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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,640
Posted By Shires
It has been suggested before surely. You take...

It has been suggested before surely. You take the car for a drive and have someone watch or graph the requested and measured camshaft advance figures using INPA or similar. Then you compare. If...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Shires
Those are E46 clubsport wheels. E39 style 71s...

Those are E46 clubsport wheels. E39 style 71s have a different offset, bore and a much deeper dish.

EDIT: Actually I'm not so sure. It's really hard to tell with the reflections. But something...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Shires
Factory fit E39 Style 71s were made by a well...

Factory fit E39 Style 71s were made by a well known Italian company called Cromadora.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By Shires
One of my E39's front springs broke, it was also...

One of my E39's front springs broke, it was also on the driveway and due to rust.

Around here a criminal about of salt is spread on the roads during winter, which no doubt was a contributory...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,010
Posted By Shires
The factory-fit DISA valve on my car was made by...

The factory-fit DISA valve on my car was made by BOSCH.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 87,258
Posted By Shires
Kudos to you sir. If you are planning to...

Kudos to you sir.

If you are planning to sell this to a broader/international market it may be useful to know that the 2.5L DISA valve is also used on the 2.2L version of the M54 sold in other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,909
Posted By Shires
I have a factory fitted tilt/slide in my car and...

I have a factory fitted tilt/slide in my car and it does have that unsightly gap so everything in order. :)



Nicely done.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,784
Posted By Shires
Pretty sure the M54 has a return-less fuel...

Pretty sure the M54 has a return-less fuel system, at least here in Europe.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 25,831
Posted By Shires
Here is a a nice illustration from TIS: ...

Here is a a nice illustration from TIS:

http://tis.spaghetticoder.org/images/1/00/94/78.jpg



I list below some issues encountered before overhauling the rear suspension. I have no such...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,939
Posted By Shires
Have you considered disconnecting the MAF before...

Have you considered disconnecting the MAF before starting the car, and then taking it for a spin? I may be wrong but I believe that should cause it to revert to semi-default fueling parameters (open...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,823
Posted By Shires
That looks ace. Fantastic colour. Like Dennis...

That looks ace. Fantastic colour. Like Dennis I'm not sure about the number plate. May I suggest polishing the tail pipe? :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,852
Posted By Shires
I sincerely hope that you and your passengers...

I sincerely hope that you and your passengers have no lasting injuries and that it does not mess up your day-to-day lives so much. Best of luck getting through this.



Roughly the same from my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,674
Posted By Shires
Hmm, my information differs, I know that Euro...

Hmm, my information differs, I know that Euro 530s have a larger clutch and flywheel and stronger manual transmission (gearbox) than Euro 520/525s. :confused:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2011, 03:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,127
Posted By Shires
I'm rebuilding some cloth seats at the minute --...

I'm rebuilding some cloth seats at the minute -- currently waiting on the foam pieces from BMW, on back order, they have to make new ones apparently. Lots to come off the seats but the main pain in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2011, 03:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,791
Posted By Shires
It has been done before by the looks of it. And...

It has been done before by the looks of it. And yep, I was thinking about carrying lumber too. :rofl:

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/152131-guide-ski-bag-retrofit.html...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,286
Posted By Shires
My factory fitted style 71 wheels were made by...

My factory fitted style 71 wheels were made by Cromodora in Italy and they say Italy on the back, so it's not outside the bounds of possibility. :) They do have "BMW" and BMW part numbers stamped on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By Shires
The cars are called beemers over this side of the...

The cars are called beemers over this side of the pond (well in the UK and Ireland anyway) and at the time they were introduced were big in comparison to the average family car. ;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2011, 03:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By Shires
Very nice. I dynoed my 520i recently and it came...

Very nice. I dynoed my 520i recently and it came back with 173hp at the flywheel which I'm pleased with. I won't bore you all with the graph. :rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,173
Posted By Shires
Capacity on the I6 diffs is 1.1L. You must have a...

Capacity on the I6 diffs is 1.1L. You must have a slow leak.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,572
Posted By Shires
The right software such as INPA (or GT1 perhaps)...

The right software such as INPA (or GT1 perhaps) can tell you how many times and for what reason the alarm has gone off.

in my case it was the tilt switch unit in the boot beside the CD player, it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,069
Posted By Shires
Hmm. Looks a bit Humpy Dumpty to be honest. :rofl:

Hmm. Looks a bit Humpy Dumpty to be honest. :rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 18,016
Posted By Shires
I'm quite happy with the sound quality of the I6....

I'm quite happy with the sound quality of the I6. Screw the sound system. :rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,089
Posted By Shires
I guess the ECU is over that side on RHD cars? ...

I guess the ECU is over that side on RHD cars?

I have heard of this before, caused by blocked drain tubes in the vicinity of the cabin air filter housing and ECU box. Water pools and runs inside...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,733
Posted By Shires
They never had a badge so they are not really...

They never had a badge so they are not really debadged. :)

My build sheet has:

320 MODEL DESIGNATION - DELETE

I sometimes see cars here "down badged" too. For instance an M5 with a 520i...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By Shires
Perhaps it's something you have already...

Perhaps it's something you have already considered but may I suggest thinking about refreshing your suspension before upgrading the springs and struts etc? The difference between a 10 year old and...
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