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  1. Sandip

    For sale - 2003 BMW E39 535iA Sport

    Sapphire black - all original paintwork apart from previous repair around boot lock Mileage is 110k MOT until March 2022 Mixed service history with regular self-completed oil and filter changes by current and previous owner Inspection II and Inspection I completed ahead of schedule in my ownership 5 previous owners, with last one also a forum member 2 keys Original sales folder with all booklets Specification includes: Factory privacy glass from B-pillar Sand beige leather interior made to look like Champagne with two tone door cards Rare Poplar wood inserts, spare Vavona set Staggered 18inch M-Parallels in excellent condition Auto lights Auto wipers Cruise control Dual zone auto climate control PDC front and rear Electric adjustable steering wheel Electric adjustable and memory front seats Heated front seats Power fold, auto dim and heated mirrors Auto reverse dip nearside mirror MK IV sat-nav with 2020 disc Digital TV Bluetooth preparation Intravee II with comfort functions set up; follow me home lights, DRL angel eyes, PDC distance display, one touch indicators Recent work: New battery October 2020 Good Year Eagle Asymmetric 5 tyres all around November 2020 with less than 500 miles covered 4 wheel hunter wheel alignment New OEM BMW wheel centre badges New OEM BMW boot and bonnet badges Inspection I completed by independent specialist July 2020 - 4 green bars remaining Gearbox flush, oil and filter by transmission specialist November 2020 Rocker cover gaskets, oil change and spark plugs by independent specialist February 2021 Rear brake line and brake fluid change by independent specialist February 2021 Near side wheel bearings March 2021 Deep valet and engine bay detail March 2021 Fuel filler cap March 2021 Gearstick magnetic solenoid lock April 2021 Bad bits: (see pics) Paint work bubbling near boot lock Car park ding on drivers door under wing mirror An enthusiast owned car which has been well looked after being a great buy for the next owner to continue the feat. Offers around £5,000. I'll be more than happy to have any detailed conversations around the vehicle, just get in touch. Car is located in North East London
  2. Toughguyhuh

    E39 5HP19 transmission faults

    I'm after a bit of advice regarding troubleshooting the limp mode issue in my E39 with 99k miles. I bought it cheap as a project car, knowing there was a fault and since it's not my daily driver I'm not under any pressure to sink a lot of cash into getting it back on the road. The codes it's giving are: 31 - EGS Sympton, gear monitoring 36 - EGS Gear monitoring 4 (P0734) I have already dropped the sump and given it a new filter, gasket and oil. The oil that came out looked nice and clean and the magnets didn't have much in the way of shavings. I'm fairly certain hasn't been changed previously, since I have all the service records from new and there's no mention plus a couple of the sump bolts were properly corroded and seized. I tested the solenoids in INPA and they all seem OK, but anyway these are deactivated when in limp mode and out of limp mode it goes into every gear. I also dismantled and cleaned out the selector switch to eliminate that. The gearbox temp when I've had a run in the car gets to 97 and holds, which I believe is normal. Reading around suggests an issue with the manual selector valve as it's relating to 4th gear which seems to be where the problem becomes apparent. There's a distinct slip when changing into 4th, either up or down. You can turn off the car, turn it back on and the fault indicator goes out, but when I reset the error memory I can readily recreate the same fault code after some driving. After a particularly long test drive this morning, I had some issues going from P to R, first time that's happens - it was a really rough change. Does this sound pressure related? So my next step will be to open the box up again - but that's where I need some pointers based on above. Where to start looking?
  3. 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)
  4. Michael:E39

    E39 Car Tax Increases - Impact?

    So how do we E39 owners feel about the increased Car Tax from 1st April 2021? My year 2002 530i will then be liable for annual car tax of £600 pa based on Co2 emission figure of 257. Blimey! A 520i will be £585 pa (237 emissions), and 540i £600 pa (295 emissions). I've always tried to be a bit philosophical about the car tax rate for my 530i (likewise the petrol consumption of around 25 mpg), but this latest hike is eye watering (up from £330 to £600). How do we think it will affect the value and marketability of E39's registered on / after March 2001, and for E39's registered before March 2001 (flat rate of £280). I'm wondering if the many post March 2001 E39's currently on sale for £3000 and below will still look attractive if a buyer immediately has to shell out another £600 pa? Will this hasten the decline of many cheaper E39's, and result in a higher figure for good, more expensive one's in the long run? What do you think? On a similar note; has anyone experienced the post Brexit imposition of custom duty and vat on car parts ordered from Germany? I've bought lots of E39 new parts from Germany over the last year, and found the prices to be high and with high delivery charges, but have not purchased any post Brexit. Be interested to know.
  5. V_MAX

    e39 in autumn woods 2019

    From the album: My 523i

    This picture was taken in the woods this autumn (2019) Although this model was designed in the year 1995 it still represents one of BMW''s best designs ever after 24 years, that's my opinion.
  6. V_MAX

    My Big Silver Schark

    From the album: My 523i

    The new silver rear lights seem to fit the color well on the car. The oddest thing is that the color of the car (aspen silver/922) constantly changes depending on the weather and the surroundings. All the images of the car are the original photos and no photo shopping. In this picture the color is almost like it has purple on the upper half and almost rust red, like the sand on the bottom half. Sometimes when it is overcast it turns into stone dead dull gray. It's like it has a mood of its own.
  7. Gwiz

    E39 530D Manual wanted

    BMW E39 530d Manual wanted! Must have an MOT. Appreciate these are getting like hens teeth these days. Interested in any body style. Ideally in the South East, but will travel for the right car.
  8. Since battery was disconnected the trip info on the indicator arm is now inaccurate. Can anyone tell me how to reset it please. Paul
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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?
  13. 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?
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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)
  22. 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)!!
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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