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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 944
Posted By 540fan
Get a warrant....

Get a warrant....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 690
Posted By 540fan
I'll try it again... you're...

I'll try it again... you're looking for one part to make it all good....

If you don't know the service history and want to keep your car with a running engine.... replace the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By 540fan
Thereís something about Germans and their love...

Thereís something about Germans and their love for that purple color.... my friends have it everywhere.... when Iím over there you see it on window coverings, my buddy still has his sport coat in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By 540fan
Mine lasted to 205,000 miles say 325,000 km

Mine lasted to 205,000 miles say 325,000 km
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 690
Posted By 540fan
Do the whole cooling system replacement along...

Do the whole cooling system replacement along with the auxiliary fan. Your car is talking to you and you need to listen to it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 230,816
Posted By 540fan
Cleaned the car up today and buffed the wheels....

Cleaned the car up today and buffed the wheels. Also removed rear window gasket getting ready for the roof wrap install.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By 540fan
Look at my post in the what have you done......

Look at my post in the what have you done... thread and you will see my car has 10mm ECS rear wheel spacers. Personally, I think they are a PiTA but the they came with the car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 230,816
Posted By 540fan
Ok, installed the new refinished wheels and need...

Ok, installed the new refinished wheels and need to clean things up. Also installed black kidney grilles and pulled the rear window gasket out. Will be pulling the front windshield gasket out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 230,816
Posted By 540fan
Picked up the refinished mParallels and will go...

Picked up the refinished mParallels and will go back on the car today.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By 540fan
Iíll trade you a 1980 John Deere Liquifier for...

Iíll trade you a 1980 John Deere Liquifier for the car?:thumbup::angel:

Love the car but I have a 01 540 wagon and 03 540 MSport 6 speed already.

Leap of faith to get a ďmodernĒ BMW.... you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 230,816
Posted By 540fan
Itís all new. Maybe o rings where the oil filter...

Itís all new. Maybe o rings where the oil filter lines go into the block.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 230,816
Posted By 540fan
The mounts took 30 minutes to swap out on the...

The mounts took 30 minutes to swap out on the 540i.
Long socket extension from the top to remove the top nuts. 16mm
Raise car on lift (this makes it easy)
Remove the two nuts on each mount. 13mm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 230,816
Posted By 540fan
Put car on the lift, spent 2 hours cleaning...

Put car on the lift, spent 2 hours cleaning underside of the engine using brake cleaner. Chasing an oil leak that shows up when car cools down. Stuffed little pieces of paper tool around to see what...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 230,816
Posted By 540fan
Picked the 540i 6sp up after a week back at the...

Picked the 540i 6sp up after a week back at the shop while they chased oil leaks after chain, guides, covers etc... Traced a leak to the O rings on driver's side engine mount bracket. Car would be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By 540fan
Here's my message to the OP; . ...

Here's my message to the OP;

. .!

What others have said above, we all benefit from the resources in the forum and not selfish entitlement....

Go drive an Audi.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By 540fan
As others have said, Vanos Service. I had good...

As others have said, Vanos Service. I had good luck with Dr. Vanos.

Front and rear main oil seals, regular oil changes and don't go cheap on the oil or filters. Check and replace valve...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,905
Posted By 540fan
Having gone through key hell before.... don't be...

Having gone through key hell before.... don't be cheap and think EBay will save you money... if you can get a dealer key for $125.00 get all the you need. Around here the dealer key will cost 230. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By 540fan
All plastic trys to turn into a doritio chip over...

All plastic trys to turn into a doritio chip over time...

I've had a couple issues but not as bad as your's sound. My biggest one was when the trim panels on the wagon hatch just up and fell off...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By 540fan
:thumbup: That's what I was looking for. Thanks...

:thumbup: That's what I was looking for. Thanks for the feedback. In the era these engines were designed, the Bavarians had them dialed in pretty close. No hidden HP gains. No 5.3L GM from a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By 540fan
The sidewall height of the 40 is 14.5? taller...

The sidewall height of the 40 is 14.5? taller than the 235 which may be giving you some of your tight tolerences...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By 540fan
Understand but what is the real gain in power on...

Understand but what is the real gain in power on a M62TU V8 besides bigger must be better.... Is it going to take 0.1 second off the 0 to 60 mph time???
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By 540fan
Maybe you're using the wrong sized tires?:yikes: ...

Maybe you're using the wrong sized tires?:yikes:

Playing with tire geometry, offsets, and suspension mods opens up a whole new universe... IF it's not a track specific car, why not stay with OEM...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By 540fan
so what do you gain by using a N62 TB and M60...

so what do you gain by using a N62 TB and M60 intake in the real sense above being a mod....???
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 230,816
Posted By 540fan
Picked up the 540I MSport after having it go back...

Picked up the 540I MSport after having it go back for fix oil leaks left over from the timing chain case gasket replacement.... Warranty work.

After that was complete, the passenger side VVT...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 230,816
Posted By 540fan
Double up

Double up
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