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
  #301  
Old 06-09-2014, 06:41 AM
Eero Eero is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Finland
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 116
Mein Auto: E39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diomeden View Post
i Like to see te37 reps on tourings they look really great! Bmw style 121 looks kinda cool 2.
Those style 37 was real, not replica. Also AC Schnitzers was real, Style 20 M5 wheels and BBS RS845 also real. Only those Alpinas was replica.
Reply With Quote
  #302  
Old 06-09-2014, 10:28 AM
Diomeden Diomeden is offline
Registered User
Location: Luxembourg
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 20
Mein Auto: BMW e39 525D Touring
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eero View Post
Those style 37 was real, not replica. Also AC Schnitzers was real, Style 20 M5 wheels and BBS RS845 also real. Only those Alpinas was replica.
i was saying volk te37, or rota drift.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #303  
Old 06-09-2014, 10:41 AM
Eero Eero is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Finland
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 116
Mein Auto: E39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diomeden View Post
i was saying volk te37, or rota drift.
That went well then
Reply With Quote
  #304  
Old 06-18-2014, 05:33 PM
4thBMW 4thBMW is offline
4th BMW
Location: FLORIDA
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 150
Mein Auto: 2002 540iT Sportwagon
E39 OE replacement shocks/ struts

SEE this post: search >> Does anyone use the OEM Sachs shocks as replacements? on E39 forum.
Reply With Quote
  #305  
Old 06-19-2014, 06:49 AM
Jase007 Jase007 is offline
Wrenchin' fool ...
Location: nova
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 764
Mein Auto: e39 528it
4th

After trying the aftermarket SACHS "red label" advantage shocks (from autohausaz.com) .... I went back to Koni yellow sports in front and dealer supplied SACHS sports in the rear on my touring.
__________________
Jason

2000 528iT Sport 5M (mfg. 5/1999) ~ 1990 325iX 5M
BMW CCA member #130075
JScottRacing
Reply With Quote
  #306  
Old 06-19-2014, 06:55 AM
MuscleWagon MuscleWagon is offline
Fastest to daycare
Location: NC
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 159
Mein Auto: 99 540iT
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diomeden View Post
Now i have the good pics!!

Comments plz.

Next weekend rear windows tinted!
Beautiful touring Dio...the new wheels look fantastic
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #307  
Old 06-19-2014, 10:03 PM
tirefriar tirefriar is offline
Registered User
Location: so. california
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 8
Mein Auto: 2001 E39 Touring
This was rather an unexpected purchase, but a great one at that. After selling my Alfa Romeo Berlina I needed a daily driver. My friend sent me a link of this 1 owner beauty with just 67k miles. The rest is history. Sorry for the so-so pic.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	39
Size:	122.5 KB
ID:	446892  
__________________

2001 525a Touring
2007 MB R350 4Matic
2004 BMW BCR 193/300
1969 Alfa Romeo Spider 1750
Reply With Quote
  #308  
Old 07-11-2014, 08:27 PM
jayster0966's Avatar
jayster0966 jayster0966 is online now
Bimmer Loyalist
Location: Orange County, CA
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 444
Mein Auto: E24 E39 E83
After a minor fender bender with a SUV, I finally got my touring back from the body shop. Had them replace/repaint the hood, front bumper and also added Slimmbones new polyurethane front lip.

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #309  
Old 07-12-2014, 08:35 AM
550maranello 550maranello is offline
Registered User
Location: Pinecrest, FL
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 55
Mein Auto: Leased VW Jetta
Great job, congratulations.
Reply With Quote
  #310  
Old 07-16-2014, 09:45 AM
Eero Eero is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Finland
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 116
Mein Auto: E39
Reply With Quote
  #311  
Old 07-17-2014, 04:39 AM
Eero Eero is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Finland
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 116
Mein Auto: E39
Reply With Quote
  #312  
Old 07-21-2014, 08:33 AM
pudl pudl is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 288
Mein Auto: BMW E39 530d Touring
Staggered wheels! am i doin it rite?

