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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By pleiades
Your linked ad photo shows the part that we...

Your linked ad photo shows the part that we typically describe as the voltage regulator. It has the brushes built into it. Are you sure, though, that the regulator in the pic is the one meant for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 826
Posted By pleiades
You mean you are trying to run this engine...

You mean you are trying to run this engine without any coolant?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By pleiades
I thought ignition switch too but .... Any water...

I thought ignition switch too but .... Any water getting into the cabin from rain etc lately? These cars have a fuse box under the front passenger seat carpet that can get wet and cause all sorts of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By pleiades
Possibly the work you had done yesterday resulted...

Possibly the work you had done yesterday resulted in popping out one of snaprings holding the half-shaft output flanges in the diff. If it's that, you can just snap them back into position. Your car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-01-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By pleiades
I guess you are referring to the procedure I...

I guess you are referring to the procedure I described in my earlier post.

No, it doesn't abandon any possibility of saving salvageable parts. I'm not dissing your suggestion, just threw out my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-31-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By pleiades
Vice-grips on the captured nut may only crack the...

Vice-grips on the captured nut may only crack the casing around it.

The nut is spinning along with the bolt. You can pull up on the lid at that corner while spinning the allen bolt out and the nut...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By pleiades
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=531QEZERQp0 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=531QEZERQp0

Water can also get trapped inside the rocker panels under certain conditions....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By pleiades
All these cars have a serpentine belt. They are...

All these cars have a serpentine belt. They are turned by the crankshaft pulley and spin your engine water pump, alternator, and power steering pump. (A smaller belt on the passenger side front of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-25-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 954
Posted By pleiades
Some thoughts... (nothing you don't already...

Some thoughts... (nothing you don't already know).

You already know what you'd be getting yourself into, even if the car doesn't need immediate help. I don't know that you'll be able to sidestep a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By pleiades
Yes, I recall it has clips I believe along the...

Yes, I recall it has clips I believe along the top and bottom edges. Plastic trim tools work quite well. I have removed mine a couple times but started with the corners, not the middle. Might be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By pleiades
Did you have a non-genuine O-ring on the temp...

Did you have a non-genuine O-ring on the temp sensor you broke? I tried that once and the thing got stuck in there really nice.

Does the Oreilly part have the brand/manufacture name stamped on it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By pleiades
http://www.partsgeek.com/ymm/2002/bmw/525i.html?so...

http://www.partsgeek.com/ymm/2002/bmw/525i.html?sort=pop&scat=clutch
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By pleiades
Read this thread. ...

Read this thread.

http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=629140
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By pleiades
It's a normal coating. Don't remove it.

It's a normal coating. Don't remove it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By pleiades
I used PA Soft to code my IKE with an eeprom bin...

I used PA Soft to code my IKE with an eeprom bin file modded so that the gauge needle points to high noon when the coolant is within the buffer range of 87-97 C. I made certain to edit both sections...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,269
Posted By pleiades
This was my line of thought, too. OP, you...

This was my line of thought, too.

OP, you mentioned a transmission service. Automatic?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,584
Posted By pleiades
Wow nice looking steal of a deal, with a slice of...

Wow nice looking steal of a deal, with a slice of pain on the side but bet you feel good now.

By the way, I've been throwing the link to that SAC pressure plate reset thread (on e46fanatics) out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By pleiades
I missed this thread entirely and was trolling...

I missed this thread entirely and was trolling e46fanatics for this information.

Max_VQ, did you have success recoding? Any weirdness noted?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,401
Posted By pleiades
BlueBee, get well soon!

I haven't seen any posts from BlueBee since mid-late July. Her last post indicated she'd been down with an illness.

So here's a Get Well Card to BlueBee, hope to see you back in action soon.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,057
Posted By pleiades
This and the speedo mod interest me. I followed...

This and the speedo mod interest me. I followed your link up there to e46 fanatics and posted a question inquiring what the applicable hex string would be for my e39, and am now wondering whether the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By pleiades
Nice, thanks for sharing.

Nice, thanks for sharing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By pleiades
Go here. ...

Go here.

http://www.beisansystems.com/procedures/index.html

Pick the procedure that applies to your engine (single or double vanos?).

Seals might not do anything for a rattle. Check the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By pleiades
You might want to edit the title of this thread...

You might want to edit the title of this thread (if possible?) or start an entirely new one about the actual issue you're having, because you need comments from the V8 guys that have done work in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,057
Posted By pleiades
The tamper dot is on because the mileage in your...

The tamper dot is on because the mileage in your "new" LCM is different from the mileage in the cluster. When you code the replacement LCM, it gets the correct mileage from the cluster. The cluster...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,584
Posted By pleiades
I think the plate reset may involve another step...

I think the plate reset may involve another step or two. See this thread....

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=629140
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