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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 54,921
Posted By golferjohnm
Any idea what you'll be asking? (if you want it...

Any idea what you'll be asking? (if you want it to be a surprise, I'd understand)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By golferjohnm
this is what the housing and bulb look...

this is what the housing and bulb look like...it's located in the back/middle of the headlight housing

You'll need to do a little minor surgery of the housing to get at the bulb (the reflector...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 771
Posted By golferjohnm
Amen, Bob :thumbup:

Amen, Bob :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By golferjohnm
but to get to the actual bulb, you have to do a...

but to get to the actual bulb, you have to do a little 'minor' surgery. The housing is one piece with a pigtail plug, the bulb is a 10w. Many here opt for a higher-output LED which are plentiful,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By golferjohnm
Sounds like a good idea, (the nap part) ...

Sounds like a good idea, (the nap part)
Thanks neighbor :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By golferjohnm
I just noticed this on mine as well...it sounds...

I just noticed this on mine as well...it sounds more like a high-pitched whistle. What did you do to eliminate this?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By golferjohnm
This may fall under the 'just because it can be...

This may fall under the 'just because it can be done....' category
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By golferjohnm
I replaced my amber corners with clear ones from...

I replaced my amber corners with clear ones from Umnitza...you're welcome to have my originals...here's the DIY: ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By golferjohnm
That's really interesting...perhaps the rationale...

That's really interesting...perhaps the rationale would be that the xenon headlights are more susceptible to the affects of dirt? I'm struggling with the logic behind that, but okay.

If it were...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 771
Posted By golferjohnm
did you buy it? Nice car and nice buy, even at...

did you buy it? Nice car and nice buy, even at asking
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By golferjohnm
mine was more like a knuckle cracking...

mine was more like a knuckle cracking sound...turned-out to be the tie rod ends. I replaced the motor mounts, sway bar links, upper strut mounts...was just about ready to do the struts when the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,215
Posted By golferjohnm
That's how mine came too...I added the M5 style...

That's how mine came too...I added the M5 style 65's which are 18" and also staggered
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 720
Posted By golferjohnm
*Go Dawgs* *Go Hawks* I've been just...

*Go Dawgs*
*Go Hawks*

I've been just north of 130 mph on a lonely stretch in Eastern Wa. steady-Eddie and I had lots of pedal left. Sure made 70 mph feel like I could get out and walk alongside...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By golferjohnm
The genius engineers in Dingle-berry-hoffing (or...

The genius engineers in Dingle-berry-hoffing (or whatever) thought that adding a CDV, (clutch delay valve) would increase clutch-life and prevent 17 year olds from mobbin' the throttle to red-line...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By golferjohnm
hmmmm...and I'm smack in between at 168k on...

hmmmm...and I'm smack in between at 168k on original guides :dunno:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By golferjohnm
Are you certain that you have bad timing chain...

Are you certain that you have bad timing chain guides? If you're making that judgment solely based on sound at start-up, it could be your timing chain tensioners. A consistent diesel(ly) sound...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By golferjohnm
I know I have to look-out for State Patrol cuz...

I know I have to look-out for State Patrol cuz this things a rocket :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By golferjohnm
No problem...just email his address to me:...

No problem...just email his address to me: john.maurer@movement.com
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By golferjohnm
If you're talking about the amber corners...that...

If you're talking about the amber corners...that plastic piece just slides in and out. But since you've already restored your lenses and are familiar with the process, you can have my perfectly...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,758
Posted By golferjohnm
niccccce!! done the timing chain guides? I...

niccccce!! done the timing chain guides?

I just hit 167k and I recall that's when Bobdmac did his...my baby is running so great, I'd hate to tear into her, especially if there's documentation of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 790
Posted By golferjohnm
Having the 6-speed conversion, (if done properly)...

Having the 6-speed conversion, (if done properly) would be worth an extra $2000-$2500 for me, so if you could pick it up for $7500-$8000, you'd have one heck-of-a nice, unique ride.
The rebuilt...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By golferjohnm
very cool...Congrats!

very cool...Congrats!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,391
Posted By golferjohnm
This would 'complete' the transformation, IMO ...

This would 'complete' the transformation, IMO

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E39-OEM-Rare-High-Polished-Black-Piano-Wood-Interior-Trim-M5-540i-528i-5-2-/221792690934?hash=item33a3dfe2f6&vxp=mtr
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,146
Posted By golferjohnm
I put a Gen III FI Hemi, Tremec 5 speed,...

I put a Gen III FI Hemi, Tremec 5 speed, coil-overs on all corners...I miss that car too
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,146
Posted By golferjohnm
here' a pic of the resto-modded version of my 1st...

here' a pic of the resto-modded version of my 1st car
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