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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By SRider
Thanks for the post bluebee. I actually meant...

Thanks for the post bluebee. I actually meant the trim on the side of the seat with the seat switch. I actually found one of your earlier posts and it wasn't too hard to remove the panel. The seat...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By SRider
Thanks for the links bluebee. I had seen the...

Thanks for the links bluebee.

I had seen the 1st link (memory seat button not illuminating/functioning) but they mentioned the M button did not feel like the others and when it was pulled out, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By SRider
Bad memory switch?

I was working on my parents car and switched vehicles with them for a few weeks. When I get the 540 back, i pressed memory 1 to move my seat back and it didn't move. My first thought was my parents...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By SRider
Thanks for the info bluebee. It did not dawn on...

Thanks for the info bluebee. It did not dawn on me that suction jet pump was the actual part name and there is a lot of information about it already.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By SRider
Thanks for the answer Jim. I was thinking I...

Thanks for the answer Jim. I was thinking I would have to buy a new one. I will glue it temporarily since it will take about a week for me to get a new one and I can't have the car out of service...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By SRider
Does this vacuum pipe come apart?

I'm working on changing the valley pan gasket and ccv and while I was removing the vacuum tube that connects to the back of the ccv, the hard plastic T came apart. It is part number one in this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,248
Posted By SRider
I had a similar problem when I did the valley pan...

I had a similar problem when I did the valley pan on a previous 540. When I was putting the intake on, one of the gaskets slipped out and was not seated properly. That created a huge leak for...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-13-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,607
Posted By SRider
I currently have an E39 540 with the Continental...

I currently have an E39 540 with the Continental DW on it. I have had the tires for about 12,000 miles. I have not checked tire wear yet, so I'm not sure how long they will last. I normally get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,570
Posted By SRider
I understand your reasoning now. This did not...

I understand your reasoning now. This did not occur to me since the local speed shop does carry StopTech and Centric brakes. They just happen to specialize in american cars and do not stock the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,570
Posted By SRider
Thank you for the confirmation. Yes the...

Thank you for the confirmation.

Yes the store is a small business and is local to me. I am not screwed yet, I just need to be persistent. I asked my original question after having a thought that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,570
Posted By SRider
I bought them from a friend's, friend's speed...

I bought them from a friend's, friend's speed shop. I believe it is called Yancy's and is in the Kansas City area.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,570
Posted By SRider
Thanks for the link. I had seen something...

Thanks for the link. I had seen something similar to that before. When I read the last paragraph, it states "Centric utilizes their Black E-Coating on many of their Centric Premium Brake Rotors." ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,570
Posted By SRider
I previously contacted the business I purchased...

I previously contacted the business I purchased the rotors from. The person I spoke to responded the part number I order is the part number that shipped and it is the part number on the box so I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,570
Posted By SRider
Just because the company I bought them from told...

Just because the company I bought them from told me I have the correct rotors does not mean it is true. Maybe they assume I will believe them and will not have them order another set. Maybe the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,570
Posted By SRider
Are Centric premium rear rotors coated black?

I ordered Centric rotors for the front and rear of my 540. The fronts have the non braking surface electrocoated black. The rears are not. It appears they are plain. I checked the part numbers on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By SRider
Alignment changes while swapping snow/summer tires

I have a 2001 540 sport and it is time to swap to the snow tires for the winter. I have a separate set of 16" wheels with 225/55/16 snow tires. My current summer tires are shot and I believe part...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By SRider
FSU question

Will a bad FSU cause the blower to run even if the car is off? I assumed all the FSU stories relating to the blower acting strange happened when the car was running. I never noticed anyone stating...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By SRider
I found a few posts on various sites where people...

I found a few posts on various sites where people reported a similar problem as me. The consensus is there are two blending flaps that are mounted on a common shaft controlled by the blend wheel. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By SRider
After some research, I did find some answers to...

After some research, I did find some answers to my questions. The center vents are using fresh outside air unless the A/C system is on. Once the A/C is activated, all air is constantly cooled and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By SRider
I have seen that DIY before, but I'm wondering...

I have seen that DIY before, but I'm wondering about the white connector in Pic #18. I'm assuming there is a flap inside the duct that directs the air to the heater core or bypasses it. Is there...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By SRider
I did read my manual (which is pages 114-118 for...

I did read my manual (which is pages 114-118 for my 2001) and I just could not decide how the system truely works.

This is my second e39. My previous e39 was a 2000 and I had it for 3.5 years...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By SRider
Is the center dash vent completely controlled by the blend wheel?

I am having a problem with my center/fresh air vents and I would like to understand how the center dash vents work. Currently my driver and passenger temps are set at 72, the system is in automatic...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,147
Posted By SRider
All of the prices I listed above are for 2001...

All of the prices I listed above are for 2001 model years. I know what the 2003 M-Sport is and I'm not looking for one. I like the understated look of the 540 sport. Most of the 540s I have seen...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,147
Posted By SRider
I wondered about that and I checked KBB for my...

I wondered about that and I checked KBB for my area and excellent PP is 12,635 and excellent retail is 14,885. I even looked on autotrader for 2001 with under 75k miles and the prices range from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2009, 06:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,147
Posted By SRider
Is my idea of value off?

I ran across a stock 65k mile 2001 540 local to me and went to take a look at it. It has sports package, style 66 wheels, cold weather package, navigation, DSP and fold down rear seats. The owner...
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