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Old 04-15-2011, 10:23 PM   #1
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Red face Sooo, i got a 1997 540i/6! :) Tips!?

I'm movin over to the 5series now! I'm gonna be putting my 18's on the back, 245's up front, and 265's in the rear. Its got euro tails. I believe its titanium silver/blue. It's an american import and has like 120miles on it, hardly a spec of rust. I bought it as is but it'll certify as it sits in my driveway once i change the tires. When i saw it first there was a tick in the passenger side valvetrain, so i slept on it, did my research, came back the next day and bought it! I picked up some seafoam, put half in the crankcase and half in the gas as it had been sitting in a private garage for 2yrs. By the time i got home the tick was gone I'm thinking it was a sticky lifter, and i need to replace the valve cover gasket on that side. Also the oil pan gasket, i'll do that when i do the oil change though. I know a fair bit about my m50 but the m62b44 is a whole different thing to me. non-vanos, real torque, 2 more cylinders and V vs. I block. Oh and....*drum roll* 6SPEED
I noticed the exhaust is kinda funky lol, wierd y resonator and muffler design. I wanna get more performance without being too loud at this point. So i'm thinking chip, exhaust (almost stock volume), and maybe 3.15 diff. This'll all be done over the next few months, as i'm currently quite happy with performance and ride.
First drive home i averaged 8L/100km! richmond hill-mosport area.
Anyways, let me know guys what you like to do with ur e39
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Old 04-16-2011, 12:53 AM   #2
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Congrats and good luck on the plans.

Bought it from a Richmond hill dealer?
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Old 04-16-2011, 12:00 PM   #3
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The 540 is capable of doing some pretty good times at Mosport

If you're planning on putting the wheels from your 325 on the E39 the hub center needs to be machined to fit.
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Old 04-16-2011, 12:33 PM   #4
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Congratulations! You will enjoy the 6 spd, How is the suspension?

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Old 04-16-2011, 09:52 PM   #5
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Get rid of it. If you dont you'll see why in a year or so.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:40 PM   #6
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Get rid of it. If you dont you'll see why in a year or so.
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:03 PM   #7
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Congrats and good luck on the plans.

Bought it from a Richmond hill dealer?
Thanks got it in richmond hill, not a dealer tho.

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The 540 is capable of doing some pretty good times at Mosport

If you're planning on putting the wheels from your 325 on the E39 the hub center needs to be machined to fit.
Yah figured that out, thx. Gonna stick with 16's for a bit.

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Congratulations! You will enjoy the 6 spd, How is the suspension?

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Enjoying it already Suspension is good, firmer then the stock susp on my 325 was.

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Get rid of it. If you dont you'll see why in a year or so.
NO Why do you say that?
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:27 AM   #8
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:01 PM   #9
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NO Why do you say that?
You'll find out soon enough lol.

Search around for the common things that go along with owning this car. It's always better to be prepared beforehand.

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Old 04-20-2011, 05:10 PM   #10
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Just look thru the 5 series section...too many common issues
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:11 PM   #11
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Congrats.

Here's a poem that I wrote for fellow E39 535/540 owners.

Roses are red
so are my blood
I shed my tears
Everytime car makes me fear
I have a tan
not because of the sun
I work all days
to pay for my M62 to run
I just pray for that day
You'll suddenly be problem free
But I know it'll just be like hoping for Scarlett Johanssen
To suck on my dick

They are truly awesome cars, people who bought them tend to have high expectation of what the car should be, but used cars are used cars, they all have their faults and whatnot, they do require more maintenance and possibly whoring yourself out to the wonderful gay community for bukakke to keep the M62 running trouble free, but since you have a 97, consider yourself lucky, no vanos or funky drive by wire, do keep an eye out for rust thou.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:29 PM   #12
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Congrats.
'They are truly awesome cars' 'since you have a 97, consider yourself lucky, no vanos or funky drive by wire, do keep an eye out for rust thou.'
Thanks, Like i said though its an american car, hardly any rust at all, getting it undercoated soon cuz its bone dry. Thinkin of goin dual 2.5" from front y-pipes-back cuz i need new cats anyways.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:18 PM   #13
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pics???

come to mosport saturday so I can see the new ride
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:21 PM   #14
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Hmm mosport IS really close, but i might be doing my exhaust. Might show up tho.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:22 PM   #15
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