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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By 540nj
2003 540i6 Valve Cover Gasket, P1357 and P0491 and P0492

I finally got around to replacing my VCGs. 2003 540i6, 120K miles.

About a month ago, had P0492 and P0491 codes, Secondary Air Injection system. Came and went a few times, I did some research,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By 540nj
Mine got knocked off in a car wash eight years...

Mine got knocked off in a car wash eight years ago, breaking off some tabs. Refastened with double sided tape, no problems since.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By 540nj
Did it happen when you braked while going over a...

Did it happen when you braked while going over a bump?

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 976
Posted By 540nj
Looks like the dealer wanted to get an hourly...

Looks like the dealer wanted to get an hourly rate closer to what an attorney charges.

Jay has been around a long time, he knows he got hosed!

Agree that the brake prices were fair, and not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 744
Posted By 540nj
Blue, No one ever accused me of having a...

Blue,

No one ever accused me of having a clean car! But some people drive bmws with permanently blackened wheels, from brake dust. A trip through the car wash once every few months takes care of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 744
Posted By 540nj
NJ content

Was driving West Hanover Rd to 24 to 78 (Newark Airport) two weeks ago. A 530i passed me on Hanover, white smoke coming out the front. I hoped he was driving to Morristown BMW to get it fixed. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 781
Posted By 540nj
Just to chime in - 118K miles, car has never let...

Just to chime in - 118K miles, car has never let me stranded, added M5 3.15 a few years back when I replaced struts with Koni Sports. I'm lucky to get 18mpg around town mixed driving, 24mpg straight...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By 540nj
I use Roxbury BMW for parts, they always give me...

I use Roxbury BMW for parts, they always give me a discount, especially if I send an email first listing part numbers and asking for prices. A bit of a drive from Princeton though. The dealers out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By 540nj
Coming from Florida, a mighty put-down! I do...

Coming from Florida, a mighty put-down!

I do a lot of work in SJC, very surprising how many locals have never been east of the Mississippi (or even the Rockies).

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By 540nj
I bought mine new, came with a 16" spare (stock...

I bought mine new, came with a 16" spare (stock tire size). Have never used it.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-25-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 56,941
Posted By 540nj
Throw parts at it! You should work at the...

Throw parts at it! You should work at the Stealer...

dave
03 540i6
00 528iA (retired)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 789
Posted By 540nj
+1 Like to the mech eng diss. dave 03...

+1 Like to the mech eng diss.

dave
03 540i6
BSEE, MSEE
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By 540nj
You would be M Sport. M sport II is 2003, I...

You would be M Sport. M sport II is 2003, I believe.

dave
03 50i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 838
Posted By 540nj
Look at your OBC average speed number, while you...

Look at your OBC average speed number, while you are driving. Maybe get a passenger to do it so you don't crash. Reset this number. The average speed displayed is your current real speed (unless...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 838
Posted By 540nj
[furiously texting teenage daughter for...

[furiously texting teenage daughter for interpretation]
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 838
Posted By 540nj
And here is some trivia about e39s that not...

And here is some trivia about e39s that not everyone knows - you can get a true speed reading by zeroing out the average speed in the OBC. However, this does not work on 2003 models, the average...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 838
Posted By 540nj
Fudman, The mph gauge is off, but not the...

Fudman,

The mph gauge is off, but not the odometer. Your car knows how fast it is really going, and the odometer reflects real mileage. When I say I average 75mph, that is indicated 80mph,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 838
Posted By 540nj
I get about 23mpg tops 100% highway going ~75mph....

I get about 23mpg tops 100% highway going ~75mph. This is from actual fuel usage, not obc.

Around town driving is 15 - 17 mpg.

With a 3.15 diff.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,652
Posted By 540nj
This requires a 2002 and newer radio. It won't...

This requires a 2002 and newer radio. It won't work on your stock 2000 540. Looks the same as the OEM BMW aux-in kit.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 680
Posted By 540nj
3.15 diff is not a 2003 change. I'm not sure...

3.15 diff is not a 2003 change. I'm not sure about TC, since I drive a six speed, but likely also there on previous years SP.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By 540nj
Bed your brakes before you do anything else. I...

Bed your brakes before you do anything else. I get the shimmy once in a while, bed the brakes, it's gone for another six months.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-21-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By 540nj
Sorry I missed ya Jim, what a garage! dave ...

Sorry I missed ya Jim, what a garage!

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-21-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By 540nj
Are you replacing the Thermostat? Is it...

Are you replacing the Thermostat? Is it original? Since you are doing the labor anyway, makes sense to put a new one on.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By 540nj
One of the cheaper things you can buy from the...

One of the cheaper things you can buy from the dealer.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,829
Posted By 540nj
Only the truth Jim! Very busy, too much travel,...

Only the truth Jim! Very busy, too much travel, got to see the Austin F1 track from the airplane this week! I may be in Burlington MA next Tuesday if you're around later in the afternoon. ...
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