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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. 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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  2. 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
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  3. 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
  4. 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
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    07-04-2017, 08:01 PM Go to last post
  5. 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
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  6. 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
  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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
    • Replies: 8
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    05-24-2017, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
    • Replies: 8
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    05-23-2017, 11:12 PM Go to last post
  11. 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
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  12. 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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  13. 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
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    05-10-2017, 11:51 PM Go to last post
  14. 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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  15. 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
  16. 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
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    12-27-2016, 10:47 AM Go to last post
  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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
  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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
  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    07-01-2016, 02:42 PM Go to last post
  27. 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
  28. 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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  29. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    04-06-2016, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  30. 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
    • Replies: 11
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    03-29-2016, 07:35 PM Go to last post
  31. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    02-26-2016, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  32. 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
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    02-20-2016, 04:46 PM Go to last post
  33. E39 540 - combination of start-up sounds, a few smells, and codes

    (FYI - I moved this post to the "Bi__mmerForums" board with updated info). Getting old is rough, even for the beloved 540i. I have kind of a...

    Started by maxwelltf‎, 02-09-2016 06:42 AM
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  34. M54 engine noise - lifters ?

    I bought a 01' 530i 5 speed which has a loud ticking noise coming from the engine. I've spent the last several week's navigating various forums....

    Started by davek4300‎, 12-16-2015 11:22 PM
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    02-08-2016, 11:53 AM Go to last post
  35. Replaced Transmission with Rebuilt. Now have P0741 code

    Greetings All! I have a 2002 530i. Last summer I replaced my transmission with a rebuilt transmission. Last week my service engine message came...

    Started by raygun17‎, 01-29-2016 10:43 AM
    p0741. transmission
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  36. Low voltage at fuel pump relay coil - engine will not start

    About a month ago my car started eating its timing chain guides (1999 540iA). I just got it back together and its running great. 30 miles later I...

    Started by theweebs‎, 06-15-2015 11:13 PM
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    12-14-2015, 09:23 AM Go to last post
  37. Dinan Throttle Body Vs Stock If anybody cares lol

    Just took some quick inner measurements before i installed it. Wonder if its worth the $1k hey want for one new. STOCK DINAN

    Started by horse325es‎, 10-04-2015 11:52 AM
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    12-05-2015, 06:43 AM Go to last post
  38. Cannot remove lens from Hella OEM Angel Eye headlights

    My headlight adjusters are broken, so I followed various DIYs to repair... I've tried the bake method at 200F for 10 minutes. I went out and...

    Started by maoli‎, 12-01-2015 08:56 PM
    adjuster, headlight, hella, lens
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    12-02-2015, 01:34 PM Go to last post
  39. 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 11:54 AM
    schmiedmann headers
    • Replies: 0
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    11-30-2015, 11:54 AM Go to last post
  40. Anyone Remember, or Use "Tire Treat" Tire Protection Product?

    I was going through some old boxes in storage, and found a few cans of what was known as "Tire Treat" (it was originally sold by the Harrington...

    Started by NJDave‎, 11-02-2015 04:09 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 722
    11-30-2015, 09:26 AM Go to last post

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