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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 12-17-2012, 12:36 PM
ironman27 ironman27 is offline
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2000 BMW 540i for sale Blown Engine

I just had my second diagnosis on my car and it has a blown engine. Looking to sell as i dont have the money to pay for a used one. Excepting reasonable offers. The car is located in New Jersey.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:52 PM
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"Blown engine" means what exactly? Auto/manual, mileage, colors, maint. history, pics?
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:16 PM
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120000 miles , midnight blue pics to come. automatic trans
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:21 PM
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So, what's happened to the engine? BTW, for similar car in similar conditions (however, in my case, the engine wasn't "blown", but required significant overhaul: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=636775) I paid $1600 last August in MD....
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:05 PM
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He posted this over in the M5 forum:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=663829

car worth mpore parted out, IMO.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:38 AM
ZachBimmer540i ZachBimmer540i is offline
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how much are you willing to take for it? since I'm central jersey Monroe/freehold area
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:53 PM
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I'm interested in it also. I have that engine and really need it out of storage. Could u please post or PM me pics of the car? I'm just south/west of Philly.

-Josh
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:19 PM
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Hope these help:
- Summary advice to provide users who suspect a major engine repair due to overheating (1) (2) (3) (4) & how to test an engine for a blown head gasket, cracked heads, a warped block, stripped head bolt threads, cam seizures, contaminated bearings, coolant hydrolock, or piston, ring, or valve damage (1) (2) & what are the major factors in deciding whether to rebuild the engine, replace the engine, or sell the car (1) & a DIY for replacing the I6 M54 head gasket (1) (2) & replacing the V8 M62TU head gasket (1) & why these engines are so prone to heat-related damage in the first place (1) & welding the crack between cylinder #3 and the water jacket on the exhaust side (1) & what engine swaps are most recommended (1) (2) (3) & where to obtain a new or rebuilt head (1) replacement short block or long block (1) (2) & how to lift & remove the engine (1) & the most recent real-world results from the last 50 people faced with similar blown engine problems from which this advice came from (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16) (17) (18) (19) (20) (21) (22) (23) (24) (25) (26) (27) (28) (29) (30) (31) (32) (33) (34) (35) (36) (37) (38) (39) (40) (41) (42) (43) (44) (45) (46) (47) (48) (49) (50)
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:33 PM
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how much are you willing to take for it? since I'm central jersey Monroe/freehold area
I bought that Bmw from him if you want to buy it contact me
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:34 PM
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I'm interested in it also. I have that engine and really need it out of storage. Could u please post or PM me pics of the car? I'm just south/west of Philly.

-Josh
How much would you sell your engine for and how much miles does it have ?!?
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:19 AM
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My engine, wire harness and transmission got pulled out in one piece. My mechanic buddy Jay showed me how to pull a engine and told me to keep it all together for a better sale. I never heard the engine run but was verified that it does. I have to do a compression test myself to satisfy my approval. It's got around 94,000 miles on it. That's what the recently inspected sticker said.

The average used price is $2,400 for the engine and $1,900 with the auto trans. It's a complete engine. Still have keys and ignition plus the computer modules.

I'll price it $2,500 for the complete engine and trans. Keys, ignition and computers would be an added cost, tho i'm sure u got that covered.

-Josh
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:11 AM
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My engine, wire harness and transmission got pulled out in one piece. My mechanic buddy Jay showed me how to pull a engine and told me to keep it all together for a better sale. I never heard the engine run but was verified that it does. I have to do a compression test myself to satisfy my approval. It's got around 94,000 miles on it. That's what the recently inspected sticker said.

The average used price is $2,400 for the engine and $1,900 with the auto trans. It's a complete engine. Still have keys and ignition plus the computer modules.

I'll price it $2,500 for the complete engine and trans. Keys, ignition and computers would be an added cost, tho i'm sure u got that covered.

-Josh
Over my budget but thank you
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