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    Hi Everyone,

    Just bought an E39 540i touring..what a beast & I think fabulous condition for year..absolutely everything works...lovely service book with all the dealer stamps every 10,000 miles & every single bill, piece of work history in date order that has been done to it..

    Well I test drove it - no problem
    Picked it up from garage & drove it home ( 100 miles ) - no problem
    Left in on drive overnight

    Well this morning I decided to go for a spin it her
    Started her up - beautiful sound

    Turned the steering ( about 2 - 3 inches ) horrible noise & judder in steering wheel

    Reversed out of drive still noisy, went around around a tight roundabout - still noisy
    Pulled out right onto a main round - still noisy & bit of judder

    Now going along in a straight line everything seems fine
    But wait , a left turn puts paid to that ( still slight judder & noise.

    Drive for about 2 miles - then all of a sudden everything perfect..and has been all day

    Started it today - same problem

    Any ideas guys - any members had the same problems - thinking could be power steering belt..DSC intermittent fault
    There again I don't really know enough about cars to make an informed decision

    Wasn't thinking of paying out money on it quite so soon
    ( 2 days )----gulp !!!
     
     

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    I know a bmw independent garage in swansea if you need his address. he should be able to diagnose problem for you.
    Nick
     
     

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    Welcome mate

    You need to post your issue in the relevant technical section of the site such as the E39 forum, it will get far more notice there
     
     

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