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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. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hey guys, another problem again... so my e39 has got around 110k original miles on it, which is not a really lot, however, recently it started burning oil from time to time(it didnt use oil at all until recently now it's using a fine bit of it about a liter per 2000km) , and occasional smoke...
  3. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Anyone interested in a 2003 530i 238k miles new clutch and tires
  4. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    so i had an intake leak, my rubber air hose had a crack in it and i had to drive it 2 days like that until i found a new one, on idle it was smoking like crazy, assuming it was running very rich, very low rpm, like 400-500, shaking etc, sometimes it would turn off, had to drive it until i found...
  5. 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...
  6. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi Everyone. I am in process of reviving my E39 530i Automatic. Its been parked in my garage for almost 2 years except for a 100 mile journey in a day about 1 year ago. I need your help to get it road worthy again. Its my project vehicle and I want to save it from going to scrap yard. I...
  7. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have recently acquired a 2003 e39 530i has 98,000 miles and I have a transmission issue . gear monitoring 4. that being said could I theoretically just replace the drum for that issue I am aware that it is not the most reliable repair. I am a tech at a septicity shop here in the mid west that...
  8. 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)...
  9. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi! I have an E39 520i 2002. As you can see in the video the car starts with the light switch. I thought of a bad ignition switch. Then I changed it, it was the same. If someone has a similar problem, please help me. You can see the video at this link. https://streamable.com/gaw66g
  10. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hello Everyone, I finished up doing the coolant pipes and CCV on my 02 530i and after getting the car back together no more misfires and no new codes. However, after going for a short drive smoke started coming out of the hood, and taking a look showed the source of the smoke somewhere on the...
  11. 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...
  12. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    hello, So my boyfriend has a 2002 530i (e39) and a few months ago he had had gotten into a little accident. Before the accident my A/C worked beautifully.. I guess the condenser had gotten damaged causing all the Freon and oil to leak out.. Anyways, long story short.. So far my boyfriend has...
  13. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Really stumped on this one. The aux fan only works when the A/C is on. I replaced the temp sensor on the lower radiator hose and the aux fan sensor on the shroud. I tested the fan through INPA with low/mid/high speed and it works so I know the fan is still good. I also checked the two big...
  14. 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...
  15. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi everyone. Recently, I purchased a 1997 BMW 528i with 79k miles on it. I’m currently doing some research and just trying to understand the limits and how to do stuff with this engine. Not much Has been done so far, a muffler delete, I’ve got a m50 intake mani coming, did usual maintenance and...
  16. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi.I have e39 528i manual.During smoke test we found out that the hose is not in its place.The car has unstable idle and weak acceleration.Is that the couse? If I just plug the hole,will engine operate better?
  17. 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...
  18. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hello. I have a 2002 530i e39 with a m style steering wheel, m style shift knob, m style wheels and the front seats have the power thigh rests. I can’t find a conclusive answer if this is a special package or not. Is it? Thank you.
  19. 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.
  20. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hey guys, I've been going through hell with my hatch on my e39 528i touring. Ive checked both wiring looms and they're good, checked and replaced fuse 53, checked all of the hard parts and they are working, along with relays all good. My window glass and wiper are inoperable as well. My buddy...
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