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  1. R44M BM

    Carbon Black ///M5

    Hi all, After years of procrastinating, I decided it was time to get my dream car (as a youth) The e39 was always a special car to me, the timeless and classic BMW looks and the "wolf in sheep's clothing" character. I had to itch this scratch and tick this off my bucket list! With prices slowly creeping up, the search had to begin! I decided to start looking for an e39 last year. I had a specific choice of specification: Black Facelift Black leather Titanium interior trim As standard as possible In October, I found one which seemed to tick my boxes in Wales and after confirming a price and arranging a deal, the seller decided he was keeping the car and did not end up selling the car to me. I was heartbroken. Many M5s have been on the market since but non caught my eye up until a few weeks ago. I set my eyes on a 2002 M5 which looked like it needed some TLC but ticked my boxes. Black, Facelift and with the interior I wanted. After seeing the car, it was clear it needed some loving as it has been parked up for some time and neglected however it was now or never and I wanted a car which needed (some) loving. After a test drive, the deal was done and I was the owner of a M5! Heres the Original Spec: Tyre Pressure Control Gradual Tint Windscreen Electric Steel Sunroof First Aid Kit and Triangle Smoker Package Individual Audio System Through Load System Park Distance Control Rain Sensor and Auto Light Activation On-Board Monitor with TV Cordless GSM Telephone BMW 6 Disc CD Changer Australia version Ski Bag Front Sliding Arm Rest CD Preparation She has some (subtle) mods - a tubi exhaust, window tints (they will be coming off ASAP!) and the previous owner ripped out most of the OEM sound system! My plan is to restore her to her former glory! I have a list of things I want to do! I have a few other cars in my Garage including a Stage 2 Golf R and Audi S5 (3.0 Supercharged)
  2. As above. Breaking a 51 plate e39 530i in titan silver. Rear bumper is damaged front bumper has slight damage. Bonnet is damaged, m parallels are sold. However the car does still have loads of parts including a full black leather interior with very rare, rear bench with built in booster seats. Complete 530i running gear engine gearbox both work perfectly. I bought the car to use as a donor vehicle for my 525i but have now decided to go down a different route with that car and use my V8 engine instead. Steering wheel sold sill trims sold wheels sold If you require any parts arts please contact me on 07500403008 or pm me on here i am located in in west London, UB6. thank you Sanjay Gore
  3. drpep999

    Anyone going to Ace Cafe?

    Hi everyone, I'm planning to got to the Ace cafe for the German Night on 7th May and the E39 night on 12th May. It's also BMW car day during the day on the 12th. Does se anyone else intend on going, do any of you guys/girl go anyway. It would be great to meet some other owners especially from London/ Kent area. Let me know now if you're up for it. Maybe we can meet up before hand or something. For that matter, do any of you meet in the London area at any time? Not a lot in the events section. Regards, Dan
  4. drpep999

    Beautiful! INCREDIBLE!

