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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 976
Posted By haolibird
Hopefully, by the time you read this, the car is...

Hopefully, by the time you read this, the car is yours.

6k for a 540 that is sorted out is a good deal.
Yes, KBB means nada.
Honestly, if you have a 10k investment in a COMPLETLY sorted out E39,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By haolibird
when you disconnected the battery, did you turn...

when you disconnected the battery, did you turn the key to the "run" position?

I did that, and it fixed the problem...

T
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-27-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 55,893
Posted By haolibird
Cooling system update... My water pump...

Cooling system update...

My water pump froze, stopping the engine.

I have choose not to do an entire cooling system refresh, as I am going to try to find a 2003 540/6 for a replacement.

Just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,974
Posted By haolibird
BTW, If there is not enough voltage, the car...

BTW,

If there is not enough voltage, the car won't start.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,974
Posted By haolibird
A4to540i, Just went thru a similar scenario....

A4to540i,

Just went thru a similar scenario.
Replaced the rear window reg, and I guess the car was still awake, and it was pissed when I re-connected the battery.
So, after replacing the module...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By haolibird
Gene, Great to see you chiming in. I still...

Gene,

Great to see you chiming in.
I still believe your avatars were the best on the 'Fest.

I put a Behr in my 540 at 90k.
I'm at 187k now, and all is well.
Temps between 105 -...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,556
Posted By haolibird
Jon, You become a freak the first time behind...

Jon,
You become a freak the first time behind the wheel.
I obsessed for 2 days, before I took possession of my 540.
I'm a complete a$$ when it comes to the M5.
It's great to see how...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By haolibird
Speed, I just replaced my starter, and it...

Speed,

I just replaced my starter, and it practily fell out, it was that easy.
With the car in the air, keep the keys in the ignition, so you can move the tires, as the tie rod may be in the way....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By haolibird
"Duck" I says! Little Bill

"Duck" I says!

Little Bill
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By haolibird
I had same problem with my M after replacing the...

I had same problem with my M after replacing the fuel filter.
A "LeanCode" came up, and the car would NOT start if it was hot.
Pressure gage said I was within spec. (Could be I am a novice, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,521
Posted By haolibird
That would be a keeper, if the ad is truthful. ...

That would be a keeper, if the ad is truthful.

I would snag it, if it was San Diego.
But then, it would be going for 7k here.


Good luck!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,521
Posted By haolibird
Maybe the market is wising up about the value of...

Maybe the market is wising up about the value of these cars.
Prices in SoCal have gone up.

I have a fairly trouble free 98 Sport.
8K is WAYY too much, but if maintained, good body, etc., 6K...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By haolibird
Sure, Jon... But, do you drink Merlot? T

Sure, Jon...
But, do you drink Merlot?

T
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By haolibird
If you'll go as far as Houston, don't stop there!...

If you'll go as far as Houston, don't stop there!
Check CL in Cali.
San Diego, LA and SFO are havens for BMW's.
SoCal has dry weather=no rust problem.

There are a bunch of nice M's on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,201
Posted By haolibird
The only 6cyl I have owned don't count... Fully...

The only 6cyl I have owned don't count...
Fully agree on the 535.
Designed by engineers, not accountants!

I find the M5 has greater understeer than the 540, but that might be that I'm going...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,640
Posted By haolibird
How much did you spend on the car? (original...

How much did you spend on the car? (original purchase)
Is it a manual, or auto?
Interior?
What is the general condition of the car? Brakes, tires, paint, suspension?
Sorry, I can't get the vid to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By haolibird
yuuts, edjack was spot on about forums. ...

yuuts,

edjack was spot on about forums.
Remember, there were a couple of million of these cars made, and the folks that frequent these forums are here because they are having problems.
If ALL...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By haolibird
Chris, Pass. Take your time. I am in the...

Chris,

Pass.
Take your time.
I am in the SD too, and these cars come up quite often.
Budget $4000, and you should find a well maintained car.

I cannot stress enough, TAKE YOUR TIME!!!
The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,232
Posted By haolibird
FWIW... 80k, no issues. Like the Chief...

FWIW...

80k, no issues.

Like the Chief said, "If there is an issue, the Forum will be the first to know."

I was convinced by a transportation pub, about diesel generators used by the CA UC...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,238
Posted By haolibird
JJ, What you may be true for others, but I...

JJ,

What you may be true for others, but I have never been that lucky.

It happened to my E34, and my 540.

I got into the 540 the other day, and the wife had run it pretty low.
Needless t...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,238
Posted By haolibird
BMW's do not take kindly to running low on fuel. ...

BMW's do not take kindly to running low on fuel.
I have replaced 2 FP's because of this.
Me-1, wife-1
You might just have crap in the fp filter.
Easy fix, no matter.
This was one of those "M5 =...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,745
Posted By haolibird
Nice! You have done well! Where did you...

Nice!

You have done well!
Where did you make such a find?
Are you close to SD?
Also, be sure to read B'2nd's message under the sig.
True'r word's have not been written.
I never had to squint,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,745
Posted By haolibird
Nice handle... Just for market analysis, how...

Nice handle...

Just for market analysis, how much?
I'm sporting 178k on my 540, and it runs great.
I'm over worrying about oil spots.
Nice to have you aboard.
Hb
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By haolibird
I replaced mine, and got them from the dealer. ...

I replaced mine, and got them from the dealer.
Under $2.00...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By haolibird
JJ, thanks for another shot of tonic... But,...

JJ, thanks for another shot of tonic...

But, what about a tuned M5?

I must admit, I still love the feel of the 540. The M gets up and moves WAY faster, and WAY more exciting, but the 540 is...
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