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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By 540 M-Sport
Yes. Let us know how you like it. I would have...

Yes. Let us know how you like it. I would have gone with the M5. If the balance wasn't what you wanted, you would have had an excuse to upgrade to the front 530 sport bar. ;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Good for you, but understand the number of people...

Good for you, but understand the number of people that install their own tires and perform their own alignment (and even have the interest to do so) on this forum can probably be counted on one hand....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By 540 M-Sport
BTW, just to be clear, CRP/REIN/Contitech are all...

BTW, just to be clear, CRP/REIN/Contitech are all one company. I'm unsure of who has the controlling interest in whom, but REIN hoses say "Rein Automotive is a registered trademark of CRP...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 409
Posted By 540 M-Sport
My "go to" place for dealer only,...

My "go to" place for dealer only, stuff:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 409
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Most people need to replace the front door seals...

Most people need to replace the front door seals anyway....then get worn, and torn from peoples butts rubbing against them near the latch area. ;)
I replaced both of my front ones a couple years...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Be sure to use the oem cap. A poor fitting...

Be sure to use the oem cap. A poor fitting aftermarket cap will only add to your troubles and possibly continue the code.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I think it is always wisest to purchase tire...

I think it is always wisest to purchase tire valve stems from the installing dealer/shop. For no other reason that they will install and warranty it. IF there is a problem down the road, removal...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1. You have two options...seek a policy with...

+1. You have two options...seek a policy with "agree value" where you get to set the value yourself. Obviously the premium will be more. The other option (if or when the time comes) is to take...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 435
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I agree, I have done 7500 oil change intervals,...

I agree, I have done 7500 oil change intervals, and used LL01 almost exclusively (perhaps 5 or 6 changes were some other 5w-30 like Mobil 1 or Pennzoil Platinum. Just had my engine resealed (upper...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Yeah, been there, done that (on other cars in the...

Yeah, been there, done that (on other cars in the past) so I only use OEM parts, or the original equipment suppler (OES) from an independent source. I only use aftermarket after they have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By 540 M-Sport
He wants the door threshold, not the wood trim. ...

He wants the door threshold, not the wood trim. Read the thread first, before posting. ;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Look up the part numbers on realoem.com Once you...

Look up the part numbers on realoem.com Once you have the part numbers, go to Husker BMW online. They have great prices for "factory only" parts like trim pieces. Even better (typically) than...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 474
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Try Husker BMW online...but their minimum...

Try Husker BMW online...but their minimum shipping is $11 (and rarely much more, regardless of order size) But damn, their prices are amazing, compared to my local dealer. I ordered a giant box of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 435
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Not really, just use one that is LL01 rated,...

Not really, just use one that is LL01 rated, which is what BMW recommends for your car. Depending on the brand you select, that could be a 5w-30, 0w-30, 5w-40 or 0w-40. There are LL01 rates oils...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 435
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I'm always a bit dubious of these claims (not...

I'm always a bit dubious of these claims (not trying to be offensive, so sorry if you are). But what exactly are you experiencing or observing as a benefit?

I guess my question is, if you didn't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Cheap solution that works well is glycerin. You...

Cheap solution that works well is glycerin. You can get a bottle from the drug store for $4. Apply with a rag to all the door seals, on both the door and frame. Silicone spray works as well, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 595
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Google search will find a few reviews and more...

Google search will find a few reviews and more info. Mostly positive, sounds like it would be worth trying...but they are $60 retail!. I see them for $40 on Ebay, and copy cat products also on Ebay...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 474
Posted By 540 M-Sport
HOMELINK! You can waste gobs of $$$ on receivers...

HOMELINK! You can waste gobs of $$$ on receivers to turn on ceiling lights, lamps, radios, etc..only your budget is the limit. lol
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,560
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Any stored codes? My guess is possibly a water...

Any stored codes? My guess is possibly a water sensor not telling the Motronic the engine is cold, so the Motronic is not giving the engine the cold idle enrichment it needs.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I would just get a factory one. Order it from...

I would just get a factory one. Order it from Husker BMW online, they have great prices. I have only had one failure, with the original one, at around 80k miles. I have since replaced it twice...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 474
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Bill is right on with his recommendations, and...

Bill is right on with his recommendations, and Fleabay is a great source for what you need. Worth trying to mod your existing panel and if all else fails, you find a used one or buy new. I could...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By 540 M-Sport
2001-2003 facelifted lenses are not sold by...

2001-2003 facelifted lenses are not sold by BMW...which means either finding a lens at the junk yard, or simply replacing the entire headlight assembly with one from the junk yard. I would avoid...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By 540 M-Sport
You will also find a few 530 and 540 M-Sports...

You will also find a few 530 and 540 M-Sports imported from Canada....like mine. ;)
530 and 540 M-Sports were sold there from 2001 to 2003 and are pretty common, and easily imported.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 595
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1. My car is a daily driver, and it gets driven...

+1. My car is a daily driver, and it gets driven in everything. Though it is beading the water just fine, at some point in the next couple weeks I will be doing a similar regimen. Mine consists of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 595
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Super easy to use a clay bar my friend. ...

Super easy to use a clay bar my friend. Especially so after a wash, as you will not need to use as much of the spray lube. I use the Griot's Garage clay bar and Speed Shine (they are local and...
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