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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 01-31-2013, 10:11 AM
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Autochondria or is everything broken?

First, many thanks to all who have helped me by directly answering my questions or for providing info that I can find in a search. I have tackled many assignments that I wouldn't ordinarily think about trying.

Last night a storm with 81mph gusts blew through Boston during my commute home. Each time the buffer hit, I immediately thought shocks? rear ball joints? control arm?

When I am among other cars and smell coolant, I panic even though I overhauled a recently.

Has faithful reading in this space made me over-compulsive neurotic?

Nah. Just this morning I looked out my office window and saw my windows open in the rain. Then I realized that I was sitting on my key. I read about this just last week.

Thanks again for the sharing and support.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:45 PM
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First, many thanks to all who have helped me by directly answering my questions or for providing info that I can find in a search. I have tackled many assignments that I wouldn't ordinarily think about trying.

Last night a storm with 81mph gusts blew through Boston during my commute home. Each time the buffer hit, I immediately thought shocks? rear ball joints? control arm?

When I am among other cars and smell coolant, I panic even though I overhauled a recently.

Has faithful reading in this space made me over-compulsive neurotic?

Nah. Just this morning I looked out my office window and saw my windows open in the rain. Then I realized that I was sitting on my key. I read about this just last week.

Thanks again for the sharing and support.
Well, if you are in a forum where most people are posting about things breaking and problems, it really does not help. You might need to cutback on forum exposure.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:37 PM
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:00 PM
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I always think my car is breaking. Same thoughts come to mind when I smell coolant, I know I replaced everything, but I always worry its me. Currently my front suspension could use a little love, so I replaced the endlinks for now, but I have a feeling when I replace the rest of it, I'll still think something sounds weird or feels off. I suppose it's not the worst thing, I don't often find myself on the side of the road.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:22 PM
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.... Just this morning I looked out my office window and saw my windows open in the rain. Then I realized that I was sitting on my key.....
"Oh Magoo, you've done it again!"

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