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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,378
Posted By manticore33
Are you planning on going to college? If so, I...

Are you planning on going to college? If so, I might recommend skipping the e39 because in two years, you will no longer need a car and/or it will just get torn up with on campus parking....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,378
Posted By manticore33
Budget DIY typically means buying your parts...

Budget DIY typically means buying your parts online which is a 3-5+ business day add to the time to fix your car. Most local parts stores will not stock the parts in house, likewise, not all dealers...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,184
Posted By manticore33
The manual with four doors really makes the e39...

The manual with four doors really makes the e39 more desirable in my opinion. I had a 528iA, and while a nice car, I did not find it nearly as engaging as my 530i/5 speed. The feel, sound, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By manticore33
I do not recommend URO. Buy genuine BMW for most...

I do not recommend URO. Buy genuine BMW for most repair items. Routine maintenance such as oil changes, spark plugs, and other fluids, buy good quality OEM parts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,170
Posted By manticore33
:thumbup: I am trying to catch you: 238k+ on...

:thumbup: I am trying to catch you:

238k+ on a 2001 530i/5 with no dash lights or dead pixels. Everything functions on the car with the exception of a broken hose line for the intensive clean....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 581
Posted By manticore33
This, and the pavement is not bad too. Just look...

This, and the pavement is not bad too. Just look for three digit marked roadways and you will have fun. :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 565
Posted By manticore33
I broke sensors when I changed the pads. The $12...

I broke sensors when I changed the pads. The $12 or $15 variety from Napa seemed to work well when I needed to replace it. It has 20-30k miles on the part.

A lot people around my area (Columbus)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By manticore33
Also, buy a genuine BMW valve with genuine BMW...

Also, buy a genuine BMW valve with genuine BMW hoses.

I went aftermarket on the hoses and had fitment issues. The connection was too tight and the hose spun in the connector making it impossible...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By manticore33
Nope. The e39 is not THAT important. Mine sits...

Nope. The e39 is not THAT important. Mine sits outside because I only have a one car garage.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By manticore33
VW Harlequin Style CL Special e39

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Not affiliated, but impressed. Nominated for best of! :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By manticore33
I have one these I bought nearly 10 years ago to...

I have one these I bought nearly 10 years ago to break the front axle nuts free on my Ford Explorer. The factory specs is 200ft/lbs for those nuts and it broke them free. Additionally, I've used it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,711
Posted By manticore33
One nod to genuine BMW parts is the two year...

One nod to genuine BMW parts is the two year warranty and guaranteed to work as BMW intended. Most OEM and aftermarket parts have a one year or less warranty. And, not all OEM parts are made to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By manticore33
I had a hairline crack in my valve cover on the...

I had a hairline crack in my valve cover on the exhaust side I JB welded @ 172k after having the dreaded burning oil smell at stop lights. Now the car is at 235k and it still does not leak.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By manticore33
I love how everyone complains about the plastic,...

I love how everyone complains about the plastic, but fails to remember that the newest e39 is over 11 years old and most have with 150k+/miles (235k on mine and just replaced a coolant hose due to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,557
Posted By manticore33
The e39 chassis is a bit different than most...

The e39 chassis is a bit different than most front-wheel drive cars which have more of a tendency to understeer and torque steer. It is heavy feeling, but once you drive it for a week, you'll...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By manticore33
NDZ, kudos. I love it when people really use...

NDZ, kudos. I love it when people really use their BMW. Plus, I am not sure where the truck or bust mentality for towing came from in the US. If you look at many of the camper ads from the 1950s &...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 506
Posted By manticore33
Are you fine with the 5 series being slower than...

Are you fine with the 5 series being slower than the WRX? How about 4-doors? At 18, speed, modifications, and horsepower tends to be king. BMW i6s, while terrific, are expensive to ramp-up...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-10-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 737
Posted By manticore33
If/when you DIY, I would stick to genuine BMW...

If/when you DIY, I would stick to genuine BMW parts (with the roundel) for cooling system parts, intake/air/vacuum systems (CCV & hoses), and electrical components (exception being bulbs). There are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By manticore33
I can understand that. However, you must not the...

I can understand that. However, you must not the forget utility value of the car; it is not always about resale. And refurbishing another new to you car is time consuming and expensive. Especially,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By manticore33
Did not work on mine. Replace it with a genuine...

Did not work on mine. Replace it with a genuine BMW part.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By manticore33
Only replace the FSU with a genuine BMW part. The...

Only replace the FSU with a genuine BMW part. The "aftermarket units" may look the same, but the part does not last or will fail right out of the box.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By manticore33
If hoses are good, are you sure it is not clogged...

If hoses are good, are you sure it is not clogged with some wax or dirt? Take a small needle and make sure the nozzle is clear of any blockages.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By manticore33
The nozzles may be linked to the wiper motor...

The nozzles may be linked to the wiper motor circuits. I had issues with my washer fluid spray not always working the wiper motor was bad and had intermittent working issues.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By manticore33
Burning2nd, you make a good point especially...

Burning2nd, you make a good point especially since most newer replacement parts are not as good of quality as the parts that originally shipped with the car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 953
Posted By manticore33
Really? I use the REST / Max AC feature every...

Really? I use the REST / Max AC feature every time I leave the car sit for not more than an hour. It is a nice treat to to come back to a warm cabin, and helps prevent snow and ice build up on the...
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