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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2007, 08:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,388
Posted By fletcher44
Nine 5 One; good posts. Your explainations...

Nine 5 One; good posts. Your explainations regarding performance/hp/torque are very good. It's obvious you have spent time building cars, as opposed to throwing 5 sentence blurbs on the web without...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-28-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By fletcher44
I put thule horizontal bars on my 525 sedan to...

I put thule horizontal bars on my 525 sedan to carry surfboards. It decreased my mileage a whopping 5 mpg, and that is without a board on top. I then put a cowling (air foil) on. No change in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 992
Posted By fletcher44
I periodically check the site, and have come to...

I periodically check the site, and have come to the conclusion that the typical age is about 21..correct me if I am wrong. Patrick and others have made good points. Although some may not like it, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By fletcher44
I was also discouraged by that story on side...

I was also discouraged by that story on side impact safety ratings. It was in the LA Times also. You would think for the amount of money we spent, and the BMW dedication to engineering, that it would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,599
Posted By fletcher44
Am in outer space here? You were going 120 mph on...

Am in outer space here? You were going 120 mph on a fricken freeway. Why don't you save it for the track. If not for your sake, but for the car full of young kids next to you who may have been killed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2007, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 881
Posted By fletcher44
Newman, I bought an 03', 525, sport, premium, 42K...

Newman, I bought an 03', 525, sport, premium, 42K miles, super clean for $23,500. I test drove the 530 and had the same impressions you noted. I'm also not a lead foot and was looking for a cool car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2007, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By fletcher44
Smile Anti-Lock Breaks - they did the trick

I was driving on the hateful 405 freeway in LA a couple days ago in stop and go traffic. I almost slammed in to the guy in front of me due to some idiots cutting in front of us to get off the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,906
Posted By fletcher44
Hey, cool project. Good luck and keep posting pix.

Hey, cool project. Good luck and keep posting pix.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2007, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By fletcher44
Spare tire lift jack kit

I recently bought an 03', 525. I checked the trunk, and the lift jack kit to change the tire in the event of a flat, is missing the lift jack. Anyone know of an on-line site that I can buy the lift...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2007, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By fletcher44
I'll give you another comparison. Two months ago...

I'll give you another comparison. Two months ago I bought an 03', 525, sports, premium, super clean with 42K miles. I paid $23,500. Look really closely at the cars interior. Is it really clean? Take...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2007, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By fletcher44
Same problem here. I tried (following the E-39...

Same problem here. I tried (following the E-39 manual) and gave up. Thanks for posting the website drxns. I printed them out and will give it another try.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By fletcher44
Tony, I just purchased an o3', 525, with 42K...

Tony, I just purchased an o3', 525, with 42K miles one month ago. I always thought maint. costs for Beemers is higher than for other cars. Like you, I did some research and found out that they are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,804
Posted By fletcher44
Looks like you got some good postings on this....

Looks like you got some good postings on this. You mentioned kids and the 3 series. My wife and I are both tall, and the 5 series gives us plenty of room. I checked out some Japense cars, and man...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,804
Posted By fletcher44
Sounds like most people on this forum would say...

Sounds like most people on this forum would say 530, and I can understand why if you are looking for more power than a 525. I bought an 03', 525, Sport about 1 month ago. My driving involves lugging...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,139
Posted By fletcher44
I recently got an 03', 525 and also love the car....

I recently got an 03', 525 and also love the car. I purchased a few things from the following site. They may have what you are after. The price mark up at the dealer is worse than I expected.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2007, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By fletcher44
Guys, thanks for your input on this topic. I...

Guys, thanks for your input on this topic. I appreciate the insights. I always avoid electrical jobs/wiring, however this sounds straight forward, so I will give it a go. Regards, Bill.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By fletcher44
Hey that is a clean set up. Where did you get the...

Hey that is a clean set up. Where did you get the equipment? Will they do the install? Approx how much does it cost? I notice you live in MDR, I'm in San Clemente. Thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By fletcher44
Thanks for the input. I want to avoid any dash...

Thanks for the input. I want to avoid any dash mounted equipment. I'll therefore probably have the dealer install their aftermarket set up. It's pricey, but heck, I just bought the car, so why not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2007, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By fletcher44
Satellite radio for a 525

I have an 03', 525. I was at the dealer yesterday and they want $650 for the satellite radio hardware and another $350 for installation. This is not a project I want to do, so looking for a local,...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 03-20-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,883
Posted By fletcher44
I have an 03', 525. I was at the dealer yesterday...

I have an 03', 525. I was at the dealer yesterday and they want $650 for the satellite radio hardware and another $350 for installation. This is not a project I want to do, so looking for a local,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2007, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,551
Posted By fletcher44
Yes, I was wondering about that shadowline. Mine...

Yes, I was wondering about that shadowline. Mine does not have it. Looks great though anyway.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By fletcher44
New 525 last week

Hi, I purchased an 03, 525, premimum, sport, last week. I have to admit, I'm one of the slowest people on the road, but when I get in an open area and push it, the handling of this car is just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,551
Posted By fletcher44
Just bought an 03, 525, premimum, sport, last...

Just bought an 03, 525, premimum, sport, last week. I have to admit, I'm one of the slowest people on the road, but when I get in an open area and push it, the handling of this car is just amazing....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,361
Posted By fletcher44
Hi, I bought a used 03, 525, with 42K miles last...

Hi, I bought a used 03, 525, with 42K miles last week. I have high windage noise and could not figure out what the heck was causing it. I have to thank you guys, since there was a posting last year...
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