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    525tds touring turbo vacuum pipe connections

    Got underneath this morning and realised the Tee just feeds both engine mounts. Looks like passenger side mount is broken as it 'leaks' air. I guess this won't be affecting the turbo then. I can see a vacuum pipe into the turbo but cannot work out where it comes from to check it. There is a rod going into the turbo but I cannot move it at all.. .is that correct?
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    E39 touring towbar

    I would like a towbar for my 1997 E39 tds touring. Ideally a fixed flange type. I am Midlands / South West based but travel a lot for work.
  3. After retiring my 351800 mile E39 TDS saloon in February I have just got my 203000 mile TDS Touring through its MOT. It is okay, but extremely sluggish compared to the saloon and much worse on fuel (according to the trip computer). I did a bit of investigation tonight and spotted a few differences, but I dont know what the pipes do! Towards the rear of the underside of the inlet manifold is a vacuum pipe that should go the the small block mounted just behind the fuel filter. It was not connected to the small block - just hanging free. I reconnected it, but unfortunately it doesnt seemed to have made a difference. What does that pipe do? what is the small block and what is it connecting to on th inlet? Now, the other issue I have found might be more useful.. on the front of the fuel filter is another small block / solenoid. One pipe comes off the bottom and goes towards the back of the engine - joining the servo pipe I think? The other pipe comes off the front of the small block and goes straight down the inner wing. When it meets the cross member it Tees - with 1 pipe heading under the engine mount and the other going off under the engine. On the saloon if I suck on the pipe at the front of the fuel filter it has resistance. On the estate when I suck the same pipe they is no resistance at all. I assume the part going under the engine connects to the turbo, but what is the one going to the engine mount doing? I have looked on real oem but cannot work out what it connects to. I am hoping that if I fix the 'leak' I might get better or earlier turbo assistance and possible better mpg... It would be nice if the touring was able to pull the skin off a rice pudding! Thanks David
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    E39 Touring radio tuner doesnt work

    Okay, I swapped the tape deck / tuner and it was the same. So I followed the aerial to the back and it appears that where the aerial cable joins the RF booster in the rear pillar the 90-degree connector on the aerial bale is dodgy. As I unscrew it from the booster I can randomly get radio reception then it goes again. What is the connector called and how can a stationary plug develop a fault?
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    E39 Touring radio tuner doesnt work

    D a n1979 There is the black box that hinges to give access to the battery in the drivers side rear . There is the CD player and sound amp in the passenger side rear. (I tried swapping the amps for a known good one, but it made no difference). I swapped the relays near the battery as sound used to cut out after about 10 seconds - CD will pay all day long now. There is the spare wheel and air compressor under the main boot floor. I lifted the other (bolted down) boot floors to immediately behind the rear seat, but only the rear airbag pipes are under there. I will try the aerial booster thing as that was dead before (for the remote locking) . I know the aerial on the rear side window is pealing off but again that's always been like it. FM and AM tuner cannot find any stations or even interference. Turning the volume high you can hear 'grey noise', but that's it. I assume its a tuner fault, but didn't know where to find the tuner!
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    E39 Touring radio tuner doesnt work

    Dennis, I had to replace the remote receiver when I got the car as the 'blipper' locking didnt work - although the radio did at that stage. I will refit the old one and see if the radio wakes up again. I only have a spare 'lowline' dash setup - 'BMW business radio. with cassette. I think I will try a radio amp before I pull all teh dash modules out! Rosie, I had all the boot trims up. There is nothing under the floor at all.
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    touring air suspension compressor needs coding?

    If you fitted a new suspension ecu then it needs to be told to communicate with the car. INPA can do this for you.
  8. With my 525tds saloon at 351000 miles and its MOT expiring at the end of the month I am thinking of swapping to my wife's old TDS touring. It has a few annoying issues that I need to sort first. Most importantly (not! ) The radio is the 'highline' with CD changer in the boot and equaliser stuff on the display. The CD player works, but the tuner wont find any stations. Can anyone tell me where the tuner is located please? I did see a post that's its under the boot floor, but I had the boot trims up and there is no box there. Thanks David
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    E39 mileage register

