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Forum: Cars - Private Party 10-16-2013, 01:13 PM
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Posted By tettes
Price drop - $8,500 obo

taking offers!
Forum: Cars - Private Party 10-11-2013, 02:15 PM
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Views: 1,011
Posted By tettes
FS: 2003 540i m-tech, six-speed manual with repair receipts

Price drop!

Hi, guys. I am regretfully selling my 2003 540i M-tech 6-speed.

I've owned the car for three years and have put over $5k into the engine and other fixes. If you're familiar with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By tettes
i just picked up the car and the shop told me it...

i just picked up the car and the shop told me it originally used the behr tank, but this time used the oem tank.

burning - yeah, i did a lot of research on the e39 on this site before bought it,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By tettes
I'll find out if they used the Behr version...

I'll find out if they used the Behr version tomorrow when I pick the car up. As it stands, they replaced the expansion tank under the warranty, thank goodness.

Will report back.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By tettes
Good info, thanks, acoste. I'll take the car into...

Good info, thanks, acoste. I'll take the car into the shop tomorrow and see what they say.

Any other bits of knowledge that could help?

Thanks again!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By tettes
Second coolant leak in 8 months

Guys, back in May I had a coolant leak in my 2003 540i that i thought was fixed. Parts replaced include:

Expansion tank
Thermostat
Fan clutch
Radiator hoses

I got the 'Check coolant level'...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By tettes
Seems like a crazy decision, but...

I am going to sell my dream car...my 2008 M3 manual (30k miles) and keep my 2003 E39 m-tech manual (105k miles).

The reason I'm selling is the M3 is going to be out of warranty in a few months and...
Forum: General BMW 03-03-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By tettes
I voted for you, man. Good luck! Awesome...

I voted for you, man. Good luck! Awesome opportunity for someone!!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By tettes
that is wild. is yours ok? thanks for the...

that is wild. is yours ok?

thanks for the info, bluebee and RyanE.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By tettes
haha the funny thing is i'm not religious and...

haha the funny thing is i'm not religious and don't pray, so i was intentionally trying to avoid any mention of supernatural or superstitious stuff...and then i stepped in it with both feet. :rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By tettes
this is great. thank you, Wagon!!!

this is great. thank you, Wagon!!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By tettes
sorry if i wasn't clear in the OP, but the...

sorry if i wasn't clear in the OP, but the coolant level was fine...it was not low. i've driven about 30 miles since this happened and the light has remained off. i freaked out for a minute, hoping...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By tettes
Yikes! "Check Coolant Level" warning

Every time I get in my car I obsess over the engine temp due to the cooling problems in our E39s.

I haven't had any problems until today, when the "check coolant level" message appeared. I stopped...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,139
Posted By tettes
Wow! I bought my 540i on December 3rd in Los...

Wow! I bought my 540i on December 3rd in Los Angeles from a dealer and it came without a front plate.

I got 3 tickets for no front plate in 10 days, despite having a temporary sticker from DMV...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By tettes
Man, those look GREAT. Nice choice!!!

Man, those look GREAT. Nice choice!!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,792
Posted By tettes
Quick update: I fixed the intermittent stalling...

Quick update: I fixed the intermittent stalling problem. It was a loose battery cable! The car hasn't died on me since I fixed the loose connection.

As a side note, I returned to Savage BMW to ask...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-27-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By tettes
For reference, I just bought a '03 540i...

For reference, I just bought a '03 540i sport/6-speed in SoCal with 98k miles and 2 previous owners with all the maintenance records for $10,700 after a PPI at a BMW dealership. The PPI told me a lot...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-26-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,664
Posted By tettes
emmanouil - i just read the entire thread and was...

emmanouil - i just read the entire thread and was shocked and saddened to see damage to your car. I'm glad you are ok. Good luck with the repairs!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,166
Posted By tettes
Wild interior! That center armrest has me...

Wild interior! That center armrest has me interested. Where'd you get it? Does it open for storage?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By tettes
Same darn thing happened to mine, I discovered...

Same darn thing happened to mine, I discovered today. So you're definitely not alone, FWIW :cry:

Thanks for the links, everyone.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,776
Posted By tettes
That is exactly what is happening to me (dies...

That is exactly what is happening to me (dies when I give it a little gas and then take my food off, or dies sometimes at idle) I opened the idle control valve to look for carbon, but it looked...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,776
Posted By tettes
My new-to-me 2003 540i is doing the same thing....

My new-to-me 2003 540i is doing the same thing. And it occasionally dies while idling. Not sure if the two problems are related, however.

My mechanic tells me the alternator is fine. I've...
Forum: Off-Topic 12-22-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By tettes
as a native of portland, OR i tend to agree with...

as a native of portland, OR i tend to agree with you.

however, it's been raining for 7 days straight with almost no break. that's nasty, even for the rain-soaked pacific northwest.

the streets...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-14-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By tettes
I just took my 2003 540i to C and L International...

I just took my 2003 540i to C and L International on Venice Blvd, one block east of LaBrea, for the first time and was very happy with the customer service, the prices and the attention to detail.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,774
Posted By tettes
Yes, lesson learned! Your formula appears to be...

Yes, lesson learned! Your formula appears to be spot on.

Personally, I'm happy with the power my 540 delivers but was just curious about Dinan upgrades and was just a little surprised by the cost....
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