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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 939
Posted By supradupe
yeah, best drive ever was in Germany. I drove...

yeah, best drive ever was in Germany. I drove from basel to Munich, Stuggart, Neuswanstein, Konstanz, etc, all were beautiful and the best part is that no left lane hoggers blocking you from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 939
Posted By supradupe
The wealthy Swiss, they do, they drive their...

The wealthy Swiss, they do, they drive their ferraris, maseratis in the middle of winter ! Go figure. There are plenty speed cameras in the Schweiz, watch your speed after you cross the border....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 939
Posted By supradupe
I fully agree, hence we have moved back to...

I fully agree, hence we have moved back to embrace uncle Sam few months ago.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By supradupe
There is only one way to put on the gasket. You...

There is only one way to put on the gasket. You cannot do it any other way!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 939
Posted By supradupe
Good luck with you. May be Deutchland is better,...

Good luck with you. May be Deutchland is better, when I lived in Switzerland in the last two years, I found it difficult to get things I used to get it for granted in the US of A. Castrol 0W30 cost...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By supradupe
Use a 16mm hex socket and turn the hex protrusion...

Use a 16mm hex socket and turn the hex protrusion clockwise to loosen. To help re-install, you can jam a skinny short screw driver in place to hold the tensioner in "loosen" position.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,456
Posted By supradupe
if you unlock your obc, you can read the voltage...

if you unlock your obc, you can read the voltage live when your car is running. IF it is below 13V, your battery is not charging and it will be drained in no time.

Replace the voltage regulator...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,296
Posted By supradupe
I also replaced the vanos seals two weeks ago....

I also replaced the vanos seals two weeks ago. Have a 03 525i and 85k miles only. I never experienced any of the symptoms at all, even at the -20 something Chicago winter, and the only reason I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 998
Posted By supradupe
As to plastics or rubber, BMW uses recycled...

As to plastics or rubber, BMW uses recycled materials. From a chemistry standpoint, recycled rubber and plastic are less strong and less durable than virgin rubber and plastic. In a microscopic...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 989
Posted By supradupe
In Switzerland, you can actually buy a new car,...

In Switzerland, you can actually buy a new car, Bimmer/Mercedes, whatever, debadged from the factory, it is an option!
Even a M5 sold here can be bought without the M5 badge. It is not because...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,971
Posted By supradupe
9 out of 10 times it's because of over tightening...

9 out of 10 times it's because of over tightening the PS cap.

I had that grease PS reservoir issue, bought extra o-rings from dealer (it's only 2 or 3 bucks each people, save yourself some time to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By supradupe
Well said!

Well said!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By supradupe
Don't walk, RUN!!! If they claimed it is...

Don't walk, RUN!!!

If they claimed it is corroded, you would have gotten some random check brake light messages on your instrument panel. If you went to the shop not asking for this trouble and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 68,195
Posted By supradupe
doru: thanks for the reminder. I understood. I...

doru: thanks for the reminder. I understood. I was just trying to point out that BMW 0W40 is not available in the US so people don't have to waste time searching for it. It is a very useful list by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 68,195
Posted By supradupe
I don't think the BMW 0W40 is sold in the US. I...

I don't think the BMW 0W40 is sold in the US. I see them available in Europe though. Also to clarify, Ottomotoren means gasoline engines.

The good alternative rather than buying the adulterated...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 96,848
Posted By supradupe
65W will melt your wires and makes you even...

65W will melt your wires and makes you even poorer!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By supradupe
why not go to the dealer and buy them, you surely...

why not go to the dealer and buy them, you surely will get the correct parts. They are not expensive anyway. Who knows how long these things were stored.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By supradupe
I have the euro folding mirror, same as the one...

I have the euro folding mirror, same as the one shown in the link but in titanium silver. Came off a 1999 540i. The passenger side has the bronze tinted mirror glass, driver side has the un-tinted...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By supradupe
Yeah, how many transmission rebuilt have you gone...

Yeah, how many transmission rebuilt have you gone through with the Accord!
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 01-31-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By supradupe
dealer is your best friend. it's only couple...

dealer is your best friend. it's only couple bucks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By supradupe
or option 5: find a girl friend who drives a MBZ...

or option 5: find a girl friend who drives a MBZ or BMW and will let you keep the keys 24/7.

Mitzu are sucky cars, they fall apart after 4 years.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By supradupe
It is on that page, scroll down the page and you...

It is on that page, scroll down the page and you will find the xenon verson.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By supradupe
wow, expensive! Try here: ...

wow, expensive! Try here: http://www.schmiedmann.com/5_series/E39/Spare_parts_-_Lightning-heater_and_interior/Lighting_and_indikators_in-outside/page1.htm#paging

I found them to be more...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,496
Posted By supradupe
I am not sure where people can find oil (7...

I am not sure where people can find oil (7 quarts) for 40 bucks. Mobil 1 0W40 is close to 8 bucks with tax, so is Castrol 0W30. If my math is right, oil alone will cost close to 60 bucks. Of course,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By supradupe
I have created a spreadsheet years ago to keep...

I have created a spreadsheet years ago to keep track of my maintenance. It (the format) looks exactly like yours....
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