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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 11-20-2011, 06:31 PM
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Electric fan installed. Now there is room for the pipe from IC to throttle body. Removed fan shroud as well.
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:45 PM
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Car is going into shop tomorrow morning for custom fab work. Post photos after it is done.
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:14 PM
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Still having issues with headers leaking around gaskets. Had to put new gasket on the one side. Also went around and tightened down the bolts holding headers to block. There is minimal amount of room to fit tools in there especially on the driver side it is crazy. But for now no exhaust leaks :knock on wood:
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:09 PM
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So car is with Abe at Wicked CAS in Kingston NH he is making all the custom pipes to intercooler and the inlet pipe. He is one of the best fabricator in New England should be great...this isn't turning out to be the cheap way to build a SC 540i but should be a solid build haha should have it back in a few days.
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:58 AM
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FYI... Anyone reading this I have posted my Dinan CAI and MAF up for sale on the classifieds.
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:01 PM
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Update from shop. Haven't seen it yet they posted these though.
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:08 PM
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:13 PM
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Fab is done!!! More pics to come picking up right now
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:26 PM
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:06 PM
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:49 PM
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Looks good.
I like that coolant expansion tank however you could use the correct connector the for the level sensor. If you need the correct part number for it I can provide that.
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Doru, I'm frankly amazed you were able to cram an intercooler in there. I've seen 540Alex's installation in person, and he had to move several items around to accommodate the supercharger system. Nice job. Considering the limited space available, that's a pretty tidy set-up.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:22 AM
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Looks good.
I like that coolant expansion tank however you could use the correct connector the for the level sensor. If you need the correct part number for it I can provide that.
Yeah I could use that eventually. This is working fine though for now. And doesn't look that bad really
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:25 AM
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Doru, I'm frankly amazed you were able to cram an intercooler in there. I've seen 540Alex's installation in person, and he had to move several items around to accommodate the supercharger system. Nice job. Considering the limited space available, that's a pretty tidy set-up.
Thanks man! I am happy with the way it came out it looks very good and neat. The shop, wicked cas, did an amazing job. Abe is one of the best fabricators around I am glad I went there and highly highly recommend them to anyone in new England looking for custom work. It wasn't cheap but was done right and looks incredible. Sorry I have to send iPhone photos don't have any other means at the moment.

Here is a photo of the intercooler in bumper.
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The black pipe in the photo is a stainless steel pipe custom bent for the lower radiator hose.
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:27 PM
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So how's she runnin? Have you taken her for a spin yet?
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:35 PM
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So how's she runnin? Have you taken her for a spin yet?
Not tuned yet. Drove with the belt off from fab shop and it was like before. Obviously less throttle response with long pipes. Let here idle with belt on at home and all is good. I am out of town next week so will install injector endplate and t9 then. After this having her towed to dyno tune.

Also doing leak test. Nothing leaks from filter to the throttle body as shop leak tested this.
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:25 PM
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Yeah I could use that eventually. This is working fine though for now. And doesn't look that bad really
Doesn't look bad at all but if you need the factory connector, the following parts numbers are what you would need
Connecter (1): 61131378408
Terminals (2) : 61130007441

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Not tuned yet. Drove with the belt off from fab shop and it was like before. Obviously less throttle response with long pipes. Let here idle with belt on at home and all is good. I am out of town next week so will install injector endplate and t9 then. After this having her towed to dyno tune.

Also doing leak test. Nothing leaks from filter to the throttle body as shop leak tested this.
Good to hear, keep bringin out the full potential of the 540
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Good to hear, keep bringin out the full potential of the 540
I am overly excited to see what she can do.
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I am feeling giddy waiting for results on this lol! I am sooooo tempted to SC my 540
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I am overly excited to see what she can do.
Sounds like you'll be having 2 Christmases lol
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I am feeling giddy waiting for results on this lol! I am sooooo tempted to SC my 540
Haha I was in that boat and let the temptation get the best of me! On my way back home from vacation should have car dyno with results this week.

Have an icebox for my water to air intercooler waiting for install too.
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Sounds like you'll be having 2 Christmases lol
Haha yes indeed! Feel like a kid again waiting for this to be done. Seems like forever!
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