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Forum: Parting Out 02-27-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 263
Posted By Pappa Bear
WTB: E39 540i cats

Need CA legal cats for a 1999 540i. Willing to trade for some fully functioning magnaflow 45005s that are installed. I'm in San Diego.


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Forum: Parting Out 02-27-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,215
Posted By Pappa Bear
Did you sell the cats? I'm in San Diego,...

Did you sell the cats? I'm in San Diego, depending how far you are I can meet you.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By Pappa Bear
Hot key in ignition switch, not starting.

Ok so it happened again this afternoon. It's not the battery or the charge level. The only thing I think it could be is the temperature inside the car. Initially no start but after 5' with the doors...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By Pappa Bear
Hot key in ignition switch, not starting.

First of all, yes I searched for previous threads on my problem but came up with nothing. not the same electrical gremlins as most people have with their ignition switches. That being said...

Wow...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By Pappa Bear
Well whatever it is, I noticed it when I was...

Well whatever it is, I noticed it when I was doing an oil change and looking at my newly missing ambient air thermometer that recently decided to fall off. The drips were still kind of mailable like...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By Pappa Bear
I ran over a zombie.

Check it out:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,283
Posted By Pappa Bear
Well turns out it was a keep it simple stupid...

Well turns out it was a keep it simple stupid issue, the battery terminal was corroded and had a poor connection. Cleaned it up and im back up to 13.5+ V. Now on to my other electrical issues...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 620,701
Posted By Pappa Bear
It's possible that could cause some extra...

It's possible that could cause some extra wheelslip for a second but I would think the computer would have tolerances built in for that. I have aftermarket urethane bushings but they are getting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 620,701
Posted By Pappa Bear
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 620,701
Posted By Pappa Bear
So I just read this whole thread, my head is...

So I just read this whole thread, my head is spinning, but i think i have found my problem. But just to be sure, let me share my symptoms and see what yall have to say. I am throwing a code 90,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,283
Posted By Pappa Bear
So what exactly is the FSU and how does it relate...

So what exactly is the FSU and how does it relate to the cars charging system, if at all? I can't find a straight answer anywhere here. Because if it's possible that has something to do with it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,283
Posted By Pappa Bear
So how hard is it to put in a new voltage...

So how hard is it to put in a new voltage regulator? Is there a DIY for it? I know all my connections are good and the belt it tight.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,283
Posted By Pappa Bear
Voltage regulator, FSU, or bad new alternator?

So I replaced my alternator about 2 weeks ago after having my car shipped to hawaii, i thought it was a simple issue. the battery light came on and i ran test #09 and the car was making 11V. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By Pappa Bear
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By Pappa Bear
Well I was about to go crazy and rig something up...

Well I was about to go crazy and rig something up where I could use my push fan to put air across the radiator when I found this. Looks like the electronics in the car really dont like cross ocean...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By Pappa Bear
Yea there is no problem with the coolant. It is...

Yea there is no problem with the coolant. It is full and circulating. The core temp drops a few degrees as soon as the engine turns over after sitting for a bit.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By Pappa Bear
Zionsville fail

So I just moved to Hawaii and I don't have Internet yet, so sorry if this was addressed somewhere before but the iPhone search tool isnt the best.

Anywhoo, I picked up my car from shipping on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By Pappa Bear
Sounds like the cells in your catalytic...

Sounds like the cells in your catalytic converters are breaking down. That's what was the case in my car. Look up magma flows. I had a custom shop put them in for $100. The cats cost $300. Heck of a...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-29-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Pappa Bear
Tires are gone.

Tires are gone.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-27-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Pappa Bear
BUMP Movers are coming tomorrow, last minute...

BUMP
Movers are coming tomorrow, last minute offers?
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-22-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Pappa Bear
BUMP. Really trying to get these sold by 12/30....

BUMP.
Really trying to get these sold by 12/30. let me know if your interested at all.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-20-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Pappa Bear
FS: E39 Blizzaks

Military moving to Hawaii, no need for snow tires there. Selling 4 Bridgstone Blizzak LM-25s studless snow tires mounted on OEM BMW wheels for a E39 540. WHEELS INCLUDED! Tire/wheel sizes are...
Forum: BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition 08-22-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,122
Posted By Pappa Bear
So after a month and a half I have learned a lot...

So after a month and a half I have learned a lot about bikes, and harleys. They burn oil like crazy, filling up the gas tank involves not putting the fuel nozzle all the way in the tank and riding in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 188,034
Posted By Pappa Bear
Thanks for all the info on this topic, just found...

Thanks for all the info on this topic, just found and fixed 3 broken wires in 30 minuted instead of 30 days because of this thread. ohh and my E39 is black.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By Pappa Bear
All-seasons suck all year round, if you want to...

All-seasons suck all year round, if you want to drive the E39 in sub 45 degree weather get some mounted snow tires, and put summer rubber on your other rims. I have blizzaks and love them, the only...
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