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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By mr magoo
phantom codes

2000 528i 205K miles
Do you get phantom codes? What are they trying to tell me? Yesterday I had P0150 O2 bank 2 circuit 1 (pre-cat rear). I decided to wait to wiggle the wires before ordering a new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 728
Posted By mr magoo
What e39 replacement is on your radar screen?

I have had the 2000 528i for 7 years from 92K. I have replaced most of the suspension and cooling systems, puzzled over auto trans, vanos, electrical repairs, and appreciate the gravitational force...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By mr magoo
I should have mentioned that I am making these...

I should have mentioned that I am making these observances from an automatic 2000 528i.
I have always felt that the automatic shifts better than I do.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By mr magoo
Engine braking. can it be quantified?

During a long drive this past weekend, I was thinking about the added control of deceleration once I get off the gas. It feels like extra gravitational force holding the car to the ground. Other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By mr magoo
sticky thermostat or air gaps?

2000 528i 200K. Major cooling system replacement 60K (3.5 years) ago. Done by me.

I have been using about 4 ounces of coolant per month for a few months. I see little white droplet stains on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By mr magoo
spray paint

This may not appeal to all members on this board, but I spray painted my c pillars when I replaced my rear shocks. Color matched as well as a fabric store. Make sure that you remove the old glue. No...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By mr magoo
Good symptom! I do not know but will look for...

Good symptom! I do not know but will look for this.
Thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By mr magoo
Can no reverse be a short?

Hi
2000 528i GM 5 speed automatic trans. 200K miles. Previous 2x trans (ESSO 745) oil change at approx 145K.

Last last July, I lost reverse. I made due by parking strategicly while researching...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By mr magoo
Thanks for the input

I usually go to Autozone to have codes read and I know that their equip has limits. I bought a cheap scanner on Amazon but I couldn't get it to work. I will invest in something better with good...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By mr magoo
CEL without codes?

I live in Boston and get a CEL in the morning after a drifty snow event. It happened this morning and 3 or 4 times last winter after the same high wind drifty snow. After driving a bit, the CEL goes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By mr magoo
What is local shipping?

I live in Ma and have always enjoyed the 1 day shipping on the free option.
2 weeks ago, I got new wiper blades and they took 2 days. they were postmarked from Fla.
I thought that FCP was Groton,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-10-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By mr magoo
[QUOTE=..All in All, IF one buys these Ultimate...

[QUOTE=..All in All, IF one buys these Ultimate Driving Machines and gets an occasional Ah Ha in getting the hands dirty and exercising the mind, they will not disappoint ..

Well said
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By mr magoo
Q this is good reading. I recognize your...

Q
this is good reading. I recognize your contributions from the e39 board. thanks a million. I have often learned the highs and lows of a model year after I bought the car.
best
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By mr magoo
long time e39 interested in X5

I have been on the e39 board for 10 years and am considering adding an X5 into the mix. I am impressed with the straight 6 motor on my 2000 528i and think that there is a lot of cross over in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By mr magoo
Jumper cables quality

My daughter left the inside light on all day at work yesterday so I swung by to give her a jump. Using the hot post above the intake manifold and grounding to the engine, I had a difficult time...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By mr magoo
pry with fingers?

This a perfect possibility. I have been pulling pine needles and leaves out of the cowl everyday, but given the angles, I didn't see a real impediment getting in there.
To avoid breaking this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By mr magoo
limited range on side mirror control

2000 528i
I have searched this topic unsuccessfully.
My drivers side mirror adjusts by the control, but with limited range. Using the control, I cannot get the perfect vision angle.
If I push...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By mr magoo
do you have storage challenges?

I have a spare set and see them for sale all the time on CR.
I hang on to mine to avoid the heartbreak of sudden pothole damage.
If you have no where to put them, I agree with moving on.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By mr magoo
Thanks guys

Local pipes shop Y-pipe and resonator cut and weld. $230, 2 year warranty.
Sounds good, already out of mind. time will tell.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By mr magoo
Bav Auto

I bought mine from BAV Auto. About $32. I have used it 2x in 6 years. Once for the cooling syst and again for the oil filter housing gasket.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By mr magoo
High mileage exhaust system update

Hello
193K on the original exhaust system for my 2000 528i. I have been watching this like a guy ready to patch a roof that might leak. This morning, the front piece and the rear piece (3 muffler...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By mr magoo
No worries

I have staggered 66's on my (non-sport) 2000 528i. No issues.
When I lift the rear tires off the ground, the camber change causes the tires to gently rub the inside bottom of the plastic wheel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,170
Posted By mr magoo
Get well

I hope that you are doing well.
Heal up. I miss your spirit in your posts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By mr magoo
I am local

BBA is in Taunton, Ma, local for me. I brought my ABS in and they started soldering but deemed it unrepairable. I bought a new one instead. $450 I think. Don't forget the 1 hour programming at the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By mr magoo
+1 I have done vanos with the shroud in place....

+1
I have done vanos with the shroud in place. It wasn't even tight in there.
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