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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By ashtray
Ah - ok, didnt realize mid year changes. Will...

Ah - ok, didnt realize mid year changes. Will check door jamb and records and post more details.

From the video, does it sound like a VANOS noise? Would it be not present until the engine is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By ashtray
Thanks. Build date in my signature - 2000....

Thanks. Build date in my signature - 2000. Mileage at 122k, as shown in video.

VANOS seals done at some point in the past few years - will have to check records.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By ashtray
540i Engine Knock sound only when warmed up?

I'm new to this car, but when you first start up the engine cold, it idles smooth. Drives very smoothly. No issues. When you reach normal operating temperature, you hear a faint knocking - which you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 280,862
Posted By ashtray
^^^Drool. Very nice 530i!

^^^Drool. Very nice 530i!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 280,862
Posted By ashtray
^^^Killer rain shot!

^^^Killer rain shot!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 280,862
Posted By ashtray
It's not as black and white as that*, as beauty...

It's not as black and white as that*, as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and M5 front bumpers and mirrors are :thumbup: *Now you could say that your wagon is more black and white than others...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By ashtray
Never driven an X5 - so no help there, BUT when I...

Never driven an X5 - so no help there, BUT when I was looking for a "special" 2nd/spare car to own and enjoy, the E39 was near the top of the list.

It's a fantastic car - wish BMW still made them...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,059
Posted By ashtray
You can get the battery tested for a bad cell for...

You can get the battery tested for a bad cell for free at places like Advanced Auto. Is there any danger in doing that on an E39 compared to "regular" cars?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By ashtray
I've got a 3.45 on my 5AT, and it's a bit much....

I've got a 3.45 on my 5AT, and it's a bit much. The transmission will shift into 4th - doing 2k+ rpm at under 35mph.

I could see a 4.10 being fun short term, but I wouldn't go higher than a 3.45...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 280,862
Posted By ashtray
"my wagon is faster than yours!" :confused: ...

"my wagon is faster than yours!" :confused:


:D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,059
Posted By ashtray
See - you as the OWNER don't even know if the...

See - you as the OWNER don't even know if the problem will be cheap or expensive to fix. A potential buyer will have to assume its expensive to fix and thus reduce the value of the car accordingly....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 280,862
Posted By ashtray
I have 3.45 gearing in the back - limited slip....

I have 3.45 gearing in the back - limited slip. It scoots! But I don't drag race the thing - that's not why I bought it. And as stock $27k Mustang GT's have 420hp, getting up over 400 isn't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By ashtray
Ah - got it! So confusing bc your screen name is...

Ah - got it! So confusing bc your screen name is "Dirty"... M5 engine and trans swapped wagon? Mmm... :D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 280,862
Posted By ashtray
I'll take you up on the offer if you want to pay...

I'll take you up on the offer if you want to pay for the M5 6sp conversion!

My other cars are manuals, including my very rev happy, tossable BRZ. The wagon however, with its 1,500 or so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By ashtray
That's some great wagon pron there! I can't tell...

That's some great wagon pron there! I can't tell though - is yours the "NotGuilty" one? Sedan or Touring? And which country are you in?

The EDirty9 wagon looks sick!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,059
Posted By ashtray
I'd still consider fixing it. The "it only has a...

I'd still consider fixing it. The "it only has a small easy/cheap to fix problem!" on a sales ad is a red flag. If it was a simple cheap fix, why didnt the seller just fix it?

I think any money...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,059
Posted By ashtray
Let me clarify my statement on $2k... that's base...

Let me clarify my statement on $2k... that's base price for a 530i with 177k and an electrical issue. If the car is otherwise mint and all maintenance up to date, it's worth more. If its "just an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,059
Posted By ashtray
Check Craigslist for pricing comparisons. Without...

Check Craigslist for pricing comparisons. Without seeing your car it's tough to say but there's an issue with it that will prevent someone from using it as their daily driver until its fixed. I'd say...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By ashtray
I think the price variances will become more...

I think the price variances will become more clear once you start test driving used ones. A $2k car will (hopefully) not compare to an $8k car.

These cars require maintenance which costs money....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 960
Posted By ashtray
I'm hoping no one swipes my Dinan badge but then...

I'm hoping no one swipes my Dinan badge but then again I don't park the car at too many places that are sketchy or for too long. It can happen though.

In my case, the Dinan badge isn't so much...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 960
Posted By ashtray
No Blazing Saddles reference yet? :(

No Blazing Saddles reference yet? :(
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,594
Posted By ashtray
Been driving a 300hp WRX at 3,200lbs for the past...

Been driving a 300hp WRX at 3,200lbs for the past 11 years. I've gotten used to having a lot more engine than needed. And to answer the upcoming questions about my Scooby: Cobb tuning Stage 2, Helix...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,594
Posted By ashtray
http://forum.miata.net/vb/images/smilies/ononono.g...

http://forum.miata.net/vb/images/smilies/ononono.gif

I posted a bunch of pics today in the "E39 pics" thread too.

http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo97/ashtray_talkbass/540iT/IMG_2004.jpg
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,594
Posted By ashtray
Dinan supercharged 540iT, with supporting mods...

Dinan supercharged 540iT, with supporting mods (Dinan: HFIM, HFAMM, CAI, HFTB, catback, ECU).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,594
Posted By ashtray
:dunno: The car is electronically limited to...

:dunno:

The car is electronically limited to 155mph. I was just asking what the actual top speed of each model is, limiter removed.

As for my math - I did as suggested, went on Google and...
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