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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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The e60 forum has one, probably because there is nothing good to talk about with their cars. ROFL. Post what you want!

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^No brown-nosing, but I think your 5er is one of the sharpest on the forum. We just don't see enough of them in blue

That said, the Detroit Pistons are looking pretty sharp since they waived Josh Smith. Thoughts?
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^No brown-nosing, but I think your 5er is one of the sharpest on the forum. We just don't see enough of them in blue

That said, the Detroit Pistons are looking pretty sharp since they waived Josh Smith. Thoughts?
Thank you. Detroit Pistons :what:? Who are they? They must be a sports team that nobody cares about. :sly:

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^No brown-nosing, but I think your 5er is one of the sharpest on the forum. We just don't see enough of them in blue

That said, the Detroit Pistons are looking pretty sharp since they waived Josh Smith. Thoughts?
+1 some cars on here make me envious lol. But then again i got mine for $500 so i cant complain!
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Clean it religiously, and bought it in North Carolina. It has some paint chips that I touch up with paint as soon as I notice it. Im going to do an in the garage wash with spray detail today.

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I've heard that my part of the country is pretty bad for rust, but mine is rust free. It was originally purchased in Georgia, then brought to North Carolina. I guess I clean my car enough that it isn't a problem.
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I usually pressure wash my car every time its above freezing. Try to get some of the salt and grime off the frame and sub frames.. I don't really like being under the car that much though.. It still scares me a little even though I went with super heavy jack stands according to their weight limits one should be able to support the entire car..
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do any of you say ouch or "feel" the pain for your car when you hit a pothole ?
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so here i am fresh over no sleep and sickness in the 16 degree garage trying to get her truck sorted......


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Hmmm any one here into period black smithing?? I've been looking for a medium sized viking era bearded axe for ages now.. Only need the blade to be about 5 to 6 inches. All the beardeds I find online seem to be massive unusable show pieces.. I'm an outdoors kind of mountain man person I need an axe I can use... Just putting that out there..
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Clean it religiously, and bought it in North Carolina. It has some paint chips that I touch up with paint as sokn as I notice it. Im going to do an in the garage wash with spray detail today.

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oh i see, mine came from new york but has been in Michigan most of its life.
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I've heard that my part of the country is pretty bad for rust, but mine is rust free. It was originally purchased in Georgia, then brought to North Carolina. I guess I clean my car enough that it isn't a problem.
i think my old 528i came from there also.
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Sorry, I've got nothing too. Right now, my nothing is sitting on the battery tender in the garage and not being road salted like BMW-Bacallà right about now.. Plus, in the garage it's always 20 degrees warmer than the outside.

My car finally has a winter chalet.
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Hmmm any one here into period black smithing?? I've been looking for a medium sized viking era bearded axe for ages now.. Only need the blade to be about 5 to 6 inches. All the beardeds I find online seem to be massive unusable show pieces.. I'm an outdoors kind of mountain man person I need an axe I can use... Just putting that out there..
I was going to be a Viking at the Renaissance festival.

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Did you ever find a good bearded axe? I've got a small bearded hatchet I found in a wall of a house I was gutting in NY state, the wall was 150 years old so its very possible the hatchet is at least 150 years old. Its a hand forged hammered hatchet head. If you need to complete your look I can let you borrow it. You're not far away. It is only about 3 1/2" though so if any viking were carrying it it would not be a primary weapon but it is balanced enough to throw. For now its my camping hatchet.
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Did you ever find a good bearded axe? I've got a small bearded hatchet I found in a wall of a house I was gutting in NY state, the wall was 150 years old so its very possible the hatchet is at least 150 years old. Its a hand forged hammered hatchet head. If you need to complete your look I can let you borrow it. You're not far away. It is only about 3 1/2" though so if any viking were carrying it it would not be a primary weapon but it is balanced enough to throw. For now its my camping hatchet.

I have no idea what a bearded ax is. I wanted to go to the festival and get drunk, eat large turkey legs and be a viking. Unfortionatly I ended up working a couple 70+ hour work weeks, so I was to tired to care about going. Thanks for the offer though.

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