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  1. Hi all, new here and looking for advice, please. I bought an E39, 2002 BMW E39-530i sport LCI facelift last weekend, never had one before. Some pictures attached. I previously had a 2006 BMW E60 525d M sport (my first bimmer) with DPF issues; the car is now gone...(long story) This E39 has done around 76k miles and drives beautifully. I want to keep the value of the car; I don't drive much, mostly on weekends out with the family here and there weekdays sometimes. The advice I would like is head unit related, please. should I change or keep original - does this affect value? The mid-unit has pixels missing. I was thinking of getting an eBay replacement (£120+), as replacing the screen will cost about the same or more on the current unit. I am not confident in doing this job myself. However, there is no AUX or Bluetooth, so hoping I can fit the AUX if my car is a late 2002 production into the current system. or I buy an OEM looking head unit with the android system (with all the buttons) or an all-screen one. This costs more. I want to be able to connect my phone audio really, maybe answer calls as secondary, I can use my phone as a sat nav, but not sure what could affect the future value of the car. Also, the mid-unit has this phone/tel button not sure what even does? Thank you in advance. Imran
  2. Hi. My M54 is actually in an E46 330i 2003 but I'm really struggling for info... I think the crankshaft pulley / vibration damper has failed or is at least on ots way out. It has a fairly bad wobble on it at idle as i hope you can see on the video - or is this normal? Symptoms are heavy vibs through steering wheel seat and floor and will usually go away after restarting or a speed bump! I've removed AC belt and Viscous fan and 25 miles or so without it happening again. I would have had a new one on there by now if it wasn't for a) a lack of info on the net for the job and b) the holding bolt being at 400Nm scary! Only found one write up and he had engine out and made 2m scaffolding to undo it. Then there's locking the crank... Any good advice? 90k 330i that had beem poorly servuced and maintained prior to me. Had just gased the AC up 2 days before (hadn't worked since i got it) and thinking this extra new load has been the straw that broke the proverbial. Both times the vibs have started its been when steering fairly hard (junctions) which lead me to think PAS pump but then I saw the wobble. PAS pump had 1-2mm end float. All other pulleys tensioners idlers etc feel OK. 20190730_154541.mp4
  3. Autofold but not heated in Sapphire black. Not OEM, not sure what make. It works but clicks a few times when folding out/down. £25 posted?
  4. Here are my two E39's (kinda). Finally got some decent pictures taken and it would be nice to share with others on here some images and ownership details given the amount of pleasure I have had over the last few months looking at the threads of fellow members. The B10 was my first V8 purchase after hankering after an M5 since I was a nipper. Unfortunately I didn't have sufficient funds at the time to go solo so I had to go halves with my old man. Problem is he wanted an auto which put the stoppers on the M5 dream, although a B10 is no bad substitute! I found this example on PH with 121k miles which checked out well and had been well known on the Alpina Register pretty much all its life. It had been undersealed from new and had a rebuilt gearbox and numerous other new bits recently replaced. Since then its had a fortune spent on it to make sure its as tight as a drum including a total front suspension rebuild, all new cooling system, full brake system replacement, all arches, front sills, boot seam repainted and waxoiled along with the whole front end to get rid of stone chips along with loads of other bits. As a result she looks and drives fantastically well, as you would expect. Here are a few pics from the other day after a journey to and from York (hence she is a touch dirty). If the car looks familiar to regular visitors to PH its because the previous owner featured it on PH Carpool a few years back. Here is the link if anyone is interested. http://www.pistonheads.com/regulars/ph-carpool/carpool-alpina-b10-e39/25645 You will note that I removed the stripes! A tad controversial perhaps but I thought they dated the car and weren't factory Alpina decals. Late last year I sold my share to my old man (although I still look after it and get to drive it regularly...Bonus!) purely because my hankering after an E39 M5 never went away, in fact sampling the B10 just made me want one even more. Given prices were noticeably on the rise I decided to act fast before I was priced out of the market, so the hunt was on. I viewed a few 'minters' which turned out to be total sheds before spotting an LMB facelift in Glasgow with 107k on the clock. Initially I really wanted a Silverstone Blue car but I couldn't find a nice one so decided to get myself to Scotland. It turned out to be a lovely example and I was cruising down the M6 the same day. Its a great spec with extended leather doorcards & lower dash, sunroof, alcantara headlining and titanline trim. Here are a few pics Sitting next to the daily & track slag Clio 182 Added a Royal Steering Wheel (brilliant addition, same as on the B10), a ZHP gearknob and E90 sat nav buttons. Needless to say I absolutely love it, it has surpassed my (high) expectations and is getting under my skin in a way that only one other car has done (my 2010 Focus RS). I often get asked how the B10 and the M5 compare, well, they drive very differently despite the similarities to the uninitiated. The B10 rides amazing well and the auto box is great around town yet provides a surprisingly sporty nature when using the paddles and it handles really well indeed. The M5 on the other hand feels a lot stiffer, has quicker steering and is far more physical to drive (which I prefer) and generally feels far sportier. In terms of outright performance they are quite closely matched, with the quick shifting box of the B10 keeping it on the boil easily, although the M5 has the edge. Both are epic machines though and I would totally understand someone owning both at the same time as they deliver very different experiences. More pictures and updates to come.
  5. Found these hiding behind intake manifold should these be plugged in 2x 4 pin round connectors 2002 530i e39
  6. I am looking for a fuel pump for E39 2002 / Petrol 2.2ltr if anybody can help
  7. Eskerman

