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Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-01-2015, 02:07 PM
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Posted By BrandonMag
Sold.

Sold.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 02-27-2015, 02:51 PM
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Views: 332
Posted By BrandonMag
2000 540i M suspension 6 speed DSP navigation

I loved this car, but I have other priorities now and don't want to keep it anymore. If you're interested, I'm in the Vancouver, WA area. It's just north of Portland, OR.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By BrandonMag
How much did your indie charge you?

How much did your indie charge you?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 05:23 PM
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Views: 406
Posted By BrandonMag
Anybody else?

Anybody else?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 10:14 AM
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Views: 406
Posted By BrandonMag
Thanks for the info, doc. :thumbup: Anybody...

Thanks for the info, doc. :thumbup:

Anybody else care to chime in?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By BrandonMag
Thanks for the replies... but I still don't know...

Thanks for the replies... but I still don't know what the consensus is for a fair value of the car. This car has some mechanical issues that need to be dealt with before it is a reliable daily...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By BrandonMag
It would be best to read the link I posted in the...

It would be best to read the link I posted in the OP. This car has some issues.
It has a DTC P0011, it has a noticeable oil leak, it needs a nav unit, the thrust bushings and the upper strut mounts...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By BrandonMag
Not another "What's my car worth?" thread

Having been a proud owner of a 2000 BMW 540i for the first two years of ownership, it is with a heavy heart that I make this post. Here is a little background:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By BrandonMag
I suppose "old" is a relative term. I turned 35 a...

I suppose "old" is a relative term. I turned 35 a couple of months ago. Some would call that young, some would call that old.
I agree with your idea about having a car to take a nice drive on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By BrandonMag
I've only been driving for 20 years, but in that...

I've only been driving for 20 years, but in that whole time, I didn't drive automatics either. I thought they were the devil.
Once I started commuting in heavy traffic on a daily basis, I changed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By BrandonMag
Yeah... it's hard to part with a car that's as...

Yeah... it's hard to part with a car that's as much fun to drive as the 540. :cry:

If the car was an automatic, I wouldn't have even asked the question. I'd be in the garage working on it right...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By BrandonMag
Thanks for the input, guys. I figure if five...

Thanks for the input, guys. I figure if five strangers all agree on something, there's a pretty good chance it's the correct answer.
I will think about what my next move is.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By BrandonMag
Agreed 100%... that's the reason I posted this...

Agreed 100%... that's the reason I posted this thread. I have the ability (for the most part), the tools, the garage space, and (I think) the time.
However, I have a long list of other things going...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By BrandonMag
For the first two years of ownership I fixed...

For the first two years of ownership I fixed pretty much everything that happened (with the exception of the DTC), and loved it. It still gives me a brief thrill every time I open up the garage and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By BrandonMag
Would appreciate advice

I bought my e39 in April of 2012 and drove it daily until August 2014. Put on about 30K miles. The odometer is just over 150K (IIRC). I've driven it only a handful of times since. The reason I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,327
Posted By BrandonMag
Continental Extreme DWSs here, I have about 25000...

Continental Extreme DWSs here, I have about 25000 miles on them and the fronts are still in reasonably decent shape, about 50%. The rears, though... I should probably be getting a new pair soon.
I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By BrandonMag
I had a parasitic drain on my battery that was...

I had a parasitic drain on my battery that was intermittent. The alternator ad battery were both relatively new at the time (about a year ago).
Talk about a bear to troubleshoot! It wouldn't show...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,930
Posted By BrandonMag
I just replaced the starter in my 540...

I just replaced the starter in my 540 yesterday... not too bad a job, all told actual wrenching time was about three hours. Of course, actual time in the air was much more because I had to wait on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By BrandonMag
Welcome! If you decide to purchase the same car...

Welcome! If you decide to purchase the same car I have, you'll find the driving experience is unlike any you've had before. However, there are some issues that these cars have.

Follow the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,428
Posted By BrandonMag
X2!!! If you don't do this, there's a good...

X2!!!

If you don't do this, there's a good possibility you are having pressure bleed from one cylinder to the next through the valves.

Where in WA are you located?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By BrandonMag
I believe Depot 'headlights' are just headlight...

I believe Depot 'headlights' are just headlight covers. The adjusters should be the same as stock. Your factory headlight adjuster is probably just broken and needs to be replaced.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By BrandonMag
Nice wagon!

Nice wagon!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By BrandonMag
:thumbdwn:

:thumbdwn:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By BrandonMag
Does anybody know if that last post I made...

Does anybody know if that last post I made contains correct information?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By BrandonMag
I just found this: ...

I just found this:

http://www.bimmerboard.com/members/q/original/BMW%20Battery%20State%20of%20Charge.jpg

Is this good information?
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