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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 22,412
Posted By sudermatt
That is a facinating read. Should be required...

That is a facinating read. Should be required reading for all Code Readers.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By sudermatt
Well I picked up the car today..runs great. ...

Well I picked up the car today..runs great.

The CCV replacement helped (the car started to run better) but didn't solve the problem (it would still die if you tried to drive it).
My tech...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By sudermatt
12/30 - Latest Update from tech So my Indie...

12/30 - Latest Update from tech

So my Indie called me this morning...says he's getting a lean mixture code. He noticed some of the the hoses around the CCV are deteriorated....He's suspicious...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By sudermatt
JUST HEARD BACK FROM THE TECH! The tech said...

JUST HEARD BACK FROM THE TECH!

The tech said he put in a new Throttle body and it didn't help...much....It allowed him to get the car running for a bit to get it into his shop.
He said the VANOS...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-27-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 262
Posted By sudermatt
Can you use different software with OBD sensors?

I bought a cheap OBD reader on ebbay. I want to find a really good software program that will show what' going on and save the redings over time. I plan on hving a computer hooked up to it full...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By sudermatt
Anybody try this Code REader

I know there are many threads and discussions about code readers. I've read about 20 today. I've heard about the OBDII readers being good but not BMW specific. All the BMW ones I found were...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By sudermatt
will do.... this was a very expensive-trip. I...

will do.... this was a very expensive-trip. I just noticed some damage to my front bumper, Undoubtedly caused by the valets at the hotel. At least the Broncos won big.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By sudermatt
The thing ended up dying on the way back from...

The thing ended up dying on the way back from vegas. Sucks, I've only had it a month.

It llost power on the freeway...Ipullled off for gas, it started up and seemed fine for about 10 miles, then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By sudermatt
Thanks...the needful I will do Sent from my...

Thanks...the needful I will do

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By sudermatt
Did I mention I was looking for sugggestions on...

Did I mention I was looking for sugggestions on what the problem could be?

Thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By sudermatt
(12/30 Update) - Rough Idle (dies) after warmup - fixes itself on shutoff

I searched but didn't see anything that matched my experiences.

New To Me (1 month)
2001 525iTouring
90,000 miles
No mods

This car has been running flawlessly for the month I've had it. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 34,351
Posted By sudermatt
I'll contribute.....love my new 5wag. ...

I'll contribute.....love my new 5wag.

https://public.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pAbbZBy3ktqcJCpSTMBc8HHmCgKwOGeAgBHIWSiN4BVgH9RR6gfS2kyU_XL90XTUydL6s3En8ll_xpJzoCwEXYA/DSC_0049.jpg?psid=1
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By sudermatt
It is almost perfect. The only flaw I can find is...

It is almost perfect. The only flaw I can find is the wood trim in the shifter area is raised up on one side. That, a few missing pixels, and 89,000 miles is about all that separates this baby from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By sudermatt
The dealership where I bought the car did the...

The dealership where I bought the car did the detail. I'm not sure what they used.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By sudermatt
photoshoot

Well, I finally got the detail completed and got up early this morning for a photoshoot before church. The weather was just OK....I can't wait to get some pix when the sun is shining.

This is my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By sudermatt
Good News from Tireman

When I bought my 525 T, there was a slight vibration at 73 mph. The dealership gave me a DueOrder that they would fix it. I purchased new tires, but I was still feeling the vibration.

I started...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,979
Views: 221,729
Posted By sudermatt
http://https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/4WptN...

http://https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/4WptNtn2pgIwvqse9rRuBNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,979
Views: 221,729
Posted By sudermatt
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15441190/IMG_20111202_2034...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15441190/IMG_20111202_203415.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By sudermatt
these are all great points. I realize my...

these are all great points.

I realize my cost will be well north of 400. I planned on installing the computer in one of the rear cubbies in the way back.

3.5 jack is a yes. Problem?
GPs...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By sudermatt
planning a dyi carputer

I'm planning to do a DYI for my 525 Touring.

I've seen posts on projects that go into the $1000 range which is out of my budget. But I think I have a loss expensive solution.

Using a net...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By sudermatt
Thought I would save money on gas

The car I got rid of ws getting 17 mpg...I thought I would ssve money with my 5 touring on gas....I'm getting 25 mpg....


The problem is....I'm driving so much more now...I feel like I just got...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By sudermatt
I'm going with the Conti DWS's....got them for...

I'm going with the Conti DWS's....got them for 120 each at justtires.

Thanks for the recommendations!


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By sudermatt
Did some stretching today....

This morning I went down Decker Canyon road for a Left-Right neck workout.

All I gotta say is .... WOW...:rofl::thumbup::D

I didn't push it too hard...just kept it on my side....some light...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,457
Posted By sudermatt
Mine came with them....pretty dark in the...

Mine came with them....pretty dark in the passenger and wayback windows...the driver and passenger windows are also tinted...probably 10% at least. I like it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By sudermatt
To be clear....the VS 4....read some good reviews...

To be clear....the VS 4....read some good reviews online....wnted bmw owner (expert) opinion

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