    https://www.autoevolution.com/news/this-bmw-e39-m5-touring-is-not-your-ordinary-forbidden-fruit-117155.html If anyone has not seen this please take a look. This is my perfect car. If you need some time to kill, just stare longingly at this for a while! Comment please! Anyone ever seen/ heard of/ touched/ licked one in the UK?
  5. Has anyone replaced their power steering fluid reservoir on their E39? If so, did you get one from the stealer or did you use an OEM one like the Meyle 3146320000?
  6. I've been having constant issues that my private mechanic is now giving up on.. So far in the last month or so we've replaced 6 x NGK spark plugs 6 x New Bosch coil packs New Seimens VDO MAF New Lambda sensors before and after cats. Replaced some split pipes that were blanked off New inlet manifold gasket Its still giving O2 error codes and control limits breached.. It also gave misfire codes on 4, 5 and 6.. Not sure where we go from her.. He said it could be the cats, an emmisisons test would show that up, but if its running lumpy beforehand then that's a bit pointless.. Am starting to think it could be an electrical issue or the ECU? He just bought a new £2,500 hand held diagnostic device and we were using it last night.. Would the BMW software that can be bought give us some more detail to work with, or should we just admit defeat and take it to the dealer?
  7. Reluctant sale of my 530i due to lack of use and the prospect of further expense to (finally) get my 02tii back on the road this year after a very slow restoration. 4 previous owners plus current owner since August 2012 at 80000 miles. Initially registered to BMW GB, this vehicle features numerous factory options valued at around £7k when the car was new - these include black leather interior, fully electric front seats (including headrest adjustment), tilt/slide electric glass sunroof, 6CD changer, 18" parallel alloys, Communications pack - navigation, analogue tv receiver and integrated phone socket (minus handset), plus unused detachable tow bar. The car also comes with the original alloy spare wheel and a complete tool kit in the boot. This has always been my weekend car and for the first three years of ownership covered around 8k per year as I used it to travel to football matches around the country. Since the arrival of a junior member of the household in 2015, we have tended to use the missus' car at the weekend, so the E39 mileage has dropped to a few thousand a year. This all changed last December when my E61 Touring got stolen (damn that comfort access option!). As I used the E61 for work (I travel 20k+ business miles per annum), I had to use the E39. At the end of November the car had covered 109588 miles - in the next three months it covered more than another 6000. If nothing else this underlines how good these cars were and still are, as it never missed a beat throughout. Over £5k spent during my ownership, with a folder full of receipts for the work completed. Full BMW service history until I had Oil Service and Brake Fluid changed at 114980 at a local specialist in February 2018. MOT until 4th August 2018. Current mileage 115603. However, since getting the service done I have not used the car for work and with the prospect of the car going back to its more occasional use and the likelihood of some further expenditure being required (front discs and pads plus attending to the rust in the usual places), I have reluctantly decided to move it on. You will note from the photos that there is also a crack in the OSF bumper, a consequence of a glancing blow from a passing car whilst mine was parked and some lacquer peel near the OSF fog light. The car is currently on a matching set of Bridgestones, but I will replace the borderline NSR with a new tyre before sale. The OSR is okay as it was replaced 3 months after the full set following an un-repairable puncture. Having done a deal to buy a new car for work this weekend, I thought I'd post the details on here to see if there was any interest prior to chopping it in as a part-exchange this week. Price £1500 but open to offers. If any of you are interested, please let me know. Cheers Dave 07792 389933
  8. Steve540

    540iA transmission grumble

    My 97 540iA has decided to develop a grinding noise when under loading. When you put your foot on the accelerator at cruising speeds there is an awful grinding noise from the transmission. The revs also fluctuate slightly. Once your foot is either lifted off or pressed harder into the pedal the noise stops.It used to only happen at like 50mph in 5th and 30mph in 4th when the car needed to change gear but its not happening more often in a wider range of speeds and gears.The best way to grasp what I'm saying is by listening to the videoIn the video I have my foot on the pedal maintaining a constant speed which causes grinding. Im lifting my foot off and on to make the grinding more noticeable. Pressing too hard results in the car changing into a lower gear which is what I do in the end of the video.Thanks for your time
  9. adethefade

    e39 Auto no reverse gear

    Hi all. I put my 2001 e39 530i (auto) into reverse 2 days ago and reverse didn't work. I have a small amount of traction if I rev high but nowhere near what it should be. It feels like a slipping clutch on a manual car. The dash indicators work fine. It's since started misbehaving in 'drive' too. Again, it feels like a slipping clutch, and most recently the Trans Fail Mode kicks in, which I believe just puts the car into 3rd as a workaround. I've read up on it, and had a conversation with my indie repair man - all indications are that it's all over for my beauty, new transmission costing more than the car and all that. I just thought I'd throw it out to this lovely community before I reluctantly say goodbye. Someone said it's worth replacing the transmission fluid just in case but I'm not so sure. The car's done 115K since 2001 so it's not monster mileage, but the car's certainly knocking on a bit. Many thanks for any advice folks. Best regards Adrian
  10. Hi Luckily, my E39 M5 was equipped with the M-Audio package however the previous owner decided to remove all the boot components (BM54, Nav, TMC/TV Tuner) leaving me with nothing but a 16:9 headunit Over the past few months i have acquired: BM54 TV Tuner Module MK4 Nav CD Changer I have fitted these all in and I am getting a blank screen still on the headunit. The headunit is getting power (the buttons light up) and I do get a different black screen (slightly lighter black screen as if the headunit is getting power but no source) however nothing! Multimeter shows power is going to all the components in the boot / headunit and I have: checked all the fuses unplugged everything and connected just the TV tuner unplugged battery for a few hours ....still nothing! My next task is to eliminate faulty components one by one. It could only be the headunit itself or the TV tuner faulty correct? A bit of a long shot but anyone in the Essex / East London area able to help me out ? Ideally would like to plug a known working headunit and TV tuner to isolate my issue!!
  11. zaphod

