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  1. 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. 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. Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    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. 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. 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. Introductions
    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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Introductions
    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. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
  13. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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...
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