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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By 540nj
One other difference - BMW offered a $4000 -...

One other difference - BMW offered a $4000 - $5000 rebate on the 540s at the end of 2003 MY. That's when I bought mine. Ended up getting a price $4000 below invoice, which was very difficult to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By 540nj
Unlocking the doors unlocks the trunk, put...

Unlocking the doors unlocks the trunk, put shouldn't "pop" it (open it, like pushing trunk open button). Never heard of this issue.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,014
Posted By 540nj
Love that car! I was looking for one all over...

Love that car! I was looking for one all over before I bought mine new.

Are wheels stock? - are they 18s? Weren't original mpar 18 staggered? Web site says 16". Did you use separate snows?
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By 540nj
Bluebee, Call me a stealer lover, I don't...

Bluebee,

Call me a stealer lover, I don't mind! I still buy oil and filters at my local BMW dealer, who gives me a 30% discount on most anything. Last purchase was $6/quart, $5 before that. Glad...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By 540nj
Is that a plastic impeller? I replaced my...

Is that a plastic impeller? I replaced my original OEM WP with an Autozone special last year, metal impeller vs plastic original (original looked OK at 120K miles). Surprised it failed catastrophic...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By 540nj
I thought about going there, but retreated.

I thought about going there, but retreated.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By 540nj
Maybe, but BMW specifically says not to do any...

Maybe, but BMW specifically says not to do any hard stops for 250? miles after new brakes, which would preclude bedding. Maybe if you're on the track with performance pads, but I think no need for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By 540nj
I had a similar situation a few months back, and...

I had a similar situation a few months back, and the spark plug well had about a cup of oil in it. First one coil was bad, then a few weeks later another, than a month later another - ended up doing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By 540nj
If you're going OEM, no need to bed. I...

If you're going OEM, no need to bed.

I recently installed OEM rotors and pads on the front, happy to get back to smooth braking. Had Stoptech pads previously, always needed to bed once shimmy...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By 540nj
2001 530 w/ Sports Package has Shadowline (Black)...

2001 530 w/ Sports Package has Shadowline (Black) trim around door windows.

If it has Chrome trim, no sports package or M-tech suspension. Assuming Stock, of course.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 400
Posted By 540nj
There's a reason they call them "garage queens". ...

There's a reason they call them "garage queens".

Once I get my first door ding on a car (which is usually first month or two of ownership), I get a lot less worried about things.

Parking at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,160
Posted By 540nj
Manual 6 cylinders are 1 second faster 0 - 60. ...

Manual 6 cylinders are 1 second faster 0 - 60.

New autos can be quicker than their manual counterparts, but e39 manuals are faster.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,489
Posted By 540nj
I think its more for pollution when stuck in...

I think its more for pollution when stuck in traffic, or tunnels.

At least that's when I use it.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By 540nj
$2300 trade in, $4300 private sale. dave ...

$2300 trade in, $4300 private sale.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By 540nj
2003 540i6 Valve Cover Gasket, P1357 and P0491 and P0492

I finally got around to replacing my VCGs. 2003 540i6, 120K miles.

About a month ago, had P0492 and P0491 codes, Secondary Air Injection system. Came and went a few times, I did some research,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By 540nj
Mine got knocked off in a car wash eight years...

Mine got knocked off in a car wash eight years ago, breaking off some tabs. Refastened with double sided tape, no problems since.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By 540nj
Did it happen when you braked while going over a...

Did it happen when you braked while going over a bump?

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,247
Posted By 540nj
Looks like the dealer wanted to get an hourly...

Looks like the dealer wanted to get an hourly rate closer to what an attorney charges.

Jay has been around a long time, he knows he got hosed!

Agree that the brake prices were fair, and not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 835
Posted By 540nj
Blue, No one ever accused me of having a...

Blue,

No one ever accused me of having a clean car! But some people drive bmws with permanently blackened wheels, from brake dust. A trip through the car wash once every few months takes care of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 835
Posted By 540nj
NJ content

Was driving West Hanover Rd to 24 to 78 (Newark Airport) two weeks ago. A 530i passed me on Hanover, white smoke coming out the front. I hoped he was driving to Morristown BMW to get it fixed. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By 540nj
Just to chime in - 118K miles, car has never let...

Just to chime in - 118K miles, car has never let me stranded, added M5 3.15 a few years back when I replaced struts with Koni Sports. I'm lucky to get 18mpg around town mixed driving, 24mpg straight...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By 540nj
I use Roxbury BMW for parts, they always give me...

I use Roxbury BMW for parts, they always give me a discount, especially if I send an email first listing part numbers and asking for prices. A bit of a drive from Princeton though. The dealers out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 963
Posted By 540nj
Coming from Florida, a mighty put-down! I do...

Coming from Florida, a mighty put-down!

I do a lot of work in SJC, very surprising how many locals have never been east of the Mississippi (or even the Rockies).

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By 540nj
I bought mine new, came with a 16" spare (stock...

I bought mine new, came with a 16" spare (stock tire size). Have never used it.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-25-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 59,255
Posted By 540nj
Throw parts at it! You should work at the...

Throw parts at it! You should work at the Stealer...

dave
03 540i6
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