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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,575
Posted By bull
I too use the Vavoline Maxlife...shifts very well...

I too use the Vavoline Maxlife...shifts very well and smooth. No issues whatsoever. And I have only done one change.

Bull
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By bull
May I humbly suggest do a search for "ATF"...you...

May I humbly suggest do a search for "ATF"...you will find many choices and opinions. It also depends on the specific transmission type.

Bull
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By bull
Thanks all. Rick

Thanks all.

Rick
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By bull
Thanks Rick

Thanks
Rick
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By bull
2001 BMW 325i

I currently own a 2003 525i and I am looking at purchasing a 2001 325i automatic for my daughter. All cars have personalities and issues...any major ones that I need to watch out/check for this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2008, 04:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,341
Posted By bull
Ok oil experts...anybody change their filter only...

Ok oil experts...anybody change their filter only at the mid-point...say at 4 or 5k?

Rick
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By bull
FYI...just got it working again: ...

FYI...just got it working again:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3185055#post3185055

Good luck...

Rick
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By bull
Uniter...you da man...that did the trick. I even...

Uniter...you da man...that did the trick. I even went to the dealer today and he said I had to replace the radio. Many thanks.

Now how to clean the connection? I do not have a rear CD...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By bull
Thanks...sounds like where I might be headed... ...

Thanks...sounds like where I might be headed...

Rick
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2008, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By bull
Bump...anybody?? Rick

Bump...anybody??

Rick
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By bull
Radio Issue

I did a search...but could find no usable info on a radio problem I have. If someone has a link...please post.

My radio ceased functioning today when I went to start the car after work. No power...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,694
Posted By bull
Sorry for your troubles...but I would also make...

Sorry for your troubles...but I would also make sure they check the transmission gear if it was pushed back that far.

Bull
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,499
Posted By bull
I find that interesting...if I recall after just...

I find that interesting...if I recall after just looking at the NGK iridiums (and installing) and the Bosch Platinums...the iridium gap for a 525I shows .032 and the Platinums shows .040.

Bull
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,645
Posted By bull
Thanks PH...well stated. Bull

Thanks PH...well stated.

Bull
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,499
Posted By bull
Hummmm....if the shoe fits... Bull

Hummmm....if the shoe fits...

Bull
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,538
Posted By bull
May I humbly suggest you provide the link as...

May I humbly suggest you provide the link as taking sound bites have been known not to tell the whole story.

Not taking sides....

Bull
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,499
Posted By bull
Have to echo 5iveo...decided to change mine after...

Have to echo 5iveo...decided to change mine after 79K. No specific reason except the mileage and I just purchased the car. Piece of cake to change. Went with NGK iridiums ($6.98)...just so I could...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,727
Posted By bull
I'll throw my 2 cents...I use B-12...been for...

I'll throw my 2 cents...I use B-12...been for over 20 years on fuel injectors. I'll also add that tanks collect moisture regardless of octane.

As for in the oil...never will. I believe in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2008, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By bull
Hummm...5 year old car with only 23K averages...

Hummm...5 year old car with only 23K averages little over 4000 miles a year. Leaves me wondering why?

Can't speak to the price as price is always subjective...an individual worth...not a group...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,900
Posted By bull
Well...no gadgets for me...03 525i 32+...

Well...no gadgets for me...03 525i

32+ highway/25 town

Overall averaging 28.5 for about 65/35 hi/twn driving

Bull
Forum: 5 Series DIY 03-02-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 45,062
Posted By bull
Hi Riro, 1) MaxLife and RP 75-90 2) I'm...

Hi Riro,

1) MaxLife and RP 75-90

2) I'm going to wait on the second drain and refill (still trying to decide to go synthetic...and what kind)

For those interested...have 79K on my 03 525i. ...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 03-02-2008, 07:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 45,062
Posted By bull
Just want to say thanks Riro...just finished...

Just want to say thanks Riro...just finished doing mine with no issues.

Bull
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,094
Posted By bull
Thanks Gents...appreciate it very much your...

Thanks Gents...appreciate it very much your replies...even during the superbowl. I must have read at least a dozen posts on changing the transmission fluid...lots of DIY info for which I very much...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2008, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,094
Posted By bull
Transmission Type

Newbie...but not on cars. I just picked up a 2003 525i with 77K, Steptronic. Having done a very large number of searches and research concerning changing the ATF fluid and filter, one thing is...
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