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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,327
Posted By Rainman15
My quote to fix the car with a new stock bumper,...

My quote to fix the car with a new stock bumper, fog light and inner fender on the right side was $916. I bought the M5 bumper with fogs for $400 shipped which was actually less than they were...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,327
Posted By Rainman15
I second that. After much thought I'm gonna...

I second that. After much thought I'm gonna search for a 18 or 19" version of what I currently have. My stock wheels are in extremely poor condition due to bad tire installations and some curb...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,327
Posted By Rainman15
OH yea, and that is exactly what my wife caught...

OH yea, and that is exactly what my wife caught my bumper on, at her doctors office. F'd it up so bad the passenger fog light mounts all broke off and on the way home she lost the damn fog light. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,327
Posted By Rainman15
I had blacked out kidneys when I bought the car...

I had blacked out kidneys when I bought the car and at first I didn't like them so I swapped them out for the stock replacements. I broke them all to hell taking them out, but I agree with that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,327
Posted By Rainman15
New Bumper like everyone else has...

Well thanks to my wife getting my front bumper hung on a curb and ripping it off I now have a new M5 piece. Now if I could just find a set of M5 replica wheels???? Where the hell did all the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,392
Posted By Rainman15
My car has airbags in the back doors. ...

My car has airbags in the back doors. Disconnecting the battery isn't just for saving the battery, its for saving my face and arms. :rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By Rainman15
Here is the link to the ad that prompted me to go...

Here is the link to the ad that prompted me to go look at it in person.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By Rainman15
He wanted $12,900, which for a cleaner car would...

He wanted $12,900, which for a cleaner car would probably be something I'd seriously consider. Like I said, mechanically it felt great and tight, and the interior was in good condition with no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By Rainman15
Went to check out a M5 in Queens yesterday

I made the drive over to Queens yesterday to look at a M5 that looked pretty good in the pictures, but wow was it rough in person. Mechanically it was ok, but it was racked up with miles 155K to be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By Rainman15
Sorry to bring back a thread from 4 months ago,...

Sorry to bring back a thread from 4 months ago, but I had to post my experience with these parts.

First, someone on here said they recommended using blank rotors and avoiding the drilled or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,488
Posted By Rainman15
Looks decent. I have 130k on my 02 so that...

Looks decent. I have 130k on my 02 so that mileage isn't hard to acquire if you have any commute. If it was well maintained it shouldn't be a problem.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,488
Posted By Rainman15
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=...

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=259465818&dealer_id=100010314&car_year=2003&rdm=1239043045087&model=540I&num_records=100&systime=&make2=&highlightFirstMakeModel=&start_year=2003&keyw...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By Rainman15
Yea I already tried shorting it and it didn't...

Yea I already tried shorting it and it didn't work. It wouldn't even be a pressing issue if I didn't have to go through Virginia state inspection next week. Any warning lights on the dash will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By Rainman15
Just got back from New Orleans and found a problem

I just flew to New Orleans for a couple days on business and when I got back today my wife tells me the brake light is on in the car, check brake linings warning is on too. I go look and the front...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,522
Posted By Rainman15
I bought these for my 02 530. ...

I bought these for my 02 530. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By Rainman15
I wire brushed, shot with compressed air to blow...

I wire brushed, shot with compressed air to blow away dust, shot with brake cleaner to get rid of anything else, then used brake caliper paint I got from Autozone. Probably won't make a big...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,266
Posted By Rainman15
Holy thread revival batman! My car...

Holy thread revival batman!

My car mysteriously stopped doing it. Not the least weird thing I've had wrong with my car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By Rainman15
Brake Upgrade Installation

Hey. I have 129k on my 02 530 so I really needed new rotors. I installed cross drilled and slotted rotors with ceramic pads today. Pretty simple job, took a few hours but well worth the time to...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-27-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
Posted By Rainman15
I've ran plenty of tanks of 87 octane through my...

I've ran plenty of tanks of 87 octane through my e39 with no problems, pinging or noticable loss of power. I think the previous statement about lower end models not being as adversely affected as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-07-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By Rainman15
When I changed my oil last I heard a crack when I...

When I changed my oil last I heard a crack when I torqued down my cap with the new ring on it. I just backed it off a little and re torqued. It was barely more than hand tight so I didn't think I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,111
Posted By Rainman15
02 530 mine ...

02 530 mine

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/2/web/2570000-2570999/2570747_70_full.jpg

06 C230 wifes
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By Rainman15
That is only about 10 minutes from me, but it...

That is only about 10 minutes from me, but it looks like a lot of work. That title status doesn't seem to make sense either. How can you have an "abandoned" title? Does that mean it is clear or is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2008, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By Rainman15
Random work pics and possible new purchase idea/E39

I've been watching a lot of 2003 540 auctions on ebay and it has been obvious how much the gas prices are driving down prices of V8 cars. I'm seriously considering buying an extra E39 in a couple of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2008, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By Rainman15
I was mistaken and meant to say HID not Halogen. ...

I was mistaken and meant to say HID not Halogen. Didn't realize this was such a sore subject. The trouble code on the car says "Check Side Lights" so I searched for that. There isn't any mention...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By Rainman15
I checked the manual and didn't see anything...

I checked the manual and didn't see anything about those lights. All it speaks of is if you have the halogen lights like I do that I shouldn't ever have to replace them. The headlights themselves...
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