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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,629
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
I got it done from the shop that sold me the...

I got it done from the shop that sold me the carbon fiber look vinyl. They did a professional job in sticking it to the roof with a heat gun and all.

Did not cost me much. The vinyl is sold about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,629
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Hi 535iDan89 Thanks for your comments. ...

Hi 535iDan89

Thanks for your comments.

I personally like the LED's and they have been a hear turner during daytime, ever since I've put them on.

Yes, I still need to put the key in and turn...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,552
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Hi Ebkenn I would recommend you to to go...

Hi Ebkenn

I would recommend you to to go only up till 18 inch. All the comments of nemisis4q holds good.

Try to put slightly larger tyres in rear than front. I got 18 inch chromes on my 540i V8...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Hi. Welcome to 540i club. Mine just turned...

Hi. Welcome to 540i club.

Mine just turned 174,790 KM (note KM not Miles). Runs like a dream.

Yes, you must have a "maintenance fund" Lol! Do like I did: open a bank account, put money aside in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,629
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Thanks for your comments, gosee. Yes, the...

Thanks for your comments, gosee.

Yes, the LED's are very bright (called daylight) so can be seen clearly during daytime. That's the most interesting thing that they are head turners, during...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,629
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Hi hts. No its not a sticker. Lol! The...

Hi hts.

No its not a sticker. Lol! The button definitely starts the car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,629
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Hi King540i Thanks, but the roof is a only a...

Hi King540i

Thanks, but the roof is a only a carbon fiber "look". Actually it is a vinyl, which just sticks on. However, it has been placed by a professional shop to give the clean and crisp look.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,629
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Thumbs up E39 - My Recent Mod Pics.

Hi All.

I decided to give myself a New Year gift and installed some Mods on my Car.

1/ Carbon Fiber style roof.
2/ Daytime LED Driving Lights.
3/ 18 inch rims.
4/ Engine Start button.

I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Hi. Yes bluebee, I have high instrument...

Hi.

Yes bluebee, I have high instrument cluster.

How can I see the temp like in your image?

Thanks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Hi. Yes Mauritius is a tropical Island and...

Hi.

Yes Mauritius is a tropical Island and temp in summer rises to 32 deg Celsius.

So I guess that's what is causing all the heat. But as Fudman suggests, I will open the bonnet and try to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Question Car body is very hot

Hi All.

At present all is good in my car (2000 540iA - E39).

Car starts first crank, runs & idles smooth. My Temp gauge sits tight @ 12 o'clock. Never budges from that position.

Coolant is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2010, 06:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,134
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Hi. Yesssss I love my '00 540iA too! And despite...

Hi. Yesssss I love my '00 540iA too! And despite that it has had a few problems, but then with age (174,569 KM) this is quite normal.

It is without any doubt a Sheer Driving Pleasure ++.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-12-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,786
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Yes, I did ! And that is the most regretful...

Yes, I did !

And that is the most regretful thing you can do your car. NEVER run the car with the low fuel light on. It not only makes your fuel pump suck up all the muck from the bottom of your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-12-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,786
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Hi. I am pretty sure it's your fuel pump. I...

Hi.

I am pretty sure it's your fuel pump. I replaced mine (only the fuel pump not the whole kit with fuel level sensors, etc.) for $250.

Car started on first crank after that.

Good luck.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,167
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Hi there. My 540iA (year 2000) has done...

Hi there.

My 540iA (year 2000) has done 175,000 KM. Three months back I had to change the timing chain guides because there was noise from the engine with the timing chain hitting the metal.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,450
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
In some ways I will agree that it does not have...

In some ways I will agree that it does not have much use other than it's "gadget factor" appeal.

However, my habit is that I get in the car and turn in ignition first thing to let the dash lights...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,450
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Yes, I insert key and turn to position 2. Then...

Yes, I insert key and turn to position 2. Then press start button. Can still start by turning key further.

My E39 (540iA - V8 - Year 2000) will need the key in the ignition for the key "chip" to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2010, 04:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,450
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Thumbs up E39 Engine Start Button

Hi All

I just installed (today) an engine start button. It looks awesome!

Just took 45 mins. Most of the hard work was drilling the hole (carefully) in the wooden facia.

Button connects to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2010, 02:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,461
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Sorry, if will be rude. My apologies in advance! ...

Sorry, if will be rude. My apologies in advance!

But I cannot help say that this is the most brutal way to solve an issue. I mean, good god, do you have to literally "break away" the speaker from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Thanks cn90. Last week I had fuel pump...

Thanks cn90.

Last week I had fuel pump problems (which is now replaced) and fiddled with the fuses.

But, there is a noise when pressing the window buttons on both rear doors. That should not be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Question Rear Windows don't work

Hi All.

Had another issue this morning.

Suddenly, BOTH rear windows don't work. Neither from driver side buttons or from individual door side buttons. I hear slight noise (very faint, can't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,116
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Thanks! Yes I will surely replace the fuel...

Thanks!

Yes I will surely replace the fuel filter too.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,116
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Thanks Vin. Yes, I do agree with you....

Thanks Vin.

Yes, I do agree with you. However having read many threads on this issue, I thought it just might have been debris clogging the pump from some running with low fuel light on earlier on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,116
Posted By Jude_Mauritius
Unhappy E39 Fuel Pump Dead?

Hi All.

I have a year 2000 540iA (V8). Last week on Saturday, it won't start in the morning. The motor will crank fine & fast (good battery) but engine won't start.

Thanks to this forum, I...
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