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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By EconoBox
Ok, so it does come down to a space issue. Too...

Ok, so it does come down to a space issue. Too bad.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By EconoBox
Asking again..

Asking again..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By EconoBox
Why don't you just keep it on the road and use it...

Why don't you just keep it on the road and use it as a weekend car?
Insurance on a 2nd car is cheap.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By EconoBox
I'd return that.

I'd return that.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-21-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,316
Posted By EconoBox
2 years later, and the "red label" Sachs are...

2 years later, and the "red label" Sachs are working just fine.

UPDATE: $110 Sachs red label "Advantage" struts.
The strut/end link combo definitely solved the issue.
The clunking at low speeds...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By EconoBox
Someone's got to say it: You can't afford this...

Someone's got to say it: You can't afford this car.
The most critical part of the engine is clearly F'ed up, and you're dicking around driving with the heat on.
This is something a moron teenager...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By EconoBox
Thermostat not opening? You better get this...

Thermostat not opening? You better get this looked at by a pro. You're asking for trouble.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By EconoBox
Maintenance is basically a sunk cost. In resale...

Maintenance is basically a sunk cost.
In resale value, you might recoup 20 cents on the dollar for maintenance costs.
It just doesn't add much value except to the rare educated buyer.
For $8500,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By EconoBox
You ripped of the buyer. 2003 530i with 130k...

You ripped of the buyer.
2003 530i with 130k would get you about $5500 in my parts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 663
Posted By EconoBox
If your primary driver died, you are under the...

If your primary driver died, you are under the gun.
Expand your search radius to 5 hours, many more choices, and you can pick up a car in a weekend.
Shipping a car from Ebay will cost $1500 on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By EconoBox
530i will not be a classic, nor will the 540i. ...

530i will not be a classic, nor will the 540i. Maybe the M3 and M5.
Save yourself the hassle and sell it.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 663
Posted By EconoBox
Window regulator is typical, but what is a "yaw...

Window regulator is typical, but what is a "yaw sensor" ?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 663
Posted By EconoBox
Leaves in the hood indicate car was not garaged. ...

Leaves in the hood indicate car was not garaged.
How long have you been looking?
You can get much more for your money if you wait.

No service records and 180k miles means it's almost unsalable....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By EconoBox
Just drive her until its all over. Get some...

Just drive her until its all over.

Get some RustBullet or Por15 and keep the rust at bay.
Jack from the center block and rear diff.

Start saving your money for a new car fund.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By EconoBox
Set the low cluster to show temp. and it leveled...

Set the low cluster to show temp. and it leveled off at 89F.
Temp gauge is also in the middle.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By EconoBox
The flashing lights occurred when I'd turn the...

The flashing lights occurred when I'd turn the key to start.
Turns out it was a low battery.
Jump started the car, and it seems fine now.
Forum: 5 Series DIY 04-05-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 621,899
Posted By EconoBox
Don't try to pull it. You push it out from...

Don't try to pull it.
You push it out from behind.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,325
Posted By EconoBox
Which electric clip was he referring to? Is...

Which electric clip was he referring to?
Is there a wire near the thermostat housing that reads temp. data?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By EconoBox
Tried to unlock dashboard lower cluster. All lights flashing, and car won't start.

Wanted to see the engine temp.
Tried to unlock cluster.
Headlights and dashboard flashing lights.
Car won't start.

Car had started fine 1 minute before.
I turned it off, did the above, and now...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By EconoBox
I don't understand how the thermostat is actually...

I don't understand how the thermostat is actually bad.
How exactly can it be bad? Either it doesn't open or it doesn't close.

If it's stuck closed, the hoses will burst and the car will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By EconoBox
If my CAN bus is bad, what are the solutions? ...

If my CAN bus is bad, what are the solutions?

The last time the car was driven, temp gauge was at cold, and airbag light was OFF.
So, it seems to have gone away, but I expect it to return.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By EconoBox
Codes might have been old. When the car was...

Codes might have been old.

When the car was warmed up again, the temp gauge only went up the middle position.
Seems like a glitch, not a real overheat.

I am going to take the car home, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By EconoBox
I was told 3 ABS codes: 91 83 115 Does this...

I was told 3 ABS codes: 91 83 115
Does this make sense?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 43,302
Posted By EconoBox
I watched the video in post #46. Is that how to...

I watched the video in post #46.
Is that how to do the job?
There seemed to be a ton of steps.

bauerkraut, just talk me through this slowly.
the goal is just to shorten the sheath, right?
You...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By EconoBox
I think air in the system causes REAL overheats,...

I think air in the system causes REAL overheats, not fake ones.

I don't think it really overheated.

It's been sitting most of the winter.
I drove it an hour the day before.
Not sure if...
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