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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 532
Posted By vavet5308
Virginia requires front and rear plates. Many...

Virginia requires front and rear plates. Many people with nice cars will omit the front tag and take their chances. Many of them go many years without getting cited for it. Other people get cited...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 218
Posted By vavet5308
The specs are unimpressive. Actually driving one...

The specs are unimpressive. Actually driving one is more impressive. I'm surprised by how much off-the-line punch and merging prowess my 525 wagon has. Being a wagon, it's a heavier car than the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 417
Posted By vavet5308
I'd add new idler pulley and belt tensioners to...

I'd add new idler pulley and belt tensioners to that list while you're at it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By vavet5308
$7k seems a bit low, but for a trade-in from a...

$7k seems a bit low, but for a trade-in from a dealer, probably not unreasonable. You could probably get more if you wait for the right buyer to come along. I don't think $9k would be unreasonable,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By vavet5308
e-box = electronics box I use it as a generic...

e-box = electronics box
I use it as a generic term for any box which houses modules (DME, EGS - under the passenger side microfilter) or the junctions of many wiring harnesses (like the one below...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By vavet5308
My CCV replacement take of woe

I bought the CCV and hoses a few months ago and finally got around to the project over this long weekend. I broke one of the vacuum lines that goes to the F connector on the intake hose, but that was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 698
Posted By vavet5308
To Bluebee's point, it's not a practical expense....

To Bluebee's point, it's not a practical expense. I get it. But I enjoy walking up to my car and seeing a vanity plate that I like.

I've had various vanity plates over the years. Virginia only...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By vavet5308
It looks like a relatively clean, well-cared for...

It looks like a relatively clean, well-cared for driver. If you're needing to move into a minivan, I suspect the stork is scheduled to visit soon...so congrats on that.

It probably depends on how...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,062
Posted By vavet5308
I am 39. When I think about the stuff I did and...

I am 39. When I think about the stuff I did and the way I drove when I was 16-18, I'm amazed I'm still here on this Earth.
I had a small 4 cylinder car (a 90 hp 1974 Opel Manta) My self-inflicted...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By vavet5308
No, it's not. Just for the record, the wagons...

No, it's not. Just for the record, the wagons include an easy close feature so you can just start to close the hatch. An electric motor will actual turn around to spin the pin around on a cam,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By vavet5308
Sounds like a problem somewhere between the...

Sounds like a problem somewhere between the exterior door handle and the door latch. It could be the handle itself, the cable, or the lever on the latch. The only way to know is to open it up and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By vavet5308
saving some money

In Virginia, we are required to submit our vehicles to an inspection station each year for a safety inspection. The stations are certified/licensed by the commonwealth of Virginia to perform these...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By vavet5308
Do you have an open parachute behind the car? Or...

Do you have an open parachute behind the car? Or a trunk full of anvils?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By vavet5308
Love your garage floor!

Love your garage floor!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By vavet5308
If you can get past the stigma of driving it, I'd...

If you can get past the stigma of driving it, I'd point you towards a wagon, or as we call them, Tourings. I have a little one (21 months old) and it's been fantastic. I named my wagon Nadia (short...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 774
Posted By vavet5308
You'll get lots of advice on tools. Here's my 2...

You'll get lots of advice on tools. Here's my 2 cents - when it comes time to buy a nice set of ratchets, buy a NICE set. Spend the money to get the fine-toothed ratchets. There will be situations...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 774
Posted By vavet5308
Good luck. I hope it goes/went well. Keep us...

Good luck. I hope it goes/went well. Keep us posted.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By vavet5308
An often forgotten brand in euro car circles is...

An often forgotten brand in euro car circles is Moog. I don't know why. They are generally regarded as top-notch by everyone else. I mean, if they're good enough to have a sticker on NASCAR race...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By vavet5308
reunited and it feels so good

I've always enjoyed my 525it, but I've often wanted for more utility (think 4 door pickup) or a manual transmission (think Subaru Outback or Forrester) for my DD which consists mainly of dropping off...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By vavet5308
How is the braking action when slowing from a...

How is the braking action when slowing from a moderate speed, maybe 40 MPH? Do you have to exert higher than normal force on the brake pedal? I'm thinking something with your power brake booster...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By vavet5308
He's suggesting you would need a M5 donor car,...

He's suggesting you would need a M5 donor car, perhaps one that has been wrecked so you can get all the parts you need. In the end, if you want an M5, you're probably better to just buy an M5.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By vavet5308
I think it would be a great way to make a small...

I think it would be a great way to make a small fortune. You just need to start with a large fortune....pretty soon you'll have a small fortune! :rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By vavet5308
OK, I'll play. I would like them. ...

OK, I'll play.
I would like them.

123,456 miles
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,016
Posted By vavet5308
Beemzo - I want to know which car you chose, how...

Beemzo - I want to know which car you chose, how the PPI went, and what your thoughts are.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By vavet5308
I recently paid $250 to have a local shop paint a...

I recently paid $250 to have a local shop paint a bumper cover for me.
I paid the vendor from whom I bought it for paint, but there was a huge discrepancy in the shade. Apparently some BMW paints...
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