    2002 E39 2L Petrol

    I have had a couple of E39s some years ago.. including a 540 Touring .. money pit but thats another story. I was offered a one owner from new 2002 E39 2L Petrol / Auto / leather with 100k and full service history.. its been lying up for about a year. Looks spotless inside - very tidy under the bonnet and jacking points are good and no visible rust - still need to ramp it to check but it seems to be fine - tried to start it yesterday and zilch .. turns over but wont fire. I will pop a code reader on to see if it throws up any codes or faults - crank sensors or immobiliser / fuel pump all the usual suspects Any advice on what else I need to check - and what would you pay in the UK for similar car.. Thanks and regards Paul
  8. Eskerman

    Irish Newbie

    Hello from Ireland I have had few BWMs on and off over the past 35 years and I was recently tempted to buy one owner from new E39.. 2002 / 2L petrol. I haven't pulled the trigger on it yet... but..! Regards Paul
  9. JonAre

    New to Intravee II - Help

    Hello Intravee users, Am new (late?) to the Intravee II for the E39 and seeking some help - please. Purchased a unit from a fellow bmw5 board member here and am seeking to add functionality, not audio, to my 540i. Plugged only the iBus connector into the Intravee and it seemed to work for a few minutes - folding mirrors on remote lock/unlock for example - then the extra functionality stopped... Decided to update the EPROM without any luck. Using the "downloader-v7.50-44" application. -the serial port "opens" - COM3 with a (pretty fast) baud of 115200. -loading (Open Firmware) the most current build v6.02-7155.blf appears to be accepted. -flashing (Program Firmware) the Intravee returns "Initializing ... Not in application or bootloader? Check cable?" (attached image) Is there another program missing? Need a different or special USB-Serial cable? From another thread, understand there is a fuse. Can one pry the case apart to check? Any help would be appreciated - thanks!!
  10. Hi all, long time no post... Anyway, short story version. I went to look at an E61 530i Touring 6 Speed Manual 2007 LCI (269bhp) 110k miles 2 owners (mostly London commuting), plus a few extras from factory etc. Test driving and noticed a funny low end noise, I thought it was bottom end but later (after shooting the video) I realised that the knocking went away when the clutch was pressed in. That led me to Dual Mass flywheel issues but I don't know or what specific mechanisms are envolved or how they are malfunctioning (spring weights etc.). Most noticable heavy knocking on tickover and just after a little rev. Put the clutch in and it goes away. I thought the top end was a bit tappy, more than I would expect and I could detect the engine slightly rocking around. Is this normal for these tuned 530i LCI 2007 onward setups? Can any of you guys have a listen a see what you think, enlighten me? It goes well but this is the first 530i I've test driven. Booted it in 2nd n 3rd and noticed the performance below 3k RPM quite average, though I've never been that impressed with low end torque from BMW 6 cyl petrol engines. Up through 4k RPM and the magic starts to really happen, building nicely until I bail out at 6k RPM. Edit: Since found this useful informative video: Buying a used BMW 5 series E60, E61 - 2003-2010, Buying advice with Common Issues
  11. Pair of aftermarket (Depo) headlamps for sale. Excellent condition, working perfectly when removed from my M5 to fit xenon headlamps. One or two LED bulbs on the halo of one have failed, as far as I know these are easy to replace. Come complete with Hella mounting brackets as can be seen on photo's, note that one lug on one mounting bracket is broken so these are just a bonus with the sale - you'll probably use your own anyway. It held the light fine for me for 4 years. £100 collected, add £20 for postage.
  12. R44M BM

