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  1. So I'm in New Zealand but Im converting a UK import 1983 525i from a (very slow) M30B25 to a (very smooth) M54B30. All the hard bits like engine mounts and electrics and remapping has all gone to my carefully laid plans. What I didn't expect was the fiasco that is the manual version pedals. I initially bought a complete setup but then I realised (thanks to my mechanic) that LHD and RHD are different pedal setups. Ok that was my bad. Then we found that there are two versions (early and later) of the E28 pedal setups, so I had to buy the hyper-expensive chassis mounted master cylinder. Ok.. so now just get the pedals right? Checked everywhere in NZ, rang BMW who told me half the stuff is NLA and I was SOL.. Found places on online to order who then contacted me to say they also cannot source the one fairly major part I'm missing: the brake pedal. http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E28/Europe/525i-M30/R-M/browse/pedals/pedals_stop_light_switch_2/ Part #7 35211152013 Im basically going down the list of anyone selling or breaking RHD E28's, anywhere in the world to find... whats essentially a metal stick. Its just a pedal, of all things to be held up on, this wasnt one I thought of! Anyone got any ideas or one to sell me? TL'DR: I need an e28 early model manual brake pedal. A complete manual pedal setup would also be an option.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Ecobasic

    E39 530D manual swap problem

    Hello Guys, I completed the manual swap by doing all the electronical things (flashing manual DDE Software etc), and fitting a manual E-gaspedal. Everything works fine, however in lower rpms 1500-2100 approximately if i go full throttle the car gets some boost and instantly goes off power again even showing on the current consumption dial, then spools up again and loses power again, all until 2150 RPM where everything is fine afterwards and all the power is here. Does anybody have an idea? BR Michael
  5. 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
  6. Does any have the original owners manuals and pamphlets that would have come in a 2006 E61 Touring? Thanks
  7. Hi, just purchased an E61 m sport 2008 525i. Wanted to head back to manual after having a 335i touring and a 530d GT both autos. the 8 speed ZF was light years ahead of the old 6 speed in the 335i but much prefer the look of an m sport E61 over the equivalent F10... thoughts? anyway, had to get some work done on it - 6x injectors 6 x spark plugs 1 x NOX sensor 1 x 02 sensor not cheap, but now running like a dream. As for the 525i vs 530i, whilst I haven't driven the 530i I had the 335i. Answer - lacking a little shove between 2k - 4k but was always a little disappointed with the top end of the 335i so not a million miles of in real driving terms. Also with the manual gearbox, it's just so much more engaging. loving it so far... a couple of pics for you all
  8. RoaringTouring

    LSD conversion for E39 540iT6

    Hi guys I appreciate this is a reasonably discussed topic across the various forums, but the information is a bit dispersed and some of it slightly old. I was hoping to perhaps collate the different options and people's experiences together on this subject. Essentially I'm looking at an LSD conversion project for my '97 540iT. Reasoning for which, is in part, to prepare car for a SC install. Just to add that I'm currently unable to carry out any of the work myself so I'd be relying on either my indy or diff specialist garage. There are, from my research so far, three obvious options available. I'd appreciate anyone's thoughts/experiences on having carried out any of them, or indeed any other options: 1. Swap internals of OEM open diff for those from an E36 M3 EVO LSD. 2. Swap diff for E39 M5 LSD. This requires a little more work, including modifying the driveshaft, which will need rebalancing. https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1767892-E39-M5-limited-slip-differential-swap-into-an-E39-540i 3. Purchase a third party torsen type LSD suitable for the E39. For example: Quaife - UK based company, with a good reputation, from what I've anecdotally heard. Takes less than a day to have the unit swapped. https://shop.quaife.co.uk/quaife-bmw-limited-slip-differential-kit-for-5-series-e39-540i-manual Wavetrac - Based in the USA, so hassle, buying, customs, etc. OS Giken - Japanese based. As such, much more expensive. Bit overkill perhaps, unless you're die hard track enthusiast; I may do the odd hill climb in my touring, but it's not going to get a roll cage and go on the track every week. I guess option 4 is to do both, swapping the final drive for an Msport E36/E39 AND replace the diff for a third party torsen type LSD. Pros of swapping in an E36 or M5 diff: You're swapping the entire final drive unit, so beefier parts, which may well be useful putting the extra horses to the wheels, and you're getting the Msport ratios. Cons of swapping in an E36 or M5 diff: Old LSDs will have an uncertain history, and will often have been taken out of their original cars for a reason. Granted it can be reconditioned, but old ZF design LSDs with only half a dozen clutch plates aren't a great design, compared to more modern variants, and will require a reasonable amount of work to fit into existing subframe and shafts. Even newer BMW LSDs (E46 and upwards), which use the M-variable diffs, which have many more clutch plates, have known issues with weak spur gears. Pros of putting in a new third-party LSD: You know your final drive is working and probably have a history of its use and maintenance. Still able to replace output bearings if damaged (although unlikely). Torsen type LSD, uses gearing rather than clutch plates to provide power. ASC/DSC guaranteed to still work (albeit less likely to kick in as the LSD will be doing a lot of the work). Cons of putting in a new third-party LSD: Retain original crown wheel and pinion and therefore original non Msport ratios (although I imagine this isn't too noticeable - would appreciate any experience of this). I guess I think I've already made up my mind, but I would be interested to get people's thoughts on the forum. Thanks in advance.
  9. SpazaB

