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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 97,259
Posted By josemedeiros007
What did you end up doing on your fuse block, if...

What did you end up doing on your fuse block, if it were me, I would disconnect all the fuses, and terminals, clean them and the posts with a fine brass wire wheel on a Dremel tool, or cordless...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 44,923
Posted By josemedeiros007
I would check with BMW to make sure you put in...

I would check with BMW to make sure you put in the right fluid if it is a GM model transmission you should using Dexron 4 for an E39 not Dexron 6 which is used in newer BMW's and is too thin of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 88,503
Posted By josemedeiros007
I went through three Autozone Alternators before...

I went through three Autozone Alternators before I found one that put out 14.1 volts on a full load with the headlights on, rear window defroster, and heater fan blowing on full. The other two...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 88,503
Posted By josemedeiros007
Did you use a new Alternator, or a rebuilt one? I...

Did you use a new Alternator, or a rebuilt one? I have a feeling you have a bad voltage regulator, that should have been replaced when it was rebuilt. Where are you testing the voltage at? Did you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,497
Posted By josemedeiros007
I completely forgot about the Planet BMW website...

I completely forgot about the Planet BMW website thank you for your response and URL, but in trying to use the online Wiring Guide, I get the following Java Security error in Windows 7 and I have the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,497
Posted By josemedeiros007
Looks like the Spaghetti coder website is down,...

Looks like the Spaghetti coder website is down, does any one know of another web site with the wiring code and schematic for E39 BMW's. Does the Bentley Manual have a wiring color code guide?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 41,633
Posted By josemedeiros007
This Bosch Spark Plug Manufacturing video also...

This Bosch Spark Plug Manufacturing video also seems interesting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQIagtcN5Es
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 41,633
Posted By josemedeiros007
My 1998 BMW 528i with Bosch Platinum 4 Spark...

My 1998 BMW 528i with Bosch Platinum 4 Spark Plug's.recently had 5 of the spark plug ceramic insulator and electrode come loose, two are spinning, and the other three are loose to the point that the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 35,430
Posted By josemedeiros007
Should be about 6 1/2 quarts with an oil filter...

Should be about 6 1/2 quarts with an oil filter change.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 35,430
Posted By josemedeiros007
If you have an older Muscle car with a flat...

If you have an older Muscle car with a flat tappet camshaft that needs higher levels of ZDDP, or a Diesel engine that Rotella was designed for, then you are right, it is a excellent quality low cost...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,306
Posted By josemedeiros007
Thank you for updating the post, and let the list...

Thank you for updating the post, and let the list know that it was a corroded connection / loose contact for the ECM fuse. If you live back East in the U.S.A snow and salt used on the roads must...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 138,175
Posted By josemedeiros007
CN90, when are you planning on overhauling the...

CN90, when are you planning on overhauling the rear suspension?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 97,259
Posted By josemedeiros007
This a BMW E39 thread, but my google search comes...

This a BMW E39 thread, but my google search comes up with another thread where the solenoid that is the throwing a P1145 code is under the drivers seat, and it is part of the fuel system. The DME...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By josemedeiros007
I agree with CN90, my Fram filter did not hold up...

I agree with CN90, my Fram filter did not hold up well to a 15,000 mile oil change interval, I would recommended that you change the filter at 7,500 miles or sooner, and just add another quart of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 48,971
Posted By josemedeiros007
Unless you plan on dropping the oil pan, I would...

Unless you plan on dropping the oil pan, I would suggest that you just retap the threads to a slightly larger oil plug. This thread is probably the best to explain what some one did by going to his...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,466
Posted By josemedeiros007
Unless you plan on dropping the oil pan, I would...

Unless you plan on dropping the oil pan, I would suggest that you just retap the threads to a slightly larger oil plug. This thread is probably the best to explain what some one did by going to his...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By josemedeiros007
Unless you plan on dropping the oil pan, I would...

Unless you plan on dropping the oil pan, I would suggest that you just retap the threads to a slightly larger oil plug. This thread is probably the best to explain what some one did by going to his...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By josemedeiros007
Can you post the pictures? Should the float be...

Can you post the pictures? Should the float be pointing towards the passenger side of the car after it's installed?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By josemedeiros007
When I replaced the fuel pump earlier this year...

When I replaced the fuel pump earlier this year on my 1998 E39 528i, I had the same problem with the Float, and must have installed the sending unit incorrectly, some times it registers, other times...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-16-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 39,167
Posted By josemedeiros007
Take a look at this FCP Euro E39 Fuel Pump DIY...

Take a look at this FCP Euro E39 Fuel Pump DIY video, it was very helpful in replacing my own E39 Fuel Pump. At about 4.20 minutes is the section in the video which shows you how to press the two...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By josemedeiros007
My BMW ran just fine, I parked it at Taco Bell...

My BMW ran just fine, I parked it at Taco Bell late one Friday night and grabbed a bite to eat, came back out, and tried starting the car, it ran for a few seconds then shut off. I tried re-starting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,827
Posted By josemedeiros007
Just in case this thread comes up in a Google...

Just in case this thread comes up in a Google search I thought I should post that my issue was a bad fuel pump. I replaced it with a lower cost Airtex fuel pump, and so far it's been running fine....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,626
Posted By josemedeiros007
Glad to hear that you figured out the issue. Do...

Glad to hear that you figured out the issue. Do you recall which fuse number it was for future reference? Was it the ECM fuse?

Just in case some one else is experiencing no start issue's, This...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-09-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 39,167
Posted By josemedeiros007
I myself am no mechanic or care to be, I consider...

I myself am no mechanic or care to be, I consider myself the frugal BMW gourmet, just trying to keep my 1998 E39 going another 100,000 miles. If you want to fix it your self, buy a Peake Research...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,972
Posted By josemedeiros007
This video on installing a BMW Fuel Pump by FCP...

This video on installing a BMW Fuel Pump by FCP Euro is very helpful. The hard part is installing the new one so that the float for the fuel tank sending unit doesn't get stuck, it's tight in there....
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