First forum post, haven't joined the BMW owners club yet but I am determined to in the very near future. Looking for a little help/advice from the forum to help get me there
I've been looking at a few e39 540i's and came across one that looks to be in pretty good shape, however the ad says: "...I will tell you what needs to be changed which is the reason in the first place for me to sell it. Traction control fuse needs to be changed and front camber also, that's what mechanic said today."
Somewhat suspicious because
1. why would you sell your car just because it needs a fuse and an alignment?
2. from my digging through forum posts, you can't even adjust front camber on the e39?
So I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas about what kind of worn out or damaged components could cause the front camber to be out of alignment, who's repair cost would be high enough to justify just selling the car instead of dealing with it. I would be having the car inspected by a mechanic before committing to buying regardless, but I would like to have at least a rough idea of some stuff to look out for when I go take it for a test drive.
I can post the link to the ad if it helps, just didn't want my first forum post to be linked to an ad, and end up being accused of posting just to promote a listing