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  1. Hi I am new to the forum

    I have just joined the forum. I have a BMW E39 523i. The car has only covered 56K miles and is in very good condition. I bought the car from Old Colonial Cars a while ago. It has had one mod done by me where I fitted Recaro Egromed seats from and Audi as I found the original standard mechanically adjusted seats seriously uncomfortable. I love my car now. It is an automatic and I am now having a few issues with her. I will cover that else where on the forum
  2. Morning BMW5, Yesterday as I was leaving work I felt a crunch from some ice on my wheels, then my ABS and Traction Control warning lights both flashed up and my speedo, MPG and mileage counter have all also stopped working - my best guess from a quick skim on the forums is that the wheel speed sensor has gone - although the fuel gauge is also being temperamental. I rang a local independent garage, who I trust, who said it's likely the wire has come loose or the sensor has broken which is a big job to get it out and replaced (something about drilling the sensor out?). He suggested to check the cable and leave it as it may clear itself, otherwise he wont be able to see the car for a week or so. However, I had a look last night and the wire to the sensor is still secured in place as far as I can tell. Without a full diagnostic I cant be sure if the sensor does need replacing, does anyone have any suggestions as to ruling out any other causes before sending the car to have the "big job" done? E39 520i Touring SE.
  3. Hi, I’m selling a set of genuine m5 style 65 wheels. Wider rears and refurbished in shadow chrome . There are are a few slight marks on the tears but nothing overly noticeable. Wheels are in very good condition overall and look stunning. £750 collection from Banbury Oxfordshire, or delivery could be arranged. Just a small note, due to the wheels being refurbished unfortunately the part numbers on the inside are now unreadable, but these are still very much the same wheels I purchased a year ago and the part numbers are as follows. Part No: 2228950, 2228960. Thanks.
  4. Hi, I'm Ben from Birmingham, I bought an M5 in March this year, it's been running OK but I've had a fault that's got progressively worse during owning it and I'm very worried it's going to break, as it keeps hitting engine fail safe mode. it's got a very bad hesitation under about 25% throttle, full throttle it's fine but it's so annoying and a bit hard to drive without looking like a proper noob (I'm a technician, I can drive!) I read the fault codes first, got.. cylinder 5 injector open circuit throttle pedal potentiometer circuit A. 02 sensor bank 1 sensor 1 I re- connected the 5th injector as the loom had come unclipped, much better running, fault still there. I changed 2x TPS, 2xAFM, 4x Cam Sensors, Fuel Filter, Fuel Pump, 2x Air Filters, 8x Plugs, and re soldered new wires to the DME for the TPS sensors. Reset all adaptations, drove the car for over 100 miles now with exactly the same persistent problem, only when at 25-30% throttle . Getting very annoying to drive for me and work on so I sent it to a Specialist BMW dealer in warwickshire.. They read the DME and got faults for 2 TPS sensors and the cross check fault code. They tested the wiring, all OK, got an auto electrician to re-do my wiring as they didn't like my white electricians tape Still the same, but now with no fault codes.. They suggested I get the ECU tested as we agreed if may be faulty. My questions to all you wonderful people are.. 1. Can I get a laptop, lead, and try flashing the car myself using data from forums? Is this possible? 2. Is anyone on here a very good auto electrician or does anybody know a good garage to go to that has INPA/GT1? 3. Should I send the DME to a testing company? Does anybody know a good one? Please help! Anything would be greatly appreciated Ben.
  5. Northern irish 540

    After reading threw alot of posts in this forum about e39s, mostly about interiors i thought id join since ive got a bit of a project on atm. I was thinking of making a thread of my car .. work done work to do sorta thing.. is that what u guys do here? Heres my montreal blue 540i
  6. Northern irish 540

    After reading threw alot of posts in this forum about e39s, mostly about interiors i thought id join since ive got a bit of a project on atm. I was thinking of making a thread of my car .. work done work to do sorta thing.. is that what u guys do here? Heres my montreal blue 540i
  7. New member/owner e39

