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  1. toughguyhuh

    OEM Springs for 530i SE

    I'm planning to change out the lowering springs that the previous owner of my E39 project car fitted, front and back. I want to restore it to OEM parts but I can't seem to find the BMW part numbers. The car just doesn't look right on lowered springs, it being an SE. Also it's a real pain trying to get my trolley jacks underneath! The shocks also look aftermarket but I've got the OE numbers for those if I need to replace them too. No luck finding the spring numbers on RealOEM, it shows the springs but there aren't any numbers for them, unless I haven't found the right diagram? Does anyone have them? (It's a saloon, not touring)
  2. Hi guys, looking for someone in the West London area known to be good for sills/jacking points etc. i found this place near Bristol, but ideally I’m after somewhere nearer. https://www.redish-motorsport.com/E39M5S62CorrodedRustySillsJackingPoints.html anyone got experience of this place? just discovered one of my jacking points is non existent (it’s not actually there), and the sills aren’t actually the shape they’re meant to be... should’ve looked a bit closer when I bought it, but I got overexcited. thanks, Adam
  3. Jim Gee

    E39 M52TU emissions and ULEZ

    I have driven a much cared for E39 528i (with M52TU engine not the M52 one) for many years. The car with the M52 engine doesn’t meet London ULEZ standard for Nox emissions (0.08 g per km) because it emits 0.095 g per km). The M52TU engine which I have, is supposed to have substantially cut Nox emissions from the old M52 one, with its double vanos system BUT I can’t find anything online with confirms this or what the M52TU emissions are. Does anyone know where I can find out please? Thank you.
  4. Struanh94

    1998 BMW E39 535i V8 Manual £3500 NE66

    Hello, For sale is my 1998 (Pre-Vanos) E39 535i V8, with the rare 5 speed Manual Gearbox, finished in the classy Biarritz Blue. Having been on the look-out for a well-maintained M62 V8 Manual for some time, I jumped at opportunity to acquire this car when it came on the market around 3 months ago. However, I have recently bought another car, and this combined with the fact that I will be working from home for the foreseeable future with no commute, means I cannot justify keeping this car. The car has covered 184K miles with only 2 previous owners. It comes with FSH, MOT until August 2021, and has clearly been well maintained. (There are 19 Service Stamps in the Booklet) There is also a large folder of receipts, showing the extensive maintenance which has been performed on the car over the years. A summary of the most recent / significant work performed on the car (all with receipts to prove): - Recent Engine Oil and Filter change (Sep 2020) - X2 new Avon ZV7 Tyres (Jul 2020) - New Front & Rear ABS Sensors (Aug 2020) - Both Rear Shock Absorbers replaced (Jul 2019) - Front Lower Suspension Arms, Wishbones, Anti-Roll Bar (Sep 2019) - New Bosch Battery (Jan 2019) - Rocker Cover Gaskets (Feb 2018) - Alternator (Feb 2016) - Starter Motor (Dec 2016) - Rear roll-bar links (May 2015) - Coil Pack (May 2015) - Bonnet Respray (Aug 2015) - Alternator (Sep 2011) - Clutch and Flywheel (Feb 2008 – 140k) Cosmetically the car is generally very clean for its age, although there are a few small patches of surface-level rust emerging as is pictured in the photos. Points a new owner would want to address: - The car consumes a very small amount of coolant. Previous owner advised it needs a top-up every 6-800 miles. - Minor oil leak (likely rear main seal) The car is located in Northumberland, NE66. £3,500 ONO
  5. Dbcrd

    Android Mounting Bracket

    I'm posting in the e39 section rather than audio as my question is model specific. I'm looking into installing a Chinese OEM fit android head unit. I've read the forums extensively and have a formed a view of the risks. I think I've established much of what I need to know to start on this though I may need advice later. While I build up the bits I need I'm looking for advice. My existing unit is a one piece radio cassette and I will be dismantling the dash and removing a cage that looks like this: Once I do that it appears that I could mount the android unit with no frame at all and I also read that the brackets that come with them are not much use. I'm thinking of adding the OEM Nav Bracket 7044008: Has anyone any advice or experience please? Wil this work and will it achieve anything?
  6. Hello, this is my first post on this forum; I've found lots of answers here previously, but can't find the answer to this one. My car is a 2003 E39 530D Sport Touring, and I'm having quite a few electrical gremlins at the moment. The battery was on its last legs so I've replaced that, but still have several issues to track down and want to check/clear some errors using INPA. The problem is, I can only read and reset errors on some modules on the car, other modules return the error: 'IFH0009 no response from control unit'. I'm using an old laptop running XP and INPA 5.02. I bought a USB-OBD EDIABAS cable which came with INPA and other BMW software. The installation worked for several modules and allows me to read and clear faults etc., but for other modules it won't connect. I did a lot of searching and found some guides which mentioned using a VAGCOM cable with FT232RL chip, so thinking the cable might be causing the problems, I bought one of these and installed a new driver for it. I still have the same problem, I can only connect to some modules. I also found online a later (mainly German language) version of INPA (5.06) and installed it under Windows 7 on another laptop. It also only permits access to some modules (I think the same ones) using either cable. Modules I can't access include the Airbag, Air Suspension unit, AC, Immobiliser EWS, Rain & Light sensor RLS, Cruise Control GR2 and Central Body Electronics ZKE3. I'm pretty certain all of these are fitted to the car. Does anyone else have similar problems, or can you access all the modules on your car using INPA?
  7. ingvaldsen

