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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,236
Posted By vavet5308
Well he must be a decent guy, they don't let just...

Well he must be a decent guy, they don't let just anybody have a linkedin account...oh wait....

I might do the same thing if I was looking for a car. I had a woman approach me at a gas station...
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-01-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By vavet5308
The beauty of the E36/E46/E39 and Z3 is the...

The beauty of the E36/E46/E39 and Z3 is the availability of DIYs posted online. It's unlikely that anything will fail that doesn't already have a video or a picture series describing how to address...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 04-01-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By vavet5308
Sold

Sold
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By vavet5308
LTFTs are really the more revealing numbers....

LTFTs are really the more revealing numbers. Hopefully your scanner displays them for both banks.

What were the conditions when you observed the 4.3g/s. It should be under 4 at idle with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By vavet5308
This. Fuel pressure can be ok at idle, but...

This. Fuel pressure can be ok at idle, but inadequate at higher rpm or under load when fuel delivery needs are greater.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-17-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By vavet5308
FS:E39 525it sport wagon, touring $5500 Richmond, VA

$5500
VIN WBADS43472GE10256
Topaz blue exterior
Sand beige interior
Automatic transmission
Heated seats
131k miles
16" style 82 wheels with Continental extreme contact DWS tires, 6mm tread...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-16-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,766
Posted By vavet5308
How about tipping on a mobile detail service for...

How about tipping on a mobile detail service for my car?
Three guys showed up in a windowless white van with the company logo on the side. They worked on my car for about an hour, vacuuming and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-14-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,301
Posted By vavet5308
Playing devil's advocate here...any chance they...

Playing devil's advocate here...any chance they did some programming on the car and left the key on, engine off, connected to a battery charger?

That seems like an incredibly small amount of fuel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,535
Posted By vavet5308
I've heard only one logical explanation for the...

I've heard only one logical explanation for the sudden demise of auto transmissions after a fluid change - ATF has detergent in it. If the suddenly new and clean ATF starts cleaning away a chunk of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2016, 06:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 761
Posted By vavet5308
Voltage while running should be pretty constant....

Voltage while running should be pretty constant. It might decrease over time as the battery is more fully charged, but you shouldn't see it fluctuating. If it is, you probably have a problem with the...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 02-08-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By vavet5308
If you can lower yourself to a 2002 525it, we...

If you can lower yourself to a 2002 525it, we should talk.

The 525 will never be a 540 if that's what you really have your heart set on, but the horsepower/torque/weight numbers don't tell the...
Forum: Parting Out 02-08-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,282
Posted By vavet5308
Still have 2 E39s? I need a passenger side...

Still have 2 E39s?

I need a passenger side A-pillar trim in sandbeige.

I also need the connector that connects to the front turn signal bulb and a few inches of the wiring - 2 of them.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 02-06-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By vavet5308
Do you have limitations of the area from where...

Do you have limitations of the area from where you're willing to purchase?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,978
Posted By vavet5308
Lifetime fluid means you can't reuse that fluid...

Lifetime fluid means you can't reuse that fluid in a new transmission.

I've never been a believer in the idea that old fluid holds transmissions together. If that was the case, your transmission...
Forum: BMW Dealer Ratings and Feedback Forum 01-17-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,591
Posted By vavet5308
So they made you an offer to perform a defined...

So they made you an offer to perform a defined task for you at a certain price and you agreed with those terms? And they did exactly what they promised? Those ba5tards!!!
Forum: BMW Dealer Ratings and Feedback Forum 01-17-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,572
Posted By vavet5308
I think it's common knowledge that dealers are...

I think it's common knowledge that dealers are more expensive than chain stores for both parts and labor.
I believe the SAs are dangerous because of their incompetence rather than dishonesty. It...
Forum: BMW Dealer Ratings and Feedback Forum 01-17-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,106
Posted By vavet5308
I would give them the benefit of the doubt and...

I would give them the benefit of the doubt and say they test drove it several times to make sure the malfunction did not happen again after the software update. Techs don't get paid when they are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By vavet5308
E39 wagon pricing help

I'm thinking of selling my beloved Bavarian steed. This is not a for sale post, this is merely a post asking for pricing help.

She's a 2002 525itA, that's an automatic touring (wagon).
Toledo...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,326
Posted By vavet5308
The obit mentions she earned a teaching...

The obit mentions she earned a teaching certificate in 1973. If she was 22 at that time, that would indicate she was born in 1951, making her 64 in 2015...
20-50 is a wide range, but 64 it is not.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By vavet5308
There's a slight amount of what feels like play...

There's a slight amount of what feels like play under normal conditions, that is actually the ball-stud in the tie rod end rotation. If you're sure its in the rack...well, there shouldn't be any play...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By vavet5308
That's a fantastic idea. I wish I would've...

That's a fantastic idea. I wish I would've thought of that!
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 01-02-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By vavet5308
FCP Euro - 1st time a winner

I seem to have a knack for finding dishonest or unresponsive vendors and salespeople.
FCP Euro is the exception. I ordered a few things for my car earlier this week.i paid for fast shipping so I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-01-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By vavet5308
I ordered a new carrier, which included the...

I ordered a new carrier, which included the cable. It was 6x as expensive as the cable, but I was afraid I would mess up the slider when I removed it, and I did. I over bent the catch prong when...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By vavet5308
rear door exterior handle sticking

The rear passenger door on my 2002 525it is difficult to open.
It started about a month ago. I thought the weather stripping was sticking and just figured it needed a little silicone. About a week...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-26-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,878
Posted By vavet5308
I was a BMW dealer tech and partsman for several...

I was a BMW dealer tech and partsman for several years. My wife's Altima was getting up in age and miles and I'd decided f we bought a BMW, it would be a e39 or e46. She ultimately decided on a...
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