    16536 Chagac 2001 M5. 36391 bazza523 2003 520iA SE ES Touring 38000 Richardsbmw 2003 530i champagne2 2900 E39mad 2003 530i SE Individual 43058 Dragyth 1996 528i SE Automatic 43167 adamhearn 2003 525d 46122 zarnd 2002 e39 M5 47589 tobybmw535i e39 535i /R reg 49000 carnageg 2001 540i 51383 LimavadyE39 53634 rysie 525i sport 55833 SCZ4 2002 E39 540i Sport 65150 Gee_V8 2002 540iA Sport 68000 Neil A 530i Sport 70000 ( photo'd odometer ! ) oji170 540iA Individual 70250 E39mad 525d (SOLD Feb '13 with 93200 miles) 73000 mrmarc 530iA sport (Jap Import) 74000 Lui 1998 528i se sport second owner from new immaculate condition 74130 nazzamataz e39 520i SE 1999 74863 Deano16v 1997 540 Touring 6 speed 75003 Jamesno1 2002 525i 78000 Rory 2001 530d SE 79000 Big D 523i 80626 v8 boy, 1998 535i SE auto. 81375 DJM 523ise (again should be about 81600 but Speed sensor fault) 81579 Paddy O'Furniture 2003 535i Sport 81549 MattC 2000 E39 M5 82410 jacecodi 2002 530 i champagne II 84900 Shik 530i Champ 2 86292 Adam D 51 530i Sport 88245 WNeill 530i Sport 90245 lestere 530d SE 5 speed manual Touring. 90426 as355f1 525d 90900 Gav. 1997 540i 92163 Calypso-E34 95000 Karl1 2002 525i sport 95000 surveysteve 528iA Sport 95235 paperjams 95835 Savcom's 2002 530D 98312 BadDave Alpina B10 3.2 99698 Darlo 2000 530i Sport 100547 themanstan 530i 102000 Sphinx 523iA 102000 bsvensso 1997 540iA Touring 104100 Kevmo 2000 M5 105100 Harz535 530iA '02 110400 Milo 2003 525i Sport 111111 Mikey_535 1999 M5 111550 E39Man 2000 530i Sport 112000 Lloyd 523iSE step tropic 114350 Loadmaster 1999 532iSE @14/09/2016 114500 urquatro 2000 540iA Touring 117553 kinada 2000 535i Sport 118000 Tidgy 528 118400 SC7 2002 530i Sport 122000 vanhool, 528ise (new engine at 37,000) 122550 Scotty540i 1997 540i SE 123000 mjenkings 2001 525i Sport 123000 Busteredwards 523i 125000 Conan 2002 530d Sport 125000 markgixxer750 M5 127500 Robbo 528iAT 129000 Eddy Matthews 2000 520i auto Touring 131000 micheal d.s. 523i 131500 duncan-uk 530d sport touring manual 132000 AndrewMac85 1998 Alpina B10 V8 131200 TaoOrganic, 2000 530D SE AUTO 132500 peejaybmr 528 136300 BM Ian 528i Sport 136756 puggie 523i 137000 mne666: 525D 137547 puggie 523i 138002 Staddly 520i Touring 2003 138777 Dan. 523i Touring 139000 Scruffy: Slammed 523i 139202 Zap 1997 535i 141300 Blue Oval 530iA 2000 141900 IJD 540iA 1998 142000 SC7 2002 530i Sport Champagne Edition 142000 Pow 528 142000 B9 #200 1983 E28 Alpina B9 3.5 143000 mark 528 145000 AlfaJim 2001 530dA SE Touring. 145000 G-lo e39 520i 1999 145452 gbshahaq 530dA SE Saloon 2002 146000 Osi_NL 520i 147,000 Trisman 528i/532i Alpina Touring rep. (Was 120,150) 148654 Andy Ran - 2000 M5 (previous 138987) 150650 camoscato 1998 523i 150141 Piper 1999 540i Touring 151100 IINexusII 2002 530d Sport 151425 Revs Hotclutch 530i 152000 mattyv33 535i 152000 Marlow925 M5 E39 '99 154000 lee540 e39 540i 155000 Marlow925 525d Touring manual E39 '01 156000 pompeybmw 528 156890 urq/Alpina 4.6 158101 Jamworth - 2001 530i (was 148576) 160000 Justin.. 2001 530i 160000 Pritesh '99 530D 161000 Karlos28 02 539d sport one turbo change 161000 shrink 530D SE Auto ('99) 161500 RichE39 1997 528iSE (has had replacement engine) 162200 Caruso E39 540i Touring 165000 BriC 2000 535i Sport Manual 165893 Morgan528i 1999 528i SE Touring Auto (all original) 166000 rob-the-viking 528 168750 R.D.5.5 2000 540i Auto 172000 Greg 523i (engine change at 55k) 172070 BWMtastic 2000 530i SE Touring (running on LPG since 101000) <------------------ 173000 rickybotts_123 520i 175000 BriC 1999 520i 176000 Digidick 1999 528i Auto 176534 Urq/1997 540/6 Touring, the bmw demo 178000 maxtherotti 540IA 178750 IJD 1999 530d Auto Touring 180000 Zildjian 2000 M5 180000 Trisman 2000 530i Manual Sport. 180333 Matt21 2000 530iA SE LPG 182000 Machinehead '99 528i auto touring 186000 Donut 1996 540iA 185000 Mrroverrover 2003 530i Sport Champagne 2 189400 djw113uk 1997 525tds 193000 blue-alan M535i Sport 201500 dan101smith 530d Sport Touring Auto 202000 Dennis Cooper-2003 530d Touring (actually around 206000) 205000 Stevecvo 2001 525d 206564 Piper 1996 540i saloon 208,000 B9 #200 2002 E39 530i Sport Auto 213,700 Miguel Guedes 1997 E39 528i Manual Saloon, on LPG 214089 Seesure 2001 M5 214396 Sean 530i (latest figure) 2000 SE on LPG 231500 RockyBalboa-UK 2001 540i Auto Sport Saloon (original engine and gearbox plus Prins VSI LPG conversion since about 100k) 233,536 B9 #200 1985 E28 528i 240000 MP3 1998 523iSE Auto (engine/cooling system rebuild at 193k) 248250 b16jsy 1999 E39 530d Manual (Now Sold-Owned from 115,000 miles July 2007 until January 2015)-assumed original engine,turbo,clutch & box 250000 DerekJr 1999 523i SE Auto 251300 Lance1a E39 528i Man, original battery, exhaust, clutch. 260095 chris 42 528iSE Touring (all original too!!!!!) 263091 Dotcom1970 530d SE Auto 321525, mne666 (father In laws) 351000 djw113uk 525tds saloon (original engine as far as I know. Owned since 189400. About to die when MOT expires on 3rd March ) 353000 Raymond 525tds
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    TDS injection pump leaking

