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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 03-11-2013, 08:51 PM
GreenTiger GreenTiger is offline
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Mein Auto: 7/98 NonVanos 540iA
1998 540ia 158k miles. Tranny fluid, diff fluid, engine oil, FSU and like 7 window regulators.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:59 PM
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Mein Auto: 540i 1997
202k miles and mechanically still ran strong. The car is now ready to be parted out after an accident.

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every day another light"
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:13 PM
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I bought a 1999 528i a few years back for $4K and now have 176K on it. Incredibly the engine is smooth and quiet. I do fix things form time to time like the idler pully etc. but I'm very impressed on how well this car is designed. I hope to get 300K or so out of it.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:44 PM
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I bought my 2000 540i last summer with 162K on it, it's likely going to hit the 200K mark later this week (or at least very darn soon) - planning to yank the engine this weekend, just because I want to replace all the timing components, fix a few oil leaks, and rebuild the VANOS and cooling systems.
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