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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 246
Posted By musa
I suppose the OBC reads off the engine block temp...

I suppose the OBC reads off the engine block temp sensor. That sensor is also the one that provides data to the cluster temp gauge. I had an easier time diagnosing my issue thanks to INPA and DIS...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 246
Posted By musa
I had a very similar issue with my '97 528 and I...

I had a very similar issue with my '97 528 and I narrowed it down to the engine block temp sensor with the help of INPA and DIS. Here's the thread in which I added a DIY to replace that sensor. It's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By musa
No. It was on a very long straight slight...

No. It was on a very long straight slight downhill stretch in an isolated area at night with no other cars in sight. I couldn't resist the temptation and decided to give it all from around 120 to 140...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By musa
You're asking specific to the 3.0 but two days...

You're asking specific to the 3.0 but two days back I took my 2.8 (184K miles) for a long drive and quite a bit of it at 140mph:D It was a little racy in the cabin alright but the handling was great....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By musa
+1

+1
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By musa
RaceDeck by SnapLock. High quality, very strong...

RaceDeck by SnapLock. High quality, very strong and made in U.S.A. They have a variety of colors and styles. Worth every dime and easy to install.
http://www.racedeck.com/gallery/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2,425
Views: 267,894
Posted By musa
Congrats, amazing car! I'm jealous :D Consider...

Congrats, amazing car! I'm jealous :D Consider replacing the headunit with Dynavin n6 to update her with the latest tech- bluetooth, nav, usb, phone charge etc. The unit looks factory....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By musa
As always bluebee, thanks for your thorough...

As always bluebee, thanks for your thorough input. Much appreciated.:thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By musa
JB weld didn't work as a temp fix I guess because...

JB weld didn't work as a temp fix I guess because I forgot to grind the area before applying it. I'd cleaned up the area with a degreaser, applied the weld and let it cure for 24 hours but coolant...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 653
Posted By musa
Agreed. Never seen it in INPA and I use it a lot....

Agreed. Never seen it in INPA and I use it a lot. It's there in SSS progman and Carsoft, as for GT1 I don't quite recall correctly now. I'll check it out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By musa
Exclamation Here's why you must never ever overtighten cooling system vent bleed screw

Here's why you must never ever overtighten those cooling system vent bleed screws. The pictures speak for themselves. That vent screw only needs a snug fit, but the devil in me gave me the urge to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 653
Posted By musa
Interesting. Sounds like door lock on drive...

Interesting. Sounds like door lock on drive engagement was available in certain year models.
My X5 (2005 4.4) only options for automatic door lock is vehicle on move 8 mph or so and off. Still have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 653
Posted By musa
I have DIS/SSS programing tools and that options...

I have DIS/SSS programing tools and that options is not there other than when the car is moving as others have pointed out. It seems to make sense for the doors to lock when the car is put in drive,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 710
Posted By musa
With determination, one day you will establish...

With determination, one day you will establish your very own shop and be the boss unto yourself- one bolt at a time, one screw driver turn at a time, one lesson learned at a time, one mistake at a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,997
Posted By musa
Real men who are well endowed where it matters ;)...

Real men who are well endowed where it matters ;) don't need a manual to feel "real men" :D...sorry, I could not resist :rofl::rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By musa
Great info Alex. Do you have a DIY for the work...

Great info Alex. Do you have a DIY for the work you did? This would also be very handy for other types of trans work.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By musa
Thanks for the link! Apparently some US E39 DSP...

Thanks for the link! Apparently some US E39 DSP models have issues. Having cracked BMW DSP, it's probably a matter of Dynavin ensuring all the spectrum of E39 DSP updates are catered for. That would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By musa
Where are you getting your information from, Mr...

Where are you getting your information from, Mr Cooper? Jeff himself sent notifications around August to a whole lot of us in the X5 forum with DSP equipped cars (who had held off purchasing the N6...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,997
Posted By musa
I learned how to drive on a manual car- the most...

I learned how to drive on a manual car- the most difficult way to learn how to drive! Stick manipulation, clutch operation and keeping your eyes on the road all at the same time is not easy for a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By musa
All's ok day 2. Temp gauge now quickly goes to 12...

All's ok day 2. Temp gauge now quickly goes to 12 'oclock position and stays there- a block or two drive . Previously it used to take longer as far as I recall.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-27-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By musa
Do you mean the new Dynavin N6 they're selling?...

Do you mean the new Dynavin N6 they're selling? Yes, it will.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By musa
Yep, did this on my 2005 X5 and the Accept screen...

Yep, did this on my 2005 X5 and the Accept screen goes away by itself after a few seconds. I have the NAV software update somewhere in the house but the version I have is for specific generation of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By musa
You're right, the culprit appears to be the...

You're right, the culprit appears to be the coolant temp sensor. The temp reading in INPA was crazy high. GT1 clearly indicates the temp reading is way above normal, saying the resistance value read...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By musa
DIY 528 engine block coolant double temperature switch

Temp gauge does not move at all even after a long drive. It's stuck on lowest point of cold. External temp is around 80F. Previously it would move out of cold after a few minutes of running the car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By musa
My beloved 528 just got back to Seattle from...

My beloved 528 just got back to Seattle from Houston. She was in Houston for 3 months. NationWide Transporters arranged for the transportation. Great guys. I've had a good experience with them to and...
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