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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all new to this but need some help as this is driving me slightly mad. I have a 2001 e39 530d with no indicators flashing or acoustic on dash clocks as well as lights and main beam dogs etc but all work on the outside. All powers and earths seem grand. Iv done a self test of clocks and all...
  2. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Can someone tell me if the E39 has a hydraulic or cable clutch. It is a 2001 525i with a 5 speed transmission. The problem is that the clutch is starting to spin under acceleration.
  3. BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    Hello all. I fitted an e39 tds engine into a 1967 mk2 jaguar. To cut a long story short. I replaced the original Auto ECU with a one from a manual car as my ECU went into limp mode after being fitted with a manual box. Thats not my issue. In limp mode it would struggle to get up to 40mph...
  4. E39
    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. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi, sort of newby to posting on this forum. I joined some years ago but have only posted once before. The issues in detail:- Last week suddenly car needed two clicks on the remote to lock/unlock. This week, wont lock/unlock on remote. Will lock on centre console button. Will lock/unlock on...
  6. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi to all and sorry if this sort of post is already here I bought a 2002 E39 530i M sport Automatic, end of last year, it ran sweet as a nut for a few weeks then on low fuel warning light the car stalled. After two attempts it started and I was able to get home. Next day took it to Esso garage...
  7. 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...
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    On my 523i with M52TU engine. The engine starts fine, warm or cold and tick over OK and will run, with throttle opening, up to around 2000 rpm but any attempt to go higher or crack open the throttle will result in the engine running really lumpy with no increase on rpm. It will remain running...
  9. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Need to replace the inner membranes on my rear doors. Thought this would be pretty straightforward after watching the various videos on YouTube but my Touring has rear window blinds!!! Can anyone help with the method to remove the vertical blind holder to allow the door card to come off the...
  10. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hello. I fitted an e39 TDS motor into a 67 mk2 jag. "never again!" Has anyone tried to get the tacho to work from the e39 eco to a smiths tacho. I know the e39 has a flywheel based speed sensor. Can I use that signal or one from the eco. Does anyone know which pin on the ecu is for the tacho...
  11. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello need some help lads ive got BMW e39 2001 facelift and brought some depo headlights led halo rims etc . I looked everywhere online but most threads are about prefacelift to facelift . Actual headlights depo what i brought its from 95 to 03 but i need help about angel eyes because...
  12. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    If i'm not supose to post here please move or delete. I have bought a 2002 e39 530d auto,and beside the endless number of things to fix recently i have noticed the gearbox is slipping when starting a bit harder from stand still,also makes a bit of a grinding noise when this happens.i took it to...
  13. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, so I have a gen 1 M57 from an E39, I have just bought it, and I would like to change the timing chain tensioners. Wondering if there are guides on how to do this anywhere?
  14. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Newbie here so firstly 'hi'. I'm sure you guys can help me. We've a 2002 530D E39, been running great. About 5 years, the fan played up so I replaced the FSU and all was well. Fan recently stopped working so bought a new FSU, replaced it and no joy. Put the old FSU back in and it worked ...
  15. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I’m going to see an e39 2002 525d https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F163463973865 It’s saying it has rough running at low rpm and reverse gear has a ‘mis sound’ but this started after the misfire. I was vaguely thinking an engine mount, but this...
  16. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Just wondering if anyone has experience changing from dual to single mass flywheel on E39. Will I notice a driving difference or is it much the same? Wouldn't want to lose much doing the conversion, but it's significantly cheaper so for me kinda hard to avoid just now.
  17. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I'm looking to replace the coil springs to get car through its MOT. Anyone have recommendations? Budget friendly welcomed also. .. and do I need to replace struts or any other parts during this job? Going to do the brake pads and clean drums / discs at same time.
  18. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, Just joined here but will look to offer help as I learn a bit about the E39. Basically I have a handful of repairs to make the car road legal. First job was look at the headlights as they were projecting an incorrect beam. So, I removed the headlights (4 bolts inside engine bay, remove...
  19. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Any experiences when removing and replacing the rear spoiler? I understand there is a real risk the threads may be seized up and the captive nuts will need replacing in the fibreglass body of the wing.
  20. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    My 2003- 525 Diesel E39 model runs very well without any major problems. This morning started it, SWITCHED it off to get back in the house and IT WOULD CRANK but NOT START. Called AA home Start, who diagnosed it having "Low fuel Pressure" and asked me get a further check by a garage. Suggested...
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