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    2001 e39 530D sport touring, 1998 e39 Alpina b10v8 saloon

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    e39 saloon rear sub-frame bush tool rent

    i've bought the tool, will report back if its any good will be selling on ebay with a reduced price once the job is done
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    New Wheels fitted - Jury still out - opinions?

    i like them, but i generally have tastes that don't align with popular opinion so not surprised i'min the minority I'd like them more in 18", and more still with grey centres seams like all the visual pro's of bbs basket weaves without the covered wheels nuts (covered lugs, which i generally don't like, but weirdly forgive on my Alpina's original softlines) what wheels are they? linky?
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    e39 saloon rear sub-frame bush tool rent

    if not I'll be buying this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-5-Series-E39-Saloon-sedan-REAR-AXLE-SUBFRAME-BUSH-REMOVER-INSTALLER-TOOL/253306375840?hash=item3afa3c8ea0:g:6UkAAOSwjVVV4C2l:rk:1:pf:1&frcectupt=true only really intend on using once as I only have one e39 saloon an will be fitting powerflex bushes to replace And before i get the refinement lecture... I'm running on HSD mono coilovers with aluminium adjustable top mounts and complete powerflex black series front suspension bushes... i'm not going to notice any refinement loss from worn old subframe bushes to black series powerflex!
  4. Hi folks, Does anyone still rent these out?
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    e39 M5 steering box, pitman arm, idler, draglink, track rods

    actually just the steering box needed- spent some time on real oem - seams all the other bits will be compatible
  6. as title hunting for all required steering parts to retrofit to speed up my Alpina's steering
  7. apart from the exhaust and water pump is the e53 a direct bolt in then? i.e. are the kbus control cards the same?
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    E39 M5 steering box into 540i - DONE IT!

    I'm fairly sure there is no servotronic on my early 98 car was just going to use a pwm solinode driver for a single permanent setting around the M5 sport mode weight
  9. that sucks my 530d one is dead again at the moment is going on the todo list before things get cold again, I've got a t100 remote on mine it will be deeply frustrating to deice the windows shivering i the cold with that dangling on the keyring...
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    E39 M5 steering box into 540i - DONE IT!

    thread resurrection time... was going to post a new one but as this is googles top hit on the topic thought it made more sense to keep things in one place 3 questions 1/ is Retset's pdf available anywhere? 2/ are these really e39 M5 parts? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-BMW-E39-M5-Power-Hydro-Steering-Rack-Box-Tie-rod-center-Steering-Arm/283121246131?hash=item41eb575fb3:g:I90AAOSw5dNWpUST I'm struggling to find a ZF > BMW parts number cross reference... 3/ does anyone have the spec of the PWM control for the 2 weight options of the M5 steering ? voltage, current, frequency, pulse duration, pulse shape bit of a long shot that anyone has plugged an automotive oscilloscope into an M5 but you've got to ask...
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    E39 540i not starting .... HELP PLZ

    small world - i refitted the injectors to my b10v8 today after changing the o-rings and getting them cleaned at beck beck injection in Leamington Spa - all good now, air leaks fixed and a smooth happy engine to chip my 10 pence in - another thing to do would be to spray each and every connector with some contact cleaner, if you've been working out in the rain they could have got a touch damp inside while disconnected. mine's a pre vanos engine with a mechanical thermostat retrofit, but i can whatsapp you some photos etc if your still doubting where all the connectors go topside of the engine crossing fingers for you
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    e39 touring air suspension and brake pad fault

    start off carefully unplugging the sensor and giving it a good blast out with electrical contact cleaner - you might get lucky I briefly cured airsus faults with new wiring plugs / connectors and cleaning off corroded pins on the sensors i expect you're going to have to build up a new wiring plugs onto new loom repair sections and possibly fork out for a new sensor or two though I'd be inclined to replace the wires right up inside the cabin and thus mitigate any water ingress possibility into the loom, it's not much effort to strip out all the boot floor panels to get access to do the joins of repair looms to original in a nice dry clean inside cabin place and also to seal up the wiring plug - sensor connection on reassembly
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    auto box :(

    alas probably not you need to call a decent auto gearbox specialist for advise when the auto box in my 530D went south I rang pretty much everyone I could find on google and settled on getting him shipped the short 70 miles or so up to Roy and gang at planet gears Peterborough. https://www.planetgearsuk.com/
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    what wheels are they? i like! serviced the b10v8, serviced the CLK, switch back to the b10v8 to try and fail to fix an inlet manifold airleak via this method https://www.meeknet.co.uk/e31/BMW_E31_840ci_Inlet_Manifold_Leak_Fix.htm will have to keep digging...
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    e39 - ebay special radio replacement

    I've got a android one. about 2.5 years old now so not going to be available anymore forewarning though they are pretty useless out of the box, both I've had could not even run the tomtom app in stock form... but... if you're hella nerdy like myself after flashing a custom rom from XDA forum developer malaysk, they become amazing bits of kit. and... hardware quality wise it might also be a bit of a gamble! i'm on my second unit in 4years and this one i had to take apart and rebuild to seat all the ribbon cables properly to fix a screen problem...