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_6637.jpg
Views:	143
Size:	114.6 KB
ID:	453026  
Reply With Quote
  #313  
Old 09-23-2014, 05:47 PM
Smoothops Smoothops is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Canada
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 139
Mein Auto: 1995 BMW 318i Cabriolet
I'm in, with a 2000 528iT. Just picked it up. It had a leaky steering rack seal, which I replaced, tranny had never been serviced, so I did a full flush, with new filter and new fluid, made her happy. I have a battery leak, but have not been able to put any time into this, as the tailgate is getting all of my attention. It came rusted on both sides, where the gate meets the pillars. Big holes, as a result of a lifetime of outside storage. I really need a new tailgate, but finding one has proven to be tough, so I'm repairing mine until a good one comes along. Just today I filled the holes with expanding foam. Once the foam is cured, I will cut it almost flush with the metal and will then cover it with epoxy/fiberglass, much like a surfboard ding repair. This way I will be able to repaint the gate, re-install the trim and lights and drive around until a good gate becomes available. I'm in Ontario, Canada and none of the nearby wreckers has one. Bimmer heaven, located in Toronto, 5 hours from here has one, but they say is badly rusted too. If anyone hears about one available, please let me know.
Reply With Quote
  #314  
Old 09-23-2014, 09:51 PM
Eero Eero is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Finland
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 116
Mein Auto: E39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoothops View Post
I really need a new tailgate, but finding one has proven to be tough
Part number for new tailgate is 41627007396, cost here ~500 so not bad.
Reply With Quote
  #315  
Old 09-24-2014, 03:30 AM
Smoothops Smoothops is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Canada
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 139
Mein Auto: 1995 BMW 318i Cabriolet
That would be about 750 US dollars. Oh yeah,I'll order two, just in case one of them gets a scratch. I don't even think the tailgate is still available from North American BMW dealers. I'll repair mine and will keep looking until I find one from a dismantler. They typically get 150 dollars or so for rust free body parts.
Reply With Quote
  #316  
Old 09-24-2014, 07:31 AM
Touring Dude's Avatar
Touring Dude Touring Dude is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Glendale, CA
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 654
Send a message via MSN to Touring Dude
Mein Auto: 2003 525iT
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoothops View Post
I'm in, with a 2000 528iT. Just picked it up. It had a leaky steering rack seal, which I replaced, tranny had never been serviced, so I did a full flush, with new filter and new fluid, made her happy. I have a battery leak, but have not been able to put any time into this, as the tailgate is getting all of my attention. It came rusted on both sides, where the gate meets the pillars. Big holes, as a result of a lifetime of outside storage. I really need a new tailgate, but finding one has proven to be tough, so I'm repairing mine until a good one comes along. Just today I filled the holes with expanding foam. Once the foam is cured, I will cut it almost flush with the metal and will then cover it with epoxy/fiberglass, much like a surfboard ding repair. This way I will be able to repaint the gate, re-install the trim and lights and drive around until a good gate becomes available. I'm in Ontario, Canada and none of the nearby wreckers has one. Bimmer heaven, located in Toronto, 5 hours from here has one, but they say is badly rusted too. If anyone hears about one available, please let me know.
Pix of your new ride???
__________________
2003 525iT 5 Speed Sport Package Japan Red
1992 525iT Island Green SOLD!!!!!!

BMWCCA Member #104602

"View My Garage" for all my other toys

Reply With Quote
  #317  
Old 09-24-2014, 08:34 AM
Smoothops Smoothops is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Canada
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 139
Mein Auto: 1995 BMW 318i Cabriolet
Here is a picture of the wagon
 photo 151_2635_zps5d51a004.jpg

And another one

 photo 151_2634_zps917fd9f9.jpg

The work on the tailgate, foam already set and cut flush, ready for epoxy/fiberglass lamination. The rust was brushed off, then sprayed with rust converter. Hopefully it will hold until I get a decent tailgate. There are more rust spots on the driver's and rear right passenger's doors as well. The bottom has no significant rust.
Reply With Quote
  #318  
Old 09-24-2014, 09:06 AM
Touring Dude's Avatar
Touring Dude Touring Dude is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Glendale, CA
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 654
Send a message via MSN to Touring Dude
Mein Auto: 2003 525iT
You could sure use a parts car!
Good Luck with the project!

My replacement clips finally arrived from Turkey, time to fix my sunroof.......
__________________
2003 525iT 5 Speed Sport Package Japan Red
1992 525iT Island Green SOLD!!!!!!

