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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Does anyone know if 20mm spacers will be enough to stop the wheels scraping the inside arch?
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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 :)
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi , can any one help with codes 12 signal camshaft sensor exhaust. F4 segment timingture running disturbed . 53signal crankshaft sensor. Ee. Misfire cyl 1. Ee misfire cyl 2. 87 engine throttle sensor starting test read adaptation was triggered. 73 adaptation engine throttle ...
  14. E39
    Hello everyone. I came to this forum looking for help. I am in very tough times. College student, broke, and life has been tough overall. Long story short, I love BMWs so i am always going to drive a bmw. I bought a 2003 BMW 530i, quite beat up. I did all I could at first. Cleaned up the car...
  15. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Just finished fitting the headlight adjuster repair kit do I need to get headlight adjusted or any tips would be welcome regards
  16. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi my e39 525i is showing codes f4 , numbers 53, and 87 on creator scanner can any one let me know what they are. Thank you .
  17. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello! I changed my engine. So my cooling system is working right. Problem have to be in engine. So water pump, thermostat or headgasget. I havent beed driving much cause car is not inspected. I let the car run idle, heat went middle of the gauge. Then in some time 8 to 12min it started rising...
  18. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    2002 E39 Touring. Recently discovered a fairly substantial fuel leak. Car was tipped a bit to the right and after further inspection the fuel seemed to be dripping down the inside of the righthand tank and the following the strap over before dripping to the ground (in front of right rear tire)...
  19. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hello! Quick question. Can I put m52b20 1998 e39 engine to my 1997 e39 what had m52b20 1997 engine? I have some kind of siemes ecu.
  20. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi there, So I have 523 E39(M52B25) and brakes needs to be changed soon. When I say brakes, I mean discs/rotors and pads, both rear and front. The "problem" is I can't decide what brand to go for. I know that OEM ones from official dealer have the best performance and bite, but here they...
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