    Carbon Black ///M5

    Hi all, After years of procrastinating, I decided it was time to get my dream car (as a youth) The e39 was always a special car to me, the timeless and classic BMW looks and the "wolf in sheep's clothing" character. I had to itch this scratch and tick this off my bucket list! With prices slowly creeping up, the search had to begin! I decided to start looking for an e39 last year. I had a specific choice of specification: Black Facelift Black leather Titanium interior trim As standard as possible In October, I found one which seemed to tick my boxes in Wales and after confirming a price and arranging a deal, the seller decided he was keeping the car and did not end up selling the car to me. I was heartbroken. Many M5s have been on the market since but non caught my eye up until a few weeks ago. I set my eyes on a 2002 M5 which looked like it needed some TLC but ticked my boxes. Black, Facelift and with the interior I wanted. After seeing the car, it was clear it needed some loving as it has been parked up for some time and neglected however it was now or never and I wanted a car which needed (some) loving. After a test drive, the deal was done and I was the owner of a M5! Heres the Original Spec: Tyre Pressure Control Gradual Tint Windscreen Electric Steel Sunroof First Aid Kit and Triangle Smoker Package Individual Audio System Through Load System Park Distance Control Rain Sensor and Auto Light Activation On-Board Monitor with TV Cordless GSM Telephone BMW 6 Disc CD Changer Australia version Ski Bag Front Sliding Arm Rest CD Preparation She has some (subtle) mods - a tubi exhaust, window tints (they will be coming off ASAP!) and the previous owner ripped out most of the OEM sound system! My plan is to restore her to her former glory! I have a list of things I want to do! I have a few other cars in my Garage including a Stage 2 Golf R and Audi S5 (3.0 Supercharged)
  13. Hi all Im new to this so bear with ... I was recently lucky enough to acquire a car I always coveted as a young professional. A lovely old but like new E39 Touring SE Auto in Silver. All original throughout. Its in beautiful condition. Not a blemish in or out and drives like new, and has only done 35K miles. Purchased via my local mechanic who was storing it for a recently bereaved widow in the village. Very sad story : ( I think it’s a Japanese import but how do I tell ? UK radio channels Odo in miles not KM Whether it’s a UK or imported car, what should I be looking out for as the main issues ? Also can the 525i unit be uprated easily ? Never done the forum thing, hope I’ve done it right. Thanks Birdman
  14. harry92


    Hi everyone, Have often been onto forums in the past for advice, but never joined or posed! We have had a 2003 E39 525d Touring in the house for the last 13 years, second owner, will be sure to post pics when i get a chance, absolutely in love with the E39. My daily drive car is a 2010 Mazda 3 Sport. I'm currently looking to get my hands on a 540i... because... V8! still searching to find a nice example (Sterling silver, sport, face-lift, beige leather ), hopefully I find something soon. for now, just a hello to everyone, sure ill have many questions that will be answered here.
  15. Hello all, Been a member a few months but not needed to come here yet.. I would of liked it to be something positive about my 2000 E39 528i pre facelift. To be fair it's been parked up for a week but I usually use it on my days off work which I work 4 on 4 off. Before this problem I used it to tow my caravan for 120miles there and back which I'm pretty sure has nothing to do with it? My key fob battery has died which was fine before not that it should matter as I've used the spare key before with a dead key battery. I used the key to unlock the doors, opened the doors and the alarm went off, I can start the car with the alarm still sounding then after 30seconds the alarm goes off but the hazards keep flashing. Soon as I stick my hand through the window the alarm goes off with or without the engine running. I'm guessing this is an electrical fault of some sort and it's just a coincidence that this has happened with the flat battery in the key? I wasn't too impressed to be fair as it's a bank holiday, it's hot, the bimmer is gleaming and I was taking the family out to the zoo. Lucky I have another car which I use to go to work. Any help with this would be great. I've googled it and seen a few similar issue but not the same issue I have so would be nice to to hear your thoughts! And gives me a chance to use the forum for more than browsing! Cheers Floyd..
  16. I need a driver's side headlight (xenon, facelift with angel eyes) must be OEM/ Hella and in good condition. Crucially the adjusters need to be good. My car has failed its MOT due to broken headlight adjusters and the DIY is too fiddly/ time consuming for me to attempt at the moment. I would consider a pair of headlights at the right price if both were good with working adjusters.
  17. Hello All, I am hoping to join the G30/G31 club and am looking for advice. I have found a well optioned low mileage G30 and it is reasonably priced. My only concern is that it has had two owners in 2 years (1st owner 4mths and the 2nd owner 20 mths). The car is a 530i M Sport (PJ17 NDG) with the Tech Pack, Comfort Pack and Remote Parking at the links below. It is registered in March 2017 so on the plus side it avoids the £320 VED but on the downside it is an early build and I am unsure if there have been issues with early models. I am hoping that the forum maybe able to offer advice as to what to look for when I view it (I am 159 miles from the dealership) and maybe let me know if this car has had history (good or bad) on this forum. https://www.stratstone.com/search/vehicledetails/used-car-bmw-5 series--automatic-petrol-blue-saloon-PJ17NDG/ or https://usedcars.bmw.co.uk/vehicle/201810111410471?location=Andover SP10 3SD, UK&quoteref=cecde840-90de-4c97-9ce1-b05323f09f9f Thank you in advance for your help.
  18. TheRandom_One_

