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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By 540iBakers
Here's some pictures to give you an idea. It's...

Here's some pictures to give you an idea. It's EASILY accesible.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By 540iBakers
Hi, I had a similar problem with my 2003...

Hi,

I had a similar problem with my 2003 540. I thought it was the ABS module or a speed sensor. My local indy looked at it and found out it was nothing more than a loose ground wire. The loose...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By 540iBakers
Hey Stern77, Did you ever find out what's...

Hey Stern77,

Did you ever find out what's causing that noise? I'm getting it too on my 2003 540.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,968
Posted By 540iBakers
I'd love to get 216 MPG let alone 168 MPG :)

I'd love to get 216 MPG let alone 168 MPG :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By 540iBakers
Hi, I misspoke when I mentioned pulleys I...

Hi,

I misspoke when I mentioned pulleys I guess.

For the AC pulley he replaced the whole pulley not just the rollers. He told me that they come as a whole assembly and the rollers by themselves...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By 540iBakers
The pulley for the drive belt was bad. He showed...

The pulley for the drive belt was bad. He showed me the new one compared to the old one and the old one did not spin as freely. The AC pulley was still good but the lubricant was starting to come out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By 540iBakers
Smile He used new Conti-tech belts. I also saw him put...

He used new Conti-tech belts. I also saw him put on the new belts and take them out of their cardboard packaging.

I'm just afraid as he is that it's something that will cause the belt to break...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2007, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By 540iBakers
AC BELT went Kaboom

Hi All,

So recently I had my pulleys and both the drive and AC belt replaced. Then today I was driving and I didn't feel that AC working right. There was no cold air blowing. I pull over and pop...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2007, 11:29 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,082
Posted By 540iBakers
Maybe I'm wrong, but the car that won appears to...

Maybe I'm wrong, but the car that won appears to be a 5 series BMW and the car in the video with the people in it is the Audi. Look at the steering wheel (0:05) and you'll see the Audi rings on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2007, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By 540iBakers
Usual suspect is something in the suspension....

Usual suspect is something in the suspension. Most likely thrust arm bushing.

How many miles on the car?

I have 60K miles on my 540 and I recently had the control arms replaced (Lemforder). It...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,650
Posted By 540iBakers
It's like my university professor told me, most...

It's like my university professor told me, most people make up their minds about a decision pretty quickly. It's convincing themselves that it's the right decision that takes time.

I'm glad that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,650
Posted By 540iBakers
Low mileage to me means 50k or less. Everyone...

Low mileage to me means 50k or less. Everyone will have their own definition of "low mileage." Especially if you consider a 2002 (for example) at 50k miles means 10k miles a year. The "norm" being...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,650
Posted By 540iBakers
Yeah 2003 will be impossible, I was thinking more...

Yeah 2003 will be impossible, I was thinking more like 2000-2001 maybe 2002 if lucky.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,650
Posted By 540iBakers
That's the problem though. I know that the...

That's the problem though. I know that the enthusiast will get the sport package, however, if I recall correctly in the comparo with the Infiniti G37, the 335i went into limp mode after only two laps...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2007, 07:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,650
Posted By 540iBakers
I thought M cars couldn't be CPO'ed? If you...

I thought M cars couldn't be CPO'ed?

If you can find a nice low mileage, documented M5 that would be your best bet. Probably in the 24-28k range you could find one. Approximately half the cost of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,650
Posted By 540iBakers
Only the sport package 335s will have the oil...

Only the sport package 335s will have the oil cooler though. I think the non-sport package ones still can potentially suffer "limp mode"-itis.

I remember when I spec'ed a 335i, out the door price...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,650
Posted By 540iBakers
Something to consider with the 335i which by many...

Something to consider with the 335i which by many accounts is a great car, but many automobile mags are reporting problems with the oil overheating or something to that effect. I remember reading,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By 540iBakers
Try driving in Bakersfield heat. Other week it...

Try driving in Bakersfield heat. Other week it was reading 119 on the OBC thermostat.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,348
Posted By 540iBakers
The picture I see says 528 on the trunk. :dunno:

The picture I see says 528 on the trunk. :dunno:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,348
Posted By 540iBakers
BS no more it seems.

BS no more it seems.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2007, 12:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By 540iBakers
Why do I6 owners say this? Is there any actual...

Why do I6 owners say this? Is there any actual proof that "V8 transmissions" fail at a faster rate than others? 80k to 100k they fail?
Forum: General BMW 06-14-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By 540iBakers
I found out something interesting yesterday....

I found out something interesting yesterday. California also requires front license plates but only if the car came with the bracket to install the plates. My E39 does not have the brackets and thus...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,471
Posted By 540iBakers
I have had my 2003 540I for about two months now....

I have had my 2003 540I for about two months now. After a rough start (had the radiator blow up on me and valve cover gaskets replaced), the car is almost problem free. I have two common problems for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2007, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By 540iBakers
Question Question about certificate of title sent by DMV...

Hi guys. I have a question about something I received today in the mail. I recently purchased my 2003 540I back on April 17, 2007. I do have a lien on the car.

So I get a letter from the fine...
Forum: General BMW 06-08-2007, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,706
Posted By 540iBakers
I believe any licensed auto dealership can get...

I believe any licensed auto dealership can get you the GE coverage, however, not all dealership do because of the commissions and money that the dealership desires to make. If your dealership that...
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