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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2015, 09:00 AM
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Views: 481
Posted By 540nj
Same here, 129K. I use BMW OEM oil since new. ...

Same here, 129K. I use BMW OEM oil since new.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By 540nj
That's pretty low miles. Replace the fan clutch...

That's pretty low miles. Replace the fan clutch with a new one if they are original, and stop worrying! Lots of people have gone many miles without catastrophe, too much internet can make you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,491
Posted By 540nj
I don't see an automatic e34 525 ever being worth...

I don't see an automatic e34 525 ever being worth the kind of money they're asking, unless you have some heavy right hand action in the passenger seat every day.

YMMV.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,491
Posted By 540nj
I see no basis for that e34 price. " It has been...

I see no basis for that e34 price. " It has been regularly driven but on very short distances" is not a positive. Also an auto, and smallest engine... Good luck getting over $5K (listed at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,491
Posted By 540nj
My car has 129K miles, no noise yet. Assuming...

My car has 129K miles, no noise yet. Assuming plastic deterioration has an age component, I may have a few years to go. Someday will drop the oil pan to look.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,491
Posted By 540nj
GMAK - PPI = Pre purchase inspection. ...

GMAK -

PPI = Pre purchase inspection. Going back to when you asked if anyone should buy a 540 without knowing condition of chain guides. After you asked this question, seemyad started talking...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,491
Posted By 540nj
Can you do this on a PPI? Only the listening...

Can you do this on a PPI? Only the listening part. You just got to assume it will need to be done sometime on a 100K+ engine.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 318
Posted By 540nj
Much too high for salvage. Dave 03 540i6

Much too high for salvage.

Dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By 540nj
Shadow line trim (read not chrome) was added to...

Shadow line trim (read not chrome) was added to all US spec 528 and 540 sport package cars in 1998. When the 525 came out, the sport package did not include shadow line trim on that model.

Good...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By 540nj
I changed my diff to m5 lsd 3.15 a few years...

I changed my diff to m5 lsd 3.15 a few years back, definitely ups the fun factor! Quicker off the line, 5th gear on the highway has lots of torque, should have come stock on the 6 speed like the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By 540nj
Very rare on a USA e39 car to have sport package...

Very rare on a USA e39 car to have sport package and chrome trim. With exception of 1997 I believe. I guess you could custom order, but default is black trim with SP.

Dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,212
Posted By 540nj
I got about 130k now. Never has left me stranded....

I got about 130k now. Never has left me stranded. I had the dealer do the rad + exp tank at 60k when I saw a leak, had an indy install front suspension and M5 diff at 90k, otherwise have done my own...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,491
Posted By 540nj
My lady likes the way I shift her gears....

My lady likes the way I shift her gears. Different strokes for different folks!

95% of the time I drive alone, no jokes please ;-)

Dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By 540nj
If it is 17" should fit. 16" may not go over the...

If it is 17" should fit. 16" may not go over the front brakes.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,212
Posted By 540nj
mzm, Let me know if you need other info. I...

mzm,

Let me know if you need other info. I bought mine new in September 2003 (technically a dealer demo with ~100 miles), and have original sticker. Back then they were giving out $5K rebates at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,212
Posted By 540nj
Your wheels aren't style 37, they are "M5"...

Your wheels aren't style 37, they are "M5" wheels, Style 66. Stock is 18" staggered Style 37s. Note the stock spare (at least on my car) is a 16" radial spoke wheel, not sure of Style number.

My...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 907
Posted By 540nj
Stop your bragging! Maybe some day... ...

Stop your bragging!

Maybe some day...

Asked my BiL to sell me his 997 911, my wife said just go buy another one at dealer auction, uh oh..

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,212
Posted By 540nj
That's some messed up crap, sorry you got ripped...

That's some messed up crap, sorry you got ripped off. A cassette player?? Definitely looks like someone harvested the good stuff and made a couple extra $Ks. Hopefully no surprises in the engine. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 856
Posted By 540nj
Entertaining thread to start off the work week. ...

Entertaining thread to start off the work week.

Dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By 540nj
Totally agree. My car came stock with Dunlop...

Totally agree. My car came stock with Dunlop S2000s or S9000s (don't remember), they were terrible, hard, went from 100% to 0% grip without warning. The Mich PSS grip all day, and you can feel the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By 540nj
Michelin Pilot Super Sports, I have 18" staggered...

Michelin Pilot Super Sports, I have 18" staggered wheels (OEM), work great. On my third set.

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By 540nj
Great write-up! Got any pics? Did you lose the...

Great write-up! Got any pics? Did you lose the MID?

I've half way thought about doing mine with the Dynavin. My previous 528 got the full treatment with Alpine five channel amp + Bostons in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By 540nj
Unfortunately, I know from experience... ...

Unfortunately, I know from experience...

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By 540nj
$1200 front bumper (OEM) $1800 rear damage ...

$1200 front bumper (OEM)
$1800 rear damage

Just my estimate

dave
03 540i6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,280
Posted By 540nj
I doubt he got anywhere close to that price. For...

I doubt he got anywhere close to that price. For timing chain guides, many descriptions of what the symptoms are on this Board (noise coming from front of engine,plastic parts in oil pan, etc.). ...
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