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  1. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I've got an 01, 540i, and I've redone the sound system with different speakers and two 10" subs in the trunk. I feel like my battery isn't that old and I replaced the alternator acouple months ago but now I'm having lighting issues, engine codes, and the sound from my headuint is getting...
  2. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have leak and I'm checking under my 02 BMW 540i and found this part with a green liquid all over it and dripping. While I know that I have to find the source of the leak, I'm more worried about this part being left all exposed under the car without any covering or shield. Is it supposed to be...
  3. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hey Does anyone know how to reset the ram back up? I tried it in INPA, but I can only delete the adaptations. I can't find the point for the RAM backup. Many thanks and best regards
  4. Australia
    Hi! Hoping to engage some discussion about the 528i I have and the 540i I am looking to buy tomorrow. The 528i apparently was one of 27 imported into Australia in 99. There are some differences in styling slightly BUT the 540i is a local model (if making sense). Today the lovely gentleman drove...
  5. General BMW Questions
    I’m looking for a dealership in SoCal for my 2018 540i. I only have 36,000 miles and having issues with misfires and white smoke out of the exhaust. I currently have a catless downpipe on and want to be sure I take it to a dealer that isn’t going to make an issue for warranty work. Thank you in...
  6. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I took my beloved 97 540i to a BMW specialist garage who sold me the above plugs (the full part number is FGR7DQP+6743) that I have now fitted. Engine seemed to like them today but I see on the Bosch website they aren't compatible supposedly. Should I be concerned? Cheers
  7. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    As the title says. Just replaced the drivers door lock actuator today on my 2001 540i/6 because every time I unlocked the car, all the windows were going down. Now, after I replaced it, it is behaving strange. I CAN unlock the drivers door, all the other doors, as well as roll the windows...
  8. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    TL;DR at the end, I've been restoring my 2000 540i for a couple years now, a very slow process. The last major work I did was the timing chain guide rails, during which I was supposed to remove all sprockets from all four camshafts. I removed three easily but the bank 2 exhaust cam bolt is very...
  9. G30 (2017 - Current)
    Hey guys, I always look on this forum for advice and help with things I decided to join. I have a 2019 540i I believe it’s a G30. I’m looking for a good weight to use. I’ve been looking online and about half says 5w30 and the other says 0w20 I live in Atlanta so the temps vary quite a bit (30 -...
  10. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    So my transmission has been overheating for a few months now but for a while I was thinking I just needed a rebuild and was putting it off, until recently when I realized that the harsh 3-2 and 2-1 downshifts were happening after an extended drive. I used INPA to check the analogue data in the...
  11. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    For sale: I have a Sterling Gray, auto, tan interior, with 94K miles. Body is near perfect, no rust, dings paint fade. A few very small rock chips. The interior is extremely clean, no tears, very little wear, All seats look like new. Exterior and Interior is a 9+ out of 10. Overall, it's very...
  12. General BMW Questions
    Hey everyone, I’m sure this has been addressed in previous threads but I’m new to this forum, and just wanted fresh new perspectives. I’m very torn about which vehicle I should go with. For a while, it was between the M340 and M440 (**cue buck teeth jokes). However, I just saw the 540 in grey...
  13. Cars - Private Party
    I'm selling my 540i, sadly. I got this car and got everything sorted hoping I could keep it but it hasn't worked out that way, so now I'm offering it for sale! I did get to enjoy it for a couple months driving wonderfully, at least, which is nice. This car is beautiful inside and out, a rust...
  14. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    My 540i starts and stays running alright, however the idle moves up and down randomly, and if I try to drive it when I press the brake the engine dies. I’ve seen quite a few posts related to this, but I have some special circumstances that I think/hope could be the problem. I had to remove the...
  15. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I recently just bought a 97 540i with a camshaft position sensor code (p0340) and my thought was because it was replaced with a non oem sensor it may just need a oem replacement. After getting a used one from a 98 740i I replaced and still the code stays. Could it be the wiring?
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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