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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By sjjones1
Bizarre windwasher wiper fluid leak

I have been fighting a windshield wiper fluid leak.
Using the DIY i have the wheel liner out and am examining the empty reservoir. I poured some water in the wiper fluid spout, and it is not even...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By sjjones1
I just priced the parts I was quoted $752 for,...

I just priced the parts I was quoted $752 for, the autohausaz total is $482. Quite a markup there.
I think I'll probably end up trying this myself...I just hope i don't get stuck half way through.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By sjjones1
It's a lot of money. I wish I had the confidence...

It's a lot of money. I wish I had the confidence level to take this on myself!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By sjjones1
Cost of Coolant Overhaul

I've been given this quote ($1150) for a Cooling System Overhaul at an Indy.
Their parts costs are significantly more than I see them online for, but does this seem reasonable (compared to a dealer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By sjjones1
TRUNK button

My bad...I meant the trunk button, not the hood.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By sjjones1
Hood button disappeared!

Hi guys,

The button I press to pop the trunk on my '03 has disappeared deep into the plastic in the dash.


This happened at the same time I was repearing a twisted passenger seat - I suspect I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,950
Posted By sjjones1
That looks pretty roomy! I should of gone with...

That looks pretty roomy! I should of gone with the touring...want to trade?:)

I don't think my rear seats fold down...I tried to put a 2x4 thru the armrest from the trunk one time, and there was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,950
Posted By sjjones1
That's what your CHL is for!:) Honestly...

That's what your CHL is for!:)

Honestly though, if you use a bit of common sense about where you stop (and yes, you are right, you probably don't want to literally sleep by the side of the road)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,950
Posted By sjjones1
Crazy Thread - Sleeping in your E39!

I'm sure this thread will have people thinking i'm crazy, but I'll start it anyway!

Has anyone figured out a way to sleep comfortably in our cars? I miss being able to take my car on a roadtrip,...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 09-02-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 94,546
Posted By sjjones1
Cost of cooling system overhaul

Guys, anyone have an idea of what a fair price for cn90s cooling overhaul on a 2003 530i at a bmw mechanic (non dealer)? I'm trying to get an idea of how much extra I need to pay to guarantee I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 30,519
Posted By sjjones1
I hope you didn't roll your car over just to take...

I hope you didn't roll your car over just to take that photo for me?:)


"Technique:
Pull the handbrake firmly.
Jack up front of the car (under the engine)
Post stands in front (2 lateral)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 30,519
Posted By sjjones1
Techniques for putting E39 on Jack Stands

I'd love to do more work on my car, but it bugs the craps out of me how hard it is to jack the thing up with the limited number of jack points.

Does anyone have a method that can be used to get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By sjjones1
Plastic under the front of the Car

Due to a lot of abuse inflicted by speed bumps and so forth, a good portion of the underparts of my car (03 530i) are missing:(

I am ordering this part to start with 51-71-7-008-690-M9 (right...
Forum: Southwest Regional - AZ, NM, NV, OK, TX, and UT 10-15-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,434
Posted By sjjones1
BMW Mechanic

I see lots of recommendations for Lone Star Bavarian..but they are WAY out West. Do they (or any of the other reputable indepedents) have any kind of loaner car program?

I can live without my car...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 11-18-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 26,974
Posted By sjjones1
Me me me!

The laws of Truthiness state I should win this one!!:)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-01-2007, 06:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 379
Posted By sjjones1
2003 530i Purchase..what to buy for DIY

Hi all, I have taken the plunge (After much lurking in these forums) and purchased myself a 2003 530i. Love the car:)

My question is...to position myself for future DIY activity, can anyone...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-01-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 443
Posted By sjjones1
Bought 2003 530i..now what? Ongoing care.

Hi all, I have taken the plunge (After much lurking in these forums) and purchased myself a 2003 530i. Love the car:)

My question is...to position myself for future DIY activity, can anyone...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-21-2006, 05:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,360
Posted By sjjones1
No Tax on ED?

Anyone know if there is a way to apply this Tax Credit to a ED order?
My preliminary math shows the Tax Credit (in Texas at least) gives you a payment reduction about equal to the ED savings...but...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-20-2006, 02:27 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 17,151
Posted By sjjones1
Service History

I'm almost ready to pounce on this 525i...WBADT43461GF57616.
I was able to obtain a Summary History from a dealer, BUT, it does not include the defect codes!
Can I please have the defect/repair...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-19-2006, 08:26 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 17,151
Posted By sjjones1
History on WBADT63491CF13287...pleeaassse!

Can I have the secvice history on WBADT63491CF13287???
Please:)
('01 530i)

Thanks!
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-13-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,011
Posted By sjjones1
Simple Interest..what rate?

Does the interest rate on the Owners Choice fluctuate similarly to the MF on a lease?
ie: For the 525i with its current 0.0005MF , is there a similar discounted interest for that model?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-13-2006, 06:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,011
Posted By sjjones1
Owners Choice Details

I've looked for information on the Owners Choice Program in the past, and it is as scarce as hen's teeth. The BMW websites are very stingy with details.

It would be very interesting to see info...
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 12-12-2006, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,734
Posted By sjjones1
So What are the details?

I've been considering the idea of a 5-series the ED method, but I don't see any info on what your specials are...?

What does this mean?
"Friends and family sale values are back. This unique...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-11-2006, 08:43 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 17,151
Posted By sjjones1
Service History Request

Hi,
Could I please get the service history on VIN WBADT634X1CF01097
2001 530i

Thanks for your time!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2006, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By sjjones1
"Failed Emissions" bad news?

Hi Folks, I'm in the process of shopping for a 530i. I am looking at a 2003 CPO vehicle, and see the following in the carfax report:

10/24/2006 36,160 Texas
Inspection Station
Dallas, TX ...
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