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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 09-18-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,972
Posted By bigjppop
Getting pretty discouraged with 2013 m-sport

Haven't posted in a while but wanted to say, I'm getting pretty discouraged with my 2013 m-sport. I purchased it used in 2016 with 28,000 miles on the clock. It was offered as a CPO with warranty but...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 07-24-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By bigjppop
New owner of 2013 X3 M-Sport

So I just completed the purchase of a 2013 X3. It's a CPO, it's got 28,000 miles, and out the door it was 31,500.

Pretty loaded:
M-Sport package
Technology package
Premium Package
Cold...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By bigjppop
Thanks for your thoughts. After typing it all out...

Thanks for your thoughts. After typing it all out and reading what everyone had to say, I think my smartest move is get my wife her car (probably 2013 ish x35i with low miles) and stick to the subway...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-19-2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By bigjppop
Sell the e39, fix her, or buy something else?

I've been absent from the forum for awhile, deployed in AFG and my car is sitting at home, but you've all given me some good advice in the past and I was hoping for some more.

Here's my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,675
Posted By bigjppop
Looks really interesting. I just bought a little...

Looks really interesting. I just bought a little bluetooth FM transmitter which does alright (a little stack when the music is turned down low) but it was only 30 bucks. I know the limiting factor on...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 03-28-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By bigjppop
Really great event, just sorry it was so cold. ...

Really great event, just sorry it was so cold.

Thanks to the organizers and Speedfreak Detailing for hosting.
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 03-25-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,548
Posted By bigjppop
I used RRT for my PPI, they actually helped me...

I used RRT for my PPI, they actually helped me find my car. Thorough inspection at a fair price.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 76,594
Posted By bigjppop
I've had the code for about 8,000 miles now and...

I've had the code for about 8,000 miles now and other than the light on the dash, no issues that I can detect. I took into the local indy and they said no need to fix it until it starts to actually...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-25-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By bigjppop
Still looking if anyone has something

Still looking if anyone has something
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-09-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By bigjppop
WTB: e39 Wheels, any style for 2003 530i Sport

As the title says, I'm looking for some wheels for my 2003 530i Sport. I'm open to any style (OEM or aftermarket), but needs to be in relatively good condition. The stock Style 42 setup that came...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By bigjppop
They do make great products and that will be the...

They do make great products and that will be the way I go if I can't find some templates to DIY my own. Thanks for posting the link.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By bigjppop
Template for front speakers in e39?

I think I remember reading on here that someone had made templates for building mounting "brackets" (for lack of a better term) for the front speakers in an e39.

Anyone have some they'd be...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 10-14-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By bigjppop
Where are you located and what size are the...

Where are you located and what size are the wheels?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By bigjppop
Did you find out anything further on this? I'm in...

Did you find out anything further on this? I'm in the same boat. I asked about it here awhile back and the response I got was if the car is still driving as normal, keep driving until you have a...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 09-29-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,032
Posted By bigjppop
PM Sent.

PM Sent.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,040
Posted By bigjppop
Again, really appreciate the responses. Given me...

Again, really appreciate the responses. Given me a lot to think about. I think I'll probably just keep driving the car as is until it actually gives me problems. I was planning to do the transmission...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,040
Posted By bigjppop
Less than 1000 changes the calculus dramatically....

Less than 1000 changes the calculus dramatically. I'll need to talk to some more shops. I was quoted closer to 2K parts and labor for just the torque converter.

Does anyone see any issues with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,040
Posted By bigjppop
Worth it to change the auto transmission?

So I've got the P0741 code that says my torque converter has issues. The car drives perfectly and I can detect no issues with shifting or mileage. Had the car, a 2003 530i with the 5HP19 green...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By bigjppop
Good point on the oxygen sensors; I'll put them...

Good point on the oxygen sensors; I'll put them on the list as well.

Coolant will get flushed with the replacement of the system and brakes will be due next year. Good points.

I don't know...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By bigjppop
Alright, sounds like the vanos can be the next...

Alright, sounds like the vanos can be the next project.

So cooling system plus belts and pulleys plus oil filter housing gasket? Doable in a day as one project?

I'm planning to use the Redline...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By bigjppop
The BIG preventative maintenance project; suggestions?

I've been enjoying my new (to me) 2003 530i for about 6 months. I bought it at 88,000 miles and I've got 95,000 on it today. The previous owner took pretty good care, gave me some pretty good...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By bigjppop
Good catch, I'll need to update my location and...

Good catch, I'll need to update my location and garage. Just moved from Berlin to DC so it's not quite as long of a trip!

I'll get the magazine and the maintanence schedule.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By bigjppop
Just joined the family

Well I did it; after lots of searching I've joined the e39 family with a new (to me) 2003 530i. Ended up with a great black/black vehicle that has the cold weather/premium/sport packages as well as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By bigjppop
I hope you're right about the differences...

I hope you're right about the differences becoming clear after driving a few. I am certainly willing to pay a little more for a car that has been maintained on schedule. Looking forward to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By bigjppop
How to give an e39 it's first look???

(Please excuse the copy/paste from the other bimmer forum)

I've posted an intro thread on what I'm looking for in my first BMW, but I wanted to ask a separate question on what to look for when I...
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