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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 81,221
Posted By Hooray!
MaxLife

Just to report that mine still shifts like a dream... got the dreaded TRANS FAILSAFE, one of these early threads, did the research and the MaxLife tranny fluid meets the BMW specs and is designed for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,118
Posted By Hooray!
416145 This is a 3.0 M54 with 73,000 miles...

416145

This is a 3.0 M54 with 73,000 miles on it. That oil sludge engine had some serious "other" oil issues, possibly never changed, fried, etc. That owner was lucky if cleaning out the engine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,118
Posted By Hooray!
Fun that I still get comments every now and then...

Fun that I still get comments every now and then from the threads Fudman, Bluebee and I (among many others) populated years ago! I guess if you own an E39 these are invaluable threads of experience....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,905
Posted By Hooray!
Excellent news! That VANOS we did together...

Excellent news! That VANOS we did together still purrs like a kitten too. I put new 18" BBS rims on since it was last in your garage and notice that the right rear inner is wearing more than the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,905
Posted By Hooray!
High Pressure Air : )

Have been off this site for a while, I guess my E39 has been issue free! Anyways, today, 88 in Boston, driving all morning with AC on, come home, pull away from a stop light and hear sloshing water...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 64,814
Posted By Hooray!
Could be... the TC engages and disengages as you...

Could be... the TC engages and disengages as you probably read in one of my posts a year ago. You can do the highway hill test in either 4th gear or 5th gear (based on speed you are going and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 28,969
Posted By Hooray!
I have a similar shimmy only first time on the...

I have a similar shimmy only first time on the highway in the AM at 60-70mph, thought it was "flat spotting" of tires overnight as they dont "rebound" until they warm up a little. I think our...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,705
Posted By Hooray!
Interesting. The other day I was driving my 530i...

Interesting. The other day I was driving my 530i down I95, not really rough road, just cruising along and all my instrument guage needles went "limp" pinned to left, radio cluster went blank then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,502
Posted By Hooray!
No, I paid for a one hour "diagnostic" at which...

No, I paid for a one hour "diagnostic" at which time they checked the ATF quality (visual) and level and program revision. They said it took "hours" to reflash all the CPUs but only charged me for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,502
Posted By Hooray!
Agree, ATF1 is good stuff, I was just reporting...

Agree, ATF1 is good stuff, I was just reporting what I learned and the Maxlife was $2.99 per qt on sale and also used by a bunch of guys (and gals) here!

I did bring my car to a stealer as step...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,502
Posted By Hooray!
What did you use for ATF? I was told not to use...

What did you use for ATF? I was told not to use some ATFs even though they are BMW certified as they are designed for new transmissions and are too "slippery" believe it or not. Steve Dose, the ZF...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,502
Posted By Hooray!
ZFs own 5HP-19 guide which applies to several...

ZFs own 5HP-19 guide which applies to several brands, not just BMW states that the "lifetime" fluid life is 100,000 miles or 8 years and there is a "note" that "spirited" driving will reduce the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 14,928
Posted By Hooray!
When we are talking about a BMW non-fault code...

When we are talking about a BMW non-fault code triggering issue(s), have "open heart" solid data that demonstrates the hypothesis, then it is less about following the herd as it is leading the pack! ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 14,928
Posted By Hooray!
I replaced my VANOS seals, I had zero fault...

I replaced my VANOS seals, I had zero fault codes, they were like hard plastic while the new inner seals were like rubber bands and the outer seals like "giving" teflon. Our cars are machines, as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 31,329
Posted By Hooray!
RedLine 75W-90 gear oil, I'll now have to check...

RedLine 75W-90 gear oil, I'll now have to check the label, Bavarian Auto sells it specifically for BMWs so I believe it meets the specs bluebee references above too.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 64,814
Posted By Hooray!
Ditto my first experience with Steve after a...

Ditto my first experience with Steve after a laborious internet search that came up with him as my #1 resource and he did not let me down after spending over an hour rapping about our e39s and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,406
Posted By Hooray!
Doru, you are spot on. BMW has made a conscious...

Doru, you are spot on. BMW has made a conscious shift to increase market share which means they have to appeal to a larger non-teutonic auto buying segment of the market. It is not a coincidence...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By Hooray!
Orxan, that is what mine looks like albeit...

Orxan, that is what mine looks like albeit without the snow (I clear it off each storm). I wish I had a warm garage to put her in but dont at the moment. I should have been more specific, I have a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,406
Posted By Hooray!
Agree on our e9s but you might be correct, what...

Agree on our e9s but you might be correct, what seems strange now (no dip stick) will be common to our kids. Maybe just a passing of the torch, but seems early to me, I'm still young!!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By Hooray!
Winter "Sitting" aka "Storage" needs

I've been driving my daughter's VW Golf the last three weeks since snow hit and I have yet to get some new DWSs for my e39. I have it hooked up to a trickle charger so the battery is topped off but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,406
Posted By Hooray!
I'm talking about design and yes they are "cool"...

I'm talking about design and yes they are "cool" accents, crazy thing is, as BMW drifts away from dip sticks and adds more compu-this, compu-that where did the driving machine go?!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,406
Posted By Hooray!
Tough crowd here I know, I'm way over "...

Tough crowd here I know, I'm way over " impressing kids" but caught the comment of a completely different generation seeing the styling cues that we all see on our e39's vs. 'what is it'....
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,406
Posted By Hooray!
NEGATIVE! I did this the other day and...

NEGATIVE!

I did this the other day and caught three "kids" checking out the BBS stock style 42s on my car and as I walked up behind them, one was saying "look at the 'new one', looks like crap...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,254
Posted By Hooray!
Any of the various "windshield" sealer beads is...

Any of the various "windshield" sealer beads is the way to go (not silicone), "white gas" or coleman fuel works wonders on all sticky stuff (and is cheap), my Father showed me that trick twenty years...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,673
Posted By Hooray!
I'm happy with the style 42s 9jx18s; never get...

I'm happy with the style 42s 9jx18s; never get tired of two piece BBSs; this is a pic of another e39 with them as I dont have a pic of mine mounted. I bought conti DWSs for 4/5 season use up here in...
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