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Old 05-22-2007, 09:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool I Am A New Owner Of My First 5 Series

HEY EVERY ONE,
i am a proud new owner to a 2000 grey 528i and i love it. The best car ever!!...
i am looking to do a few modifications nothing to extreme but i want to have my baby... looking damn good...
i am taking suggestions on modifications that i should do ... any ideas are welcome...
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First Priority is COOLING SYTEM....

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HEY EVERY ONE,
i am a proud new owner to a 2000 grey 528i and i love it. The best car ever!!...
i am looking to do a few modifications nothing to extreme but i want to have my baby... looking damn good...
i am taking suggestions on modifications that i should do ... any ideas are welcome...
If your car has more than 90-100K miles (I assume so), then I suggest doing a
COMPLETE COOLING SYSTEM OVERHAUL for a peace of your mind.

I wrote some tips and tricks in case you need them:
COOLING SYSTEM OVERHAUL:
ENTIRE COOLING SYSTEM REPLACEMENT Tips and Tricks (Very Long, Enjoy!)

*** ALSO.....MANUAL TRANS AND REAR DIFF OIL CHANGE:
REAR Diff & MANUAL Trans Fluid Change: Tips and Tricks

Enjoy, The E39 is probably the best BMW ever built.
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Old 05-22-2007, 11:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank You Very Much... I Guess I Have A Lot Of Work Ahead Of Me ..this Weekend...lol, And Yes I Got It With 100k, I Bought It To The Dealership And They Told Me That I Needed A Ihka Unit.. And Some Lower Arm Brushings.. And That Was It.
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1. M5 rear sway bar (about $110 from your dealer if they're any good at all)
2. Infinity 1011T tweeters (E-Z direct replacement for your existing tweeters behind your rearview mirrors, and will improve your treble response 500%)
3. OBD-II scanner or Peake Research tool (whichever fits a 2000 528) so you can read your own engine trouble codes and reset your own maintenance minder.
4. Two-volume Bentley Service manual (about $110 from Amazon)
5. Internet shortcuts to: autohausAZ.com, alloemautoparts.com, and getcoolparts.com.
6. Trunk cargo net (can't live without it!)
7. Axxis Deluxe Plus brake pads to cut down on brake dust on your wheels.

OK, I'll stop there...
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WOW... I better start working some overtime...lol,
thank you i am looking into all of your suggestions and in due time i will be making the mods and keep you informed...
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Don't forget the muffler! It makes a big difference.
I have the tri-flo from bavauto.com and happy with the results. My car has the V8. I'm not sure how it will sound on smaller engines though.

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