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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 01-24-2013, 01:43 PM
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121k on the ol' 2003 540.

Nearly a turn key car hopefully done by may.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:39 PM
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Ok so I just changed out my stock radiator Sunday after finally finding the "pinhole crack" that has been my demise.... bled the system and took her for a quick ride and parked her for the night. The next morning heading to work as I was traveling over the same bridge I do every day I glance down to check my cluster and as I do i literally witness as it passes 140,000.....all i can say after 6yrs of owning this car is I couldn't be happier!
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:53 AM
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2002 540i 6 99K mi.

I'm just shy of 99K mi. 2002 540i 6.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:09 PM
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Hit 60,500mi today on my '03 530i Spt. I'm glad it still has a few years left since I love it.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:40 PM
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Mein Auto: BMW LR Lexus Montero
97 528i. 179,000 miles!
Replaced pads, third brake fuse housing, thermostat, battery, belt and pulley tensioner!
Bought replacement parts whenever I find a good deal in case.....alternator, MAF sensor, brake sensor! water pump!
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:54 PM
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Mein Auto: e39 wagon (silver 528)
total work done might take some thought. I've replaced or repaired the following on my 2000 528 iT: just replaced tailgate and glass struts, shock, rear subframe bushings, rear sway arm bushings, ECM rebuilt, tranny rebuilt, driver door gasket, alternator, Oxygen sensors, power steering hoses (need replacing), radiatior, water pump, wheel speed sensors, worked on tailgate wiring, fog lamps, head lamps and other assorted bulbs... all since i've owned the vehicle (purchased with 104k miles)

Still a GREAT car.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:28 PM
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:03 PM
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148,000 on my 03 530I. Plan to keep it running another 100K which will be about 5 more years
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:19 PM
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:30 PM
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:38 PM
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:24 PM
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Just rolled to 262,000 miles. Recently swapped an alternator and 6 coils. The car was running poorly when I decided to replace the plugs. Found 5 loose plugs. Now, with new coils and plugs, it runs like a CHAMP! I don't have enough time or care to fix the leaking rack. I just put ATF in about twice a month. This car is still an amazing ride. I'd replace it but don't want to give up my heated seats, heated steering wheel and rest option. LONG LIVE THE 5ER!
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:19 AM
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Mein Auto: '03 540iT
'03 540iT

'03 540iT Wagon with factory M package. (Rare combination)
Approaching 114,000 miles. I'm 2nd owner.
Bought in '06 with 30,000 miles.
Regular maintenance with one tranny rebuild and two radiators.
Still looks and runs like new.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:03 AM
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:36 AM
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56K on my 1999 540i/6 still on the original clutch with Dinan Stage 3
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:47 AM
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:21 PM
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:06 PM
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:30 PM
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:01 PM
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:36 PM
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:43 AM
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:39 AM
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Re: How many miles on your E39?

165, 876 2002

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Old 06-20-2013, 06:43 AM
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:58 AM
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how many miles/kilometres

Mine is a 2000 540i.
It has almost 265000 km on it.
I have had it for 3 years and put some money into it!
But it seems to be running well now!
Next will be body work!
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