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Forum: General BMW 03-19-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Edgy36-39
What kind of oil? The transmission fluids should...

What kind of oil? The transmission fluids should have been changed multiple times, and well as the transfer case.

If you don't have evidence of such maintenance, you're probably lucky he turned...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By Edgy36-39
Agreed, and do a lot more research before...

Agreed, and do a lot more research before spending your money. Example - what do Angel Eyes have to do with going HID? Research, Learn, Do.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By Edgy36-39
That's funny... "share." Let everyone else do the...

That's funny... "share." Let everyone else do the work for you?

Head over to M5Board, and check the For Sale threads there. You may need to be flexible with that budget.
Forum: General BMW 03-16-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Edgy36-39
Why are you going to a dealer for service? What...

Why are you going to a dealer for service? What model is your car -- why can't you do the battery yourself?

Definitely find an indie.
Forum: General BMW 03-16-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Edgy36-39
Risk factor is high. You're purchasing a turbo,...

Risk factor is high. You're purchasing a turbo, all wheels drive car with 200K miles. Those are not things that age well.

Unless you can see pristine maintenance records and are ready to DIY some...
Forum: General BMW 03-14-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By Edgy36-39
Sympathize with your position. IMO the only two...

Sympathize with your position. IMO the only two ways to own an out of warranty BMW are to DIY things yourself, or be so wealthy these recurrent problems don't bother you.

I don't know how this can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By Edgy36-39
PO of my 06 M3 replaced stock horn with Hella...

PO of my 06 M3 replaced stock horn with Hella unit, doesn't look like yours though. Horn sounds like an big truck now -- I kinda like it. :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By Edgy36-39
Here's a headlight facelift DIY covering...

Here's a headlight facelift DIY covering installation of aftermarket lights. Everything except light assembly specific items should be what you're looking for:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By Edgy36-39
Always an enjoyable conversation. First thing I...

Always an enjoyable conversation. First thing I did when I bought my E46 M3 ZCP was purchase a jack and extended tire lugs. The donut I purchased for the M5 (and have needed twice) fits both cars. (I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,197
Posted By Edgy36-39
Yet ANOTHER update for the next guy. Got tired of...

Yet ANOTHER update for the next guy. Got tired of frequent fails, but didn't want the hassle of a new solution that required a re-wiring.

So on the chance it was just the module itself, I bought...
Forum: General BMW 03-01-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By Edgy36-39
A few thoughts: 1. KBB/Edmunds pretty well...

A few thoughts:

1. KBB/Edmunds pretty well known for undervaluing enthusiast cars like BMWs. Type in data for a mint M5 or M3, see what they say is a fair price, and then go try to find that...
Forum: General BMW 02-28-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,236
Posted By Edgy36-39
Yes and No. Totally agree about the brand image...

Yes and No. Totally agree about the brand image -- much less premium over there. But, I've also read that it's much more expensive to own a car in Germany than here. Very high taxes, and the smaller,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 634
Posted By Edgy36-39
Have to say I agree with edjack - based on your...

Have to say I agree with edjack - based on your described situation, this is not the right car for you.

Having said that, my hat is off to you for your DIY passion and determination. You'll find...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Edgy36-39
Thanks, feel like I have the choice of two...

Thanks, feel like I have the choice of two classics every day.

This is funny -- I DIDN'T see that article. I read an article in Automobile on the SS, in which the E39 M5 was mentioned. Auto, C&D...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Edgy36-39
I usually try to be broad minded. But wow, I'm so...

I usually try to be broad minded. But wow, I'm so glad I live in a country where the engine size is nobody's business but mine! It's bad enough to pay property tax.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 692
Posted By Edgy36-39
They already are a classic. Do you mean a classic...

They already are a classic. Do you mean a classic you can make money on?

If so the answer is no. Go find another car if that's your goal.
Forum: General BMW 02-27-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Edgy36-39
You can also ask a dealer to run a warranty work...

You can also ask a dealer to run a warranty work report for you. Will show all the work done on your car -- recalls, software updates -- done at a dealership.
Forum: General BMW 02-25-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,509
Posted By Edgy36-39
Pretty sure I remember a story about this car in...

Pretty sure I remember a story about this car in Bimmer mag. A lot of the work was done in Eastern Europe.
Forum: General BMW 02-25-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,236
Posted By Edgy36-39
It's a logical question. Here's a subjective...

It's a logical question. Here's a subjective answer.

One is the (relatively) simpler design. Less software, more actual driving. Manual transmissions, spare tires, ability to turn off stability...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Edgy36-39
Read that article. The SS - aka the Holden...

Read that article. The SS - aka the Holden Commodore in Australia -- sounds like a pretty good deal. Not even close in the looks department, of course.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,642
Posted By Edgy36-39
Old thread, but people are still clicking on that...

Old thread, but people are still clicking on that dead link for the old school maintenance schedule. Mike Miller asked me a few years ago that his list not be posted.

He's happy to send it to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,365
Posted By Edgy36-39
I see how old this thread is, but people are...

I see how old this thread is, but people are still clicking on that dead link. Mike Miller asked me a few years ago that his list not be posted.

He's happy to send it to anyone -- his email is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Edgy36-39
Here's a story I wrote a few years back you'll...

Here's a story I wrote a few years back you'll find informative: http://chrisparente.com/2010/06/14/say-no-to-the-carwash-and-learn-up-on-headlights-and-bulbs/


And check this site for more info...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 651
Posted By Edgy36-39
A thought -- these cars are hobbies, not just...

A thought -- these cars are hobbies, not just transportation. Getting any of the cars mentioned in this thread at that budget means the car will have issues, and significant maintenance costs. If you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,125
Posted By Edgy36-39
I see how old this thread is. But as someone who...

I see how old this thread is. But as someone who sold his 530 private party, I'd say you did extremely well, esp. if the car was auto.

Good luck on your next purchase.
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