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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By vavet5308
How is the braking action when slowing from a...

How is the braking action when slowing from a moderate speed, maybe 40 MPH? Do you have to exert higher than normal force on the brake pedal? I'm thinking something with your power brake booster...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By vavet5308
He's suggesting you would need a M5 donor car,...

He's suggesting you would need a M5 donor car, perhaps one that has been wrecked so you can get all the parts you need. In the end, if you want an M5, you're probably better to just buy an M5.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By vavet5308
I think it would be a great way to make a small...

I think it would be a great way to make a small fortune. You just need to start with a large fortune....pretty soon you'll have a small fortune! :rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 450
Posted By vavet5308
OK, I'll play. I would like them. ...

OK, I'll play.
I would like them.

123,456 miles
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 801
Posted By vavet5308
Beemzo - I want to know which car you chose, how...

Beemzo - I want to know which car you chose, how the PPI went, and what your thoughts are.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By vavet5308
I recently paid $250 to have a local shop paint a...

I recently paid $250 to have a local shop paint a bumper cover for me.
I paid the vendor from whom I bought it for paint, but there was a huge discrepancy in the shade. Apparently some BMW paints...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 801
Posted By vavet5308
Without a doubt, the 02 manual is the one I would...

Without a doubt, the 02 manual is the one I would buy. I'm in a place where I really miss driving a manual trans car right now though.

The advantage of the automatic car is that it has higher...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 717
Posted By vavet5308
50 miles is nothing. Arrange to cover mileage...

50 miles is nothing. Arrange to cover mileage expenses for the current owner to drive it to your buddy's shop. I'm guessing your buddy will cut you a good deal on the labor for a proper inspection,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By vavet5308
Depends on your financial situation and how much...

Depends on your financial situation and how much you stand to gain by providing the ebay unit to your mechanic. How much is the mechanic charging you one way vs the other? There's a certain risk in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-25-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,217
Posted By vavet5308
I get the same thing when people see my 13 year...

I get the same thing when people see my 13 year old 525 wagon. All they see is the roundel on the hood and they automatically assume it's an expensive car. I've grown a little defensive about it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By vavet5308
SNIP! SNIP! Amen...techs have lots of...

SNIP!

SNIP!
Amen...techs have lots of money tied up in tools. Some of these tools enable them to work faster so they can pay for the tool and get to the next car sooner. They should not be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By vavet5308
secondary air pump

I'm hearing a high pitched squealing sound at startup. At first I thought it was from the radio, maybe some static from the iPod adapter since I didn't have my phone plugged in. I eliminated that by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By vavet5308
I get comments from random people, usually having...

I get comments from random people, usually having to do with the fact that my car is a wagon. One guy was just beside himself admiring how cool my car was by also being utilitarian. I had just gotten...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 257
Posted By vavet5308
silver

silver
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By vavet5308
I have tan interior. I don't think black or...

I have tan interior. I don't think black or silver would look right in my car. Any recommendations?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-11-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,755
Posted By vavet5308
As a former BMW tech, I've gotten in cars for PDI...

As a former BMW tech, I've gotten in cars for PDI that had 0 showing on the odometer. I had a usual 4-5 mile loop that I drove for test drives for PDIs and customer-owned cars before/after I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By vavet5308
A press is the proper way, but there are plenty...

A press is the proper way, but there are plenty of ways to do it. If you can, soak in penetrating oil like PB Blaster every day for about 3 days before you try to start working on it. Note that WD40...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By vavet5308
If you're planning to do a second drain and fill,...

If you're planning to do a second drain and fill, then there's no need to Loctite the bolts yet. I question the need to do it at all, but just wait until you do the second drain and fill and Loctite...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 796
Posted By vavet5308
Don't forget to put the magnets back in the pan...

Don't forget to put the magnets back in the pan after cleaning everything.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By vavet5308
This oil change I want to do some engine work.

Check drive belts and tensioner pulleys. It's easier to do now since alternator is out.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-06-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,541
Posted By vavet5308
Have you ever found a "lifetime warranty" that met these basic criteria to be u

I bought a muffler from Advance Auto several years ago for a Ford truck I had at the time. I did a lot of short trip driving and within a couple years, the muffler rusted out again. I cut off the old...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,334
Posted By vavet5308
Am I crazy to buy an '02-'03 e39??

I bought an 02 525it auto last year after selling my Mazdaspeed Miata to get ready for baby. It's nothing special, no sport pack, etc but it has heated seats, which was my one requirement. I miss...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By vavet5308
Ever heard of household exclusions?

Whose insurance is weaseling? Do both you and your dad have State Farm?


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,083
Posted By vavet5308
I'm going to take a little more controversial...

I'm going to take a little more controversial stand on the OP's issue - your issue is with your wife! Why does she not question the charges while she's at the dealership? She's an adult, right? You...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-15-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By vavet5308
OBD ll scanner

Obd2 scanners do not read restraint system malfunction codes. Obd2 applies to powertrain codes only. Some scanners are more capable and can read restraint, abs, etc, but they're also more expensive. ...
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