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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,036
Posted By Waveho
Just switching things up...was in Munich and...

Just switching things up...was in Munich and toured the BMW campus and BMW Welt...and got all inspired. Decided then and there to sell the e39 and get a little more modern. Part of my global...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,036
Posted By Waveho
Damn good price on that! Mine went for $5400....

Damn good price on that! Mine went for $5400. Black/gray with tons of upgrades. But lotsa miles and a few years older than yours. I sold it within 5 minutes after parking in the company parking...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,036
Posted By Waveho
Sold my black 98 540i-6, with 184k miles, also...

Sold my black 98 540i-6, with 184k miles, also this week. You can see what I got below... :) Once in the BMW family.... May I ask how much you got for your 5er?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-28-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,139
Posted By Waveho
Carmax actually uses a professional body shop...

Carmax actually uses a professional body shop every Wednesday morning that comes in to do all their dings and touch ups which is the main reason I am bringing it to drop off tonight. So nice to know...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-28-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,139
Posted By Waveho
Thanks Sunny--I'm very happy with it, provided...

Thanks Sunny--I'm very happy with it, provided they can fix the headlight, and I see no reason they won't be able to. It's in damn near showroom condition, and pure joy and adrenaline to drive. I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-28-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,139
Posted By Waveho
ILovemycar: Carmax is awesome--in fact they did...

ILovemycar: Carmax is awesome--in fact they did admit that any work other than basic maintenance goes straight across the street to the BMW dealership. I think that SuperTerp may have been under the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-27-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,139
Posted By Waveho
Here is a link to all 33 2007 335xi with under...

Here is a link to all 33 2007 335xi with under 80k miles listed on Cars.com:
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-27-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,139
Posted By Waveho
I'm on my day 2 of ownership, and Carmax has a...

I'm on my day 2 of ownership, and Carmax has a 5-day return policy or I can return for a full refund and walk away. Businesses generally will do anything to prevent paid cash from walking away.... ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By Waveho
Thanks and glad I was still able to help you out!...

Thanks and glad I was still able to help you out! I bought the new ride from Carmax, with ext. warranty but with very high deductible so was not pricey (in case the turbos blow or something else...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By Waveho
Exiting e39 Forum after more than 6 years....

Sold my 98 540i-6, and moved on to an 07 335xi 6-speed 4-door. Already paging through the e9x forum for tips and resources. Thanks for all the help and good times, keeping my old 5er on the road...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-27-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,139
Posted By Waveho
Thanks--I also just discovered that the key...

Thanks--I also just discovered that the key proximity feature is on, so that even if the car is locked, I can open the trunk manually if I have the key in my pocket whilst standing at the rear. If I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-27-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,139
Posted By Waveho
Got the car, including the extended warranty...

Got the car, including the extended warranty ($1300 with the $300 deductible). Car only has 74k miles, not 89k like I thought for some reason! Good til 125k, so I'm happy the turbos etc will be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-24-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,139
Posted By Waveho
Thanks for the input and comment--very...

Thanks for the input and comment--very appreciated! The warranty is actually for 7 years or 125K miles on the car. As the car has I think 88K right now, I'm figuring about 3 years value to me...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-24-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,139
Posted By Waveho
Here is what the extended warranty covers,...

Here is what the extended warranty covers, through 125k miles (has 88k) or 7 years (probably 3 years value for me), at $100 deductible, for about $1800 for the plan; I think I will opt for this.....:...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,139
Posted By Waveho
CarMax has 5-day no-questions return of vehicle...

CarMax has 5-day no-questions return of vehicle policy and a standard 1 month bumper to bumper. A good outfit to buy from, so they often price a bit higher than other lots, but a good bit lower than...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,139
Posted By Waveho
540i-6 is a six-speed manual. BMW center is...

540i-6 is a six-speed manual. BMW center is directly accross the street from CarMax--they just don't have good prices on the one I want, which is unsurprising. Will shell out a few hundred for a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,139
Posted By Waveho
Thanks for the input. I do love my 540i-6 very...

Thanks for the input. I do love my 540i-6 very much. But going through a separation now and looking to make some sweeping changes. My 5er is never good in bad weather, and I will no longer have the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,139
Posted By Waveho
Selling my 5er...for an 07 335xi sedan....

Am wading through the info on this car, but there seem to be many more variations of the e9X series as compared to what I am used to researching for my current e39 540i-6.

Some questions if you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By Waveho
I thought speed sensor too when I had similar...

I thought speed sensor too when I had similar issues. It was the MAF. See my posts here to see if this is the same situation: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=586194&highlight=
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,797
Posted By Waveho
Codes should store even if the SES goes out, and...

Codes should store even if the SES goes out, and most can be read by a Peake code reader, but not all. Something like CarSoft can delve deeper, and the Stealership of course can offer comprehensive...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-21-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,797
Posted By Waveho
You really need to get your engine codes read. ...

You really need to get your engine codes read. But from my experience your symptoms are close to what you would expect from a bad camshaft position sensor. I believe your model has 2--mine only has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-21-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,231
Posted By Waveho
Seems highly likely. I would try replacing the...

Seems highly likely. I would try replacing the actuator--I bought mine used on ebay for $40. Works perfectly. It really is a major inconvenience not having cruise control, especially if you're like...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,231
Posted By Waveho
Yes this applies to the pre-VANOS versions, so...

Yes this applies to the pre-VANOS versions, so the part involving the throttle cable must different on later models, so this may not help. For non-VANOS, the fix was quite easy once I realized you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Waveho
IMHO, the 98 is the best of the lot--less buggy...

IMHO, the 98 is the best of the lot--less buggy than the 97 and ages better than the VANOS that came in MY1999. But...if you are truly considering the 6-speed...find a manual somewhere and get it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,231
Posted By Waveho
Already swapped out the MAF and the MAF boot just...

Already swapped out the MAF and the MAF boot just a few weeks ago. Found out that the bad MAF was causing my stability control to malfunction and make it run like crap. Also found a compression...
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