BMWCCA Member #104602

"View My Garage" for all my other toys

Reply With Quote
  #319  
Old 09-24-2014, 05:14 PM
Smoothops Smoothops is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Canada
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 139
Mein Auto: 1995 BMW 318i Cabriolet
I don't need a parts car, but I'll take your comment as a compliment. I could have used a tailgate to skip the body work, but after the work I did today, I will not need one for a few years, as the wagon will never sleep outside anymore. I'll tackle the other two rust spots on the doors and I'll be done. It will be warm through next weekend, so I'll have a chance to paint the gate and doors. Nothing else is wrong with it. The black leather interior is immaculate, the 5 BBS wheels don't have any curb rash, everything works, including the sunroof and the 2.8L engine is sweet, so is the transmission. Cooling system was just done last spring, total overhaul. This was a one owner car that was gently driven 180 thousand kilometers by a lady, most of the mileage on a highway to Ottawa. It has the M package, including the sports suspension. I'm pretty sure that the FSU is bad, last night I turn off the fan before putting the car in the garage and this morning the battery was still full.
Reply With Quote
  #320  
Old 09-25-2014, 02:42 AM
pudl pudl is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 288
Mein Auto: BMW E39 530d Touring
Found the first prototype for the F07.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Bild104.jpg
Views:	125
Size:	247.6 KB
ID:	466313  
Reply With Quote
  #321  
Old 09-25-2014, 03:28 AM
Eero Eero is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Finland
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 116
Mein Auto: E39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoothops View Post
It has the M package
No it doesnt.
Reply With Quote
  #322  
Old 09-25-2014, 09:58 AM
Smoothops Smoothops is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Canada
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 139
Mein Auto: 1995 BMW 318i Cabriolet
It has the M logo on the steering wheel, the suspension is stiff. How do you know it doesn't, would you enlighten this thread please?
Reply With Quote
  #323  
Old 09-25-2014, 10:37 AM
Eero Eero is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Finland
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 116
Mein Auto: E39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoothops View Post
It has the M logo on the steering wheel, the suspension is stiff. How do you know it doesn't, would you enlighten this thread please?
M-sport looks like this
Also rear bumber is different. M-sport has black head lining, sport seats etc.

You might have M-sport steering wheel and SA227 sport suspension with ride height control (rear air springs). Touring never had M-sport suspension like sedan, only sport suspension.
Reply With Quote
  #324  
Old 09-25-2014, 12:47 PM
Touring Dude's Avatar
Touring Dude Touring Dude is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Glendale, CA
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 654
Send a message via MSN to Touring Dude
Mein Auto: 2003 525iT
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eero View Post
M-sport looks like this
Also rear bumber is different. M-sport has black head lining, sport seats etc.

You might have M-sport steering wheel and SA227 sport suspension with ride height control (rear air springs). Touring never had M-sport suspension like sedan, only sport suspension.
I also have the 5251 with the Sport Package.

You've shown a picture of a 540i with the "Sport Package" option and it includes all what you mentioned plus the black shadowline trim, The "Sport Package" for a 525i had the sport seats, Star Spoke 17 x 8 wheels, self leveling suspension and the M-Technic sport steering wheel (and the m logo on the shift knob for the manual trans cars)
__________________
2003 525iT 5 Speed Sport Package Japan Red
1992 525iT Island Green SOLD!!!!!!

BMWCCA Member #104602

"View My Garage" for all my other toys

Reply With Quote
  #325  
Old 09-25-2014, 03:20 PM
DennisCooper!'s Avatar
DennisCooper! DennisCooper! is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: West London / Heathrow UK
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,705
Mein Auto: 03 Ex Cop 530d Touring
Hi,

Eero - You have to be 'quite' careful when it comes to things like this! the reason is that 'specs' were different depending on which territory the E39 (and many other cars and other products for instance) were sold into. 'USA' spec is different from 'UK' spec which in turn is/can be different from 'Euro' spec. When it comes what's often referred to by the Americans & Canadians as 'Euro Spec' things can be confusing as there's many 'Euro Countries' and I'm fairly sure there's subtle differences yet again!

In the UK, there was no official BMW E39 model in the entire production run that was designated 'M Sport'. Yet, in the USA, for 2003, they got a special 540i 'M Sport' model. Similarly ONLY the UK got the E39 Champagne 1 and 2 as well as the Aegean Edition models, no other markets got those. I don't think there was ever an official BMW 'M Package' for any E39 in any market - The UK got the 'Sport' models and the USA got the 'Sport Package' I believe as mentioned by Touring Dude above. Perhaps 'Finland' got an official 'M Package' ? or perhaps another area/territory did?

Smoothhops - check your VIN number and perhaps look it up at your local BMW dealer. That will give you what the car came out of the factory with. If there's there 'Sport Package' ticked/listed it came with it. If not, then parts have been added by a previous owner at some point.

Cheers, Dennis!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
e39it


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 11:33 PM.


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