    BMW e39 Webasto

    Hello guys ! i have a problem right now..... my webasto circuitboard was damaged so i have sent it to france to get repaired but this will take its time since its christmas and i live in Norway and i need it for christmas. so i am wondering if i can use a ecu from e46 webasto in an e39 ? i see that many people list their webasto for sale and write that they all are combitable with e38, 39, e46 and e53..... they have different number but they should do the same job or am i wrong ?? i hope some of you know any facts about this
  8. Ecobasic

    E39 530D Manual Swap Coding

    Hello dear Community, First of: English isn't my main language - if i make mistakes i'm sorry! I recently bought a E39 530D Auto that got a manual swap. I noticed the cruise control doesnt work and it shows me on the Speedometer that the Gearbox is running in emergency mode. I've seen a few threads talking about the coding to make it work, but not detailed enough for me since i'm a newby in coding. I have all the programms and i know how to save .man files and get them in the car, but i don't know how to code the complete car with the 3 new parameters. I know this asks for a very long posts that clarifys everything but i hope i can find some help here! Best regards, Michael
  9. hunterbm

    E39 530 Touring - new wheels

    Hi all I have just picked up a 2001 530i touring. The plan is to get it serviced and then give it good clean up. I would also like to change the wheels. It currently has the original 16in turbine style wheels and would really like to fit some Alpina style wheels to it but would also like to go a little larger. Would a set of 18in wheels fill the arches up a bit more while still giving good ride comfort? What size tyres should i be looking at and do i need staggered wheels? Any advice really appreciated
  10. SamC

    Clutch wont press down

    Hi All, I have a problem with my 520i where the clutch wont press down. It's compeltely solid so it can't be put into gear at all. Wasn't sure if there is a problem with the clutch itself or maybe some sort of blockage somewhere? Ant ideas would be great :) Cheers Sam video-1594551980.mp4
  11. My key fob (actually both fobs) have ceased to operate central locking on my e39 525i. It has been uncooperative for several weeks now, and I am less patient with opening the car via the key at this stage. I have been driving the car regularly since May (respecting the COVID-19 restrictions here in Ireland) so there should not be an issue with the charge in the fob. I did fit the Audio Grom BT3 bluetooth kit while e39 was garaged (thanks for the tip @d_a_n1979) and I am wondering if there is a connection between this and my central locking issue??? The bluetooth is working perfectly, by the way! Any troubleshooting advice for me on the key fob issue? Thanks Sid
  12. Hi! I have a BMW 523i Manual, The car has now picked up an issue. When the car is running you can move the gearstick into any gear with/without the clutch is in and the car won't go into gear. I'm just wondering if this is a small issue or more than likely a bigger issue. Any help is appriciated
  13. jonwil560115

    PDC issues

    Hoping someone can help with this! Have an issue with PDC at the rear of my 2001 E39 where if you turn the ignition to position 2 (dash lights on) and turn on the PDC and walk up to each they work fine. If I connect the laptop and view the output of all the sensors they can be seen to be working OK. However, if I start the car the sensors then go mental and start beeping away and the laptop shows they think they're detecting something - No error codes recorded Actions so far: I have replaced all the rear parking sensors All rear sensors click away fine I have replaced the PDC unit I have cleaned all the connections
  14. 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)
  15. R10HWN


