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Old 08-08-2007, 08:59 PM   #16
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I <3 Autozone

Believe it or not, Autozone's Online is great to get part #'s for what you need and the price is pretty good too.

www.autozone.com

ie as previously stated:
i needed pre-cat O2's:
Oxygen Sensor $0.00 $61.99 2 $123.98
Brand: Bosch
Part Number: 13559
Application: Sensor located before catalytic converter

and free Fed-Ex ground shipping..

after taxes: $132.66


if you're going with a STOCK flywheel:
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So if you're looking for some OEM parts, shop around, of course, but do check with Autozone. they are everywhere and they can even special deliever the part to your local Autozone for pick up! they may not have the best prices sometimes but it doesn't hurt to check.
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:59 PM   #17
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just a FYI,

the holes under the rear deck is 80.5mm; i measured it with a dial caliper just now and if you want to use that to port any sound, make sure it's 80mm or less.. but not much. you got 2 of them anyways.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:02 PM   #18
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great thread.
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Wheel bearings

Glad to see you brought this over here to UB.c . . this subforum can sure use a boost

Front wheel bearings are another high wear item for E39's, and can deteriorate in as little as 60k miles. Diagnosed as a low rumbling sound with slight vibration or knockback on the brake pedal, particularly at slower coasting speeds. The same part number is used on all E39's except for the M5. Not too complicated of a task, and you can find a DIY at bmwtips.com.
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Pixels die on our displays. BMWNA will pay half the cost at dealerships if you twist their arm enough.

As for the radiator, I bought the zionsville super duty cooling kit and haven't had a problem after replacing 3 radiators, two overflow tanks and a water pump, ugh.

Also, valve cover gaskets are a common leak item and the valley pan. You can find great diy on www.e38.org. That is my next items to replace.
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Yes an M5 LSD differential will fit on our cars, but you need the driveshaft, half shafts and the flanges to get it fit.
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:35 PM   #23
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If you want light upgrades, pre-2001 models, best deal and customer service for lights is www.umnitza.com
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If you want to free up more air flow, and you have a post-vanos 540 buy a 1997 540i intake manifold or a 1994-98 740i intake manifold. This works well if you have an engine modification chip. There is a rumor that the pre-vanos intake manifold is very similar in construction and engineering as the dinan intake manifold that sells for $1500 for the 540i.
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Will springs and shocks fit from an M5?

Yes they will, but since the 540 is lighter, you will have the opposite effect of dropping your car, it will be even higher and look more gay!!!
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Can the 740 18" M parallels fit on a 540i? No, not easily.
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You can buy OEM M parallels in 18". On 2003 sport 540i models, they were standard.
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Can M5 front calipers and rotors fit my E39?

Yes, they can, but they will only fit behind the M parallels. Other 17" OEM wheels, they won't fit behind, not enough clearance.
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Can the M5 front and rear sway bars fit a 540?

Yes they can, a diy is on www.e38.org. The rear is easy, 4 bolts. The front is a huge pain in the ass. The M5 and the 540 sway won't fit the six cylinders.
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If you want to free up some exhaust note and weight, get rid of the resonator and replace it with a straight pipe. www.supersprint.com sells them for $200 or most exhaust shops can fabricate one for you.
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