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Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-03-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By kaichuan
Question BMW CPO question

Hi,

I am a newbie here and looking for some info regarding BMW CPO clearification.

Looking to buy a 335XI, however, couldn't find it anywhere in west coast and only things available are from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,779
Posted By kaichuan
Thanks for the suggestion.

It is too late now as the car has been sold by the insurance company.

I guess if it happened again, I will know much better waht to do. :)

Thx
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,779
Posted By kaichuan
Well, when I first got off the car, I can see the...

Well, when I first got off the car, I can see the fire actually burnning at front lower left corner. Seems like right next to the left front wheel (or very close to it). Is that where the ATF hose...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,779
Posted By kaichuan
Thanks for the link!!

A quick check on NHTSA web site for 1997 to 2003 E39, it turn out there are about 13 records reports of fire. Not too many, but just FYI. Yes, I went through everything and have too much time on my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,779
Posted By kaichuan
To address some of your question, let me add more info.

The 2002 540I was a CPO purchase on 2003. All maintenances (service/problem fixes) were done at local BMW AD before the car hit 100K miles because of the CPO warranty.

Right before the car hit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,779
Posted By kaichuan
Aftermarket wiring

The car is factory. No mod at all.

Personally, I have no clue what "Aftermarket Wiring" is. BMW NA didn't mention what those wire were connected to or what parts are related to those...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,779
Posted By kaichuan
Just want to share my experience. (Was: 540i caught fire)

I made a post on 7/21 about my 2002 540i caught fire while driving. The post is a follow up post of another gentleman who also had his 540 caught on fire. My post is #106 of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 23,189
Posted By kaichuan
Well, just an update on the latest 540 caught...

Well, just an update on the latest 540 caught fire. The car is totaled. My insurance already determine the amount for the car. I think they have gave me a good deal. Now its time to do some car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 23,189
Posted By kaichuan
Just did!!

Thanks a lot for the link!!

Steve
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 23,189
Posted By kaichuan
No other car were damaged.....

the hood was opened by the local fire department. They just jack it open.

Thanks!! Yes, it is lucky this happened in a open parking lot, not in a parking garage or my garage. :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 23,189
Posted By kaichuan
I was driving when I smell something is burning......

And the first set of pictures were taken by cell phone.

Those clean shots were taken on Sunday with a digital camera.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 23,189
Posted By kaichuan
The latest victim of 540 caught fire.............

A picture worth a thousand words. It happened on 7/19/2008.

Check: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v205/kaichuan/540onfire/.

It is my car, no one was hurt. Amazingly, alarm still works...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 08-11-2003, 09:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,269
Posted By kaichuan
I owned a 1997 A4 1.8T and a 540i. If you live...

I owned a 1997 A4 1.8T and a 540i. If you live in a area with lots of hills and you can only onw one car, I would recommand get an Audi. The A4 is great car to own. You won't regret. I see so...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 07-30-2003, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,345
Posted By kaichuan
Talking My Toledo 2002 540iA

I got my Toledo 2002 540iA last Thursday. Love it very much. Excellent all around.
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