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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 11-19-2012, 11:13 AM
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Replacing Starter 2002 540I - Need to decide soon, starter intermitent now

I am getting ready to order a starter for my mechanic to put in. I was wondering how you all felt about getting a referbished or remanufactured part.
Oreilly will warranty it for lifetime, but I don't want to keep replacing it if it makes more sense to buy a new one if they are out there even.

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Old 11-19-2012, 12:15 PM
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If you want check this link out for another option.
http://www.eaceuroparts.com/parts/pa...01%20736%20921
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:23 PM
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I am getting ready to order a starter for my mechanic to put in. I was wondering how you all felt about getting a referbished or remanufactured part.
Oreilly will warranty it for lifetime, but I don't want to keep replacing it if it makes more sense to buy a new one if they are out there even.
Their all Bosch rebuilt starters, I replaced one in a friends 540 last winter that he got from Advanced Auto or something like that. It was in a new Bosch box, no shipping and was less than $200.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:24 PM
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This might help with the DIY:

- Where is the starter motor located (1) & an M52 starter motor DIY (1) (2) & removing the 540i starter motor in one hour (1) & the BMW TIS (1) and an E38 740iL starter motor DIY (1) (2) & how to remove the M52 starter motor without removing the intake manifold (1) (2) & what special tools are needed (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) & where is the starter motor relay (1) (2)
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