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  1. E39 520iSE 2001 ECU code clear and ECU reset - same thing?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I've not solved my cyl5 misfire, but was wondering if it was possible to 'wipe' the ECU, so that it learns everything again? When I got the car, the airfilter was half clogged with leaves, there was a small tear in the lower induction hose to the ICV and the plugs were sooty. Now that the...
  2. E39 520iSE - prices for 6PKx1538 drive belt and 5PKx863 a/c belt

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    I prefer OEM parts, so could you give me a price for 6PKx1538 drive belt and 5PKx863 a/c belt for an E39 520iSE. Late 2001 plate. Could you tell me what make the are too?:thumbsup cheers
  3. E39 520iSE - do I have to use BMW drive belts?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    The drive belt on my 520iSE is cracked on the ribs, so I'm going to replace it and the a/c belt. I can get Gates belts for £31 for the both, but when I called my local BMW indy they said to ONLY use BMW belts as I was asking for trouble otherwise. The belts were £55 + fitting if I wanted at 1/2...
  4. 2001 E39 520iSE new bulbs won't work

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Me again! Just spending some time tinkering with my 'new' car and decided I would change the bulbs as when on dip they are bit dim. I already have some H7 12v 55W high intensity bulbs from Halfords that I never got around to putting on my old car. They claim to be up to 50% brighter. When I...
  5. 2001 E39 520iSE front strut leaking - best to replace both and with what brand?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Only just bought the car and it has a slightly knocking from the drivers side which I noticed on the test drive. The MOT showed that an advisory was issued because of the dampening being 'reduced' and a 'slight misting' of oil on the strut. Basically the strut is knackered! There are a...
  6. 2001 E39 520iSE, less than smooth idle - service needed?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I've just bought this car, lovely motor inside and out. It does appear to have been well looked after, but it's last service was 15k ago in July 2010. The service lights are on green, so suggests it doesn't need one yet, but poking about the airfilter I found it to be choked with dried leaves...
  7. 2001 E39 520iSE - emissions light on and lumpy engine

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I started this discussion in the introduction section, so could a kind mod move it please? http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f69/new-member-using-my-sons-account-t107938/ I've just bought a 2001 BMW 520iSE and I'll give it a service and proper check over next week, but as I don't have a...
  8. e39 520iSE Auto - Lost Power, sluggish, any advice please?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I have a 1996 E39 520iSE with the 2.0 M52 engine, and an automatic gearbox. It has started to be very sluggish, takes a lot longer to get up to speed, terrible up any sort of hill. It is a bit better at the higher revs (I think when the VANOS kicks in). It is also a bit more responsive...
  9. 2001, BMW, 520ise, E39, Loss of Power

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    Hi All First time on the forums & Looking for a bit of help please. I've got a 2001 E39 520 & Having intermittent running problems. Only had the car 6 months 80k with Service history & when I got it had oil & filter air filter spark plugs pollen filters ect & was running sweet. Now on 3...
  10. E34 520iSE Detailing demo/Audio competition project

    E34
    Plan is to get this car as close to perfect as possible condition wise over the coming months. Not sure wether to mod it or leave it OEM. The Mrs doesn't like the wheels so they may change (although might keep a set for winter/events etc), and the ride hight on the front is a little high for my...
  11. 2000 E39 520ise Head unit is saying NO DISCS

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    HELP My Head unit is saying NO DISCS when the 6 disc CD is full, also it won't eject the cartridge that holds the discs although it is attempting to as you can here a noise for a couple of seconds but then it stops... Any Advice? THANKS
  12. 2002 E39 520ise iPod and Bluetooth

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    2002 E39 520iSEA RDS Business Cassette iPod Video Blackberry 8300 Curve What are good options to get iPod and bluetooth integration together? I contacted ipodcarkitdirect about the Gateway 100, because I used to have one before. I really liked it's iPod control method, which meant you could...
  13. 1993/94 E34 520iSE Wheel bearing, advice required

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi, I think my wheel bearings arn't long for this world, Does anyone have oppinions on brands , seems to be quite a price difference between them e.g. SNR Front £114 each Rear £ 42 each Febi/Bilstein Front £80 each Orbis Front £45 each Rear £24 each Just checked the prices from Euro Car...
  14. 2002 E39 520ise Business C53 not sensing ignition

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi, I have just replaced a 1997 E39 with a 2002 E39, and the new radio does not seem to be sensing when the ignition is on (e.g. clock does not come on with ignition, radio does not go off with ignition). I've sold the old car so can't check the old head unit. Does anyone have the wiring...
  15. 1996 E34 520ise - indicator stalk question (FIXED)

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi all,Anyone tell me the function of the indicator stalk when you push it beyond a left turn? :confused
  16. 1990 E34 520ise - rev counter question

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi i have now in added a Black 520I se 1990 auto to my 525TDS that i already own.I am a bit confused as i notice the rev counter red line is at about 4750 RPm like my TDS, but when i have looked at the E34 engine range i cant find a petrol engine with that a low red line.do you think it could...
  17. 1993 E34 520ise Online Exhaust (and other) parts.. Reliable??

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi, I'm about to buy a rear-box for my E34. Tried all the usual roadside tyres/exhausts before doing an online search. Found 'Online Automotive' - their prices are far-more competitive than Kwik-Fit etc. :jaw-dropping Is this a good/reliable company? Good quality parts? Cheers.
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