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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  3. Introductions
    Hello there! Just got a 1998 523i SE lovely 1 owner car from a retired chap who has downsized to a Polo.Everything works apart from the high beams.A mechanic friend has had a quick look and there is power going to them.He has requested a wiring diagram if anybody could kindly post.I have read...
  4. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys, could anybody please suggest me what kind of O-ring to use to seal this unit? I took it out and it looks like it needs a new one.
  5. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello, I have this strange idle issue with my BMW 540i 1998, manual six speed. The idle is fine at start, it is when cruising with the car, when the gas pedal is released, it goes erratic (dies to almost 0, jump up, almost 0, jump). When cold, it succeeds to find a stable rpm and stay there...
  6. Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    ASC+T/DSC and ABS warning lights on (also airbag, but I can sort that out). Tested using MaxiScan OBD2 on 16 pin socket. No fault codes shown. Tried to test using same scanner and 16/20 pin cable on 20 pin socket under bonnet. Scanner powered up but would not connect. Could be MS 309 not...
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    1999 E39 523i ASC+T/DSC and ABS warning lights are on, also airbag light. When I scan for codes using 16 pin socket I get 'no codes present'. My scanner (MaxiScan MS309) is not connecting through 20 pin socket (could be 16/20 pin cable or that scanner is not suitable for this BMW diagnostic...
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I had an old battery finally give out on me last month on my 530i. Then not even a month later the alternator gave out on me on the motorway 160 miles from home! After a new battery and new Bosch alternator, I now have another odd issue happening during driving. After a few minutes...
  9. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    All, for those who’ve gone for larger brakes in their E39s, specifically people who’ve taken callipers off other car models that aren’t E39s, have you had to change the wheel bearing / hub to change the centre bore to allow for the change in disc dimensions? I’m waiting for some new (to me)...
  10. General BMW Discussions
    Hi, my first post on this forum. Are the front seat belts from a 7 Series E38 the same as the front seat belts on a 5 Series E39 (from the same year)
  11. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys! I need some advice on what could possible be the cause of oil leak / consumption on my E39 525i. As of now, I have to pour in about a 1L of oil every 700km. There aren't any oil puddles under the car (I don't have the underside cover on). Well there is a small puddle but that's the...
  12. Introductions
    Hey Guys new to the forum all the way from South Africa!!! Drive a 2002 E39 530D - just purchased the car about a month back, Mileage is 311000KM car has the Msport steering metal sunroof projector headlights with full angel rings and NO Xenons black on black interior So far I have...
  13. E39
    Remarkable BMW 525i M Sport manual E39 For Sale. 113k mileage 2001 Key Points: Low Mileage for it's age Slate Green Colour Slate green Leather Electric mirrors, electric side folding mirrors Dual Zone Air Conditioning with Climate Multi-Function Steering Wheel Adjustable...
  14. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi there My dad has a e39 2003 520i M54B22 with only 60K, recently it has started experiencing some issues with the gearbox and starting. It has been hot here in London and I have noticed the problem generally occurs in the heat. About a week ago it would not start, no crank nothing at all but...
  15. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi , just purchased grom-bt3 have connected in boot ,do I have to remove carpets and seats to get mic to dash area Any one fitted before . Cheers .
  16. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys, alternator on my 2004 530D E60 is making a ticking sound. Is it possible to use an 530D E39 alternator on an E60 as they seem more readily available and cheaper? Cheers,
  17. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi there guys. Started having starting issues during the winter wouldnt turn over fast enough to fire up but found that was a dodgy battery. Changed it and started and run fine. Then 2 months ago I started having issues again. This time turned over but wouldn't fire. Tryed easystart spray and it...
  18. 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...
  19. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Anyone that's done the 996 rear brake conversion on an E39 touring, can you confirm if the adapters are the same from an E46 to E39? Or where they bought the adapters from? Seen a set on addiction Motorsports but not able to see/visualise the difference for a touring. Cheers.
  20. BMW Cars for Sale
    For sale is my 1999 BMW E39 M5 in Anthracite Grey (haven't seen another one in this color). I don't use it that much so looking to find a good new home for it. Car is in good condition. Interior trim is silver as can be seen around the gear leaver, however previous owner wrapped all trim in...
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