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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 02-06-2012, 05:00 PM
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:15 AM
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Correction.

Sounds like with stock DME it has to use MAF but they will be relocating the IAT to the manifold location of the M60. There goes my theory of using that for water injection. They are hard at work though.

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Old 02-08-2012, 01:06 PM
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Your DME is capable of alpha-N IIRC.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:54 PM
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Your DME is capable of alpha-N IIRC.
I am not sure it is completely off the table yet. But I think he is going with the MAF and relocating IAT to get realistic post IC temps.
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:24 PM
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So my bimmer has been out of commission since november! I feel like I on this forum without even owning an e39 anymore!
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:50 PM
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So my bimmer has been out of commission since november! I feel like I on this forum without even owning an e39 anymore!
That's rough, Idk if I could go that long without my car. Hang tough
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:07 PM
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So my bimmer has been out of commission since november! I feel like I on this forum without even owning an e39 anymore!
Yes, hang tough! I know how it feels, I've been there.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:27 PM
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Not much of an update but I hear she is finally running!! Wow so many problems getting DME to accept tune.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:58 PM
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Good news, can't wait to see some pics when she's done.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:19 PM
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That's gotta feel good, it finally runs! Good news, more droolworthy updates coming soon, I'm sure. JimLev certainly has been picking up some of the slack!! Wow
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:32 PM
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So we had to buy a new programmer to but the code on the DME I believe it is from GIAC who helped with the base tune. The injectors are pretty big at 42# and car is still slightly rich so Nick is going to have to adjust the trims a little more but yes I am excited to hear she is running.

Can't wait to hear it run with my car alarm setting exhaust!!! Haha
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:21 PM
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So we had to buy a new programmer to but the code on the DME I believe it is from GIAC who helped with the base tune. The injectors are pretty big at 42# and car is still slightly rich so Nick is going to have to adjust the trims a little more but yes I am excited to hear she is running.

Can't wait to hear it run with my car alarm setting exhaust!!! Haha
That's funny, I saw an E60 M5 set off some car alarms at my local grocery store today I wanna see video of this exhaust you speak of.
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That's funny, I saw an E60 M5 set off some car alarms at my local grocery store today I wanna see video of this exhaust you speak of.
This is my car sound. Excuse camera falling over haha



And a driving one...
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This is my car sound. Excuse camera falling over haha



And a driving one...
I forgot you had eisenmann exhaust, the best sounding exhaust for the E39. Sounds like such a beast, sounds better than that E60 I heard today
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:31 PM
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I forgot you had eisenmann exhaust, the best sounding exhaust for the E39. Sounds like such a beast, sounds better than that E60 I heard today
Haha thanks man. Yeah I am happy I went with the Eisenmann, even though it took about 12 weeks to get from Germany. It was a bit pricey too. I agree though they sound the best if that is the sound you are looking for. If I was to do it again I'd probably wait to find one used. The IPhone doesn't really do the sound justice either. Anyways, it is really the headers and high flow cats that give it the raw very loud sound. It was pretty tame before I did those.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:40 PM
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Any updates to report on the build? Is she ready for the summer?
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:44 PM
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no... mechanical problems.

misfires on cylinder 2. Compresstion test shows low comprestion of 125 compared to 180+ of others. Wet compression test increases others by ~5psi but cylinder 2 went up by 40psi. Worse yet when I did a leak down. air just blows out the OSV from cylinder 2....bad rings. Conetmplating new engine. but weighing option. Anyone want to donate an m62tu for the greater good of this thread and build haha

however the car runs on the base tune well other than that. once engine is sorted tune will be fast. all the hard stuff is done.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:53 AM
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new rebuilt engine on its way to my house. Pulling mine this weekend.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:02 AM
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New engine is going to be here this weekend. Will spend my weekend putting it in and back together. It will be a long tiring weekend but should have a running car by the end of it.
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New engine is going to be here this weekend. Will spend my weekend putting it in and back together. It will be a long tiring weekend but should have a running car by the end of it.
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Good luck, man!
What an ordeal this has been!!!! Can't wait until it is done haha here are a few more photos one of the passenger side header I removed already driver side is still attached but will photograph when out. Other is the transmission removal and the defoulers I use on the post-cat o2 sensors.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:35 PM
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Man i hope i can reach the level of skill that you guys possess at diy projects. I'm tackling a wheel refurb right now and damn is it tiring. I barely finished one wheel today. Can't wait to see the finished product! Btw, how long has she been outta commission?
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She has not been drivable since November really when fab started on the intake plumbing. Good luck with your wheels!!
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