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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Bosch "should" be okay, but as we know with STP,...

Bosch "should" be okay, but as we know with STP, some domestic (meaning USA) manufacturer have issues with getting it right for BMW. As CN90 correctly mentions, Bosch source a lot of stuff they sell...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Rumor is BMW dropped the 441 "value line" refills...

Rumor is BMW dropped the 441 "value line" refills (441s came with the metal inserts) and only supply the 711 SWF refills (which do NOT come with the metal inserts, you reuse your originals)...which...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I think you mean the 441. :) In my experience...

I think you mean the 441. :)
In my experience in rainy Seattle, the "711" refills from BMW will last three or four times as long out here (6 months versus 18-24 months life). The 411s just start...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+2. When double locked, it cannot be opened with...

+2. When double locked, it cannot be opened with slim jim or any tool. Gotta take off the door panel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 468
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I think it depends on the driver and conditions. ...

I think it depends on the driver and conditions. The factory thrust arm bushings definitely wear pretty quickly...within 40 to 70k miles. The ball joint is good much longer than the thrust arm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Fuses and wiring good? Be sure to check the...

Fuses and wiring good? Be sure to check the relays, and all the connectors. It may not be getting sufficient current, though there may be continuity. I have experience that problem on other cars. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 374
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Make sure to not pinch the seal between the pump...

Make sure to not pinch the seal between the pump and tank. The Kuni BMW dealer in Oregon did that on mine, so every time filled up it leaked gas.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,516
Posted By 540 M-Sport
My primary buying habit is to find the least...

My primary buying habit is to find the least expensive premium gas. I do prefer to shop at a "busy" station, that has good turnover...and most of the less expensive places do, such as Costco, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,516
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Costco gas has always qualified as "top tier". I...

Costco gas has always qualified as "top tier". I spoke with a guy that is a BMW enthusiast on a local BMW forum, who was an auto dept buyer at Costco. He confided in me that their gas has always met...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Hey, sounds like a fun commute! Bottom line...

Hey, sounds like a fun commute! Bottom line then, tire wear is the same with staggered set up or not...there really is not difference. I just don't see how the staggered set up would influence tire...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By 540 M-Sport
My advise is to do nothing. It vents, it is...

My advise is to do nothing. It vents, it is normal...live with it. Don't OCD over it. ;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Use the dealer is probably the better option and...

Use the dealer is probably the better option and what I did. But you could check the local BMW club chapter too for leads on a good shop. The low miles would indicate it was driven...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1

+1
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 885
Posted By 540 M-Sport
235/40/18 front and 265/35/18 rear. If you go...

235/40/18 front and 265/35/18 rear. If you go wider in the rear, like a 275, you may have rubbing on the inner fender liners or outside fender lip....esp if you lower the car, so best to stick with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I would agree to go with H&R, they make a quality...

I would agree to go with H&R, they make a quality product. You can use them with your oem type shocks/struts...not a perfect match, but it will work...but the stiffer, shorter spring may cause...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 885
Posted By 540 M-Sport
A mobile wheel repair outfit can fix those to...

A mobile wheel repair outfit can fix those to look like new for $100 to $125 a wheel. They can also ensure they are not bent, and if so, correct that as well. Google search...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Yikes. I wouldn't drill holes. If water is...

Yikes. I wouldn't drill holes. If water is actually entering the tail light assembly (rare), find and seal the break in the seam, or replace it. The problem with drilling holes, is it will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Not sure how many things may need replacing but...

Not sure how many things may need replacing but definitely the lower ball joint and carrier piece. I had that done at around 160k. Car tracked much better after that. Prior in fast sweeping turns...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I would check your alignment settings as well as...

I would check your alignment settings as well as check carefully for worn suspension components. I've owned my 01 540 from summer 2003 and 16k miles. I now have 216k miles and never had serious...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Venting is NORMAL for the cap, and the residue...

Venting is NORMAL for the cap, and the residue that accumulates on the reservoir is normal/common. While I have not seen much residue on other cars I have with similar ZF reservoirs, it is my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 521
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I cannot say for certain, but based on the...

I cannot say for certain, but based on the description from that website, you will not be getting a factory Seimens MAF. It will be an "equivalent" from a third party. It may or may not work out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 521
Posted By 540 M-Sport
What brand did you replace the MAF with? I guess...

What brand did you replace the MAF with? I guess I'm trying to figure out the brands of the products you are buying. If they are not OEM or OES they can cause issues. But I doubt a MAF would give...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,511
Posted By 540 M-Sport
BTW, factory ZF Lifeguard 5 is available in 1...

BTW, factory ZF Lifeguard 5 is available in 1 liter bottles from Bavarian Auto for $16.95 each. I've used it for my last two changes (been doing 30k since new), previously I used the Esso, later...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 678
Posted By 540 M-Sport
My first replacement was a Behr from the...

My first replacement was a Behr from the dealer...replaced preventively at 70k miles. My current one has 93k miles, also a Behr purchased (IIRC) from Autohausaz.com

But as noted above, the factory...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 736
Posted By 540 M-Sport
The oem shocks on the M-Sport Suspension II are...

The oem shocks on the M-Sport Suspension II are M5 shocks. If you have not driven a low mileage example, you may be surprised how far your cars shocks are worn. At 100k plus, my car rode fine...
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