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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2008, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By AKFine39
Thanks -- those are some of the things that keep...

Thanks -- those are some of the things that keep showing up in past threads. But this problem seems to be a difficult one to diagnose. I saw one thread from last year describing the exact problem...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 943
Posted By AKFine39
My advice: DON'T DO IT!!! The reliability of...

My advice: DON'T DO IT!!! The reliability of these pigs is horrid. : puke: They are the best looking BMWs ever, but suck for reliability. I've had two new BMWs through the warranty period with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2008, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By AKFine39
Question Engine revs limited, shudder problem - ideas?

Guys,

Any ideas regarding what would cause the following?: :dunno:

I was hwy driving and accelerating moderately in about 34 degree temperature with mild snow/rain and the engine started...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-10-2008, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By AKFine39
Gary, What is the main difference between a...

Gary,

What is the main difference between a 225/55/16 and a 215/60/16 in terms of winter driving desirability? I see from the Tire Rack website that both are recommended for my 2002 E39 540i.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By AKFine39
Thanks guys. My instincts also, although I was...

Thanks guys. My instincts also, although I was not sure which of the coolant system parts would be easiest accessed during this repair and/or would be just as easy/cheap later. Sounds like it is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2008, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By AKFine39
Thank you for the quick reply. Are there any...

Thank you for the quick reply. Are there any other coolant system components that could be replaced during this proceedure more economically now than seperately later (i.e.: water pump, thermostat,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By AKFine39
I'm in Alaska and right now, we don't have any...

I'm in Alaska and right now, we don't have any BMW indies. That is a problem. There is one "European car" specialist, but they seem to work most on audies, vws, etc.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By AKFine39
Exclamation Unsual Coolant Issue/Dealership Dignosis - Help reqested

Guys,

First, let me say I have read the past threads I could find on E39 coolant issues. Those were great but did not specifically address an issue I have with my 2002, 540i/6. It has 70,048 miles...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,470
Posted By AKFine39
I think they look kinda cool. :thumbup:

I think they look kinda cool. :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By AKFine39
Looks like I am no Sherlock Holmes. :( The...

Looks like I am no Sherlock Holmes. :( The Autocheck history they provide on the Ebay site lists at least three owners and one wreck. No details on "collision with other vehicle." Car was also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By AKFine39
Actually, that might be a very good sign -- the...

Actually, that might be a very good sign -- the guy was interested in protecting the car from damage. Might be unfashionable, but it shows he cared about the car and that may carry over into other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 71,568
Posted By AKFine39
GO DUCKS! (Class of 81 -- should have been 78;...

GO DUCKS! (Class of 81 -- should have been 78; but three year break)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,080
Posted By AKFine39
Really sharp! :bling: I personally also...

Really sharp! :bling:

I personally also like the side markers. :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,408
Posted By AKFine39
I am very happy with my Bridgestone Potenza RE760...

I am very happy with my Bridgestone Potenza RE760 sports. They are new to the Bridgestone lineup.

Great grip on dry, smooth as silk -- and quiet. :thumbup:

No idea yet regarding tread wear,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2008, 12:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,420
Posted By AKFine39
That is a great looking car. :roundel: Be...

That is a great looking car. :roundel:

Be safe over there . . . and thank you for your service.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2008, 12:12 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 71,568
Posted By AKFine39
My setup exactly (Jet Black with Beige). ...

My setup exactly (Jet Black with Beige). Actually love it. :drive:

Blk/Blk is Vaderish -- not bad mind you -- but not as "classy" as Blk/Beige, IMHO. The interior space with Blk/Beige...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2008, 12:06 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 71,568
Posted By AKFine39
I think i like them all. :dunno: On the...

I think i like them all. :dunno:

On the E39, they all look good. I like black the best though.

On the X5 styling, Titanium Silvers smokes and AW is good. Black merely ok. On the e46,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By AKFine39
Not OEM.. BMW "specs" or OEM "factory" or OEM...

Not OEM.. BMW "specs" or OEM "factory" or OEM "Style." Unless I am missing something, none of their wheels are OEM.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,553
Posted By AKFine39
Good posts. Appreciated. :thumbup: Good luck!

Good posts. Appreciated. :thumbup: Good luck!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By AKFine39
Thumbs up Nice looking Blk/Blk 2003 540i with LOW mileage F/S link

Nice looking '03 e39 found while surfing for parts vendors. Very low mileage. No idea on CARFAX or otherwise. Just FYI to forum members who may be looking for a manual 540i.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,156
Posted By AKFine39
Love the wheels! Sharp. Headlights awesome...

Love the wheels! Sharp. Headlights awesome too.

Not sure on the stripe, but it does make it stand out. Classy car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By AKFine39
Yup. Funny thing, now my wife actually likes...

Yup.

Funny thing, now my wife actually likes to ride with the mistress as she discovered the stock 540i sport shocks create a softer ride than our previous X5 and 325xi sports did; and even softer...
Forum: General BMW 07-01-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,688
Posted By AKFine39
140 and climbing fast at accelerated rate . . ....

140 and climbing fast at accelerated rate . . . ran out of road. :-(
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,114
Posted By AKFine39
Your car is a GOD.

Your car is a GOD.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,548
Posted By AKFine39
1 Dreamer, thank you for the lightening fast...

1 Dreamer, thank you for the lightening fast response! Really appreciated. I had a feeling they were wrong. But they were the "experts," horses mouth so to speak. Likely using my vin number...
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