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    BMW e39 540i Touring

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  1. Kalpesh

    Rear sill welding

    Hi, can you remember where you bought these from as I need the same and live in Bolton. thanks
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    V8 Valve Covers

    Hi Are the 540i pre-vanos valve covers the same as the vanos ones? Thanks Kalp
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    Brand New Camshaft Position Sensor problem

    I paid at the time £102 inc delivery
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    Brand New Camshaft Position Sensor problem

    I ended up purchasing from Cotswold fired up 1st time and got a 2 year warranty. The previous makes I bought were Meyle lasted 4/5 months and the other Fuel Parts which didn't work at all.
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    Brand New Camshaft Position Sensor problem

    Its not, I'll have to price up and get on from BMW many thanks
  6. Hello, I'm having problems with a new camshaft position sensor. Around six months or so ago I replaced it then until recently I started getting problems where the car would fire up then stall. This would happen about 5/6 times then eventually the engine runs. I took the car to my local BMW Indy and diagnosed the sensor is faulty, he told me he left it disconnected and to come back when I got a replacement. So I purchased a new sensor and read up how to install it and installed it myself. I turned the ignition on and the car would not start. It would just tick over. I turn off the ignition unclip the top connector of the CPS and turned on the ignition and the car starts. I put the clip back on and the engine stalls. Has anybody experienced this, or someone who can guide me on what to look at and rectify this problem Many thanks Kalp
  7. Hi, looking for someone to replace both oil pan gaskets on my e39 Thanks Kalp
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    Automatic Transmissions Preston - Thumbs up!

    I took my e39 to Automatic Transmissions Preston on Wednesday. I got an excellent efficient service from them at a very good price, they showed me the old oil which made me glad I went there. The customer service & staff is one of the best I've seen. i'm now looking to get both oil sump gaskets replaced with them thanks kalp
  9. I'm gonna be keeping these clocks I'm afraid
  10. I've had a set of push & pull hand controls fitted when I bought the car, the DSC issue came several months after those were fitted. I wouldn't have been aware of the ABS light (and the DSC) coming on, as I only recently tried the other cluster to compare against each other.
  11. Hi, the DSC light as I have to turn it off to drive anywhere, and the ABS light are illuminated whilst running kalp
  12. Hi, I need some serious direction here please as I don't know where to begin I'm going to try and keep this simple and I hope I'm not rambling on. Ok, so my mechanic tells me that my engine management light doesn't work, so I do some searching on the net which I'm led to believe that some models don't show it on ignition. I recently bought a donor car, took out that instrument cluster to do some testing, and compare what I saw on both of them. With both clusters on ignition I noted the following not illuminating up on my original cluster: - Parking Brake "( ! )" Warning Light - ABS Warning Light - Air Bag Warning Light - Traction Control Warning Light On the Instrument Cluster Test I've noted the following: - Engine management light comes on both clusters whilst on test - Parking brake "( ! )" warning light flashes red&amber on the donor cluster whilst on test So I kept the donor cluster in the car so I can see which warning light I get whilst driving around town. Now I do have a DSC issue as I have to turn it off as car goes into limp mode, and that highlights on the cluster. Here is what's confusing me, I have diagnostic software and from the readings I do have a faulty o2 sensor pre cat, Wouldn't this show the EML on the cluster? I also have the ABS warning light on the cluster too and diagnostic shows as wheel speed sensor. I really don't know where to begin tackling all of this so any help or guidance will be greatly appreciated, I got my piggy bank at the ready NB: the pictures of both clusters are at ignition, the original from my car is the one without the silver rings. Thanks Kalp
  13. Ive had most of the bushes done already, think I've only got to replace the ARB bushes, and because of its age the front shocks but I'm not sure (other than Sachs) which brand to get. I'll get it all checked again. drop links and ARB bushes have been done on the rear
  14. It will need the wheel alignment doing as the steering wheel is off centre and veers left when straightened up. I've just recently put 18" wheels on with new tyres and was kind of paranoid that because of the spacers it would knock the geometry out and would need new tyres before I knew it
  15. Hi, I have on my touring 15mm spacers on the rear on each side and it dawned on me regarding wheel alignment settings. I'd like to hear your opinions on whether to stick to the recommended settings or whether any members have tinkered around with them and made their tyres last longer and ultimately wear evenly My tyre sizes are 235/40/18 on the front & 265/35/18 on the rear Thanks Kalp