    Can anyone help me source a black M Sport E39 (2002) bumper with PDC and headlight washers? I’ve cracked mine (in the photo)!!
  16. I serviced the e39 last week - but didn't replace spark plugs, as the PO replaced them 25K miles ago. I'm wondering how often everyone else replaces them? I read a US based site recommending change at 100k miles Keen to hear what's the norm here. Thanks Sid
  17. Hi folks, Just picked up my first E39 540i and thought I'd share it here. I'll hopefully get my hands dirty and try to do as much DIY as I could to avoid additional costs with the help of the abundance of information in this forum. Here she is on her first proper drive. Few things on my to do list currently. Sort out squealing on cold start up(I'll try and get a video up) Steering alignment, feels lopsided to the left. Rear sun blinds, have the replacement part but need a guide on how to replace it. All the guides I've found seems to be about retrofitting it. May just have to reverse engineer those guides
  18. SidMac

    Hello, I just landed

    Belated introduction, I joined a few weeks ago. I noted the requests for pics on other introductions - so I include a few here. I became the latest keeper of this e39 last August 2019 - and enjoyed her company for 3 months before taking her off the winter/salted roads. Originally sent to Japan from birth 2003 (06), came to Ireland in Nov 2010 - and been here since then. 525i Auto inline 6 pot. Silky smooth but comes with a few cosmetic blemishes - which, in due course, will be corrected. Can't wait to be back in the driving seat by end of April !!! All the best, Sid
  19. DerekJr.

    PDC silent treatment

    Hey guys, Looked all over the interweb for a cure, but to no avail. I've replaced my problematic PDC sensors, but now I have another problem (or one that existed along with the problematic sensors). Before I replaced my faulty sensors, whenever I selected Reverse, I would get a continuous error tone, and sometimes it would be silent (no tone, not even when getting close to things). I've replaced the faulty sensors and selected Reverse, and they worked the 1st time. "Great!" i thought. I locked the car and went back home. A few hours later, I went for a drive to the shop and when I selected reverse, there was not error tone, but there was also no beeps when getting close to objects. When I got home I selected reverse and still no sound. While still in reverse i decided to remove the bottom plug from the PDC module which caused the error tone to sound. I inserted the plug back in and it sounded the "beeps" presumably because I was standing behind the car, as I moved further away, there was more time between each beep (shows its working). I thought maybe it wasn't plugged in properly. I locked the car and went inside. A few hours later, I selected reverse and nothing. Again I unplugged the bottom plug and plugged it back it and the PDC came to life. Immediately after this, I switched off the ignition and locked the car. After a short period of time (3 seconds) I unlocked the car and selected Reverse and the PDC worked. A few hours later it didn't. Notes: There are no error codes in INPA, all the sensors are clicking (I can feel and hear them), car only has rear sensors (1999 E39) It's like once the car goes into sleep mode, I have to reset the PDC by unplugging and plugging it back it. Could the PDC module be faulty? Many thanks
  20. I have a 2001 E39 with business radio/CD. I bought the Intravee II to use it for ipod integration. Currently has firmware V6.02-7155. It looks like it maybe in UI mode 2. I can't find the extra menu or many other of the UI mode 2 options. I tried to set UI mode 2 through the radio with the on/off/</>/on/off and set CD 9-04, but don't have the scan key, I tried clock key but that just sets the clock, I also tied the soft CS key, but nothing saves the UI mode. When I go to set it again, it's back at CD 9-02. I tried setting the UI mode 4 using the command line (setui 4) with downloader-v7.50-44 on a PC w/RS232 and it took the command, but I still don't think the unit is in UI mode 4. The ipod plays music and I can use the radio and steering wheel controls for basic operations, but I thought I'd get more, including the extras menu. Maybe my E39 is too old for UI mode 4? Maybe I don't have the right radio type for UI mode 4? I don't get anything extra in the instrument cluster besides basic info like temp/mpg/avg/speed/miles left in gas tank and that's it. From what I've read, my radio is too old to be able to connect an aux in, that's why I got the Intravee II. I've had an Intravee II in my E86 with NAV for over 12 years and it has worked really well, really like the extras, especially with the NAV screen. I included a pic of a radio that looks just like mine to show which buttons I have.
  21. 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
  22. Hey, does anyone have or know where i can get a manual drivers side mirror in high gloss/ shadow line- don't mind what colour it is as i can get it repainted but in Stirling Grey would be ideal. Thanks.
  23. 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?
  24. I'm in the middle of fitting an android head unit to repalce a BMW business cassette in a 2002 touring. I removed the radio and the cage and disconnected the quadlock. Across the two rows of larger leaf contacts were two blue blanking plates just as in the picture I found on the internet. I've removed them and plugged in and all seems to work. Can anyone tell me what these blue plates are for as there were pins in both the old and new head unit that it would seen these get in the way of. Thanks
  25. 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