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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,385
Posted By KTrostel
My 02 M5 wears Bridgestone Potenza RE960A/S all...

My 02 M5 wears Bridgestone Potenza RE960A/S all weathers. Funny enough the rears don't last beyond 15K, have 25K on the fronts with plenty of tread. Great traction.

The 98 540i wears Bridgestone...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,648
Posted By KTrostel
Simple test, move the COP from cylinder 1 to...

Simple test, move the COP from cylinder 1 to cylinder 4. Clear the codes, and drive the car (until misfire and SES light comes on). Pull the codes. If the misfire code moved from cylinder 1 to 4 -...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,500
Posted By KTrostel
Depends on what you want to do. Standard city...

Depends on what you want to do. Standard city driving with the occasional track day - the stock clutch is fine. Mostly track driving - get the stage two clutch. Note that most Stage 2 clutches are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,399
Posted By KTrostel
have you checked the flux capictor? That is most...

have you checked the flux capictor? That is most likely your culprit. If not, I'm betting on the heater/ac blower motor. Try changing blower fan speeds - does that change the pitch of the noise?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 577
Posted By KTrostel
its your heater fan. Bearings are going and...

its your heater fan. Bearings are going and allowing the squirrel cage to contact the shroud. Not sure how long it will last but I BELIEVE replacement is the only fix.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By KTrostel
Do you have the BMW phone? I had a problem with...

Do you have the BMW phone? I had a problem with the BMW phone discharging the battery over night (9 month old battery). Disconnected the BMW phone and no more problem.

The reason for the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By KTrostel
+1 on the power steering pump. With the car...

+1 on the power steering pump. With the car running get out of the car. If its the pump the noise will be much louder outside. Additionally, the noise will sound like it is coming from the front...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By KTrostel
So long at the coolant is safe for aluminum you...

So long at the coolant is safe for aluminum you are fine. And any antifreeze that is not safe for aluminum wouldnt be on the market so....you should be fine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By KTrostel
A popping sound during deceleration is a result...

A popping sound during deceleration is a result of unburnt gas vapor passing through the engine and "exploding" when hitting hot exhaust parts (mostly your cat). Cannot say I have ever experienced...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By KTrostel
Paid $31K for a 2002 M5, with 26,500 miles, two...

Paid $31K for a 2002 M5, with 26,500 miles, two years ago. Price seems a tad low but without knowing more about the car....it is in the realm of reasonable.

Two drawbacks for the M5 - Oil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,544
Posted By KTrostel
Totally depends on how long you drive on a set of...

Totally depends on how long you drive on a set of tires. I regularly get 20K+ miles over the rated life of a tire. BUT, when doing so you are more apt to pick up nails and other tire flatteners as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,395
Posted By KTrostel
Not in my experience - ~5yrs

Not in my experience - ~5yrs
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,395
Posted By KTrostel
Take the headlight assembly off of the car, open...

Take the headlight assembly off of the car, open the faceplate, pour in some isopropol alcohol (about 1/4 cup), shake headlight to disperse alcohol through the headlamp assembly, pour out excess...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 26,293
Posted By KTrostel
Requires the appropriate flux. Solder will stick...

Requires the appropriate flux. Solder will stick if you use the correct flux, call your local gas house/welding supply house. As an alternate, you can weld the area with an oxy-acet torch. Again,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By KTrostel
Looked on the forums, nothing available

Looked on the forums, nothing available
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By KTrostel
Need to replace my wide screen NAV head unit

Well the stereo for my M5 is on its way out - some days it works, others it doesn't. It has the 16:9 wide screen NAV head unit. I checked the classifieds and Ebay. I found three used units running...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2009, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By KTrostel
weight savings. :rofl: But seriously, they...

weight savings. :rofl:

But seriously, they are water drain holes. No the membrane is not water permeable. You would punch a hole, or remove the seal if you needed to drain a significant amount...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,781
Posted By KTrostel
OK, since we are calling posters out... You are...

OK, since we are calling posters out... You are wrong. Pure Ethanol has an octane rating of ~115. Gas producers sell E10, 10% ethanol, by mandate of the federal government. A side benefit is it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,024
Posted By KTrostel
Oh, Oh, I think I'm going to....Too late. ...

Oh, Oh, I think I'm going to....Too late.

Love the work. Planning on posting the drawing for the bracket?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By KTrostel
Find and complete a break bedding process. Don't...

Find and complete a break bedding process. Don't just rely on driving the car a couple of hundred miles.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By KTrostel
OK, I'm with the earlier poster, how does the FSR...

OK, I'm with the earlier poster, how does the FSR control heat? The OP is not complaining of lack of airflow, just lack of heat. Please enlighten.

TIA

I've replaced two FSR's and while not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By KTrostel
sounds more like the memory module - located...

sounds more like the memory module - located behind the lower left plastic trim on the drivers seat.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By KTrostel
+1

+1
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2009, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,955
Posted By KTrostel
And I say NO WAY, NO DRONE. So, its all in what...

And I say NO WAY, NO DRONE. So, its all in what YOU like. Dead quite = leave the resonator, hot rod blood = ditch the resonator.

Besides, its not the end of the world. If after a few months...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-23-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By KTrostel
Dave, The problem isn't the hardware, the...

Dave,

The problem isn't the hardware, the problem is with the software. Unlike GM and Ford where there are a million ECU hackers there are only a handful of BMW hackers and they are worth their...
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