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  1. Troubleshooting help with 95 525i stall, now no-start

    E34 (1989 - 1995)
    Hey folks, Would be great to get some confirmation from the experts before buying & replacing parts... 1995 525iT M50TU w/ 5sp swap 07/94 build date 197000 miles Not a DD -- more of a utility car. Does not get driven often, but car was starting & running perfectly fine. I was about 1/2 mile...
  2. 525I Touring Wagon - Steering Clicking Noise

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    So I have just purchased a 525I Touring Wagon 2007 M-Sport. I have discovered a clicking noise coming from under the dash somewhere when I start my car in the morning. It can get quite loud and lasts for quite sometime, maybe 15-20 minutes, and then works itself away. BUT it also doesn't seem to...
  3. Bmw offset wheels e60

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Bmw 2007 525i stock body I need help choosing offset size. The rims I want to put on have an offset of 30, my current rims are 20. Both sets of rims are 17" and factory bmw. My tire size is 225/50 17. I do want the car to have an aggressive stance without the harm of rubbing. I probably need a...
  4. Need your advice. Should I buy this e39?

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    **UPDATE** I took ownership of this E39 on 2016-12-19. Here's a quick write up of my first few days of E39 ownership. My mid 90's Volvo is starting to show its age and I just happened to come across a 2002 525i for sale (150,000 miles) that looks in great shape. I talked them down to $2,000...
  5. 07 525xi drivetrain noise advice

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi All, Have 101k trouble free miles on my auto 07 525xi and have kept up with maintenance recommended here on the forum. Last 500 miles a noise started from bottom of engine. Originally thought it was wheel bearing but noise is only there when engine under load/accelerating, it disappears...
  6. E39 525i rough idle/not drivable.

    F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Hello Everyone. New User here. I've had a 2002 525i for about 2 months now. Just rolled over 200k miles so I expect some issues. Lately, the car starts very rough, idles very low, and has almost no power. It can't be driven more than about 15 feet. If you hit 1500 RPMs the car bucks and stalls...
  7. Over reving ??!!

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    So I have a 2004 525i my car seems to be idling at 1-1.5 and I have acouple other bs lights on also like break lights out when there not the seat belt not working right .. Idk what too make of it the car works in the morning then 30 mins later acts up even when I clear the codes p1632 it still...
  8. 2003 525i Diamond Key Issue

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hey so my Keys have stopped working (Somewhat). 9 months back my 1st key started giving me issues, it wouldn't Lock/Unlock/Trunk Release but a little shake or pressing a couple times would work. it got to a point where i switched to my second key. Second key worked perfectly until a week ago...
  9. Oil Level says full but no oil in car

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I went to change the oil in my 2006 525xi and I pulled out the drain plug and not a drop of oil came out. The oil level monitor in the car read that the oil level was OK. I since put in oil and changed the filter but what would cause they car to say I had oil when there was pretty much none...
  10. BMW 525i E60 2003 // Smoke from exhaust with strange noise

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello gentlemen! I have searched for a thread covering a problem like mine, but I haven't found anything which matches 100%. The problem in detail is the following: - while driving my 2003 BMW 525 E60 (petrol/gasoline engine; automatic transmission) there is sometimes gray smoke coming out of...
  11. Power difference 523i to 525i

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi guys, I've looked across a few forums and not found much but apparently the uk spec 523i is the N52 engine thats in 525i , but the later can produce 218 bhp, which is 44 bhp more. So my question is how do I get more power out of it and what's involved in getting to it? i.e remap...
  12. Coolant Leaks

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I have a 2006 525 The coolant is leaking fairly quickly...It looks like there are several spots that might be the culprit... What advice can you give for a do it yourselfer, and what parts are these that need attention? Thanks!
  13. Radiator for 528i versus 525i?

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    All, Before you assail me with platitudes about how I just need to spend the $150ish for the Behr radiator please know that if I had the money I would be all in on a complete cooling system overhaul. I currently do not have the money and I need to get my 525i running as economically as...
  14. FS 2001 E39 525iT Wagon

    Cars - Private Party
    Wilmington, DE Asking $6700 111.5K Miles 2001 BMW 525iT, Sahara Beige This car has been lightly used / not driven hard; Purchased 24Mo Ago with 60k miles, all highway under my ownership. Full service records available for the last two years as well; regular oil changes / No coolant or oil...
  15. Want To Put A 1999 528i Engine In My 2001 525i **Need Advise Please**

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    whats up. i own a 2001 525 and the engine took a dump. so recently my friend crashed her 1999 528 and the car is toast, but the engine is great. so im buying it off her tomorrow for dirt cheap. my question. i know i have an m54. and am pretty positive she has a m52 due to the year. am i going to...
  16. 2001 bmw 525 wagon no start

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    hello everyone I am new to this site I have a 525 wagon that recently started having starting issues intermittently when I was driving home it lost power and I was able to pull over in about 20 minutes it started then I was able to drive home having had a previous car with sorta the same...
  17. 525I 2007 Rear End Repair Cost

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I was rear ended several days ago and i was just trying to get a feed back how much the repair cost for just the body. I was unable to drive the car, the key won't come out the the car and gear stuck in park etc... The driver of the other vehicle admitted faulty and his insurance company called...
  18. BMW vs Chevy Impala

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Today while driving home, I was at a red light, me just chillin minding my biz listen to music, and to the right of me i noticed a chevy impala (tinted)... could of been year 2001-2003 who knows i couldn't tell the diff... But any who, it was me and this car in front of everyone at the light...
  19. My Introduction: Welcome & Hello :)

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi, new member here... I'm getting my very first own BMW, im so excited I always loved these cars back when i were a kid... Right now its in the shop, getting ready for inspection... should be ready soon... I didn't drop any cash on it, just a small down payment until its ready... but here...
  20. 1st time bmw owner & post. need help

    E34 (1989 - 1995)
    Hello everyone...I bought a 92 525i 3 weeks ago & its runs great but seems to have many electrical gremlins some of switch i have tackled or in the process of tackling. right now i have fairly serious battery drain issue (fully charged battery is dead after 2 days of not using it) the drivers...
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