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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By Under90
As a follow up to my original post it turned out...

As a follow up to my original post it turned out that one of the hoses to the back of the motor split and in fact the smoke/steam was a result of the cooling fluid spraying onto the hot exhause line....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By Under90
Thanks for the optimism. Seems many other posts...

Thanks for the optimism. Seems many other posts are "doom and gloom" when it comes to e39, aluminum block v8's. I'll get it checked out. This may be the start of a long and expensive relationship...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By Under90
Nothing out the tailpipe, which leads me to...

Nothing out the tailpipe, which leads me to believe maybe I skirted the head gasket failure. Most of the vapor was from the front of the car. Will have the tech check and make a final diagnosis...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By Under90
Silver Comet - R.I.P.??

So i'm a mile or two from my home and I glance in the rearview mirror to notice that i'm trailing a long tail of white steam/smoke. I pull over and shut off the car as the steam/smoke continues to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By Under90
I have a 99 e39 540/6 w/133k miles on it in dry...

I have a 99 e39 540/6 w/133k miles on it in dry California. I was planning to put some money into the body to spruce things up a bit (new spoilers, dent repair, etc.) until this morning when...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By Under90
Thanks Mannyf540 for the post. I'm contemplating...

Thanks Mannyf540 for the post. I'm contemplating a similar upgrade for my 540is (1999, 123,366mis.). I've had too many encounters with curbs and the bumper sags like a double chin. Did you make...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2005, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,288
Posted By Under90
So. Bay Independent

Sergio

Anyone in particular you work with at SBI in Gardena? I'm searching for an independent shop to do much of what is being discussed in this thread.

<90
Forum: 5 Series DIY 10-17-2005, 01:25 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 170,714
Posted By Under90
Only 50%

I too was given a 50% "Goodwill offer" from BMW. I have to pick up the balance of the part and 100% of the labor. I asked why things have changed and was advised that the decision was made on a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2005, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By Under90
Where did you pick up all of the parts? My...

Where did you pick up all of the parts? My dealer quoted me $1800 to replace some "cracking" hoses. Being marginally comfortable with engines i'm considering trying it myself. With the old Chevy...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-07-2005, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,596
Posted By Under90
edsmax - i've got a bulb to replace on my...

edsmax -

i've got a bulb to replace on my 540. Assuming BMW did not go out and design a totally new headlight concept for the 5-series, where did you go for your replacement bulb? Autozone? ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2005, 04:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,747
Posted By Under90
Dagoo- Can you tell me what the reasoning...

Dagoo-

Can you tell me what the reasoning was behid BMWNA's willingness to change the cluster. I have same problem currently ('99, 540/6speed, 41k). The dealer just said they wanted almost a...
Forum: General BMW 08-09-2005, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By Under90
Thanks so much for your opinion. I DID feel like...

Thanks so much for your opinion. I DID feel like they were pulling one over on me, but with your input I guess it should be more viewed as coincidence. The body shop is attempting to get a discount...
Forum: General BMW 08-09-2005, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By Under90
Thanks for your input. Really appreciated. ...

Thanks for your input. Really appreciated. Insurance said there was no impact on the battery from the accident. Body shop says not their fault...battery was taken out. It looks like the body shop...
Forum: General BMW 08-09-2005, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By Under90
Who's liable???

My E39 sat at the body shop for 5 weeks after I was rear-ended. The insurance of the driver who hit me is paying for the body work, but now that the work is done the shop is saying that the battery...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2005, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By Under90
Thanks Serg I figure it's not a new car so...

Thanks Serg

I figure it's not a new car so there should be quite a few people out there with experience who can do the work. Still wondering what my $326+ would get me other than an oil change.
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Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-05-2005, 11:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,760
Posted By Under90
Sbbmw

The location at 190th and Hawthorne is brand spakin' new. I'm sure things have been shaken up a bit after the move. We're all guinea pigs at this point...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2005, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By Under90
L.A. (South Bay) Service

Quality car comrades. I just brought my E39 - 6speed in from out of state and according to my in-dash oil gauge i'm due for an oil change. South Bay BMW tells me it costs $326+ for oil change and...
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