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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By mike4mula
Ed, I'll measure those voltages and see what I...

Ed, I'll measure those voltages and see what I get. Good thought and I know where you're going with that. Chief & BigCo, interesting you note that because my airbag light has come on and I wonder...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By mike4mula
weird behavior

I have something that just popped up recently on my 97 528. One Sunday morning as I was driving to the Miramar Air Show at +90 mph (hey, it was Sunday morning and no one was on the road), my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By mike4mula
What was the end result of this failed smog test?...

What was the end result of this failed smog test? what did you do to get the HC levels where they needed to be? I'm having a similar problem with my 97 528. I failed the first test because I reset...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-27-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By mike4mula
Please allow me to tell you what I learned and...

Please allow me to tell you what I learned and how the problem was solved on my 97 528. I had occasions where I drove the car hard on back roads and the ASC & ABS lights came on. i would take it to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,100
Posted By mike4mula
Let me ask you this, and I'm not trying to be a...

Let me ask you this, and I'm not trying to be a smart-a$$. Why do you want to do that on a car whose exhaust system is pretty highly developed? I've seen the exhaust system pretty closely and the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,834
Posted By mike4mula
Glad to hear it worked out. There's nothing more...

Glad to hear it worked out. There's nothing more frustrating then having to do a head replacement for something as simple as keeping water in the radiator. When I read Mark's recommendation I also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 51,997
Posted By mike4mula
At the risk of being the bearer of bad news, I...

At the risk of being the bearer of bad news, I would suggest you check to see if you have water in your gas tank. That would be the better of the two potential problems. If you have water in the...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 03-11-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 280,382
Posted By mike4mula
This is a great write up and since my question is...

This is a great write up and since my question is so late compared to when this was first posted, it may either confirm your good work, or bear out a fear that was planted by my transmission shop in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,750
Posted By mike4mula
Last night I held it at 80 mph and the tach read...

Last night I held it at 80 mph and the tach read 3200 rpm. Your indicator should show a D and I'm puzzled by the 5 because if some of the diodes are out on you display, and you're only getting part...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 03-10-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,258
Posted By mike4mula
What did you do to fix this problem. The window...

What did you do to fix this problem. The window mechanism is broken on my 528 and i'll need to get into it to replace it and would like to know what you learned. I only found one screw to remove...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,750
Posted By mike4mula
It's not supposed to rev that high at 80mph; it...

It's not supposed to rev that high at 80mph; it should be down around 3000 rpm, maybe even less (I'll repost this tonight after i drive home to give you the correct RPM). It sounds like it's not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,834
Posted By mike4mula
very, very glad to hear it was an air pocket...

very, very glad to hear it was an air pocket problem. Kudos to Mark. It never dawned on me that the fitting at the T-stat housing was meant to assist in bleeding air (this is where I do the Homer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,834
Posted By mike4mula
I would recommend that you do a compression check...

I would recommend that you do a compression check to determine if you have a blown head gasket or a cracked head. Did you check your oil? If the oil looks like chocolate milk you probably have one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2007, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By mike4mula
O2 sensor question

The code is telling you that it is in one specific bank (#2) and it is sensor number 2. On the 540 I'm not sure which is bank two, right or left, so you will need to check with someone who has a 540...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 628
Posted By mike4mula
AST/ASC warning in 97 528

I recently had the AST warning light come on as i was driving down the freeway, and I hadn't touched the button to disengage this function. There was a slight lag and surge and this warning light...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,034
Posted By mike4mula
17 year old driving a 528

You've already heard some of this but I offer it up because whether you believe it or not, we offer you this advice not to chew you out, but to help you grow.
First, I did some really stupid...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2007, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Posted By mike4mula
the problem I had recently was that I got a CD...

the problem I had recently was that I got a CD Error message when my #2 cd wouldn't fully retract. I followed the advice of another Bimmerfest member and took the unit out and cleaned it up, plus a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,904
Posted By mike4mula
send me an email at platis@burnhamrealestate.com;...

send me an email at platis@burnhamrealestate.com; much faster response for me since I am at work right now.
MJP
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2007, 09:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,904
Posted By mike4mula
I'll give you a call as soon as i get your PM. I...

I'll give you a call as soon as i get your PM. I understand about using the tools, and if you have them available, I'm sure it will go together much easier. This was also my first BMW project, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2007, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,904
Posted By mike4mula
head replacement - tools

Couple of questions for you. Your profile says it is a 98. Does this have double VANOS or single? Mine was single VANOS (very sweet piece of engineering) and it was not hard to set.
I did not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2007, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,904
Posted By mike4mula
pulling head

Oh man, are you in luck. I recently replaced the head on my 97' 528 also. Cracked head at number three. I did everything myself except the machine work. I live in Carlsbad, and went through all...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2006, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By mike4mula
Everyone, thanks for the input. I'll give it...

Everyone, thanks for the input. I'll give it some serious thought.
MJP
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2006, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,042
Posted By mike4mula
may I also suggest having a compression check to...

may I also suggest having a compression check to make sure you don't have a blown head gasket, or worse, a cracked head. These cars have fragile heads and if they are overheated more then a couple...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2006, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By mike4mula
I thought these things had lifetime fluid????

I thought these things had lifetime fluid????
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2006, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By mike4mula
525 vs 528 heads

you need to check the casting number, usually at the back of the head. If the two heads have the same casting number they will interchange. That's not to say that the cams and valves are the same,...
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