sensor on the Driver side (USA , LHD). Can you someone please confirm if the part is interchangeable...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,101
Posted By speedchase
Finally got both of my rear doors repaired with...

Finally got both of my rear doors repaired with the 3M butyl (from a tube) and hoping it works. I have not tested it yet since I am waiting for the carpet to dry out completely. Is there is any good...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By speedchase
New continental tires

Got a new set of Continental tires for the rear since the front were not as much worn as the rear ones. Just thought I will share a good deal I found on discounttires.com

Tirerack did not even...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,216
Posted By speedchase
Here is another amazon link...

Here is another amazon link http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002P4YCGM
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By speedchase
Advanced Auto Parts

I have a $25 off of $50 purchase coupon for Adv Auto parts. Any recommendations for replacement parts or maintenance parts that I can buy without compromising on the quality.

I have already bought...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,550
Posted By speedchase
I could not stop myself from agreeing on the...

I could not stop myself from agreeing on the quote in your signature. Totally agree... :)

Another quote (not verbatim) I had come across was about the comparison with WRC... "Nascar driver would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By speedchase
Thanks dsvgene ! OSV does certainly look...

Thanks dsvgene !

OSV does certainly look different from the CCV and seems like it has a completely different mechanical function as well.

CCV = Crank Case Valve (corect?)

OSV = Oil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By speedchase
Is the OSV same as CCV then?

Is the OSV same as CCV then?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By speedchase
dsvgene - Thanks for the suggestions ! I...

dsvgene - Thanks for the suggestions !

I spent a lot of time last night (stayed up till 3 AM and only stopped when my heard started spinning) researching & reading about the process to replace the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By speedchase
My car is a 2001 540i and the oil filter housing...

My car is a 2001 540i and the oil filter housing on the side on a mount of its own. Oil filter housing leak can be eliminated from the possibility.

An Indy had recommended me to change the VCG &...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By speedchase
Oil leak & darkening

1) I know I have to replace my VCG but I am not sure if a leaking VCG will drop about 5-10 ml of oil overnight. Attached is the picture.

Also, the oil drip on the ground is not as much when I park...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,437
Posted By speedchase
Bosch (4417) FGR7DQP Platinum +4 Spark Plug for $1.72 ea (after MIR)

I just noticed that the Bosch plugs have a MIR at Amazon and you can get these for $1.72 ea.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BYB5A4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By speedchase
Bluebee - Thanks a lot for responding to my...

Bluebee - Thanks a lot for responding to my question. I do however a quick follow up question for my benefit & others too - based on my cursory reading about DISA it seems that DISA is fitted only on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By speedchase
Coil operational test & coil fit over plugs

I noticed a mention of this test on the post about spark plug replacement here

DIY for an M54 spark plug replacement on a 2002 BMW 525i E39 -...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,130
Posted By speedchase
Thanks Fudman !

Thanks Fudman !
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,130
Posted By speedchase
Is there any VCG DIY for V8 out there? I have not...

Is there any VCG DIY for V8 out there? I have not tried searching bimmeforums yet.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,130
Posted By speedchase
I got a quote of about $640 for the VCG job from...

I got a quote of about $640 for the VCG job from an Indy here in Memphis; just curious as to how much it cost you for the same. Seems like you have found a good indy who takes care of the other leaks...
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