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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,472
Posted By cardnal
Updated: Sell it or fix it? Blown Head Gasket (Could be Valley Pan?)

To make a long story short, my wife was driving my car 3 weeks ago and the water pump pulley seized, which threw the belt off, and it subsequently overheated before she could find a suitable place to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By cardnal
I bet you paid in the 14-15k range. The retail...

I bet you paid in the 14-15k range. The retail on that car is $16,500

It is mint too - hard to turn that down

Am I close?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By cardnal
Wow! very nice! I'm drooling over your...

Wow! very nice!

I'm drooling over your pixels. So perky and bright (an upcoming redo for me)

Another thing I noticed was that there is no chipping on the silver paint on the front of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By cardnal
I just had mine replaced this week and I got the...

I just had mine replaced this week and I got the Behr from Autohauz for $98. (Part#: 11527502804)

Mine had noticeable slack in it and it was noisy too.

After installing, it is much quieter. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,997
Posted By cardnal
:thumbup: I have had this battery in my car...

:thumbup:

I have had this battery in my car for 3 yrs. Still doing great.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,233
Posted By cardnal
Update: Finished Installing Everything

I just got my car back after getting my Indy to install all the parts from the list.
I spent a little under $1100 on parts and my Indy only wanted $400 to install everything!

Ended up giving him...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,233
Posted By cardnal
I did the very same thing. Ended up getting most...

I did the very same thing. Ended up getting most from AutohausAZ and a little from PP and EAC and ECS

My total was $1051 - including coolant and a couple of tools and an oil change kit.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,233
Posted By cardnal
Thanks for the input. I stuck with OEM for...

Thanks for the input. I stuck with OEM for everything except the GRAF metal impeller water pump that was recommended. I also bought replacement coolant and temp sensors in case my Indy was rough...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,233
Posted By cardnal
Thanks I just finished ordering everything. ...

Thanks

I just finished ordering everything. I got about 98% of the parts from AutohausAZ, and got the rest from EAC and Pelican Parts.

They had almost everything on my list. Autohaus' pricing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,233
Posted By cardnal
Updated - Parts Installed: Cooling System Overhaul Parts

Hey guys

I am about to do a semi-complete overhaul on my 2003 M-Sport 540i/6 cooling system. Has anyone used the EAC Euro Parts list to get their parts?

Here's the link:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By cardnal
540 lower on one side

I've searched around but haven't seen anything definitive about why my car's left rear is lower than the right rear wheel. It sits about 1/4 to 1/2 inch lower than the right side. It is also quite...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,422
Posted By cardnal
Thanks I read that one earlier, but wasn't...

Thanks

I read that one earlier, but wasn't sure it was the same thing I had. I guess mine will eventually start to make that noise all the time. :(
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,422
Posted By cardnal
2003 540i Squeal at Startup

My car has a tremendous squeal when I start up. It's almost like I leave the key in the 'start' position too long, even though I am not. It also doesn't do it all the time. About 60% of the time...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By cardnal
Hit 18 Wheeler Tire at 80mph

:mad::mad::mad:

Driving at about 80 on highway(traffic was bad :)) I looked up as everyone on highway started to swerve - and there sat this gigantic chewed up 18 wheeler tire in the road about 40...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,999
Posted By cardnal
My car has the exact sound. Is this a DIY...

My car has the exact sound. Is this a DIY project? Or should I take her to the Indy? EDIT: Just saw the DIY - thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,999
Posted By cardnal
My 2003 540 is doing the exact same thing too! ...

My 2003 540 is doing the exact same thing too! Looks like Ill be looking up the part # for a new starter. :cry:
Forum: Cars - Private Party 07-15-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By cardnal
2003 540i/A M-Sport White on Black

Our CEO is on his way to get an '08 M6 from Atlanta and is about to sell is 2003 540i/A. He wanted me to pass the word around. It has 105k miles(all highway), and has been dealer maintained. It...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By cardnal
Nice ride! I was looking hard for that charcoal...

Nice ride! I was looking hard for that charcoal color when I got my titanium silver. Couldnt find anything near enough to me.

+1 on that radiator. I got my car last March with 46k miles. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,618
Posted By cardnal
Glad to see I am not the only one here - I had...

Glad to see I am not the only one here - I had the EXACT same thing on my 03 540 and just replaced the tires all the way around. I noticed that my boss' right rear on his 03 540 has the exact same...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,491
Posted By cardnal
I saw this a while back - it looks like a DIY for...

I saw this a while back - it looks like a DIY for brain surgery to me... :(
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,491
Posted By cardnal
They said the FW alone was $1050 for the part. ...

They said the FW alone was $1050 for the part. They did say that it would be $1500 if they didn't do the flywheel. Still, that is some coinage that I would like to put into something else...like...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,491
Posted By cardnal
03 540 clutch about gone

Hey All

My clutch is just about burned out on the 540. It has been slipping a little since I got it in March, but now it's MUCH worse. It still pulls pretty strong thru 1st and 2nd gear, but 3rd -...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By cardnal
Checkmate

I saw this on some website yesterday - pretty silly
http://www.keltman.com/images/checkmate.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By cardnal
I am having a similar problem on my 540. The...

I am having a similar problem on my 540.

The air speed fluctuated coming out of my vents over the past few weeks.(Kind of like it didnt have enough air to push out every few secs...) Then today,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,621
Posted By cardnal
03 540i/6 70% city/ 30% highway Computer...

03 540i/6
70% city/ 30% highway

Computer says 21 mpg overall

With cruise on 80, my mpg needle creeps barely over 30mpg in highway conditions

I can go 370 miles or so before the fuel light...
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