    Bits n Bobs I need

    Hi again folks, noted some more bits I could be doing with, so in no particular order here they are. Pre facelift lighting unit cap(s) - one of mine is broken.. Ash tray (console) a replacement canister of the tyre sealant that goes in the M5 compressor.. my son used the compressor to pump up his punto tyres.. Dont ask.... Any unbroken cup holders out there?...lol
  12. Long shot but does anyone have a pair of genuine rear style 65 wheels from an E39 M5? I fancy trying a square set up on my M5 at some point. I'll be refurbing a full set of them so condition not drastically important, just need to be straight with no cracks/bends. Anybody got any fairly local to North West/Merseyside or willing to courier?
  13. Hello, this is my first post on this forum; I've found lots of answers here previously, but can't find the answer to this one. My car is a 2003 E39 530D Sport Touring, and I'm having quite a few electrical gremlins at the moment. The battery was on its last legs so I've replaced that, but still have several issues to track down and want to check/clear some errors using INPA. The problem is, I can only read and reset errors on some modules on the car, other modules return the error: 'IFH0009 no response from control unit'. I'm using an old laptop running XP and INPA 5.02. I bought a USB-OBD EDIABAS cable which came with INPA and other BMW software. The installation worked for several modules and allows me to read and clear faults etc., but for other modules it won't connect. I did a lot of searching and found some guides which mentioned using a VAGCOM cable with FT232RL chip, so thinking the cable might be causing the problems, I bought one of these and installed a new driver for it. I still have the same problem, I can only connect to some modules. I also found online a later (mainly German language) version of INPA (5.06) and installed it under Windows 7 on another laptop. It also only permits access to some modules (I think the same ones) using either cable. Modules I can't access include the Airbag, Air Suspension unit, AC, Immobiliser EWS, Rain & Light sensor RLS, Cruise Control GR2 and Central Body Electronics ZKE3. I'm pretty certain all of these are fitted to the car. Does anyone else have similar problems, or can you access all the modules on your car using INPA?
  14. Hello, this is my project. Its a video clip containing only picture material and small footage of what i'm doing. I consider doing some videos of the x-pipe built, sound acceleration overview and etc. I hope you like it, the video its not professional made, but the car came out great ! There will be more videos and pictures of the car soon! Enjoy YOUTUBE VIDEO Did so far : Engine head revision; fuel pump revision; full service; new water radiator; new front window; new fk automotive suspension; new brakes; new inter-cooler; paint job; window tint; hella angel eyes; M-exterior; new battery; m preface steering wheel; led interior lights; ecu tuning; shadow-line trim; style 91 rims; (In the following months there will be even more upgrades) I did an acceleration video of the TDS, so you can see how my automatic does. i wasn't exactly stock when i did it, had a power-box. So- its power-box to chip. The conditions of the time were at the range of one week and i did them on the same road the same time. Disclaimer : The time set is between few frames approx 2-5 frames so its not accurate. YOUTUBE VIDEO Tell me your opinion about this project, i hope you like it !
  15. Hi guys, Had my E39 a few weeks now. I love it! Spent quite a few years loving my E46s, but I am now converted to the E39. Now I'm a bit obsessed with spec. I love a highly specced car. My current 523 is poverty specced, so I will be looking out for a 528i or 530i SE in Biarritz blue also, but with: Comfort Seats Heated Seats Glass Sunroof Rear Blind Side Rear Blinds Rear folding seats Shadowline Anyone got all this on an SE? Or want to sell? Has to be a manual. Also, having done some E39 research, the 530i is very similar in performance to the V8 535i it seems. Or is it not? Some more pics of my lovely 523i. IMG_0828 by Motion Limited, on Flickr IMG_0825 by Motion Limited, on Flickr IMG_0823 by Motion Limited, on Flickr
  16. R44M BM

