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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 09-04-2014, 01:48 PM
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Mein Auto: 2003 530i
E39 2003 530i Maintenance

First, thank you to everyone on this forum that helped me learn and keep this car for this long. Here is a list of maintainence since 2007 when she had 97,000 miles at 180,000 now. Maintenance is averaging $100 a month. Some repairs are spread out but best practice is to rebuild a failing system like the cooling or suspension all at once. Excellent car if you can DIY. Lowest I'll ever pay for this much class, sport and luxury all in one package.

Repair Mileage Date
Tires 100,000 5/18/2008
Battery 105,000 10/25/2008
Alternator 110,000 12/31/2008
BMW alarm 114,656 4/17/2009
VGC, oil pan, ofgh, radiator 115,000 4/24/2009
Ps hoses, lca, tie rods, sway links, disa, wp 120,000 9/28/2009
Besian Vanos seals VGC 120,000 9/10/2010
Fuel Filter 125,000 9/25/2010
Fan clutch/blade, radiator, U/L hoses 125,000 10/8/2010
Brake sheild, Front brakes, R thrust arm HD bush 125,000 10/20/2010
Motor and transmission mounts 126,000 11/1/2010
Continental dws all season tires 127,000 11/17/2010
Front strut mounts pads 128,000 11/17/2010
Differential fluid 128,000 11/20/2010
M5 cluster 130,000 1/20/2010
Emergency brake rear rotors exhaust hanger weld 145,000 3/24/2010
Belts pullies thermostat 145,000 7/26/2010
Spark plugs 1, 2, 3 4 5 6 coil 2, 3 & 6 148,000 8/16/2011
Front brakes and rotors 150,000 9/12/2011
Brake fluid o2 sensors 150,000 9/20/2011
Left thrust arm hd bushing lower right control arm/alignment 160,000 3/21/2012
Rear Bilstein HD shocks mounts/pad 170,000 10/18/2012
Windsheild and trim 170,000 10/25/2012
HID H7 5000k ddmtuning 170,500 12/28/2012
Front PS hose 171,000 2/20/2013
Sunroof glass 172,000 4/26/2013
Bmw Gas cap 172,500 4/8/2013
Leak detection pump 173,000 5/10/2013
Torque Converter/solenoid, ATF fluid/filter, flex disc rear sway links 175,000 10/1/2013
Disa Valve kit upgrade 176,000 12/31/2013
Rear Vapor barriers 177,000 1/12/2014
Brake Booster, brake fluid 178,000 3/11/2014
Front sway bar links 178,000 3/20/2014
Crankshaft position sensor 180,000 8/15/2014
BMW Fan blade coil 5 180,000 8/20/2014
CPS intake and exhaust, Fuel Pump 180,000 8/26/2014

Pending: Aux fan, heater valve, SAP, MAF, Starter, rear suspension rebuild, coolant re haul including coolant hoses under the intake, OFHG, VCG, battery, alternator. I also have code 191 EVAP- reed switch closed or voltage post cat bank 2 but no SES light cats are still passing inspection. Wheel bearings, ball joints and ccv are on the shelf.

Last edited by energizedmortal; 09-05-2014 at 01:00 PM.
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:52 PM
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Mein Auto: 2000 528i 9/99
I dont feel so bad after looking at my list since I bought the car in March

CCV Delete- So happy about it too
Street Edge Coil Overs
M5 Rear Sway Bar
Hankook Ventus V2 225/55/16
Akebono Euro Front Pads- Awesome
Brembo OE Replacement Rotors- Makes my heart flutter
Stereo Fully Upgraded- Focal, CDT, Soundstream, Kicker
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