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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2008, 06:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,048
Posted By abbondanza23
Reprogrammed as per above...good to go... to...

Reprogrammed as per above...good to go...

to reinitialize both keys simply. take one key,
turn the ignition to the 2nd position( one before starting)
remove the key, hold the unlock buttondown...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,048
Posted By abbondanza23
I had one of my keys go dead (the one I had been...

I had one of my keys go dead (the one I had been using daily)...but I found that my backup key still worked...I read somewhere that the ignition ring re-charges the diamond keys?

I left the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,751
Posted By abbondanza23
It seems from all that I read: cooling...

It seems from all that I read: cooling maintenance is by far the top of the maintenance food chain... not just for the obvious prolonged above normal engine temps causing friction on moving parts...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By abbondanza23
Red face 2002 540i water pump change

I just changed my Water Pump, hoses and belts on my 2002 540i, and although I found no posts on this procedure specfic to my year/model, the links on this forum and others like it were an incredible...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 08-23-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 90,977
Posted By abbondanza23
Red face 2002 540i Water Pump replacement

I totally agree, I just changed my Water Pump, hoses and belts on my 2002 540i, and although nothing adressed my specific year/model, the links on this forum (and some others as well) were an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2007, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By abbondanza23
well if anyone was wondering...

It was a drainplug at the end of the hose... it usually should be pretty easily removable when the hose is rotated 90 degrees toward the rear of the car; mine wouldn't come out because the o-ring had...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 11-01-2007, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,772
Posted By abbondanza23
what about the lower nipple?

on the drivers side what about the lower nipple (the one that attaches to the hose that feeds the heat exchange unit on an automatic), elbow joint, I have a leak from there, is that removable? ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-01-2007, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By abbondanza23
bottom drivers side radiator leak at neck/elbow

Hello everyone, I checked my coolant level on my '02 540i with the engine cold and found it to be low, so I took off the plash guard with the car up on a lift and started the engine...there is a drip...
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