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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By WA Sport 530i
Question ANOTHER fog light question...

Hey, all!!

Did some searching, but couldn't find a definitive answer...

Mine is a '03 530i M-Sport, and both fog lamp bulbs need to be replaced. From what I gather, the stock bulbs are H8...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By WA Sport 530i
Chinese copy. A fairly quick search turned...

Chinese copy.

A fairly quick search turned up a Siemens (true OEM) unit for $206.56.

Check "Above All Motor Werks" . com...

I can't hotlink to it, for whatever reason... :mad:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2008, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By WA Sport 530i
Nope... Not around here!! Other than winter...

Nope... Not around here!!

Other than winter (when it RAINS here rather than SNOWS), we have very low humidity.

OOPS!!! For anyone who doesn't live here in the Northwest, it's HORRIBLY HUMID!! ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By WA Sport 530i
I'd love to hear some answers to this, as well! ...

I'd love to hear some answers to this, as well! My '03 has it's headlights illuminated at all times.

Bumpity!! ;)
Forum: Cars - Private Party 04-08-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,705
Posted By WA Sport 530i
Your link is bad... ;)

Your link is bad...

;)
Forum: Cars - Private Party 04-08-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 696
Posted By WA Sport 530i
Ad renewed... ...

Ad renewed...

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/car/634864984.html
Forum: Cars - Private Party 04-04-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 696
Posted By WA Sport 530i
FS: 2003 530i M-Sport... Washington State

Hi all!!

I'm selling my 530i M-Sport, to make way for a M5. Yes, I'm gonna regret selling it for one reason, and one reason ONLY...

...the fuel economy!!! :bawling:

Here's a link to my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By WA Sport 530i
Quick and simple test: Ask the seller if a...

Quick and simple test: Ask the seller if a magnet sticks to 'em. If it does, then the stainless is of a grade with other, strength-enhancing alloys in it.

If it is NON-magnetic, it's not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By WA Sport 530i
Hardness is not a good indicator of the strength...

Hardness is not a good indicator of the strength of material. An alloy that is heat-treated to a "too hard" condition is brittle, and will crack under strain. You see this a lot with hardened...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By WA Sport 530i
Depends on the alloy. If they're 3 or 4...

Depends on the alloy.

If they're 3 or 4 series stainless, I wouldn't use them. If they're 17-4, or 15-5 (commonly known as "magnetic stainless"), then yes, they're stronger and harder than most...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,507
Posted By WA Sport 530i
Lately? Kamelot Porcupine Tree ...

Lately?

Kamelot

Porcupine Tree

Muse

VAST
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2007, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By WA Sport 530i
I can understand the significance of the...

I can understand the significance of the increased load a stereo puts on the battery, but what difference does supercharging/intercooling have to do with it? A properly built, supercharged engine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2007, 06:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,033
Posted By WA Sport 530i
Thanks for all the info (so far) people!! ...

Thanks for all the info (so far) people!! :thumbup:

I understand the trade-offs as far as economy vs. performance. If I was REALLY concerned about economy, I would've just purchased the Jetta...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,033
Posted By WA Sport 530i
"Horrid", to me, is mid-teens. Everything I've...

"Horrid", to me, is mid-teens. Everything I've seen and heard about the 540i6, is low to mid 20's. I can live with that in a daily-driver.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2007, 12:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,033
Posted By WA Sport 530i
"Car guy"?? You mean like "mechanically...

"Car guy"??

You mean like "mechanically inclined"??

Well, I'm a machinist, by trade, for a chassis-builder in the Northwest. I've overhauled nearly every component on my '72 Chev 4x4, and have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2007, 12:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,033
Posted By WA Sport 530i
OK... this is good!!! See, I wasn't sure...

OK... this is good!!!

See, I wasn't sure about the combination of the the 6-spd., and the comfort seats. I've not seen any, myself. So, that clarifies that!!

Good grief... if the ///M5 didn't...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 10-04-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 208,110
Posted By WA Sport 530i
Cool OK... I've gotta chime-in, here!! I jumped...

OK... I've gotta chime-in, here!!

I jumped on the bandwagon a little over a week ago. My dash cluster appears to be un-fazed (no apparent dead pixels), but the stereo head unit and the climate...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2007, 11:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,033
Posted By WA Sport 530i
[QUOTE=Damascus540i6M;2695666]they do come...

[QUOTE=Damascus540i6M;2695666]they do come LOADED!

2 on ebay now:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2007, 08:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,033
Posted By WA Sport 530i
Thanks for the quick replies, Guys!! :thumbup: ...

Thanks for the quick replies, Guys!! :thumbup:

I looked at your car the other day, Pinball!! She's a beaut!! Little far from me, though (although, I have relatives in Noblesville!). I'm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2007, 06:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,033
Posted By WA Sport 530i
Question Available options on 540i/6spd??

Hey all!!

I'm contemplating "offing" my 530i M-sport, and stepping up to a 540i/6spd. I love the fuel economy of the 530i, but I'm wanting more "oomph". I've considered supercharging for the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,684
Posted By WA Sport 530i
I don't know how much space the OP is willing to...

I don't know how much space the OP is willing to give up in his trunk, but I'm in the final stages of doing something similar, with a single 12" firing through the pass-through. I was able to get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2007, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,509
Posted By WA Sport 530i
It's a waste... Don't buy a K&N!! The ONLY...

It's a waste... Don't buy a K&N!!

The ONLY reason they will flow an insignificant amount more air, is because the filter media will pass just about anything through it, including DIRT.

There's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2007, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By WA Sport 530i
Buzzing/Vibration from lower dash/console...

Hi all!

I've had my 530i Sport for about 4 months now, and every morning on my way to work, when the interior of the car is cold (and until it warms up), I've got an OBNOXIOUS buzzing sound coming...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics by BAVSOUND 04-12-2007, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,704
Posted By WA Sport 530i
Update: I scored an E36 Harman Kardon amp...

Update:

I scored an E36 Harman Kardon amp that I'm going to "gut" and splice in my wiring. I figure the housing may come in handy if I have to resort to using a LOC (line output converter) to use...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-10-2007, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 922
Posted By WA Sport 530i
Try an autobody supply. They have fasteners like...

Try an autobody supply. They have fasteners like the ones described. May require drilling the hole out slightly larger, then setting the insert.
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