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About mumbojumbo

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    Satoshi Nakamoto
  • Birthday 09/25/1985

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    South West London
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    Alchohol Researcher

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    E39 540i Sport, E34 M5, Mk1 MX5 Trackcar, E34 535i sport project

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  1. mumbojumbo

    E39 540 issue

    Mate, now that you've said that, my multi connector clips on the throttle are broken (dont ask how), will pop the bonnet later and check the connections...
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    E39 540 issue

    So after a little research, It's not really clear what throttle actuator actually means, has anyone had this code before?
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    E39 540 issue

    Aha thanks for this, yes i think i've been looking at the wrong DME
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    E39 540 issue

    Hi Guys, 2002 BMW 540. Got a Engine Failsafe message on the dash on Sunday, followed by cutting out on Idle. Car runs fine other than that and no misfire to speak of. Ran the codes on INPA and comes up with code 130 DK Position monitoring, which i deducted to be the pre cat lambda sensor. my question is: is that the correct corresponding part for that code? BMW want £170 per sensor, so want to be 100% sure... Thx Clem
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    2001 e39 m5 (facelift) £10k

    Where are you based?
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    The BMW5 random picture thread

    They look great!
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    Finding An M5

    Agreed around London its totally pointless. I live in SW London and the OBD on my 540 is showing average speed of 16mpg :(. Having said that there are a few decent roads in Surrey that are a pleasure for an early morning blatt
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    Finding An M5

    Taking cost out of the equation, the S38 is much more fun than the M30 by a considerable margin. An M30 is pretty dull and under powered compared to the V8's and S engine...
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    Finding An M5

    It took about a year before the right one came up for me
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    Finding An M5

    Check everything you normally would with any E34, then look for recent (big) bills for the SLS if its fitted, valve adjustments every 20-30k on the 3.6, battery drains, failing blower motors, the air con is unlikely to work, and then take it for a test drive. At this age i'd be looking for evidence of bills for rust treatment, MAF, Suspension, Bushes, Cooling system, regular valve adjustments, a clutch and use of the correct oil in services. They are fantastic cars Edit I just read that you want one that won't have to be touched for a couple of years... I'd say even a good condition one, that is quite unlikely. Also i wouldn't worry about a sub 100k example, find one that's been well cared for, with comprehensive history.
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    E39 540i Sport - Delivery at Last!

    Car looks fantastic! Congrats
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    Barrington Meet

    A friends just moved to a village near Cambridge and he noticed the local pub has a monthly classic car meet on the first Friday eve of every month. http://www.royaloakbarrington.co.uk/events.html He saw several E39 M5's last month so i might drop in on the 4th, Weather permitting, as i'll be coming over to visit him and help him out with home renovations. Incase anyone is local...
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    V8 Tapping Noise

    Out of interest, if you leave the key primed for 10-15 seconds before firing up the car, does that improve things at all?
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    E34 amber front indicators

    I'm pretty sure i've got a pair of these in the loft. £15 posted, let me confirm condition...
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    E39 boot lid

    cheers guys, tempted to get a Japanese one with the shorter number plate recess after some googling
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