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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By haolibird
Cam, Nice to see you're still poking around....

Cam,

Nice to see you're still poking around.
As stated, Thank You!
My best contribution was a tag-along of your "Iron Pipe" thread...(DSP I believe)

If you have personal contact with BlueBee,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 748
Posted By haolibird
Wow..127k, good for you! I have had 2 '98's,...

Wow..127k, good for you!

I have had 2 '98's, and loved em.

PM me if you need parts, I still have few, especially VCG job, and some timing chain parts, etc.

Best of luck,
T
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 748
Posted By haolibird
EnergizedMortal, 175k! Most excellent. ...

EnergizedMortal,
175k!
Most excellent.

Also, '98 should be straight filter, no regulator.
Easy job, too.

Hope you get her running soon.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 748
Posted By haolibird
FWIW... Never run below 1/4 tank, as this will...

FWIW...
Never run below 1/4 tank, as this will eat a fuel pump as fast as leaving your lights on eats a battery.
The pump is cooled by the fuel in the tank, so when the level gets low, the pump...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,563
Posted By haolibird
2009 I bought my first 540 w/ 77k/miles, $10.000....

2009 I bought my first 540 w/ 77k/miles, $10.000.
That was a deal!

And so, the addiction began.

Best to all you E39 addicts!
T
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,604
Posted By haolibird
San Diego $3.95, up $.02/gal from Monday ...

San Diego
$3.95, up $.02/gal from Monday

Only state that voted to increase fuel tax...(We wanted to be #1 in something!)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By haolibird
Thanks for posting. I learned another thing...

Thanks for posting.
I learned another thing about the car.
I always thought that was for the suspension!

Best,
Hb
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By haolibird
Where are you located? You have a code...

Where are you located?
You have a code reader...did you scan for codes after the stall?

That said, I believe CMS is on to something...

Best,
Hb
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By haolibird
Any E39 under 100k is worth a serious look. ...

Any E39 under 100k is worth a serious look.

If you can replace a bumper properly, then maintaining an E39 is in your wheelhouse.

As Fred explained to me, "Tom, most all jobs (vehicle maint) are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By haolibird
Well, the 220k/no records is not going to get you...

Well, the 220k/no records is not going to get you amy bonuses on the auction block.
Historically, the cars with low mileage and service records command the big $$$$$.

I'm at 150k, and wishing I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By haolibird
Jim, Yes, all is well! Car is running most...

Jim,

Yes, all is well!
Car is running most excellent.
I did swap the intake from my '98, but that is another thread...

Thank you for your time in helping me, and all E39'ers.

Can't believe...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By haolibird
My problem was on bank 2... I had to go...

My problem was on bank 2...

I had to go back, and time both cams.
Jim, I believe it was you that suggested that the timing covers could have been out of whack, and thereby causing the timing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By haolibird
Just R&R'd my intake to replace a pesky vac leak....

Just R&R'd my intake to replace a pesky vac leak.

3hrs, including replacing the CCV.
I could see 4hrs to 5hrs, after cleaning up under the IM.
I included playing with the dog, and 1 popsicle in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,387
Posted By haolibird
Or..."Faster than I can bite the head off a...

Or..."Faster than I can bite the head off a crawdad!"

LOL Matt!

A. Moses
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By haolibird
As long as they are Lemforder... Not sure I...

As long as they are Lemforder...

Not sure I would mess w/the subs, unless you suspect problems.
I defer to the Pro's on that.

t
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,387
Posted By haolibird
Call me a mercenary, but I would get the dents...

Call me a mercenary, but I would get the dents done, wax it, and send it up to "Bring a trailer"!

Congrats on such a great find.

T
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By haolibird
Bravo! Have fun. What did the engine...

Bravo!

Have fun.

What did the engine set you back?
I paid 1500 for a low miles (110k), but did all the internals (chains, VPG, VC's, etc.) probably $3k in all.

Looking forward to seeing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,861
Posted By haolibird
Still no pics of the Unicorn...

Still no pics of the Unicorn...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By haolibird
Somebody's gonna love their new 540! Fare...

Somebody's gonna love their new 540!

Fare thee well.
T
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,766
Posted By haolibird
Enigma_K: "Hi, My name is_______and I own a E39...

Enigma_K: "Hi, My name is_______and I own a E39 BMW"

Meeting attendees: "Hi Enigma_K"

Me: "Where's the coffee?"

Sounds like you have it bad.
Welcome to the Club...

Tom F.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,566
Posted By haolibird
Mr. 540 M-Sport, Congratulations! Proof...

Mr. 540 M-Sport,

Congratulations!
Proof that routine maintenance works, and a great forum helps.

Above all, a very heartfelt "Thank you" for all you contributions in the past.
If there is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,250
Posted By haolibird
Thank you, Sir! Hot damn! Is that a lift...

Thank you, Sir!

Hot damn!
Is that a lift in your garage?
"Wish you were my neighbor..."

Mr. Rodgers
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,250
Posted By haolibird
BTW, that is a sweet looking Mopar. MORE...

BTW, that is a sweet looking Mopar.

MORE PICS PLEASE!

T
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,250
Posted By haolibird
Mr. Y, I didn't see "BMW" on the...

Mr. Y,

I didn't see "BMW" on the "Compatibility List..."

Sh!t, I wish I had more Cowboy in me.
That is some serious HP for the $$$$.

Thanks for the thought provocation.

Best,
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 17,490
Posted By haolibird
Edgy, I think your right. Even considering...

Edgy,

I think your right.
Even considering the mileage, it appears to be a "refreshed" unit.

Gonna be espensive!

T
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