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Found 16 results

  1. n80nag

    V8 Misfire

    Hi, I’ve got a misfire problem on my ‘99 540i - fault codes showing multiple cylinder misfire & cyls 2 & 3 misfire Any advice on some common causes would be most welcome
  2. Sold the 523 sooner than expected because this came up for sale. Had to have it. Been looking for a 540 with high spec for a while and I prefer the SE. Will report on its progress! Comfort Seats Heated Seats Sunroof Double Glazing BMW phone Msport suspension Canyonrot red - Love it! IMG_1370 by Motion Limited, on Flickr IMG_1369 by Motion Limited, on Flickr IMG_1367 by Motion Limited, on Flickr 11 by Motion Limited, on Flickr 7 by Motion Limited, on Flickr
  3. 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
  4. After a while being away from 5 series I bought back my old 530i. It now needs a master cylinder and I'm wondering if anyone knows for one or an alternative that will fiit. It's an early 1993 E34 530i v8 with an ATE cylinder. The pipe fittings are all the same size, 10mm, not 12 and 10mm like later versions. Do you know if the Girling version is a straight swap, or if a cylinder from a different model in the range will fit, or perhaps from a different series car, like an E28 or whatever?
  5. For sale is a brand new and genuine BMW oil supply line / tube. Part number 11 42 1 747 782 old part number 11 42 1 747 171. Ordered as a mistake and never fitted to the car, it's been sitting in my garage ever since. Will fit M60 V8 engined 5 series e34 and 7 series e32 cars - 530i 540i 730i/L 740i/L Price is £30 including P&P or collection in person from New Milton Hampshire at a discounted price. Please check my other items as well, as I'm having a garage clear out.
  6. Y_Cymro

    E34 530i v8 brake master cylinder

    Wanted, brake master cylinder for early 1993 E34 530i v8. It's the ATE version and the pipe fittings are all the same size, 10mm, not 12 and 10mm like later versions.
  7. Tims

    Breaking 1999 E39 535 Auto

    1999 E39 535 Auto in for breaking, with an option's list as long as your arm, see below. The sport bumper's are in a bad way, apart from that it is all up for grabs Transmision HECK Gearbox AUT Colour BIARRITZBLAU METALLIC (363) Upholstery STANDARDLEDER/GRAU (N6TT) Prod. date 1999-10-28 Order options No. Description 261 SIDE AIRBAG FOR REAR PASSENGERS 265 TIRE PRESSURE CONTROL (RDC) 302 ALARM SYSTEM 337 M SPORT PACKAGE 339 SATIN CHROME 354 GREEN STRIPE WINDSCREEN 416 SUNBLINDS 428 WARNING TRIANGLE 430 INT/EXT RR VW MIRROR W AUT ANTI-DAZZLE 434 INTERIOR TRIM 441 SMOKERS PACKAGE 481 SPORT SEATS F DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER 494 SEAT HEATING F DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER 500 HEADLIGHT WASHER SYS/INTENSIVE CLEANING 508 PARK DISTANCE CONTROL (PDC) 522 XENON LIGHT 694 PREPARATION FOR CD CHANGER 705 M SPORT SUSPENSION II 710 M LEATHER STEERING WHEEL 715 M AERODYNAMICS PACKAGE 761 INDIVIDUAL SUN PROTECTION GLAZING 775 INDIVIDUAL ROOF-LINING ANTHRACITE 785 WHITE DIRECTION INDICATOR LIGHTS 788 M LT/ALY WHEELS 812 ENGLAND VERSION 850 ADD FUEL TANK FILLING FOR EXPORT 863 EUROPE/DEALER DIRECTORY 877 DELETION CROSS-OVER OPERATION 880 ENGLISH / ON-BOARD DOCUMENTATION 202 STEPTRONIC 210 DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL (DSC) 473 ARMREST, FRONT 520 FOGLIGHTS 534 AUTOMATIC AIR CONDITIONING 555 ON-BOARD COMPUTER 665 RADIO BMW BUSINESS 853 LANGUAGE VERSION ENGLISH
  8. High Lander

    New Fiver

    Last summer I bought a really rough E39 535i for the princely sum of £450. It had MOT for 9 months, so I've been running it for as long as possible, spending as little as possible on it. It really is not worth fixing, too much wrong with it, but I love the drive so have put a deposit down on a 540i Touring. Here are the ebay pics. Picking it up on Wednesday and can't wait.
  9. Hi all, My mate is looking at purchasing an E38 735 V8 Sport Individual with 136k on the clock as a daily. I have no clue about these cars or in fact V8’s and wanted to get some pointers on what to look out for before we go view it soon. He’s asking for £2000 and this was the last thing he stated; “Its been stood for a couple of months service rust on the discs due to being stood for several months some rust on off side rear arch and since battery went flat traction control light on dash but wil garage to check and clear with mot.” Here are some pics - the specs are in the last few pics. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Cheers Shaz
  10. Lee Flecknor

    a few of the 535i sport

    Just thought id put a few up as im missing driving this beast while its off the road for some tlc
  11. Hi guys, I need some help please. I'm replacing the water pump on my B10 V8 and managed to loosen it all off and remove all the bolts but it's stuck behind this silver pipe that I can find no reference to The water pump needs to come out somehow but this pipe is stopping it. I can find no reference to the pipe in the TIS, and guides or any youtube vids. It goes across the front of the engine stopping at a vacuum regulator device thing in front of the offside cylinder head and it disappears underneath the cylinder head overhangs just above the exhaust manifolds. What is it and how do I loosen it off to get the pump out please? All help and suggestions gratefully received. The pipe..... The regulator thing.... Disappearing under the nearside head above the alternator....
  12. Lee Flecknor

