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  1. Hakon

    E39 M5 clutch & flywheel - too good to be true?

    I'll take what I bought it for, £309 Any good ?
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    E39 M5 clutch & flywheel - too good to be true?

    I'm selling the M5 so I will have no longer have need for the Luk dual mass and Luk clutch purchased last year. Luk 415011010 Dual mass flywheel £309 Luk clutch kit £136
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    e39 M5 Oil Choices.

    Motul sport 5w-50 with an interim change
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    Questions regarding Eisenmann Exaust

    Had an order with Schmeidmann that was cancelled as CA automotive stepped in as the UK distributor. http://www.eisenmann.co.uk
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    E39 M5 timing chain tensioners

    It is a straight forward job to remove the old and replace. It is located half way down on the right side of the block (front of engine) You can remove the right side air intake for better access. Two things, not to cross thread on install. 2. The tensioner comes supplied in a compressed state, be careful not to play around with it as it may extend, making it very much more difficult to install with inc risk cross threading. The engine will rattle on start up until the oil fills the tensioner and it extends and presses the guides. I think part 21 comes with it. Part 20 http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DE92-EUR-02-2002-E39-BMW-M5&diagId=11_2660
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    540i PAS & smoking issue

    If it's not low or leaking air into the system, The pas reservoir contains a filter that can get clogged over time, this causes a vacuum to be created in the vanes of the pas pump which damages it over time. The filter is incorporated into the reservoir and cannot be removed (some have tried to clean it in situ ) but they are relatively cheap to replace unlike the pump. By the look of real oem, 540's as well s M5's have servotronic steering box that contain a valve that fails, exhibiting the symptoms you report. Part No.5 http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DN52-EUR-03-2000-E39-BMW-540i&diagId=32_0688 Although not exactly the same power steering issues as you, I'm in the process of replacing the reservoir and pump as all my lines were in good order.
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    Big Brake Upgrade

    Agree, there is better feel and stopping power, even with the supplied pads. Some bits and discussion here
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    Big Brake Upgrade

    I've had the BMW 1 series, 6 piston conversion on the front for about four years and not one issue. I have porsche boxster calipers with factory discs on the rear and the braking is just much much better. I had repeated judder problems with the factory set up and chased every other likely cause, which was only resolved when I binned the factory fronts for the 6 pots.
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    Power steering pump

    Took a punt on a reman from amazon, lets see.
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    Power steering pump

    Had some very heavy steering issues on lock, a couple of occasions during the summer hot weather. I've no leaking lines and the fluid is a few years old, so I'm changing the reservoir as the filter inside can get clogged, I'm also going to do the pump as it whining a little but I can't seem to find one anywhere. Had a look but it seems they don't make them anymore, so it's going to be a remanufactured unit but even they are thin on the ground. Anyone have experience with getting their units rebuilt directly ? Cheers Gervase
  11. Did the same last year, Autodoc website is handy has they have the BMW part numbers to cross reference with.
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    E39 M5 Suspension - Experiences Please

    Just wait till you fit the Intrax and B8 !
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    E39 M5 Suspension - Experiences Please

    More than happy to give you a run intrax/ B8/ Eibach (rear) ARB any time you're in the London smoke.
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    E39 M5 Suspension - Experiences Please

    Having drove a friends M5 with Intrax and Bilstein the handling was night and day compared to my 68k on original components example. Within a week I started to accumulate all the bits required and fitted them shortly after. Year and a half now and the only thing that slightly irritates is driving slowly over the shit London patchwork roads, at slow speed. Just to say, of all the add ons, headers, back boxes, 40% diff, steering poly bush, the most significant and noticeable improvement I've made were the suspension and then the brakes.
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    E39 M5 Front and Rear Struts Replacement

    Back in now https://www.autodoc.co.uk/lemforder/1256826