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Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-16-2014, 05:44 AM
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Posted By Edgy36-39
Request has come in for more pictures of driver...

Request has come in for more pictures of driver seat:
Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-15-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Edgy36-39
Thanks! Really happy with the interest level --...

Thanks! Really happy with the interest level -- coming from other forums, not this one. At least not yet! :)
Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-13-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Edgy36-39
1999 Fern M3 62K miles - $15,900

After almost 11 years of ownership, the time has come. I've unexpectedly come across a beautiful 06 ZCP at a very fair price, so my Fern 1999 M3 is for sale.

I've spent years making this car the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 806
Posted By Edgy36-39
Might be worth exploring, all I'm saying. I've...

Might be worth exploring, all I'm saying. I've got a guy that comes to my house. One way to find them -- ask the dealers who they use.

I'm a big believer in DIY, but you can't do everything...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 795
Posted By Edgy36-39
They are not, and this is a well known fact. ...

They are not, and this is a well known fact.

DJM went a bit too far with his saving for education comments, but I agree with him in general. Financing a used car is a sure lose financial...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 806
Posted By Edgy36-39
Just curious

Are there no reasonably priced professionals in your area? How wide spread are we talking?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 570
Posted By Edgy36-39
OK, one more post. FWIW, you sound like the...

OK, one more post. FWIW, you sound like the perfect owner for this car -- low miles and with the resources to maintain it properly. Yes, the BMW V-8s get costly as they age. But probably no worse...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 570
Posted By Edgy36-39
Strange story for sure. There isn't anything to...

Strange story for sure. There isn't anything to be lost by having your friend check out the car. I'd also reach out to the previous owner, esp. since current owner opened the door for you to do so.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 570
Posted By Edgy36-39
Sounds like Indians is right. I don't have a...

Sounds like Indians is right. I don't have a sales brochure (!?), but according to an old Bimmer mag buyer's guide the 18" M-Pars were sedan only. Run the VIN through one of the online decoders if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 570
Posted By Edgy36-39
Those pics looked nice. Pretty much the coolest...

Those pics looked nice. Pretty much the coolest wagon you can get. Obvious question -- why is seller getting rid of car after less than four months?

Assuming there is good answer to that question,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Edgy36-39
An indie mechanic? You should be in perfect...

An indie mechanic? You should be in perfect position to bring this car back to pristine condition.

My biggest question would be if the tranny fluids have ever been changed. Good chance the answer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By Edgy36-39
Well, if expense is #1 then fixing what you have...

Well, if expense is #1 then fixing what you have is the way to go.

Schmiedmann is the lowest price I've seen for Hella halogen - looks to be $260 a side:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By Edgy36-39
I was thinking this too, but there are other...

I was thinking this too, but there are other sources than eBay.

But you said you want AEs, so you might want the post-facelift lights. Either way, I'd suggest sticking with stock if you can,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Edgy36-39
FWIW - glowing review of the S3 in Car and Driver...

FWIW - glowing review of the S3 in Car and Driver this month, "why should anyone buy the S4?"

If you want extra HP, easy to get with aftermarket ECU.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 953
Posted By Edgy36-39
You've got an issue with multiple probable...

You've got an issue with multiple probable causes. You don't need to apologize for asking - you've been smart enough to ask these questions BEFORE you spent lots of money, which is better than some....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Edgy36-39
Looks like nice work neighbor. Not usually a fan...

Looks like nice work neighbor. Not usually a fan of retrofitted AEs, but looks good. Agree with your call to retain OE quality rather than go with facelift aftermarket heads.

Watch out for annual...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By Edgy36-39
This is the answer, right? You (or your brother)...

This is the answer, right? You (or your brother) went with the Euro clears up front, and you got failed. Not too big a mystery.

I would like the look too, but this is one big reason I'll never do...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By Edgy36-39
Are they stock? Original BMW equipment should...

Are they stock? Original BMW equipment should pass. Some aftermarket clears don't have a tiny area of reflective amber, as mandated by US law.

It's penny ante crap, but there it is. Change where...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,640
Posted By Edgy36-39
Cool thread. I've never compiled all the work...

Cool thread. I've never compiled all the work since purchasing my 02 M5 in 2011. Really clean, some nice mods, 67.5K miles. Story here: http://chrisparente.com/2011/04/12/chris-buys-a-m5/

Since...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By Edgy36-39
Hair dryer method looks slick - on the to-do list...

Hair dryer method looks slick - on the to-do list for the M3.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By Edgy36-39
That's a pretty good looking wagon. However... ...

That's a pretty good looking wagon. However...



If you can't/don't want to do some DIY, this is not the right car. It will never, ever be remotely as reliable as a minivan. And it will cost 5x...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,518
Posted By Edgy36-39
Two quick additions These types of...

Two quick additions



These types of discussions are purely academic until BMW sales start to fall. They haven't, so no reason for BMW to address any reliability issues.

Also, BMW just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,518
Posted By Edgy36-39
Oh no -- that moment has come I never expected. I...

Oh no -- that moment has come I never expected. I need to disagree with Blue! ;)

I see the threads as very different. The comments in this thread have been made by enthusiasts. They know the brand...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,644
Posted By Edgy36-39
These cars are hobbies. Not for everyone, and...

These cars are hobbies. Not for everyone, and clearly not the OP.

There is a small sliver of truth in his complaint of course. Every time I wash my M5, the gas cap fills with water. You'd think...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Edgy36-39
If we're talking HID, I just did. Here's a post...

If we're talking HID, I just did. Here's a post with pics: http://chrisparente.com/2014/05/19/replacing-bmw-hid-headlight-bulbs/
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