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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By haolibird
Wow! The Scion looks awesome! Is there a...

Wow!

The Scion looks awesome!
Is there a way to get more juice, or is the 2.0 sufficient for the size of the car?
You were commenting about the lack of power from the 528...
It is damn sexy,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-12-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 652
Posted By haolibird
BTW... MW, you have the BEST sig on the 'Fest,...

BTW...
MW, you have the BEST sig on the 'Fest, hands down!
I LOVE the way black and silver go together.
Hell, and I'm a Chargers fan...
Best,
T
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-12-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 652
Posted By haolibird
Aye! I wanted a 540iT, but the wife insisted on...

Aye!
I wanted a 540iT, but the wife insisted on the M5.
Whatcha gonna do?
Next car, perhaps.

hb
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 652
Posted By haolibird
Hans747, That's what I call "Taking one for...

Hans747,

That's what I call "Taking one for the team!"

Please report back how you feel about your 528, after the "M" experience.
At minimum, you'll start looking for a 540 shortly afterward!
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 652
Posted By haolibird
Oh... Most impressions of the whole E60 line...

Oh...
Most impressions of the whole E60 line are less than desirable.
Especially after 40k miles.
T
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 652
Posted By haolibird
Well... The price is up there, but that's what...

Well...
The price is up there, but that's what the art of negotiation is all about, isn't it?
That's crazy low miles, and it looks very clean.
As the owner of a similar car, I LOVE the love the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 904
Posted By haolibird
You guys are killing me. NO ZEP??? Rock...

You guys are killing me.

NO ZEP???
Rock and Roll Hoochie Coo?
Aqualung and Locomotive Breath
Highway Star...A F*ckin staple
Layla
Man on the Silver Mountain
ACDC
Tom Petty, of course.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By haolibird
If I drive my M like I stole it, I don't get much...

If I drive my M like I stole it, I don't get much worse than 14.

If I drive it like a sane person, 19 average.
CAI, stage 2sw, exhaust.
Cheers,
Tom

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By haolibird
BRS, What does a beautiful example of a...

BRS,
What does a beautiful example of a 99/540, like yours,' go for in the Commonwealth?
Also, leave the bumpers alone!
It seems EVERYONE has the m bumper (me included), and the stock looks...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By haolibird
I have a spare set, but I will be using the rears...

I have a spare set, but I will be using the rears of the spare set to mount on the front, giving me wider tires all around.
If you don't mind having 245/40's all around, let me know, and I'll take...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By haolibird
In my scant 35 years of maintaining vehicles, I...

In my scant 35 years of maintaining vehicles, I have never purchased a "new" battery.
In the Toyota's, it has been "used" all the way.
Most batteries have lasted the life of the car, provided I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By haolibird
Weird radio + visor light = ignition switch. ...

Weird radio + visor light = ignition switch.
Before replacement, search the boards for switch replacement, and see if the symptoms are similar.
T

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 900
Posted By haolibird
Um...the going rate for a well maintained M is...

Um...the going rate for a well maintained M is close to 17k to 20k.
540 closer to 10k.

A wee bit cheaper to maintain, too.

T

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 900
Posted By haolibird
Well, unless my 540 is sporting a fake ID, it was...

Well, unless my 540 is sporting a fake ID, it was built 7/98, is a MY '98, and most certainly non-vanos.
The M5, built in 02, MY 03.

OP, find a 03 540 MSport, the best of all worlds.
You'll...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 900
Posted By haolibird
Sorry, my 98 has no vanos. Your car must have...

Sorry, my 98 has no vanos.
Your car must have been built on a Tuesday, your friends' on a Monday or Friday...

And yes, dealerships most certainly make their$$$ on parts and service.

T

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 900
Posted By haolibird
Dave, I share the '34 experience. Hind sight...

Dave,
I share the '34 experience.
Hind sight being 20/20, '03 540 would be the way to go.
I have an 03 M5, and so the comparisons to the earlier models' is in my driveway. (In terms of styling, of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By haolibird
JJ, Just wanted you to know, I'm changing my...

JJ,

Just wanted you to know, I'm changing my MAF's for no apparent reason.
There are 2 on the M, so this should wind you up twice as much.

I'll send you the old, dirty ones.

But seriously...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,131
Posted By haolibird
Love this sh*t! Very surprised no one from the...

Love this sh*t!
Very surprised no one from the SFO has chimed in.
Drove my 540 all over dt sfo, and I have to admit, I sweat my ass off!
That was tempered by the ride down HWY 1.
Maybe because I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-23-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By haolibird
Once you replace a fuel pump, your indifference...

Once you replace a fuel pump, your indifference will be solved.
Especially if you are stranded in the process.

I am nervous if it gets below 1/3!

T

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By haolibird
I replaced my switch, and am using the same key. ...

I replaced my switch, and am using the same key.

So, yes...to answer your question, you retain your original key.

Drive on, Watson!

T
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,528
Posted By haolibird
170k on 540. 100k since I bought it in 09. ...

170k on 540.
100k since I bought it in 09.

124k on the M5

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By haolibird
Nice shop I just can't afford them on my 150k a...

Nice shop
I just can't afford them on my 150k a year paycheck...
PPI might be a good choice.
The guy I referred you to is more reasonable, and not as flashy.
2200 quote for clutch vs 1100 from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By haolibird
Ted PM me. I have two in Miramar. One of...

Ted
PM me.
I have two in Miramar.
One of them I would use for the PPI, the other for maintenance.
Tom

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By haolibird
Helmet First I have heard of this. Should...

Helmet
First I have heard of this.
Should this be done before I disconnect the battery every time.?
OP, please pardon the thread-jack.
Mahalo
T

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By haolibird
What part of the country are you in? Get a...

What part of the country are you in?
Get a manual.
5k? Not bad for an e39 if its been maintained.
BE PATEINT!
In time, it will seek You out...
OB Wan

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