    New member/owner, this forum has been really useful during the searching for a suitable car, so thanks for all the contributors. I was looking for a decent quality car to run around in for a year or so while I complete some building projects, Ive supposedly downgraded from an F31 330d with various mods. So Ive gone with a 525i auto, it was local and is in lovely condition, everything looks straight and true and only covered 70k miles. Im really impressed with how tight it feels for the age, and its so quiet on the move in comparison to the previous 3 year old car. Plans are: Sort out the headlights (awful light projection) Dashboard pixel issue Change the Westlake front tyres Machine polish and then just use it really
  8. Genuine BMW E39 M5 bumper for sale. Le Mans Blue. Good condition complete with mesh grille, number plate holder and towing eye cover. There are some stone chips as shown in photos. Fine to fit as is, but would look superb with a respray. There are two minor cracks as shown in the photos - one underneath is not noticeable when fitted, the other will be easily sorted by a bodyshop. Collection only due to size. Item located in Lincoln. £100 o.n.o.
  9. M5 Lower Grill

    Has anyone had any experience/fitted one of these lower grills...? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182590032936 I want to replace my t-bar grill on my 530i m sport bumper but don't want those "sink holes" for the brake cooling ducts
  10. 2002 E39 540i Sport Touring for sale. 172k

    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.
  11. E39 Brink Towbar

    basically after the detachable part of the towbar for my e39 saloon. its a Brink towbar. i believe its this one (picture attached) Cheers
  12. 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.
  13. What button is missing

    Anyone know Which button is missing? Cheers, Jon.
  14. Twin Vanos

    Hi all, I am trying to sort our some emission details with my car regarding the German emissions (plackette) system: http://www.blaue-plakette.de/en.html anyway, a question that arose is if my car has "Twin Vanos" or not - how can I tell? (sorry for the novice question) Cheers, Jon.
  15. 520 E39 running rough

    HI all, I was driving my 520i E39 home yesterday afternoon. On the way back the car started to run very rough - under acceleration, the car vibrated (well was more "lumpy" / "shak3" than a vibration - a fast consistent jerk... if that makes sense). I also noticed a distinct lack of power - I would like to say I had no error messages, although since a few months my display is all pixelated and I can't read anything - something else I need to get fixed. The problem exists when running at idle (not in gear)... the engine sounds lumpy and the car vibrates/shakes. Does anyone have any ideas what this could be / where to start looking? Any pointers would be much appreciated - I will try and upload a video this afternoon of the car running if that helps? Cheers, Jon.
  16. Newbie Here - E39 or E61?

    Hello All, New member here, but not new to BMW 5ers. Previously had an E39 520 saloon, E39 528 Touring and also an E38 728. Im about to move back to the UK after several years away and am looking at another touring. I'd first thought about another E39 (maybe 530d) but then got to thinking about the E61 ( probably the 520d) . If it's the E61, would go for a later model , 2008-2010. Something ideally with sub 100k on the clock. Would be looking to spend under £10k. So, looking for some advice and re-assurance I suppose, that the E61 would serve me well. I'd be looking to keep it for about 5 years. I'd love one with a DAB system but understand this will only come on the current generation of 5ers. Any advice / tips what to look for and which diesel model is best out the E61s? Thanks in advance. Edited to add: As I'm relatively familiar with the E39, the E61 is totally new territory for me so know nothing about them. I suppose the real question is- how do they compare? Cheers.
  17. Microfilter choice

    Going to replace the microfilters on my E39 (w/air con). Are Mann as good as Mahle? Both are roughly the same price. Cheers.
  18. rain -light sensor loom part

    rain-light sensor part loom or all wanted longer the better but plug and wires long enough to get from sensor to bottom of dash at least beer tokens waiting
  19. E39 Advice for Newbie

    Hi All, I am brand new to the site so please do forgive me if I am not following the right protocol for posting. My last BMW was a 1989 318i, it was lovely, the best car I've ever had. Nearing retirement age, I want to go back to BMW but I want something a bit more in keeping with my 'classic' age. The E39 series looks beautiful. However, I have no idea of the pros and cons of buying or what to look for or who to buy from. All I know is it looks beautiful! If anyone could offer (non-technical advice) I would be so grateful. Please do forgive me if I have posted inappropriately.
  20. Possible fuel tank leak?

