Super D-Man is right. If you are going to do your own work (and who could afford an older E39 if they don't?), then you will need:
1) the Bentley manual ($107 or so from Amazon)
2) Peake Research or similar code reader/reset tool.
My Bentley manual and reset tool have paid for themselves many times over. Even where there are detailed write-ups available (like bmwtips.com) I find the Bentley manual fills in the blanks (like missing torque specs, etc.). On the other hand, I've found that a well-done bmwtips write up is a great complement to the sometimes terse info in Bentley. Bottom Line: Use both resources!
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