    E39 520i-530i Manual

    Hi All, I'm new to this forum, after scouring the classifieds on autotrader/pistonheads/gumtree I thought I'd try and put a wanted post out there. I'm looking for a manual 6 cylinder BMW, 3 or 5 series, under £1,500 - ideally with as few miles as possible, but I am aware the 5's particularly wear their mileage well. I'm based in Oxford and wouldn't mind travelling a little for the right car. If anyone is selling in the next month or so, or knows anyone that is, I would appreciate the feedback! Thanks, SpazaB
  10. NuckingFuts

    530d Manual Bits - Updated

    Need bits for a 530d E39 auto to manual conversion. Cheers
  11. Lee Flecknor

    a few of the 535i sport

    Just thought id put a few up as im missing driving this beast while its off the road for some tlc
  12. Rafeabrook

    530i V8 Touring Manual

    Hi folks, Just returned to this message board having ran a magazine featured E28 525e with a Fritz manual conversion a couple of years ago. I'm never far from my next BMW purchase despite having dalliances with 2 Porsches (944 and 928) and a (knackered) Alfa 3.0 24V 166 in between. Having left my full time job of 15 years to set up my own Wedding and Portrait Photography business http://www.rafeabrook.co.uk, I needed something practical, interesting and relatively cheap to buy and run, so the 928 had to go! Great car though, and would have gone up in value had I held onto it. So it needed to be a Touring, and as good as E39's are - they're still too common a sight for me and not the classic good looker that the E34 is. I wanted something 20+ years old so I could take it to a few local classic car shows come summer, and condition needed to be such that I wouldn't embarrass myself doing so! As much as I would have loved the 540i engine, I wanted a manual, and it needed to be a Touring. The one E34 540i Touring Manual for sale looked like it needed serious ££££ committing to it and wasn't exactly being given away as the owner clearly knew how few were left. So at the same time, my 530i Touring Manual was up for sale privately in bloody Aberdeen of all places, so I booked a one way flight from Luton and bought it sight unseen. The car drove me home 507 miles without any problem and the description on the eBay ad was honest enough, with the bodywork being the best I've seen on an E34 Touring. It needed the front ant roll bar reattaching, and it's now booked in for an Inspection 2 service as it hasn't been used much this past year (123k from new, full service history, and 1 owner up to late 2013!). There are so few unmodified cherished examples of these cars and I feel blessed to have one of them, despite having only paid £1450 for it! Yes the power of the 540i would have been nice but I couldn't afford to restore one, and the good ones are no doubt being kept by their owners. Rafe
  13. Hi All, I have been having a problem with my E39 darling for a few months now. First to summarise the car : 1) I have had her for 5 years now 2) Has done 245000 miles to date 3) Manual 6 speed gearbox. She still starts first time every time. Had thought I could flush the radiator to get the sludge out however the garage just said no its a headgasket. So no point draining it out. Had a local BMW tech Kev take her apart and check he came back to me saying that there was water pouring out of the front of the cylinder head and diagnosed as uneconomical to repair. I can still drive her however I now have a gallon of water to refill her time to time everyday tbh. My drives are mostly 5 mile journeys and then stop for a few hours then start again. I will post some pictures up for the sludge in the rad, the oil cap has no bubbles etc so this seems to be a one way leak into the coolant system. Just thought i would post this here for anyone in a similar predicament as unfortunately with the prices of these cars going down they are starting to become scrapped left right and center, I really was hoping to keep her for ever.. not meant to be May help you guys diagnose your car.
  14. Hi all, Finally found an E39 sport touring manual 530d!!!!! Very happy with it so far but there are a few things I would like to have on it that it doesn't have - electric folding mirrors being one of those things. The main problem is it needs the off side rear wheel bearing replacing. Can anyone on the forum do this as I would rather keep the money "in the family" as it were. I have seen a video on you tube of a guy doing it - think he is Canadian possibly - he likes using his snap on air hammer! Can anyone give me any advise on how much I should be paying at a garage and or recommend an independent garage? Many thanks in advance https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=754881211198223&l=5acb4e4dbc
  15. Wow Anyone seen this yet e34 540 6 speed manual schnitzer ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bmw-540i-v8-6-speed-manual-e34-ac-schnitzer-spares-repair-drift-lsd-e30-/371011958129?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item5662093571
  16. As title. Not seen it mentioned so here you go. He clearly states could be put back on the road but breaking ??? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281272733830?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sop%3D10%26_sac%3D1%26_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D281272733830%26_rdc%3D1
  17. madoktopus

    Hi gang, heres my new E39

    Hi Guys, Thought I would say hello and intoroduce myself and the new whip. I'll probably copy and paste this if I start a journal. Richard, 23 live on the Kent / London border work in finance. First car: E36 coupe 316i manual stahlblau (Standard) Second: E36 coupe 328i manual stahlblau (Light OEM+ modification) for sale... Third: E39 saloon 530i manual topaz blue: so about the new beemer: Firstly, I think the car is a sport replica as there is no mention of sport on the logbook and the steering wheel is... odd. Will get some interior pics shortly. But the conversion looks to have used genuine parts so i'm not complaining - perhaps you giuys can clarify that. Otherwise in very good condition - only bad points that I have found so far is a few rust bubbles in the petrol cap area under the flap, laquer peeling on steering wheel and armrest and cracked OBC buttons. I'm sure there will be other faults yet though... . 84k with full BMW service History Angel eye rings have been replaced by previous for "white/blue tinge" as opposed to standard "white/yellow" soon to go on private number plate R88 FAL Hope to fit short shift kit as I find gearchanges sloppy compared to the 328, and will probably give the car some light modification. For example, first on my list is to replace the walnut trim for piano glass black items. Other than that, I hope to learn a lot on here and contribute where I can
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