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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 06-03-2014, 09:34 AM
Robert_00_528i Robert_00_528i is offline
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How many miles on your E39?..........

I thought it would be interesting to see how many miles various folks have on their E39's. Good to state year and model plus overall condition.

I'll start out.

2000 528i automatic
170,000 miles
Great condition and drives very well, plan to go to 200K then 250K hopefully without a major failure such as transmission.
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:36 AM
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:37 AM
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:02 AM
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:04 AM
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2003 540i with 131k. DD/fun car. Slowly gaining mileage (16k in almost 3 years)
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:10 AM
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:19 AM
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:23 AM
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:36 PM
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2003 Touring 525i with 280025 as of today--new engine and tranny and new front and back suspension along with front and rear bearings and brakes all around--Heavy duty bushings all around including subframe --car runs and drives better than when I bought it off the showroom floor--1 owner
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:48 PM
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:29 PM
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:29 PM
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1999 with 132K. Lots of new stuff in the last 8 months. Driving it daily.
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:52 PM
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06/10: rear shocks
08/11: cooling overhaul, O2 sensors
09/11: auto transmission drain & refill
09/12: alternator, VANOS seals, differential oil change
04/13: 2nd auto transmission drain & refill, changed fuel filter
12/13: OFH gasket
05/14: Aux. fan
09/14: CCV
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:12 PM
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:31 PM
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:37 PM
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99 528i with 274,000 on it. Tranny rebuilt in 07. Engine was replaced by original owner at around 92,000 at Scottsdale BMW. Purrs like a kitten, still trying to chase down the cold start clatter though.

97 528i with 185,000. Overhead done a couple years ago, tranny rebuilt in 07. Runs smooth but is in the process of a part-out. Stealing parts from it to recondition the 99.
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:51 PM
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:53 PM
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Mein Auto: 01 330Ci/02 525iT
05/2002 525iT checking in at 184k. Have only had it for 1k miles so far, but rides and operates very smoothly and overall is in great condition.
I had plans to take my old E34 to 300k, but the rust got to it by 220k. I think if I stay ahead of the rust, I'll carry over those plans for the touring! Nice to see most everyone is above 100k, keep up the great work!

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Old 06-03-2014, 05:59 PM
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98 528i with 189,000 and counting... Just did thermostat radiator and new battery... a daily driver and has never failed me... Im happy!!!
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Old 06-03-2014, 06:15 PM
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Mein Auto: E39 528I
1997 528i

1997 528I Auto 77k

Still needs Alternator, Seat mat bypass, Abs sensors, Drivers rear regulator, A/c service, Aux in stereo mod, Minor body work and trans service.
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Old 06-03-2014, 06:46 PM
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Mein Auto: 1997 540i
1997 540i/6
223,xxx miles

I am the 4th owner. Original engine was replaced at 24k due to hyrdrolock so it's really only just hitting 200k now.
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Old 06-03-2014, 06:59 PM
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2001 540/6 speed. Not quite 182,000 miles. I just finished a 16,400 mile trip around the country, through 41 states, last October.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:05 PM
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Mein Auto: e39 1997 528i
1997 528i approx 225,000 mile just change all the transmission shift solenoids and clean the valve body. Am the 3ed owner. Daily driver and all maintenance and or repairs are done by me.. With the help of all you on this number 1 fourm.. I drive it like I stole It !!!!
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At my Indy right now for an oil service and to find that annoying, knuckle-crack sound over bumps at very slow speeds.
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so I said I'd be his test-mule and I'm using this trip to get a real-world MPG difference.
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