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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By mcartler
Hi Johnstern - I didn't get a chance to call...

Hi Johnstern -

I didn't get a chance to call the shop yesterday and am now out of town...will check what you suggest when I get home - thanks for the post!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By mcartler
Hi - thanks for the replys I had the work...

Hi - thanks for the replys

I had the work done at a well regarded independant shop in Cincinnati; they installed the alternator as well as sent the cluster to VDO. I will call them tomorrow and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By mcartler
Battery light came on and outside temperatue indicators "missing" after accelerating

Hi everyone

Second post on the forum...loving my new to me 2001 530. Within last 2 weeks had new alternator put in (old one failed) as well as had VDO pixel cluster repair. Battery is new as of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By mcartler
Hi 540iman - the car was in an accident and the...

Hi 540iman - the car was in an accident and the rear panel was replaced and repainted...I think that the bodyshop didn't do as good a job as they could have...thus the rust. The accident happened 6...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By mcartler
my dad would have loved this! Thanks for posting

my dad would have loved this! Thanks for posting
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By mcartler
"tmv" - you have good eyes and attention to...

"tmv" - you have good eyes and attention to detail. It is Sports package, but it has right now snow tires on with regular wheels. I think that the other wheels (with summer tires) are the Sports...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By mcartler
Hi Edgy - It is Orient Blue...the lighting when I...

Hi Edgy - It is Orient Blue...the lighting when I took the picture wasn't very good, that may be why it looks off to you.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By mcartler
It finally got a bit sunny here so I was able to...

It finally got a bit sunny here so I was able to grab a quick photo...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By mcartler
Hi edgy. I need to diagnose oil leak but it only...

Hi edgy. I need to diagnose oil leak but it only dripped at most two drops of oil overnight on cardboard I had put under car. Unfortunately I am out of town for work for a few days. Will work on it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By mcartler
johnmc7 - it is a saloon or sedan I guess we call...

johnmc7 - it is a saloon or sedan I guess we call it around my parts ;-)

mcsimon - funny you should mention it...there was quite a bit of change left in the car ;-) Let's put it this way, I am an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By mcartler
Thanks! I did purchase it...will post...

Thanks!

I did purchase it...will post pictures on a sunny day - sleeting here now.

Very happy with the car. The only thing a bit disappointed with is a bit of rust that I will need to take...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By mcartler
Today is the day! Driving to Bloomington IN to...

Today is the day! Driving to Bloomington IN to look (and purchase??!!) at the car.

I live in SE Indiana; close to Cincinnati OH and not too far to Louisville. Any recommendations on mechanics? ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-21-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By mcartler
Hi IndiansFan - I guess I get bonus points as I...

Hi IndiansFan - I guess I get bonus points as I have known him since 5th grade. And best man (men?) in each others weddings.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-21-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By mcartler
Thanks for all of the notes back. My friend...

Thanks for all of the notes back.

My friend is taking to mechanic today to get a full report. I fully trust the situation - should be in good shape.

Dragan, your question is a good one. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By mcartler
Soon to be (hopefully) new E39 owner

Friend of 30+ years is selling his 2001 530. I have been in the market for a performance sedan so seems like a good match.

He has all of the maintenance records; I am checking it out on Saturday....
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