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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
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) Today, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 74
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) Today, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 505
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: 169
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: 21
Views: 505
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: 424
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: 294,830
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: 480
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: 691
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: 896
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: 548
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: 202
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: 722
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: 629
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: 896
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: 691
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: 629
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: 389
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: 453
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.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Edgy36-39
Be ready to be very realistic. Your sale will...

Be ready to be very realistic. Your sale will have two big red flags for buyers in the know:


Selling after only six months

Rebuilt title


Maintenance will help, but the car needs more...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Edgy36-39
Here's full story with pics:...

Here's full story with pics: http://chrisparente.com/2014/11/11/window-trim-replacement-bmw-e39/
Forum: 5 Series DIY 11-08-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 294,830
Posted By Edgy36-39
Thanks for all the great info. Add another...

Thanks for all the great info. Add another success to the list!

This was actually far easier than expected. My trim came out beautifully, very little residue. Might be b/c I tackled this early, my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Edgy36-39
Thanks as always for those links, Blue. Tackling...

Thanks as always for those links, Blue. Tackling the rear molding today.

EDIT - this went great! Story and pics over at the long thread.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By Edgy36-39
Another update for the next guy -- I eventually...

Another update for the next guy -- I eventually found my module under the rear seat cushion. After disconnecting/connecting a number of times, restored full functionality. Until the next time of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By Edgy36-39
Congrats and welcome back. A little tough to see...

Congrats and welcome back. A little tough to see with those two pics, but looks good. Which blue is that, Orient or Toledo?
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