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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,561
Posted By Five30Eye
Wait......no details about the process? Were the...

Wait......no details about the process? Were the barrels untouched? Did they machine out some curb rash? Inquiring minds want to know....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Five30Eye
This statement will tell you all you need to know...

This statement will tell you all you need to know about your new ride. When this car was new it was sold to someone who would NEVER need to get his or her hands dirty for as long as they owned it. If...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,561
Posted By Five30Eye
You asked for opinions, and we all know opinions...

You asked for opinions, and we all know opinions are like........

Anyway, Your car is my car's clone, same color, same wheels, so.....

Not a huge fan of the gold, sorry. I will echo that if you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By Five30Eye
I just wanted to add some info from my experience...

I just wanted to add some info from my experience with recent CCV replacement (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7668883&postcount=1). While this hose will work, it looks much thicker...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Five30Eye
Valve overlap!

I think this is normal for M54 based cars. I've been reading some technical docs on how the engine works and I have come to the conclusion that this is combusted air rushing back into the intake...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,321
Posted By Five30Eye
I've had my '03 for about a year now, let me try...

I've had my '03 for about a year now, let me try and list the things I would do again, in order of priority, with no maintenance records available:

1) Cooling system; water pump, thermostat, big...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Five30Eye
Thumbs down When I bought my 530 last year, it was from a...

When I bought my 530 last year, it was from a Toyota dealership. They offered me a warranty that included everything I knew was going to fail, in a car with 100k. The extra cost was $2200 for only...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Five30Eye
I get the exact same thing! It has been annoying...

I get the exact same thing! It has been annoying me as well, as it doesn't sound like something any other car I've owned has done. I recently replaced the CCV system and found a large hole in one of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By Five30Eye
Cool CCV replaced, what a pain!

Finishing up the regular maintenance tasks on my '03 530, I tackled the CCV this weekend. Wow!! Of all the DIY I've done, this is by far the most puzzling and frustrating. I've done complete cooling...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,299
Posted By Five30Eye
Re: Completed VANOS seals, M54

Mine are installed, or I'd measure them for ya. But really, the Beisan kit is worth every penny. You can't reuse the teflon rings anyway, and Raj has already sourced the o-rings in the correct size...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,299
Posted By Five30Eye
Thank you, found the thread here...

Thank you, found the thread here (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=467120). I have some decent plastic ramps, just didn't have any large swaths of cardboard laying around like last...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,299
Posted By Five30Eye
Re: Completed VANOS seals, M54

Several reasons for taking so long; I didn't prepare like I should, took me forever just to get the car up on ramps, radiator shroud, beer, etc. I started around 11:30A, and didn't actually start...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,299
Posted By Five30Eye
Completed VANOS seals, M54

Last weekend I completed VANOS seal replacement using the Beisan kit. Took way longer than it should have, about 10 hours total. The old seals were very stiff and brittle. The O-ring was squashed...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 06-03-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,917
Posted By Five30Eye
Hi Dennis, first off, thanks for taking the time...

Hi Dennis, first off, thanks for taking the time to read and reply to my ramblings! I often wonder if what I say makes any margin of sense outside my head, and it looks like in this case, I managed...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 06-01-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,917
Posted By Five30Eye
E39 DSP retrofit build thread

Hello,

Let me introduce myself. I'm John.......hello......how are ya? This area of exploration is not new to me. I have a fairly good understanding of most forms of electronics, be they analog or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,963
Posted By Five30Eye
I'm in Northern CA, and while not an expert by...

I'm in Northern CA, and while not an expert by any means, I would be willing to help other E39'rs solve issues.......also want to send you folks to the races @ Laguna - ZOOM ZOOM!!

John
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Five30Eye
I recently got my GDO working with the help of...

I recently got my GDO working with the help of Bluebee's excellent writeup here - Programming the Homelink GDO (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4363430&postcount=1)

The key thing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By Five30Eye
That quote should be stickied! :thumbup:

That quote should be stickied! :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By Five30Eye
Exclamation Are kidney grills interchangable? (pre/post facelift)

I tried /kidney grill and /grill in bestlinks, but found nothing.....:dunno:

So, my question is, are kidney grills interchangeable between pre and post facelift hoods? I have an '03 and want to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Five30Eye
Ever since this little boiling over episode, it...

Ever since this little boiling over episode, it seems the secondary electrical water pump is more active than before. When I shut the car off, the pump will run another 30 seconds or so, circulating...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Five30Eye
Lightbulb Cooling system super tip!

About 2500 miles ago I overhauled my cooling system. The original radiator had sprung a leak so I got the complete kit from ECS. I changed out the radiator (duh), WP, thermostat, radiator hoses,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 996
Posted By Five30Eye
Amen to that!! Send your dollars directly to...

Amen to that!! Send your dollars directly to those responsible, and accept no substitutes for your ride!! Thank you again G.A.S and Beisan! :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,916
Posted By Five30Eye
Yes there is. BMW part #51117005985. I got mine...

Yes there is. BMW part #51117005985. I got mine off eBay, but can be had from many sources. The piece with the plate holder snaps out and this new piece pops in the empty slot in the bumper. It comes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 692
Posted By Five30Eye
I would add that it makes sense to also do the...

I would add that it makes sense to also do the OFH gasket, it's cheap and as others have said removing the OFH should make the CCV easier.

I wish I had done the VANOS seals when I did my VCG, oh...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 69,107
Posted By Five30Eye
Thumbs up Everyone needs this!

After reading many testimonials of the hazards and pitfalls of the "DISA valve" it seemed like a logical conclusion that this part WILL fail. It's not a matter of if, but when. And when it fails, it...
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