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  1. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hello everybody, I recently bought a 1998 BMW E39 520i The car has a problem where is idles unstable, when I start it up it idles fine at 700-750 rpm, an keeps on doing so as long as it's cold, however when I shift to nutral when the car is hot it fluctuates between 1200-1500rpm until I quickly...
  2. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi team, Hoping this is something small to at least get the car to turn over! Heres the rundown: 2002 e39 520i (*note the car was using oil quite abit i feel, had to top it up quite a lot, after the long trips, not sure if this could be caused by the problem? just to keep in mind when reading)...
  3. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have a 520i 2002 e39. I had a cluster lying around and I wanted to test it with my car if it's fully functional. I disconnected my cluster and I forgot to disconnect my battery. then plugged in my other cluster, immediately the oil pressure, battery, ABS, and hand brake lamp were on when the...
  4. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi! I'm wondering if a could activate the speed chime on my e39 2002 520i, low cluster. some people even call it a speed limiter. I would appreciate it if someone can tell me if I can activate it. Or If I could activate different types of chimes.
  5. E89 Z4 (2009 - current)
    Hi All, Would love some help. Having trouble and seem to be getting “Fuel Supply an issue” warning and when I reduce speed as requested by the computer the car shuts off. Happened to me a few weeks back the car shut off but after 5-10 mins car started and ran normal. Happened twice over...
  6. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    My first post, I have searched forum carefully but didn't find answers. I'm about to take delivery of 2012 520i - car has a puff of white smoke on cold start and very rough idling. On pull off, transition from off throttle to super gentle touch on the accelerator, engine revs drop down (it...
  7. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    hi, im planning to purchase a used bmw f10 520i, i have 2 options : 1.has sunroof, but no professional navigation(smaller screen), and no paddleshift 2. no sunroof, but bigger scree, and has paddleshift, it also has a very nice woodgrain trim, i had cars with sunroof before, and actually im...
  8. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I have a 2006 BMW 530i with the n52b30a engine. So its misfiring on cylinders one and six. i know a couple of ignition coils are going bad but no matter how i switch these coils, it keeps reappearing in the same cylinders. I pulled out the sparkplugs and they are dry so no oil causing misfire. I...
  9. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi. I've just bought my first BMW. It's a manual 1998 520i. It's got 198.000Km on the clock and needs a bit of love. The engine is is good shape but I would like to smooth out the ride. I am interested in a solid, quiet sound from the road and chassis, I only want to hear the sound of the engine...
  10. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi Everyone, I am new to this forum so it is possible that my question has already been answered. I did google but could not find anything specific although there are lot of entries on Retrofitting Cruise Control. I recently purchased a used 520i, E60-2010. I did not realize that it did not...
  11. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I recently got my 2003 e39 520i second hand, at first it was all fine until I tried to start it last week. I noticed a quite strong fuel smell outside the car. I also just noticed that my fuel economy is lower than the usual e39 520i. I got around 19-20 l/100 km. I also noticed that my car is a...
  12. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I'd really appreciate any advice on what is wrong with my 1996 E39 520i 1. Every so often, usually when in the sun, I'll lock my car, walk away, and all of a sudden the alarm starts ringing within 1min. It'll ring for 30 seconds, stop, then ring again for another 30 seconds, then stop for good...
  13. E28 (1982 - 1988)
    Hello, After recently servicing my 1986 BMW E28 520i Lux I now have low compression on all cylinders. All around 4.5bar/65psi :cry: This was tested hot and only a minor increase when doing a wet test (small amount of oil on the top of each piston) During the service I have done the...
  14. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I have got this e60 520i 2004, and got it without USB/AUX, and now im asking if its possible to install a AUX/USB input ? and where ?
  15. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi guys, First time poster here, long term lurker. I've recently attempted a pixel repair on my E39 525i, which was daunting to me, but successful. The only issue is that I believe I have somehow damaged or altered the starting position for the motor driving the fuel gauge, and now it appears...
  16. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi, I've spent some time searching for answer and I'm clueless :dunno: Right now I have 90A Bosch alternator. I want to install more powerful unit as I have ~1000W audio system. I am completely lost as I don't know if any other alternator will fit. If it helps, here's last part of my VIN -...
  17. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi all, My first post so hoping someone can shed some light on a problem. I have a 2004 e60 520i and yesterday the lighting system fault light appeared. Lights are now on permanently when ignition is on and I have no indicators, high beams or dash illumination. As well as this I have discovered...
  18. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi all, Have a listen to this(careful, it's quite loud!): http://www.random-bs.co.uk/bmw/BMW_E39_520i_right_speaker_issue.mp3 That's what my driver side front door speaker sounded like. It started happening around February and I hadn't driven the car for about four months while deciding...
  19. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    hi im a new member and have a problem with a car i have in for repair my customer bought it apparently with head gasket failure it had a new waterpump and thermostat already fitted because of over heating so wen the car came in for repair the temp gauge sits halfway but the coolant system was...
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