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Forum: Parting Out 09-09-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,413
Posted By Spencercat
I need the following parts for a black/black '99...

I need the following parts for a black/black '99 540i 11/98 build date:

interior C pillar covers (all tabs intact)
pre-facelift DS headlight bucket/rear (not lens/cover)
black plastic surround...
Forum: Parting Out 09-02-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By Spencercat
WTB: E39 Parts

I need the following parts for a black/black '99 540i 11/98 build date:

light grey interior C pillar covers, don't need reading lights (all tabs intact) - $10
pre-facelift DS headlight...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Spencercat
Haven't been in there in a while but I recall...

Haven't been in there in a while but I recall getting greater access by unbolting the engine mounts and raising the engine an inch or so. Maybe that would give you the access you need?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By Spencercat
I think one of the 'most likely' things that will...

I think one of the 'most likely' things that will cause trouble that's not listed above is that the thrust arms will need replacing. Symptom is shuddering through steering wheel when braking from 65...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 12-07-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,419
Posted By Spencercat
Bump for new price: $1500

Bump for new price: $1500
Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-26-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,419
Posted By Spencercat
bump

bump
Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-23-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,419
Posted By Spencercat
'81 633 CSi for sale (CT/Westchester) $1900

I've got a 1981 BMW 633 CSi with a 5 speed in need of a new home. Bought this as a project, worked on it, and now ready to pass it along as I need the space. It is a running, driving, braking...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By Spencercat
I put Bilstein HDs in my 540 a couple of years...

I put Bilstein HDs in my 540 a couple of years ago, stock springs, and the only complaint I have is that they were a bit stiff in below-freezing weather (less than 20 degrees F) for the first winter....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By Spencercat
There's a heater hose back there that can break. ...

There's a heater hose back there that can break. Not too hard to get to, but it can cause a mess. Good luck.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By Spencercat
Shuddering brakes are probably thrust rods in...

Shuddering brakes are probably thrust rods in front suspension, leaking oil can be a pain to figure out. Power steering hoses also leak, look them over.

Fix the thrust rods then make your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By Spencercat
+ 1 on the brakes shuddering due to bad thrust...

+ 1 on the brakes shuddering due to bad thrust arms. Lots of info on that here, replacement solved my 60 down to 50 mph shuddering.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By Spencercat
Not sure but sounds like normal to me. I...

Not sure but sounds like normal to me. I replaced my clutch at around 145k miles due to slippage, not shuddering. I took out the clutch delay valve and noticed I had to be more careful letting the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,489
Posted By Spencercat
I was able to track one down locally...

I was able to track one down locally...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,489
Posted By Spencercat
Oops, you are right. I misremembered the price...

Oops, you are right. I misremembered the price from an earlier post in this thread, and now recall that mine did cost about $160...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,489
Posted By Spencercat
Very thorough analysis and sleuthing. I...

Very thorough analysis and sleuthing.

I wouldn't plan on relying on a busted radiator, even with the Evans coolant. Not when you can pick up a new radiator for less than $120.

My 540 had the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 855
Posted By Spencercat
I have the Grom in my 540i and have had recurring...

I have the Grom in my 540i and have had recurring problems with it. I think you have to try emailing them if the usual fixes (update firmware, unplug replug) don't do the trick.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2011, 03:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,273
Posted By Spencercat
Nice you 525 and 530 guys know so much about the...

Nice you 525 and 530 guys know so much about the 540. :) I think each model has its problems. I get about 20 mpg around town, and about 25 on the highway. The torque is very nice, I cruise around...
Forum: E24 (1976 - 1989) 06-02-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,477
Posted By Spencercat
Right rear (passenger rear wheel) is where the...

Right rear (passenger rear wheel) is where the fuel pump is. Jack the car up remove the wheel and check whether the noise is from the external pump or if you hear it from inside the fuel tank.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,130
Posted By Spencercat
I'm in the same spot as the OP, though my...

I'm in the same spot as the OP, though my mechanic's advice is to get it fixed sooner rather than later. My 540 has 142k and has only recently (past couple of days) started to slip if I floor it in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 90,757
Posted By Spencercat
A few weeks have gone by since I partially...

A few weeks have gone by since I partially removed the trunk wiring harness to check it for breaks. I have not had any more trunk opening incidents. I guess moving things around did the trick for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,735
Posted By Spencercat
If its the passenger seat sensor then there's a...

If its the passenger seat sensor then there's a $5 Radio Shack diode fix out there. Search around a bit and you'll find it (I think on Roadfly). I did it to mine and it worked great. Make sure that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By Spencercat
Means that when my shop guy wobbled the rear...

Means that when my shop guy wobbled the rear wheels they didn't move much (unlike the fronts). Also less "lumpy" when we rotated the rear wheels (compared to the fronts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,672
Posted By Spencercat
I used a staples USB to serial adapter, but the...

I used a staples USB to serial adapter, but the driver makes my laptop crash running XP.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By Spencercat
Sounds like you've let a bunch of things pile up,...

Sounds like you've let a bunch of things pile up, which means it probably is not worth fixing up unless you can get the parts cheap and do it yourself. Since you haven't done that already, I think...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By Spencercat
I just did most of my suspension (front thrust...

I just did most of my suspension (front thrust arms with EAC bushings, front control arms, rear upper control arms, front wheel bearings/hubs, Bilstein HD struts and shocks, tie rods, strut tops,...
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