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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 313
Posted By aa240sx
Saw that ride - did anyone happen to catch the...

Saw that ride - did anyone happen to catch the E38 out in the parking lot. I know kind of a general statement, but this was an E38 parked in a row of other E38's, parallel parked. I'm always checking...
Forum: Bimmerfest 2015 California sponsored by ESS Tuning 05-26-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By aa240sx
only wish I had brought my DD instead of the...

only wish I had brought my DD instead of the garage queen - ugh to the rain!
Forum: Bimmerfest 2015 California sponsored by ESS Tuning 05-21-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By aa240sx
Good thing Vista BMW has a massive marking lot....

Good thing Vista BMW has a massive marking lot. Definitely hoping for a strong turnout for the caravan!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,767
Posted By aa240sx
ok - will dive in tonight and hopefully not get...

ok - will dive in tonight and hopefully not get too much spillage from doing all this spraying. hoping someone chimes in to let me know if I can expect a mess from doing this cleaning....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By aa240sx
540i lower engine cover fit I6 E39s? need one, but don't need a new one...

So I have a chance to get the lower engine cover (you know the one that gets chewed up if you hit enough driveways?) from a 540i, part number 51718159981 - engine compartment screening, front

I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,767
Posted By aa240sx
Forgot to ask, but what did you do with the...

Forgot to ask, but what did you do with the cleaner fluid used? If your spraying that much solution where is it all draining or going? Do i need to rig up a drain tube or pan too?

Didn't attempt...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By aa240sx
CN90 has a great DIY for this, the PS Reservoir...

CN90 has a great DIY for this, the PS Reservoir is only 16.99 at FCP Euro right now. I'm planning to do this job myself in a few days including cutting the hoses to the reservoir and using hose...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,767
Posted By aa240sx
Just bringing this thread back to the top since...

Just bringing this thread back to the top since warm weather is coming back for most of us. Bluebee has done a phenomenal job of culling a ton of this information, but I really think 1hander and...
Forum: Bimmerfest 2015 California sponsored by ESS Tuning 05-08-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By aa240sx
carlsbad/vista area, but I'll definitely join up...

carlsbad/vista area, but I'll definitely join up with you guys in Vista in a couple weeks. Now that I have my 530I, I can't decide if the M3 should roll anymore...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By aa240sx
awesome - bmw coolant comes in 1 gallon bottles...

awesome - bmw coolant comes in 1 gallon bottles (not mixed) or 3.78 liters, add another 1 gallon of distilled water and that's almost 8 liters of 50/50 mix coolant (live in socal), so I should be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By aa240sx
expansion tank and radiator finally here from fedex - coolant amount?

Hello,

Sorry super excited because my DD will finally be back on the road hopefully today. Anyone here know how much coolant (ballpark)/distilled water I'll need if I'm just replacing the exp tank...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 304,978
Posted By aa240sx
sorry for the double post.

sorry for the double post.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 304,978
Posted By aa240sx
Sorry not exactly a 'post' pic, but this is my...

Sorry not exactly a 'post' pic, but this is my current E39

It's 2001 530I 5speed, that needs a ton of work definitely a project E39, but no major plans for it other than get it running right and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 831
Posted By aa240sx
3m's the ticket. As long as you're not seeing...

3m's the ticket. As long as you're not seeing that spidery cracking what you have is a fully degraded coating. It's that coating that needs to be sanded down. Looks like your guy didn't do that or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,719
Posted By aa240sx
smokin deal here - glws.

smokin deal here - glws.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,145
Posted By aa240sx
I got no problem with that. Truth be told,...

I got no problem with that. Truth be told, statistically I find myself making more goofball mistakes working on my car at night that during the day, but when you got kids, you have to squeeze the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,145
Posted By aa240sx
Just royally screwed up my fan clutch nut...

Just royally screwed up my fan clutch nut removal. In my case, I bought the combo tool with a 32mm open end wrench and holder. However, I couldn't get a good whack to the wrench with my trusty...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,202
Posted By aa240sx
thanks bluebee..as always. Based on your link...

thanks bluebee..as always. Based on your link above, I most certainly have the low OBC and my display only has one push button stalk on the instrument cluster.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,202
Posted By aa240sx
Old thread but worth confirming.. So doing...

Old thread but worth confirming..

So doing an expansion tank replacement myself and lo and behold, I do have this third opening in the tank I'm replacing, but there was no sensor connected to it....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By aa240sx
Eeuroparts - $25 off code - $99 spend required

just used this to get a radiator and exp tank from them

FTUah8i

No expiration date on the code as far as I could tell, but these guys also happened to have the lowest price on a BEHR rad and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By aa240sx
:thumbup: this is it - e39 inline 6ers with a...

:thumbup: this is it - e39 inline 6ers with a manual use a 5 speed either Getrag or ZF. I would also comment that the Getrag is better. For some reason the ZF's suffer from that '5th gear lean'. Look...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,353
Posted By aa240sx
interesting conundrum here fellas, but to me BMW...

interesting conundrum here fellas, but to me BMW is synonymous with inline 6's. I mean, who does this engine config anymore? Bigger picture, get what a company is famous for, what they know how to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By aa240sx
didn't think I would see that day CN90 - boy if...

didn't think I would see that day CN90 - boy if you ever do leave this community it certainly will never be the same.

As to the OP's thoughts, for me, I'm not sure you can 'walk away' from your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By aa240sx
some cosmetics stuff and a list of stuff to get to over the next few weeks

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab57/aa240sx/2001%20E39%20530i/IMG_0577_zpsn63odqgn.jpg (http://s849.photobucket.com/user/aa240sx/media/2001%20E39%20530i/IMG_0577_zpsn63odqgn.jpg.html)
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 585
Posted By aa240sx
didn't realize you were from the yay area - was...

didn't realize you were from the yay area - was there for some time before moving to SD. there's a strong local community of bimmer enthusiasts up there. I still remember when they took a photo shoot...
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