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  1. M60 pulley upgrade / improvement

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi. I have the m60b40 and the aux pulleys look a bit tired. Are there any aftermarket options I can buy to upgrade them? As a matter of fact are ther any m60b40 engine upgrade options to improve the aesthetics at all? Thanks in advance guys
  2. 540i Touring No Start fault

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    So I have yet another fault with my 540i touring in a never ending saga bringing me closer to setting the **** alight. The car wont start, accessories all work fine, lights, radio etc. There is no crank, no click, nothing. When I turn the key in the ignition, all the gear lights are...
  3. BMW 540i manual sport touring

    BMW Cars for Sale
    Not sure if the is the right place to post this but I have a 540i genuine msport touring manual with m5 LSd and and I really don't know how much to ask for it. Ive never seen another the same spec for sale. It has about 150 on the clock, has had new vanos and chain guides, mechanically drives...
  4. E39 540i Nov '00 - time to say goodbye (great drive still but rusting)

    Very sadly I am having to admit defeat with keeping my beloved Aspen Silver 540i 6sp manual on the road, mainly as cost to repair rust for me makes it no longer worthwhile (MOT failed as rust is near rear seatbelt anchors OSR inner & NSR inner and would cost me too much to pay someone to weld it...
  5. G39 540i 19” Style 664 Staggered Alloys - Brand new with brand nea tyres!

    Alloy wheels and tyres for sale
    Brand new 19” style 664 alloys (staggered) from a G30 540i. Wheels were only used for transport when the car was delivered from Germany, so they still have the factory brand new Pirelli P7 tyres that haven’t even been driven on. The wheels are as new with no markings on them at all, all...
  6. BMW 540i 1996 Maybe - How Far Gone is Too Far Gone?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    New member, first post! Long story short… on a nearby farm rests a 540i (about 1996 I think) - it was parked and abandoned about five years ago. Seeing it buried in a snowdrift and gradually being returned to nature I felt sad for the thing, so out of curiosity I asked about it. The farmer’s...
  7. E39 540i Issues

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello all, Im new to this forum but have joined as I hoped that some of you may be able to help. I have just bought an e39 540i (1999) for under 2k sight unseen and now I have it back it seems to have a few issues. It drives nicely and shifts through the gears well (only has 66k mileage) but...
  8. E39 540i aftermarket control arms

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, I suspect my control arm bushings and/or ball joints are shot as the car feels very loose at motorway speeds and I have to fight sometimes to keep it in a straight line, going to have this confirmed by a garage later but was wondering what the best option is for aftermarket bushings that...
  9. my 540i 6 speed track toy

    thought i would upload pics of my 540 6speed drift/track toy so here goes :)
  10. What pads & discs combo for maximum braking power on an E39 540i?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I currently have red stuff pads and (presumably) OEM discs. I can't afford a big brake kit but I may be able to stretch to new pads and discs since I'll have to do them at some point anyway. What pad and disc combo give maximum stopping power whilst maintaining suitability for street use? I...
  11. 1998 e39 540i m62tu ECU re programming specialist required in uk??

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Im looking for an ECU specialist that can re programme the ECU from a late 1998 540i m62tu vanos model that we have fitted into a 1980 e21 track car. We have had the car up running and test driven it but we need the speed signal from the dsc removeing as the ecu wont allow it to rev past 5500k...
  12. E39 540i timing chain

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    A guy I know recently had his X5 die at 90k miles after the middle plastic part of the chain guide frayed off and bits of plastic went into the oil and wrecked the engine. Am now paranoid that something bad could happen to my car, it has 131k miles and full BMW service history up until I got it...
  13. Supercharging an E39 540i

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I'm vaguely thinking of supercharging my 1996 E39 540i, maybe with a VF Engineering centrifugal kit. Realistically how much is doing this likely to decrease the life of the engine? The kit is 6psi boost by default which is fairly low and would give me ~410bhp at the flywheel. I'd really love...
  14. 1998 e39 540i no voltage going to headlight washer pump

    Auto Electrical Forum
    hi guys failed my mot because headlight washers were not working so i checked fuse #2 and this is fine i have took of the harness on the pump and checked for voltage with headlights on but nothing is there a relay i can check
  15. bmw e60 540i

    General BMW Discussions
    iv seen a e60 540i on a 56plate. how much are they worth. . the guy want 5k as the whole body need a respay. it blue so i have plan to do white, but looking on the internet they very very rare. i really cant put a price on it. plan is to put an m5 full kit with the front arches as well. exhaust...
  16. E39 540i preventative maintenance

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Greetings, I have a 1996 E39 540i. Is there anything I should be replacing/checking as preventative maintenance? Am going on a long road trip to foreign lands soon and I'm aware that these cars have something of a reputation for leaving you stranded. It's been recently serviced and checked...
  17. Will an M5 steering wheel fit into a 540i?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello, I have a 1996 E39 540i and bought an M5 steering wheel off ebay. It came from an early '99 M5 so only has the single airbag connector, I think this should fit right? The reason I want it is that it has additional buttons for answering calls that my wheel doesn't have, other than that...
  18. E39 540i Just broke down at Tesco, need damage assessment

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Was pulling into Tesco, battery light came on and stayed on.. thought thats weird so headed for the car park, then as I turned the power steering went and steam started coming out of the bonnet. Stopped the engine quickly and had a look, steam was hissing out from somewhere near the fan belt...
  19. 2002 - 2004 e39 540i - intermittent smoking

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    please advise My car which has done 225000kms (140625miles) is smoking intermittently at start-up for a few seconds, sometimes a lot, sometimes a little. it then sometimes disappear as i drive off, other times it will smoke a little longer. Smoking sometime recurs for a few seconds whilst...
  20. Bmw e60 540i engine cover

    BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    As per title, bmw e60 540i 2005 plastic engine cover, been quoted £257:00 for a new one wondering what breakers may have one. If not I will have to buy new. Cheers.