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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Edgy36-39
You've already done all the hard work -- this...

You've already done all the hard work -- this part is easy. Go to the site edjack gave you, and put in your VIN number. Then look up headlights.

Realoem will tell you what the original part # is....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Edgy36-39
I remember your post from late September. Will be...

I remember your post from late September. Will be hard to get that number, impossible unless you addressed the issues you shared back then.

GLWS.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Edgy36-39
Suggest you read this book -...

Suggest you read this book - http://www.robsiegel.com/

You'll get some good laughs, and can decide whether owning older BMWs is a hobby to take on.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-12-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 703
Posted By Edgy36-39
What?! That must be a pretty sleepy town if the...

What?! That must be a pretty sleepy town if the cops are trailing middle aged guys driving BMWs three body styles old! What would they do if a new M3/4 - or heaven forbid an i8 driven by a kid -...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-12-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By Edgy36-39
Too late now, but you might find this thread from...

Too late now, but you might find this thread from August interesting: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=793709

That's a niche, enthusiast vehicle. Won't be easy for a Toyota...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By Edgy36-39
Whoops -- I missed the miniature part!

Whoops -- I missed the miniature part!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By Edgy36-39
Puttering around town the M5 returns very poor...

Puttering around town the M5 returns very poor mileage. I was going to say maybe not a big problem, until I saw the Imperial gallon stuff.

Definitely unlock your cluster. Then fill up, set trip...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By Edgy36-39
That's a nice story. These cars are now old, but...

That's a nice story. These cars are now old, but they are not rare.

If you don't mind the questions -- Why didn't your Dad just sell the car to you? And if you don't DIY, they are costly to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By Edgy36-39
Sounds like you're probably making the right...

Sounds like you're probably making the right decision, but one more thing not discussed if you're comparing costs. Property tax bill.

Depending on where you live, can be a real eye opener on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Edgy36-39
Did you reconnect it? That fixed mine:...

Did you reconnect it? That fixed mine: http://chrisparente.com/2013/04/02/fixing-auto-adjusting-headlights-on-the-e39-m5/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By Edgy36-39
Interesting thread. Usually, I'd counsel against...

Interesting thread. Usually, I'd counsel against someone coming to an older BMW looking to save money. However, you sound like you have enough DIY experience (and desire, which might be more...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-21-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By Edgy36-39
Have done the private party rodeo a few times,...

Have done the private party rodeo a few times, and I've owned that car -- 2001. Nice ride.

Suggestion - two different ads. One for us crazies, using every specific BMW term, for example your car...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 11-21-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 296,012
Posted By Edgy36-39
Good info, and glad it worked out for you. But......

Good info, and glad it worked out for you. But...



Screwdriver shouldn't be anywhere near the glass. Need to use plastic tools.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By Edgy36-39
Another happy Lemforder/Meyle customer here FWIW.

Another happy Lemforder/Meyle customer here FWIW.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 703
Posted By Edgy36-39
Couldn't agree more here Blue. I don't understand...

Couldn't agree more here Blue. I don't understand why people choose to advertise the dealer they bought car from. Haven't you paid them enough?

But - can't disagree more re personalized plate. As...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 967
Posted By Edgy36-39
Part of me agrees with you, but the market is...

Part of me agrees with you, but the market is going up for the cream of the crop. A buyer sticking to NADA number can't buy a clean, low miles M car today. Pretty accepted that any of those market...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-20-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By Edgy36-39
Stamford is my hometown, so I'll weigh in. Up...

Stamford is my hometown, so I'll weigh in. Up your budget a bit and get something nice. You either pay upfront for a decent car, or you pay later fixing all the issues a "steal" reveals after...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-20-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Edgy36-39
The For Sale thread on M3forums is a better bet...

The For Sale thread on M3forums is a better bet for you than here.

As already noted, bring your wallet.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-20-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 783
Posted By Edgy36-39
Might want to call RetroFit guys -- they sell a...

Might want to call RetroFit guys -- they sell a kit specifically for the E46. They might help you out, even though you're not buying from them.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-20-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By Edgy36-39
Newgal -- pre-purchase inspection is a must. One...

Newgal -- pre-purchase inspection is a must. One big thing -- has the tranny fluid ever been changed? Good chance the answer is No, since BMW formerly said you never had to change.

This creates a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 967
Posted By Edgy36-39
540 is a nice car, but those "better than M5"...

540 is a nice car, but those "better than M5" points are a laugh. 540s had VANOS after 98 I think, and is he joking when he calls the call the most reliable older BMW out there? Model is well known...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 703
Posted By Edgy36-39
I go for combos only enthusiasts would get. ...

I go for combos only enthusiasts would get.

S544ME is the plate for my new M3. You might also check and see how many different designs are available -- VA offers a lot.

How about E394EVR or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 651
Posted By Edgy36-39
Nice work. I've done the whole shebang - wash,...

Nice work. I've done the whole shebang - wash, clay bar, polish, wax - with Griots orbiter. This weekend I got lazy, and paid someone to do it. A nice coat of wax helps in the winter.

Nice...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Edgy36-39
Welcome. I like my M5 wheels on my M5. If I had...

Welcome. I like my M5 wheels on my M5. If I had another E39 and wanted a new set, I'd go MPar. Style 39, pic attached.

Just another idea as you search. Good luck.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By Edgy36-39
That's surprising. Where did you get that info?...

That's surprising. Where did you get that info? Just hit TR and they have the tire in practically every size possible.
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