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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By W.S.
It would make sense that the drains plus the...

It would make sense that the drains plus the location of the LCM could equal bad news. I would start by clearing the drains with compressed air or some weed wacker line. Do not use anything to hard...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 947
Posted By W.S.
I discovered this after looking over the invoice...

I discovered this after looking over the invoice for the 98 528 after the last 'Value Service' oil change. Needless to say, I was annoyed that the SA did not know enough to mention that they would be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By W.S.
Having gone through the misfortune of finding the...

Having gone through the misfortune of finding the donut was literally falling apart on our 95 SAAB 9000, I am much more attune to tire dates now.

FWIW, the spare on the 97 E39 is original and has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By W.S.
Very clean car! It looks great in Alpine White!...

Very clean car! It looks great in Alpine White! Congrats on your purchase. The E39 will be much more accommodating to work on (said as the SO of a former R53 owner!). Enjoy the drive--there is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By W.S.
Having actually sold my Z3 through Bring a...

Having actually sold my Z3 through Bring a Trailer, the experience left me kind of cold. Their customer reps left a lot to be desired and tried to bully me into listing the car without a reserve. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,848
Posted By W.S.
I'm going to go really retro here and ask who...

I'm going to go really retro here and ask who remembers the BMW audio short stories...? I recently picked up the set of 4 CDs off eBay from a 2008 E60 welcome kit. Funny how these things come around...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 849
Posted By W.S.
Super timely thread! E39 #2 that we picked up...

Super timely thread! E39 #2 that we picked up needs this badly. Pretty much just the metal core remains now as I am certain it is the original. The car is a 98 with 175K miles.

Also, I will chime...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-29-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By W.S.
The E91 is a solid car and very firm. That E9X...

The E91 is a solid car and very firm. That E9X platform feels a lot more modern than than the E46 platform. The best thing you can do is to go drive one. Having driven both, the E90 and E91 feel very...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By W.S.
I couldn't agree more with the posters above....

I couldn't agree more with the posters above. Some of us have been doing the E39 thing for edging on ten years. I made the mistake of selling my first one and have regretted it ever since. If it is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,380
Posted By W.S.
It sounds like you should have it swapped back...

It sounds like you should have it swapped back until you sort out the missing parts. Is the airbag light illuminated on your dash?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,380
Posted By W.S.
Wait...so you have no horn and no airbag right...

Wait...so you have no horn and no airbag right now? Why don't you simply re-install your old wheel for MOT? eBay or a BMW breaker should have the parts you are looking for though. Just bear in mind...
Forum: Parting Out 06-08-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By W.S.
Do you happen to have the armrest with the car...

Do you happen to have the armrest with the car phone?
Forum: Cars - Private Party 05-24-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,051
Posted By W.S.
NE PA: E39 1997 528i 5 Speed

1997 528i 5 Speed (6/96 Production)
Current Mileage: 210,XXX
Aubergine/Sand Beige
Price: $4500 (negotiable)
VIN: WBADD5312VBV50588

Parts (not installed):
Black headliner with all pillar...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By W.S.
I would check either eBay (although I don't think...

I would check either eBay (although I don't think they show up much there) or a BMW dismantler like http://www.stocktonauto.com/ , http://www.bwautodismantlers.com/ or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,676
Posted By W.S.
I congratulate you on a fine effort, but like...

I congratulate you on a fine effort, but like everyone else said you will have to get a job so that you can afford upgrades. I worked two jobs both my junior and senior years so that I could afford...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-07-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,673
Posted By W.S.
Take it back... or rather tow it back. Some...

Take it back... or rather tow it back. Some problems are not always evident when the car is sitting on the lift. I would imagine they drove the car when they did the PPI so an improper idle would...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-09-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,357
Posted By W.S.
No Longer for sale. Mods please delete this...

No Longer for sale. Mods please delete this thread.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 06-19-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,357
Posted By W.S.
bumpity bump

bumpity bump
Forum: Cars - Private Party 06-09-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,357
Posted By W.S.
Bump

Bump
Forum: Cars - Private Party 06-05-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,357
Posted By W.S.
For Sale: 1997 (1996.5) 528i 5 speed Aubergine/Sand Beige

Aubergine over Sand Beige Dakota Leather
196,XXX miles

Factory Options:
Heated Front Seats
4 Way Power Lumbar
Rear Folding Seats with Ski Bag
DSP Stereo
Metal Sunroof
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 35,537
Posted By W.S.
192.3k

192.3k
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,459
Posted By W.S.
...Me too. Move to Detroit, traffic moves very...

...Me too. Move to Detroit, traffic moves very fast here, I think they find my E39 flying down the left lane intimidating (?):rofl::rolleyes:



NYC is fine, it's damn NJ that always gets me. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,101
Posted By W.S.
Did you purchase from a BMW dealer or a used car...

Did you purchase from a BMW dealer or a used car lot?

Sorry for your misfortune....:eek:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By W.S.
Funny, mine is a `97 with 191K and it still feels...

Funny, mine is a `97 with 191K and it still feels good. It isn't exactly like new but it feels pretty much like the others. I replaced my weather glazing (rubber/velvet trim on body around door...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,764
Posted By W.S.
Very nice!:thumbup:

Very nice!:thumbup:
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