    My touring, now at 177k miles is leaking quite badly around the "security" bolt that holds the top cover on the injector pump. It was seeping around the cover joint just beneath that, but the leak around the triangular bolt is pretty extreme. How do you under the triangular bolt - none of my 200 piece halfords socket set will go on! What will I find inside and how do I stop the leak? I understand that this top cover is safe to remove? It is the next one down that needs careful measurement before removal? The car still starts and goes okay. (bit sluggish before 3000rpm but I think that's a turbo issue) Is there meant to be diesel under pressure under this top cover, or is sealing that just hiding a fault deeper in the pump? It used to just be an unpleasant smell, but now it marks its territory each time you pull up and stop. How can I stop the leak? Thanks
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    TDS oil leak

    My 1997 TDS is leaking oil from somewhere at the front of the engine. It is as though the intercooler hose is leaking, but its not. The oil is blown up all over the metal hose, spun out onto the front of the alternator, and beginning to soak the under bonnet pad. I don't think it is the front crank seal as the oil appears higher than that. Can the belt tensioner thingy leak oil where it goes into the timing cover? Any ideas on where to look much appreciated Thanks
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    Dash pixel repair

    I bought a kit of ebay for my tds (high) dash, as most of the pixels were dead when I bought it. Some modified scissors and care gets the needles off, and its all okay from then on, except putting the needles back on in the right place! I think the temp is about 1mm too far clockwise, and perhaps rpm a touch low, but it works and I can read it all now (even two years later!) so was happy with it!
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    525tds touring fuel economy shockingly poor...help

    My 1997 525 TDS saloon (manual) has now clocked 287k miles, and is currently returning 40-42mpg actual, with the trip computer showing 42-46mpg. In comparison the 1997 525TDS touring (also manual) seems to struggle to get better than 37mpg, with more like 35 at present. (I think at 177k it just not run in properly yet?)
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    E39 mileage register

