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Forum: Cars - Private Party 10-21-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By TIm_
PM'd. If you could respond via email, that would...

PM'd. If you could respond via email, that would be preferred.

Thanks

...and stupid me just realized you posted your email address at the top already! :-p
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-27-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By TIm_
According to the CARFAX, it's a 3 owner car. No...

According to the CARFAX, it's a 3 owner car. No accidents. First owner had it for 6 yrs, and the next two owners had it for about 2 years each.

Paint looks good for it's age. It's black on black...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-27-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By TIm_
Got a PPI on a 330i - buy or not to buy?

I checked out an '03 330i 5/MT today. Took it for a test drive, looked it over, and had it looked at by a mechanic. Car has 126k miles on it and guy is asking $6,900.

Based on the following -...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By TIm_
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http://www.cstatic-images.com/supersized/MDC/3/795203/943247959.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By TIm_
Paint dabs on VIN?

I've been looking at BMWs for sale online for a while now, and when I come across pics of the VIN plate, sometimes there will be paint dabs on them. I'm assuming this is intentional and am wondering...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By TIm_
Mine failed for hazy headlight covers and rear...

Mine failed for hazy headlight covers and rear brake rotors. I was concerned that the CEL would fail it, but the shop told me CELs are not part of MD's safety inspection. It's only about $80 to have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By TIm_
Same thing happens to mine. Glad I'm not the only...

Same thing happens to mine. Glad I'm not the only one.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,887
Posted By TIm_
Just got an estimate from a body shop. $4275. If...

Just got an estimate from a body shop. $4275. If they can find a complete bumper assembly off a parts car, I was told it would be closer to $3500.

Insurance offered me $4200 to total it. Hmm. Not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,302
Posted By TIm_
Mine just got totaled so now I must decide what...

Mine just got totaled so now I must decide what next... So far, my top 4 choices are e39 (528 or 540) and e46 (328 or 330xi).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,253
Posted By TIm_
Mine has 257k miles on it, so I can attest that...

Mine has 257k miles on it, so I can attest that these cars will run and run if you take care of them. Original engine and trans.

Cooling system seems to be an issue. I replaced most of the major...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2009, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,887
Posted By TIm_
Northwood - Off Loch Raven Blvd near Lake...

Northwood - Off Loch Raven Blvd near Lake Montebello.


According to my neighbor, this happened around midnight on Christmas. She heard my alarm go off and looked out her bedroom window and saw...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,887
Posted By TIm_
My insurance has offered me $4200 for the car -...

My insurance has offered me $4200 for the car - which is pretty much what KBB gives for the private party value of the car in 'good' condition. Retail value is $6500 so I might push for that. Still...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2009, 07:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,887
Posted By TIm_
I am thinking about parting it out if it is...

I am thinking about parting it out if it is totaled - at least the parts I can take off before it gets towed away. I JUST BOUGHT NEW OEM CUPHOLDERS!!! :cry:

Seriously, if anyone wants something,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,887
Posted By TIm_
Accident has been reported. I had the cops there...

Accident has been reported. I had the cops there within an hour after I returned home. However I didn't have the plate until the next day. My neighbor had picked it up and gave it to me the following...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2009, 06:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,887
Posted By TIm_
E39 totaled???

I took a trip to visit family over the holidays. I had planned to take the BMW, but the wiper fluid pump was shot, and since it was snowing, we took my other car...

I returned a few days later to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By TIm_
Check your coolant level. I had this problem...

Check your coolant level.

I had this problem and it could be any number of things. If it happens again, you might want to take it to a shop and have them pressure test the cooling system. $40 -...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,342
Posted By TIm_
Common problem, regardless of climate. Mine is...

Common problem, regardless of climate. Mine is the same way. No leaks, so I'm not worried about it...yet.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By TIm_
What I found was that the cup holder had been...

What I found was that the cup holder had been replaced before. The one that was broken that I removed was the 2nd one installed. I got it out fine. Then I found this random piece of plastic behind it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By TIm_
NM, I got it. I pulled out the new cup...

NM, I got it.

I pulled out the new cup holders and found that there was a piece of plastic behind the paneling that kept the new cup holder from seating properly. Got it out, and the new ones fit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By TIm_
OEM Cup Holders - installation help

So I got a new set of OEM front cup holders and I'm having a little trouble getting them seated properly.

I can get them in and screwed down, but the tabs on the sides don't sit flush under the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By TIm_
so what did the mechanic say was happening?

so what did the mechanic say was happening?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,515
Posted By TIm_
No. The answer is no, you don't have to replace...

No. The answer is no, you don't have to replace your rotors every time you replace your pads. If they aren't warped, and they still exceed the min thickness, you can leave them on there.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,515
Posted By TIm_
Question: Are your rotors bad? You don't have to...

Question: Are your rotors bad? You don't have to replace them every time you replace your pads.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,896
Posted By TIm_
You are right. The car does not overheat at all...

You are right. The car does not overheat at all until the coolant gets low.

In my last experience with a bad head gasket in my 4cyl Acura, the car would run hot after a few spirited runs up to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By TIm_
Rubber mallet. I was in your shoes and...

Rubber mallet.

I was in your shoes and thought my rear discs were seized when I did my brakes. Don't be afraid to give them a few good whacks or two. It'll come off.
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