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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By 540 M-Sport
You do not need an alignment automatically with...

You do not need an alignment automatically with new tires. If it steers and drives fine, and wear is even, I would not bother. Mike Miller, the writer for the technical Q&A column in Roundel, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Red car is 430 Scuderia. ;) The expansion...

Red car is 430 Scuderia. ;)

The expansion tank is unlikely related to the overheating issue. If water pump and thermostat are good, then I'm at a loss as to your problem. You may need someone...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Seems quite the over reaction by you. The OP...

Seems quite the over reaction by you. The OP simply stated the system did not appear to work when it should, under conditions he felt were appropriate. The reasons it may not have worked, as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By 540 M-Sport
The red/rust colored float stick can get stuck...

The red/rust colored float stick can get stuck for a number of reasons....warped, plastic molding flash hanging up. Beware the current production Behr expansion tanks (past couple years) have been...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I would agree on the fuel pressure check. When...

I would agree on the fuel pressure check. When my 540 had a jerking/lurching problem when driving steady state, it was a bad fuel pump. Knew it was not the fuel filter, since it was changed only...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Only way to know is to put the car on a frame...

Only way to know is to put the car on a frame bench and take measurements.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,778
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I ordered some spacers a few months ago for my...

I ordered some spacers a few months ago for my M550iX no problem
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,778
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Cool that a kit is offered for $104 with Bosch...

Cool that a kit is offered for $104 with Bosch sensor. Seems to me the greatest risk of a problem with the mod is performing the splice and ending up with a less than optimal result. The kit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By 540 M-Sport
More accurately, they need to be precision...

More accurately, they need to be precision machined. Even the most slightly off and you will have a terminal wobble and shake you will never get rid of.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,635
Posted By 540 M-Sport
First example is Jim's and he doesn't mention any...

First example is Jim's and he doesn't mention any coolant leak...no mention of age or miles.
Second example, same, no mention of age or miles...but is a 21yo car.
So seems inconclusive.

My...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,635
Posted By 540 M-Sport
The coolant shouldn't be touching anything...

The coolant shouldn't be touching anything critical on the alternator...its just flowing through for cooling. How would any corrosion cause an issue? Never seen corrosian on the ones removed from my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,635
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Back to your original question (Bosch water...

Back to your original question (Bosch water cooled on M62), around 125k miles on the first one, and 155k on the second. The second was a BMW rebuild purchased and installed at the dealer (came with a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,635
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I'm not agreeing with your opinion. I'm at around...

I'm not agreeing with your opinion. I'm at around 50/50 on an alternator failure stranding me. Generally the failure mode is voltage regulator, meaning when the "batt" light comes on, it is no longer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Not sure if you can directly compare the air flow...

Not sure if you can directly compare the air flow of two very different engine compartments.
While it is working for you, it may not work for everyone. BMW added the air duct for a reason. Just as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Couldn't a screen of some type be fitted? ...

Couldn't a screen of some type be fitted? Perhaps like used on a sink drain or gutter downspout? I see sink drain screens sold at Dollar Tree for only...$1 :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Yes, DUDMD Tuning does lots of maintenance and...

Yes, DUDMD Tuning does lots of maintenance and repair work. They have done a bunch of stuff on my 540, and without them I might have ditched the car a couple years ago. They have made keeping the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Yes, this last replacement was a couple years...

Yes, this last replacement was a couple years ago.

I wanted to take advantage of the "lifetime" parts warranty, since I did the first replacement at the BMW dealer years ago. The first time...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-26-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I haven't see it, but I would assume the pins are...

I haven't see it, but I would assume the pins are integral to the seal. Just order a new one. I see the seal is inexpensive online $30.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-26-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,804
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Month end really does work, but it only works if...

Month end really does work, but it only works if the dealership is behind on their quota and needs the deal to hit it. If they are already over, or way under, then it won't matter.
If you are bored...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-25-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,804
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Car sales are off right now, so anytime is a good...

Car sales are off right now, so anytime is a good time to negotiate. Last article I read said the over all new car market it forecast to be off around 27% for the year. Local BMW dealership in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Three hours for alternator, apparently "book...

Three hours for alternator, apparently "book time", the worst was the additional 45 minutes for "diagnosis"...which I argued..."just go in the MID and see the voltage is 9.8vt, obviously the voltage...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,462
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1, thank you Jason

+1, thank you Jason
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-25-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,862
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I had a minor rodent incident 25 years ago with a...

I had a minor rodent incident 25 years ago with a Nissan Maxima and ever since I have my garage ringed with traps. I replace and refresh them every six months.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-25-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,862
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Oleoresin capsicum. Same stuff in hot chili...

Oleoresin capsicum. Same stuff in hot chili peppers or self defense pepperspray.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-25-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,862
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Does Your Car Have Wiring That Rodents Think Is...

Does Your Car Have Wiring That Rodents Think Is Tasty?
Soy-based insulation in cars may be better for the environment, but it can also attract hungry vermin.
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