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Old 04-03-2015, 07:01 PM   #31
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As you know I decided to go with the E39. Here's a picture. It's a 2003 530i. In a very good shape (no rust or dents). Everything works. 200k but the engine pulls strong and doesn't burn oil (both previous E39's burned oil). The steering feel is amazing. No shimmy. Very smooth and stable. It's the sport trim so I get the sport steering (feels very nice in the hand), 16 way adjustable front seats, and no chrome (except the kidney grill).
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Old 04-05-2015, 07:49 AM   #32
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Looks really nice! I like the colour...

I remember your battle with the shimmy.... I discovered something recently after my own challenge with both E39s.... It was the mating surface between the brake rotors and the wheels!!! Dirty and Rusty so the wheels weren't sitting perfectly flat!

I'll make a new post for that with pictures....
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Old 04-05-2015, 11:31 PM   #33
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Looks really nice! I like the colour...

I remember your battle with the shimmy.... I discovered something recently after my own challenge with both E39s.... It was the mating surface between the brake rotors and the wheels!!! Dirty and Rusty so the wheels weren't sitting perfectly flat!

I'll make a new post for that with pictures....
Thank God, this E39 doesn't have the infamous 120km/h shimmy! It has one at 80km/h but that's due to the thrust arm needing replacement. The 120km/h shimmy is due to tire/wheel problems: needs balancing, old tires that cannot be balanced, cheap tires, bent wheels, missing hub centric rings, the tires are not sitting well (like you said, may be rust!)

A couple of days ago I swapped the winter tires with all-season tires and I noticed there was rust on the surfaces where the wheel sits (on both the ring and the wall), but I didn't clean it. I installed the all-season tires and drove the car: no shimmy, no shake. I guess it depends on how bad the rust is.

Let us know if you solved the shimmy issue.
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:39 PM   #34
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Oh - it's solved all right - on BOTH cars!!!! Makes me want to cry thinking about how much time I wasted!!!

I'm going to clean them every single time a wheel comes off.... I suggest you do the same!!!!
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:10 PM   #35
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Oh - it's solved all right - on BOTH cars!!!! Makes me want to cry thinking about how much time I wasted!!!

I'm going to clean them every single time a wheel comes off.... I suggest you do the same!!!!
Thanks for the tip. My co-worker who is a car buff recommended I clean them too!

These E39s are a headache to figure out! But once you figured them out they are a gem of a car!
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