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    E39 540i/6 Touring

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  1. KingOfTheHill

    E39 540i Throttle Cable

    Thanks Joe - PayPal payment sent.
  2. KingOfTheHill

    E39 540i Throttle Cable

    Turns out my throttle cable has seized up while the car wasn't being used, and the cruise control one doesn't look too clever either. A price please for the following, delivered to Bristol: 35411163015 Accelerator bowden cable 35411100674 x2 Bushing D=10MM 07129904567 Fuse B10-ZNS3 35411161562 Retainer spring 35411152331 Rubber grommet D=10MM 65718380085 Bowden cable f cruise control 13541747519 Bearing accelator bowden cable 61131388727 Tubing support D=12,8MM Cheers - Tony
  3. KingOfTheHill

    2003 530D Sport Touring Auto - Non-Runner

    Sold. Thanks for all the interest - It's gone to a forum member, and hopefully parts of it will live on in many other cars.
  4. KingOfTheHill

    2003 530D Sport Touring Auto - Non-Runner

    Hi - Bristol, a few minutes off the M32.
  5. KingOfTheHill

    2003 530D Sport Touring Auto - Non-Runner

    Unexpectedly up for sale is my 2003 530d Sport Touring. Everything was fine until last week when it lost drive after a long Motorway journey. Letting it sit for a minute got it going again, but my local transmission specialist has said it needs a gearbox rebuild at a cost of £2.5k+. Much as I like the car, I can't justify that cost and don't have the skills or contacts to get it done cheaper. The ideal solution would be a manual conversion, but again I wouldn't know where to start. Does anyone offer this at a sensible price? So I'm considering two options - sell the car complete, or break it and keep some bits for myself. I'll offer the complete car as a non-runner for £600, or the engine and ancillaries for £300 with the buyer to come to Bristol and remove it. I've owned the car for 18 months, and bought it to avoid putting the miles on my 540i/6. It's done that really well, and was costing half as much to run as the V8 (last pic). The engine is extremely strong, and the extensive history shows it was replaced at around 100k. Reading between the lines I think the original unit ate its swirl flaps as there was a dealer contribution and the owner then removed most of the emissions equipment. The chap I bought it from was doing a long commute so had it remapped with an economy map, which happily also upped the power. 240bhp was mentioned which felt believable, but I have no proof. Here are some quick snaps I took yesterday when it came back from the garage. I'll give it a wash and do some better ones if I get a chance, but this is a fair representation of what it's like, except I'll be putting the original Style 66 rims back on it. I can list the bodywork imperfections if needed. Off the top of my head, everything works except the rear wiper, parking sensors and key remote.
  6. KingOfTheHill

    New Car added - V8 540i

    Doing the chain guides pre-emptively may be going a bit far, but theres no excuse for not changing the tensioner. Also worth noting that the fuel filter doesn't appear on the service schedule IIRC, so is unlikely to have ever been changed.
  7. KingOfTheHill

    540i stall straight after start

    Good news - glad that a problem turned out to be something simple and cheap for a change.
  8. KingOfTheHill

    BREAKING 1999 V 540i Auto TOURING E39

    Hi - I'll take the rear brakes please. Will PM you.
  9. KingOfTheHill

    E39 Touring Subframe Bushes

    That sounds like just what I need - please add me to the waiting list.
  10. KingOfTheHill

    540i stall straight after start

    I should have checked eBay - there's one for £9.29 delivered!
  11. KingOfTheHill

    540i stall straight after start

    Where's that from? It's £100 for a Delphi unit at CarParts4less.
  12. KingOfTheHill

    540i stall straight after start

    I didn't do the swap myself, but I think it's the kind of thing I could have managed. Pre-Vanos means just one sensor, so it's the first 7 minutes or so of this video. You may want to do more research before spending any money, but this worked for me when I had the same thing on my 1997 car.
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    540i stall straight after start

    Sound exactly like the symptoms I had - it's the cam position sensor.
  14. KingOfTheHill

    Wtd: E39 Style 66 wheel and tyres

    Timely - I'm just about to take the 66's off my Touring, and am in Bristol too. They're not perfect, but not too bad either - PM me.
  15. Just wondering what kind of condition the wheels and tyres are in. Is the spare a Style 49 too?