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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 290
Posted By SeanPhang
you are lucky this caused only minimal damage, man

you are lucky this caused only minimal damage, man
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By SeanPhang
Found the solution! ...

Found the solution!

http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/trunk%20actuator_files/trunk%20actuator.htm
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By SeanPhang
trunk lid inside plastic piece rattles

:mad:

So I took out the rear parcel shelf and pinpointed the rattle I got was indeed from the trunk. I stole this photo from another post to show you the piece. It's circled in light purple. It's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By SeanPhang
it's ...

it's ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,317
Posted By SeanPhang
so sorry to hear this. best of luck of getting it...

so sorry to hear this. best of luck of getting it back!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By SeanPhang
Thanks. Will check that!

Thanks. Will check that!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By SeanPhang
Unhappy plastic rattle on uneven road from the rear

It's driving me insane. The noise is not metallic, but an empty, plastic rattle. I poked around in the rear, seat headrest, back speakder cover, trunk lid, battery compartment lid, and I found the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By SeanPhang
Talking A study on ratio of city/highway driving vs MPG

Result shown in Figure attached. By eyeballing, I find a 2 MPG increase for a 10 MPH increase. Extrapolating this trend to a purely highway scenario of 70MPH, and the formula gives 30 MPG. Pretty...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By SeanPhang
do cooling overhaul following cnn90's awesome...

do cooling overhaul following cnn90's awesome writeup. it's crucial for your car now.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 916
Posted By SeanPhang
you can buy OE online in various BMW parts stores...

you can buy OE online in various BMW parts stores for under 400.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,123
Posted By SeanPhang
110, somewhere in Nevada

110, somewhere in Nevada
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,902
Posted By SeanPhang
2002 530i 138k, DD

2002 530i 138k, DD
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By SeanPhang
Oh, I see. That clarifies things up for me. ...

Oh, I see. That clarifies things up for me.

The old fan is a cheap aftermarket part of DEPO brand. I believe it gave up its ghost after several months. That's why I opted for BMW this time.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By SeanPhang
it's supposedly Genuine BMW.

it's supposedly Genuine BMW.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By SeanPhang
Question aux fan ONLY turned on when using AC

Changed Aux Fan last weekend following SleekBMW's excellent write-up and confirmed working when AC is on.

However, I noticed two situations when I thought it should be on but it wasn't:
1. just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By SeanPhang
The OP needs to report actual MPG numbers by the...

The OP needs to report actual MPG numbers by the OBC, better still, also the average speed, which will give us a sense of the ratio of H/W and local driving.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By SeanPhang
Thanks for all! I will learn to leverage the...

Thanks for all! I will learn to leverage the weight of the car itself next time.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By SeanPhang
driver-side rear wheel won't come off

I changed brake fluid yesterday. Pretty easy job, but also messy and need care lest brake fluid touch body paint.:thumbup:

But I haven't been able to take off the driver-side rear wheel:dunno:. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 831
Posted By SeanPhang
what do you mean? how can "zeroing out" average...

what do you mean? how can "zeroing out" average speed give you true speed?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,973
Posted By SeanPhang
Sad to hear this from an ID I instantly...

Sad to hear this from an ID I instantly recognized. Thank you and wish you best of luck!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By SeanPhang
Thanks. It's already taken care of when I...

Thanks.

It's already taken care of when I changed the alternator a year ago. Installed some kind of mesh at the air duct for the alternator.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By SeanPhang
cool. Then maybe I'll just go with the winter...

cool. Then maybe I'll just go with the winter version. Thouth I live in CA, never know if I will take a ski trip or not~ Thanks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By SeanPhang
Angry hit a rock on highway and what now

I am asking on behalf of a friend who drives a 2010 3-series. The question is general enough so I assume it's OK to ask here and I trust the people here more :thumbup:

The story goes like this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By SeanPhang
Question doing oil filter housing gasket soon and what else should I tackle

Mine is leaking oil, not too bad, but can't be ignored for too long. Have been ignoring it for 2 months... Added about half a quart.

So I am going to do the oil filter housing gasket pretty soon,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By SeanPhang
fantastic! :rofl:

fantastic! :rofl:
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