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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2013, 03:14 PM
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Posted By e39-540kan
Unhappy 540i Automatic wont turn over

I moved away from my beloved e39 and ended up not driving it for 4 months without a trickle charger attached. Very bad news. Now, of course the battery is dead, but even with a (hybrid) truck...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2008, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By e39-540kan
oh, forgot to mention that the temp guage was not...

oh, forgot to mention that the temp guage was not very high - about right in the middle, actually. and ive not had any overheating issues since, just the low coolant message

thanks!
kan
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2008, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By e39-540kan
Angry cooling issues, please tell me my head gasket is ok

So, it was pretty hot out here in norther california this weekend. On sunday I was at a friend's house, went to leave and was waiting for him to come out for about 2 minutes. I had the A/C on in my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-12-2007, 12:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,898
Posted By e39-540kan
i dont understand why there would be a spike. if...

i dont understand why there would be a spike. if you do it correctly, you're wiring up two batteries in series. one is dead, so its almost exactly the same as if you just had a full battery in your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,128
Posted By e39-540kan
I got my 99 540i with 120k for $8900. Needed new...

I got my 99 540i with 120k for $8900. Needed new tires and I ended up spending another 1k in repairs the first month, but i love it now and think I got a pretty good deal

black w tan interior btw
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2007, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By e39-540kan
thanks to everyone for the tips. I think I'll...

thanks to everyone for the tips. I think I'll pass on the atf flush and I'm defnitely going to check out the mechanic you recommended in sunnyvale. looks like the bsw guys are on here too, so if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2007, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By e39-540kan
hmm didn't realize getting clean fluid in there...

hmm didn't realize getting clean fluid in there could be a bad thing.. why is that?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2007, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By e39-540kan
Also, who do you guys use in the bay area as an...

Also, who do you guys use in the bay area as an indie? Im in palo alto and theres a guy right downtown, but he's kind of shady and lied to me the second time i brought the car there, so I have my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2007, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By e39-540kan
I have this same problem, wish there was a...

I have this same problem, wish there was a specific FAQ or guide for this. When I'm wiring up my new speakers maybe i'll pull the mid too and see what I can see back there, but I can't imagine its...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By e39-540kan
Question New 99 540 and a bunch of questions

Hi everyone. Been lurking on here for about a week since i bought my 99 540iA with (gulp) 120k miles on it and finally decided to post some very noobish questions I have. Overall, I'm in love with...
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