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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 585
Posted By IndiansFan
How old are you? Do you want to learn how to...

How old are you?
Do you want to learn how to repair this automobile?
Do you have a family member who has a basic understanding of automotive repairs?
Do you have a place to store this car while...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By IndiansFan
If your passenger seat is not powered, your car...

If your passenger seat is not powered, your car came without the convenience package. that is how my 530 was equipped.

You can go with option 3. I wanted to have a powered passenger seat as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By IndiansFan
I would not have issues buying wheels on line. In...

I would not have issues buying wheels on line. In my case, I bought OEM BMW wheels that I knew were a direct fit for the E39.

I've never heard of Big Brand Wheels. I would do a google search...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-25-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,411
Posted By IndiansFan
Since you don't have salt on the roads from...

Since you don't have salt on the roads from November thru April, this is very likely to happen! I was at 256k before the rust snake bit my wagon.......Looking for another.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-25-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By IndiansFan
Follow this link to verify how your car left the...

Follow this link to verify how your car left the factory. Just enter the last seven digits of the VIN and follow the directions. You will be able to determine how your car is optioned....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-25-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By IndiansFan
Maybe something like this........

Maybe something like this........
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-25-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By IndiansFan
I'm in the same boat as you, I very rarely go...

I'm in the same boat as you, I very rarely go anywhere but the E39 forum and Touring sub forum. Never knew there was a kill forum, or what the content is. I've noticed that as the age of the car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By IndiansFan
The quality of any system is only as good as the...

The quality of any system is only as good as the cheapest component. I never had Kelly Tires...on any car I've owned, so I can't offer advice on them. I do know that they are a part of the Goodyear...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By IndiansFan
OP indicated that is was $14.7k in the original...

OP indicated that is was $14.7k in the original post.........
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By IndiansFan
Maint. is the key at this stage of the game. $7k...

Maint. is the key at this stage of the game. $7k for a car with recent documented maint. is most likely a better deal that a car with sim. mileage, no receipts, listing for $5k.

Since you are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 942
Posted By IndiansFan
Not really, but take your very low mileage MINT...

Not really, but take your very low mileage MINT E39 to Barrett Jackson in 30 years and you might find a buyer or two.....:thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By IndiansFan
Maybe not. All manufacturers are working to...

Maybe not. All manufacturers are working to improve the performance of their products. Tire Rack rates the WS80 above the xi3. As Q has pointed out on several occasions, the best tire for you may...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By IndiansFan
I'd expect your conditions over the past month...

I'd expect your conditions over the past month are very similar to Cleveland.

PCM Tire from Canada gives an overall rating of 9.1 to the Hakka R2 and 9.0 to the xi3. The advantage of the Hakka...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By IndiansFan
The main problem is this tire achieves its...

The main problem is this tire achieves its performance through use of a multi cell compound in the top 50% of the tread. The Blizzak wears fast and when the multi cell compound is worn away, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 679
Posted By IndiansFan
How cold is it in your neighborhood...........??

It was -17 when I started the car this morning. :mad:
So cold that my steering wheel would not adjust to the pre-set condition.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By IndiansFan
Yes. I had less than 2,000 miles of my Fiat's...

Yes. I had less than 2,000 miles of my Fiat's tires, but they were 6 years old with similar cracking as yours. I waited one day to long to replace them...............:tsk::tsk:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By IndiansFan
minimum wheel width for a 265/40-18 is 9.0" from...

minimum wheel width for a 265/40-18 is 9.0" from Luke at TireRack
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By IndiansFan
I think that edjack's reference to "dad" was you,...

I think that edjack's reference to "dad" was you, and to rethink a first car for your son. You did not mention your son's age or prior experience. I also think a 540 is way too much car for anyone...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By IndiansFan
It's been suggested before, so I'll add my $.02. ...

It's been suggested before, so I'll add my $.02. Spend a few hundred dollars for the thorough PPI to address your concern about the tranny and anything else you may have overlooked.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By IndiansFan
:thumbup::thumbup: Like giving a 17 year old...

:thumbup::thumbup:

Like giving a 17 year old kid born in '54 a '69 Chevelle SS....... Been there, done that, buried close friends.

A Mazda 3 would also be a great first car. Make it a manual so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,714
Posted By IndiansFan
Here are two others: http://www.bimrs.org/ ...

Here are two others:

http://www.bimrs.org/

http://www.firstfives.org/mechanics.html
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,252
Posted By IndiansFan
I'd have to agree with this. Michelin Pilot...

I'd have to agree with this.

Michelin Pilot Sports - had a set on the 530 and were excellent.
Continental Extreme DW - current summer tires on the 530. Very good tire.
Toyo Proxes T1R - had...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,714
Posted By IndiansFan
Just read thru the entire thread. Sorry to hear...

Just read thru the entire thread. Sorry to hear of your misfortune. Good luck with the 530. You will enjoy it. Does it have the Steptronic transmission? Your comment about the PPI from the dealer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By IndiansFan
Call an independent BMW mechanic in your area. ...

Call an independent BMW mechanic in your area. Ask them if they can run a service history check on the VIN. All they need is the last seven digits. If ALL previous work was done at a dealer, that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By IndiansFan
Vines Automotive in Bessemer, AL Toll Free...

Vines Automotive in Bessemer, AL

Toll Free 800-214-4839

http://vinesauto.com/PartsPage.htm
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