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  1. 523 2010 advice

    General BMW Discussions
    Looking to buy my mother a 5 series and seen a nice 523 2010 plate. Are these engines ok to buy or are they best avoided?
  2. Ah the marvelous ABS/DSC lights are on. code 15 return pump showing. E39 523 Tourer Auto.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all new guy here. I have recently got myself on to the BMW property ladder with the purchase of a 523i SE Tourer Auto. I purchased it with the ABS and DSC light on, after plugging in to check the codes it was showing code 33 N/S/F wheel speed sensor. From what i had read online about hese...
  3. Wanted 523,528,525i, Touring Wanted Possible Swap.

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    Hello Everyone, I have just purchased a 530i 2001 SE Auto touring . Needed something Having looked at lots of bad examples I chose this one on good condition and the last owner had it for 13 years. Everything adds up and it’s a good car but it needs the vapor seals replacing due to water...
  4. E39 Radiator 1997 523

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Afternoon folks, Mechanic is having a bit of trouble finding the correct radiator for the R reg 523, so far the details he has given me are the core size of 42mm deep and 462 high, cant seem to find this anywhere, can anyone help?
  5. BMW 523 - issue with the battery management system following water leak???

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi all, purchased a second-hand BMW estate last year (2006 model) and it has developed an unfortunate (and seemingly common) issue with the panoramic roof. Basically it won't shut flush. Thought that was annoying but not the end of the world as don't really need to use it and can't afford to...
  6. Newbie on a 523

    Morning folks Just a quick Hello from sunny Montrose. Picked up a half decent 1997 523 last night with only 100k on the clock, looked at quite a few topics before picking and although alot of people said the 523 is slow, im very surprised how quick it actually is. Anyway hope to contribute more :D
  7. 2009 E60 523 running lumpy on first start up

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All, I am new to the 5 series and so far am really enjoying the experience. Apart from one niggling issue, lumpy running when starting! it is especially worse when it is cold but still has a lump or two even in this weather. I've been told it could be the NOX sensor as a common fault but...
  8. e39 523 auto remaping

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi folks. Im sure its been asked before but is it worth remapping an 2.3 e39? Also i have a diagnostics kit, DVD and cables and ive plugged it but cant quite figure it all out. Need to spend some time with it i suppose, And one last thing. Is it just the manifold and airbox mods that help bring...
  9. 1999 e39 523 auto problem

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, the car won't start, ran inpa and the fault thats come up is fuel pump relay faulty, i have changed the relay, but still it won't start and the same fault is coming up on inpa, would a faulty fuel pump cause this fault ?
  10. e39 523 auto will not start

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    as the title, ran inpa and it reports fuel pump relay, bought a new oem one from ebay, no difference, still the same problem, bought a used bmw one from ebay no difference still will not start, still the same fault in inpa, any ideas ?
  11. Contemplating A E39 523 Tourer- What To Look For All Advice Welcomed

    Hi to everyone, I've just joined up on this forum as it seemed a sensible place to ask advice on a car I've seen for sale. The car in question is a 1999 automatic 523 Touring, black with black cloth upholstery (would have preferred leather) the mileage is 128k and it comes with extensive...
  12. 1998 E39 523 - 5th cylinder misfire

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
  13. 1997 E39 523 - Overheating (head gasket or cracked head)

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Guys I would really appreciate any advice/help/tips etc available for the task I am going to undertake but first a brief insight into the car. I have bought a one owner, very low mileage, immaculate 1997 E39 523 with a overheating problem that was known about when I bought the car and at a...
  14. Bmw 523 e60 m sport 2006 -- pdc controller

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Please help my car is a late 2006 bmw 523i m sport the other day it was snowing hard , I cleared my car got in to drive and there was a pdc failure message , I opened boot to find water had got in to my spare wheel space the pdc unit was soaking , I disconnected it and put it in a bag of rice to...
  15. 96 E39 523 LHD Switched Power in Engine Bay DME BOX?

    Auto Electrical Forum
    I am locating an oem style air pump into the right (passenger) side wheel arch behind fog light above ambient temp sensor. Since I currently have no engine or battery in car I can not do the normal volt meter routine. I really would like to tie into a switched power that comes on and goes of...
  16. E39 Touring 1998 523 tail gate light fault

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello A mate told me recently that the off side tail light on the tailgate was out on my '98 E39 touring, upon checking later it looked ok. But then some weeks later he noticed it was out again I looked and it was out this time so I changed the bulb, it made no difference. So I left it for a...
  17. BMW E39 523 Slip Ring Compatibility

    Auto Electrical Forum
    I have an e39 523 and want to swap out my tired steering wheel (looks like a dry-rotted bus wheel) for an m wheel, but just cant find and electrical slip ring with the correct connections for my late model. Is there and M steering wheel for the early model e39's. I would like to keep the...
  18. E39 523 99 Tourer - Indicator Problem Need Help!!!

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    As title says my estate has been running great But today jumped in the car started it up and indicator was on turning right, but the stalk was in neutral, If I indicate left it indicates left, in neutral it indicates right, if I indicate right it indicates left? :s Then i got a light...
  19. 1999 E39 523 - Intermittent lack of power at low revs

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I know I need to get the codes read but before I get my lazy arse around to having it done I thought Id pick your knowledgeable brains. Ive searched around various forums and googled numerous websites but couldnt find anything that matched my specific symptoms. Ive had the car about a year and...
  20. 1996 E39 523 - Climate Control Problem

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    hi there i have such kind of problem on my BMW 523 E39 1996 AT when i'm driving with Climate Control my engine works very badly Temperature is on 16 Degrees.. so first of all when i'm in a condition of standing my car is shaking like it's earthquake secondly when i'm starting to accelarate my...