    36391 bazza523 2003 520iA SE ES Touring 38000 Richardsbmw 2003 530i champagne2 43058 Dragyth 1996 528i SE Automatic 43167 adamhearn 2003 525d 46114 sideswipe 2002 520i se touring 46122 zarnd 2002 e39 M5 47589 tobybmw535i e39 535i /R reg 49000 carnageg 2001 540i 51383 LimavadyE39 53634 rysie 525i sport 55833 SCZ4 2002 E39 540i Sport 65150 Gee_V8 2002 540iA Sport 68000 Neil A 530i Sport 70000 ( photo'd odometer ! ) oji170 540iA Individual 70250 E39mad 525d 74000 Lui 1998 528i se sport second owner from new immaculate condition 74000 themanstan 530i 74130 nazzamataz e39 520i SE 1999 74560 Paddy O'Furniture 2003 535i Sport 74863 Deano16v 1997 540 Touring 6 speed 75003 Jamesno1 2002 525i 78000 Rory 2001 530d SE 79000 Big D 523i 80744 AndrewMac85 2000 523i SE 81306 Shifty1979 Sept 1997 540i Auto Touring 81375 DJM 523ise (again should be about 81600 but Speed sensor fault) 84900 Shik 530i Champ 2 86292 Adam D 51 530i Sport 87000 Chris 42 '03 540 Sport 88245 WNeill 530i Sport 90426 as355f1 525d 91000 v8 boy, 1998 535i auto. 95000 surveysteve 528iA Sport 95235 paperjams 95835 Savcom's 2002 530D 98312 BadDave Alpina B10 3.2 99698 Darlo 2000 530i Sport 101000 Chi 102000 Sphinx 523iA 104100 Kevmo 2000 M5 105100 Harz535 530iA '02 109300 BWMtastic 2000 530i SE Touring 111111 Mikey_535 1999 M5 117553 kinada 2000 535i Sport 118000 Tidgy 528 118400 SC7 2002 530i Sport 120150 Trisman 528i/532i Alpina Touring rep. 122550 Scotty540i 1997 540i SE 123000 mjenkings 2001 525i Sport 123000 Busteredwards 523i 125000 Conan 2002 530d Sport 125000 markgixxer750 M5 126000 AlfaJim 2001 530D SE auto Touring 127000 mrroverrover 2001 525D auto Touring 127500 Robbo 528iAT 129000 Eddy Matthews 2000 520i auto Touring 136756 puggie 523i 131000 micheal d.s. 523i 132500 peejaybmr 528 137000 mne666: 525D 138002 Staddly 520i Touring 2003 138777 Dan. 523i Touring 138787 puggie 523i 1998 139000 Scruffy: Slammed 523i 139202 Zap 1997 535i 141000 Justin.. 530i 141300 Blue Oval 530iA 2000 142000 Pow 528 143000 mark 528 145000 G-lo e39 520i 1999 146000 Osi_NL 520i 148654 Andy Ran - 2000 M5 (previous 138987) 149100 Dimsum - '97 540IA 150050 mogambo 02 530d sport 150650 camoscato 1998 523i 151425 Revs Hotclutch 530i 152000 mattyv33 535i 152000 Marlow925 M5 E39 '99 154000 lee540 e39 540i 155000 Marlow925 525d Touring manual E39 '01 156000 pompeybmw 528 158201 dan101smith 540i/6 Touring 159972 Seesure 2001 M5 160000 Pritesh '99 530D 161000 shrink 530D SE Auto ('99) 161500 RichE39 1997 528iSE (has had replacement engine) 164500 Sean-e39 535i 165000 BriC 2000 535i Sport Manual 166000 rob-the-viking 528 172000 Greg 523i (engine change at 55k) 173000 rickybotts_123 520i 175000 BriC 1999 520i 176000 Digidick 1999 528i Auto 178000 maxtherotti 540IA 180000 Trisman 2000 530i Manual Sport. 180333 Matt21 2000 530iA SE LPG 182000 AlanT 2000 530i sport manual. 182000 Zildjian 2000 M5 186000 Donut 1996 540iA Updated 189400 djw113uk 1997 525tds (Dec 2010) 190019 Brammers 2003 530ia 193000 blue-alan M535i Sport 202000 Dennis Cooper-2003 530d Touring (actually around 206000) 205450 djw113uk 525TDS (June 2011) 206564 PiperUK 1996 540i 218300 DJW113UK 525TDS (Oct 2011) 264000 chris 42 528iSE Touring (all original too!!!!!) NOW GONE!!!! 334000 Raymond 525tds (engine change at 305k)
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    E39 mileage register

