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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 10-29-2012, 10:46 AM
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Exclamation Parting Out 1998 528i

I have a 1998 528i that ran and rove absolutely great, until i was driving along and the serpentine belt broke. So i had to continue my journey home without a water pump or alternator I am not sure if the engine is still good or not, but everything else is in great condition. I will be very reasonable on prices, just let me know what you need and i can send a picture and description. It does still run, and drive, I'm just not sure you would want to drive it if you care about the engine. It does have a Borla exhaust too! These are the only picture I have for now
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:53 AM
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Where are you located and what color is you car?

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Old 10-29-2012, 10:56 AM
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Duluth, MN and it is black, I will be posting pictures soon.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:03 AM
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How does the rack & pinon look?
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:06 AM
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Sorry the whole steering assembly sold already I forgot to mention that, along with the 18" rims, snow tires, interior seats, and fog lights
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:08 AM
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Which type of headlights do you have? And the condition?
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:09 AM
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How many miles on the engine, and when was the last time the serpentine belt has been changed?
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:10 AM
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They are just stock headlights with a really bad spray tint job, they look good from far away though. They could probably use a good sanding and they would be perfect. and someone installed an add-on angel eye kit, but only the drivers side works
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:10 AM
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Around 100k on engine, and I have never replaced the serpentine belt, probably why it broke... the car itself has 233k
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:12 AM
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Around 100k on engine, and I have never replaced the serpentine belt, probably why it broke... the car itself has 233k
That sucks man, i hate to see m52's die like this. These are good engines.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:13 AM
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Well thats another thing, Im not sure if it is dead... I was going to have it towed to a shop but I decided to see if I could part it out... what do you think I should do?
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:26 AM
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Well thats another thing, Im not sure if it is dead... I was going to have it towed to a shop but I decided to see if I could part it out... what do you think I should do?
Personally if it was my car and if I wanted to keep it, i would keep the alternator, check the condition of the water pump(change it if it is original at that mileage, or leave it for now if it is not broken to test it at least). Change the serpentine belt, see if the car overheats. If it does not overheat, then thats a obvious good sign and i would keep it. No need for a shop this work is easy, read some diy articles its very easy to work on the m52. Its like legos.

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Old 10-29-2012, 11:27 AM
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I do have a new water pump, but I'm just concerned as to what driving it a mile or two without the water pump did to the rest of the engine
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:34 AM
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I do have a new water pump, but I'm just concerned as to what driving it a mile or two without the water pump did to the rest of the engine
Nothing fantastic I would assume, however hope for the best. Check if it overheats, if you do the labor it costs you nothing to find out minus the time spent working on it. Now if you excuse i have to check if any trees have fallen on my car.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:13 PM
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Im interested in the AC control panel. If the buttons are all good, PM me your price please.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:08 PM
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If you have the plastic clamp holding the air intake system to the fresh air intake for the passenger compartment side , please advise price to me at 865.805.3249 or greenback.37742@gmail.com.

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Old 10-30-2012, 04:35 PM
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If you have intensive washers, I'd be interested in the tank with shipping to 23111, email me at j_frankart@hotmail.com
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:02 AM
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I would be interested in your passenger side headlight if its available and xenon

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Old 10-31-2012, 07:03 AM
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Sorry all it was fixed and sold the whole car.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:05 AM
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No problem. To fresh of a car to let it just go to parts anyway.

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