V_MAX

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About V_MAX

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  • Birthday 02/24/1916

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Denmark
  • Interests
    All e39 from the rubber to the roof and all in-between.
  • Occupation
    Movie business and optician

Garage

  • Garage
    BMW e39, 523i, 1997
  1. Regarding your electrical problems: Oddly enough, then this problems stems from one culprit, in most cases it is the “ignition starter switch, pn.: 32 6 901 961” that is on the steering column, (or simply a loos wiring). Inside it are contacts that through the years build up carbon and dirt. You can possibly take it apart and use a 1000 grid sandpaper and try to uneven the pits or put in a new one. This takes an hour to do properly,and it is not hard to do. Hear is a link for you on YouTube; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQPiShdsa_U Best of luck
  2. Steering Wheels, Air Bag.

    From the album My 523i

    In case, as I experienced when I mistakingly bought a two stage steering wheel, instead of one stage for my car, I would like to give this advice to any one who is thinking of getting a new or refurbished steering wheel. These are two different type of steering wheels, on the left is a one stage airbag wheel and on the right is a two stage air bag wheel. It is nearly impossible to put a two stage wheel, in a car that was born with one stage steering wheel. My advice and 5c, do not try to attempt to do that conversion, unless you have a deep understanding on reprogramming the OBD changing the steering clok and a werry good understanding of your Bimmer wiring. So far, I have not heard of any on that has made this conversion 100% to the specs and correct.
  3. Rear Door latch, cable broken.

    From the album My 523i

    Rear Door latch-cable broken. 1 hour of work and now we can open the door from outside, what a relief. What would we do if things did not break down in our Bimmers? I would start replacing half worn things
  4. M50, manifold modification 2

    From the album My 523i

    M50, manifold and modification_2
  5. M50 manifold and modification.

    From the album My 523i

    M50 manifold and modification.
  6. Boot Or Trunk Spaghetti

    From the album My 523i

    This was my latest challenge, re wiring the boot wires. No fun but necessary replacement after 18 years of use. I wonder how many times the boot lid has been opened and closed in 18 years? That’s how 15 wires of broken mess look like and somehow they worked except the light in the boot.
  7. M50 Manifold on M52 Engen

    From the album My 523i

    This was a fun project J I had to find a good M50 manifold and modify it, so all the plumping would work. Sins everything was apart, I made the decision to put in all new hoses and new fuel-injectors, and the rest is more or less P & P. There is a “little” loss of torque under 3570 rpm, but a lot of hp. after that. Unless your daily driving is in the Alps (like I just did) I would say that this conversion is definitely worth the effort and HP gain. All I need now is a TURBO J
  8. Comfort Seats

    From the album My 523i

    “New” Comfort Seats with Memory, Heat and Air Inflation, that I bought from Piper, thanks Piper J It took some working to convert from R. hand to L., but it was definitely worth the effort.
  9. Café Grill

    From the album My 523i

    Café Grill, Sorry, but we are closed for customers.
  10. Camels And HP

    From the album My 523i

  11. Schnitzer rear diffuser

    From the album My 523i

    One day I will put up a clip on YouTube so you too can enjoy the pure purr , roar and rumble from this setup. Schnitzer rear diffuser