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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 12-29-2012, 03:16 PM
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Must've been stuffed to capacity. I don't like scratching my interior panels so it has to fit neat in there. I bag my pillows so my gear bag is huge. 44" x 24" x 24"

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It's a 10 year old car. There is no way to prevent wear its just going to happen. I used to try to try to stop the most minuscule things from happening to my car. Maybe I'm weak, but I just gave up and stopped having OCD. I'm a lot happier and don't freak out over a scratch. I try to stop big things from happening now.

Unfortunately, I have been having some health issues so I think about the big picture of life. 20 years from now are you even going to remember that scratch or the fun times you had in your car. Sorry getting a little philosophical with you.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:29 PM
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OP....2 gallons of gas in yr trunk?is that not dangerous?
Only if the car catches fire. You'd be surprised on stuff that more dangerous. Any aerosol can is highly flammable. Gas is only flammable is a vapor forum. Have you're normal gas tank is just as dangerous
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:08 PM
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- What do you keep in your trunk for winter emergencies (1) & what are the complete E39 trunk tool kit contents (cn90) (3-series) & the BMW Rescue Manual for Emergency Services (1)
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:33 PM
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I don't know what a prepper is, but If you live in snow country and get cought or stopped by a blizzard, you will appreciate having a winter survival kit: a small shovel, a good pair of boots, gloves, hat, and a wool blanket. I learned this lesson many years ago when I thought I knew everything.........

Free advice on maintaining any powder based fire extinguisher. Every 6 months turn it over and tap the bottom of the cylinder several times with a rubber hammer. It will loosen up the compressed powder and allow it to mix with the propellant. If the gague does not register in the good zone, have it serviced or replaced. There, now you just serviced your own extinguisher.
Exactly why I don't appreciate having that, we don't get snow here. But I do have a rain poncho and an umbrella in the glovebox, that's like survival equipment, right?

Thanks for the tip on the fire extinguisher
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It's a 10 year old car. There is no way to prevent wear its just going to happen. I used to try to try to stop the most minuscule things from happening to my car. Maybe I'm weak, but I just gave up and stopped having OCD. I'm a lot happier and don't freak out over a scratch. I try to stop big things from happening now.

Unfortunately, I have been having some health issues so I think about the big picture of life. 20 years from now are you even going to remember that scratch or the fun times you had in your car. Sorry getting a little philosophical with you.
You make absolute complete sense. Not sure what you got going on but I hope you get better soon.

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Old 12-31-2012, 08:00 AM
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You make absolute complete sense. Not sure what you got going on but I hope you get better soon.

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Thanks man. It's a brain tumor but we got it under control just side effects are a pain. I'm just happy it's not worse in the waiting rooms I realized how lucky I am. (If that makes sense) seeing 10 and 8 year olds who can't move their arms and legs. I realized how there is no $ value on health and life. I grew up in a wealthy town were everyone is perfect and I just had an o sh!t moment. I feel almost alone because I'm 17 and I just see how my friends don't understand. It's like how people can't explain war you just have to be there to understand.

To lighten things up here's a great video for you hockey guys

http://www.barstoolsports.com/m/bost...-for-the-ages/
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Haha, my wife actually showed me that video the other day.

Anyways, sorry to hear about your illness but glad to hear that it's under control. You are absolutely right. A car is meaningless in the grand scheme of things. Happy and an extra healthy new year to you.

PS- Should be watching the Winter Classic tomorrow but instead, I'll just continue hating Bettman's guts lol.

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