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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 895
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I appreciate your advice...it may be sinking in. ...

I appreciate your advice...it may be sinking in. :) Another trusted Ferrari tech I know, also follows NGKs advice and never uses anti-seize either.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 895
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Bentley manual states "lightly lubricate new...

Bentley manual states "lightly lubricate new spark plug threads with copper-based anti-seize compound". But the NGK (oem plugs) website gives the opposite advice, stating their plating process...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Nice work. Make absolutely sure you seal up the...

Nice work. Make absolutely sure you seal up the vapor barrier well. The black butyl rubber seal must be heated up with a hairdryer and then run a wallpaper seam roller over it with lots of pressure...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1. Not sure what your car came with (halogen...

+1.
Not sure what your car came with (halogen or HID) but what you have now, is not factory...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By 540 M-Sport
At this point, with the cars so old, you really...

At this point, with the cars so old, you really want to find one with a clear maintenance history. Mostly likely from a private seller who has owned it at least the past 6 or 7 years, with records. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,592
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Heat is good, I used a hairdryer, worked great...

Heat is good, I used a hairdryer, worked great (if I used a torch I would have lit my car up ;) ), and replenished the butyl rubber seal where needed with fresh stuff from the BMW dealer. The BEST...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Me neither, that is why I converted my BMW club...

Me neither, that is why I converted my BMW club badges into cash... ;) I hope they keep giving them out when I renew, what a great subsidy!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 540
Posted By 540 M-Sport
You have incredible patience.....I would have...

You have incredible patience.....I would have cranked them out by now...but who knows, I might have ripped some threads out of the cylinder head too! Good job man.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 540
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I never used a torque wrench on spark plugs, as I...

I never used a torque wrench on spark plugs, as I never had a problem....I would just tighten until I felt the washer crush or yield, then a tad more and stop. But having read enough times of plugs...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By 540 M-Sport
BMWCCA gives out grill badges when you renew for...

BMWCCA gives out grill badges when you renew for three years or more at a time. I recently sold both of mine on Ebay....got $29 for one, and $34 for the other! ;)

Congrats on the mileage...I'm a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Wheel off set will also impact whether there is...

Wheel off set will also impact whether there is rubbing....will these be factory wheels? If so, no problem. If not, then the offsets should match factory.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 540
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Helps to install new plugs with a quality torque...

Helps to install new plugs with a quality torque wrench if your arm is not properly calibrated. ;)
I use copper anti-seize, but just a small dab...nothing carried away.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,972
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Interesting problem....I use my wipers constantly...

Interesting problem....I use my wipers constantly here in Seattle... ;) Never had noises or problems, air foils seem firmly attached. I did replace the frames a few years ago with Bosch E39...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 66,212
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Awesome to know there is a place you can get East...

Awesome to know there is a place you can get East Penn/Duracell car batteries at warehouse club prices!! thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Yes, just get summer tires. In fact, that is...

Yes, just get summer tires. In fact, that is what all the E39s with sport package came with from the factory.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1, the OP would want to confirm with an OBDII...

+1, the OP would want to confirm with an OBDII scanner. As well as check for intake leaks and even remove the intake hose and inspect for cracks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Find out the part number (13627567451) and maker...

Find out the part number (13627567451) and maker (VDO/Siemens) for your model, then search Amazon and Ebay. I have found great deals on oem parts on Ebay...but you must be extra careful that the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By 540 M-Sport
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Historically, everyone used Lemforder, because...

Historically, everyone used Lemforder, because Meyle had quality issues on the ball joint side. Meyle thrust are bushings are known to be excellent quality in the E39 application, so many of us, (me...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 03-04-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,042
Posted By 540 M-Sport
They have a reputation of always blaming the...

They have a reputation of always blaming the customer...just read the responses on Ebay to their negative feedback. I am dubious to every positive post about them on this thread, as well as their...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 51,220
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I replaced my ignition switch (oem) in summer...

I replaced my ignition switch (oem) in summer 2009, and a few months ago, it started the intermittent problem of continuously cranking when starting. I have to return to position "0" to get it to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,241
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Damn, that is too bad...if you search here and...

Damn, that is too bad...if you search here and other forums, you will find a slew of recent bad feedback for Germanaudiotech over the past 6 months...all customer service related issues. One thread...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 02-10-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,042
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Thumbs down Seriously?! Another "one post wonder" with a...

Seriously?! Another "one post wonder" with a positive experience with German Audiotech....gee what a surprise...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By 540 M-Sport
My 01 540 has over 227k miles on it. I have...

My 01 540 has over 227k miles on it. I have almost exclusively used BMW factory 5w-30 high performance synthetic oil, or Castrol Syntec 0w-30 European Formula (LL-01 rated). Changed every 7500...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,034
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I have used both the Continental DW and...

I have used both the Continental DW and DWS...both performed decently, but wore extremely quickly...less than 14k on the rear for the DW. Only slightly better with DWS, which is surprising based on...
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