E39 Parts For Sale:
- 5HP24 Automatic Transmission for BMW E39 540i. Only 84k miles on this beauty. Comes ready to install with torque converter and even the EGS module which is already programmed with Dinan transmission software. Shifts perfectly. Don’t trust a junkyard or Ebay transmission with high miles. If you want your car to stay on the road a long time, this is the one you want. Asking $1400 – located in Raleigh NC. Please contact me for details.
- BMW E39 540i 3.15 open rear differential – not limited slip, but only 84k miles on this. No leaks, works great. Removed in favor of E39 M5 LSD. Asking $200.
- BMW E39 540i 6-speed driveshaft – good for 6-speed swaps. Good condition. Unknown mileage. Comes with center support bearing and bracket. Asking $250.
- BMW E39 540i automatic driveshaft – excellent condition. Comes with center support bearing and bracket. 84k miles. Asking $250.
- Various BMW E39 540i V8 6-speed swap parts. Clutch lines, etc. Inquire for details.
- D-Force EmPower 18×9.5″ wheels. Set of four. With Continental ContiSport DW tires (brand new in March 2015 – less than 1000 miles on them). For E39 hubs in 74.1mm bore size. Silver with polished lip. Asking $1500 for the full set.
- D-Force EmPower 18×8.5″ wheels. Set of four. With Continental ContiSport DWS tires (fairly new – probably less than 3-4k miles on them). This was my winter set, but we’ll use my wife’s car for winter work from now on. For E39 hubs in 74.1mm bore size. Silver with polished lip. Asking $1350 for the full set.
- E39 M5 facelift steering wheel. Needs new backplate and does not come with airbag. Otherwise in 9.9/10 condition. Asking $250.
- BMW E39 540i – various parts such as M5 and 540i fan clutches, fans, automatic transmission heat exchanger, various low mileage cooling system parts like thermostat and 3 coolant hoses for automatic cars – less than 10k miles on all parts. Inquire for pricing.
- Various interior E39 switches and modules – inquire for details.
On this page I’ll post the latest videos for the supercharged 540iT 6-speed project car. Newest videos will be at the top and older videos towards the bottom.
Exhaust comparison – MagnaFlow muffler ONLY versus MagnaFlow with QTP cutout open:
Farewell Frank Smith and TTFS. You guys were awesome and after a lot of adventures, we got the issues fixed and the car running like a champ.
Dyno run at TTFS:
Fuel pressure on dyno (taken before the M5 fuel pressure regulator was installed):
Boost pressure on dyno:
Here’s a few of the latest custom exhaust work done by Henry’s Muffler Shop in Raleigh, NC after I did the Evolve Medusa 4-1 header installation in my home shop.
First one is a launch from a stop with the QTEC (QTP) electronic cutout on the right side fully opened:
Same setup – cutout open – but a drive-by instead:
How it sounds from inside the car with the cutout open:
First start up after installing Medusa headers (no exhaust – LOUD):
Quick 0-60 run before exhaust and pulley:
First start up after 6-speed conversion (stock manifolds but no exhaust – LOUD):
On dyno after SC installation:
Epic burnout (buddy driving) before 6-speed swap:
First start up after VF supercharger kit installation:
On dyno – bone stock:
2001 BMW M5 – LeMans Blue / Caramel / Extended Leather. 2nd owner, purchased via CPO in Dec. 2003 w/10K miles on the odometer
Modifications to date:
- Ground Control front and rear coilovers with Eibach springs and Koni adjustable shocks
- Dinan rear swaybar
- BeastPower swaybar brackets
- StopTech 355mm front big brake kit (w/PFC01 pads for track use)
- D-Force EmPower 18×9.5″ wheels with Continental DW tires all around
- BavSound 10″ subwoofer
- Borla resonators and muffler delete (Click here to hear how it sounds!)
2003 540iT M-sport, built September 2002
Modifications to date:
- VF Supercharger with 3.25″ pulley (smaller than stock)
- Evolve Medusa 4 into 1 Long Tube Headers – click here for photos and videos: http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2199844-Evolve-Medusa-4-1-Long-Tube-Header-Install-on-Redshift-s-03-540iTSC-6-(pics-vid) – special thanks to Evolve Automotive (http://www.evolveautomotive.com/articles/daily-blog/bmw-e39-m5-stock-vs-evolve-medusa-headers/)
- Manual transmission conversion from factory 5HP24 to factory Getrag 420G
- M5 3.15 limited slip differential
- Ground Control front coilover suspension with Eibach 425lb springs and Koni adjustable shocks plus camber plates
- Bilstein Sport rear shocks
- Dinan front and rear swaybars
- M5 steering box wired with servotronic and made operational with coding
- Black Knight’s Edition Black Face M5 Gauge Cluster upgrade with functional oil temp gauge and functional RPM warm-up lighting (special thanks to Fixels and Paul Martin – http://www.fixels.repair)
- 19×9.5″ Apex PS-7 wheels with 275/30/19 Michelin AS3 high performance all season tires (special thanks to Apex Automotive – http://www.apexraceparts.com/apex-products/PS-7-Wheels/)
- StopTech Front Big Brake kit with ST40 calipers and 355mm 2-piece rotors
- E39 M5 rear brakes (calipers, rotors, pads)
- Stainless front and rear brake hoses
- European dash conversion
- European OE CELIS Tail Lights with clear signals
- DJ Auto/Umnitza Euro Style Headlamps with FX-R Bixenon 55W HID projectors, HID fogs, and Orion V4 angel eyes
- X-Pel Clear Headlamp Protection from PFYC
- High polished black interior trim from Germany including cupholder delete
- Custom exhaust with Vibrant resonator and muffler and Quick Time Performance Cutout with wireless controller
- BavSound Stage 1 front speakers and hidden subwoofer
- SOON: Two tone dash and door panels (black top/tan bottom)
Optional Factory Equipment:
- M-Sport package (M5 front and rear bumpers, sport suspension, shorter diff ratio)
- Rear door sun visors
- Heated sport seats
- Navigation system
- HiFi Audio w/DSP
- 6-disc CD changer
- M leather steering wheel
- Shadowline exterior trim
- Two tone interior with anthracite headliner
- Self leveling rear suspension
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Turns out I had a leaky hose somewhere on the intake manifold or on the VF Supercharger intake tube. I tightened a bunch of stuff, although nothing was really “loose” – but whatever I did cleared up the issues, so here’s a video from my YouTube channel (I apologize for the poor quality):
I’ve been writing about all sorts of nonsense for years. Most of what I say also qualifies as nonsense. My wife finally nagged me enough to start an actual blog. Let’s see if I can post regularly.