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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 01-21-2013, 04:07 PM
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Exclamation goodbye oil burning x5 hello e39

traded my x5 4.4 for a 01 530i last month
car was bone stock when i got it...
mechanically i have done some research and changed a few parts that seem common to fail
from the FSU to oil filter housing / power steering hoses / cooling system and stabilizer links

so far have
m tech bumpers
finned double exhaust diffuser
m5 mirrors
m5 rear view mirror
trunk lip spoiler
hamman rep front lip
h&r lowering springs
plasti dipped the moldings (black)
led bulbs interior / exterior
resonator and muffler delete with tips
hid bulbs 6k
black roof and roof wing
pioneer double din tv radio

20inch bbs lm reps are hanging out in the garage til winter leaves us
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:26 PM
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Looks nice.
What make you think the M54 won't burn oil?
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:59 PM
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he wanted to say

goodbye low oil burning x5 hello high oil burning M54
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:05 PM
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not really dont get me wrong truck was amazing ! but the spark plugs kept getting drenched in oil ! and alot of blue smoke was being produced ! i changed ccv and all its components !
the e39 is healthy compared to the x5
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:56 AM
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not really dont get me wrong truck was amazing ! but the spark plugs kept getting drenched in oil ! and alot of blue smoke was being produced ! i changed ccv and all its components !
the e39 is healthy compared to the x5
I know it doesn't matter now but why would you change the CCV when the spark-plugs were drenched in oil? It was the VCG.

I like what you've done to the E39 so far.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:13 PM
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do you mind taking a picture from below of how you did your dual exhaust?
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:19 PM
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do you mind taking a picture from below of how you did your dual exhaust?
he might have an M5 hidding behind a 530i badge lol
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:49 PM
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either way both burn oil... but car looks nicee.. i bet you can do alot of nicer things than the Truck....
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:58 AM
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2nd on the dual exhaust setup..more details please?
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:54 PM
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ill post pictures up of the job in a few
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:17 PM
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they basically just cut a hole in my spare tire well and welded a tunnel like area .. to allow a straight pipe or even a muffler to be installed.. as far as the spare tire goes a full tire doesnt fit but a donut does !since now theres a small sized lump on the inside of the spare well .. pretty decent job i just need to get a can of silver spray paint and spray the inside of the trunk where the welding was done ! besides that i have no complaints no water gets in or out ! i deleted my resonators and went with straight pipes with tips .. but its kinda annoying after a while so im going to reinstall the resonators since it sounded ok with just the muffler delete ... ill try to post videos
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:22 PM
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I know it doesn't matter now but why would you change the CCV when the spark-plugs were drenched in oil? It was the VCG.

I like what you've done to the E39 so far.
Vcg was replaced n it wasnt on the top of the plugs it was inside n the knocking was kinda loud but thnks on the e39 nxt step will b audio

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