Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-29-2009, 09:15 AM
rc02530i rc02530i is offline
Registered User
Location: California
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 42
Mein Auto: 2002 530i
Continental tire failure

Hi Bimmerfest

This may be an isolated incident but I thought it best to mention it anyway. Yesterday I replaced two rear tires on my 530i, these would be the Continental 16 inch tires that I believe are usually standard on BMW's. I have 80K on the clock, 2nd vehicle owner and am guessing these are second sets of tires.

I was experiencing what felt like imbalance at slow speed but more side to side instead of traditional thump from common balance problems. Upon inspecting the tire after removing it from the left rear I found the outer thread edge to be higher than the remaining tread which shows that the belts under the thread were separating. I took the vehicle in and had the two rear tires replaced, front ones are fine with thread.

The right rear tire was also in need of replacement because it was an old spare from a year ago. When I had replaced that tire I found two 3/4" thread cuts in two locations, not vandalism but simply tire damage but in the same area of the tire with the separated thread. I have never used continentals before, I do not know their reputation and it is for this reason that I thought I would post this note.

Roy C
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 12-30-2009, 04:00 PM
abanjableu's Avatar
abanjableu abanjableu is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Eastern PA
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 755
Mein Auto: 02 540/74 911/01 Z3(hers)
Isolated occurrence?

Weird...they sell bagillions of em and I never saw this before.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-30-2009, 06:15 PM
99328ic 99328ic is offline
95325i on bimmer*****s
Location: Old Bridge NJ
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 422
Send a message via AIM to 99328ic Send a message via MSN to 99328ic
Mein Auto: 01 Z3,06 330i,08 Accord
I had an issue with my 16 inch style 33 wheels with Conti-Touring Contacts where only one section of the tire wore out but the rest was fine. This happened to the right rear tire. Not sure if it was the car or the wheel since there was a slight bend in the wheel (never felt in the car) from hitting a chunk of concrete in the middle of the highway. Put the spare tire on it and has been wearing fine since.
__________________


Past: 95 325i, 99 328ic, 97 540ia
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-30-2009, 06:19 PM
franka franka is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Lakewood
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 8,772
Mein Auto: E39 540i Sport
I would never buy a Conti tire. They have a cheap reputation in this house.
__________________
Frank
540/6

Dirrezas (4) @ 275/35-18, Eibach springs & bars, Bilstein Sports, Dinan Stage 2, slotted ATEs, Hi-Temp HTP pads, SS Lines, UUC-SS, White/Tan, Bling-free & Stealthy
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-30-2009, 07:31 PM
chivas's Avatar
chivas chivas is offline
You Lick It, You Own It
Location: Under The Bridge
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 14,414
Send a message via ICQ to chivas Send a message via AIM to chivas
Mein Auto: 98 540i/6
Quote:
Originally Posted by franka View Post
I would never buy a Conti tire. They have a cheap reputation in this house.
this comes from someone who worships Falkens... that's rich.....
__________________
americandan.com

It takes a lot of work to be lazy.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-31-2009, 02:09 PM
franka franka is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Lakewood
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 8,772
Mein Auto: E39 540i Sport
Quote:
Originally Posted by chivas View Post
this comes from someone who worships Falkens... that's rich.....
No exactly, I worship Z1 Stars
__________________
Frank
540/6

Dirrezas (4) @ 275/35-18, Eibach springs & bars, Bilstein Sports, Dinan Stage 2, slotted ATEs, Hi-Temp HTP pads, SS Lines, UUC-SS, White/Tan, Bling-free & Stealthy
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-31-2009, 03:07 PM
mnepitjr's Avatar
mnepitjr mnepitjr is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: North Alabama
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 304
Mein Auto: 2002 525 2000 M5
The 97 528 I sold my friend had them on it. The car had been sitting for a long time but he decided to run them anyway. Two of them have had the sidewalls blow out on him when he was checking the air pressure.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-05-2010, 06:01 PM
abanjableu's Avatar
abanjableu abanjableu is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Eastern PA
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 755
Mein Auto: 02 540/74 911/01 Z3(hers)
If you store a car in a garage if something is wrong with the tires it is for a reason. Be it flat spot or ozone rot or dry rot they are messed up. In a garage with a freezer this can happen in a year....
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-05-2010, 06:18 PM
rc02530i rc02530i is offline
Registered User
Location: California
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 42
Mein Auto: 2002 530i
My other vehicle stored in the garage has never had an issue with tires, the problem with my BMW seems to be road related or perhaps a tire construction problem. I have gone to a different tire and it will be interesting to see if these are any better. Thanks to everyone for their inputs.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-06-2010, 02:35 AM
crex65439 crex65439 is offline
Registered User
Location: nj
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 32
Mein Auto: 02 530i
do you have pictures ?

i had a similar problem to this however im not sure which tires were unevenly worn the guy just threw them in the back seat when i got my snows put on

but i believe it was the outside was much more worn then the inside but the other two tires were worn perfect ... not sure if its due to the front tires turning or camber
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-06-2010, 04:16 AM
knux11 knux11 is offline
Registered User
Location: Hilliard OH
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 82
Mein Auto: 1998 528i
Quote:
Originally Posted by abanjableu View Post
If you store a car in a garage if something is wrong with the tires it is for a reason. Be it flat spot or ozone rot or dry rot they are messed up. In a garage with a freezer this can happen in a year....
whuh?
__________________

Click on pic for my cardomain page
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms