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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi! I'm having trouble with my BMW e39 530d-02. The car will only start with starter fluid and then runs fine. If I turn it off and try to start it again, it only cranks until I use the starter fluid. When accelerating over 3000rpm, it throws a DDE fault code and there is loss of power until I...
  2. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hey everyone I recently bought a 525tds 135k miles in clock m51 engine I have hot starting problem Car starts and runs fine from cold pump in tank runs OK I cleaned tank and pump and gauze fuel pump relay is OK fuses all OK no fault codes associated to fuelling I originally thought it was fuel...
  3. BMW Repairs and Maintenance General Forum(Any BMW)
    Ive bought my car with two original keys - one diamond shaped with remote control and a smaller one that doesn't have. I ve lost the key with the remote controls and i only had the smaller one and manually unlocking my doors.Recently i decided to buy another one with remote controls , Ive...
  4. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi guys, can anyone tell me if 18 inch Style 37s off an E39 will fit my e46 330i saloon msport? They are 8j front and 9j rears, wearing 235 40 fronts and 265 35 rears (ps4s) I'm currently running 18 inch MV1s 225 40 front 255 35 rear (pzero). Gent who I'm purchasing them from is running 235...
  5. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi looking for help to fix my issue I'm having with the above BM. I've read the code in relation to the abs using the creator 310 scan tool, 04 wheel speed sensor signal implausible rear left. I've tracked the wiring from the sensor upto the body and found someone had badly crimped the wiring...
  6. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Does anyone now how much fuel pressure and MAF you need to have on idle 750 rpm and 1500,2500,3400 rpm so i can compare with what i have for e39 525d 2001....
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  7. General BMW Discussions
    It has been over 2 months that I have been trying to open my e39 trunk I lost all hope the battery is dead when I jump it from the hood and leave it running for 45 minutes I shut it off and boom the battery is completely dead trunk release button does not work even when the car is on the key...
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    It has been over 2 months that I have been trying to open my e39 trunk I lost all hope the battery is dead when I jump it from the hood and leave it running for 45 minutes I shut it off and boom the battery is completely dead trunk release button does not work even when the car is on the key...
  9. General BMW Discussions
    Does anyone know if 20mm spacers will be enough to stop the wheels scraping the inside arch?
  10. Auto Electrical Forum
    The lights on my 03 530i go brighter when the engine is revved, I was wondering if this is normal or am I looking at a alternator fault? Tia
  11. Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    Hi guys, Looking for an e39 Topaz Blue bonnet and windscreen if anyone has one available? Based in Dorset so ideally located in the South but would consider further afield. Also looking for a front M Sport number as well if there is one going. Cheers, Matt
  12. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello All I am new to the ownership of and e39 as I have most indulged in e46s, However, I recently purchased a 530d with a 5-speed automatic box. Unfortunately after getting the car and starting the 200 odd mile trip home the I set in drive mode but would not change gear properly then I would...
  13. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I've got an 2003 E39 530i, and whenever I'm turning or driving on low revs I can hear a rattle/creaking coming from more the left side of the car. This happens when I turn, more so when turning left. Any ideas of where to look? I've checked power steering and just needed a small top up, but...
  14. General BMW Discussions
    I'm going to look at a 523i SE E39. It's a 1999 model so pre facelift. Done 74000 and claims to be rust free. MOT suggests slightly corroded brake lines. They want £2,100. What do you think? Deal or no deal :)
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  15. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello fellow BMW enthusiasts, Bought my first BMW about 1 week ago, a '03 525i auto with the m54 engine,96k miles,this is my favourite BMW of all time, the car looks really well, almost no rust, few small dents, the interior in great shape, had all the common parts replaced, (Vanos seals and...
  16. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys, I have a weird problem. My speakers cut off when i'm running i low RPM's.. Then I have to turn off the radio and wait a few minutes, then turn it on again, and then the speakers work fine. If I'm cruising about in the city they cut off after maybe 30-90 seconds, but on highway they...
  17. Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    Hi I recently bought a 525tds to use this winter. Therefore I wonder if there is a quick easy way to increase the turbo pressure. I have already installed an evry mod
  18. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all! Real acceleration starts around 3000rpm Intercooler is oily in front There seems to be a slight oil consumption in 2000 km Vacuum pipes (at least some of them) seem new One can hear a slight whistle accelerating There’s ridiculous amount of black smoke when accelerating Diagnostics...
  19. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I have a problem with my (usually) trusty 525d touring (187,000 miles, dubious quality of previous owners). It stalled out on me in very wet weather & wouldn't restart. Plenty of battery power but just a click-click or sometimes ugly rattle when I turned the key. Recovery guy put a...
  20. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hey guys, I've been having some issues with rough idle after stopping the car and putting it in the neutral (manual gearbox). I've already replaced the MAF and the Idle control valve but that didn't help. I've also replaced the O-ring on Disa valve. The idle sometimes falls really low and the...
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