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High Lander

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    E39 540i Touring Auto

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  1. High Lander

    E39 Buying Guide

    "* V8s not worth the extra. 2.8iSE and newer 3.0iSE is as far as you need to go" LOL V8 is definitely, definitely worth the extra
  2. High Lander

    LSD conversion for E39 540iT6

    I don't have any expertise in this area, but I know Quaife build bomb proof LSD's
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    540i cuts out after hot start

    I had a dog of a 535i that used to do this - never did get to the bottom of it. It felt like a fuelling problem.
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    E39 1998 SLS Uneven air suspension

    Whether you believe the air shock is good or not, I'd change it anyway and see where that gets you. If it's not the shock it has to be the pipework to the compressor as Fred suggests
  5. High Lander

    Original phone.

    You can get credit card sized sims, with the wee Sim in the middle, and the micro Sim in the middle of that. Most Sims come that way, but you just snap it out without thinking about it! My phone is totally dead no matter what I do, checked fuses etc but can't get it to power up
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    Glass Sunroof

    Hello folks My glass sunroof is rogered, not shut properly and now won't move at all. Doesn't let water in fortunately, but makes a noise when I go over 80mph (on track days, obviously...). Looking to replace the whole cartridge because I can't be doing with the downtime required to take it apart, inspect, order parts, fit them, then put it all back together. Anyone got one please? Or know any tricks to do the job? Mostly when I try to remove internal trim on cars I end up breaking things Cheers, Aaron
  7. High Lander

    E39 540i Misfire Rough Running

    Result! Get a full S/S system in from someone who knows what they're doing and move on. Cats on these beasts break up and can block outflow significantly. E39 exhausts are built to last and it's likely that you're still running the original pipes she left the factory with. Custom built S/S normally about half the price of a full OEM system (around £2k), but that assumes that it's built to the right spec, as NWJW suggests tolerances appear to be quite fine. So there's a decision to made there. Glad you've found a solution.
  8. High Lander

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Ummm, no I didn't - that would have been half the price
  9. High Lander

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Took my wrong radiator back to ECP. Went to the stealer and ordered 4 radiator hoses and belts, car is nearly 20 years old and couldn't source the parts from anywhere else. Wee lassie didn't look like she'd looked under a bonnet in her life, but we got there in the end! Will swap in the new parts Sunday
  10. High Lander

    Who's the worlds coolest man?

    Chuck Yeager
  11. High Lander

    E39 540i Overheating

    My car has another thermoswitch in the rad - offside facing towards the driver. New rad doesn't have the port for it - balls. Anyone know what it's for?
  12. High Lander

    E39 540i Overheating

    Auxiliary fan will kick in if the needle goes past 12 o'clock - I think it's more for hot climates and towing, but judging from the nasty looking radiator I removed yesterday, it was helping to compensate for my dodgy cooling system! Recently I haven't heard it kick in (it's quite loud), even when the temp went to 1 o'clock so imagine the sender is bad.
  13. High Lander

    E39 540i Misfire Rough Running

    Timing related? Vacuum leak?
  14. High Lander

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    There's an awful lot of room in here... Water pump & stat replaced shortly after this picture - new rad, header tank & viscous coupling going in tomorrow
  15. High Lander

    E39 540i Misfire Rough Running

    Sounds like a total head melt. If the problem is following the injectors when you swap them around then that suggests it's related to the FI rather than ignition. I'm sure you've thought of this, but have your tried dousing everything electrical with shed loads of WD40 and see if it makes any difference at all (other than a big mess)?