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Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 04-20-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By Peter L
Just bought 1990 750IL - fully aware!

Hello folks,

I just bought a 1990 750IL. 211,000 miles. 3 owners and mostly in Virginia, where I live. Black with nearly flawless Tan leather interior. Shifts fine, no warning lights, smells...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Peter L
Thanks for the advice. I can ignore it since the...

Thanks for the advice. I can ignore it since the car runs so well. But it's like having a nagging wife for 2 years. It's wearing me down!

It's $1,000 to fix the trifecta from what I've...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Peter L
Sounds like you got a great car for a great...

Sounds like you got a great car for a great price. I've actually been thinking about an E39 540i. You have Dinan so performance will be much greater than stock 540i.
I wonder if it's time to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 52,894
Posted By Peter L
Thumbs up Nice M Parallels

Great choice on upgrade to M Parallels. I've got same rims on my E39.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Peter L
Should I keep my old E39 or sell it?

I have a 2000 E39 528i. White. Automatic w/Steptronic. 207,5000 miles. Have had it 2 years next month. Have put 60,000 miles on it in 2 years. Daily driver. M Parallels.

Trifecta of DSC,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By Peter L
My apologies to bluebee and others in this Bimmer...

My apologies to bluebee and others in this Bimmer community. I have been helped. And the thread from bluebee reminded me! Thanks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By Peter L
Thank you acoste! I appreciate your outstanding...

Thank you acoste! I appreciate your outstanding E39 knowledge! I was clueless, but now I at least have a clue of the cause of my speedometer problem.

Some answers to your questions will likely...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,450
Posted By Peter L
I agree. It makes a difference in how the E39...

I agree. It makes a difference in how the E39 runs.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By Peter L
E39 sudden surge and then speedometer goes to zero

Hello friends,

I have a 2009 E39 528i. 206,000 miles. For last few months the car would accelerate slightly while using cruise control on highway. No big deal. But for the last week, every day,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By Peter L
Wink Love the REST button on these cold days!

First time BMW owner - 4 months now. I read about the REST button but now and using it!
My E39 is daily driver and I'm a sales rep. Love the way I can take a break in a lonely parking lot, relax...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By Peter L
Took my Alpine White E39 in the snow for a ride! ...

Took my Alpine White E39 in the snow for a ride! She loved it! That Alpine blended in with the snow like artwork. Sure she spun and fishtailed, but I didn't care. No one else around, she wanted...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,492
Posted By Peter L
Thumbs up Thanks a ton, Bluebee. I'm been living a...

Thanks a ton, Bluebee.
I'm been living a drama-free 3 month stretch with my E39. Haven't posted much. But I will, just to be a part of the coolest car fam in the world.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-30-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By Peter L
good point. I'll check this E30 out thoroughly.

good point. I'll check this E30 out thoroughly.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-30-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By Peter L
Good point. I will be seeing the car, after all...

Good point. I will be seeing the car, after all work is done, in 3 weeks.
Will let you and the BMW fam know what I see!
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-30-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By Peter L
Now THAT'S the fearless, confident BMW spirit...

Now THAT'S the fearless, confident BMW spirit that I left the cautious, make sure you buy the most perfectly reliable car on earth Honda world for! Why does anyone buy a 10 year old E39 with 160k on...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-27-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By Peter L
Good point. I am a new E39 owner (2 months) so...

Good point. I am a new E39 owner (2 months) so still trying to figure it all out. Maybe didn't hear "super" coupe.
Thanks for the tip about the head and overheating. I do know about the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-27-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By Peter L
Thanks. I have not seen it yet. Once I see it...

Thanks. I have not seen it yet. Once I see it I'll post and get some more feedback from the forum.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-27-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By Peter L
Should I buy the '89 325i with 160k?

Hey everybody,

I'm looking at a '89 E30 to buy. 160k miles. Local car. Owner has 4 BMW's. 2 door coupe. White with black leather. 5 speed. Angel eyes upgrade package.
Now for the good...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,270
Posted By Peter L
Thanks. Yeah, I think it needs to be reset. I...

Thanks. Yeah, I think it needs to be reset. I tried everything Bimmerfest has said, still won't automatically come on.
I'll update everyone with results.

Still lovin' my E39!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,270
Posted By Peter L
Thanks for your input. Only thing is I am putting...

Thanks for your input. Only thing is I am putting stalk in pos 1 and clicking the 4 settings. It rained a ton today and intermittent never worked.
I must be missing something. Cannot figure this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,270
Posted By Peter L
Unhappy Rain sensor for wipers not working

I did what the owner's manual said and had wipers in position 1 (intermittent) when starting my E39. Rained today. Intermittent would not work. Rain sensor was not covered by anything.
When I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,708
Posted By Peter L
Yes, my E39 is about 3mph off, showing higher...

Yes, my E39 is about 3mph off, showing higher than I'm actually going per my GPS.
It doesn't bother me. Kinda nice not having to be too worried about speed, plus the E39 is so fast, ultimate...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,696
Posted By Peter L
Great post, Bluebee. Helps a lot.:thumbup:

Great post, Bluebee. Helps a lot.:thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,696
Posted By Peter L
I found a local auto glass place in my city that...

I found a local auto glass place in my city that cleaned each lens for $40 each. Came out looking brand new. I'd recommend that if you can swing the $80. So worth it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,298
Posted By Peter L
Seems like I'm still learning how to "listen" to...

Seems like I'm still learning how to "listen" to my new BMW. The thumping must have been from the front.
It's MOSTLY gone now with new front struts, new front tie rods and thrust arms.
But not...
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