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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By Bimmerfan84
Oh and it is also good to make sure the DME has...

Oh and it is also good to make sure the DME has the same programming number (number begins with 5WK.....) as that can cause issues as well.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By Bimmerfan84
Oh I almost forgot, make sure the used DME Has...

Oh I almost forgot, make sure the used DME Has the same ECU model number as the previous.

For instance, if you have an MS42 you can not put an MS43 computer in it.

What year and model is it?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By Bimmerfan84
Hey Alika808, I think I might be able to help as...

Hey Alika808, I think I might be able to help as I work for one of those DME repair places. lol

First of all, I just want to warn you that if you get a "DME set" offline, you will never be able...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By Bimmerfan84
Ugh, so on the drive home the transmission...

Ugh, so on the drive home the transmission shifted like crap. Shifting up too soon or downshifting late and hard. Also occasionally it would rev between shifts. It started to feel like the ABS was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By Bimmerfan84
Okay, so I hooked it up to INPA, cleared all...

Okay, so I hooked it up to INPA, cleared all adaptions in the engine and transmission, activated all the check valves and activated the ABS pump and cut of valve, and the car is running and shifting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By Bimmerfan84
Transmission/ABS, TC problems :(

Ugh, just bought this car (97 E39 528i prod 04/96) as my baby (95 E34 525i) was in an accident. Today on my way to work ABS and traction control light came on dashboard and the transmission refused...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Bimmerfan84
Also, intake boots are good, diaphragm in oil...

Also, intake boots are good, diaphragm in oil separator is good as it doesn't shake when I pull the oil fill cap off. Can't tell if the miscellaneous hoses or dipstick tube hose are in disrepair...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Bimmerfan84
So how about theses apples? Randomly, the check...

So how about theses apples? Randomly, the check engine light will go off during one entire trip but then come on as soon as I go to start the car on my next trip


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Bimmerfan84
Valve cover replacement, now CEL

So I replaced my plastic valve cover on my M52 as it was cracked in the front near where the timing chain is. I bought a used one from a junkyard and got a new gasket for it.

After replacing the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Bimmerfan84
Hey bud, they do have to be programmed, however,...

Hey bud, they do have to be programmed, however, I might have a solution PM me
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By Bimmerfan84
You are going to have to switch a lot more than...

You are going to have to switch a lot more than just the engine harness. The MS42 computer is COMPLETELY different than the MS41.1. Unless you get the pin out for the MS42 and MS41.1 and splice wires...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By Bimmerfan84
I work for a place that fixes ECUs for Bimmers,...

I work for a place that fixes ECUs for Bimmers, so I'm trying to eliminate some common issues.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By Bimmerfan84
Have you checked to see if the spark plugs and...

Have you checked to see if the spark plugs and injectors are firing?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By Bimmerfan84
Do you mean that the starter is spinning the...

Do you mean that the starter is spinning the engine? If that is the case, the EWS may have nothing to do with this issue. If the EWS was causing the problem, there would be NO POWER to the starter.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-23-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Bimmerfan84
If you have the proper scanner all you have to do...

If you have the proper scanner all you have to do is clear out the "variant" adaptions on the ECU, ABS, and EWS. This will make it so that the car learns what it has. As long as you have the manual...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-20-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Bimmerfan84
Okay, but the torque curve still seems better for...

Okay, but the torque curve still seems better for my e34 on the Euro S50. I don't want a car to race, just one that is fun to drive. A single turbo would normally be the cheapest and easiest way to...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-19-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Bimmerfan84
I will take a video next time it happens. I don't...

I will take a video next time it happens. I don't drive except to work, weekly grocery, or out to dinner. Mostly have been riding my bicycle to save gas and get more exercise. :)


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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-19-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Bimmerfan84
The thing that gets me is that the S54, even...

The thing that gets me is that the S54, even though there is a slight increase in power, it is much higher in the powerband than the S50B32. The much flatter torque curve in the S50B32 will probably...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-17-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Bimmerfan84
Woohoo! 50 cents closer! Lol I was actually just...

Woohoo! 50 cents closer! Lol I was actually just hoping for some more discussion about the various M series engines but I'll take it lol


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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-17-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Bimmerfan84
I want it soooooo bad ;)

Sooooo I want to do an engine swap and put a S50B32 European M3 engine in my 5 series (engine rated at 316 HP and 260 FT-lbs of torque) The only problem is I need about 10 grand for the motor, 6...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-17-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Bimmerfan84
Except mine will stop and start, it's not...

Except mine will stop and start, it's not constant but sounds almost exactly the same as the one in the video.


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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-17-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Bimmerfan84
Couldn't get to your link on mobile Monsignor but...

Couldn't get to your link on mobile Monsignor but I found one that sounds super similar http://youtu.be/vcZ07XzxdwU
And that is a non vanos so I'm leaning toward lifter, thoughts?


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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-16-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Bimmerfan84
Also, it is hard to pin point the noise because...

Also, it is hard to pin point the noise because it echoes down the exhaust pipe to the resonator (there are no cats on this car)


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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-16-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Bimmerfan84
Possible bad lifter?

M50TU, I noticed I get a tick, tick, tick noise at idle recently. It tends to happen after a minute or so of idling and it will pause for about 15 seconds after ticking for a minute then go back to...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current) 04-10-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,847
Posted By Bimmerfan84
This is why I stick with the classic BMWs. No...

This is why I stick with the classic BMWs. No such problems and excellent reliability. My 1995 525i has a great classic look. Rides super comfy and no major issues. 180,000 miles on the old girl and...
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