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  1. Hi It's sadly time to sell my 2002 540i sport touring in azure blue. The car runs and drives very well for the age and miliage and has been a joy to own. I have spent a small fortune over the two years I've owned it in maintenance a lot of major work has been carried out over the last 5000 miles including an entirely new coolant system, new cam chains and guides, new alternator and battery. New rear suspension airbags and carrier bushes, gear box service and upgraded bm54 amp. Mechanically the car should be good for a long time to come. Bodywork wise the panels are all straight, no dents or scratches, the front bumper is a genuine BMW e39 sport bumper and was replaced last year, it has fog lights fitted but no surrounds. There is however some rust around the front arches and the skirts at the rear wheels. Having this sorted was next on my list but unfortunately the I've run out of time and funds to get it sorted. Interior is in very good condition for its age and mileage. Black electric leather sport seats with driver side memory settings. Electric steering adjustment, widescreen mk4 nav with 2016 maps and speed cameras, 6 disc cd changer, parking sensors front and rear, cruise control. Automatic headlights and windscreen wipers. And dual zone aircon. The aircon Is currently not working due to a split in one of the pipes, easily repaired. There are also the standard dead pixels on the dash but they never bothered me enough to have fixed I would be looking around £3000, I'm not overly sure what the car is worth as there aren't many around so would obviously be open to any suggestions and offers. I think I've covered most of the details and have tried to be as honest as possible, any questions just ask on here or call me on 07535807721 car is located in Banbury Oxfordshire. Many thanks, Dan.
  2. After quite some time looking and dreaming , I'm finally in the market for E39 M5! Ideally, it needs to be a facelift version, and I'm not really a fan of silver, but other than that I'm willing to consider pretty much any spec. Thanks, John
  3. Hi there I need some advice. Is there anyway that i can connect my iPod or MP3 player to my Bmw e39 525i....? What i would like ideally is to be able to connect my Ipod / MP3 player to the audio system from the rear of the car, where the CD interchanger sits. Can those leads be used - with adaptors etc to connect external audio devices ? Thank you
  4. Here are my two E39's (kinda). Finally got some decent pictures taken and it would be nice to share with others on here some images and ownership details given the amount of pleasure I have had over the last few months looking at the threads of fellow members. The B10 was my first V8 purchase after hankering after an M5 since I was a nipper. Unfortunately I didn't have sufficient funds at the time to go solo so I had to go halves with my old man. Problem is he wanted an auto which put the stoppers on the M5 dream, although a B10 is no bad substitute! I found this example on PH with 121k miles which checked out well and had been well known on the Alpina Register pretty much all its life. It had been undersealed from new and had a rebuilt gearbox and numerous other new bits recently replaced. Since then its had a fortune spent on it to make sure its as tight as a drum including a total front suspension rebuild, all new cooling system, full brake system replacement, all arches, front sills, boot seam repainted and waxoiled along with the whole front end to get rid of stone chips along with loads of other bits. As a result she looks and drives fantastically well, as you would expect. Here are a few pics from the other day after a journey to and from York (hence she is a touch dirty). If the car looks familiar to regular visitors to PH its because the previous owner featured it on PH Carpool a few years back. Here is the link if anyone is interested. http://www.pistonheads.com/regulars/ph-carpool/carpool-alpina-b10-e39/25645 You will note that I removed the stripes! A tad controversial perhaps but I thought they dated the car and weren't factory Alpina decals. Late last year I sold my share to my old man (although I still look after it and get to drive it regularly...Bonus!) purely because my hankering after an E39 M5 never went away, in fact sampling the B10 just made me want one even more. Given prices were noticeably on the rise I decided to act fast before I was priced out of the market, so the hunt was on. I viewed a few 'minters' which turned out to be total sheds before spotting an LMB facelift in Glasgow with 107k on the clock. Initially I really wanted a Silverstone Blue car but I couldn't find a nice one so decided to get myself to Scotland. It turned out to be a lovely example and I was cruising down the M6 the same day. Its a great spec with extended leather doorcards & lower dash, sunroof, alcantara headlining and titanline trim. Here are a few pics Sitting next to the daily & track slag Clio 182 Added a Royal Steering Wheel (brilliant addition, same as on the B10), a ZHP gearknob and E90 sat nav buttons. Needless to say I absolutely love it, it has surpassed my (high) expectations and is getting under my skin in a way that only one other car has done (my 2010 Focus RS). I often get asked how the B10 and the M5 compare, well, they drive very differently despite the similarities to the uninitiated. The B10 rides amazing well and the auto box is great around town yet provides a surprisingly sporty nature when using the paddles and it handles really well indeed. The M5 on the other hand feels a lot stiffer, has quicker steering and is far more physical to drive (which I prefer) and generally feels far sportier. In terms of outright performance they are quite closely matched, with the quick shifting box of the B10 keeping it on the boil easily, although the M5 has the edge. Both are epic machines though and I would totally understand someone owning both at the same time as they deliver very different experiences. More pictures and updates to come.
