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About V_MAX

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  • Birthday 02/24/1916

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    All e39 from the rubber to the roof and all in-between.
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    Movie business and optician


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    BMW e39, 523i, 1997

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  1. V_MAX

    My 523i

    This is an 24 year old BMW e39 523i, automatic from 1997 with 264000 km. on the clock, that I bought back in 2010. Here are some of the things that have been renewed and changed through the years. The car has adjustable shocks on all fours(not anymor), 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 af all are the Schnitcher mirrors instead oh the "Mickey Mouse" ones. Inside it comes with mat silver interior trimmings (originally with wood trim), and a new thicker steering wheel ( have changed it for eaven newer one look at the pictures), a new GPS/combo, a new gear leveller, electrical rear blinds and electrical 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 befor but now... golly smoke! ...... 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) Got a new set of refurbished ( in UK) fuel jets and all funny ticking noice dissappeared from the engen..(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 altenator).(2018) Colour of the car is Aspen Silver (922) some time it looks like "purple pimp" color. Sins I had the car painted I have been without it for at least 2 months and they had to mend and repaint it at least 5 times and I'm not finished with them at all. Best of all, no red lights and it runs like a bat out of hel from(1997 -2019) knock on wood.
  2. Great photos and excellent work on the car.

    1. V_MAX


      Cheers Load master,  yous are not bad either.


  3. Unless you have been in an accident then I don't think it is the steerin rack. If you can find a continusly bad road, like mud road, you will hear and feel a little rattle due to worn teeth in the rack. Usually, if the car is tight and sturdy in the front then it will get more sencetiv at the back and eaven through the rear dangurasly to one side under bad sercumstances. I almost lost my e39 at 75, 80 (I know I was driving to fast) in heave rain storm, the reason was bad and worn, old ruber bushings at back bribge. Note of advice; do not change one side only, always change them in pairs and a good meccaniker can spot them easily by lifting the car up and juggle around with a bar. After you get it fixed you need a new lin up, both rear and front. Hope this helps you
  4. V_MAX

    Help, no luck with the trifecta of abs/dsc

    Actually, I had the same problem lights as you are experiencing (plus the ABS would engage at slow speed) after changing all for wheel bearings and it was a nightmare to figure out, but at the end it was fixed and no more warning lights. In the beginning I thought it might be the abs/speedo sensors and as it turned out after all the work, it was apart of the problem as well as one of the new wheel bearings. I soon realised that it would take a long time to figure this problem out without a floor mounted roller tester like they have at shops. The mechanics got a constant reading of a faulty ABS pump module, but in fact it was nothing wrong with it, in fact it was one of the "magnetic sensors" that was some how missalined, to near or to far from the qrown on the wheel bering on one of the rear wheel bearing and one of the front bearing crown had a tiny nick in the crown. The best part in your bad situation is that you lost the speedo that indicates to me that it can be a ABS/speedo sensor, sins one of the sensors also reads speed for your speedo (can't remember witch one it is). The fact is that when it comes to ABS related problems like yours then most likely you have to visit a good shop with floor mounted test rollers other vice it is a time consuming and frustrating hit and miss to figure it out, sins there are so many things that can couse a faulty reading eaven on the best of equipments as I found out and felt on my wallet. I hope you figure this out and let us amaturs know? Sendt fra min SM-T800 med Tapatalk
  5. Hi Chris, did you get the shipment cost? Sendt fra min SM-T800 med Tapatalk
  6. Hi Chris, Did you find out about the final price incl. postage for the left outside mirror motor? Sendt fra min SM-T800 med Tapatalk
  7. You bet I did but it was not a as easy as you might think sins they where ment for RH car, so I had to convert the R. to L. by taking the undercarriage and switch them plus reroute the wires and find a new control box for both L and right side. I used Reymonds instructions to do it. The only thing I have not done is hooking up the memory all wiring is ready but I can't find the connection to the red/blue wire to the P-bus and I'm afraid to take the chance. I noticed you have the small radio antena, my rubbery part is in tatters so that is also of interest. Sendt fra min SM-T800 med Tapatalk
  8. Jeb, and still going strong, I see you a lot hear and still selling all kind of spares. Well, I thing the left mirror motor is going bad so just in case I'm going to have one ready. What are we talking about regarding price plus shipment to DK? Sendt fra min SM-T800 med Tapatalk
  9. Hi Piper, I was wondering if you could provide me with the left mirror motor for my e39? Sendt fra min SM-T800 med Tapatalk
  10. Hi, I think I understand your discription of your trouble, what you are saying is that if you turn the ignition of while the wipers are engage they will stop emetyetly anywhere and next time you start up the car, they will not go to park potion. If that is the case then there are five possebilitys; Firstly it could be that the wiper motor has bad electrical connection The wiper motor is simply worn out The indicator stalk on the steering colum is defect And lastly is the starter svitch on the steering colum that needs to bee change for a new one, if the bottom half of the switch is worn out all kind of crazy electrical problems can accrue, I almost forgot, there are som relays on the right upper side under the black lum/fuse box, sometimes they go bad. If you are going to put a new motor in then do not buy cheep aftermarket China junk on ebay rather find a used OE other vice you will have even more troubles to figure out. My bet is on the motor number one and number two is the bottom half of the starter switch. I hope this helps you.
  11. V_MAX

    Electrical problems caused by water ingress

    Regarding your electrical problems: Oddly enough, then this problems stems from one culprit, in most cases it is the “ignition starter switch, pn.: 32 6 901 961” that is on the steering column, (or simply a loos wiring). Inside it are contacts that through the years build up carbon and dirt. You can possibly take it apart and use a 1000 grid sandpaper and try to uneven the pits or put in a new one. This takes an hour to do properly,and it is not hard to do. Hear is a link for you on YouTube; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQPiShdsa_U Best of luck