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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,105
Posted By chiefwej
I put it there so that the sound output and power...

I put it there so that the sound output and power source would be right next to each other. I keep my iPhone either in a holder (suctioned to the console) or just drop it in the space right in front...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,105
Posted By chiefwej
With the 3.5 Aux plug installed in the cup holder...

With the 3.5 Aux plug installed in the cup holder cartridge where I have it, you can plug in any power adapter and it does not interfer with use of the plug.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,105
Posted By chiefwej
The OBD (which you are referring to as a head...

The OBD (which you are referring to as a head unit slides out in seconds). Just be sure that you nderstand that the release just turns 1/4 turn, it does NOT unscrew. Once it's out there are two...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,105
Posted By chiefwej
Does this answer your question? ...

Does this answer your question?

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By chiefwej
There is a repair kit that give you the sensor,...

There is a repair kit that give you the sensor, the plug and wires to splice it in.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,105
Posted By chiefwej
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n176/chiefwej/c...

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By chiefwej
Regarding your display not showing the usual...

Regarding your display not showing the usual items, the system prioritizes what to display. So once all of the warning items have been resolved and clear, the display should return to normal.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By chiefwej
I don't know if Techron is available in the UK,...

I don't know if Techron is available in the UK, but many have found that running a couple bottles of it through the system takes care os issues with gas gauge. Traction control light is probably...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,486
Posted By chiefwej
There is a long very straight stretch of highway...

There is a long very straight stretch of highway going up to the east entrance of the Grand Canyon. It is mostly across an Indian reservation. Just open desert, not even a big rock that a cop could...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,966
Posted By chiefwej
I just thought of the most useless feature that...

I just thought of the most useless feature that isn't something you can just turn off or code off. That stupid vacuum gage on the dash. Just worthless.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,966
Posted By chiefwej
One person's stupid feature is another's...

One person's stupid feature is another's pricesless "couldn't do without" feature. At least most all can be easily turned off or disabled. I could do with out the right mirror dipping when I put the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 575
Posted By chiefwej
It's 75 and sunny here..........again today. In...

It's 75 and sunny here..........again today. In fact today I am working on getting the pool ready for summer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 748
Posted By chiefwej
I apologize for saying latent heat, you are...

I apologize for saying latent heat, you are correct, I should have referred to specific heat. In my world of firefighting both specific and latent heat are factors that need consideration.

I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 748
Posted By chiefwej
True that water has the highest latent heat...

True that water has the highest latent heat capacity. That's why it is by far the best extinguishing agent for fires. It's also cheap,readily available flows well, etc. But it also has a lot of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,099
Posted By chiefwej
I'm sure everyone here on the forum takes their...

I'm sure everyone here on the forum takes their car to the dealer for oil changes. Oh that reminds me, I need to make an appointment at the dealer, I think my windshield washer solution might be low.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By chiefwej
Overheating can and does ruin the thermostat on...

Overheating can and does ruin the thermostat on the V8 with the electronic thermostat. I'm not sure if the same is true on the 6s.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By chiefwej
He stuck a hood badge on it.

He stuck a hood badge on it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By chiefwej
There is a procedure for bleeding the system on...

There is a procedure for bleeding the system on that model that must be followed to get ALL of the air out of the system. If it is not done correctly the car will overheat shortly after it is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 748
Posted By chiefwej
I did a cooling system overhaul before the...

I did a cooling system overhaul before the changeover. Replaced the radiator, expansion tank, water pump, thermostat, fan clutch, belts and idler pulleys, and some,but not all of the hoses.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 748
Posted By chiefwej
In answer to the OP, I'm now in my fifth year of...

In answer to the OP, I'm now in my fifth year of using Evans NPG and it has worked exactly as advertised. No more problems with my cooling system. I have even removed the top O-ring on the cap so it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By chiefwej
As I recall it was $760 for my clutch in my 540....

As I recall it was $760 for my clutch in my 540. That was to replace the clutch only. No flywheel or other work. $500 labor plus the cost of the clutch kit. I can't imagine that a 528 should cost...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By chiefwej
Most of the suspension tweeks were to allow for...

Most of the suspension tweeks were to allow for use of the 18 inch stagered set-up M-pars. There is a slight advantage in handling, but I think it is mostly due to the difference in tires and wheels....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By chiefwej
BTW: there is no such thing as a "530i M series"....

BTW: there is no such thing as a "530i M series". Do you mean 530i sport?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,039
Posted By chiefwej
A few years ago there was a forum member looking...

A few years ago there was a forum member looking for an 03 Touring M-tech in Alpine. I think there were only something like 3 or 4 ever imported. That's a very rare beast indeed, but rare doesn't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 122,318
Posted By chiefwej
Does your gas door lock work?

Does your gas door lock work?
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