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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-09-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 881
Posted By adam98540
I had a 98 540 for five years, sold it for an 03...

I had a 98 540 for five years, sold it for an 03 330 about a year ago. Both 6-speeds.

I think the previous owner will make the biggest impact on running costs, even with V8 vs I6. That and luck....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,634
Posted By adam98540
Check the socket for the turn signal bulb. The...

Check the socket for the turn signal bulb. The gasket dries out and shrinks over time. In addition, it's easy to break the clips that secure it to the headlight assembly when you try replacing the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By adam98540
Do you have the VIN? Don't take the seller's...

Do you have the VIN? Don't take the seller's word for it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By adam98540
I would jump on that. A recent clutch and all...

I would jump on that. A recent clutch and all that suspension work is pretty damn nice. Is the shifter still tight and not resting under 5th before it warms up? Oil pan gasket is another expensive...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,909
Posted By adam98540
This rather frustrating search for a 530i (or...

This rather frustrating search for a 530i (or maybe even a 330i) has me reconsidering getting another 540i. It's not my intent to turn this thread into yet another I6 vs V8 thread, but it's worth...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,909
Posted By adam98540
Another NE native now in CA and looking for a...

Another NE native now in CA and looking for a 530! A few thoughts on this search:

Sport Package and Premium Package are two separate option packages. Sport Package does not include everything in...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 04-25-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,335
Posted By adam98540
I'm pretty sure manuals are more common in Europe...

I'm pretty sure manuals are more common in Europe because a much higher percentage of their cars use engines smaller than 2 liters. You need to beat on an engine like that to get it to move, and a...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 04-25-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,362
Posted By adam98540
I think Intercity Lines is a forum sponsor at...

I think Intercity Lines is a forum sponsor at that other BMW forum. Possibly here too, though I didn't bother to check. They gave me a very competitive quote, though I ultimately decided my car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-29-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,574
Posted By adam98540
From what I have heard, the electronics on the...

From what I have heard, the electronics on the E60 make certain fixes very difficult/impossible for DIY. As a minor example, when you replace the battery you also need to update the software so that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-29-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,776
Posted By adam98540
I've heard of something similar. I bought a set...

I've heard of something similar. I bought a set of winter tires from a guy who no longer needed them because his car burned up in the long-term parking lot at an airport. I want to say that was also...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-16-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,389
Posted By adam98540
Foamtek?

Does anyone have experience with Foamtek? (http://www.amazon.com/Foamtek-Waterless-Wash-Wax/dp/B001F67CY0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1321498295&sr=1-2)

I no longer have space/access to water for a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,884
Posted By adam98540
I've had the DWS for a month or two and have been...

I've had the DWS for a month or two and have been happy with them so far.
Forum: General BMW 06-03-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,182
Posted By adam98540
As Yorgi says, depends on how you define better....

As Yorgi says, depends on how you define better. A FWD car with appropriate tires is less likely to get stuck from a full stop than a RWD car with the same tires, but other than that I think a RWD...
Forum: General BMW 05-27-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,182
Posted By adam98540
I think it would be pointless. You know RWD is...

I think it would be pointless. You know RWD is fine in the winter with appropriate tires, right?

BMW will probably use FWD at some point, but it will be on a sub-compact city car where they need...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By adam98540
I would love to get even 20k out of my rear...

I would love to get even 20k out of my rear tires. Similar thread to this also on the front page. Funny how topics come in waves.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By adam98540
Your OBC is the accurate one. Unlock your Hi-OBC...

Your OBC is the accurate one. Unlock your Hi-OBC and run the test that shows your speed. It is in km/hr, but shows both your real speed and the lies fed to your speedometer. And yes, your odometer is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,606
Posted By adam98540
I don't know why everyone hates on acura because...

I don't know why everyone hates on acura because they are highly spec'ed hondas. Hondas are pretty good cars to begin with, so who cares? It isn't like acura asks the same premium as german luxury...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,504
Posted By adam98540
I think this is what BMW had in mind :) ...

I think this is what BMW had in mind :)

Seriously though, I doubt there is anything "wrong" with your suspension. BMWs (particularly the heavier 5s) are known to do this to rear tires because of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,641
Posted By adam98540
Q - if you read post 19, I did acknowledge that...

Q - if you read post 19, I did acknowledge that actual equipment levels changed from year to year. I know the OP has an '02 540i6, so with that information I felt it was safe to mention the equipment...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,401
Posted By adam98540
MA theoretically does this. As I understand it,...

MA theoretically does this. As I understand it, you are not allowed to modify the exhaust in any way. Of course I always passed when I had the magnaflow, so it seems seldom enforced.

Of course one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,641
Posted By adam98540
Is the steering wheel heated? None of the 3-spoke...

Is the steering wheel heated? None of the 3-spoke wheels are heated. If the car was ordered with a heated wheel, it may have replaced the 3-spoke wheel.

Visible signs of the sport package are the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,735
Posted By adam98540
Maintenance is relative. On a honda it basically...

Maintenance is relative. On a honda it basically means you change fluids at appropriate intervals. On bimmers, it seems to me changing fluids as well as constantly changing suspension components,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,401
Posted By adam98540
I used to have a magnaflow 14816. It droned...

I used to have a magnaflow 14816. It droned around 1500 rpm and all I could really hear from the driver's seat was the engine anyway. The giant exhaust tips got old too. I was lightly rear-ended, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,641
Posted By adam98540
The bold text in the quote caught my eye. In the...

The bold text in the quote caught my eye. In the states, all 6-speeds have the sport package equipment. What this meant varied slightly by model year (97s didnt have sport seats or shadowline trim, a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,735
Posted By adam98540
Is it a 6-speed or auto? Automatics are a bit...

Is it a 6-speed or auto? Automatics are a bit easier to find, and with that in mind I agree $6k is high for an automatic 540 with those miles. Run that car through edmunds TMV and even with a 6-speed...
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