    Hi all, I noticed a leak at the rear end of the car, a week or so ago, after running the engine for roughly 10-15 minutes. It was only small drips, maybe one every 30 seconds or so. I returned to the car a couple of hours later and it had stopped and dried up. When I tried to repeat the problem the other day, the leak didn't reoccur - although from the stains, it looks like it's been going on for a while. The tank is about half full at this point. I've attached the best pictures I can take, the hole looks small. Can anybody confirm this is the fuel tank, and if it looks like it could be repaired with a fuel-safe epoxy, such as JB Weld? Cheers SpazaB
  21. Good evening all Sadly for me, but luckily for another enthusiast - the time has come to part ways with what has probably been the most reliable and driveable car i have ever owned. In the two years i have owned this car, it has rarely needed anything with the exception of small wear and tear parts. I travelled to buy this car as it was such a good example, and to this day i consider it to be one of the very best E39 Tourings available for the money, and reading on you will see why. This car needs to go to another enthusiast to be appreciated, and i would love to see someone else look after it as much as i have. The only reason for selling is that i have purchased an E60 M5 and cant justify keeping them both. In all honesty - i think part of me enjoys driving the E39 more than the M5 at times as it is just such a good, balanced, effortless and solid car to drive. Anyways, down to the all important stuff, and details. The car is a February 1999 BMW E39 540iA Touring with Steptronic Gearbox. 4.4 litre V8 Engine M62/TU Speclist from factory was as follows:- M62/TU COSMOSSCHWARTZ METALLIC (303) STANDARDLEDER/LICHTGELB (07LG) 302 - Alarm System 339 - Satin Chrome (dechromed) 352 - Double Glazing 386 - Roof Rail 428 - Warning Triangle 431 - Interior RR Veiw Mirrir with AUT Anti Dazzle 441 - Smokers Package 481 - Sports Seat Driver / Frt Passenger 500 - Headlight Washer Sys / Intensive Cleaner 508 - Park Distance Control (PDC) 609 - Navigation System Professional 670 - Radio BMW Professional 672 - CD Changer BMW for 6 CDs 710 - M Leather Steering Wheel 773 - Wood Trim 812 - England Version 850 - Add Fuel Tank filling for export 863 - Europe Dealer Directory 877 - Deletion Cross-Over Operation 880 - English / On Board Documentation Optional Extras 202 - Steptronic 210 - Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) 220 - Self Levelling Suspension 280 - LT/ALY Wheels Spoke Styling 473 - Armrest Front 520 - Foglights 534 - Automatic Air Conditioning 540 - Cruise Control 555 - On Board Computer 853 - Language Version English I have the Original Quote and also the original genuine Bill of Sale from Sytner totalling a staggering £49936.63 complete with all options added pre delivery. The car has a full service history, a mix of SYTNER, HR Owen, and some other BMW Specialists. There are 3 overflowing folders full of receipts and invoices and the amount of money spent on this car by the first and second owners is staggering The car has wanted for nothing all of its life, and receipts for £1200, £897, £1289.40, £1089.89 are commonplace within these folders. THE most important receipt which any prospective V8 E39 Owner should look for is one for £1933.37 which was only 3 years ago for the timing chain replacement. This is a VERY costly job and the fact this was done only a few years ago and only 20k miles ago, is a huge peace of mind for anyone buying this car. Parts included and changed include:- Timing Chain Gasket Seal V Belt Guide Rails Gasket Sets Rails x 2 Chain Tensioner Breather Block etc etc This played a huge part in me myself buying the car as it had only been done a year before me buying it, and a £2k bill and the peace of mind its been done are a huge plus. The car has so many receipts its impossible for me to list them, brake pipes, belts, tyres, radiator, oil cooler, air con rad, bushes, brake pipes, mountings, and absolutely stacks more, there are approximately £17000 of receipts and invoices in there. All original handbooks, manuals, original sales brochure with dealer card, radio card, and 2 keys are present. First aid kit is present and complete Fire extinguisher etc. The car itself:- The car i believe (correct me if i am wrong) is an SE Spec The M Sport front bumper, kick plates and updated LED rear lights with proper control module were added by a previous owner. Facelift Angel Eye headlights Semi tinted windows from pass rear windows back Black carpets Leather door cards with full leather interior. Vavona wood trim has been wrapped with 3M Carbon Dynoc wrap which looks miles better and compliments the black paintwork (modern) (Ignore the wooden gearknob trim this is now black) Style 37 Parallel Alloy wheels 8x18 front and 9 x18 rear Self levelling fully functional air suspension at rear (professionally lowered 15mm with BMW Software by BMW Master Tech) Eibach front springs which level the car out perfectly The car bodywork is impeccable. Dont get me wrong there are a couple of marks here and there, and if i am being hugely fussy there is a TINY spot of rust at the back passenger wheel arch where it meets the bumper about the size of your pinky fingernail, and a small spot about a 20p piece size inside the inner edge of the bootlid. Other than that the paintwork is outstanding for a car 17 years old. Dont