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    I cant believe it made it back 2 u after 4 owners

    Must of felt weird. Like Re-marrying your ex wife after she got re-married and divorced again. lol

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    Re: I cant believe it made it back 2 u after 4 owners

    hehe well at teh end I didnt buy her back cause the owners after me just did not take care of her,,, and visulally all the seats weer torn up , body needed new paint,, I'd have to put at least 10-15K just for me to be happy with her not to mention the mechanics I believe weer shot also,,,1988 E28 M5 stroked and camed SOLD
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    Re: Very Nice!...

    tks Vin,,, ur ride is also SUPER clean! Yeah I better cherish this 540 Sport :) was thinking of tracking her though :)1988 E28 M5 stroked and camed SOLD
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    Re: Very Nice!...

    If your gonna track it, you definitly want to do re-do the whole cooling system. Go with the FULL zionsville kit. Then your gonna need some brake upgrades cause your gonna go through a set of pads and rotors in hours!

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    hmmm ok see I didnt even know about the cooling,, brakes I'm consering are 6 pots Brembos GTRS's 390MM1988 E28 M5 stroked and camed SOLD
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    cool system they have for under $1200,, I like it and now understand ,, must say with the older beemers we never over heated ever,,, wonder why BMW would even consider using plastic on such parts??? not like their not making goo dmarkup on a $70K car........1988 E28 M5 stroked and camed SOLD
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    Yes you will learn the cooling system is the worst part about these engines. Expect cooling leaks at LEAST once a year if you don't change everything at once.

    First 6 months water pump leaked.
    12months in the expansion tank bursted on me.
    14 months in a hose bursted clean off the plastic fitting.
    16 months in another hose leaked so i changed all of them.
    NOW im looking at a valley pan gasket job in the weeks to come. leaking bad..

    If i knew then what i know now, I would of done the zionsville conversion, all hoses and valley pan all at one shot.
    I knew the cooling system issues when i was shopping for an e39 but didn't think it was that bad.
    But when all is well HANDS DOWN a e39 540 is a wet dream to drive. especially an 03 like yours

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    maybe we should have a meet at Jones Beach?????1988 E28 M5 stroked and camed SOLD
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    Nice! But you need the $300 lens renew kit


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    I just used the MOTHERS and TURTLE WAX kits and both SUCK!!!!!! if anything they made my lenses BLURRIER!!!!! any advice guys????
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    Quote Originally Posted by m5mel View Post
    I just used the MOTHERS and TURTLE WAX kits and both SUCK!!!!!! if anything they made my lenses BLURRIER!!!!! any advice guys????
    Buy some new Depo lenses, I got some smoked ones a bunch of years ago and then put the Xpel film on them. They look 98% new after all these years and miles. Think I paid about $120 for both.
    Getting your old lenses off an 03 will not be an easy task, heat will be required to loosen the glue.

    Euro, was it you that I sent my old Hella lenses too? Did you put them on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimlev View Post
    Buy some new Depo lenses, I got some smoked ones a bunch of years ago and then put the Xpel film on them. They look 98% new after all these years and miles. Think I paid about $120 for both.
    Getting your old lenses off an 03 will not be an easy task, heat will be required to loosen the glue.

    Euro, was it you that I sent my old Hella lenses too? Did you put them on?
    WOW JIM THOSE LOOK AWESOME! luv the smoked affect as well! will have to look into this,, my other thought was to totally update the whole headlites,,,,,,,,,,
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    Here's a link I got some time ago from another member with a process for polishing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitdog40 View Post
    Here's a link I got some time ago from another member with a process for polishing
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    HITDOG excellent DIY !!!! this will be my last resort if toothpaste and windex don't work tonite :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimlev View Post
    Buy some new Depo lenses, I got some smoked ones a bunch of years ago and then put the Xpel film on them. They look 98% new after all these years and miles. Think I paid about $120 for both.
    Getting your old lenses off an 03 will not be an easy task, heat will be required to loosen the glue.

    Euro, was it you that I sent my old Hella lenses too? Did you put them on?
    did u upgrade to UMNITZA replacements on the angel bulb??
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    1995 E34 535IS SOLD
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    This thread is like a flash back to 2002
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    Quote Originally Posted by calemon View Post
    This thread is like a flash back to 2002
    welllllll my car is a 2003 :) so its doing some catch up
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