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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,509
Posted By Edgy36-39
Your attitude is right on for buying an older...

Your attitude is right on for buying an older BMW. Once you have everything sorted out, you'll appreciate the car so much more than a less involved owner. Good luck and enjoy the journey.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By Edgy36-39
All great suggestions for being certain. An "at a...

All great suggestions for being certain. An "at a glance" shortcut is if the car is wearing the beautiful 17" Style 42 wheels:

http://i42.tinypic.com/ae8m09.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By Edgy36-39
Awesome story! Congrats. I thought LMB was a...

Awesome story! Congrats.

I thought LMB was a M-only paint. Is your 540 an Indie order?

I'm local if you want to get a side-by-side shot sometime.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Edgy36-39
M-Par 37s all day, and twice on Sunday. Unless $$...

M-Par 37s all day, and twice on Sunday. Unless $$ saving is a big issue.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By Edgy36-39
Sounds like good deal and smart move. I...

Sounds like good deal and smart move.

I assume the ballast is required when customer is upgrading from halogen?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,591
Posted By Edgy36-39
Did not know that. So many interiors that rarely...

Did not know that. So many interiors that rarely made it into US cars. A quick search brings up this detailed list, with helpful RealOEM part #s:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,591
Posted By Edgy36-39
Thanks fw, good to know. Hawk HPS were on my...

Thanks fw, good to know. Hawk HPS were on my finalists list, and the ceramic only look to be a few dollars more.

That is a nice looking interior. I've heard it referred to as piano trim.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,591
Posted By Edgy36-39
What kind did you go with?

What kind did you go with?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,591
Posted By Edgy36-39
Welcome, and sounds like nice purchase! Kudos for...

Welcome, and sounds like nice purchase! Kudos for getting one with many issues already addressed.

Totally agree on the M-Par wheels. Is this a daily? If yes I'd guess you can turn the stock 17...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Edgy36-39
Nice list from Solo. One more option not listed: ...

Nice list from Solo. One more option not listed:

Think carefully how much $$ adding AEs is worth to you. They are purely cosmetic. If your stock heads are in bad shape and you need to replace,...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-24-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,288
Posted By Edgy36-39
Research software that makes sport the default....

Research software that makes sport the default. It exists for older models, dont know re 2 series

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Edgy36-39
The more info you share, the more help you can...

The more info you share, the more help you can receive. And nothing about BMW lighting is simple.

Tell us if the headlights are halogen, or HID. Stock, or aftermarket. Discolored, or clear.
...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-18-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By Edgy36-39
In theory, yes. You're paying more for a car with...

In theory, yes. You're paying more for a car with the CPO, keep in mind. Not every 2015 will be CPO. Dealers don't like CPO that much, b/c it costs them more to get the car certified. BMW forces them...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-18-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Edgy36-39
I didn't say they were the same thing. But...

I didn't say they were the same thing. But important distinction when making decision. FYI brakes are covered under the original new car warranty. Not sure re CPO. OP - suggest you make sure what's...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-18-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By Edgy36-39
Hard to answer when you don't give current...

Hard to answer when you don't give current mileage. To state obvious, you'll get far more if you repair the hood.

Prices for clean E36 M3s are going up. Post this in the E36 M3 thread, if you...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-18-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Edgy36-39
No one can predict the future. One big piece of...

No one can predict the future. One big piece of missing info is the service record of the car you bought. What's been done/replaced already on the car?

I think you've got two choices. The most...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-18-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By Edgy36-39
Reverse the viewpoint

First off, the CPO IS the extended warranty. CPO is great, but your intended use as described actually works against you needing it.

You're going to get an extra 50K miles or two years, whichever...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-07-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By Edgy36-39
So what trans does the car have? Pic is clearly 6...

So what trans does the car have? Pic is clearly 6 speed

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Edgy36-39
Welcome! I used to own an 01 530 Sport/5. Great...

Welcome! I used to own an 01 530 Sport/5. Great car. Smart move on cooling refresh.

Let's see some pics!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By Edgy36-39
Subscribing for potential future need. :) ...

Subscribing for potential future need. :)

Merry New Year all.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,287
Posted By Edgy36-39
Couple of thoughts. I understand the question, it...

Couple of thoughts. I understand the question, it bugs me insurance isn't lower even as I get older and older without accidents (our fault that is).

Previous advice is good - keeping collision...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By Edgy36-39
Here's all the fascinating detail when I uploaded...

Here's all the fascinating detail when I uploaded this to my M5: http://chrisparente.com/2014/01/05/performance-software-bmws/

I'm happy with it. The software gives you a bunch of options -- sport...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By Edgy36-39
Buzzkill alert -- I don't think this is a great...

Buzzkill alert -- I don't think this is a great car to have while in college. There will almost always be something you'll need to attend to. The big draw of older BMWs is not carefree, reliable...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 12-15-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,843
Posted By Edgy36-39
No answer to the B58 question? Surely someone...

No answer to the B58 question? Surely someone else is curious.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 12-10-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,843
Posted By Edgy36-39
M2 and B58?

Hey all. Coming from other model threads to ask question. This seems like a good thread, and apologies if addressed already. Will the M2 ever get the B58 engine from the new 240, or will it always...
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