expect a brand new car, it has small blemishes here and there but nothing at all that detract from the car and i am confident enough to say it is one of the best around at this price, and you can see from the photos that compared to almost every other E39 touring on the market just now it is outstanding. I recently a week ago had the car into the bodyshop to have the front bumper removed and completely resprayed (stone chip rash) at the same time i also had the side sills resprayed as they were also stone chip rashed. Both now are absolutely spotless and i drove the car home at 20mph to avoid stone chips! The bootlid is a weak spot on these, and the very lower edge was showing signs of rust a few months ago so before it got too bad, i had it stripped down, rubbed back, and fully treated primed and resprayed also. New 540 badge added to bootlid at the time. Other than the two small spots mentioned above thats pretty much it bodywise. There is a very minor scratch on the wing which has been touched in but again thats me being fussy. The car runs faultlessly. No issues, no lights, no rattles or bangs, no smoke, doesnt burn excessive oil and doesnt use water, everything works as it should including the elctric mirrors, windows, and central locking. The undertray was a bit tatty when i got the car so i eventually tracked down a V8 one on ebay (different shape and mounting points) and fitted. It even has the small metal support bar beside the oil drain hatch!! Ignore the speaker in the rear boot panel this has been removed and replaced with a new genuine inner boot trim panel. There is so much more i have probably forgotten about this car but its late at night so any questions please feel free to ask. In a nutshell, other than a few blemishes the bodywork is outstanding. Not like new.... but outstanding. Three of the wheels could prob do with a refurb if i am honest as they have the usual water under the lacquer, and some light scuffs to the edges which were there when i got the car. To be honest i planned to have this done in addition to all the paintwork at the bodyshop, but where do you stop spending when you are selling?. I am selling the car and a wheel refurb isnt the end of the world if the new buyer sees the need but the uk weather we get i didnt ever feel the need to have the wheels re diamond cut and only ever intended to have them powder coated in high power silver once i got round to it. Diamond Cut just doesnt last on UK roads. I have a brand new front Diamond Cut (boxed brand new unused) Style 37 parallel wheel which i will give to the new owner for free if i get as close to the asking price as possible. Brand new and boxed. Only other thing i can possibly even think of being 100% honest is the front window rubber is looking a little bit brittle at top, but doesnt leak or anything, but again thats me being niggly and picking up on everything i can mention. The tyres at rear have just been put back on for winter, Vredestein Wintrac which have about 5-6mm on them Front tyres are good, Eagle F1 if i remember correct with about 3mm on them. Brakes are all good, and all fluids are fairly recent. The current mileage is 161k, but i genuinly assure you that the car drives and looks like it has 61k on it. The car has to be seen to be believed and appreciated, anyone who comes to see the car will realise it drives like it is only a few years old. No rattles or creaks or bangs, and it has been meticulously looked after all of its life with receipts to astonish at the amount of money spent on it through main dealers and specialists. MOT is until end of march next year. Condition wise i have not seen a better one for sale currently that isnt priced at £8/9/10k ! This is an honest car with honest history and all receipts to back it up as far back as day 1 with its original bill of sale and invoice. Copy of original reg document and Sytner Paperwork and Brochure. I will have forgotten loads that i havent mentioned, but please feel free to ask. Car is located in Aberdeen, 15mins from Railway Station and 25mins from Aberdeen Airport. I can collect buyer from either. Photos show how good a car it is. But anyone who drives it will appreciate it drives like its a quarter of its age. Probably one of the most reliable and best cars i have ever owned in terms of simplicity, comfort, and it has good power from the 4.4 V8 to boot. I am looking for £3995 or as close to it as very possible, I would love to see the car go to another enthusiast who will touch up the small bits and keep it in great condition. I am open to sensible offers around the asking price Thanks for looking.
  22. Hi All, I've found myself a lovely E39 Vermont Green 520i Touring! Picked it up on Friday for £750, 120k on the clock - it drives like a peach and I'm really happy with it, even has the green leather interior. The headlights are the standard pre-facelift halogens, front right headlight has some condensation and there are small patches of rust on the bodywork, but none on the wheel arches. The seal around the windscreen has deteriorated quite a bit, so I will be replacing that along with the headlight(s) when I next have the chance. I'm not sure how common Vermont Green is, but it's definitely growing on me! Cheers, SpazaB
  23. E39 M5 facelift wanted

    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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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