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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By yttrup
Selling my E39 540i in Northern CA.

Warning, longest Craigslist ad I've ever written... I'm definitely going to miss my E39!

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4803864638.html
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-28-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By yttrup
Thanks guys and good points all around. I would...

Thanks guys and good points all around. I would love to hold on to it for as long as possible but also need to be smart about it because if the auto trans does go out I'm in big trouble since it is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-28-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By yttrup
Question Should I sell her? Need opinions!

Alright so here's the "short" story:

Growing up I'd always wanted a BMW and a little over five years ago now I purchased my first ever BMW and was super stoked. I bought an '01 540i with around...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By yttrup
Well, I tried to recreate what happened last...

Well, I tried to recreate what happened last night and engaged the cruise control while going the same speed on the freeway and the engine stayed running so now I have no idea why it happened. Must...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By yttrup
haha man that's a good point and I honestly have...

haha man that's a good point and I honestly have no idea why that is since the other spots clearly don't have it so far forward. Luckily it's not my designated spot or anything, I just happened to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By yttrup
I agree, the best thing to do would be to try it...

I agree, the best thing to do would be to try it again and to see if I could replicate it, I just would hate for it to happen again and then not start back up! It's very strange.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By yttrup
Cruise Control Killed My Engine... Help!

Hey all, I was driving my '01 540i on the freeway tonight going about 65mph and decided to engage the cruise control; however, when I hit the button and turned it on my engine shut off and I found...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By yttrup
Thanks for the redirect Bluebee, I've been having...

Thanks for the redirect Bluebee, I've been having a similar problem, all 3 of my lights (ABS, Brake, and DSC warning light) come on and off while I'm driving it and I've noticed that when they are on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,470
Posted By yttrup
156,xxx mi. and running strong!

156,xxx mi. and running strong!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 35,814
Posted By yttrup
You just saved me the cost of a new hood switch,...

You just saved me the cost of a new hood switch, thanks!

I took my insulation off a couple months back because it was beginning to sag and was touching the engine cover which had allowed the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-18-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,406
Posted By yttrup
?

You guys might find this amusing:

I am the third owner of a 2001 BMW 540i which I purchased from the second owner back in 2009. This is the first and only BMW I have ever owned, and so what I'm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By yttrup
Yeah thanks, I painted cars for 2-3 years at a...

Yeah thanks, I painted cars for 2-3 years at a collision shop so I have the tools and some experience but this project scares me more than usual, I doubt I'd be able to get it right since it cracked...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By yttrup
This definitely isn't the most inexpensive option...

This definitely isn't the most inexpensive option but you might look into BMW's Titan-Line retrofit. It isn't brushed alluminum but might give you the look you're going for and since it's from BMW...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By yttrup
That's kind of what I'm betting on going into it....

That's kind of what I'm betting on going into it. About to make the call and go meet with the head parts guy at the dealership so I'll let you guys know how it goes.

I'm just going to have to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By yttrup
Which is why I used plastic polish... I'm not...

Which is why I used plastic polish... I'm not new.

Hey thanks Bob.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By yttrup
There is an M3X6 under that supplement collumn on...

There is an M3X6 under that supplement collumn on that parts page I linked which I just noticed; but, not on the packaging for the screws. Why would they substitute a screw more than twice as long as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By yttrup
Angry I Got Screwed... Literally!

:mad: So to make a long story as short as possible, my ashtray lift has been broken ever since I bought my '01 540i around 3 years ago, and as a result the cover door would never shut and was always...
Forum: Parting Out 07-02-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,961
Posted By yttrup
Do you still have the ashtray door cover from the...

Do you still have the ashtray door cover from the center console? There's a plastic piece on the bottom of it I'm looking for that screws into the back of it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,579
Posted By yttrup
Haha thanks man but I did get it, and it'd be a...

Haha thanks man but I did get it, and it'd be a long drive for you up to Sacramento!

I'm sure I'll feel it a bit more tomorrow right in the middle of my golf swing... :thumbdwn:
Forum: 5 Series DIY 06-30-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,179
Posted By yttrup
Same question; I too have that little shelf...

Same question; I too have that little shelf pocket and am wondering if the factory rear cupholders would fit there instead?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,579
Posted By yttrup
Thanks for the answer guys. I was just trying to...

Thanks for the answer guys. I was just trying to figure this one out myself and the Bentley instructions seemed pretty vague. I didn't feel comfortable ripping that thing out in a BMW; I expected a...
Forum: Bimmerfest 2012 California sponsored by HorsepowerFreaks 05-14-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,893
Posted By yttrup
Just registered! Can't wait, see you guys there!

Just registered! Can't wait, see you guys there!
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-27-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,387
Posted By yttrup
I have an '01 E39 man and I like the look of...

I have an '01 E39 man and I like the look of these wheels and would come take a look at them this week... if I didn't live on the West Coast. You wouldn't happen to be driving out to Bimmerfest 2012...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,992
Posted By yttrup
Ya I went out there for it last year and it was...

Ya I went out there for it last year and it was sick! I'm sure it will be beyond dope this year though with all the tracks that have come out and the amount of people now into dance and electronic...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,992
Posted By yttrup
This idea I like! I'm road-tripping it from...

This idea I like! I'm road-tripping it from Sacramento to Vegas this summer as well, we could just pick the same weekend and make an E39 convoy and then we'd both have backup E39s! :D
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