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Forum: Cars - Private Party 02-24-2013, 08:53 PM
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Posted By sjgreco
Car is sold.

Car is sold.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 02-19-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By sjgreco
Correct. Forgot to mention I had a factory short...

Correct. Forgot to mention I had a factory short shifter installed by a BMW dealer. This car does not have navigation either, it costs about $47,000 new, I have the window sticker and it looks and...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 02-18-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By sjgreco
The pictures were taken late in the day, I have...

The pictures were taken late in the day, I have not had time to retake new pictures. If your interested send a PM with your price. Thanks for the response.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 02-18-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By sjgreco
Thanks, it's a really nice car, drives like new,...

Thanks, it's a really nice car, drives like new, hate to sell it but I never drive it much these days.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 02-18-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By sjgreco
2003 530i

Selling my 2003 530I, has sports and premium packages, 5 speed manual transmission. I am the second owner bought the car two years ago with 17,600 miles just turn over to 30,000 miles (average 3,000...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By sjgreco
Thanks for your comments, my buyer is looking to...

Thanks for your comments, my buyer is looking to replace a gas hog, money pit MB 500CL with over 100,000 miles. He is interested in a car that gets better mileage, is more fun to drive and is in much...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By sjgreco
Value 2003 530I

I have a 2003 530I with 29,890 miles, I am the second owner. My neighbor wants to buy the car, but I am not sure what the current market price is. I bought the car two years ago with 17,500 miles....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,787
Posted By sjgreco
You might want to look at the Michelin Supersport...

You might want to look at the Michelin Supersport tires. I just put them on my 911 they are suppose to handle better than the Pilot Sports and have much longer tread life and are much cheaper. Not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,164
Posted By sjgreco
Tire pressure

How much air pressure do you guys put in your tires. I just increased the air pressure to factory specs, ride was smoother but it seems like a lot of air especially in the rear tires. Factory specs...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,301
Posted By sjgreco
I replaced the license plate holder on the bumper...

I replaced the license plate holder on the bumper with new molding strip. Purchased the plastic molding for $23 and had it painted for $35 by a local body shop, I installed it myself takes about 5...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,701
Posted By sjgreco
I work from home.

I work from home.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,163
Posted By sjgreco
Same parts as listed above from EAC.

Same parts as listed above from EAC.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,701
Posted By sjgreco
2003 530I 21,100 miles, second owner bought in...

2003 530I 21,100 miles, second owner bought in January 2011 with 17,650 miles.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,163
Posted By sjgreco
I had the conversion kit installed today at the...

I had the conversion kit installed today at the local BMW dealer. The service tech said he did not think the new shifter was much of an improvement, I disagree but wanted to know if there is marked...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By sjgreco
Check the dip stick. I got a huge puff of blue...

Check the dip stick. I got a huge puff of blue smoke on my previous 530I suddenly at start up. Never did it before, but I had the oil changed. Thought the car was over filled, but instead the dip...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,752
Posted By sjgreco
Thanks, I am a Credit Risk Manager for a large...

Thanks, I am a Credit Risk Manager for a large lender.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,752
Posted By sjgreco
According to my window sticker on my 2003 530I...

According to my window sticker on my 2003 530I the Sport Package ($2,300) includes:


Cross Spoke alloy wheels

performance tires

power front sport seats

M sport steering wheel
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,725
Posted By sjgreco
There are two good shops in Downtown Sacramento...

There are two good shops in Downtown Sacramento to do a PPI if you intend to buy the car. Sould be done before purchase, the first shop is at 12th & C Streets called IPB 916-453-1465, the other shop...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,686
Posted By sjgreco
I paid $16,000 for a 2003 530I sports premium...

I paid $16,000 for a 2003 530I sports premium package, manual, same color with 17,450 miles. One owner in really good condition, dealer installed new Pilot A/S tires. The right price is probably...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By sjgreco
Pilot A/S

I have Pilot A/S on my 530I, they have a 40,000 mileage warranty and run about $200 each mounted and balanced at America's Tire store. Good tires so far.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,612
Posted By sjgreco
Black Wheels

On the right color/cars black wheels look great in my opinion. Dealer painted the factory AMG wheels on the MB, 911 wheels are from the factory.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,250
Posted By sjgreco
Nice car. Same as mine.

Nice car. Same as mine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,787
Posted By sjgreco
I don't really drive my 530I hard or push the...

I don't really drive my 530I hard or push the performance/grip, it is a car we use for day to day driving. I'm sure if you push the Pilot Sport A/S to the limit it will not perform as well as a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,787
Posted By sjgreco
I have Michilin Pilot A/S Plus, very good tire...

I have Michilin Pilot A/S Plus, very good tire and has mileage rating of 40,000 miles. For me a very good all around tire. Tire rack has them priced at $174 each. Here is a review left on their...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,897
Posted By sjgreco
Also check to see if the speaker wires are...

Also check to see if the speaker wires are shorting out the sound. I had new shocks installed on a former 530I, the speaker wire was pinched and grounded, everything worked but no sound. They...
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