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Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-15-2015, 03:30 PM
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Posted By Solo1
2008 328i Convertible Crimson Red, Sports Package, Auto, 65.5k mi. No issues.

Hi Folks -

Haven't been on the forum in a while. Reluctantly selling our Crimson Red. $17,850.


http://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/4933595596.html

Thanks.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 02-17-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 925
Posted By Solo1
didn't have the heart to say so :)

didn't have the heart to say so :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,017
Posted By Solo1
It's 2014 almost 2015 and that needle has been...

It's 2014 almost 2015 and that needle has been straight up ever since that small crack was fixed. Thanks to all of you who advise us so well.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-19-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By Solo1
Not to mention the front brakes that shudder when...

Not to mention the front brakes that shudder when they need to be replaced, and the important tie rods that keep you straight.
The e28 is close to a perfect car if you can find her well tended and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,017
Posted By Solo1
I "think " I looked, it was a wild constraint, I...

I "think " I looked, it was a wild constraint, I still didn't find of which you would speak. It "should" be there, but it's not, and equally naked I am with a blown cylinder head! And anyway that was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,017
Posted By Solo1
Thanks. Yes I meant 13 :) I'll pass that on...

Thanks. Yes I meant 13 :) I'll pass that on to my mechanic about hose #9. He hates it when I quote the forum pros :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,017
Posted By Solo1
Thanks much for the education. I guess the main...

Thanks much for the education. I guess the main and rod bearings are another level I haven't worked my way down to yet in the engine. This is my first trip to the cylinder head :) I think the water...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,017
Posted By Solo1
Thx Sigma. Pardon my ignorance, but which...

Thx Sigma. Pardon my ignorance, but which bearings were you referring to? I know not wheel bearings :-)

Also, In above post, I meant to ask if I should send fuel injectors out for testing /...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,017
Posted By Solo1
Oh, I forgot to ask... Any recommendations for...

Oh, I forgot to ask... Any recommendations for items to address while engine is apart?

Did Besian (sp) vanos fix, CCV, oil filter housing, and a bunch of the other standard required fixes over...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,017
Posted By Solo1
bkgreene - no problem, happy to share. ...

bkgreene - no problem, happy to share.

cn90. Thx for reply, yes mechanic plans on using BMW head gasket only. Also, thanks for your many posts re cooling system issues. Have visited them many...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,017
Posted By Solo1
yeah. Have had overheating problems every 6...

yeah. Have had overheating problems every 6 months on this car for 5 years (1998 528I A with m52 engine)... did all the cooling system replacements, but kept coming back.

About 60 days ago, got a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,017
Posted By Solo1
Thanks for the reply. In my research I did...

Thanks for the reply. In my research I did discover the fact that the pre-9/98 builds have an iron block, but I didn't know that translates into no possible engine block thread damage with a blown...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,017
Posted By Solo1
Labor hours required: cylinder head replace / repair or engine swap

Have done search (thanks Bluebee!), but few finds that provide answers in terms of labor hours required.

I am negotiating with my mechanic re: cost of either a m52, single vanos head cylinder...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,127
Posted By Solo1
oh, wow that was a much easier explanation....!! ...

oh, wow that was a much easier explanation....!! thanks!

my one touch down works, its the up I'm worried about. Will test tomorrow.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,127
Posted By Solo1
I am having same issue after car stereo system...

I am having same issue after car stereo system install. I can make no sense of the way the above info is written. Course, I know nothin about electonics!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 17,141
Posted By Solo1
also got a URO window regulator from AutohausAz....

also got a URO window regulator from AutohausAz. Installed this week. Worked after install. Great price, time will tell.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,861
Posted By Solo1
Congrats on the new purchase. Here is a link...

Congrats on the new purchase. Here is a link summarizing the sound upgrade issues that I just worked through. Must have spent 300 hrs. on research and ended up doing a complete new system install.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,296
Posted By Solo1
see my Grom post near bottom. ...

see my Grom post near bottom.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=609058

I ended up going full new system install, taking everything out. But, the Grom worked well. Should defn...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By Solo1
yeah, EdJAck, I should try that first. thx. for...

yeah, EdJAck, I should try that first. thx. for reminder!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By Solo1
You definitely feel more part of the road in the...

You definitely feel more part of the road in the e28. Its kinda noisy, especially in comparison. Could use sound deadening throughout to help. Fun to drive!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By Solo1
Have had my e28 535i since I bought it new in...

Have had my e28 535i since I bought it new in Dec. 1986. 157k miles, mechanically in excellent condition and in process of exterior restoration (paint and some body parts). Love the car.

The e39...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By Solo1
a couple of good links: ...

a couple of good links:

http://bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/DSP%20analyzed___files/DSP%20analyzed__.htm
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By Solo1
For the DSP sound upgrade gurus. Options / clarifications

UPDATE May 18, 2012: I ended up going with a brand new 5 channel system (Alpine MRX-v70 amp), new Head Unit (Kenwood Excelon x896), Image Design 10 D4 v.3 sub, 30 ft. sound deadening. Returned the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-11-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,185
Posted By Solo1
Do you know if this head unit can be installed in...

Do you know if this head unit can be installed in a e39? what adapters are needed? Does it have usb / aux capability? THX.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,450
Posted By Solo1
http://www.gromaudio.com/store/all-bmw-t.html ...

http://www.gromaudio.com/store/all-bmw-t.html Product options

The Grom USB unit with Trunk Install at cd changer. I just bought, but not installed. Have to get the DSP adapter for dsp cars..it...
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