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  1. Fully Integrated Bluetooth Solution

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Cool, I think you'll enjoy tinkering with it. In addition to iPod control, it has a bunch of great features (as I'm sure you've heard), such as letting you customize the commands sent to the Intravee by all the head unit and steering wheel buttons, and a bunch of extra features like the...
  2. Fully Integrated Bluetooth Solution

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    This is great, added my name to the pre-order list. I would replace my Intravee/Factory BT setup for this. +1 on the triple blink integration, too.
  3. S30's 00 Avus Blue M5

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Yours seems to have the same load out as mine — Silverstone Sport full leather, no PDC, no shades. The color/interior combination is pretty rare.
  4. Intravee and iOS update

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hey guys, how many of you are running an Intravee? I finally got an Intravee II several months ago and I absolutely love it, no comparison to any other iPhone adapters IMO. Sadly, after the 11.2.1 iOS update, it doesn't recognize my iPhone 7 about 75% of the time. It takes repeated power...
  5. VANOS and oil in plenum issues

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    It turned out that the smaller O-ring on the bottom exhaust solenoid was torn. Simple and cheap fix!
  6. VANOS and oil in plenum issues

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hey guys, It's been a while, but you may remember that I've posted several times about my VANOS issues and the VANOS solenoid fix, I think that thread is still active here somewhere :D Just got another issue with the VANOS, and the car is acting differently than when a solenoid is not...
  7. E39 (96-03) Want to Buy Birch Anthracite 4:3 Nav surround

    Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted
    Would love to find one to complete my Birch Anthracite interior!
  8. Increased oil consumption after solenoid O-ring swap

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Thanks all for the replies — I'm going to pull the plenum this weekend and see how much oil is in there. I'm also thinking of cleaning the oil separators to see if that improves things. Otherwise I suppose I'll just have to get used to this rate of oil consumption!
  9. Increased oil consumption after solenoid O-ring swap

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Weeping grommets were replaced along with the gaskets — another reason why I was expecting an improvement. Separator hoses have been replaced; as to the separators themselves, I cleaned them some time ago but will take another look. As to the rest, I don't notice any other leaks…
  10. Increased oil consumption after solenoid O-ring swap

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I got valve cover gaskets done recently and looked over the engine for leaks, so the consumption should have improved, if anything. What really gets me is that I've pulled these boards several times and consumption was always about 500-700. Now it pretty much doubled after the last time I...
  11. Increased oil consumption after solenoid O-ring swap

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I had to pull both VANOS solenoid boards to yet again solder a broken joint on one of the boards. I've had to do this several times before; the first time I swapped original rings on both boards to Dr. Vanos rings. One of the subsequent times that I had to pull the driver side board, I replaced...
  12. E39 M5 Northen VA USA Meet in October

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hey everyone, sorry I'm late to the thread… Thought I'd upload my photos from the meet too. Enjoy! Oh, and I'm definitely down for the Nov. 19th meet!
  13. Extended Leather.. how rare?

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    My 11/99 build Avus Blue has what I now know to be Complete Leather -- dash, B-pillars, sun visors, etc. -- with a Sport interior and titanium trim (which I've replaced with Birch Anthracite wood from Germany). I imagine this is a pretty rare combination?
  14. e39's Spotted / Sighted

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Brit, Thanks! That was my beast at Northside. :cheers: I'd actually just had her down in South Florida during the last two weeks for some driving on smooth roads where the average traffic speed is 80, a far cry from Virginia. I've seen a shining TiAg parked at the Courthouse lot on occasion...
  15. Driver Door Window Rattle When Closing

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I had the same problem on my driver's door, where the door would first rattle when being shut and then started squeaking/rubbing as the window moved. Turned out that one of the bolts holding the window slide rails came loose and was scratching the glass on the outward facing surface. The bolts...
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