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  1. *EDIT* problem diagnosed not solved, 540i dif swap causes cruise control issues

    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...
  2. 2002 540i driver seat height adjustment issue(?)

    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...
  3. E34 540i Key FOB not working

    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...
  4. E39 540i Starter Motor Fail?

    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...
  5. 2003 540i M Sport Misfires

    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...
  6. Overheating 540i. Cold Radiator? HELP ME PLZ

    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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  8. WTB E39 M5 Style 65 wheels (grey)

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    As the title says, looking for E39 M5 Style 65 wheels that can fit a 1999 540i. Ideally the dark-er version.
  9. For sale: Brand new BMW 540 VF Engineering supercharger

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    New in box VF Engineering supercharger for 96-98 M62 engine/M5.2 ECU. Selling because I have added too many other projects since I bought this. Someone needs to enjoy it. VF Engineering website has all the details. https://vfengineering.com/products/supercharger-bmw-5series-e39-540i-m62-m62tu...
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  11. Catalytic converter Pipe

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I've looked this up on multiple forums and haven't been able to get ONE consistent answer to this question which I thought would've been fairly easy to find. I'm looking to make a custom exhaust for my 97 540 and I want to install an X pipe right after the O2 sensors but I want it to clamp on so...
  12. 2002 540I 6 Speed V8 For Sale!!!!

    NY / NJ / CT
    Asking $12000 OBO Show Room Condition No one has ever sat in the back one owner clean title in hand NEW... Coolant oil brake fluid power steering fluid transmission fluid filters (Air, Cabin air, fuel, oil) Clutch kit water pump serpentine belt Belt Pullies spark plugs wires ignition coils...
  13. E39 2001 540i - 6 Speed - For Sale in Houston

    Cars - Private Party
    Hello all, it's time to sell "old blue". Here are the details posted on Autotrader: Topaz blue (available only as part of the sport package) over grey leather interior. 6 speed manual transmission. 4.4 L V8 M62 engine with about 300 HP and 300 FT LBS of torque. 145,000 miles. M sport...
  14. E39 FS: 2003 540i 6-speed M-tech

    Cars - Private Party
    FS: 2003 540i 6-speed M-tech I'm putting My beloved 2003 540 6-speed M-tech up for sale. There were a total of 1,265 of the 2003 540i, 6-speed, //M-tech's made for the US market, and they were only made in 2003. (That is less than the number of M5 made that year.) They were given their own...
  15. Lease Transfer 2018 540i MSRP $77k $643 per month

    Cars - Private Party
    A recent change in my financial situation requires me to trim the extras. Up for transfer is a 2018 540i M Sport with some extras that you don't see on most of these. MSRP: $77,960 Exterior: White Interior: Black Dakota Leather Monthly Payment: $643.22 plus tax Drive-Off Amount: $500 BMW lease...
  16. RW Carbon | 2019 G30 5 Series Gets a Carbon Makeover

    G30 (2017 - Current)
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  18. Is the M Sport Package That Popular

    G30 (2017 - Current)
    Seems on these boards people build a fair amount with the M Sport Package but this doesn't seem to translate over IRL. Given, these forums are a small amount of BMW owners but still, has anyone else noticed not too many M Sports in their area? Coming from SoCal, I've seen one. Actually since...
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