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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:32 PM
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Views: 192
Posted By edjack
A "short" will Always blow a fuse.

A "short" will Always blow a fuse.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By edjack
K4 is in the rack above the glovebox. It is the...

K4 is in the rack above the glovebox. It is the middle of the three white relays. It's unclear from Bentley, but it has something to do with an A/C blower, perhaps the rear one.

The HVAC blower in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 240
Posted By edjack
How did you identify a lean condition w/o a code?...

How did you identify a lean condition w/o a code?

How many kms on the pre-cat O2 sensors?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By edjack
S/b. How do you plan to drain the system? Some...

S/b. How do you plan to drain the system? Some with R&P steering loosen the banjo fitting at the rack, and let it drain out.

Others tediously suck out the reservoir contents several nights...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By edjack
The poster gives no indication that the E34...

The poster gives no indication that the E34 engine is a V8. There was a 3 liter six available rest-of-world in the E34 model run.

However, I agree that the job he proposes presents formidable...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By edjack
Looks like the pedal sensor is bad: P0221...

Looks like the pedal sensor is bad: P0221 Throttle/Petal Position Sensor/Switch B Circuit Range/Performance Problem
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By edjack
Dumb idea. Your car has sophisticated electronic...

Dumb idea. Your car has sophisticated electronic traction control. Do you find this inadequate? If so, consider the M5 LSD, or a Quaife diff.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locking_differential
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By edjack
Methinks you've been given a pig in a poke. The...

Methinks you've been given a pig in a poke. The E39, at this age, is a maintenance/repair-intensive vehicle. Since you have little car-wrenching skills, you will need to farm out the repairs, which...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By edjack
You need to fix the aux fan. The A/C will shut...

You need to fix the aux fan. The A/C will shut down if the head pressure exceeds the set amount.

There are two possible problems: the aux fan is clogged with road debris, preventing it from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 955
Posted By edjack
The single best upgrade is to replace the VANOS...

The single best upgrade is to replace the VANOS seals. This will restore lost power.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By edjack
Clear the codes and see what comes back.

Clear the codes and see what comes back.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By edjack
You need a BMW diagnostic computer for this.

You need a BMW diagnostic computer for this.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,088
Posted By edjack
The float is the canary in the coal mine. Your...

The float is the canary in the coal mine. Your cooling system can soon fail catastrophically. Get it done.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By edjack
You need to find a BMW specialist with the proper...

You need to find a BMW specialist with the proper tool to troubleshoot the EWS, aka anti-theft system. DIS/MoDIC are the BMW factory tools.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By edjack
You ARE checking the coolant level when the...

You ARE checking the coolant level when the engine is stone cold?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By edjack
BMW telephone, obsolete.

BMW telephone, obsolete.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By edjack
Sounds like a gummy/broken pinion drive on the...

Sounds like a gummy/broken pinion drive on the starter.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 598
Posted By edjack
Turn on the passenger visor light to see if it...

Turn on the passenger visor light to see if it has an effect on your symptoms. If so, the ignition switch is likely bad.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By edjack
Likely a dying lock actuator.

Likely a dying lock actuator.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By edjack
BMW specifies NGK BKR6EQUP for all E39 engines.

BMW specifies NGK BKR6EQUP for all E39 engines.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By edjack
Again, clear the codes and drive it for a few...

Again, clear the codes and drive it for a few days to see what codes come back.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By edjack
A stray dog. Glad you rescued it. Install a...

A stray dog. Glad you rescued it.

Install a fresh battery, and clear the codes. Drive it around. See what comes back.

By all means, define the codes. Don't expect us to thrash around to find...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By edjack
Good advice.

Good advice.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By edjack
Don't be lazy: do a search. This subject has been...

Don't be lazy: do a search. This subject has been pummeled on this forum. Go to E39 Best links at the top of the home page, and spend some time there.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By edjack
The valve is tested at startup, and will...

The valve is tested at startup, and will periodically cycle during driving to purge the vapor canister.

http://www.obd-codes.com/p0443

In your neck of the woods, there may be a poor ground...
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