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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 06-27-2012, 10:34 AM
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Help and advise please on my E39 530i

Hi Guys Im Mits new member need some direction please?
Just got my 3rd E39 last week 530i sport Auto on a 02/52, I have noticed from a warm engine taking a long time to start, turns over then eventually fires, just replaced the spark plugs today still the same, can anyone point me in the right direction?
No faults in memory!
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:14 AM
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What is your fuel rail pressure?
How many miles? Have you done the CCV system yet?
Do you have a problem with filling fuel?
When was the last time you change the fuel filter?
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:36 AM
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Car has done 125k full dealer history, no issues with fueling up not checked any pressures best to try fuel filter 1st then monitor I guess!
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:50 AM
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Car has done 125k full dealer history, no issues with fueling up not checked any pressures best to try fuel filter 1st then monitor I guess!
Yub! cheapest route. The fuel filter should be replaced at every 75K miles anyway. It also has the built in pressure regulator.

Please keep us posted.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:01 PM
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Top man thank you will try 1st thing and keep you posted, thanks for your time appreciated
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:28 PM
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Double check your records for the fuel filter, that could be an easy fix. You'll need BMW part number 13321709535 to replace it.

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Old 06-27-2012, 02:45 PM
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how difficult is it to replace the fuel filter?
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:50 PM
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how difficult is it to replace the fuel filter?
Easy Peasy...Lemon Squeasy.....

Check out the info posted in this thread..

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=487521
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:53 PM
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Fuel filter sorted the difficult start car is running a dream thanks for your support and time much appreciated
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Fuel filter sorted the difficult start car is running a dream thanks for your support and time much appreciated
Thanks for the feedback. Glad to hear you have sorted it out your problem.

Cheers!
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^ditto. Enjoy!
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:42 PM
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Fuel filter sorted the difficult start car is running a dream thanks for your support and time much appreciated
You bought and installed a fuel filter within one day ??
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:19 PM
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Don't mess about if it needs doing it get's done immediately with my motors! Fuel filter £30 from Euro Car parts, labour 15 mins, result running sweet!
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:50 AM
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It takes 15 mins just to jack up the car and take off the plastic panels.
I hate when people blatantly exaggerated their DIY times.
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