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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By ElwoodBlues
Yes. But maybe I missed something? :confused:

Yes. But maybe I missed something? :confused:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By ElwoodBlues
Are these error codes related to DISA failure?

Went to start the car today (ran fine yesterday) and it would turnover but not idle. Check engine light came on. Giving it a little gas when starting and then feathering the throttle and it would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,698
Posted By ElwoodBlues
Long term update

FWIW, siphon pump has been doing its job fine for six months now. (For anyone jumping late to this thread, I only replaced the fuel filter. )

Also, with some time off for the holidays, I went...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-29-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,603
Posted By ElwoodBlues
Carfax shows it as a one-owner, local vehicle. ...

Carfax shows it as a one-owner, local vehicle.

Totally agree with what you're saying about being willing to walk away.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,603
Posted By ElwoodBlues
Agree that it is a nice setup. I was hesitant to...

Agree that it is a nice setup. I was hesitant to put a deposit on it, thinking that it does them more good than me. If anyone else was interested in it, I assume they would just call me to try to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,603
Posted By ElwoodBlues
"True Price": $35,991 "Phantom": $259 (Some...

"True Price": $35,991
"Phantom": $259 (Some sort of security tracking for the major parts, "We do this on all our vehicles")
Total Purchase: $36,250
Doc Fee: $489
Tax: $2,658
"Non Tax...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,603
Posted By ElwoodBlues
How does that work? I had been assuming that you...

How does that work? I had been assuming that you could only find end of the year deals on new cars, where the dealer is trying to make their sales target for the month, quarter, and year.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,603
Posted By ElwoodBlues
That's about what I was thinking. Dealer wants...

That's about what I was thinking. Dealer wants $35.9K plus another $968 in BS fees ("Phantom" security tagging on important parts, Doc fee, business taxes), not including the actual sales tax.

I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,603
Posted By ElwoodBlues
That's the problem.....this dealer has recently...

That's the problem.....this dealer has recently switched to "no haggle"/"true price" pricing.

Also, $45K sounds way high to me.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,603
Posted By ElwoodBlues
Sorry, forgot to mention it has 46K miles.

Sorry, forgot to mention it has 46K miles.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-27-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,603
Posted By ElwoodBlues
Market price for 2010 550i M-Sport

I usually stick to the E39 sub forum, but I figure the E60 area is probably just as friendly and informative, so here I am asking for advice. I'm considering moving up from my current 2002 530i...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,698
Posted By ElwoodBlues
Correct. Only the filter. Also did pressure...

Correct. Only the filter. Also did pressure test at the fuel rail to confirm a healthy main pump. Been running great ever since. I still check the individual fuel levels every few days just to be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,152
Posted By ElwoodBlues
LOL Maybe he broke in to the impound yard,...

LOL

Maybe he broke in to the impound yard, and is hiding under the car, hitting Bimmerfest on his smartphone. Gotta get this thing running so he can drive it home before he get's caught. :rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By ElwoodBlues
I've seen it covered in numerous other DIY...

I've seen it covered in numerous other DIY threads....try searching for rear shock replacement maybe?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,698
Posted By ElwoodBlues
Update: I'm now approaching 1/8 of a tank, and...

Update: I'm now approaching 1/8 of a tank, and sloshing of fuel back over into the left side of the tank is becoming less and less noticeable. I've have driven with the levels displayed most of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,698
Posted By ElwoodBlues
See post #7 earlier in the thread, (...

See post #7 earlier in the thread,
( http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7662083&postcount=7 )
and also the link referenced from there.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,698
Posted By ElwoodBlues
I don't think there can be an exact cause because...

I don't think there can be an exact cause because there are multiple possible reasons. Could be filter/regulator, could be electric fuel pump, could be suction jet pump.

However, if there are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,698
Posted By ElwoodBlues
No need to go down to a quarter tank. I'm pretty...

No need to go down to a quarter tank. I'm pretty sure the readings validate that it is working now, and the only thing I changed was the fuel filter/pressure regulator. Replacing the filter is not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,698
Posted By ElwoodBlues
A few data points... After a few trips, I'm...

A few data points...

After a few trips, I'm convinced the suction jet pump is working:
Miles---Left---Right
23.7---20.0---31.0
40.9---16.0---31.0
58.0---14.2---31.0
80.4----8.5---31.0...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By ElwoodBlues
- Angel Eye bulbs (depends on year?) - hard to...

- Angel Eye bulbs (depends on year?) - hard to find locally at least
- Under carriage plastic covers if in better shape than yours
- Left or right trunk interior pieces? Didn't some models come...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,698
Posted By ElwoodBlues
Interesting that the full tank readings are not...

Interesting that the full tank readings are not equal to each other. I assume that would be by design? If so, it would mean that the system is essentially measuring the level of the right side up...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,698
Posted By ElwoodBlues
Normally I check AutohausAZ, Pelican Parts,...

Normally I check AutohausAZ, Pelican Parts, Tischer BMW, EAC Tuning, and BMA, but this time it was just Amazon. They had the Mann-Filter WK 532 Fuel Filter for $48.70, and free two day shipping...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By ElwoodBlues
Keep looking. There should still be a few others...

Keep looking. There should still be a few others around that haven't been trashed.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,698
Posted By ElwoodBlues
Update: I watched the levels fairly closely...

Update: I watched the levels fairly closely driving to and from work today, and I believe the suction pump is working correctly. During turns, levels fluctuate wildly, but during stops or long...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By ElwoodBlues
E39 M5 in "Top Ten Affordable Dream Cars"

If you don't frequent Jalopnik already, it's a great time waster for car nuts. Here's another accolade for the E39....

http://jalopnik.com/ten-affordable-dream-cars-633508052
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