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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Asbradley21
What color is the fluid? Where is it leaking from?

What color is the fluid? Where is it leaking from?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By Asbradley21
I'd get the original set refinished as opposed to...

I'd get the original set refinished as opposed to the reps. Rep wheels will be heavier and weaker than the originals and more susceptible to bends and cracks. I had a set of style 42s refinished last...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By Asbradley21
Yes exact same except the side marker/reflector...

Yes exact same except the side marker/reflector piece.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By Asbradley21
The number 1 way to ruin a perfectly good car....

The number 1 way to ruin a perfectly good car. Looks like its been pretty badly neglected since she's had it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,684
Posted By Asbradley21
I have a big 85lb Husky-Shepherd that I take...

I have a big 85lb Husky-Shepherd that I take everywhere and I've just decided to get another rear seat bottom from a junkyard to replace mine after it finally wears enough to warrant being replaced....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,971
Posted By Asbradley21
I did mine without jacking up the car. The...

I did mine without jacking up the car. The hardest part is just removing the underbody panel.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,137
Posted By Asbradley21
That's very interesting. It doesn't surprise me...

That's very interesting. It doesn't surprise me that "Ceramic" coatings are marketing bs. Where can I learn more about this?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,137
Posted By Asbradley21
I'd have to agree with Doug, car covers are awful...

I'd have to agree with Doug, car covers are awful for your paint. If you're interested in keeping it protected from the sun the best you can do is keep it regularly clayed and waxed, synthetic wax...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,383
Posted By Asbradley21
Hey Joe, have you seen the BlueBus? It's a...

Hey Joe, have you seen the BlueBus? It's a forthcoming ibus integrated Bluetooth solution developed by an e46 guy. Looks very nice.

Check this video out explaining it's functions.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,423
Posted By Asbradley21
I use an AGM battery. I just replaced the first...

I use an AGM battery. I just replaced the first AGM battery (East Penn/Duracell branded) that I bought in 2012 with another AGM (East Penn/Autocraft branded) about a month ago. Lasted 6 and a half...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,423
Posted By Asbradley21
Any group 49 or H8 battery will work. Doesn't...

Any group 49 or H8 battery will work. Doesn't need to be AGM.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Asbradley21
Merry Christmas! And to the guy who stole...

Merry Christmas!

And to the guy who stole my amazon package yesterday off of my porch: I hope you enjoy your air filter, dick.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Asbradley21
It depends on what you want. The front seats are...

It depends on what you want. The front seats are direct bolt in replacements as long as you stay pre-99 when the electrical connectors changed, so in your situation it would work. The rear seats...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By Asbradley21
I feel like the e39 market is where the e30...

I feel like the e39 market is where the e30 market was 8-10 years ago. The clapped out, neglected sh!t boxes drag down the average values for the rest of us with good condition examples. As these...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By Asbradley21
I use one of the now apparently NLA flash light...

I use one of the now apparently NLA flash light adapters. That sucks, I didn't know they were NLA now, I love mine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,947
Posted By Asbradley21
Here's a link to the TIS instructions, it doesn't...

Here's a link to the TIS instructions, it doesn't look terrible.

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e39-540i-lim/repair-manuals/13-fuel-preparation-control/13-54-throttle-valve-operation/ASWyDgQ
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By Asbradley21
Could be driveshaft center bearing.

Could be driveshaft center bearing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,559
Posted By Asbradley21
Good to hear it looks like the car will be...

Good to hear it looks like the car will be treated with the respect and care that it deserves.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,090
Posted By Asbradley21
Looks nice! Definitely undeniable, Teslas are...

Looks nice! Definitely undeniable, Teslas are very pretty.

Too bad you're practically banned from working on it when something inevitably breaks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By Asbradley21
Personally, for my mostly mild climate, I run...

Personally, for my mostly mild climate, I run 5w40 for my 528i.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,286
Posted By Asbradley21
Yep, sounds like it ate one of the plastic...

Yep, sounds like it ate one of the plastic wheels. Definitely time for a regulator.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By Asbradley21
Sounds like its full of old nasty oil causing a...

Sounds like its full of old nasty oil causing a sticky lifter. Whistling is likely ccv/vacuum leaks of some sort. Definitely change the oil. Try something high detergent like Rotella T6 for a bit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-04-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,559
Posted By Asbradley21
As far as I'm aware the PN for the bumper cover...

As far as I'm aware the PN for the bumper cover is the same, with the differing piece being the diffuser panel, which has the exhaust cutouts and is a separate part. Yours looks fine so I wouldn't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,559
Posted By Asbradley21
A genuine m tech bumper cover will run around...

A genuine m tech bumper cover will run around $700-800ish dollars. https://www.getbmwparts.com/oem-parts/bmw-bumper-cover-51122498489

Looks like you'll need a new trim piece too which will be...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-22-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By Asbradley21
These guys on FB make them for e39s, they'd...

These guys on FB make them for e39s, they'd probably make e38 sills if someone asked. No idea about the quality or anything but they look pretty nice.
https://www.facebook.com/OEMcustomzBE
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