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Forum: Suspension and Braking 01-19-2012, 10:39 AM
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Views: 263
Posted By Philboski
WTB -- 1997 540I Bilstein HDs

Hi there,

I need a set of Bilstein HDs for my 97 540I. They must be in good working order, and you must be willing to ship to Canada. PM me if you have 'em.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,484
Posted By Philboski
If it's clicking, you should start by having the...

If it's clicking, you should start by having the battery checked, and possibly charging it. If that isn't it, you're on to a starter, most likely.
Forum: The Detail Department 07-14-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By Philboski
In his post, he mentions: "Anyway here is a shot...

In his post, he mentions: "Anyway here is a shot of me jeweling the paint with PO85rd and a 5.5 inch white Lake Country Pad."
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,288
Posted By Philboski
I often wonder why some aftermarket company like...

I often wonder why some aftermarket company like EuroDyne/DDM doesn't offer an all-aluminum rad for our cars. Just a stock replacement, nothing fancy.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2010, 06:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,893
Posted By Philboski
How do I feel when driving my E39? Like...

How do I feel when driving my E39? Like something -- most likely the cooling system -- could break at any moment.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By Philboski
My guess? Try cleaning the MAF. Failing that,...

My guess? Try cleaning the MAF. Failing that, you might have the beginnings of the classic 540I vacuum leaks, which lead to unmetered air getting into the engine, forcing the computer to add extra...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By Philboski
From reading here and on other forums, people...

From reading here and on other forums, people have bought new CPS' and had them turn out to be duds, IIRC.

But I agree, check the wiring as well.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2010, 06:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,547
Posted By Philboski
I never use a rubber mallet to get a bolt/nut...

I never use a rubber mallet to get a bolt/nut started like that -- it absorbs too much of the vibration and impact. Use a regular claw hammer while pushing on the wrench to loosen. All of the force...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,547
Posted By Philboski
Bluebee, according to one of the links you...

Bluebee, according to one of the links you posted:

- Manual transmission (yellow sticker): BMW PN: 83.22.9.408.942 or MTF-LT-1 (manual transmission fluid, lifetime, I'm not sure what the "1"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,015
Posted By Philboski
"MY EYES!! ZE GOGGLES, ZEY DO NOTHING!!!!" ...

"MY EYES!! ZE GOGGLES, ZEY DO NOTHING!!!!"

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp335/hamiltonjdavid/goggles.jpg
Forum: The Detail Department 06-14-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By Philboski
If you search around the site, there are a lot of...

If you search around the site, there are a lot of procedures for shining up the headlights. Most use progressively finer grits of wet/dry sandpaper, followed by a good polishing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,029
Posted By Philboski
The light control module would need to be...

The light control module would need to be reprogrammed to have the fogs run as DRLs. Not worth it in my mind.

As for the bulb, according to this, your fog light bulb is an H8.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,509
Posted By Philboski
My girlfriend, for the hell of it, went to look...

My girlfriend, for the hell of it, went to look at a Mercedes as a possible car choice. I mentioned to the salesman that I was pleased to see a dipstick, as BMW had abandoned it. He said "Yeah, we...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,178
Posted By Philboski
Given that the engine runs more efficiently on...

Given that the engine runs more efficiently on premium, I would say that using regular gas is a false economy, or not enough savings to warrant it.

It's what, an extra five or six bucks a tank to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By Philboski
The codes don't clear on their own. If the CEL...

The codes don't clear on their own. If the CEL was on while the car was running, there is a code stored in the system memory.

I am going to throw a wild guess out there -- your AC compressor is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By Philboski
I believe that these pieces -- in front of the...

I believe that these pieces -- in front of the rear wheels -- are a aerodynamic aid, much like the ones present in front of the front wheels on my 540I Remember, the 5 was designed to run at 155...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,509
Posted By Philboski
They do the "no dipstick" thing on the current...

They do the "no dipstick" thing on the current 3-series as well. I don't like it. What happens if you get a low oil warning in the middle of nowhere? You can't find out if there is any oil! And a...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-26-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,439
Posted By Philboski
And the owner left it there for 2 years, too......

And the owner left it there for 2 years, too......
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Posted By Philboski
They go over the gearshift. :p

They go over the gearshift. :p
Forum: The Detail Department 05-25-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,439
Posted By Philboski
I don't think he's the owner......:dunno:

I don't think he's the owner......:dunno:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,277
Posted By Philboski
I was looking for something practical, with a lot...

I was looking for something practical, with a lot of trunk space, really fuel efficient, possibly a hatchback. Which of course means that I bought an E39 540I with no folding rear seats. Sometimes...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-19-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By Philboski
Take your VIN to a nearby dealer -- they'll be...

Take your VIN to a nearby dealer -- they'll be able to tell you the option list on your car. As well, this will put your info in their system for any recalls that might come up.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,958
Posted By Philboski
I had a shot at an E28 M5 when I was younger. ...

I had a shot at an E28 M5 when I was younger. The mileage was high, and the engine was in a box beside the car, but it was cheap. I was going to build tghe engine in the basement over the winter (I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,419
Posted By Philboski
IIRC, these are the cheap Chinese knockoffs. ...

IIRC, these are the cheap Chinese knockoffs. You're probably best to stick with Lemforder or TRW. Both are OEM suppliers.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,260
Posted By Philboski
That's great, but not germaine to the question --...

That's great, but not germaine to the question -- a 528, all things being equal, will be worth less than a 540I, your affection for it notwithstanding.

Excellent point on the Used Vehicle...
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