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  1. 2000 E39 535i - wot no hot air?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    My ageing but still lovely old 535i has developed a quirk with it's heating. Car starts and hot air is forthcoming almost immediately. If you drive for about 20 mins the hot air disappears and nothing on the control panel seems able to bring it back. The fan control is all fine and the aircon...
  2. Pros and cons about BMW 535i ActiveHybrid

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys, i am thinking of buying second hand BMW 535i ActiveHybrid, but can't find any information regarding what its weak points are and what to look at when choosing one. Any advice also on the batteries, like life time and are they giving troubles or in general anything you can share would be...
  3. E39 535i

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    So I do about 100 miles every day as a commute. I've been wanting a 540i and/or M5 for a while but it feels terrible to buy one of those and put shitty commuter miles on it. Realistically will a 535i do, I mean its just motorway miles cruising at whatever speed I can get away with. I've found...
  4. 91' e34 535i intermittent cutting power

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi all! i'm hoping someone can help me troubleshoot. i've got a 91' e34 535i with an m30 engine. I was having problems with cutting power and not being able to accelerate since i bought the car. Every time i tried revving and bringing up the rpm's or even just getting them up in general use...
  5. 1989 E34 535i Alpina B10 won't start after ECU removal

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi Guys I need your help diagnosing a problem with my 1989 E34 535i Alpina B10 ‘barnfind’, Car was parked up for 10 years. All fluids changed. Then… 1. New battery was connected and ignition turned on to check electrics (Fuel tank removed for flushing, so not started). There were no...
  6. BMW 535i Sport

    Hi, new to posting on this so please be patient. Recently purchased a E34 535i and I am currently trying to return it to its former glory. It has been sat for the best part of 10 years, it has had the body work restored but the engine and gearbox is original. It’s currently In the garage having...
  7. BMW E39 535I 245 PS Remap

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    Good evening, Do you offer a remap for the above car? Kind Regards, Stu
  8. 1999 535i V8 245 PS Remap

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Good morning all, I have an E39 535i which I'm currently restoring (rebuilding interior at the moment with new parts). Once back on the road I am planning the following 'performance' modifications: 1) Eisenmann exhaust 2) K&N panel filter 3) A remap I have previously owned tuned turbo cars...
  9. E39 535i problem - possibly water cooled generator

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, My beloved E39 535i has finally gone flaky on me after 4 good years. Anyone know the reliability of the water-cooled generators on these M62 motors? AFAICT there's a bit of a graunching noise coming from that vicinity on the motor. I have no error codes other than a temperature warning for...
  10. 2007 e92 535i tic over on start up

    Hi, Everyone! New to the forum, Proud owner of a 2007 e92 335i, When i start up for the first time in the morning the revs go up to around 1000 rpm then over a 20 second period they go back down to normal around 600rpm, What i want to know is this correct, when i first bought the car about two...
  11. 535i GT (F07) Rear Air Pump Question

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I'm a Toyota mechanic. A friend has a 2010 535iGT (F07). The Rear Suspension Air Pump works and has pressure (blows air) (short black air line across the pump), however, the leveling valve, the one who has the two air lines (blue and red) for the two rear air spring bags, does NOT blow any...
  12. Retrofit HUD for e60 535i 2008

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I'm retrofit hud for my car e60 535i 2008, but when I put up a very dim view (not light) I do not know why, anyone experienced retrofit hud help me make it light up .. Tks Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
  13. 2014 or 15 F11 - 530d, 535d or 535i

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi I'm looking to replace my 08 530d e61 m sport its got 160k not bad condition for the years and mileage paint scuff but nothing mechanical is wrong and it drives well. So I reckon 5 to 6k private sale? I do 10 to 12000 miles a year 90% is motorway and for 3 weeks a year I drive to the...
  14. 1998 BMW 535i E39 not worth repairing. What are my options?

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    I have an aging E39 BMW 535i mid 1998 model which has served me well over the years. It suddenly stopped in London with Trans- Failsafe error. I was able to limp home with it. RAC couldn't detect the fault. 2 Garages said it may be either gearbox or clutch but either way said it will be...
  15. E39 535i FL Pre facelift steering wheel in facelift E39

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hey guys, I've recently bought E39 535i FL version but I don't like the looks of the steering wheel and I would like to switch it to the one with wood. However the only I can get at the moment is from pre facelift version. It's probably important too that my current steering wheel has...
  16. *WANTED* Front discs dust covers e39 535i, 540i (34111162570)

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    Hi, Very hard to find for myself, these covers are located behind front discs, and i was looking for them without luck. If anyone has them sitting about unused, I will gladly buy em. (NOTE: As in descriotion only 535/540 fits)
  17. 535i not running & throwing strange codes

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    Hi All , have a very strange issue , while driving home in the rain the engine temp gauge shot to hot , i pulled over and shut the car off and checked , t wasn't hot , tried to re start the car and no go , left it overnight and next morning started drove a few miles shut it off and it wouldn't...
  18. E39 535i - parked up for 5 years, starts fine but won't select gear

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all My 535i has been parked up for 5 years. Inserted new battery and started without any problems, however will not move out of park on the selector lever. Key is not stuck in ignition, selector lever releases on depressing brake peddle and pressing lever lock so all ok there. Lever will...
  19. 535i Gear monitoring error

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Everyone , I'm hoping someone else has had this error and its not the kiss of death for the trans , car has not gone into limp mode , but had an old error code showing gear monitoring error , it has caused the trans to change between gears like its not sure which gear it wants to be in ...
  20. F10 ActiveHybrid-5 / 535i - Faults, parking brake? Transmission?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, got a weird one and I don't want to pay for diagnostics just yet... I have an intermittent fault. If i'm stopped in the car with my foot on the brake (auto H is OFF), and the car is in Drive, sometimes when i take my foot off the brake the car doesn't creep forward as it's supposed to...