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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,191
Posted By jieg
I have retouched the paintwork, so my 525 looks...

I have retouched the paintwork, so my 525 looks perfect and shinny. As an old car, there is always a little (or big sometimes) something to do.

I have visited Nissan, Honda and Toyota to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-19-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 162
Posted By jieg
New tires, shimmy and fuel

I just replaced my old cracked Toyo versado tires for some Toyo Tm1.

This model is apparently only for latinamerican markets; I do not know whether to feel sorry for the rest of the world or feel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,927
Posted By jieg
That is funny!, Why do you say that?

That is funny!,

Why do you say that?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,927
Posted By jieg
Update AFter about 34k miles, the Meyle...

Update

AFter about 34k miles, the Meyle struts are working fine.

Close to the 40k for a replacement
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By jieg
I think the one I am looking at is similar to...

I think the one I am looking at is similar to yours computiNATEor! but 2002
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By jieg
I asked for more pictures before going to see it...

I asked for more pictures before going to see it at 500 miles from home!

My wife has been secretely sharpening the axe since I tolder of the plan!!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By jieg
Summer tires or all season tires

Where I live, we have mostly hot summers, spring and autumn are great.

Winter is not really cold, only a few days with around 32°F, ice on roads is very rare, and the last time I saw snow was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By jieg
The address of the seller appears to be in a high...

The address of the seller appears to be in a high class sector in México City (far away from my city)

The add says "security" options, but the Vin decoder does not mention anything about that (at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By jieg
A 540 with 50k miles, Can they tamper with the mileage

I am looking at a 540i 2002, F1 (sport package). About $11,000 USD


http://auto.mercadolibre.com.mx/MLM-485295903-bmw-serie-5-540i-f1-security-_JM

They say it has 50k miles (81,000 km); IMO ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 770
Posted By jieg
If I see either a 2003 540i/6 M-sport (I...

If I see either a 2003 540i/6 M-sport (I have only seen one in México) or 2002-2003 M5 (I have seen one in my city), I´ll evaluate it

in the future, may be a 2003 530 exclusive edition...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 934
Posted By jieg
I have used akebono ceramic on all wheels for...

I have used akebono ceramic on all wheels for about 60k miles, they still have a long way to go.

I drive grandpa style

no dust at all, happy with them
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By jieg
Can an E39 become a classic car?

I know sh... about how a car becomes a classic, so the question:dunno:

Can an E39 become a classic?
What does it take for that?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,111
Posted By jieg
Mine does, and I hate that

Mine does, and I hate that
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By jieg
Load resistors can be purchased in Autozone or...

Load resistors can be purchased in Autozone or the like, Installation is straight forward, look for tips on youtube
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By jieg
Great observation! Will check that! ...

Great observation!



Will check that!

thanks !
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By jieg
SPECS Battery Model: 35 Part...

SPECS

Battery Model: 35
Part Number: 8020-164
NSN: Number applied for, product currently available
UPC Code: 8 11405 00164 2
Performance Data
Cold Cranking Amps: 720
Cranking Amps: 910...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By jieg
Time will tell :dunno:, for the meantime I have...

Time will tell :dunno:, for the meantime I have 3 years of peace of mind.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 516
Posted By jieg
Yesterday I received my valve cover gasket, and...

Yesterday I received my valve cover gasket, and as I will DIY this for the first time, I feel a little nervous
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,187
Posted By jieg
My next car will park next to my current E39, I...

My next car will park next to my current E39, I am not sure I would try to sell it as it gets older.

House mortgage and college payments will end in 2 years; so I will see a substantial raise...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By jieg
Later today I will recheck that the clamp...

Later today I will recheck that the clamp actually helps in retaining the the battery in place.

I have also reinstalled the red cover of the positive pole, to reduce risk of shorts

thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By jieg
Yes, the battery is firmly fixed and hard to move...

Yes, the battery is firmly fixed and hard to move by hand.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By jieg
Once the car restarted after passing current, I...

Once the car restarted after passing current, I went to the shop.

On arrival I turned off the car (sh...it!, one of those mechanical actions), it turned back on OK.

Then they asked me to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By jieg
New Battery Optima Red Top

After 5-6 years of perfect service my battery died.

This morning as I tried to start the car, it made loud repeated noises like gun shots. I recorded the sound and video and went to my Indy, who...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,633
Posted By jieg
If you cannot be without a car; for that money,...

If you cannot be without a car; for that money, rent a cheap one for 2 days while you take out the bimmer seat for a DIY fix
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,111
Posted By jieg
My car does not have auto daytime driving lights;...

My car does not have auto daytime driving lights; they are good for safety while on the highway.

The problem with some auto features is that they make our brains lazy.

I think the cup...
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