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Forum: BMW 5 Series Forum (E39)

Discussion forum for the BMW 5 Series Sedan. Including the BMW 528i, 530i, 535i, 540i, etc.
Model years: 1996 - 2003
Chassis code: E39

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: E39 Lounge

    I'm sure there's a better way for us to get a direct link to the E39 lounge at the top of this board, but until we figure out how to do it, here's a...

    Started by alan‎, 03-17-2011 10:44 PM
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  1. OFFER - RARE 2 NEW BMW Sheepskin Vest Seat Covers Tan 82110147524 (E39 97-03)

    I WOULD HAVE POSTED THIS ON THE "PARTS" LISTINGS - BUT THAT SECTION IS NOT TAKING ANY NEW POSTINGS I've got a set (2) BRAND NEW Genuine BMW...

    Started by NJDave‎, 12-07-2017 04:49 PM
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    12-12-2017, 03:32 PM Go to last post
  2. Who Makes Original BMW E39 Fuel Filter (Manufacturer) ?

    I am about to replace the original BMW fuel filter, on my '97 528i (with only 60,000 miles on it - no winters - first fuel filter replacing) …. and...

    Started by NJDave‎, 05-23-2017 10:52 PM
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  3. 2000 528i buzzing noise from console coin box

    Recently the coin box on the console (the little box with the sliding door) started making an annoying buzzing sound. The sliding door had...

    Started by rpullman‎, 12-06-2017 11:17 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-07-2017, 09:20 AM Go to last post
  4. Hello old timers!

    Just stopping by to say hello to my E39 friends! I sold my '03 last year and bought a 2016 428i Gran Coupe (F36) with the M package. It's a nice...

    Started by Viv‎, 06-20-2017 10:16 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-02-2017, 02:36 AM Go to last post
  5. LTB: Driver's Door in Sapphire Black

    ***FOUND*** Hit and run ruined my driver's side door shell. Anyone out there have one in good shape to sell? Thanks.

    Started by gregwohl‎, 11-15-2017 04:51 PM
    e39 driver's door, sapphire black
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  6. cold idle 'dip' in RPM

    Folks, Car is 00 528i, M52TU motor. Year ago I replaced the VANOS with Dr. Vanos refurbished unit, that solved my idle 'dip/surging' issues. Fast...

    Started by wgosma‎, 11-16-2017 11:24 AM
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  7. What are good compression numbers for the M62?

    What are good compression numbers for the M62 ('97 540i engine)?

    Started by Joey Link‎, 05-09-2006 04:50 AM
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    11-01-2017, 09:14 PM Go to last post
  8. ABS Not Working

    Hi Guys, 2001 525iBrake, ABS and ABS Symbol lit. Speedometer, Odometer and on-board Computer work. ABS module replaced 9-months ago. Could it be a...

    Started by Harold528i‎, 08-19-2017 11:58 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-05-2017, 04:42 PM Go to last post
  9. Changing injector O-rings - what to look for?

    Hello. My car is a 530 MY 03/2003. In November/December I experienced a no-start isuue after I started the car and moved it a few yards. It was a...

    Started by doru‎, 03-22-2011 02:54 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    09-28-2017, 02:24 PM Go to last post
  10. Power steering pump stripped nut

    And the advice on how to get the stripped nut off in the photo? I hammered on a socket and tried offset wrench not grabbing not much room in this...

    Started by Franktea‎, 07-03-2017 04:29 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-05-2017, 09:54 AM Go to last post
  11. e34 535i timing chain and tensioner

    Does anyone know every how many miles is<br>recommended to replace the timing chain<br>and tensioner on E34 535i (1989)?<br>Thank you.

    Started by Eduardo‎, 12-10-1998 02:36 AM
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  12. Doing Water Pump Replace - Anyone Use the Stewart Pump?

    Im in the middle of doing a semi-cooling system rebuild (on '97 528i with only 60,000 miles on it) . and have just ordered a new Stewart Hi...

