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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 908
Posted By 540 M-Sport
100k works for me...being through the overhaul...

100k works for me...being through the overhaul twice now. I have everything replaced, water pump, thermostat, radiator, expansion tank, all coolant hoses (there are about a dozen), entire drive...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Nice write up! I preventively replaced my tail...

Nice write up! I preventively replaced my tail light gaskets about 3 or so years ago. Been there, done that on a few cars after they get around 10 years old...figured I would tackle it before I had...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1, the lowest dusting pad I have ever used, bar...

+1, the lowest dusting pad I have ever used, bar none. But, the pads do not have the same "bite" or grabbiness of the stock pads, or many aftermarket alternatives. But I am willing to go with the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 550
Posted By 540 M-Sport
For the future, plan on replacing all of the...

For the future, plan on replacing all of the pullies and tensioners, and "while you are in there, do all the hoses, water pump and thermostat. I do this every 100k on my car, and never had a failure...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I turned my DRLs off...but have the same concerns...

I turned my DRLs off...but have the same concerns as you....I simply drive with my headlights on all the time.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,002
Posted By 540 M-Sport
There is product around for years called "GM Top...

There is product around for years called "GM Top Cleaner" which has similar properties, and sold by General Motors dealers.
It was used for similar issues, including intake and exhaust valve...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Okay, I understand your post now, thank you.

Okay, I understand your post now, thank you.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I went to the above listing # you provided, and...

I went to the above listing # you provided, and the item is not listed or described as being made by PIAA or that the blades are made from silicone...they are of the more modern beam to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Aquapel is superior to Rejex for the windshield...

Aquapel is superior to Rejex for the windshield as it resists abrasion much better. It will last up to 10 months in rainy Seattle. Rejex may last a month at best.

For side windows, yes you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By 540 M-Sport
There are superior products to RainX now. One I...

There are superior products to RainX now. One I was exposed to a few years ago by a car detailing shop is Aquapel. The primary advantage is it lasts for up to 9 or 10 months...in Seattle no less! ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Oops....or get them from Jason, those guys are...

Oops....or get them from Jason, those guys are awesome too!!! :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By 540 M-Sport
You can get factory SWF wiper blades (with...

You can get factory SWF wiper blades (with frames) from www.autohausaz.com for around $29 or so with free shipping (if you spend $75 or more). Or in the alternative, you can by just the inserts...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,233
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Just to repeat, I would replace the tensioner. ...

Just to repeat, I would replace the tensioner. The part was updated, with a new, longer spring to give added tension until oil pressure comes up. I don't know when it was updated, but my May 2001...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2016, 02:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 699
Posted By 540 M-Sport
best trick I learned on here for sealing the...

best trick I learned on here for sealing the vapor barrier is to use a wall paper seam roller. It allows you to bear down and get more pressure on the seal to stick better. That and a hair dryer or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2016, 12:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,233
Posted By 540 M-Sport
FWIW (sampling of one) I replaced my timing chain...

FWIW (sampling of one) I replaced my timing chain tensioner at around 100k with the updated version with the longer spring. Replacing with the updated tensioner immediately reduced the frequency and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,333
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Light control module (LKM in German) It is...

Light control module (LKM in German)
It is likely your LCM has failed. They can sometimes be repaired by companies that specialize in fixing various computers on the car...like the ABS computer,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By 540 M-Sport
So you buy unknown brand parts of Ebay, then...

So you buy unknown brand parts of Ebay, then after they arrive, question the quality?
:(

Google search "MTC parts quality" and read the threads that come up....
Send them back.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By 540 M-Sport
What brand of part is it claimed to be?

What brand of part is it claimed to be?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,018
Posted By 540 M-Sport
My 2 cents: If the arms have more than 100k on...

My 2 cents:
If the arms have more than 100k on them, then I would replace the entire arm. I would be concerned with the ball joint on the other end developing play or physically failing...esp if you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,230
Posted By 540 M-Sport
There are plenty of us with higher miles...I'm at...

There are plenty of us with higher miles...I'm at 246k. 2001 540 M-Sport.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Do you have an owners manual? They come free...

Do you have an owners manual? They come free with the car and are usually in the glove box. ;) Worth a read, there is a ton of useful information in it. You may even find a downloadable version...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I would inspect everything else and consider what...

I would inspect everything else and consider what else may require replacement. I replaced all the upper and lower control arms front and back at around 150k miles...did rear ball joints as well.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 406
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Fix the obvious stuff first...like the bank1...

Fix the obvious stuff first...like the bank1 sensor 1 O2 sensor, before messing with the cat. Catalyst issues are rare...and even rarer do the cause drivability issues. Catalysts normally respond...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 873
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I just hang onto the metal portion of the filter...

I just hang onto the metal portion of the filter canister when loosening or tightening, and am extra careful to only tighten until seated, and no more...I use a rubber strap wrench. I find the darn...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 873
Posted By 540 M-Sport
CN90, great question...I posed the same to my...

CN90, great question...I posed the same to my master BMW tech and he looked at me like I was crazy. He said they very rarely (if ever) fail, and he would not recommend preventive replacement of it. ...
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