    Hey Everyone!

    hey everyone im new here! drive a 535i sport in manual and here it is
  13. Rafeabrook

    M60B30 hesitancy at high revs

    Hi all, My 530i V8 is hesitating at high revs (4k plus) which as many of you will know is where it comes alive. It feels like fuel starvation so I'm thinking maybe a knackered pump, or is this a symptom of sulfur from the fuel affecting the dreaded Nikasil lining? It will rev up to the red line, but the burps along the way at high revs are a little disconcerting. Any ideas? Thanks, Rafe
  14. Rafeabrook

    530i V8 Touring Manual

    Hi folks, Just returned to this message board having ran a magazine featured E28 525e with a Fritz manual conversion a couple of years ago. I'm never far from my next BMW purchase despite having dalliances with 2 Porsches (944 and 928) and a (knackered) Alfa 3.0 24V 166 in between. Having left my full time job of 15 years to set up my own Wedding and Portrait Photography business http://www.rafeabrook.co.uk, I needed something practical, interesting and relatively cheap to buy and run, so the 928 had to go! Great car though, and would have gone up in value had I held onto it. So it needed to be a Touring, and as good as E39's are - they're still too common a sight for me and not the classic good looker that the E34 is. I wanted something 20+ years old so I could take it to a few local classic car shows come summer, and condition needed to be such that I wouldn't embarrass myself doing so! As much as I would have loved the 540i engine, I wanted a manual, and it needed to be a Touring. The one E34 540i Touring Manual for sale looked like it needed serious ££££ committing to it and wasn't exactly being given away as the owner clearly knew how few were left. So at the same time, my 530i Touring Manual was up for sale privately in bloody Aberdeen of all places, so I booked a one way flight from Luton and bought it sight unseen. The car drove me home 507 miles without any problem and the description on the eBay ad was honest enough, with the bodywork being the best I've seen on an E34 Touring. It needed the front ant roll bar reattaching, and it's now booked in for an Inspection 2 service as it hasn't been used much this past year (123k from new, full service history, and 1 owner up to late 2013!). There are so few unmodified cherished examples of these cars and I feel blessed to have one of them, despite having only paid £1450 for it! Yes the power of the 540i would have been nice but I couldn't afford to restore one, and the good ones are no doubt being kept by their owners. Rafe
  15. Hi All, I'm not really sure where and how to start this thread but I thought I'd give it a go.... I've always been a fan of BMW's. I don't know why but they've always been cars which I've looked at and thought "I'd love to drive one of those". And now I have two. But that's besides the point. The one car that's always stood out for me personally was the E39, I've always loved the look of it, and still do, even though my current daily driver is a 530d GT. So one day, I thought what the heck, let's get a relatively cheap (up to £1k) E39 to fix, repair and learn. I ended up finding a P reg 1997, BMW 535i (had to be either an M or a V8) with 135k miles on it for £760. What color you ask, Glacier Green (missus is unsure). Also, if anybody could point me to the name of the alloys in the post below, that would be greatly appreciated! You might be by now wondering where I am going with all this: Well, the idea is (as the title suggests) to take it completely apart, add the bits that I want, and put it back together. And this forum has had a massive part to play in all this. The hours I've spent on this forum trying to learn as much as possible about the car is ridiculous. Anyway, back to the car! So what am I planning on doing with it? Well, here is a list: First up; the interior, I didn't much like the standard leather seats so I ended up getting some alcantara ones off flea-bay for £50, along with an immaculate rear bench and door carts. They are in the process of getting fitted as the new seats have the Yellow connector and the old ones were black due to the age of the car, no biggie, plenty of guides avail on here. Also, the seats had a slight rip which I am in the process of repairing. Next step was to disassemble the whole interior (dash, center console and so on), because I want to remove the armrest with the telephone, fit a new gaitor for the handbrake (ordered from Germany) and fix the air con, it isn't working. Oh, and the glove box was damp and the sound deadening material was missing from the top dash! This is about as far as I have got for now, but I am planning on doing a lot more, like fixing the rust on the wheel arch, changing discs/pads (not sure if I should go bigger aka 324mm over 298/6), possibly a suspension overhaul (Eibach?), fix the boot lock, fix the vibrations under acceleration around 30mph, fix the knocking noise under acceleration and do a general service of all serviceable parts. From a bodywork perspective I am looking to upgrade the front to hellas, change the grill and kidneys on the bumper and possibly fix a better yet stock looking exhaust, possibly with the inclusion of an M Sport rear bumper. And potentially terraclean the engine, as emissions seem to have gone up for some reason (possibly cat, need to check). I know i have gone on a bit but I hope to keep all you lovely E39ers (and others of course) up to date on progress. In the meantime, feel free to have a look at my pics (excuse the poor quality, used my phone to take them) and comment, criticize, guide and help me fumble my way along this path of rebuilding the best car ever made (not my words!) Lastly, I hope this project can inspire someone out there to do the same and rebuild one of these modern classics as you won't regret it!!
  16. stevenc3828

    Is this an 530 / 540 v8 exhaust?

    My Dad's neighbour popped in the other day and said "I have a sports cat for your BMW" and he only wanted scrap money for it so I bought it without seeing it However, its definitely not for a M50 engined e34 and there are no markings on it. Its in pretty good shape but does anyone know what it would be suitable for? A 540 or 530? I'll see about getting some diameters of the pipework when I am back over my Dad's...
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