    Started by NJDave‎, 05-23-2017 11:07 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-19-2017, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  13. Dinan 540 with extras Partout

    Hey guys I've owned 6 e39's since I've joined this site and I think it's finally time to move on. I've decided to part out my 99' Dinan Stage 5...

    Started by sc540‎, 09-18-2015 12:21 AM
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  14. Timing chain guide rails torque spec

    Can someone tell me the torque spec for these guide rails see attached to pic different size bolts on each. Also should I be using Loctite on...

    Started by Franktea‎, 08-10-2017 01:52 PM
    • Replies: 2
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  15. Problems with rain sensor after windshield replacement

    Had my winshield replaced a while back and the rain sensing wipers havent worked sin. Had the guy who replaced it (aftermarket - he didn't replace...

    Started by sktn77a‎, 08-13-2011 06:18 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    07-26-2017, 08:16 AM Go to last post
  16. Electronic gremlins: Hazard flashes, doors unlock & dome light on

    Posted in different forums, but no dice yet. Car e39 2003, 530. I have this weird electronic gremlins, and I'm not sure what the problem is....

    Started by doru‎, 01-29-2013 02:42 PM
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    06-10-2017, 07:27 AM Go to last post
  17. limiter removed, top speed of 530i?

    So, anyone know the top speed of the 530i with the speed limiter removed? I would assume it's pretty close to 150, but has anyone bypassed the...

    Started by JohnG‎, 01-23-2002 09:38 AM
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  18. Disable parking lights when ignition is off

    Can wiring be modified on 1997 540 so that parking lights shut off when ignition is turned off?

    Started by twanita‎, 05-29-2017 02:32 PM
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  19. Aux input to cassette deck sounds terrible with line-level outputs

    Howdy folks. I have a 1998 528i with base stereo. I performed the $5 ipod jack & added a 3.5mm jack by soldering the other end directly to the...

    Started by jonsonneborn‎, 01-31-2012 03:36 PM
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    05-24-2017, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  20. fuel cutoff switch location - reset button?

    Does my 528i (1998) have a fuel cutoff switch, and maybe a reset button with it? My 528i overheated and lost some oil in the middle of the desert...

    Started by Big John‎, 05-31-2006 01:02 AM
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  21. 1999 528I e39 front passenger door will not open from inside or outside

    1999 528I e39 front passenger door will not open from inside or outside My front passenger side door would not open from either the inside hande...

    Started by tasbmw‎, 11-11-2016 04:19 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-10-2017, 11:51 PM Go to last post
  22. 540i with intractable steering and alignment problem

    2001 BMW 540i/6 with 153,000km Suspension clunks indicated worn ball joints. The steering wheel was turned maybe 5 degrees left with the car...

    Started by Unregistered‎, 04-13-2017 10:15 AM
    • Replies: 4
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  23. Could This Be Part of the Rubber Control Bushing (Any Cause For Concern?)

    Before putting the '97 528i away for the winter, I found a small piece of rubber under one of the front wheels. In looking it over, it looks like it...

    Started by NJDave‎, 12-29-2016 12:49 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-12-2017, 10:58 AM Go to last post
  24. BMW Roundel logo floor mats

    Does anyone know where to buy floor mats with the bmw roundel logo on them?

    Started by mdec‎, 03-10-2000 03:54 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-27-2016, 10:47 AM Go to last post
  25. 540i E39 ignition

    540i E39 ignition wouldn't turn off nor did engine with key out, pulled fuel fuse and now car won't start, tumbler spins locks and key backward, half...

    Started by Unregistered‎, 12-26-2016 10:14 PM
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  26. BMW e39 540i - what car to get next?

    So i have owned this car for 16 years. 244k now and its just time for me to get a new or newer car. Looking to get something in the spring faster...

    Started by Franktea‎, 12-09-2016 02:32 PM
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  27. Can't find the CD changer cables in trunk!! Help!!