    36391 bazza523 2003 520iA SE ES Touring 38000 Richardsbmw 2003 530i champagne2 43058 Dragyth 1996 528i SE Automatic 43167 adamhearn 2003 525d 46114 sideswipe 2002 520i se touring 46122 zarnd 2002 e39 M5 47589 tobybmw535i e39 535i /R reg 49000 carnageg 2001 540i 51383 LimavadyE39 53634 rysie 525i sport 55833 SCZ4 2002 E39 540i Sport 65150 Gee_V8 2002 540iA Sport 68000 Neil A 530i Sport 70000 ( photo'd odometer ! ) oji170 540iA Individual 70250 E39mad 525d 74000 Lui 1998 528i se sport second owner from new immaculate condition 74000 themanstan 530i 74130 nazzamataz e39 520i SE 1999 74560 Paddy O'Furniture 2003 535i Sport 74863 Deano16v 1997 540 Touring 6 speed 75003 Jamesno1 2002 525i 78000 Rory 2001 530d SE 79000 Big D 523i 80744 AndrewMac85 2000 523i SE 81306 Shifty1979 Sept 1997 540i Auto Touring 81375 DJM 523ise (again should be about 81600 but Speed sensor fault) 84900 Shik 530i Champ 2 86292 Adam D 51 530i Sport 87000 Chris 42 '03 540 Sport 88245 WNeill 530i Sport 90426 as355f1 525d 91000 v8 boy, 1998 535i auto. 95000 surveysteve 528iA Sport 95235 paperjams 95835 Savcom's 2002 530D 98312 BadDave Alpina B10 3.2 99698 Darlo 2000 530i Sport 101000 Chi 102000 Sphinx 523iA 104100 Kevmo 2000 M5 105100 Harz535 530iA '02 109300 BWMtastic 2000 530i SE Touring 111111 Mikey_535 1999 M5 117553 kinada 2000 535i Sport 118000 Tidgy 528 118400 SC7 2002 530i Sport 120150 Trisman 528i/532i Alpina Touring rep. 122550 Scotty540i 1997 540i SE 123000 mjenkings 2001 525i Sport 123000 Busteredwards 523i 125000 Conan 2002 530d Sport 125000 markgixxer750 M5 126000 AlfaJim 2001 530D SE auto Touring 127000 mrroverrover 2001 525D auto Touring 127500 Robbo 528iAT 129000 Eddy Matthews 2000 520i auto Touring 136756 puggie 523i 131000 micheal d.s. 523i 132500 peejaybmr 528 137000 mne666: 525D 137547 puggie 523i 138002 Staddly 520i Touring 2003 138777 Dan. 523i Touring 139000 Scruffy: Slammed 523i 139202 Zap 1997 535i 141000 Justin.. 530i 141300 Blue Oval 530iA 2000 142000 Pow 528 143000 mark 528 145000 G-lo e39 520i 1999 146000 Osi_NL 520i 148654 Andy Ran - 2000 M5 (previous 138987) 149100 Dimsum - '97 540IA 150050 mogambo 02 530d sport 150650 camoscato 1998 523i 151425 Revs Hotclutch 530i 152000 mattyv33 535i 152000 Marlow925 M5 E39 '99 154000 lee540 e39 540i 155000 Marlow925 525d Touring manual E39 '01 156000 pompeybmw 528 158201 dan101smith 540i/6 Touring 159972 Seesure 2001 M5 160000 Pritesh '99 530D 161000 shrink 530D SE Auto ('99) 161500 RichE39 1997 528iSE (has had replacement engine) 164500 Sean-e39 535i 165000 BriC 2000 535i Sport Manual 166000 rob-the-viking 528 172000 Greg 523i (engine change at 55k) 173000 rickybotts_123 520i 175000 BriC 1999 520i 176000 Digidick 1999 528i Auto 178000 maxtherotti 540IA 180000 Trisman 2000 530i Manual Sport. 180333 Matt21 2000 530iA SE LPG 182000 Zildjian 2000 M5 186000 Donut 1996 540iA Updated 189400 djw113uk 1997 525tds (Dec 2010) 190019 Brammers 2003 530ia 193000 blue-alan M535i Sport 202000 Dennis Cooper-2003 530d Touring (actually around 206000) 205450 djw113uk 525TDS (June 2011) 206564 PiperUK 1996 540i 264000 chris 42 528iSE Touring (all original too!!!!!) NOW GONE!!!! 334000 Raymond 525tds (engine change at 305k)
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