  5. Hi there I need some advice. Is there anyway that i can connect my iPod or MP3 player to my Bmw e39 525i....? What i would like ideally is to be able to connect my Ipod / MP3 player to the audio system from the rear of the car, where the CD interchanger sits. Can those leads be used - with adaptors etc to connect external audio devices ? Thank you
  6. Welcome to my Topic of my 525i. I have just purchased the vehicle only 3 days ago. The car has covered over 130000 Scottish weathered miles but the previous owner piled over £2000 in the 2 years he owned it. He has all the receipts over the time he has had it (a folder full). Although at the at the moment has seen better days. The work has been done by the previous owner: Luk clutch kit Valve cover gasket Both front track rod ends Waterpump Both rear anti-roll bar drop links Thermostat All suspension arms on front Brand new key Air mass sensor Drive belt Air con belt Starter motor JOM Coilovers Both front top strut mounts Both rear control arms Both rear subframe bushes (pollybush) As you can see a lot of work and money has already went into the car. I had the car on the ramp today and can confirm that I still need to: Rectify vibration at speed (had a look at the wheels on the vehicle and can confirm all the wheels are buckled and the tyres are flat spotted.) Requires all wheels to be repaired and new tyres installed. Blow from the exhaust header downpipes to the centre section. Radio/Nav fault, No sound intermittently Sort out the body work as the bonnet has been badly repaired and the paint has cracked and various parts of rust on the vehicle. Oil leak from sump I am very chuffed with the car! I only have the one picture of it as yet as it still needs a good clean. I will try and post as much as I can as i will be doing all the mechanical work myself. I will be posting bits and bobs here and there also so if anyone needs any help i would be happy to!
  7. I hope I am not duplicating this question that I did not find in the forum, or somehow might have missed to find. Question seems simple, but looks like the answer is complicated and hard to get. Maybe someone here could help (yes, I've already asked Jimmy from Cable Shack): What is the correct Code Reader to use on a 525TDS E39 09/97? I've seen some devices on eBay but I was advised to be careful because this 525TDS may use ADS. The 20pin "pacman" socket is under the hood (no OBD inside), and pin 15 is 12V, so I guess it needs ADS interface. Can someone please help about this and advise about what is the correct cables and devices to use on a USB port of a PC? Thanks.
  8. Hi guys I have a fault on my car suggesting I need a cam position sensor. I've found some here: http://m.mister-auto.co.uk/en/sensor-camshaft-position/bmw-5-e39-520-i-170hp_v15266_g3946.html But it looks like there's 2 types which do I need. Screenshot of fault code attached
  9. E61 530d. I used to change my engine oil with a suction pump on my e34 and e39 and it used to pull all the oil out. However I just tried on my E61 and only got 5 or 6 litres. Is the sump a funny shape that the dipstick tube is not above the lowest point? I guess I'll have to drain it the old fashioned way. Any thoughts?
  10. E61 530d. I used to change my engine oil with a suction pump on my e34 and e39 and it used to pull all the oil out. However I just tried on my E61 and only got 5 or 6 litres. Is the sump a funny shape that the dipstick tube is not above the lowest point? I guess I'll have to drain it the old fashioned way. Any thoughts?
  11. Hi, I bought myself 2004 E61 to replace my 2001 e39 that I didn't bother doing the swirl flaps on. It bit me. Anyway my android phone, Xperia Z5 pairs and transfers numbers but I'm lucky to get one call before the sound reverts back to the phone with nothing through the speakers. Is this fixable? Or is the bt unit just too old. I guess this is a common problem. Any solution? Cheers.
  12. Hi...not long had my 525i se auto in glacier green...really like the car but one thing I don't understand is the nearside electric door mirror keeps on moving to as low a position it will go once I turn the ignition off on my car(I get a nice view of the road)! No matter how I set it...each time I start up or turn off the ignition the mirror heads down!!lol#
  13. I recently got some Philips D2S X-tremeVision HID bulbs for the low beams on my facelift E39. These are 4800K and 150% brighter than normal HID bulbs apparently. They are very bright and are definitely whiter than the 16 year old original OEM bulbs I removed, but they are still a little on the yellow side when compared with the white LED angel eyes I now have installed. I am wondering whether I can expect the D2S XV bulbs to get significantly whiter as they burn in. Also wondering whether anyone has the D2S WhiteVision HID bulbs, which are 5000K. These WV bulbs might be an alternative, but wonder whether they look any different to the XV. I'm really wanting a closer colour match to the angel eyes without losing too much light output performance. Thanks in advance.
