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Old 08-03-2012, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Rookie2008 View Post
Well I don't know weather to congratulate you or "PRAY" for you. To buy a 7 series with worn down pads, bolts missing an chipped water pump is enough for me to "RUN" as fast as I can in the opposite direction. As for oil leaking....well... maybe you could have let that slide . Your next worries would be that it's a 02, which was the 1st year they switch over to the E65, E66 body style. With that being said it is important to get that car with "ZERO" issues at time of purchase. Its apparent the previous owner(s) did NOT take good care of it based on what you said. If I were you I would be checking, actually replacing valve cover gaskets, Timing case gaskets, CCV, plugs, spark plug tubes, bushings, trans flush, check battery sense your already messing with the alternator, oil an all filters. Then go from there. There is tons of info on here which I see you are aware of. I wish you the best. Welcome to the fest.
thank you...i am not worried about the car...i scanned everything with my genesis tech force scanner and everything is good...history on the car was excellent until the last owner...he bought it not even a year ago and couldn't afford the repairs so he was trying to get rid off it and of course covered up the alternator oil leak and his specialist has done little damage to few parts...already have all new parts..good thing it started leaking the next day this way i am going over everything and fixing it....
transmission is smooth and strong but i will change the filter and fluid and check all the 02 525i with steptronic had 192xxx miles when i sold it for 9500 cash and tranny was mechanically perfect...only issue was trans fail safe but i found the problem to be egs not tranny it self after trouble shooting the solenoids,checking all the wires from and to egs and tranny and ground wires....after egs problem it shifted perfect not one dtc and talked to owner who bought it from me and he is happy with the e39....brakes are nothing plus i rather have drilled/slotted rotors than oem ones...they should arrive tommorow....there's one problem with logic amp one side of speakers is crackling but i will fix it my self...electronics is my specialty plus worse case scenario there are few on ebay for good prices....
suspension,bushing,balljoints are like new....timing chain covers were done and vcg were done hopefully no more problems down the road and if they arise only thing i can do is fix em.....

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