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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By gchand
Nothing like getting some hands & eyes on the...

Nothing like getting some hands & eyes on the issue. Good job getting under there.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By gchand
tward, For grins try disconnecting the battery...

tward, For grins try disconnecting the battery neg. ground, give it a couple of minutes, reconnect and give it another go.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By gchand
Wink So articulate and resonates with my assessment as...

So articulate and resonates with my assessment as well! Thanks for taking the time to post. I just might have to plagiarize your ideas when considering and talking to whomever about replacing mein...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By gchand
I had the same issue bar pooling with foul odor...

I had the same issue bar pooling with foul odor inside and about the car even after replacing the VCG a year ago for the second time. Recently redid the gasket using OE BMW kit and all's fine. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By gchand
If I had known the source of the dry/bad bearing...

If I had known the source of the dry/bad bearing type rattle was the CCV and had the time to mess with it, I definitely would have tried to record a video of it. I really expected it to be one of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By gchand
Hi Fudman, I did the Beisan VANOS repair last...

Hi Fudman, I did the Beisan VANOS repair last November, so that was not the source of rattling. I really thought it was one of the belt driven components or tensioners and am surprised that the CCV...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By gchand
Hey guys - I had to fork over the cost of the...

Hey guys - I had to fork over the cost of the dealer repair due to my wife needing the car today and her traveling with our 2 year old grandson. The rattle is gone with the repair the dealer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By gchand
microswitch & fllybot - thanks for tolerating my...

microswitch & fllybot - thanks for tolerating my whining and the support.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By gchand
Oops and OMG what have I done?

Had to take the car to the stealer this am as it is needed for out of town trip tomorrow. Symptom - rattling sound at idle as if bearing going bad on a belt tensioner or other belt driven component....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,228
Posted By gchand
I just filled the tires a week ago according to...

I just filled the tires a week ago according to the door jamb specs. Feels good and will simply inspect the tires for any odd wear patterns. Tires already wear in ways somewhat specific to the BMW,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By gchand
The diagnosis that the tranny is leaking kinda...

The diagnosis that the tranny is leaking kinda puzzles me based on a "light green" fluid. Think the suggestion about the cooling system should at least lead you to check it out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By gchand
Windshield Washer Fluid Leak

Where can I find the reservoir on the 03 530? Washer fluid just pours straight thru when I go to fill it. I haven't been able to put my hands on it even after spending a lot of time under the car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By gchand
When I replaced the OE pads with the Akebono's, I...

When I replaced the OE pads with the Akebono's, I got a very noticeable difference in grip - OE pads have more bite and make a lot of dust. Don't know for sure, but some of what you might be feeling...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By gchand
B. - you've gotten an earful of great advice from...

B. - you've gotten an earful of great advice from the above posts. My first observation is that a 1997 with only 98,000 miles on it would be an extremely low mileage car. Which can indicate several...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,018
Posted By gchand
245,000 Miles? I would simply check the bulb...

245,000 Miles? I would simply check the bulb contacts in the bulb socket and clean them a bit with a sharp tool etc. If that didn't fix it then I might consider getting a different bulb - new one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By gchand
Great looking results! All done by hand or did...

Great looking results! All done by hand or did you use an orbital?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By gchand
Thanks E36. That makes sense to me now.

Thanks E36. That makes sense to me now.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By gchand
Odd Steering Wheel Behavior

Today after starting the car the steering wheel would intermittently change position up & down, the MID would flash on and off (radio function), and airbag light would flash at about the same time. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By gchand
Thankful and grateful for so many things -...

Thankful and grateful for so many things - family, country, freedom/liberty, and not the least of which is this site and the generous helpfulness of its members.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By gchand
Thanks MartinV. PM sent

Thanks MartinV. PM sent
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By gchand
Burglarized

Had the car in the driveway with front on stands to begin the VANOS overhaul the following morning. Left the car unlocked which I almost never do :eeps: Next morning found a door ajar and things...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 70,130
Posted By gchand
My indie told me the first suspect is the air...

My indie told me the first suspect is the air boot small tube - appears to crack open and cause alot of the misfire readings. That's the first thing they inspect and replace.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By gchand
John has offered another on point recommendation...

John has offered another on point recommendation - OP has done this load "test" before and after the only apparent change made to the car (new exhaust), something I never heard of or would do myself...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By gchand
Very nice pics. Looks like Illinois has some...

Very nice pics. Looks like Illinois has some great scenery too.

The dyno run - how did it read? Checking out some mods made to the engine?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By gchand
There you go John - good old timers method of...

There you go John - good old timers method of checking out noises/sources of noise will work on these hi tech cars too.
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