  14. For sale is a whole set of a factory sport suspension for 6 cylinder saloon e39 5 series. Front ones might also fit touring models, but please do your own checks beforehand. Set consist of: 2 front shock absorbers - 31 31 1 096 857 - genuine Sachs Advantage / BMW Sport shocks 2 rear shock absorbers - 33 52 1 091 922 - genuine Sachs Advantage / BMW Sport shocks 2 front springs - genuine BMW Sport / M Technic spring - part number unknow. 2 rear spring - genuine BMW Sport / M Technic spring - part number unknow. All four shocks are in good useable condition without any leaks. Front springs are good condition with just some surface rust and some paint peelng off. Rear springs have snapped on the smallest coil - on both sides (yours if you want them) Also included are 2 front bump stops (one is split) and front spring pads. Removed from a 2001 e39 525i fitted with optional S704 M Sports suspension. A nice upgrade to any standard SE suspension giving you also a 15mm drop in ride height. Price is £100 for the whole set or I might split it in pairs: Front shocks - £40 Rear shocks - £40 Front springs - £40 Rear springs will come free if you want them, or I will bin them. All prices include P&P (except for rear springs) Collection in person from New Milton in Hampshire also available at a discounted price. Please contact me with your requirements and also check my other items, as I'm having a garage clear out.
  15. For sale are four used Barum Bravuris 2 tyres in size 235/45 R17 These were fitted to my BMW e39 525i. Good used condition, with no previous puncture repairs, no damage and they hold pressure. DOT 0811 - all manufactured in February 2011. Sidewalls slightly perished due to age. Two front ones have 3mm to 2.5mm tread left and are slightly worn on inside edges. Two rear ones have 5mm to 3.5mm tread left and are slightly worn on outside edges. Price is £15 per tyre or £50 for all four of them. Collection in person from New Milton Hampshire or I can arrange a courier at an extra cost - about £8 per tyre / £25 per set. Please check my other items for sale as I'm having a garage clear out.
  16. I'm thinking about swapping my back bumper as it has a crack in it. Does anyone know if the standard 'Sport' bumper will fit the M5? It looks like the lower middle bit can be swapped out for the M5 version to accommodate the exhausts???
  17. Just come to change my wipers and noticed that my wipers (only bought last week) for some reason don't have the usual lock and slip off fitment I'm use to on e39's... This seems to have like a clip fitting that you push and slide out? It's this normal...? Anyone know why mine seem to be special? Can I revert to the usual style somehow? Can't find any branded wipers, search on eBay shows some unbranded ones but not sure on quality - don't want to change every few months.
  18. A few of the crapboxes I encountered before finally finding a decent E39 last week, hope you enjoy..... https://thecarsreport.com/buying-a-used-bmw-e39-how-hard-can-it-be
  19. Guys, your opinions please? Link This is not my advert, but a car that i'm looking at, and as it's my first ///M car, i'd like some advice please. This seems like a decent enough car, although a few more miles than i'm comfortable with. Thanks
  20. Alloys refurbished and cree leds installed.
  21. Hi Just bought an e39 off here, wondering if anyone can help. The android headunit that came with it has a currupted SD card, so the SAT NAV doesn't work, searched high and low but can seem to find a map to download or install. So was wondering if anyone knows or has any asvice on this. I've attached pictures for reference, many thanks guys
  22. I have a e39 530i (76000 miles on the clock) with a slight issue. It starts perfectly every time from cold. However after it heats up and I turn it off to go into the shops come back and 'sometimes' it takes a fair few cranks (5-10 seconds) before it starts. Also very rarely it stalls at low speeds, starts up fine though. NO WARNING LIGHTS. I've done A LOT of forum searching and I think it may be a faulty camshaft position sensor and wanted to see if anyone has had a similar issue before I buy an OEM sensor?
  23. Hi there Can anyone help me please. I have a bmw e39 525i manual. The issue that i have is that the car starts fine and drives ok. BUT, sometimes i have flat spots on the acceleration. I loose power sometimes when i try to accelerate. I have heard some popping from the front, mainly in the air filter but not every time. Can anyone tell me what i need to be looking for to fix this issue ? Fuel economy is ok and the car isnt smoking etc or loosing oil, water etc... Thank you
  24. Hi all, As above one of my front PDC sensors has failed. My car is a Nov 2001 build, so looking for a later style front PDC sensor in titanium silver for my E39. Does anyone have/know of one available? Irritatingly all the ebay breakers in Titanium silver are either sports (so black sensors!), not equipped with PDC, or have the earlier sensors! The image attached shows the style of PDC sensor I'm after (i.e. circle within a circle) Thanks guys!
  25. Hi all, many of you may hate the topic, but it's a necessary evil for the safety of the cars and everyone/everything else using our roads. My question being, the awesome people that drive the M5s, what do you pay? Age, Location, 12m Insurance cost. I'm getting ever closer to the idea of selling the touring and getting one, the only thing putting me off, (other than the cost of a decent one being a couple thousand over my budget) is the cost of insurance. I already have an E30 thats got a Turbo conversion and insured for the last three years for up to 400bhp so i'm hoping that comes into consideration when they work out the costs. Thanks Deepan