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    Not a lot of room in there is there!! Not sure what Carfax is but Number corresponded to 540 Auto in OEM, Looks nice.

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    2002 e39 540i. Yeah, you've seen em before. Possibly going to buy this beast. Will be taking her to Bimmersport on Monday for a once over beforehand. Anything glaring you folks can spot? ...other than the fact it's an iA

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    Wow, looks very well kept. I'm curious, whats the "Batt +" for on what appears to be an oil filler cap? Is there a boosting lead there somewhere?

    EDIT: Never mind the Batt + question, wasn't looking close enough.

    Good luck with the purchase,

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    wow that looks nice and clean

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    the silver on the top stripes/lettering isn't even worn off in the center yet.
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    Sounds unanimous. The only thing is...

    1. fogging in passenger side fog
    2. zip tie holding fog wires
    3. airbag cover is off alignment for passenger
    4. tow hook cover is ajar on the front
    5. minor, minor misalignments on the grill... minor

    These things add up to something. I can't find anything saying the rad is replaced or anything. It's too cold for me to go under and check. The stop at Bimmersport on Monday (on a lift) will tell all.
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    you get a block number ?

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    Just buy it and immediately replace all the cooling parts., they'll need replaced anyways on the e39. Taa-daaaaaa beautiful car!!
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    It looks like a few white coolant spots around the neck of the radiator. Has there been recent work? The E39 540 is notorious for cooling problems, although if preventive maintenance is performed, it's not a problem. I would be checking to see if there has been work done and if it was done on a preventive basis or a repair. If it was a repair, what was the failure and did the engine suffer damage because of an overheat situation.

    Check the operation of the inside fan control. Speeds 1-4 should operate smoothly, listen for the fan speed to increase or decrease while on one position setting. There is a $50 final stage resistor that controls the fan speed.

    The air bag cover will always be out of line. The design isn't the greatest. You can unsnap it and straighten it out but the sun will work on it again.

    You might do a search on the Roadfly E39 forum for any concerns, they have a tight knit group that are very knowledgeable about the E39, most of them own 540's...

    Good luck with your decision.
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    welcome to the club, I can point you to the DIY guide for the PCV job, it's actually quite easy. www.bmwtips.com is a decent place to poke around.
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