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  1. Replaced my valve cover gasket and still have oil leaks + misfires (2010 F10 528i - N53B30)

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    So I had oil leaking from my valve cover gasket seal, around the spark plug area, flooding the spark covers and coils in oils. My car has done 147K Miles and I don't believe it's had the cover replaced previously, so I replaced the whole cover, with a new gasket, new bolts, all BMW OEM...
  2. 528i 2011 emissions/injector

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi. Have 2011 528i which developed Drivetrain warning (then multiple errors on dash for flat tyre warning/emiisions light/abs lights). Local diagnostic showed injector problems so had 3 replaced (told had to do 3 as one unit) along with 6 spark plugs and 6 coils. Warning lights all gone apart...
  3. 1998 E39 528i Touring Central Locking Issues

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi, sort of newby to posting on this forum. I joined some years ago but have only posted once before. The issues in detail:- Last week suddenly car needed two clicks on the remote to lock/unlock. This week, wont lock/unlock on remote. Will lock on centre console button. Will lock/unlock on...
  4. 1996 528i steering wheel swap?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I am looking at swapping my non multifunction 4 spoke bus steering wheel for an E36/z3 3 spoke steering wheel. I am aware I should have a single stage airbag but want to confirm that my steering wheel should have a slip ring fitted to it with 3 screws, I have been looking on ebay at a...
  5. 1990 E34 528i - Engine swap

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello guys! My name is Stelios, I am new to the forum. My father has an e34 518i and he gave it to me a few weeks ago. The car has been sitting in the garage for 4 years now. I want to restore it and run it as a daily. However, it has a small 4 cylinder engine and the car is pretty heavy. I...
  6. Steering 528i manual f10 2012 - feels odd

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    So...My BMW F10 feels a little insecure, like the steering wonders a little. I’ve had new tyres and shocks, also a bushes and suspension arm inspection, but it still feels strangely loose at the rear-almost like it’s wobbly on fast turn in or lane change-and requires tiresome little twitch...
  7. BMW 528I M sports (F10) seat height doesn't work

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Just bought a 2011 528i M sports with semi-electrical seats. The drivers side seat adjustments work fine except for the height which doesn't work. All the passenger side adjustments work. I thought of trying to check the fuses but the fuse box leaflet says there are 7 fuses associated with the...
  8. BMW F10 528i 2010.

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    My 2010 F10 is fitted with the Big screen sat nav but the basic stereo. (no tweeters or external amp) I keep reading various threads that say they have recoded to HiFi sound some how. Is this possible? Can it be done easily? I would love to change the speakers in my car, the research I have...
  9. BMW F10 528i

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I have just purchased some new BMW wheels for my car and they have come ready fitted with the sensors tor TPMS. Is this something that can just be coded to the car or does it require the retrofit of extra specific modules? Thanks Matt
  10. E39 1997 528i weird dash glitch.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I have slowly been looking into this for a few months, I have fitted a new ignition switch and a new battery but I still have an intermittent fault. The entire dash cluster occasionally dies or the needles flicker and buzz/hum, it usually happens when I turn on the dip beam. The two resets to...
  11. E39 528i stays in limp-home until warm

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Anyone have any thoughts on this ? The gearbox fault (cog) light comes on more or less as soon as you shift into gear and we go into limp-home. Turning ignition off and back on will clear it, but only after 5 miles or so, once it's warmed up. Oil changed about 5k ago. Wondering where to...
  12. Boot Motor not opening - 2016 F10 528i x-drive - Motor working but not opening or closing the boot

    Hi All Am currently working and living in Saskatoon (Canada) although am a Brit and originate from Middlesbrough. I have tried looking for answers locally but without luck so have registered on here to try my luck. when the boot switch is activated (inside the vehicle and on the key fob) the...
  13. E39 528i loses power after driving for some time

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello guys I bought this japan imported e39 528i a month back in dubai and from few days when i start it, it goes very smooth and with a good power but after driving for sometime when I switch off the engine and start again it takes little long to get started and while driving when i give a...
  14. E36 323i to 528i Drift car conversion

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi I am just looking for some general advice, I currently have an e36 323i drift car and the engine has completely exploded so I bought a 528i engine that I believe came from an e39. Im just wondering what kind of messing around will i have to do with ecu's as the new engine did not come with...
  15. E39 528i Terrible headlights. Is there a way to let me see more of the road at night?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi to all, I have had my beloved 528i for almost ten years now and it is 21 years old but still like new. That is part of the problem though! I have never been at all happy with the light from the dipped beam setting on the headlights. I can hardly see enough road to go 30mph at night on...
  16. BMW E39 528i Side / Parking Light Replacment Bulbs

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I must be doing something daft here..... Got my replacement Bosch 501 W5W bulbs, went to fit them and ahhh wedge style. Anyone know which bulbs I need for bayonet fitting. Halfords / GSF / ECP are all coming up with a wedge style bulbs 1997 BMW E39 528i Xenon
  17. 1999 E39 5.28i Auxiliary fan not working.

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hello folks, thanks for hosting this great facility. I am trying to get to grips with a non functioning auxiliary fan and was hoping to use the car for some longer trips this summer. Apart from the AC not been cold it makes it dodgy if you are stuck in traffic, and that will happen! I checked...
  18. Portuguese introduction BMW 528i

    Hi, My name is Bruno, I'm 35 years old, I'm From Oporto Portugal and I bought a used BMW 528i E39 of 1996. I always wished this car and now I could buy it! Let's see what happens!:thumbsup See you around!
  19. 1996 528i 4 wheel alignment.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, i am hoping for some clarification about the camber bolts on my car. Was told by the garage that the rear camber bolts were just spinning and the fronts were frozen. I have the Haynes manual and the Bentley manuals and have found all the locations for rear adjustments so hopefully heat...
  20. BMW E39 528i 1999 - MAF sensor correct signal values

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, What supposed to be correct signal voltage of MAF sensor in general and in this particular car for different RPMs (idle at 700rpm, 1000, 2000, etc)? I had serious problems with misfiring car, too rich mixture, lack of power. At the end I checked what MAF was giving me. It was 1.35V when...