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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2016, 05:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,442
Posted By rdl
Are you certain that the file is renamed as a...

Are you certain that the file is renamed as a PDF?
The attachment download window states a maximum size of 12 MB.:dunno:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2016, 05:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,442
Posted By rdl
To provide a basis of comparison, I used INPA to...

To provide a basis of comparison, I used INPA to track fuel adaptations.

I ran the engine at idle, 1,500, 2,500 & ~3,500 RPM. Additive and multiplicative values were almost unchanged. Lambda...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,442
Posted By rdl
More data may be helpful. Rather than e-mailing...

More data may be helpful. Rather than e-mailing it to me alone, post it here so others might help too.

I suggest you take the data file and rename it to change its extension to PDF.
Example...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,442
Posted By rdl
And this car doesn't have any DTCs? In spite of...

And this car doesn't have any DTCs?
In spite of showing larger STFTs.

Do you know what the time interval is for the right side numbers?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,442
Posted By rdl
I take it that the numbers on the left are...

I take it that the numbers on the left are instantaneous value and those on the left are prior intervals. Is that correct?
Do you know what the time interval is between the values?

Assuming so, ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,149
Posted By rdl
I'm almost certain that the sensor is a negative...

I'm almost certain that the sensor is a negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistor. Which means the lower the temperature, the higher the resistance & vise versa. So the symptom is consistent...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,442
Posted By rdl
Well, so much for that then. Given everything...

Well, so much for that then.
Given everything you've tried, you must be getting to wit's end!

As I read various threads on a BMW P1093 I see some people describing this DTC being a result of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,442
Posted By rdl
I stumbled across this TSB that seems to apply to...

I stumbled across this TSB that seems to apply to the P1093 you are chasing.

BMW fault code 236 decimal (EC hex) corresponds to P1093. And that fault code is listed as one of the symptoms covered...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By rdl
If it helps, the exact conversion for your metric...

If it helps, the exact conversion for your metric sizes are:
0.75 mm2 = 18.4 AWG, so 18 AWG is almost a perfect match and slightly oversized vs the metric
2.5 mm2 = 13.2 AWG

To help in choosing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By rdl
Item #2 in this link ...

Item #2 in this link
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DT63-USA-04_2000_E39_BMW_530i&diagId=61_2156#61130007439

Pt #s 61 13 0 007 439 & 61 13 0 007 440
They are inexpensive, only a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 915
Posted By rdl
Larrick I modified the spreadsheet calculation...

Larrick
I modified the spreadsheet calculation to allow for a leakage % to simulate leaky valves or rings or head gasket. I tried values from 5% to 50%. Of course the higher the leakage the lower...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 915
Posted By rdl
Larrick It seems to me that the disconnect in...

Larrick
It seems to me that the disconnect in this thread is your experience with ~20 strokes to maximum pressure. I've never needed more than 3 or 4 stokes - even on bad, leaky cylinders. I think...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 915
Posted By rdl
Well it sure shouldn't need ~20 stokes to reach...

Well it sure shouldn't need ~20 stokes to reach the maximum pressure reading. The only things that makes sense to me to explain these results are:
- the check valve in the gauge is leaking,
- or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 915
Posted By rdl
An "accurate" reading is the maximum pressure the...

An "accurate" reading is the maximum pressure the cylinder can develop. In other words what the compression will be when the engine is running, with of course no gauge attached.

As I mentioned...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 915
Posted By rdl
The pressure read by the gauge is determined by...

The pressure read by the gauge is determined by the compression ratio. And the formula is:
CR = (swept volume + combustion chamber volume) / combustion chamber volume

where the combustion chamber...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By rdl
I'm happy to see that you've got that sorted. It...

I'm happy to see that you've got that sorted. It might be worth checking if any other connectors got swapped somewhere along the line.

Just a guess, but the engine might have been running open...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By rdl
I'm at a complete loss to understand the wiring...

I'm at a complete loss to understand the wiring in your picture. The locator & schematic are from my local version of WDS, which is BMW's electrical system documentation. In addition to the wire...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2016, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By rdl
I suspect the plug in your picture is not the...

I suspect the plug in your picture is not the MAF.

The M54 has the MS43 DME. The MAF is a 3 wire design. Further, the plug in your picture is quite different from mine, although I have the 3...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,082
Posted By rdl
It's possible that the HVAC panel won't energize...

It's possible that the HVAC panel won't energize your A/C compressor clutch because the aux fan is inop. It happened on my '03 530 (although others have reported that their car with PWM controlled...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 637
Posted By rdl
I bought mine in Canada, so not likely much help...

I bought mine in Canada, so not likely much help for you.
A few years ago, JimLev recommended these guys.
http://www.xpel.com/headlight-protection-kits/
But, there are many suppliers around. FWIW...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 637
Posted By rdl
Poolman Regardless of which method you use,...

Poolman

Regardless of which method you use, I'd recommend headlight film rather than clearcoat. Clearcoat will be scoured over time from road dirt "sand blasting" just as new virgin headlights...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,585
Posted By rdl
TIS specs for wheel runout is 0.012" axial and...

TIS specs for wheel runout is 0.012" axial and radial so you do have an issue there.
But I'd recommend checking tires too. For instance, I've a wheel with a pot hole "flat spot" of ~1/8" that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By rdl
I too lose a little coolant over time. I haven't...

I too lose a little coolant over time. I haven't tracked volume vs time or km but I think about the rate you describe, perhaps a little less. And it seems to vary over time. I can go months & 15,000...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,838
Posted By rdl
Find one of the offensive posts, left click on...

Find one of the offensive posts, left click on the name in the post header, one of the options in the drop down list is "add xxx to your ignore list"
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,838
Posted By rdl
Normdude Please, don't sink to his level. I've...

Normdude
Please, don't sink to his level. I've always found Bimmerfest contributors to be respectful while disagreeing on some issues on some occasions. The net benefit is that almost everyone works...
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