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Old 03-02-2010, 03:51 PM   #601
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Oh, I forgot [zarbat]"damn 540's" *shakes fist [/zarbat]
lol

I don't hate 540is. I'd get one well maintained with records and great deal in a heartbeat. It has to be well-maintained though.

Now for you oil leak, what do you think it is? Maybe valve cover gasket leaks all the way down?

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Old 03-02-2010, 05:26 PM   #602
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I have no idea. I tried to look under the car while I changed the oil but it's hard to do with the under tray...

See all the 540's on Autocatch? There's quite a few in the surrounding area. Almonte, Carelton Place....
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:58 PM   #603
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I just got back from seeing the manual 98 540i with 230xxx km.

As soon as I opened the hood, I saw this swollen coolant hose that looked like it was about to burst. Damn 540is . I'm not kidding.

The front bumper was broken around right fog light.

Drivers door panel was damaged, and it was kinda loose. Someone probably pried it open, damaged the panel and didn't replace the clips.

30% of the paint was peeled off from left front wheel and it was oxidized (yes, lots of peeling!). Not a pretty sight for a nice rim. I didn't look at the others, but wouldn't be surprised of their paint started to peel after winter driving.

Drivers seat was looking worn out. Especially the side supports. Steering wheel was scratched a lot.

Some 2-3 wood trims were cracked. I'm sure they cost pretty pennies to replace. :shifty:

The guy claims it was owned by a Otto's mechanic, but he has no papers. If I was to sell the car in like 3 years I doubt serious buyers would buy it if I told them. All the cars I've sold almost everyone wanted to see maintenance records.

Anyways other than all the above issues its a pretty decent car. Comfortable, fast, and I noticed no issues while test driving it.
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:01 PM   #604
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What about this one? I don't recall seeing it for sale before.

http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ189457304
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:36 PM   #605
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What about this one? I don't recall seeing it for sale before.

http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ189457304
Not a fan of tan interior. I've seen that car before though, in BMWCCOTTAWA.org
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:01 PM   #606
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The black one sounds like it has mostly cosmetic issues...too bad, I bet it wouldn't take much to fix them but there's so darn many. Keep looking. The blue one Everlast posted looks good too. Tan interiors rock.
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The black one sounds like it has mostly cosmetic issues...too bad, I bet it wouldn't take much to fix them but there's so darn many. Keep looking. The blue one Everlast posted looks good too. Tan interiors rock.
Hmmm it probably wouldn't take much to fix those issues, but they can add up pretty quick. Before you know it you have spent $2000 to get the car right and perfect the way you want, and you have a $9000 98 with 230,xxx kms on it.

I didn't even check out the suspension.

And yes, tan interiors do look good in they are in nice shape.
But black > tan

come on Joe you know its true.

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Old 03-02-2010, 11:41 PM   #608
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I prefer black over tan. Unless it's concerning women.
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:27 AM   #610
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I prefer black over tan. Unless it's concerning women.
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:05 PM   #611
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On topic:
http://www.usedottawa.com/classified-ad/11415128

You know, since the E39 fixit topic is so hot right now...
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:08 PM   #612
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Damn, beat me to it.. I was trying to think of a cruel joke to say.
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Isn't owning one and looking for this kind of thing joke enough? *sob*
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:56 PM   #614
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Make all the jokes you want.. the jokes on the next 'stang owner that you burn in a flurry of surprise and torque at a stoplight.

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Yeah but he'll keep driving. I'll be on the side of the road patching my coolant hose.
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