    BMW 525d E39 knocking

    Hi, could someone help me find out what this knocking noise is? (Video linked below) The noise is there at idle then when you get the car moving it goes but comes back around 1500/ 2000 rpm, and the two back glow plugs seem to have oil around them.. maybe it needs a new glow plug and gasket I'm not sure.
  19. Steve540

    540iA transmission grumble

    My 97 540iA has decided to develop a grinding noise when under loading. When you put your foot on the accelerator at cruising speeds there is an awful grinding noise from the transmission. The revs also fluctuate slightly. Once your foot is either lifted off or pressed harder into the pedal the noise stops.It used to only happen at like 50mph in 5th and 30mph in 4th when the car needed to change gear but its not happening more often in a wider range of speeds and gears.The best way to grasp what I'm saying is by listening to the videoIn the video I have my foot on the pedal maintaining a constant speed which causes grinding. Im lifting my foot off and on to make the grinding more noticeable. Pressing too hard results in the car changing into a lower gear which is what I do in the end of the video.Thanks for your time
  20. Hi, I finished the job, wanted to share my knowledge, hope you will benefit from it, its the whole process with all common mistakes and advice what to do and not to do while doing such a job, fixing grinding clicking problem etc, read the description on the 33 min video, i listed everything even my idiot mistake, it will show you complete comparision, waiting for your feedback.
  21. Jungfrau1969

    Test and repair of E39 M5 DME ECU

    Can anyone advise whether they have found an ECU test & repair provider in the UK that has successfully tested and repaired DME ECUs for e39 m5. Specifically Siemens ECU, part no. 5wk9317. My local BMW independent specialist has conducted a fault code check on the car as part of a recent service, which identified 10 faults that couldn't be cleared. Engine emission warning light permanently on. They recommended that the DME ECU is sent to a test & repair specialist. I have contacted a couple of places in the UK and am not getting a positive response that they have experience with this ECU and specific variant, and have a track record of successful repair / resolution. The local BMW independent specialist has told me that the engine emission warning light being on will now be an MoT failure irrespective of whether emissions test is OK. Is this true - sounds like BS to me. Any advise appreciated.
  22. hello does anybody here know much about e39 and dsp ? atm my hifi dont work and i've tested with a working bm54 and navigationmodule. the bm54 has power and when im connecting the car with INPA i can only reach the widescreen monitor and videomodule. previous owner says that the hifi have worked perfect several times this year so there has to be a small error, but i cant find out how and why..... i have uploaded a video so you guys can se the problem, the car is a 2002 m5 with individual soundsystem im desperate for help... 43166372_507674116371274_8544895572069318656_n.mp4
  23. Steve540

    e39 M5 rear seat

    Recently purchased a Le Mans blue e39 m5 interior but it is missing the rear seat. Just the bit where your back rests against Thanks
  24. jamesb2001

    M62 auxiliary waterpump price

    Hi there, My e39 540i needs a new auxiliary water pump as the current one is leaking. Please could you give me a price and whether this could be delivered by next Friday, 3rd August? Many thanks James
  25. As above. Breaking a 51 plate e39 530i in titan silver. Rear bumper is damaged front bumper has slight damage. Bonnet is damaged, m parallels are sold. However the car does still have loads of parts including a full black leather interior with very rare, rear bench with built in booster seats. Complete 530i running gear engine gearbox both work perfectly. I bought the car to use as a donor vehicle for my 525i but have now decided to go down a different route with that car and use my V8 engine instead. Steering wheel sold sill trims sold wheels sold If you require any parts arts please contact me on 07500403008 or pm me on here i am located in in west London, UB6. thank you Sanjay Gore