Much thanks everyone for the warm return :o)
Believe me, I truely want to keep the 7... it's hard when I have no place to work on it @ the moment (live in an apt), and hardly any time since it's getting into the cold season. I'm still toying with the ideas of both selling and keeping it. Most of the work she needs is simple enough to do - the one that gets me is the fuel smell. If it is the expansion tank itself or one of the valves then it'll be pretty costly to replace. If it's just hoses that's no big deal... either way, still, a place to do the work is my largest problem.
If I do keep it, I'll have to get new rims. I like the look of those M3s on the 5 much more than on the 7. Lol.