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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By haolibird
"Duck" I says! Little Bill

"Duck" I says!

Little Bill
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
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, 08:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,237
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, 08:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,237
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, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
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, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
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, 09:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,479
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, 09:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,042
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, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
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, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
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, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 994
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, 07:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 896
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, 11:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 896
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, 02:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,418
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, 10:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,418
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, 04:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
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, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 781
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...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 781
Posted By haolibird
15K is a good price, considering there are no...

15K is a good price, considering there are no missing parts...

Did you get to drive it?
Impressions?
Still looking?

Inquiring minds need to be nosy...

FWIW, banks won't finance it as a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By haolibird
Another vote for the E38 SPORT! (If the 03 E39...

Another vote for the E38 SPORT! (If the 03 E39 M-Sport is off the board)
If size is a consideration, then I would prefer the 38.
I drove one before I bought the M, and it was a serious...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By haolibird
Most likely. Of course, California is broke,...

Most likely.

Of course, California is broke, so they are not cleaning the roads as much as they should.

But, it is a dirty world.
Painters and janitors will always have work.

T
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By haolibird
cn90, It smells of "Marketing" around...

cn90,

It smells of "Marketing" around here...

Of course, it could also be all the dirt and debris getting sucked up into our air cleaners on the highway.
Unless you're in HI or SEA, where the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By haolibird
Waterford...wasn't that like the birthplace of...

Waterford...wasn't that like the birthplace of the GTO?

I agree, always looking forward to summer...
Although, a bit spoiled in SoCal.
I feel for you folks that have to put your toys away for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,415
Posted By haolibird
Good for you! Beautiful car. The only...

Good for you!

Beautiful car.
The only reason in hell to go to Vegas...

As for parts, Pelican is in your backyard, right in Harbor City.

Have fun waxing, and cleaning the interior.
In time,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By haolibird
JimLev, I have tried to always follow the...

JimLev,

I have tried to always follow the advice you bestow here.
When it comes to seeking the redline in both my E39's, I stay true to the above.
The challenge with the M5 is, that you can only...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 854
Posted By haolibird
Wow! The Scion looks awesome! Is there a...

Wow!

The Scion looks awesome!
Is there a way to get more juice, or is the 2.0 sufficient for the size of the car?
You were commenting about the lack of power from the 528...
It is damn sexy,...
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