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Thread: My “new” 2003 530i Sport Silver thread Evolution

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    My “new” 2003 530i Sport Silver thread Evolution

    Joined to silver / black E39 club today , – purchased 2003 530i Sport with less than 75k miles on the clock

    2003 BMW 530i 75k miles
    One Owner
    Sports Package
    Cold Weather Package
    Automatic/Steptronic
    Black Leather
    Heated Seats/Headlight Washers
    Premium Sound DSP
    Garage Door Opener
    OEM Spoiler (Trunk/Roof)
    HID Headlights

    Cant pass this deal so we took a chance to replace my wife’s 2001 525i 105k miles with this car
    W/o 65 style wheels , i already have 2 OEM 18" sets so not a big deal for me
    Also my wheels cant be better than bimmerfimer wheels









    First impressions :
    Car was extremely well maintained and very clean , owner had a 3d party warranty till 80k miles with ton of receipts
    Oil / filter changed by dealer every 5-7k miles ( have all receipts )
    All major items like Brakes, T-T, SAP, CCV, hoses, VCG, DISA , Oil filter gasket, fluids, filters, belts, trust front bushing, sway bars , etc were replaced in last 2 years
    New to me DSP sound great after stock BMW stereo ( DSP AMPLIFIER-RADIO replaced 1 year ago )
    Sport suspension with my favorite steering rack & pinion is very smooth

    Next steps :
    I want to retrofit sunshade package , – looking for any good link
    Vanos seals

    Plans for Summer project :
    ESS Supercharger , looks like fantastic kit

    And yes my green 2001 525i 105k is for sale !
    Last edited by champaign777; 07-04-2013 at 12:28 PM.

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    Beautiful car. One of my favorites of all time ... which may explain why I have one too!

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    and this explain why i cant pass this deal
    Last edited by champaign777; 07-15-2012 at 10:55 PM.

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    Great purchase. Looks very clean.
    So you are going to supercharge this for your wife and leave yours stock? Does not compute.

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    thanks !
    I'll do a compression test and decide which one is better to SC
    I guess this one is a winner due to low miles ... then one good restaurant and we will do a swap
    Last edited by champaign777; 01-21-2012 at 06:54 PM.

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    Beautiful car!

    Still my favorite E39 but I may haz teh bias.

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    Geezer
    We both know that better than 2003 530i Sport Auto can be only 2003 530i Sport Manual

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    Same team. Different position.


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    Congrats my comrade! Pick up before they all dis-appear. Nice color combo.

    I bought a car too today but not a bimmer

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    haha
    winter time is a time to buy a dream cars

    This is exactly what i told to my wife , - before Best of Last Old School 5 Series all dis-appear !!
    Last edited by champaign777; 01-21-2012 at 07:41 PM.

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    Looks super clean.

    How long do you think the auto trans will last once supercharged?

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    They provide software for both engine and steptronic transmission
    I do not plan to go more than Stage 1 kit ( should i ?? )

    This is the plan ( There is no comparison between a 540i )

    2003 E39 M5

    Weight: 1,825kg
    Power: 400bhp
    Torque: 368ft lbs

    219 bhp per tonne
    202 ft lbs per tonne

    2003 E39 530i ESS S/C

    Weight: 1,585kg
    Power: 325bhp
    Torque: 300ft lbs

    205 bhp per tonne
    189 ft lbs per tonne
    Last edited by champaign777; 01-21-2012 at 07:53 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Sounds awesome!

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    the difference in power per tonne is only around 7% but the difference in 530i steering rack & pinion handling is much more
    now someone must destroy my dream
    Last edited by champaign777; 01-21-2012 at 08:00 PM.

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    I <3 you Igor.

    This car looks so very clean. I think the wheels might be replicas, but I love them too.

    Bottom line, this car looks and sounds sweet.

