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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By NordicWolf
Fudman, thanks again for your posts/advice. I've...

Fudman, thanks again for your posts/advice. I've also researched many of your prior threads along with others. Amazing amount of info on here.

I think the main issue for this car is the CCV -...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By NordicWolf
Thanks EdJack - you reply to all my questions -...

Thanks EdJack - you reply to all my questions - much appreciated.

The interesting thing about this car - its a one owner San Diego car - looks beautiful inside and out - at a small dealer that has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By NordicWolf
530i Power steering rack, crankcasr valve? Advice

Hello,

I just had a mechanic look at a 2003 530i Sport/Premium for a pre-purchase inspection Below is a list of things he found.Car has 90,000. Looks and drives very nicely.

Seems the biggest...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-07-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By NordicWolf
110K on a Manual 03' 530i - what to look for?

Hi-

In my search for a 2003 530i in Topaz Blue/Gray w/ a Manual I have come across a 03' 530i Manual with Sport/Premium with 109,500 miles - Blue water metallic/Gray Int. - a nice combo too
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-07-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By NordicWolf
David- That car looked like a real Cherry -...

David-

That car looked like a real Cherry - Nice job! It has an interesting package too - Sport/premium with comfort seats with built in lumbar support - I think that's pretty rare. From the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By NordicWolf
Koga Congratulations! I'm in the hunt for my...

Koga Congratulations! I'm in the hunt for my first 5 series & have received a lot of good advice on this forum.

Did you find the cat at Classic BMW in PLANO? If so, I saw that and inquired...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 12-06-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By NordicWolf
WANTED 2002-03' 530i In Topaz Blue/Gray

Hi-

I'm looking for a clean & well maintained low mileage 2002-03' 530i Sport/Premium in Topaz Blue w/ Gray Interior.

If it's a MANAUL that's a bonus.

Prefer a Warm weather car or minimal...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,327
Posted By NordicWolf
3.0 vs. 2.5 manufacturing & Manual durability

Thanks for all the replies. I decided to continue a search for a nice 5301 -(ideally manual & in Topaz Blue)
The nice 530i I was considering was scooped up before I had a chance. The good news I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,327
Posted By NordicWolf
2002 525i or 2003 530i DILEMMA

I'm at a cross road & looking for opinions. I've found two nice BMW's CAR 1 - is a 2002 525i - Private sale
1 owner Just hit 100,000 miles. - Has maintenance records: recent work includes: new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,931
Posted By NordicWolf
Adam & Fudman - Thanks for the posts. I...

Adam & Fudman -


Thanks for the posts. I was to have a mechanic look at the 02' 525i Sport today but its been bumped till tomorrow.

Adam - the 530i at $10,995 - was super clean. Took to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,931
Posted By NordicWolf
Fudman, Thanks for the heads up on the Vanos...

Fudman,

Thanks for the heads up on the Vanos seals. I will dble check but I think the whole cooling system, has been take car of - Radiator, hoses, thermostat, water pump, in addition to power...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,931
Posted By NordicWolf
Fudman, Fortunateson, Fullthrittle - Thanks...

Fudman, Fortunateson, Fullthrittle -

Thanks for the replies. Yes a NE dyed in the wool enjoying LA.Different world but its pretty amazing - and finding a clean A car is possible.

All points...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,931
Posted By NordicWolf
Thanks Bigset & Crazy4Trains - I have been...

Thanks Bigset & Crazy4Trains - I have been looking and have taken a few to mechanics and then backed out. The latest one is a nice car, appears to be well maintained nice 02' 525i Sport - they have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,931
Posted By NordicWolf
Thumbs up Fudman, Thanks for the reply. I agree about...

Fudman,

Thanks for the reply. I agree about the color choice especially when looking at 10+ year old cars - the mechanical is obviously more important; that's how I've been looking but its easy...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,931
Posted By NordicWolf
Smile 2002 525i Sport - questions

Hello -

My search continues for a nice 02'/03 5 series. I passed on two for various reasons and have learned a lot reading the threads her.

I've found a nice private sale 02 525i Sport...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,931
Posted By NordicWolf
Thumbs up Steering & # of Owners...

Dennis-

Thanks for the reply. I agree with you completely. The up down function didn't really matter to me. The rest of the items listed where typical maintenance items - the car was priced fairly...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,931
Posted By NordicWolf
Thank you -- steering box was a concern

Fullthrottle540-

Thanks for the input. I wash't concerned with the leaks, as you and others mention its pretty standard. I was prepared to invest 2K. However, my hesitation was the steering...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,931
Posted By NordicWolf
Ed, Thank you - the Vin Package check is...

Ed,

Thank you - the Vin Package check is great - I just compared the Sport model Vin to a Luxury Vin model and there is quite a difference: Sport has all the Luxury features plus an addition 9...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,931
Posted By NordicWolf
Question E39 530i advice..please

Hello-
My firt post, Exciting. I have decide to purchase a 2002/2003 530i agter driving many others cars I just keep coming back.
Here's are my deliberations in a nut shell:

I found a clean...
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