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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 05-19-2015, 08:02 PM
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Idle Speed Specifications

*Note that all these specifications are when the engine is at operating temperature*

Without Consumers-580+/- 50 rpm

With A/C- 700+/- 50 rpm

With drive range selected- 550+/- 50 rpm

With A/C and drive range- 650+/- 50 rpm


I hope these specs help anybody who think their idle is out of the ordinary!!
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:01 PM
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Thanks. Where did you find this info?
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Old 05-20-2015, 03:57 AM
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Even with AC off, mine idles at 740 - 750ish. Too high, apparently.
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Old 05-20-2015, 04:53 AM
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Even with AC off, mine idles at 740 - 750ish. Too high, apparently.

Same here - 2002 525i and runs near perfectly & has never had any idle issues whatsoever.
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Old 05-20-2015, 05:26 AM
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Thanks. Where did you find this info?
I work at a BMW dealership and I have resources but those specs are for the 540i. Sorry that I didn't specify that! This was my first post but they will get better!
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:42 AM
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What does "Consumers" mean?
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:55 AM
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