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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,008
Posted By aspensilver540
cleaning the MAF does nothing, just fyi

cleaning the MAF does nothing, just fyi
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 612
Posted By aspensilver540
2K/yr mix of my DIY and indy maybe 65% indy

2K/yr mix of my DIY and indy maybe 65% indy
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By aspensilver540
I have one and I was very happy with the results....

I have one and I was very happy with the results. I got it awhile back though when the seller was trying to get a lot of feedback/publicity so it was well under 50. I would say though that without an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 13,982
Posted By aspensilver540
I've said it before but I really enjoy this...

I've said it before but I really enjoy this thread. During lunch break today I felt transported to the open road. Road trips are awesome! Thanks bob
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 16,058
Posted By aspensilver540
The support for electric fan creation in these...

The support for electric fan creation in these forums is impressive. JimLev is the patron saint of electric fans, and I'm sure if you get stuck he or others will help. there is also a ton of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 13,982
Posted By aspensilver540
Thanks for all the updates, enjoyable read, the...

Thanks for all the updates, enjoyable read, the whole lot :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By aspensilver540
I don't see your question in the E39 section,...

I don't see your question in the E39 section, would be a good idea to post it there.
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?202-1996-2003-(E39)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By aspensilver540
There are many transmission problems which can be...

There are many transmission problems which can be something minor that needs to be fixed. I'd post on bimmerforums.com E39 section with a new thread with transmission somewhere in the title and hope...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By aspensilver540
I have the same car (non vanos, auto) with...

I have the same car (non vanos, auto) with pampered engine I don't believe this is possible - 30.5 mpg. What is your claim of method for achieving this? Maybe if you started very slowly and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By aspensilver540
:) using that link I did my belts on my own never...

:) using that link I did my belts on my own never having changed belts on a car before :) You as a DIY guy it should be a breeze. The difficulty I forgot to mention is the fan coming off, google that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By aspensilver540
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.ph...

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1763405-m62tu-belt-replace-reinstall-or-retighten
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By aspensilver540
Sears is horrible. I was in a hurry before a...

Sears is horrible. I was in a hurry before a roadtrip, needed a new set of tires a few years ago and they couldn't figure out how to get the caps off the wheels and there were tool marks all over one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,157
Posted By aspensilver540
Genius. Get the M5. It's a bit more expensive to...

Genius. Get the M5. It's a bit more expensive to maintain and MPG is a bit worse, but with the 540 you'll catch yourself dreaming of the M5. Just bite the bullet!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,601
Posted By aspensilver540
NP. Post what you go with and show us some...

NP. Post what you go with and show us some finished pics ;-)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,601
Posted By aspensilver540
I'd pay more attention with problems specific to...

I'd pay more attention with problems specific to the car or MFG. Was the charger using Hella parts? Probably not. The ballasts do go on these cars sometimes, but not anywhere near the frequency that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,601
Posted By aspensilver540
The Ballasts are replaceable, and not difficult....

The Ballasts are replaceable, and not difficult. There are some cases of them burning out, but not too many. I haven't heard about wiring damage, did you see this mentioned somewhere? There should be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,601
Posted By aspensilver540
Like what? They look better, give better light...

Like what? They look better, give better light output, and you won't have to deal with the bulbs going out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 901
Posted By aspensilver540
Have you driven an E39 M5 yet? I'd say that is...

Have you driven an E39 M5 yet? I'd say that is the first order of business. R&P is great, but the Recirculating Ball is still good too, and is MUCH better than the electronic steering in all the new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 901
Posted By aspensilver540
There are a lot of threads on 530I or 540I...

There are a lot of threads on 530I or 540I supercharged vs. an M5. Look them up the member consensus is usually to just buy the M5, the reason being (although you have some suspension upgrades) that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 901
Posted By aspensilver540
Buy the M5.

Buy the M5.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 654
Posted By aspensilver540
URO is junk, I have used it on other cars only to...

URO is junk, I have used it on other cars only to have to put back the OEM hose I "preventatively replaced" with URO.

Defending URO makes you look silly, regardless of how many cars you have fixed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By aspensilver540
not unusual -- but your system is having trouble...

not unusual -- but your system is having trouble cooling.

When you drive, the car's engine is partially cooled just by air moving around it. Your system is overheating probably more than you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,129
Posted By aspensilver540
This is false. The time spent fixing a car...

This is false. The time spent fixing a car doesn't produce a future revenue stream for you. Instead, it is smarter to work on a side business, degree improvement, or other item that may increase your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By aspensilver540
Don't drive without an air filter. That is...

Don't drive without an air filter. That is stupid.

The K&N has never proven any gains, has seemed to cause problems. I'd stay away. There is plenty of other areas to spend money on the car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-27-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By aspensilver540
Idle Control Valve last cleaned @ 122K, I suppose...

Idle Control Valve last cleaned @ 122K, I suppose I could try to re-clean...but I had none of these symptoms when it was dirty @ 122K. Could it be a connection issue in that area?
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