All cars have a story, and I’m about to get very carried away telling mine. It’ll be long, it’ll be detailed, and it’ll be full of links to YouTube videos and website articles better-articulating what I have done with this car.
Sunday, July 18th, 2010. 6:42pm. The corner of Village Way and Library Street, in Hudson, Ohio. I was in the downtown area of my community with my grandparents at a concert on our green. During intermission, we always took a little stroll to get some ice cream. This stroll happened to be a tad more expensive, but much more fun than the usual. Continue reading →
Okay, so you’ve already made the best decision of your life: you bought an E39 M5. Now, what minor (or major) modifications will make a great car even greater?
Let me start out by saying that this article is very subjective. Each M5 owner has his or her own expectations for the car. Some people are after pure performance, while others are allured by a refined, quiet luxury car that also has balls. Many of us are somewhere in-between. I bought my 2000 M5 in 2010. It was my first car, I was 17 years old. Somehow, I didn’t kill myself. By 2011, the void of E39 M5 DIY content online had pissed me off enough that I decided to spearhead the lack of online content with E39Source. This has allowed me to connect with hundreds of fellow E39 (M5) owners. I would never say that I have seen it all, but I have been exposed to a lot of very tasteful (and garish) mods. In this article, in no particular order, I will list and describe several ‘must-have’ modifications, per my taste. Continue reading →
A very common topic, S62 longevity. I could write a book about this, but I’ll try not to. Firstly… I am no expert. I’m just an owner of an E39 M5 for a little over 7 years, and 55,000 miles now. I am fairly active in the community though, so I do feel that I can talk about this some.
The S62 can last 300,000 miles. The S62 can also fail at 40,000 miles. There seem to be many more instances of higher miles than lower, however. These are the primary weak points of the S62:
***This article is a supplement to the primary DIY video posted at the bottom of this article. Reference that video to see the steps in action and for a better visual explanation.***
Objective: This article will summarize the required parts and necessary procedures that must be completed in order to properly retrofit front parking sensors on an E39 BMW 5-series presently withrear sensors from the factory. Continue reading →
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The BMW E39 5-series was produced from 09/1995-06/2003 for the 1996-2003 model years. In September of 2000, for the 2001 model year, BMW gave the E39 a facelift. This means that the E39 chassis was updated, renewed both technologically and aesthetically for a few more years of production.
Even outside of the big 2001 facelift, things with the E39 changed each year. This article will summarize the changes BMW made to US-spec vehicles throughout production. Continue reading →
Welcome to what is going to be a very long article, and a great wealth of knowledge. I am going to attempt to break down exactly what you need to do to retrofit a BM53 Radio, Auxiliary Input, and SIRIUS XM Radio into your BMW E39 5-series. It is important to realize that the BMW E39 uses an infrastructure for technology in the car known as I-Bus, or InformationBus. Picture it as the platform, and the language of hardware/software that makes everything technology communicate. I-Bus was first used on the 1989 BMW E31, or 8-series. It offers an impressive data transfer rate of 9.6KB/s. I-Bus was used until 2006, on the E46 3-series and E53 X5-series. This gave BMW a long time to create newer, better, faster, and more functional hardware that operated off of I-Bus. Note that many BMW models used I-Bus, but the majority of these are not compatible with the products listed in this article due to their age. The oldest car that I would expect to work with SIRIUS XM, for example, would be a navigation equipped E38 7-series. Continue reading →
2001 was a big year for the E39 5-series, for BMW face-lifted the car. The E39 chassis had been around for 5 years or so, and it was time to update it for the final 3 years of production. On the M5, in particular, the updated steering wheel is one of the biggest updates. It looks a lot more modern than the old wheel, and feels much more sporty due to it’s thicker girth, and more pronounced side bolsters. Depending on when your E39 was made, this update process can be super easy, or damn near impossible. Let’s get into it. Continue reading →
2003 540iT M-Tech – Only 50K Miles – 4 Years Left on WARRANTY! – 100% Stock and PRISTINE
Striking ALPINE WHITE on BLACK 290 HP V8 TOURING
Under transferable WARRANTY (that has actually paid out). 4 Years or 50,000 more miles left on it!
Amazing condition – see 99 photos with captions at this link
Current Mileage is 50,158
A rocket ship wagon – this Touring is fast (324 ft-lbs. @ 3600 rpm). Specs here.
Mechanically PERFECT. Head mechanic at my indy shop is a former BMW tech, and more importantly, an enthusiast who himself daily drives an E30 318 and a 635 CSI. He loves BMWs and takes very good care of this one.
Options: see the photos… cold weather package, Nav, Premium sound system with DSP, CD changer, shadowline trim, sport suspension. I think it has just about everything that it could. Continue reading →