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Forum: New Member Introductions 01-21-2013, 09:38 PM
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Posted By satxdancer
I have an EML light I've been trying to clear for...

I have an EML light I've been trying to clear for a while, and it just got worse. My symptoms are RPMS will not go over 2200 revolutions, and my car will shutter/shake very harsh when the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 35,210
Posted By satxdancer
@ 16 valex - If the magnetic clutch on the fan...

@ 16 valex - If the magnetic clutch on the fan explodes - that will be very rare within 75K miles and not due to lack of maint; unless if it blew up at 150K miles (for example). Freak accidents...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2011, 01:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,536
Posted By satxdancer
Pics, pics, pics!!!!

Pics, pics, pics!!!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By satxdancer
Munoz - I know that sound.... One of the...

Munoz - I know that sound.... One of the pulley's bearings are going bad; more than likely the idler pulley or the pulley on the tensioner. That's why it's "whining" at the start up, when cold. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By satxdancer
Is it an automatic tranny? It might be better,...

Is it an automatic tranny? It might be better, and cheaper, to buy a used tranny from a total'd car and replace it. I've had a "rebuild" on a tranny for about $1300 with a one year warranty. Well...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,087
Posted By satxdancer
@Munoz - I dont think your YouTube video posted...

@Munoz - I dont think your YouTube video posted up properly. I cant see it when I click on the link.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,087
Posted By satxdancer
@RDL - true that man, it is an art. Good...

@RDL - true that man, it is an art. Good mechanics are good to find. I'm still looking for that "one" with a good track record. I understand that no mechanic is flawless. But like you said, they...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,087
Posted By satxdancer
Maybe I should take my car to Canada next time? ...

Maybe I should take my car to Canada next time? Cause over here in Texas, they never told me my VANOS was failing. All BMW would tell me was that I have bad coil packs, and bad O2 sensors, and that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,087
Posted By satxdancer
@King - the only V-8 engine that has a Dual VANOS...

@King - the only V-8 engine that has a Dual VANOS are the M5; and those Dual VANOS do go bad within 10-15 yrs. Then again there are not that many M5's, as they are 540's; plus many M5 owners "baby"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,087
Posted By satxdancer
King - What I have read is that the "M52" 6cyl...

King - What I have read is that the "M52" 6cyl engine has a Single VANOS, the "M52 TU" and the "M54" 6cyl engines have a Dual VANOS, and the "M62" V-8 have no VANOS at all; unless if it's the "M62...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,087
Posted By satxdancer
HAHAHA!!!!! Bluebee, your a trip!!!!! :)

HAHAHA!!!!! Bluebee, your a trip!!!!! :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,087
Posted By satxdancer
Munoz, if your engine serpentine belt is frayed,...

Munoz, if your engine serpentine belt is frayed, dry-rotted, or torn, then it's time to replace it; same with A/C belt. Like Poolman said, if you are going to rebuild your Dual VANOS, take...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2011, 01:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,087
Posted By satxdancer
On the car you mean, or out on the market? Out...

On the car you mean, or out on the market? Out on the market? Ebay sells them at a reasonable price; I got mine on Ebay and have had them on my E39 for over 3 years. They still work fine. You can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,087
Posted By satxdancer
E39 munoz - It sounds like it could be one of...

E39 munoz - It sounds like it could be one of your pulleys; i.e. the idler pulley or the tension pulley. Have you ever replaced those? If not, it may be time to do so. They will whine out loud for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,087
Posted By satxdancer
E39munoz - Here some pics from the Dual VANOS...

E39munoz - Here some pics from the Dual VANOS rebuild on my 2000 528i (E39)..... Also, I dont know about the single VANOS, but on mine there was no instruction to do a (TDC) Top Dead Center lock...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,087
Posted By satxdancer
E39 Munoz - I just rebuilt my Dual VANOS about 2...

E39 Munoz - I just rebuilt my Dual VANOS about 2 weeks ago. It cleared some codes up instantly, right after I had put everything back together again and drove it for about 30 minutes. I still had...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,786
Posted By satxdancer
The only way????..... Turbo or supercharger. ...

The only way????..... Turbo or supercharger. VF Engineering sells a stage 1 supercharger, by European Supercharged Systems (ESS), for about $5000. Assuming that your car has been well maintained...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,169
Posted By satxdancer
poolman is right. I just rebuilt my VANOS about...

poolman is right. I just rebuilt my VANOS about 2 weeks ago and my P1397 code dropped off as soon as I ran it; and that was before I reset the CEL..... Now I'm back to eliminating all vaccum...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,266
Posted By satxdancer
"Roger"! I have also replaced the CCV (aka oil...

"Roger"! I have also replaced the CCV (aka oil separator), and the hose that runs from the valve cover down into the CCV as well as the hose that runs from the CCV down into the oil dipstick. Both...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,266
Posted By satxdancer
All parts are original except for the Mass Air...

All parts are original except for the Mass Air Flow sensor. But I swapped that MAF sensor onto my friends 2000 E39 528i and his car read it just fine. It never threw any codes as he drove it for 2...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By satxdancer
I just did my VANOS seals recently.

It's an easy, but timely, maint/repair... If you have the time, and the tools, - go for it!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,266
Posted By satxdancer
P0101, P1189 & P1188 codes; before & after VANOS rebuild..

I'm at a wall here! I really need some great advise. I have recently rebuilt my VANOS, by replacing all of the seals, and I'm still getting codes P0101, P1188 and P1189. My 2000 528i E39 runs a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2010, 02:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,468
Posted By satxdancer
Mark, thanks for that input... I never knew that...

Mark, thanks for that input... I never knew that the DME was reprogrammable; up to 14 times.... Good info....
I know that the M52tu is the best engine BMW has made till this date; in reference...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,468
Posted By satxdancer
Mark, thanks for bringing up the DME. I finally...

Mark, thanks for bringing up the DME. I finally figured out exactly what it is... I just never knew the proper name, or another name, for the ECU or brain of the engine... By what I read, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,468
Posted By satxdancer
Prorail - if you are in heavy traffic on a...

Prorail - if you are in heavy traffic on a highway of 6 lanes going one way, and on two of those lanes, traffic is moving at about 25-40 mph on a 55 mph zone (bcuz there is an interchange up ahead...
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