    PS: POST in my H&R thread on page 2 so I can reply with new photos!
    Last edited by bimmerfiver; 01-21-2012 at 08:08 PM.
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    thanks BF
    as i said "my wheels cant be better than bimmerfimer wheels" so i bought this car w/o 65 style wheels ( they are OEM from factory ) , the classic 18" 5 style are going in this summer
    Last edited by champaign777; 01-21-2012 at 08:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by champaign777 View Post
    thanks BF
    as i said "my wheels cant be better than bimmerfimer wheels" so i bought this car w/o 65 style wheels ( they are OEM BTW ) , 18" 5 style are going in
    I dig the black inner trim and those seats are awesome.

    PS: Go and post in my H&R thread so I can reply with new photos for all.
    "I'd smash that (Jennifer Connelly) like a failed coup in sub-Saharan Africa."
    ~Macktheknife in my epic Jennifer Connelly OT Thread

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    Nice find! Congrats.

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    heated sport seats and the black trim are nice bonuses, congrats!

    Why the supercharger on a 530 instead of a 540? Rack and pinion? Should be awesome Be sure to keep us updated, but I know you will.
    Last edited by aspensilver540; 01-22-2012 at 02:46 AM.

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    Don't you already have an e39?

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    looks good

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    Can I have your interior? Looks awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by champaign777 View Post
    Geezer
    We both know that better than 2003 530i Sport Auto can be only 2003 530i Sport Manual
    Nice purchase, the E39s are just classics. The black interiors are my favorite, I like them so much in fact both my cars have black interiors. When looking for my 2nd 530i it was non-negotiable (along with Xenons).

    My first add on is always to replace the old cell phone cradle armrest with the non-sliding Euro version, so much more comfortable and practical.
    2003 530iA Sport - Titangrau Metallic/Schwarz Montana
    Build Codes: ZSP/ZPP/ZCW. Born on date: 09/02, Dingolfing, Deutschland
    | NAV MKIV | PP | CWP | Xenons | Style 42s | Rear Shades | OEM ULF Bluetooth | Euro Armrest | Beisan Vanos Seals | OEM Aux Input |

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    Nice find, love the combination..
    How much you selling the other E39?
    ...Nice and Simple...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bimmerfiver View Post
    I dig the black inner trim and those seats are awesome.

    PS: Go and post in my H&R thread so I can reply with new photos for all.
    comrade !
    didn't even see that inner trim is a black haha ... so natural look ... thank you Sir

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesdc4 View Post
    Nice find! Congrats.
    thank you Sir

    Quote Originally Posted by aspensilver540 View Post
    heated sport seats and the black trim are nice bonuses, congrats!

    Why the supercharger on a 530 instead of a 540? Rack and pinion? Should be awesome Be sure to keep us updated, but I know you will.
    I believe that "common brain" is much better than only my brain , people talk , you think
    Don't want to discuss 540i problems but I really like I6 handling so a bit more power for the perfect car
    should satisfy my requirements

    Quote Originally Posted by carlova789 View Post
    Don't you already have an e39?

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    True love never end ...

    Quote Originally Posted by fullthrottle540 View Post
    looks good
    thank you Sir

    Quote Originally Posted by Rallim View Post
    Can I have your interior? Looks awesome
    This was one of reasons for replacement ( my old is beige )
    I am a fun of black interior as well

    Quote Originally Posted by jagerhund View Post
    Nice purchase, the E39s are just classics. The black interiors are my favorite, I like them so much in fact both my cars have black interiors. When looking for my 2nd 530i it was non-negotiable (along with Xenons).

    My first add on is always to replace the old cell phone cradle armrest with the non-sliding Euro version, so much more comfortable and practical.
    Right, Xenons and black interior are non-negotiable for me as well
    You can retrofit Xenon ( i did on 2001 525i , awesome mode ) but change interior is too much for me
    I know many people do Euro version but I like OEM look
    Will see later , first Shades mode

    Quote Originally Posted by edhure View Post
    Nice find, love the combination..
    How much you selling the other E39?
    Taking in consideration that my 2001 525i has around $8k investments in last 4 years I think something around $9k may be the right price
    I have some time till spring to sale it , no hurry
    Last edited by champaign777; 07-15-2012 at 11:00 PM.

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