    E39 M5 Owner

    Hi all, After years of procrastinating, I decided it was time to get my dream car (as a youth) The e39 was always a special car to me, the timeless and classic BMW looks and the "wolf in sheep's clothing" character. I had to itch this scratch and tick this off my bucket list! With prices slowly creeping up, the search had to begin! I decided to start looking for an e39 last year. I had a specific choice of specification: Black Facelift Black leather Titanium interior trim As standard as possible In October, I found one which seemed to tick my boxes in Wales and after confirming a price and arranging a deal, the seller decided he was keeping the car and did not end up selling the car to me. I was heartbroken. Many M5s have been on the market since but non caught my eye up until a few weeks ago. I set my eyes on a 2002 M5 which looked like it needed some TLC but ticked my boxes. Black, Facelift and with the interior I wanted. After seeing the car, it was clear it needed some loving as it has been parked up for some time and neglected however it was now or never and I wanted a car which needed (some) loving. After a test drive, the deal was done and I was the owner of a M5! Heres the Original Spec: Tyre Pressure Control Gradual Tint Windscreen Electric Steel Sunroof First Aid Kit and Triangle Smoker Package Individual Audio System Through Load System Park Distance Control Rain Sensor and Auto Light Activation On-Board Monitor with TV Cordless GSM Telephone BMW 6 Disc CD Changer Australia version Ski Bag Front Sliding Arm Rest CD Preparation She has some (subtle) mods - a tubi exhaust, window tints (they will be coming off ASAP!) and the previous owner ripped out most of the OEM sound system! My plan is to restore her to her former glory! I have a list of things I want to do! I have a few other cars in my Garage including a Stage 2 Golf R and Audi S5 (3.0 Supercharged) Pics to follow!
  17. I'm looking for an E39 business CD head unit (or X5 if they're compatible), with a build date post 09/2002 and a software version 40 or 50 to allow me to fit an AUX kit. I bought the car with no head unit and have recently discovered that DSP makes fitting an aftermarket head unit an absolute nightmare so I think this would be the way to go if I want to use AUX. Thanks!
  18. domt101

    M5 Retrofit

    Hi Guys, I've had a look through the forums and i know this has been ask before but i wanted to make sure. I have a 530i m sport and with electric folding/heated/auto dimming mirrors but I'm thinking of retrofitting aftermarket m5 mirrors, either from SSDD or ebay. As mine are already electric would it be a simple plug and play?? Also on the SSDD websites there's with and without memory glass, is this if your car has memory seats?? Also I've read problems about people receiving LHD versions.
  19. Rodolphe

    BMW e39 Low Coolant Level

    Hello and happy new year to all! My 523i shows "Low Coolant Level" on the dashboard when I reach 70 mph on the motorway (never when driving in the city!): - When I stop the car and start again the message disappears and when I check the coolant level (cold) it is ok. My mechanic couldn't find the problem and told me that he thinks this is an electric gremlin and that this might be to expensive to fix regarding the value of the car (1998 and 165 000 miles). He had previously changed the radiator, the level sensor and the thermostat. I still like the car for its nicely patinated leather but I need a reliable car I can daily use! Thank you for your advice! Rodolphe
  20. bimmerstyle

    bmw e39 cold start rpm play

    Hi Guys , please help I have some issue on my bmw e39 2000 year m52tu b28 enginer rpms playig while turn on in the morning when cold in the morning ,then engine working fine Please see attached video Guys please help thanks bmw rough idle in the morning.mp4
  21. Steve540

    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
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Steve540

    Steering wheel fitment help

    Hi ive a 97 540 under going major interior surgery.. so i thought id buy it a new steering wheel to match its champagne interior! So i got a single stage m sport steering wheel off a breaker who assured me it would fit my car. But it doesnt seem to be as straight forward as i hoped I know its probably obvious but how do i detach my old steering wheel Theres a wire running into the steering column as u can see and the wires coming out of the new wheel look completely different and theres 2 off them Do i have to swap slip rings?
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