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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By djt5150
OK, you're all set. That'll be....$94. - Elwood...

OK, you're all set. That'll be....$94. - Elwood Blues

Glad it worked for you.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By djt5150
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=383530

My post is #20 in that thread. Read it carefully and it may help you.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,734
Posted By djt5150
When I first read the title of the thread, I...

When I first read the title of the thread, I thought this was going to be about arguing with the dealer service guy...

You know what they say...speak softly and carry and piece of black pipe.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,426
Posted By djt5150
When it dies, do all of the dash lights go out,...

When it dies, do all of the dash lights go out, or do they stay on? If it's an engine problem, then the lights will stay on and the tach will go to 0. However, if it's an electrical problem, then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,290
Posted By djt5150
Here's how I fixed mine yesterday: My wife's...

Here's how I fixed mine yesterday:

My wife's wipers went out yesterday evening. So, last night I started searching for the problem. Started in the glove compartment with fuses 1 and 26. I do...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,505
Posted By djt5150
I'm not sure that I believe it. If it was a new...

I'm not sure that I believe it. If it was a new battery yesterday, and it's at 0volts today, that would mean that something is drawing a serious amount of amps...i would think that the battery would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,250
Posted By djt5150
When my FSU went out, it coincided with the...

When my FSU went out, it coincided with the alternator going kaputt. I attribute the alternator to the failing FSU... in that it drew so much power with the car off, that the alternator had to work...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2009, 06:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By djt5150
Running high octane will probably cure your CEL...

Running high octane will probably cure your CEL for the O2 adaptation limits. You probably have a small vacuum leak somewhere, and running the higher octane will give your engine more adaptation. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By djt5150
Don't go and spend money on O2 sensors just yet. ...

Don't go and spend money on O2 sensors just yet. I had the same codes come up every month or so for about a year...

It basically means that the amount of unburnt 02 in the exhaust has made the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2009, 05:26 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,547
Posted By djt5150
Just out of curiousity, exactly what brand of oil...

Just out of curiousity, exactly what brand of oil do you use? I'm not saying that's your problem or anything...I would just like to know. Please advise.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,485
Posted By djt5150
I think it's up to 140k.

I think it's up to 140k.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-01-2009, 06:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,485
Posted By djt5150
Crankcase Vent Replacement (CCV) 528i

So, friday night I finally got around to changing the CCV. It's been sitting on the workbench ever since I did the zionsville...

The CCV is a lot like a normal PCV on any other car...BMW calls it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By djt5150
The HD bushings...are those oil filled like the...

The HD bushings...are those oil filled like the OEM?

Please let me know how those work out for you. For now, I'm going to keep the powerflex and see how they work out for another 10K miles or so....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,808
Posted By djt5150
Nobody has mentioned the FSU yet. That's what...

Nobody has mentioned the FSU yet. That's what killed my alternator. It was drawing so much power, that my alterator had to work overtime to keep the battery up. That was enough to push it over the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By djt5150
Update on Powerflex Install

Update on the powerflex bushings. I installed them back in November, about 6 months ago.

This last week, my car started to make popping noises when turning the steering wheel or going over bumps....
Forum: 5 Series DIY 04-27-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 81,113
Posted By djt5150
Update on the powerflex bushings. I installed...

Update on the powerflex bushings. I installed them back in November, about 6 months ago. See my first post just above.

This last week, my car started to make popping noises when turning the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By djt5150
From my experience...cruise control problems are...

From my experience...cruise control problems are the first indicator of an electrical problem. It seems to be extremely sensitive to low voltage.

First thing...clean your battery terminals with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 58,669
Posted By djt5150
Just an update on my situation... I replaced...

Just an update on my situation...

I replaced all of my front end bushings with powerflex last summer. Since that time, I have not been able to reproduce the violent shudder when braking. It was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,996
Posted By djt5150
99% it's the alternator. You might also look at...

99% it's the alternator. You might also look at getting new idler pulley and tensioners while you're in there. New belts, too. But your alternator is schlect.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,383
Posted By djt5150
Yes...you do need it. Most alternators have a...

Yes...you do need it. Most alternators have a fan on the front which cools the alternator...BMW uses ducted air to cool them. 540 alternators are actually water cooled. Not hooking it up is not an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2009, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By djt5150
You say the engine dies and all of the dash...

You say the engine dies and all of the dash lights come on? Hmmmm....sounds familier....

Page 2 has some pictures:

bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=304000

Even if that's not it, it's...
Forum: Great Lakes Region - IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI 02-17-2009, 05:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 494
Posted By djt5150
Need a used fan shroud?

New Zionsville kit installed. Nothing wrong with the old fan shroud, so if you need one, come and get it (Bloomington). PM me if you need it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By djt5150
You are correct. The first number that comes up...

You are correct. The first number that comes up is the table that you are to use. The rest of the numbers will be codes in that table.

As far as which one is causing your light...every code will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By djt5150
If it started leaking a few minutes after you...

If it started leaking a few minutes after you pulled over...then it was overheating before the hose busted...which leads me to believe your water pump has stopped circulating coolant. Then, pressure...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By djt5150
I should probably note that I DIDN'T NEED to...

I should probably note that I DIDN'T NEED to change a lot of the stuff...

I just like to take care of my shhtuff.

And there is actually more power with the vanos fixed. Silk smooooth idle, too.
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