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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,450
Posted By FiveDriver
Just to continue this on-going discussion, I...

Just to continue this on-going discussion, I would ask -- what effect the ambient temperature might have on engine knock ?? Would colder weather lessen the need for higher octane ?? Is an engine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,223
Posted By FiveDriver
Jenn -- Where are you in New Jersey ?? I know...

Jenn --
Where are you in New Jersey ?? I know a good Indy in Monmouth county, his hourly rate is reasonable and he won't churn you for unnecessary work. Once you get up and running, you can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 810
Posted By FiveDriver
Was thinking about doing this to my Biarritz Blue...

Was thinking about doing this to my Biarritz Blue after I get the windows tinted. But now I'm torn between matte black and gloss black. Paralysis by Analysis is a terrible thing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By FiveDriver
I'll give you my opinion -- you should determine...

I'll give you my opinion -- you should determine exactly what is wrong with the engine. What makes you believe the head gasket is "going" ?? Have your local indy take a look at the symptoms, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 743
Posted By FiveDriver
In truth, which car from the late 90's era is...

In truth, which car from the late 90's era is destined to become a Classic ? I'd be hard-pressed to name more than 2 or 3 memorable marques from that time. You'll find Jaguar afficionados...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,110
Posted By FiveDriver
While we're on the subject of dash gauges, I will...

While we're on the subject of dash gauges, I will say that an Aluminum Engine should not rely on a Temperature gauge that basically reads "Cold -- Buffered Middle -- Hot"

Just send the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By FiveDriver
That's a long list of maintenance items. And it...

That's a long list of maintenance items. And it may have actually gotten longer while it sat for 6 months. You might want to consider looking around for a Steptronic version and move on.

This...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 498
Posted By FiveDriver
That's the look. Those are my personal...

That's the look.
Those are my personal favorite rims for the e39. I'm keeping mine bone-stock for now, but if I were ever to upgrade the wheels.......M-Par Chrome is what I'd be looking for.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By FiveDriver
In my opinion, if you're buying a new...

In my opinion, if you're buying a new 435-type......you're not going to need an e-39. Sell your 540 to a worthy buyer and enjoy your New Ride. Again, that's my opinion only.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By FiveDriver
I think this is a known problem with the...

I think this is a known problem with the 6-cylinder cooling system. Was the outside Temp below freezing when it happened ?? Mine would do that last winter in New Jersey -- it hasn't done that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,176
Posted By FiveDriver
My car is running great right now (knock on...

My car is running great right now (knock on wood). I don't plan on replacing it anytime soon.

But my next car might very well be that new body-style Corvette. Never owned a 'Vette and I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,525
Views: 21,826
Posted By FiveDriver
Yeah Biarritz Blue......love that color !!! ...

Yeah Biarritz Blue......love that color !!! Especially over a Tan Interior, with just the right touch of wood trim.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 913
Posted By FiveDriver
How about "E3NINER" or "ETHREE9" Or how...

How about "E3NINER" or "ETHREE9"

Or how about "1TSFAST"

Or just "LOL WTF"
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By FiveDriver
Their sign-off credits were always filled with...

Their sign-off credits were always filled with amusing puns....

Their Customer Care Representative was Heywood Jabuzzoff
or their Good News Garage Corporate Optometrist group C.F. Eye Care
or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By FiveDriver
Dave -- It's my opinion only, but that...

Dave --

It's my opinion only, but that sounds like a lot of dings, scuffs and cracks for a car with only 98k miles. Are you sure this is a "lightly driven" "never seen snow" Colorado car ?? ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2,715
Views: 299,099
Posted By FiveDriver
I'd love to post a photo of my e39. Is there a...

I'd love to post a photo of my e39. Is there a short-course on how to upload a photo on here ?? I don't think Copy & Paste will work.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By FiveDriver
Yeah, Rotors were replaced with new units. ...

Yeah, Rotors were replaced with new units. This wasn't a "cram job"-- fully serviced. This is my first experience with Ceramics.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By FiveDriver
Ceramic Brake Pads supposed to squeal this much ???

Just put Ceramics on all 4 corners. No complaints about the stopping power, but they squeak like all hell coming to a stop. Is there a break-in period after which they go back to silent mode ??...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By FiveDriver
The Chromes are hard to keep clean. My wife had...

The Chromes are hard to keep clean. My wife had bright Chromes on a Black CTS.....but she never cleaned them for fear of breaking a nail !!! New Jersey Winters just ruined those rims.

What if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By FiveDriver
Those Style 32's are nice rims. On a Black Car,...

Those Style 32's are nice rims. On a Black Car, I've always thought that bright Chrome Rims look the best. What would it cost to send those 32's out to get Cleaned & Chromed ???
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By FiveDriver
That was a lot of fun -- I'm tempted to go back...

That was a lot of fun -- I'm tempted to go back up there today or tomorrow. I drove several and yes, that Blood-Red 428 convertible was tops on my list, it would take a week of driving that little...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By FiveDriver
I'll look for you up there -- are you driving the...

I'll look for you up there -- are you driving the 2013 White 528 ??? I have an appointment back here at 3pm, which means I may have to leave MetLife at 2pm. But if I can get my hands on a new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By FiveDriver
Hey, I'm going to get there early. I hope they...

Hey, I'm going to get there early. I hope they have 435-type to drive.

Do they have a food service setup ??
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By FiveDriver
You will have to present a valid Driver's...

You will have to present a valid Driver's License. If it's a Photo ID......that could be a problem.

They give you a number to call to make changes 1-800-558-4BMW (4269). Have your buddy call...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By FiveDriver
se7en -- I'm really looking forward to this...

se7en --

I'm really looking forward to this -- I have a Friday 10:30am slot to Autocross the 5. What time slot did they assign you ??

I went to something like this when I was driving a Lexus,...
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