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  1. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    So when do the expensive Knock Sensors crap out? At what mileage? Also bmw or OEM (what brand) Share your experience. I am currently doing a big job (timing chain/valley pan/cooling system). I recall coming across a few posts on knock sensors. Are these bound to fail? If so? When? I would hate...
  2. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hey guys, Seabiscuit is approaching her 100k mile check up. At that point, I would like to do the following: DIY: 4 new struts (Koni FSDs) Oil Service (ECS Kit) Fuel filter (Mann; ECS) Independent Shop: Torque Converter (RevMax 5HP19 Stage 2) Guibo/Flex Disc (What brand do you recommend...
  3. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hey everyone. Just got a phenomenal deal on a 428i lease. Looking for tips on preventative stuff i can do to keep my out of pocket expenses as cheap as possible and to not rack up a bill for when i return the car. any tips well appreciated. fyi I'm getting the tire hazard & balancing warranties...
  4. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Yesterday I posted a tread regarding my unsucessful 1st attempt to repalce my OFH seal. The car is a 2002 530i with 94k. I got some great comments and will follow up after my next attempt. My question is - what else should I replace as long as I'm going in there? I already (on my first go-round)...
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