    Hi Folks. I cannot find anywhere in the trunk of my 2001 530i sport/premium, premium sound, etc. the plugs that are supposed to be there to connect...

    Started by PANCHO-M3‎, 03-22-2006 08:49 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    12-02-2016, 03:36 AM Go to last post
  28. PSP (power steering pump) LUK LF-30 DIY Repair Kit

    Fellow Forum Members, I have been active in the e23,e24,e28,e31,e32 Forums. I have a hydraulic Brake Booster Servo DIY Repair kit that I have...

    Started by master6‎, 11-08-2016 01:32 PM
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  29. Oil leaking maybe out of Transmission Breather on top of Auto Transmission 2000 528i

    Just received a 2000 528i use to be my sons. Has 116k and transmission was serviced at 113k. About 6 months ago my son was backing the car out of the...

    Started by riverjamie2‎, 04-17-2013 09:07 PM
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    11-04-2016, 11:25 PM Go to last post
  30. E39 530i Engine misfire during cold starts and when engine at idle RPM for along time

    Hi, I have a 2002 BMW E39 530i with a M54 engine. I have an engine misfire issue during cold starts and becomes normal(no more misfire) when engine...

    Started by 11724‎, 09-14-2016 07:26 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-25-2016, 12:10 AM Go to last post
  31. Project #23: ZF 5HP18 Transmission Valve Body Overhaul DIY Part 1

    Some helpful info before we get going on this DIY: ERIKSSON INDUSTRIES Authorized ZF Distributor North America 1-800-388-4418...

    Started by eurodavid‎, 04-21-2011 05:24 PM
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  32. E39 relegated to history

    Been driving a F10 M5 for a while now and when getting back into the E39 528i it feels like I'm driving a brick. After all the initial awkwardness...

    Started by AussieBob‎, 09-11-2016 07:44 PM
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  33. Is this ENGINE an M62TU?

    Listed on E-bay I saw this guy. Will this bolt up to my 99 540? Clicky hereScott in Charlotte, NC 99 540i Alpine/Grey 142k 99 528iTA...

    Started by swilson8224‎, 01-20-2006 10:42 AM
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  34. Asking for help on vin#

    Can anyone run a vin on carfax for me? If so, thank you. WBADN63412GN86994 Mark

    Started by Unregistered‎, 05-22-2016 04:14 PM
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  35. Stewart Water Pump?

    Hi guys (or should I say Hi Jim ... lol). Is anyone else still on here? Just curious if the Stewart water pumps are worth the trouble/money still? ...

    Started by rmedure‎, 05-01-2016 01:34 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-16-2016, 06:46 PM Go to last post
  36. HID backup light mod-gotta do something in winter(

    OK, so I might take some heat for this one but with 25% tinted windows it's hard to see when backing up at night. I have to give Randall (Spray 540)...

    Started by jimlev‎, 02-01-2011 11:22 AM
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  37. Problem Solved Timing Reference High Resolution

    I wanted to spend just a moment telling you I finally licked this problem which had me baffled for 2-3 weeks. Thanks for all the great advice, but...

    Started by bwseidner‎, 06-14-2008 04:11 PM
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    04-06-2016, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  38. Symptoms present w/ torn air intake boot

    Ok, a few months ago, I posted this pic of a really hard to find torn slit in my 528i's intake boot (the boot between the MAF and the...

    Started by Eurodavid‎, 11-30-2009 12:53 PM
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    03-29-2016, 07:35 PM Go to last post
  39. It's time to move on!

    Haven't been logged on in a long time. This forum use to be pretty active! I think it all changed when RF switched programs, or whatever it did. ...

    Started by Viv‎, 02-17-2016 08:56 PM
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    02-26-2016, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  40. Anyone interested in 540/M5 headers?

    I tried to edit the post below to add header info, couldn't get it to open. I've been talking to Schmiedmann about a group buy for headers. Here...

    Started by jimlev‎, 11-30-2015 11:56 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    02-20-2016, 04:46 PM Go to last post

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