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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Great, bluebee. Thanks for your work. I will...

Great, bluebee. Thanks for your work.
I will add that removal of parts, including boots and ICV is best done with a firm grip and a steady, controlled pull. A number of videos I've seen show hard...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By DHoffmeyer
funny! Sent from BimmerApp mobile app

funny!


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By DHoffmeyer
A post in favor of cleaning the idle control valve

I've had my '99 528i for 20 months and always noticed how heavy it felt. "Hates city traffic," I would tell passengers as we crawled away from stops at intersections. On the highway, no problem...but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,859
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing Sent...

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By DHoffmeyer
451299 Just last night, cleaned throttle body...

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Just last night, cleaned throttle body and ICV (dirty version shown here), plus replaced both intake boots.
Took 4.5 hours including breaks, dinner and a trip to get throttle body cleaner....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By DHoffmeyer
03 530i little oil leak

There are several excellent videos detailing the OFHG replacement on YouTube. Just be sure to keep track of the bolt positions as they come out of the housing.
This will also be a great opportunity...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Japanese Bangle Butt Sent from BimmerApp...

Japanese Bangle Butt


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By DHoffmeyer
The temptation to replace it with a new part...

The temptation to replace it with a new part would be too great for me to ignore. I don't play when it comes to the cooling system.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,480
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Conti tires are very good, we've had excellent...

Conti tires are very good, we've had excellent performance from Yokohama as well. I've used TireRack's user ratings on tires quite a bit and have never been disappointed with my choice.
I think...
Forum: General BMW 03-05-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,333
Posted By DHoffmeyer
I hope I can answer without sounding too...

I hope I can answer without sounding too elementary.
My family all came out of the Bavarian region. Driving a BMW, for me, offers a sense of connection to my heritage of which I am very proud.
The...
Forum: General BMW 03-05-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,333
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By DHoffmeyer
I have a '99 E39, and my first thought when I got...

I have a '99 E39, and my first thought when I got it in 2012 was how heavy it felt. It is an absolute master of the highway that hates stop signs. The more I drive it, the more perfect it feels....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Join the 200,000 mile club

Welcome! 232,800 on this '99
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 243,260
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-30-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By DHoffmeyer
First Car! New Member!

Welcome! Keep reading, and read some more. The wisdom here is unlimited and offer generously


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By DHoffmeyer
98 528i

Yeah, just the wheels could net you a couple hundred. Bottom line- don't let it overheat


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,138
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Are these the preferred parts suppliers for OEM (only) by price?

+1 for BMA Auto. After buying from 9 or 10 different places, they are fastest!! 2-3 days from California to the East coast, and they pack their boxes with the Los Angeles Times!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-21-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Enter the part numbers at www.furiousmethod.com...

Enter the part numbers at www.furiousmethod.com and go from there. Top marks imho go to bmaparts.com
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Another oil thread =/

I won't claim to be most knowledgeable, but the local BMW dealer service manager suggested I use a Mann filter and this:

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Is he way off? Mine is a 3/99 528i
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 243,260
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Show off your E39 post pics!!!

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Following a 540i along the highway


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New parts going in
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Leaking Screenwash - but where's it coming from?

Once the hose pushes apart, you may find it does it repeatedly. I patched mine with some silicone hose and so far...


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Tranny Issue?

I was told by a local indie mechanic that once you mess with the e39 lifetime transmission fluid, the car will work "better or worse, but never the same." Stories of "worse" are most common reads on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By DHoffmeyer
Original fuel filter change at 229k

Could have been a NOS replacement, but so much of this car is original, I think the filter was as well. Power steering pump was original. Much of the suspension is original
Forum: Wheels and Tires 05-25-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By DHoffmeyer
WTB- Center cap for E39 style 29

Someone found it easier to swipe mine than buying one, so now I'm looking for a center hub 1 093 908 for style 29 rims. Number 09.23.133 on the back of mine. Thanks and let me know!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By DHoffmeyer
I have a similar issue, which in my case was...

I have a similar issue, which in my case was recently diagnosed as a leaking oil filter housing gasket, an odd shaped little thing for which there is a decent DIY here:...
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