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  1. 1996 528ise suspension options?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I had a broken rear spring about 3-4 years ago and I replaced both. Now I have found a rear spring has gone again, the mot is due In about a month and i have started to wonder about lowering springs/coilovers but only about a 20mm drop as it is still a family car that occasionally is...
  2. 1996 e39 528ise auto loose knock sensor!

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I was advised by a BMW indie to replace my knock sensors after having knock sensor bank 4-6 earth fault and vanos mechanically stuck/jammed codes. Started to strip everything down and reached under to find that sensor was loose! I undid it with my fingers , checked the casing and bolted...
  3. 1996 e39 528ise auto. vanos seal

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I am considering doing the vanos seal on my single vanos m52 that has done 125k, had the codes read a few months ago and got the vanos mechanically jammed code, reset that and cleaned the vanos solenoid connection but still feels like it struggles at low revs but above 3500ishrpm it goes really...
  4. 1996 528ise auto HID upgrade

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I have had HIDs fitted to my cars for about five years now, all retrofit kits. First in my e34 and it was a really effective upgrade with good width and great reach that stretched further than cars traveling in front of me and never once got flashed or an mot fail, then i bought my e39...
  5. 528ise Tourer, Non Starter

    Hi Guys, new on here and looking for some assistance. I have a 528ise tourer on a 99 T plate which just will not start, crank sensor replaced but still no joy, it turns over but just not firing. Any help would be really appreciated. many thanks crankman.
  6. 1998>E39 528iSE Auto> Error 65 Camshafts - sensor - lazy

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, After one year of no issues recently the car stopped at a roundabout (other driver). Then restarted with hesitation and stalled again 20 mins later. Replaced the crankshaft sensor and all sorted. Then it developed a knocking sound which seems to come out from where the second injector is...
  7. 1997 e39 528ise auto, oil consumption

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello all. for a while i was getting high oil consumption slight stalling from tickover to partial throttle. and a sucking sound from the engine, i changed the oil seperator valve and hoses, 1 from the rocker cover, the other to the dipstick, the car now runs a lot smoother, and the stalling...
  8. 1999 528iSE Electrics cutting out completely

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi there. I have a 1999 528i SE saloon that has recently developed a problem whereby the electrics cut off completely. It can happen when driving or when it's been parked. All the lights and power etc suddenly switch off when driving and then come back approx 10-15 seconds later. I've come...
  9. 1998 E38 528iSE Saloon Battery Issues - Ideas on best replacement?

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    Just back after a 6 week trip with work and the battery is dead. Central locking worked ok but starter won't turn over, not even a clunk! Took out the battery to charge it and checked the voltage before hooking it to the charger - 9V - Oh dear! I had similar problems during the winter months...
  10. 1998 E39 528iSE --> the end of it, please advise

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Finally the car got in difficulties. heated and lost coolant. Refilled and drove fine for about 50 miles and overheated and dumped the coolant again. Went to garage for pressure test which was unconclusive as showed leak from the level switch. repalced the level switch and Oh, Lord, the pies go...
  11. E39 528iSE - New car

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Finally got round to getting my car washed and take a picture. Cheers Kenny
  12. 1996 E39 528ise poor dipped beam

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    HI there all, new to any bmw forum although i have owned bmw's for 6 years, I have recently bought a 1996 528ise steptronic and no matter what i do the headlights are useless, cleaning the projectors, hid 6000k kit and polishing up the lens and no real improvement, i am baffled as previously i...
  13. 1999 E39 528ise Boot Lid Wiring Loom

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    Does anyone know the wire specification for the 14 wire wiring loom that goes from the rear chassis to the boot lid in an e39 5 series (528iSE)? Is each wire 16/0.2mm or something else?