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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,293
Posted By Bob530iPA
Ok, so I am just back from China and starting to...

Ok, so I am just back from China and starting to work on the SES light/transmission code. I unlocked the ODBC and ran the battery test there and got 12.0volts. So I went to the shop and had them run...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-01-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,293
Posted By Bob530iPA
Did I read that thread right? If the battery...

Did I read that thread right? If the battery voltage is only 12 volts, it could cause these sort of problems?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-01-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,293
Posted By Bob530iPA
Fudman - I also noticed that starting the car is...

Fudman - I also noticed that starting the car is taking a longer crank than normal. Would that point me towards any specific electrical problems? I am not going to be back home to look at the car for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,293
Posted By Bob530iPA
I have been getting a series of...

I have been getting a series of engine/transmission codes prior to this torque convertor code showing up. My alarm goes off on its own also. So I am wondering if there is an electrical issue or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,293
Posted By Bob530iPA
I am a mechanical engineer and have done some...

I am a mechanical engineer and have done some automotive design work so I agree wholeheartedly with changing fluids. I bought this car with 90k miles on it and quite frankly, have no maintenance...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,293
Posted By Bob530iPA
Sorry about the lack of information there. The...

Sorry about the lack of information there. The codes that were pulled were:
Torque Convertor/Clutch Lockup - excessive slippage 3x
Gear Monitoring Shift 2-3 1x

The cleared the codes and the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,293
Posted By Bob530iPA
Sorry about that - the car has 175k miles and is...

Sorry about that - the car has 175k miles and is automatic. I have had it since 90k and my BMW specialist told me that every tranny he's seen the fluid changed on has died. So you are saying drain...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,293
Posted By Bob530iPA
Transmission is going straight to hell - Any suggestions?

So I had a bimmer specialist read my codes and he told me to drive it until the transmission bites the big one. He told me to bring it in when I get the code again so we see how long its gonna last....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Bob530iPA
I wouldn't touch it with a transmission code...

I wouldn't touch it with a transmission code showing. Too many of these issues end in a $3500 rebuild.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,032
Posted By Bob530iPA
I had my car in BimmerWorks yesterday and talked...

I had my car in BimmerWorks yesterday and talked to the owner a good bit, mostly about my transmission. I also talked to him about oil leaks because his tech reported oil dripping between the engine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By Bob530iPA
Summer blend gasolines are very marginally more...

Summer blend gasolines are very marginally more efficient than winter blends. The reality is that the higher temperatures in the summer will decrease any gain achieved through the summer blend. It is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By Bob530iPA
Anyone have any opinions on the advice from my...

Anyone have any opinions on the advice from my indie? Drive it until the tranny craps out then rebuild or convert to 6 speed.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By Bob530iPA
I took it to Bimmerworks today and they read two...

I took it to Bimmerworks today and they read two codes. Torque Convertor/Clutch Lock-up excessive slippage 3 times (1500 miles) and Gear Monitoring 2-3 shift 1 time. The guy tells me that the tranny...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By Bob530iPA
Now the driver's seat and steering column...

Now the driver's seat and steering column adjustments stopped working. I am still waiting for my appointment on Tuesday at Bimmerworks but I am becoming more convinced that my computer is shot. I did...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By Bob530iPA
Thanks Ed. Just out of curiousity, why do...

Thanks Ed.

Just out of curiousity, why do they buildin a Speedometer Advance?

I can't believe I'd be happy to hear my DME was screwed but it would be a hell of a lot better than my tranny.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By Bob530iPA
The tires are the correct size. I've switched...

The tires are the correct size. I've switched manufacturers but never size on the tires. The misfire code has not come back since I replaced the main DME relay and the fuel injector relay. I replaced...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By Bob530iPA
Update: I am still waiting for my appointment...

Update: I am still waiting for my appointment with the bimmer specialist. I have experienced two new things that leave me wondering what the root cause of my serial SES light could be. First, I was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By Bob530iPA
Is that a replace the Torque Convertor fix or a...

Is that a replace the Torque Convertor fix or a change the fluid and filter first and see if that takes care of the issue fix?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By Bob530iPA
I had the same thing happen on my 02 530i. I...

I had the same thing happen on my 02 530i. I replaced the front pads and rotors and two days later the SES light came on. The first set of codes:
Swtiching delay main relay
Misfire Cyl #3
CPS...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By Bob530iPA
SES Light - Chasing a gremlin?

I appreciate all the help I have gotten so far on this car (2002 530i with 175k miles). My problems started with needing brakes.

I replaced the front brakes but had difficulty getting the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,020
Posted By Bob530iPA
Its most likely the Camshaft Position Sensor....

Its most likely the Camshaft Position Sensor. They are somewhat notorious for going bad on these cars. I just replaced my exhaust CPS on Friday. Tomorrow, I get the codes clearedand see if the SES...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By Bob530iPA
Let it idle today after I finished replacing the...

Let it idle today after I finished replacing the exhaust camshaft position sensor. Rev'd it up and nothing visiblecoming out the tailpipe.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By Bob530iPA
You were correct - that was probably the easiest...

You were correct - that was probably the easiest car repair I have ever done yet. The hardest part was getting the electric connection off. I just have to clear the codes and see if that fixes it. It...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By Bob530iPA
I was able to replace the fuel injector relay and...

I was able to replace the fuel injector relay and the Main DME relay this weekend (its a cheap try). That eliminated the Switching delay main relay and the misfire. I ordered a BMW Exhaust CPS from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By Bob530iPA
How do I add vacuum to the crankcase? It sounds...

How do I add vacuum to the crankcase? It sounds like a reasonable way to go. I have heard that it could be blow by on the rings or the valve seals could be leaking and this should definitely improve...
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