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post #1 of 19 Old 15th March 2017, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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After considering a newer F30 sedan to upgrade my 540/6 DD, I ended up with a car one year older...
Was looking for a car I could easily mod to get more power than the 540 and figured another 100+hp would be fine, just didn't plan to have it in another e39.

The car needs refresh of the suspension bushings but had all records.
Previous owner changed oil every 4-5k with LM 10-60 and did whatever was recommended for repairs (stuff like washer fluid reservoir cracks me up).
In the past 5.5 years he spent over $19,000 for the 61k miles it covered in his possession, that's $.31/mile less depreciation for those curious of operational expense if you don't DIY.

I've ordered up all new suspension F&R, cam position sensors, MAF's, PCV kit, plugs, coil packs, motor/trans mounts, and am looking forward to feeling the improvement those make.
My 540 was night and day after I freshened up the suspension and some cam/knock sensors so I'm sure it will feel the same.

Thanks in advance to all those who's posts will be helpful in my new project.
I know how to use "search" and Google so I can hopefully keep the idiocy to a minimum.

Any other maintenance items you'd recommend beyond changing all fluids and swapping in an e60 shift rod with fresh bushings?
No codes now, I'll see if the VANOS warrants anything more than seals after doing the other maintenance items.

Thanks!
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Congrats! I think I know which car you bought... I contacted the seller simply because the price was too good to be true. Glad it went to an enthusiast & board member! Great pickup, looks like a solid driver with great history. I actually ran a Carfax on the car... let me know if you want a copy.

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Congratulations and welcome! It sounds like you are well on your way to maintaining her properly. Oxford is such a rare color to see. Please post up some pictures when you can.
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After considering a newer F30 sedan to upgrade my 540/6 DD, I ended up with a car one year older...

Was looking for a car I could easily mod to get more power than the 540 and figured another 100+hp would be fine, just didn't plan to have it in another e39.



The car needs refresh of the suspension bushings but had all records.

Previous owner changed oil every 4-5k with LM 10-60 and did whatever was recommended for repairs (stuff like washer fluid reservoir cracks me up).

In the past 5.5 years he spent over $19,000 for the 61k miles it covered in his possession, that's $.31/mile less depreciation for those curious of operational expense if you don't DIY.



I've ordered up all new suspension F&R, cam position sensors, MAF's, PCV kit, plugs, coil packs, motor/trans mounts, and am looking forward to feeling the improvement those make.

My 540 was night and day after I freshened up the suspension and some cam/knock sensors so I'm sure it will feel the same.



Thanks in advance to all those who's posts will be helpful in my new project.

I know how to use "search" and Google so I can hopefully keep the idiocy to a minimum.



Any other maintenance items you'd recommend beyond changing all fluids and swapping in an e60 shift rod with fresh bushings?

No codes now, I'll see if the VANOS warrants anything more than seals after doing the other maintenance items.



Thanks!


My 540 is in oxford and I love the color.

I will be getting to the maintenance stuff on the M5 after I get all the wiring and interior sorted. May leave it down for an extra couple months to catch up on some items needed on the 540i.

Congrats on the purchase!


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Congrats! I think I know which car you bought... I contacted the seller simply because the price was too good to be true. Glad it went to an enthusiast & board member! Great pickup, looks like a solid driver with great history. I actually ran a Carfax on the car... let me know if you want a copy.
Thanks for the offer, I ran one too because I thought the price was a little low but it cam back clean.
I really hadn't looked at them all that seriously until recently and it was the first one I went to see.
The car was well maintained mechanically and has Dinan CAI, exhaust, strut/shock tower bars and rides on some blue springs, Dinan? with Koni sports.

The leather needs a little love, I wiped it down with Leather Honey last night and after a day it looks quite a bit better. I may take it for a carpet cleaning, definitely was a coffee drinker too. Most my car interiors have been black, now I remember why, anyone have the trick to cleaning up Caramel color carpet?
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Congratulations and welcome! It sounds like you are well on your way to maintaining her properly. Oxford is such a rare color to see. Please post up some pictures when you can.
Thanks, I have a habit of going a little overoard on maintenance for old cars I buy.
Here's a couple from the ad, I'll post some more after I get it cleaned up.
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Thanks for the offer, I ran one too because I thought the price was a little low but it cam back clean.
I really hadn't looked at them all that seriously until recently and it was the first one I went to see.
The car was well maintained mechanically and has Dinan CAI, exhaust, strut/shock tower bars and rides on some blue springs, Dinan? with Koni sports.

The leather needs a little love, I wiped it down with Leather Honey last night and after a day it looks quite a bit better. I may take it for a carpet cleaning, definitely was a coffee drinker too. Most my car interiors have been black, now I remember why, anyone have the trick to cleaning up Caramel color carpet?
Well you are in Seattle so isnt that par for the course?

I would recommend if you can to find someone with an extractor to give it a good clean. I was unable so I use spot shot works awesome I also have carmel and if possible the job becomes 10 times easier if you are able to remove the seats.

Congrats and welcome!
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Looks like somebody got to go to the dog park in style! Many guys like UK based Liquid Leather for bringing back damaged leather. You can see some nice results here. Thanks for sharing and keep us updated on your progress.
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