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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 10-01-2012, 10:24 AM
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Need a tune up in northern va-540i

WHO knows of a great mechanic or place to get a great and honest tuneup?

also, what type of brake material is the best..?
thanks for your help. gordon
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:40 AM
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Where in NoVa are you?
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:18 AM
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I'm in Carlisle, PA. if you need a hand ill be more than happy to help. As far as the type of material for your brakes, it all depends on what you're looking for.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:34 AM
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Go with OEM pads if you don't mind the brake dust. Ceramic pads have less dust but less initial bite too.
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