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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 349
Posted By IndiansFan
I don't think it's the start. It probably started...

I don't think it's the start. It probably started when you added the third, fourth and fifth car to the collection! My obsession has to do with 1:43 and 1:18 scale cars. Just added a seventh 1:18...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By IndiansFan
bobdmac: I sent you a pm.

bobdmac:
I sent you a pm.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By IndiansFan
I like the "lemon-aid" E34, and the ground...

I like the "lemon-aid" E34, and the ground effects sweeps on the bug!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By IndiansFan
Every car I've owned and driver in the winter...

Every car I've owned and driver in the winter will eventually be invaded by tin worms.........then they become winter beaters!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By IndiansFan
You have already done the cooling system. Fix...

You have already done the cooling system. Fix the TC. The cost is appropriate. Then begin to prepare for replacing suspension components.

Enjoy driving the car for the next several years.......
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By IndiansFan
First, as already mentioned, make sure the cars...

First, as already mentioned, make sure the cars mechanicals/maintenance are in order. You never mentioned how many miles are on the car. See bluebees list above for details.

Since you mentioned...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By IndiansFan
Google "BMW e39 forums" for additional forum...

Google "BMW e39 forums" for additional forum classifieds.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By IndiansFan
I don't know how effective the Diamondite product...

I don't know how effective the Diamondite product is, but I did the multiple wet/dry sandpaper and P.C. orbital method (refinishing link #1 from bluebee). My lights were just as clear as the photos...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 565
Posted By IndiansFan
You are right.........better forget about this...

You are right.........better forget about this car. Lease a no maintenance car for the next 36 months.

1. Your friend cannot do a proper inspection. I already told you what I would do for a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,629
Posted By IndiansFan
Weaving in and out of traffic is not something I...

Weaving in and out of traffic is not something I can endorse. Flying under the radar is less obvious.

If you need assistance and or not a DIY'er here are link's to independents in your area.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 565
Posted By IndiansFan
I agree with most of the above comments by...

I agree with most of the above comments by Dennis.

First and formost get the PPI from someone who has knowledge about BMW's, and better yet the E39's. You might even consider a PPI from the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By IndiansFan
Just curious why an e-bay seller would list a...

Just curious why an e-bay seller would list a product they sell as 5TR when the company name is actually STR.:dunno: If you don't know your product, I'd be inclined to not buy anything from that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By IndiansFan
All e39 16" wheels with 225/55R 16 tires will fit...

All e39 16" wheels with 225/55R 16 tires will fit all e39's except for the M5.

15" wheels/tires fit all e39 528i/iT/525i/iT (some 530 models have smaller brakes & some have larger depending on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 633
Posted By IndiansFan
The best way to verify the car is the VIN. Most...

The best way to verify the car is the VIN. Most newer ones have WAP VINs with a WBA or WBS VIN crossed out. Run that WBA or WBS at the BMW dealer and the report will always have a line that says the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 558
Posted By IndiansFan
Not always true, as CN90 pointed out a few posts...

Not always true, as CN90 pointed out a few posts above.

15 or so years ago, my E34 broke down on the freeway. I was able to limp into Cleveland BMW at the next exit. It was late on a Saturday...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By IndiansFan
Miro: Short of buying any ///M car, my...

Miro:
Short of buying any ///M car, my suggestion is this: After you have done some basic replacement of worn items, increase the performance of the driver. Sign up for a high performance drivers...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 522
Posted By IndiansFan
Helmet: If you are willing to go from a $90...

Helmet:
If you are willing to go from a $90 Craftsman to a $320 reconditioned Bosh, then I second crowz endorsement of IR. Consider an additional $80., and look at the 1/2" W7150-K1. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 522
Posted By IndiansFan
Impact wrenches are a great tool, but some bolts...

Impact wrenches are a great tool, but some bolts just won't budge. They are stuck, seized, stubborn, rusted, corroded and otherwise impossible to remove. You can use a penetrant like PB Blaster,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By IndiansFan
Another good source for independent shops is...

Another good source for independent shops is this:
http://www.bimmershops.com/

I found the following shop in the Bronx.

http://www.bedfordparkmotors.com/

I don't know anything about this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By IndiansFan
BAVARIAN autosport

BAVARIAN autosport
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By IndiansFan
They are not the M parallel spoke 37, but they do...

They are not the M parallel spoke 37, but they do resemble the M parallel spoke 66.



The wheels from the Z4 M Coupe/Roadster are the Style 224 M.


Side vents were not OEM on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By IndiansFan
gkturke@gmail.com

gkturke@gmail.com
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By IndiansFan
This is true for 16", 17", and 18" OEM. The base...

This is true for 16", 17", and 18" OEM. The base model 528 was equiped with 15" alloy wheels. My 15" OEM winter wheels will only fit on my E39 528's, and not my 530 because of brake clearance...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-21-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By IndiansFan
Without photos of your existing lights, I'm...

Without photos of your existing lights, I'm shooting in the dark........

If you tried the kits and that did not work, then the wet sanding/polishing/waxing method should work. What you describe...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By IndiansFan
It most likely has the Sport Package. Your...

It most likely has the Sport Package. Your wheels are probably 17" style "Star Spoke 81" aka the daisy wheel, due to the look of the seven spokes.



525's did not get shadowline.



Not...
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