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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 12-05-2014, 06:33 AM
1dayM5e39 1dayM5e39 is offline
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My intro to Bimmer Fest!!!

25 dad to be.
H town Texas
Own 99 1500 dodge ram
Paying on 2010 Caddy cts 3.5 direct injection (wife's car fun to dr)

Got my 98 528i for 1800 bucks.
Had 197,000 & needed my love.


Cons-
Power steering leak.
Trouble shifting into 4th at times.
Missing both door handles driver side F&R.
Closing door handle is broken off the door panel opposite side of window controls.
Few rips in leather.
Previous owner cigg smoker.
3 window regulators are out.
Sunroof hits wind divertir, which makes sr retract.
Missing original floor mats.
Missing trim over center console ash tray.
Key doesn't work to unlock or lock, only when inserted in the door and turned.
Missing seat adjuster buttons or cap.
Passengers seats plastic is loose n
Front bumber driver side missing a screw.


Pros-
Has been a reliable daily driver.
Fun to drive.
Runs great.
Ac is cold heaters hot.
Seat warmers are awesome.
Body is intact looks great.
Feels timeless.

Wish list-
Fix all cons
Complete trunk tool kit.
Have motor and trans at 100%
Switch auto trans to manual.
Upgrade headlights w/halos
M5 front and rear.
Dual exhaust.
Debadged. Except Bimmer logos.
Fit and drop on 166 style wheels
And turbo it just to have a super fun daily driver.

Any info, tips, where to buy how to do and questions please feel free.

I need of an awesome mechanic/beemhead/friend.
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:12 AM
hans747 hans747 is offline
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Congratulations on the purchase, and welcome to the 'Fest. Looks like you have a long list of buys to make. Everyone here has their favorite retailers. Personally, i jump between PelicanParts.com for lots of bits, Huskerparts.com (for stuff that is only sold as OE), and RockAuto for the easy still like brakes.

Good luck. This site is a great resource.
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:34 AM
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Welcome!!! Hope you have a great time with this car!! There are a lot of really experienced people on this site and they are quite friendly on top of it.

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Old 12-06-2014, 01:03 AM
1dayM5e39 1dayM5e39 is offline
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Thanks man I've used it for a while now just lagged on signing up
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Old 12-06-2014, 01:05 AM
1dayM5e39 1dayM5e39 is offline
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Congratulations on the purchase, and welcome to the 'Fest. Looks like you have a long list of buys to make. Everyone here has their favorite retailers. Personally, i jump between PelicanParts.com for lots of bits, Huskerparts.com (for stuff that is only sold as OE), and RockAuto for the easy still like brakes.

Good luck. This site is a great resource.
Thanks bro ill be looking into those sites today
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Old 12-06-2014, 05:01 AM
kutcht1 kutcht1 is offline
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Welcome, all those cons are small things and probably due to previous owner not caring properly for a classic BMW. Stay up on the maintenance and it should take care of you and if you need any help we can help you through anything.
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:07 AM
1dayM5e39 1dayM5e39 is offline
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Thanks man it much appreciated, it's no wonder he lost it for 1800, he had a title loan he couldn't pay so I saved the e39 from being repoed and won
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