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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By Rainman15
Back in the Fold

It has been about 11 years since owning my last 3 series. This morning I got a great deal on a REPO 325CI from a local auction. It isn't perfect. It has some cosmetic issues inside but hasn't been...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-11-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,270
Posted By Rainman15
I don't suppose anyone has a suggestion on how to...

I don't suppose anyone has a suggestion on how to get the brake light to reset. I've tried holding the trip reset and going through the menu options on the turn signal stalk after holding that trip...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-11-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,270
Posted By Rainman15
Thanks for the link but those are not the style...

Thanks for the link but those are not the style of brakes my 135 has. There are 2 retainer pins that tap out and the pads come out of the caliper from the top. I figured it out on my own. That's...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-11-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,270
Posted By Rainman15
My "New to me" 08 135!!

After a long search I finally stumbled across a great deal on a super clean black 08 135. When I brought it home it had an angel eye out and the corresponding error code on the dash. After changing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,378
Posted By Rainman15
My quote to fix the car with a new stock bumper,...

My quote to fix the car with a new stock bumper, fog light and inner fender on the right side was $916. I bought the M5 bumper with fogs for $400 shipped which was actually less than they were...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,378
Posted By Rainman15
I second that. After much thought I'm gonna...

I second that. After much thought I'm gonna search for a 18 or 19" version of what I currently have. My stock wheels are in extremely poor condition due to bad tire installations and some curb...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,378
Posted By Rainman15
OH yea, and that is exactly what my wife caught...

OH yea, and that is exactly what my wife caught my bumper on, at her doctors office. F'd it up so bad the passenger fog light mounts all broke off and on the way home she lost the damn fog light. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,378
Posted By Rainman15
I had blacked out kidneys when I bought the car...

I had blacked out kidneys when I bought the car and at first I didn't like them so I swapped them out for the stock replacements. I broke them all to hell taking them out, but I agree with that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,378
Posted By Rainman15
New Bumper like everyone else has...

Well thanks to my wife getting my front bumper hung on a curb and ripping it off I now have a new M5 piece. Now if I could just find a set of M5 replica wheels???? Where the hell did all the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,003
Posted By Rainman15
My car has airbags in the back doors. ...

My car has airbags in the back doors. Disconnecting the battery isn't just for saving the battery, its for saving my face and arms. :rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,351
Posted By Rainman15
Here is the link to the ad that prompted me to go...

Here is the link to the ad that prompted me to go look at it in person.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,351
Posted By Rainman15
He wanted $12,900, which for a cleaner car would...

He wanted $12,900, which for a cleaner car would probably be something I'd seriously consider. Like I said, mechanically it felt great and tight, and the interior was in good condition with no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,351
Posted By Rainman15
Went to check out a M5 in Queens yesterday

I made the drive over to Queens yesterday to look at a M5 that looked pretty good in the pictures, but wow was it rough in person. Mechanically it was ok, but it was racked up with miles 155K to be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,167
Posted By Rainman15
Sorry to bring back a thread from 4 months ago,...

Sorry to bring back a thread from 4 months ago, but I had to post my experience with these parts.

First, someone on here said they recommended using blank rotors and avoiding the drilled or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,540
Posted By Rainman15
Looks decent. I have 130k on my 02 so that...

Looks decent. I have 130k on my 02 so that mileage isn't hard to acquire if you have any commute. If it was well maintained it shouldn't be a problem.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,540
Posted By Rainman15
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=...

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=259465818&dealer_id=100010314&car_year=2003&rdm=1239043045087&model=540I&num_records=100&systime=&make2=&highlightFirstMakeModel=&start_year=2003&keyw...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By Rainman15
Yea I already tried shorting it and it didn't...

Yea I already tried shorting it and it didn't work. It wouldn't even be a pressing issue if I didn't have to go through Virginia state inspection next week. Any warning lights on the dash will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By Rainman15
Just got back from New Orleans and found a problem

I just flew to New Orleans for a couple days on business and when I got back today my wife tells me the brake light is on in the car, check brake linings warning is on too. I go look and the front...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,556
Posted By Rainman15
I bought these for my 02 530. ...

I bought these for my 02 530. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,167
Posted By Rainman15
I wire brushed, shot with compressed air to blow...

I wire brushed, shot with compressed air to blow away dust, shot with brake cleaner to get rid of anything else, then used brake caliper paint I got from Autozone. Probably won't make a big...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,347
Posted By Rainman15
Holy thread revival batman! My car...

Holy thread revival batman!

My car mysteriously stopped doing it. Not the least weird thing I've had wrong with my car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,167
Posted By Rainman15
Brake Upgrade Installation

Hey. I have 129k on my 02 530 so I really needed new rotors. I installed cross drilled and slotted rotors with ceramic pads today. Pretty simple job, took a few hours but well worth the time to...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-27-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By Rainman15
I've ran plenty of tanks of 87 octane through my...

I've ran plenty of tanks of 87 octane through my e39 with no problems, pinging or noticable loss of power. I think the previous statement about lower end models not being as adversely affected as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-07-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By Rainman15
When I changed my oil last I heard a crack when I...

When I changed my oil last I heard a crack when I torqued down my cap with the new ring on it. I just backed it off a little and re torqued. It was barely more than hand tight so I didn't think I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,489
Posted By Rainman15
02 530 mine ...

02 530 mine

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06 C230 wifes
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