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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,630
Posted By jmt053
Factory Reproductions on Ebay. All are 18" x 8"...

Factory Reproductions on Ebay. All are 18" x 8" and 13mm. From what I've read on the forum these should be good, but I get a little rub on bumps.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,630
Posted By jmt053
I have an '03 540i with a Dinan stage one...

I have an '03 540i with a Dinan stage one suspension. I recently purchased reproduction M-Parallel rims. They are 13mm offset. I put on 245/40/18 tires. I am getting some minor rubbing in the rear....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2008, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,116
Posted By jmt053
Thanks for the help. My driver side rear door was...

Thanks for the help. My driver side rear door was leaking. Thankfully the carpet didn't get that wet, the floormat took most of the water. The picture in the earlier post really showed the problem...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By jmt053
I have had my car serviced at Steven's Creek BMW...

I have had my car serviced at Steven's Creek BMW as well. My advisor is Angie. She has really been a big help getting things done under warranty.
Forum: General BMW 04-11-2007, 11:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,129
Posted By jmt053
Not be too picky as I agree with most of your...

Not be too picky as I agree with most of your comments, but BMW is a publicly traded company in Europe. I don't believe there are any privately held car companies that produce products in volume.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2007, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,015
Posted By jmt053
I've had my car serviced at SC BMW and had very...

I've had my car serviced at SC BMW and had very good luck. I work w/ Angie as the SA. She's been great.

A friend had an Audi A8L and his dealer a few years ago. They were washing his car after...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 934
Posted By jmt053
If the price is right, (read cheap!) it may be...

If the price is right, (read cheap!) it may be worth it. Depends on how many miles, overall visual condition too. If it looks in good shape and it's very cheap it could be a good buy to just drop in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 33,630
Posted By jmt053
Hi Chiefwej- I received my armrest today and had...

Hi Chiefwej- I received my armrest today and had installed in about 15 minutes (most of that time getting the airduct outlet aligned properly...). Thanks again for your help. looks and works great.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 33,630
Posted By jmt053
Chiefwej- Thanks again. Got it. I have one on...

Chiefwej- Thanks again. Got it. I have one on order.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 33,630
Posted By jmt053
Hi Chiefwej, where did you buy the armrest? I...

Hi Chiefwej, where did you buy the armrest? I called three different dealers for the part number 51-16-8-196-936. Crevier wants $283.50, Sterling (VA) wants $194.40, and my local dealer wants $216...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2007, 09:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 33,630
Posted By jmt053
Thanks chiefwej. I had seen the mod in...

Thanks chiefwej. I had seen the mod in bimmertips, but I hadn't seen the one on 540i6.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 33,630
Posted By jmt053
I'd like to know where you are buying the parts....

I'd like to know where you are buying the parts. I've called Pacific and they quote me ~$400. Where did you get yours?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,535
Posted By jmt053
Look at it this way. He lives in Milpitas. In...

Look at it this way. He lives in Milpitas. In itself just punishment for being a moron. It's no different that discussing politics with someone who has never read a book, magazine, journal, or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By jmt053
Arrest Me Red? nice color, but the way I drive, I...

Arrest Me Red? nice color, but the way I drive, I avoid this one.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,164
Posted By jmt053
My e34 had the same feature. The chime has been...

My e34 had the same feature. The chime has been going off recently here too in Northern California. I grew up here, but after spending 4 years living in Colorado, I just don't find it that cold...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2007, 05:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,425
Posted By jmt053
I'm local to the bay area as well. I saw this car...

I'm local to the bay area as well. I saw this car for sale. I think the guy who owned it before was over his head in it financially. He probably didn't do any service as he didn't have any money for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 950
Posted By jmt053
I asked my dealer about the radio code and they...

I asked my dealer about the radio code and they let me know that the e39 doesn't have one. My e34 had one, but they stopped using that. I don't think the theft rate of BMW radios is what it used to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2007, 09:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,059
Posted By jmt053
I have a nuvi 660. I noticed that when the...

I have a nuvi 660. I noticed that when the speedometer indicates 65, the Nuvi says 61. It seems fairly consistent in that actual speed is about 6% lower than indicated.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,542
Posted By jmt053
It's hard to find BMW production numbers....

It's hard to find BMW production numbers. Mustangs are easy on the annual report for Ford. they have made ~165,000 each year for the past two years. I found production numbers for the E34 540 as the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2007, 07:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,542
Posted By jmt053
I understand the frustration on costs, but one...

I understand the frustration on costs, but one reason is: Volume. There are thousands and thousands of Chevy 350 engines and who knows how many Mustang engines on the road. If you say you're trying...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2007, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By jmt053
I bought myself a Garmin Nuvi 660 for Christmas....

I bought myself a Garmin Nuvi 660 for Christmas. It has a brighter screen than the 350. The other day I had the sun coming through the back window right on the Nuvi screen and could still read it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,631
Posted By jmt053
:hi: 2003 540i

:hi:

2003 540i
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 12-27-2006, 11:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,828
Posted By jmt053
Of the three, I might pick the MB. I've owned an...

Of the three, I might pick the MB. I've owned an Audi A6 4.2 and it was POS. Won't own another one. The M5 either with the M6 or the SMG still has the iDrive. It's been beaten on by the press since...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2006, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By jmt053
The good news is nobody bid on the tray. So he...

The good news is nobody bid on the tray. So he spent money on the auction and still has "rare" tray. It's useless without the hinged armrest. I would like to have that, but the armrest in vinyl is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2006, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,056
Posted By jmt053
If you're in dense fog it's very nice to be able...

If you're in dense fog it's very nice to be able to see the car in front of you (if they have rear fog lights). I've had them in other cars and only used them occasionally. I wouldn't bother buying...
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