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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 04-22-2014, 03:50 PM
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Location: KC
Join Date: Mar 2014
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Mein Auto: 2000 528i 9/99
Brake Parts Arrived Today

Here are my first impressions:
1- Rotors- Brembo OE replacement- Holy crap! heavy, highly rated. They're Brembo, of course they are awesome.
2- Akebono Euro Ceramic- GG rated ( I thought they were FF, but printed on the pad is GG). I'll take it although I'll probably never get them that hot.
3- URO front pad wear sensor- looks good, it has a job. As long as the annoying pad wear light goes off, it works.

That is all

Looking for Parts for my E39- PM Me for wishlist and to deal!
2000 528i- Current Daily Driver and Project Car
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Comp G- 3.8 Supercharged. Sold to buy the BMW. Chipped, 27MPG, tons of torque.
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT- Traded in to get GTP. Electrical Hell.
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:58 PM
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Mein Auto: 02 BMW 525i M54 auto 130K
The friction information may be useful for this thread:
- What friction grade (e.g., EE, FF, EF, etc.) is recommended for BMW E39 brake pads (1) (2)

And, the URO information might be useful here:
- What brand is the OEM original equipment manufacturer for your BMW parts (1) & what parts & supplies are best to buy OEM, OES, or OE (1)

Each repair should invariably add to our knowledge base by the process of inexorable incrementalism.
Your job, in return, is to read the suggested threads, where the best people will always add value to those threads, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person with the same problem stands on your shoulders.
See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need

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