This is an 24 year old BMW e39 523i, automatic from Feb. 1997 with 264000 km. - (164600 miles) on the clock, that I bought back in 2010.
The reason for me being hear, is based on my wish to keep a diary or log, of what upgrades and repairs I have and will be making in the future, on my car, if it turnes out to be of any help to you or inspiration for fellow Bimmers, then that is even better.
Here are some of the things that have been repaired and changed through the years;
The car has adjustable shocks (not anymore), "chip" tuned engine, m50 manifold, stainless steel headers and exhaust with X pipes, M5 front bumper, wings with integrated café grills, 18” wheels and Ac-Schnitzer components. Best off all are the much smaller and sleeker Schnitcher mirrors.
Inside it comes with mat silver interior trimmings (originally with wood trim), and a new thicker steering wheel ( have changed it for even newer on (look at the pictures), a new Android GPS/combo, a new gear leveler, electrical rear blinds and electrical/+air, memory comfort seats.
Repainted in first quarter of 2018 after having 21 year old paint and some rust coming through around the rear bumper. The car was beautiful before but now..
New set of B12 Bilstein and Eibach springs (2018) that turned out to be much harder than I expected and first turn soft around 60mph.and upward.
Automatic Back up cam (2018)
Brighter LED head lights.(2016
New set of refurbished ( in UK) fuel jets and all funny ticking noise disappeared from the engine..(2016)
Put in 6 new coils, just to be on the safe side.(2018)
New steering wheel with 2 stage airbag.(2018)
Open functional bezel around the fog lights (cools down the alternator).(2018)
Color of the car is Aspen Silver (922) some times it looks like "purple pimp" color.
Best of all, no red lights and it runs like a bat out of hell from(1997 -2020) knock on wood.
2020 rebuilt Vanos, new valve stem seals, hotter cams from M54b30 and M50N/V.