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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By TANGO!
Thankfully, I was smart enough to get collision...

Thankfully, I was smart enough to get collision too and not just liability. I contacted her insurance and they, after hearing her b.s., decided that we "backed into each other" (go figure how would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By TANGO!
OK, soooo, I took the car to Autozone to get the...

OK, soooo, I took the car to Autozone to get the codes read and they claimed they could not possibly read them, because it was the "service egine soon" light, and not the CEL with the little engine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By TANGO!
I wish Santa brings me some of those! (or an...

I wish Santa brings me some of those! (or an Amazon gift card, hehe)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By TANGO!
But what about the destroyed mirror, exposed to...

But what about the destroyed mirror, exposed to the rain, cables and all? And the light that wouldn't turn off, and the "CHECK LIGHTS" sign in the obc for a few seconds? Besides, the car was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By TANGO!
Hmm, mirror link does sound interesting, but...

Hmm, mirror link does sound interesting, but after the train wreck the PO did to my car... you're gonna have to forget about being able to reset your OBC calculations (gas mileage, distance, etc.)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By TANGO!
Some good, some bad...

SOOOO, first the good. After my '97 528i was totaled (violently rear ended, after I mildly rear ended someone else), and after looking tirelessly for a new (used) car within my budget, I found a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By TANGO!
Got them, thanks! Talk tomorrow.

Got them, thanks! Talk tomorrow.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By TANGO!
I certainly am, if I can afford it... What color...

I certainly am, if I can afford it... What color is it? And can you tell me the price, either here or on pm?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By TANGO!
Well, I just saw a 530i manual, but although the...

Well, I just saw a 530i manual, but although the seller claimed the car had "no issues", the dashboard was all lit like a Christmas tree, and the mechanic I had it inspected by recommended that I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By TANGO!
I have lemfoerder thrust arms with Meyle HD...

I have lemfoerder thrust arms with Meyle HD bushings in the car that was wrecked, assuming it's ok to use suspension parts from a crashed car. I saw these 2 525i because they were available and I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By TANGO!
Well, the car with the frame damage drove better,...

Well, the car with the frame damage drove better, but there was the issue of the check engine light on. I drove both on the highway up to 80mph, and in traffic with curves and all. Still, I'm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By TANGO!
Buy... or pass? 525i

I recently lost my beloved 528i, so I have been shopping for BMWs, mostly I'm looking at e39s and e46s. Yesterday I saw a 2003 525i that I am interested in buying. The car seemed super clean,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By TANGO!
The airbags weren't working. I was just really...

The airbags weren't working. I was just really lucky I wasn't in the car, because the montecarlo's airbags did go off, it was a pretty hard crash from behind.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By TANGO!
Ouch :(

A couple weeks ago, while I was driving in town, I stupidly started trying to clean my windshield and rear ended someone in a Honda Accord. She got off the road, and I tried to move my '97 528i, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 183
Posted By TANGO!
FS: VAC Motorsports adapters

I purchased a set of wheels that came from an E38, and thinking that they were 72.56mm I bought a set of VAC Motorsports adapters. As it turned out, the wheels I bought fit perfectly so I don't need...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By TANGO!
Thanks for your very knowledgeable input,...

Thanks for your very knowledgeable input, Fudman... well, I don't care that much about ride quality; the coilovers I put in have very small and tight springs, so it is a very firm ride over bumps,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By TANGO!
That sounds like a good strategy... could you...

That sounds like a good strategy... could you recommend any brand for the putty, and any DIY guide or video, please?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By TANGO!
Umnitza has some pretty nice bumpers for a good...

Umnitza has some pretty nice bumpers for a good price... apparently, now they also paint them and send them painted to you if you want (for more $, of course). Check them out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By TANGO!
I did lift the entire front of the car, the thing...

I did lift the entire front of the car, the thing is, I installed one coilover and shortened it, so that pulled the sway bar up from one side and made it tight on the other. I extended the coilover...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By TANGO!
On coilovers and sway bar links...

I recently installed Ksport Kontrol Pro coilovers in my E39, and especially when I was installing the front ones I ran into a little problem: After I did the passenger side, I could not remove the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By TANGO!
I think New England winters are pretty... but...

I think New England winters are pretty... but they do eat cars like crazy. Mine has a rust bubble on the side panel; Does anybody have any suggestions on what to do with it? I don't want to spend...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By TANGO!
Guys, thanks for the responses. I measured the...

Guys, thanks for the responses. I measured the wheels with my caliper, and it turned out that they were 74.1mm. I suppose the previous owner must have used some of those rings -if he did indeed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By TANGO!
VAC motorsports adapter not fitting in wheels (with video)

I recently bought a set of wheels from an E38 for my E39, not knowing that they would not fit because of the different hub size. I saw that VAC sells adapters, and their site said they have been...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,462
Posted By TANGO!
I actually did take care of tie rods first of...

I actually did take care of tie rods first of all; they were making steering loose, especially on the highway, but weren't the cause of the shimmy. The problem with working on my driveway is that I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,462
Posted By TANGO!
I started trying to change the passenger side,...

I started trying to change the passenger side, but the skunk showed up again, which made me go back inside to wait until he would leave. Then as I was trying to get the job done, it started raining....
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