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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,843
Posted By 2002_530i
Car looks awesome, and I love those rims! I also...

Car looks awesome, and I love those rims! I also have the FSD shocks/H&R springs, 20k on them and I still love the combo.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,789
Posted By 2002_530i
Did you compare all of the new parts to the old...

Did you compare all of the new parts to the old parts, to make sure they are the same as far as physical dimensions? If it is not an issue with the throw-out bearing or pivot, then check the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By 2002_530i
Do you mean the headlights come on? If that is...

Do you mean the headlights come on? If that is what you meant, your brother may not even be aware of it, but the e39 does have something like this. After the key is off, use the left steering column...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By 2002_530i
I'm running 275s out back. When I first put them...

I'm running 275s out back. When I first put them on the car, the tires would hit the wheelwell lips over bumps so I rolled the lips flush, problem solved. I never had a problem with the tires hitting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,654
Posted By 2002_530i
2002 530i, NEEDED to do the cooling overhaul @...

2002 530i, NEEDED to do the cooling overhaul @ 120k miles.

I had a CEL for the thermostat (it was stuck open, had a "low coolant temp" code), so I ordered all the parts needed for the cooling...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By 2002_530i
To check oil level on a manual transmission, open...

To check oil level on a manual transmission, open fill plug and stick in your finger to check the level. Should be level with the bottom of the fill plug opening.

Chris
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By 2002_530i
FYI, on the right side of the engine block is a...

FYI, on the right side of the engine block is a coolant drain plug. If you remove that, you'll get a lot more of the old coolant out of the engine than if you didn't. It is kinda hard to see, but it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 24,506
Posted By 2002_530i
Remove oil pressure sending unit from engine and...

Remove oil pressure sending unit from engine and install a mechanical oil pressure gauge at the threaded hole and see what readings you are getting at idle and at higher engine speeds. That way, you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By 2002_530i
Had your air cleaner housing out lately? Looks...

Had your air cleaner housing out lately? Looks about the right size and shape of the lower cushion mount. If you look down the front of the air cleaner housing, you should see if yours is missing.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,708
Posted By 2002_530i
The trunk unlock actuator is inside the trunklid,...

The trunk unlock actuator is inside the trunklid, next to the latch. You'll have to remove the inside trim cover to get to it. This is a pretty common item that fails. You mentioned hearing a relay...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2008, 11:52 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 31,260
Posted By 2002_530i
I've had all the parts for this job sitting...

I've had all the parts for this job sitting around for over a month, which was driving me crazy after following this thread for the last week, but I finally had a chance to replace my vanos seals...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,764
Posted By 2002_530i
Yes, one wheel speed sensor in each wheel well....

Yes, one wheel speed sensor in each wheel well. Can't miss 'em as they go to the back of the wheel hub area on one end and up to a black rectangular box (which contains the connector) on the other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By 2002_530i
This is one of those "can't believe I didn't do...

This is one of those "can't believe I didn't do this sooner" mods, so easy and so cheap, yet makes such a difference.

Too bad you didn't tell me you wanted to do this, as I have a barely-used M5...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,305
Posted By 2002_530i
Look in the engine compartment, look really good...

Look in the engine compartment, look really good at everything, the radiator, expansion tank, the hoses and the front of the engine where the waterpump and t-stat live (you may need a mirror to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2008, 11:37 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,915
Posted By 2002_530i
2002 530i, long-term average is 27.6 mpg,...

2002 530i, long-term average is 27.6 mpg, according to OBC.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,331
Posted By 2002_530i
There are many options that can be enabled or...

There are many options that can be enabled or disabled, such as "lights only" when arming/disarming alarm, daytime running lights, auto door locks, etc. But the dealer or an independent shop with the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,749
Posted By 2002_530i
Kingster, rear lower spring perch is at the...

Kingster, rear lower spring perch is at the lowest setting. It comes already set in that position from Koni.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By 2002_530i
Just stick with stock. Although those Beastpower...

Just stick with stock. Although those Beastpower brackets are nice, they are by no means necessary.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By 2002_530i
I ended up going with the H&R sport springs, and...

I ended up going with the H&R sport springs, and am very pleased. The biggest issue is the parking lot concrete stops, as the front air dam hits those, which it used to clear. Other than that, I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,749
Posted By 2002_530i
The rear FSDs have the multiple spring perch...

The rear FSDs have the multiple spring perch positions just like the Koni sports.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2008, 11:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,749
Posted By 2002_530i
Kingster5, you're about in the same situation I...

Kingster5, you're about in the same situation I was about 9 months ago. I had installed Bilstein sport shocks with H&R sport springs. After about 5000 miles, I was fed up with the harsh ride and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,946
Posted By 2002_530i
When the Bilsteins were installed, were the front...

When the Bilsteins were installed, were the front strut upper mounts (strut bearings) replaced with new ones? A worn strut bearing will cause clunking like this.

The upper rubber cushion that the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 31,260
Posted By 2002_530i
Great to hear such positive results from another...

Great to hear such positive results from another satisfied customer that used the Beisan seals. I have already purchased their vanos seal kit and am only waiting for better weather so I can install...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By 2002_530i
For door hinges, try a lithium grease spray. It...

For door hinges, try a lithium grease spray. It sprays very thin so it can make its way into crevices, but as the solvents evaporate, it leaves a thicker grease behind, which serves to lubricate and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By 2002_530i
The under-hood switch won't cause an issue....

The under-hood switch won't cause an issue. Having it unplugged merely shows as an open (no continuity) signal, which is the same thing that happens when the switch is hooked up and functioning, but...
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