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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By 540 M-Sport
First alternator lasted about 119,000 miles. I...

First alternator lasted about 119,000 miles. I had the BMW dealer replace with their factory rebuilt Bosch with lifetime warranty. That one went about 130,000 miles to failure. Got my free one, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Yes it was Dunlop also on my 2001 540 M-Sport in...

Yes it was Dunlop also on my 2001 540 M-Sport in staggered sizes. I forget the tire model, but I believe it was still the SP2000. I should go check my unused spare....
To the OP, I don't believe...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Rather than randomly replacing parts that may be...

Rather than randomly replacing parts that may be perfectly fine, it would be advisable to find a trusted BMW specialist, and have them conduct a comprehensive inspection, with photos. They could...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I have no idea how that compares to the factory...

I have no idea how that compares to the factory offset
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Depends on wheel offset. If you use oem wheels...

Depends on wheel offset. If you use oem wheels in 17", no problem with a 255. Should be able to use a 265 no problem with an oem 18" wheel. The 275 might be an issue, but as much to do with the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Unlikely. Best bet is to purchase an OEM factory...

Unlikely. Best bet is to purchase an OEM factory (not Chinese copycat) window regulator and swap it out. (many folks have had the aftermarket window regulators fail, weeks or months later) Also, be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,660
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Might be worth buying a load tester. They are...

Might be worth buying a load tester. They are not terribly expensive, and worth having your own. I have a fancy digital one, but there are well reviewed analog ones, like the Schumacher on Amazon...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Even after a replacement of the timing chain...

Even after a replacement of the timing chain tensioner with a new INA brand (oem), you can still have some knocking noise upon cold start. But is should be less often and less loud with a new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,635
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I still have all four keys. :) With my 2001, it...

I still have all four keys. :) With my 2001, it was two diamond keys, the valet key (which has no electronics) and the "credit card" key, which is this thin plastic key that is within a credit card...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,635
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Read this thread....

Read this thread. https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1333167
After reading it myself, I used Dillon to repair my key, and surprise, it was simply a dead battery. Flat rate $50 to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,286
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Thanks Joe. I plan to purchase the factory oem...

Thanks Joe. I plan to purchase the factory oem ones. The ones Dillon provided do not appear to be oem, but if he is supplying them, I am sure they are durable. (note the diameter does not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,286
Posted By 540 M-Sport
I am aware of that...and many are replicas, so...

I am aware of that...and many are replicas, so one needs to be careful you get oem. But I'm still interested in where Joe obtained his. Thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,286
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Joe, where did you order the replacement clear...

Joe, where did you order the replacement clear domed roundel buttons for your remotes? Ebay?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,286
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Received my key back today from Dillon. Works...

Received my key back today from Dillon. Works perfectly and repair is undetectable. I'm very pleased. You can contact him here, he is very responsive and professional. [email protected]
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,660
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Have you performed a load test to see how many...

Have you performed a load test to see how many CCA your battery has still? New it should be between 800 and 900 depending on brand. Below 700 and you may have issues.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,660
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Sounds like you need a new battery. Those deep...

Sounds like you need a new battery. Those deep discharges really sap battery capacity and ultimately life. I would get a new one, once you are confident about the sleep modes, which I kinda agree...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,977
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Due to age, I would be inclined to change the...

Due to age, I would be inclined to change the coolant and brake fluid now (over time, the coolant additives get used up, and brake fluid absorbs moisture). I would consider the tires be changed in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,977
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Sport package or standard? Regardless, if the...

Sport package or standard? Regardless, if the cosmetics are good, I would be all over that. Even with a small investment to change all the fluids and accessory drive belts.
What are the colors,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,286
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Great guy, he gave me tips on how he opens them...

Great guy, he gave me tips on how he opens them up, if I wanted to attempt it myself...considering I only get one try, I passed. Worth $50 to have it done correctly the first time. Plus, what if it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,286
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Quick update: Dillon received my remote key today...

Quick update: Dillon received my remote key today and tested it...said it was obviously a dying battery. Opened the case, replaced battery and resealed (easier said than done), and said it now tests...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 726
Posted By 540 M-Sport
+1 301,300 miles, never replaced a wheel speed...

+1 301,300 miles, never replaced a wheel speed sensor. Original starter, power steering pump and A/C compressor. Knocking wood...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Walmart is not a participating retailer in the...

Walmart is not a participating retailer in the promotion.

Also, from what I read on bobistheoilguy, the jury is out on whether the formulation of M1 0w-40 is the same. What is interesting, is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 944
Posted By 540 M-Sport
2001 540 M-Sport!

2001 540 M-Sport!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,286
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Hey thanks for this thread. So I pulled out my...

Hey thanks for this thread. So I pulled out my spare key that I periodically rotate with my regular key every two or three years and use for a couple days to charge it up. Well it was almost...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By 540 M-Sport
Nooooooooo! :) (smokin' good price, but I am an...

Nooooooooo! :) (smokin' good price, but I am an LL-01 proponent ;) ) I may pick some up for my other cars. Hey, FYI, Castrol Edge 5w-40 is rolled back to $19.48 on this same sale, and its LL-01...
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