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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,851
Posted By Alabama John
On 540I we have 225/55/R16 Uniroyal Tiger Paw...

On 540I we have 225/55/R16 Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring and are happy with them. Good price, way below others mentioned on here due to not advertising much and are rated for 70,000 miles. Last ones ran...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,980
Posted By Alabama John
original tranny

I have 186,000 on 97 540I and original tranny, filter and oil fluid. No way to get inside it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By Alabama John
Want to purchase one of these

Where is an E39 540 sport in great shape for sale?

Also, which one to choose, either 5 or 7 or M series to buy? Which requires less maintenance?

Need one of these for my wife.

Thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,743
Posted By Alabama John
Thanks Group, I am going to try and get it...

Thanks Group,
I am going to try and get it fixed. We've had it from new. No damage to frame, just truck and parts in rear bucked up spare tire box floor. Noise at 1500 or so RPM in a slight grade...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,743
Posted By Alabama John
Mine just got rear ended and Allstate totaled. ...

Mine just got rear ended and Allstate totaled.
Where can I get another?
97 540I with spoiler, two tone french named leather was ours, but doubt can find another like it.
Don't mind coming a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-26-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 240,622
Posted By Alabama John
Would like to buy one of the 540i's you folks...

Would like to buy one of the 540i's you folks that have kept up and added so much too.

I really think it would be cheaper than taking the time and effort bringing mine up to what you have already...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 240,622
Posted By Alabama John
Mrc Eng, I'm curious, what does it cost to...

Mrc Eng,

I'm curious, what does it cost to get it serviced every 30K miles? There are no openings for adding anything on this transmission.
What would it of cost me for the 190,000 miles I have...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 240,622
Posted By Alabama John
I give mine no service. I took it literal...

I give mine no service.

I took it literal when they sold me the car new and said lifetime no service transmission.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,949
Posted By Alabama John
Yes, thanks sainda. Buddy, the dealership...

Yes, thanks sainda.

Buddy, the dealership did the computer and said it wasn't the transmission.

They still say something to do with exhaust.

Car does change gears a lot both up and down....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,949
Posted By Alabama John
Buddy6 Replaced eveything on exhaust and drive...

Buddy6
Replaced eveything on exhaust and drive shaft. Could it be the transmission some way?
She does shift a lot up and down. I'm like you, probably will just trade it and not get another BMW....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,949
Posted By Alabama John
Still doing it! HELP!!!

Still doing it! HELP!!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,213
Posted By Alabama John
Biggest puzzle is why won't it do it going...

Biggest puzzle is why won't it do it going downhill, even very slight downhill?
No matter what the RPM, speed whatever you cannot make it do it downhill. That alone eliminates many of the suggested...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,213
Posted By Alabama John
I've got the same problem and replaced everything...

I've got the same problem and replaced everything on the drive shaft and it cost.
Now, they, dealer, local mechanics, think its something to do with the exhaust. Replaced Cats, mufflers, nothing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,946
Posted By Alabama John
Best to get as pro at whatever you are doing....

Best to get as pro at whatever you are doing. BMW's are no different.

Oversee, bond, but don't screw it up trying to be something you are not.

Plumbers shouldn't tell the drywaller,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 240,622
Posted By Alabama John
A tranny for a BMW from a wrecked car just like...

A tranny for a BMW from a wrecked car just like the one you have and with low mileage exchanged is about $700.00.

Why pay $5000?

That is about 3/4 what the car is worth.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By Alabama John
Junk yard replacement is about $700.00. Yes,...

Junk yard replacement is about $700.00.
Yes, there are BMW junk yards full of them.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-05-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 240,622
Posted By Alabama John
A motor exchange from one wrecked is about...

A motor exchange from one wrecked is about $700.00 and they scrap heap your old one as its too expensive to fix.

Its not anti BMW pride to get the best price you can.

It is amazing what I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 240,622
Posted By Alabama John
Do any of you just swap things out from BMW junk...

Do any of you just swap things out from BMW junk yards or as they are called today part out yards?
Sure less expensive than what I read on here or it just locations some places are higher in cost?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,627
Posted By Alabama John
Yes, and thanks for all the replies and advice. ...

Yes, and thanks for all the replies and advice.
Ya'll are real troopers to spend your time doing all you can to help!
John
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,627
Posted By Alabama John
BMW mechanic said it was the auxiliary water unit...

BMW mechanic said it was the auxiliary water unit right next to the radiator. He opened it up after taking the shield off the bottom below the motor and all around its cap and on the metal shield was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,627
Posted By Alabama John
Not clear like AC fluid and much more. About a...

Not clear like AC fluid and much more. About a quart.
Have had slight shimmy when cold but not after getting going.
never seen that color before.
Drove it around circular drive and no add brake...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,627
Posted By Alabama John
Leaking yellow liquid

My 540I E39 today leaked about a quart of yellow liquid that is not oily or smelly like some chemical.
It came out under the front half of the vehicle in the center from side to side.
Cranked it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By Alabama John
The muffler in the rear where the exhaust exits...

The muffler in the rear where the exhaust exits to the outside next to the dead end sound muffler or the Y muffler?

You could push up on the muffler and it would stop?

No one could get mine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,092
Posted By Alabama John
Its not, I was answering the question asked...

Its not, I was answering the question asked above.

Thanks though!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,092
Posted By Alabama John
I get 18 MPG on hwy at 70 MPH. V8, automatic...

I get 18 MPG on hwy at 70 MPH.
V8, automatic transmission.
Mountainous area, sure not flat by any means, lots of curves too.
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