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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By retiredat44
I still have never put mine to the floor. Only...

I still have never put mine to the floor. Only down enough to get it purring. It jumps out of the hole and passes effortlessly. I know it is the 6 cylinder, but again, it is city streets, and not our...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 49,880
Posted By retiredat44
I bought a complete set of new Bosch Wipers for...

I bought a complete set of new Bosch Wipers for when the day comes, but will never need them, I have to sell the BMW. So, I will just be giving those and other things to the next owner. They were on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By retiredat44
The exhaust basically went from quiet, tame, to a...

The exhaust basically went from quiet, tame, to a tiger when getting into the high speeds... it can't be replicated at just high rpm, at lower speeds... IMHO
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By retiredat44
Lightbulb others with the 6 cyl 3.0, how well does your car run at over 120 mph?

others with the 6 cyl 3.0 (mine is the 2001 530i, with M-Tech factory suspension), how well does your car run at over 120 mph? I ran a while over 120mph. The car exhaust came alive, and the intake...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,014
Posted By retiredat44
I have the original straps... don't go out of...

I have the original straps... don't go out of your way for a pair, as they are just rubber bungies... not any better than a cheap pair...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,997
Posted By retiredat44
No I don't, but just see a bias that is in much...

No I don't, but just see a bias that is in much higher percentage in favor of manual in these BMW forums for manual trans. I am wondering if any of those that drive manual have tried the auto trans....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By retiredat44
the turtle wax kit for headlights at Walmart...

the turtle wax kit for headlights at Walmart $10.00 works great, and you can store the left overs and use many more times..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,167
Posted By retiredat44
no driving at all! check the spark plugs... #6...

no driving at all! check the spark plugs... #6 maybe first, but all of them anyways.. If you pull head off, check for cracks, check for doing re-surface. The threads in the block are probably...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,997
Posted By retiredat44
I am not scared of auto trans, I used to rebuild...

I am not scared of auto trans, I used to rebuild them when growing up. I don't do burnouts, etc... I also have a bad left knee. I have had plenty of bikes and cars with manual trans. I know about the...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 09-29-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By retiredat44
sorry, that is a very old thread.. no longer have...

sorry, that is a very old thread.. no longer have that stuff. it was PIA to find a spare I wanted. Then, I ran into flakes on Craigslist. As usual.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,997
Posted By retiredat44
Wink why do people here almsot always demand a manual tranny in the BMW?

why do people here almost always demand a manual tranny in the BMW? the automatic is really nice! The Steptronic is fine. Mine is the 530i with auto. I very seldom ever use sport mode, but it really...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By retiredat44
low battery charge

low battery charge
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 09-23-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By retiredat44
timing belt off a tooth ?

timing belt off a tooth ?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 22,098
Posted By retiredat44
that's a stupid comment about the car having...

that's a stupid comment about the car having sluggish acceleration, 'maybe inline 6'. Dude, my inline 6 will burn the real wheels off and throw your ass in the back seat.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 619
Posted By retiredat44
it would be very easy to place a breaker bar with...

it would be very easy to place a breaker bar with a socket on the crank and turn it. or try to turn it. That would answer a lot of questions. I would pull the spark plugs. Then get a socket and bar...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By retiredat44
Lightbulb btw, I moved from Vista, in 2013 with my 530i...

btw, I moved from Vista, in 2013 with my 530i :thumbup: I love living out in the country! I lived in North San Diego for 30 years!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By retiredat44
the head job is easy! just pull the thing, and...

the head job is easy! just pull the thing, and get it done at (pick a shop). I wish my problems were so easy! (sorry if they are charging a fortune for labor...) it's just an easy repair ..IMHO
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By retiredat44
Thanx, the responses gave me a lot of good info...

Thanx, the responses gave me a lot of good info about the M suspension feel.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 619
Posted By retiredat44
my car had no warning when it overheated. wife...

my car had no warning when it overheated. wife was driving around, a couple hundred miles over several days. No problems, then it just overheated. No warning at all in the previous days and hours....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By retiredat44
sell for parts, engine and trans are worth good...

sell for parts, engine and trans are worth good money, so are any and all parts... sue the scumbag, they will attach his wages, whenever he works... I have done this to the uninsured in California,,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,410
Posted By retiredat44
I had my BMW 530i (I-6) head checked for...

I had my BMW 530i (I-6) head checked for straightness free, then had a shop cut it between .005 and .006. And they pressure checked it, all for about $90.00. I used an oversized head gasket, and also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By retiredat44
I meant comparing the same BMW line of cars with...

I meant comparing the same BMW line of cars with and without the suspension package and handling.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By retiredat44
I have one suggestion: Not sure where you live,...

I have one suggestion:
Not sure where you live, but, the community colleges have an engine rebuilding class. They have the tools, you just take the class.
Get it done for only the cost of parts....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,045
Posted By retiredat44
I concur, these cars must have an excellent...

I concur, these cars must have an excellent battery. I have the group 49.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 59,615
Posted By retiredat44
sorry if this was talked about, but what's up...

sorry if this was talked about, but what's up with the white facia on the instrument gauges? I like them, just asking, how did you do it, aftermarket addons? I too have a 530i. Very nice.
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