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  1. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Hello all, (2001 740i 4.4l) I got in a front end collision last Saturday and fixed the car (photos attached) ever since the accident (even when trying to get off of flat bed) I have been having this issue. The car will turn over just fine and start, will rev to about 1200 rpm and immediately...
  2. General BMW Questions
    Ok so I need some input. I am going to be trading in my 2017 explorer platinum in about a month for either a 17+ 340i or a 17+ 540i. My question is which one do you prefer and why? I had a 08 328i a couple years back and I loved the way it handles but I went and drove a 2021 540i and it handled...
  3. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    My Car: 1995 E34 540i, 5-speed Automatic, US sold. I have a 1995 E34 540i that did not come with a car phone in it. For the sake of vintage and sheer dopeness I wanted to ask if there is any way I can expedite the process of finding a car phone where I can avoid the time consumption of scouring...
  4. Cars - Private Party
    Selling my E39 2003 BMW 540i M-Sport Package 6-Speed Manual with Dinan modifications. Black exterior with tan interior Located in West LA ~135k miles, immaculate condition for the mileage and mostly garage kept Have paperwork for majority of work that has been done since the original owner in a...
  5. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I've been working on my 2000 540i for a while now, recently started researching the M62 vanos reliability. I understand the unit in this engine isn't as failure prone as some however I'd like to make sure it's working order before reassembling the engine. The common failure point in this...
  6. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    2002 540i M62TU 95k miles I don’t think the previous owners ever changed the oil until they gave it to me, at 85k miles. I changed it every 5k. So oil was changed once, and I was supposed to change it again today. No codes given, code reader says it’s in excellent condition :) When turning...
  7. New Member Introductions
    I saw this review elsewhere recently as I was considering selling my 2000 540i M Sport (M62TU 6 speed MT) as It has been undrivable since January 2018 due to a fuel system issue and me, unfortunately, experiencing some health issues preventing me from working on it. I had a couple of local...
  8. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    i’m having problems with my maf. it’s a high voltage code getting pulled so if anyone knows where the fuse is that would be cool. thanks!!
  9. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hey everybody, so my 1999 e39 540i's transmission has been problematic since I bought it. First of all its a slop box, gears are vague and there is about an inch of play in every direction for every gear ( $400 car it was irresistible ). Anyway so I got the thing running, timing chain done among...
  10. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I’ve got a 2002 540i with 90k miles on it. Let it idle in the driveway to warm up while waiting to go somewhere, and it overheated, the needle went as far right as is possible. Has never done this before. No coolant on the ground anywhere. I opened the expansion tank, and there was no pressure...
  11. Exterior
    OEM Black Kidney Grille Fits 2017-2020 (Pre-LCI) - USED condition $100 obo plus shipping The Platypus License Plate Mount for 2017-2021 BMW 530i, 530e, 540i, M550i. Fits model with M-sport bumper. - USED condition $75 obo plus shipping
  12. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    So I’ve searched all the forums and YouTube and can’t seem to find my answer..I have a 2002 Bmw e39 540i automatic..so short story the car dives amazing..but one day I wanted to spin the tires get some sliding done..turned off the dsc and went for the slide but after..when I drive while turning...
  13. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    My driveway is insanely steep and we got a bit of snow recently while I was away. Nothing gets up this driveway usually, my moms 4 wheel drive truck even slips sometimes when there’s a ton of snow. I was of course driving my rwd 540i and didn’t think maybe I should use an AWD car since there’d...
  14. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    EDITED original post below. It seems at this point that the issue has been pinpointed to the differential which was replaced. Although the shop says they ordered a manual transmission dif, and their paperwork confirms this, there is an automatic dif (3.15 final gear) instead of a manual dif...
  15. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Before I dig in and remove the seat and fix/replace the height adjustment motor, I wanted to ask if there were thoughts on my issue. The driver seat moves forward and back, tilts fine but the height adjustment only works when there is no weight on it. I'm not a big guy (165 lbs) so I don't...
  16. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    I have had this car for a little over a month with no issues out of it. last night I was unable to use the key fob to unlock the car/disable the alarm. I attempted to unlock the door with the key and it set the alarm off. I replaced the batteries in the fob and it still would not work. i am at a...
  17. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I'm hearing a click when turning the key, and the car wont turn over or start. Reading other threads (and considering the fact the car doesn't start!) has me thinking the starter motor has failed. Looking at Youtube vids it seems like a bugger of a thing to access, so I'm interested in some...
  18. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    (First time posting to a forum) I have a 2003 540i 6 Speed that is misfiring on cylinders 1-4. I have replaced valve cover gaskets, all coils, all plugs, CCV, intake manifold gaskets (including CCV gasket, and both throttle body gaskets). I have also replaced the jet pump that sits near the back...
  19. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have searched but cannot find a thread that solves my problems without throwing money at it. Backstory: Replaced radiator with a cheap aftermarket one last fall because the old one was leaking. Was find until about last month when it started popping hoses off. 4 times total, 3/4 were right...
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