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Old 01-31-2013, 08:49 AM
BRD1234 BRD1234 is offline
Location: Miami
Join Date: May 2012
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Mein Auto: 2002 525i e39
Considering buying.

Hey everyone, I've been doing some thinking and planning lately and I'm almost sure of my decision to be. I live in Miami and I've been looking for an e39 M5 for a while now and I think I've found the one. I became quite skeptical when I started looking at it because it's a 12/1999 build date but the guy said he has had the Vanos serviced. The car currently has 115k miles on it but it looks like it's in beautiful condition and not to mention it has the facelift headlights and tail-lights. I'm going to check it out again this weekend and make my decision but I was hoping for some current owners opinions before I make my final decision. If the vanos is an issue how hard is it to tackle? I'm extremely techie and I love DIY threads here so just help me with your input. Thanks.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:26 AM
ard ard is offline
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Location: Sierra foothills, California USA
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Mein Auto: '12 X5 35d/E39M5/996TTX50
You really MUST go to m5board dot com.

There is SO MUCH you need to know prior to buying, I cannot regurgitate it here....


OE is Original Equipment: aka 'BMW Original Parts"; aka "What you buy at the BMW dealer with a BMW label on it"

OEM is Original Equipment Manufacturer... EITHER 'the company that made the OE part" or.... 'A part this is identical to the OE part, but is sold by the OEM under their own label,"


Don't believe me? Read:
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:27 AM
mylifeasapc mylifeasapc is offline
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Mein Auto: 04 X5/05 545i
Start your search for an E39 M5 here.
His: 2006 M5
Hers: 2005 545i

Selling: 2004 X5
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