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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 04:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By 540fan
Donít over think it with 20 year old cats. I did...

Donít over think it with 20 year old cats. I did my first drain/ filter at 109k miles in 09, just did another one at 204k miles same car. It drives fine, shifts fine. When they let go, theyíre...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-15-2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 60,884
Posted By 540fan
In progress but making headway. Suspension is...

In progress but making headway.
Suspension is next.
Maybe a repaint. Paint is generally good but thinning on roof.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By 540fan
SnapOn Modis Edge will clear adaptations.

SnapOn Modis Edge will clear adaptations.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2,736
Views: 169,529
Posted By 540fan
Put the 88c thermostat on the 540iT today. ...

Put the 88c thermostat on the 540iT today. Dropped two 10mm mini wrenches and had to jack the car up to drop the lower cover to retrieve. Topped off antifreeze and believe my auxiliary water pump...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By 540fan
I used Castrol for years and have put 185k on my...

I used Castrol for years and have put 185k on my 204k 540iT. When lazy, I had a few retail changes and have no idea what was used. Not one internal mechanical engine issue in the 16 years...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By 540fan
There's two types of programming. One is for...

There's two types of programming. One is for locks and windows etc... and that can be done at the car. When the dealer cuts the key, they also code it back the rolling codes table corresponds to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2019, 02:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By 540fan
I chased this issue and cut the key open and even...

I chased this issue and cut the key open and even ordered the correct battery with the tabs but it was a PITA to fiddle with. If your car is a keeper, suck up go to the dealer or mobile auto...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-29-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,331
Posted By 540fan
Minor update... Car has been parked for...

Minor update...

Car has been parked for awhile but I now have the parts to rebuild the heater valves, change out the thermostat with a 88 C one and a new piece of intake from the MAF to intake...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2019, 02:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By 540fan
The reviews on Amazon for the Spyders...

The reviews on Amazon for the Spyders aren't so great, reread them.

With any aftermarket replacements, use clear RTV and seal where the lense is bonded to the housing before you install. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2019, 02:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By 540fan
The reviews on Amazon for the Spyders...

The reviews on Amazon for the Spyders aren't so great, reread them.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-25-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By 540fan
:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: They always...

:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

They always start as a small leak, then the borrowed time clock starts ticking...

Then again someoneís neglect can be your gain. Got the 740iL with 120k miles for...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-24-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By 540fan
If you have any kind of a coolant leak in these...

If you have any kind of a coolant leak in these cars, fix it immediately. If you neglect it, you can very easily end up with this....note the oil where the coolant is supposed to be.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By 540fan
Shipping to Germany probably isn't worth...

Shipping to Germany probably isn't worth it. You will have to make EU mods like rear fog light etc... plus you are taxed on engine displacement and at 4 plus liters, you're going to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By 540fan
Here is a picture taking from my E38 showing the...

Here is a picture taking from my E38 showing the pump. The pump is just below the brake fluid reservoir in the photo. On my 540 it's mounted on the drivers fender.

Mine had a code. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By 540fan
My E39 540iT has a precharge pump mounted on left...

My E39 540iT has a precharge pump mounted on left fender. So not sure about the above statement. Did some E39 models have them and some do not! Was it a DSC option?:thumbup:

On my E38 740, I was...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-20-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By 540fan
I didn't but I was I was changing the...

I didn't but I was I was changing the engine and and resealing the "new" engine before installing. See my other thread on the swap for photos. It's working fine as I was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By 540fan
Check sunroof drains and clear them of debris. ...

Check sunroof drains and clear them of debris.

Had them plug up on a 745iL and water everywhere inside.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-16-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By 540fan
Let us know if these work out. Unrelated...

Let us know if these work out.

Unrelated to the E38 is that they list them as working on the E39 wagons but in the description, they say they do not fit an E39 wagon.

Read carefully...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,408
Posted By 540fan
1. Itís fun. 2. New cars are cheaply made. 3....

1. Itís fun.
2. New cars are cheaply made.
3. Some of the older BMW styles retain their own identity. Whatís the difference between a Camry and a 5 series...

4. These cars are some of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By 540fan
No product hawking here... but then I also...

No product hawking here... but then I also haven't been "around" the petroleum business for 40 years... I mentioned Redline because after having used the spec'd Castrol oil for my 01 540iT since it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2019, 03:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By 540fan
All my cold start rattle and knocks disappeared...

All my cold start rattle and knocks disappeared after I started using RedLine Synthetic oil. It's a bit expensive at $80 for two large jugs but my engine is happy now. The BMW bulletin was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 2,736
Views: 169,529
Posted By 540fan
Replaced rear hatch lift struts along with the...

Replaced rear hatch lift struts along with the window struts. Did not drop headliner and it was a straightforward repair. Took time to clean trim pieces and places covered by them. Got a lot of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By 540fan
I would get similar rattle and knock on my 540iT...

I would get similar rattle and knock on my 540iT with 202k miles. Just did an oil change and followed a suggestion that I switch from Castrol to 10w30 Redline Full Synthetic oil. I get a deal on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2,736
Views: 169,529
Posted By 540fan
Had time this afternoon to work on the 540iT and:...

Had time this afternoon to work on the 540iT and:

Changed oil and filter with Redline
Dumped transmission oil and changed filter and refilled. Old oil had 100k and looked pretty good. Trans has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,736
Views: 169,529
Posted By 540fan
Had time this afternoon to work on the 540iT and:...

Had time this afternoon to work on the 540iT and:

Changed oil and filter with Redline
Dumped transmission oil and changed filter and refilled. Old oil had 100k and looked pretty good. Trans has...
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