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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,743
Posted By pleiades
The small round drain hole probably doesn't drain...

The small round drain hole probably doesn't drain straight out. I haven't removed the wheel liner on that side to check, but if the sheet metal underneath that compartment is like the right side (see...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,743
Posted By pleiades
It's small, as mentioned, about the diameter of a...

It's small, as mentioned, about the diameter of a nickel.

And it is hard to see, especially if covered with any debris.

BlackBMWs posted a photo that illustrates it fairly well (on the "other"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,743
Posted By pleiades
You need to -remove- the entire housing by...

You need to -remove- the entire housing by unsnapping the clips from the airduct leading into the firewall, rotating that duct counterclockwise a few degrees, unclipping the wire clip that fastens...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,248
Posted By pleiades
RDL, I appreciate that.

RDL, I appreciate that.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,248
Posted By pleiades
So, if I understand that thread and what Ryan M...

So, if I understand that thread and what Ryan M is saying, it's sequential after all, and only batch for the initial second or so at engine startup (because the engine brain doesn't know where cyl 1...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 717
Posted By pleiades
[Delete].... Never mind, edjack said it for...

[Delete]....

Never mind, edjack said it for me....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By pleiades
One idea.... What does your battery voltage...

One idea....

What does your battery voltage read at the trunk, with the car off?

If below 12.3 V or so, that's low and it may be causing the car computer to bump the trans into limp mode.

If...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,248
Posted By pleiades
Where do you folks find all the information on...

Where do you folks find all the information on injector batch firing in the e39?

I had read somewhere long long ago that cars built in the late 90s onward had mult-point injection systems that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By pleiades
Looks like a plastic cover that snaps onto the...

Looks like a plastic cover that snaps onto the side of the DISA valve.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By pleiades
Yes, just get the drain bolt out of the block, as...

Yes, just get the drain bolt out of the block, as edjack said.

Working above the engine, it's possible I suppose, if you have the right combination of extensions etc....

The easiest way I've...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-21-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By pleiades
Do you mean at the end where the tech...

Do you mean at the end where the tech intentionally made the wrench click multiple times for the video?

He did place the rear in "normal" position on a jack. That's something the Bentley demo...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,680
Posted By pleiades
Just posting an uneducated guess, but wouldn't...

Just posting an uneducated guess, but wouldn't the cited 0.9 mm increase in lift refer to an increase relative to the amount of "normal" lift during the period that the valve opening had not been...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By pleiades
I've had luck retrieving ferrous parts from that...

I've had luck retrieving ferrous parts from that void with those thin extendable magnets on a stick. Got one for a couple of bucks from Harbor Freight but they're available practically everywhere...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By pleiades
Could be a bad t-stat, bad temp sensor, air...

Could be a bad t-stat, bad temp sensor, air pockets in the cooling system....

"Good parts" .... ? Were they new, BMW parts, or aftermarket?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By pleiades
I knew that the motion sensor works really well,...

I knew that the motion sensor works really well, so we tried the procedure within only a few secs after locking, and over 30 secs with the IMS disabled. My kid (yeah she's only 23 ...) succeeded in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By pleiades
Hey Q, would you know if the change was...

Hey Q, would you know if the change was implemented as a software upgrade to existing HW?

My car has the old double-lock arrangement, but a build date of 4/30/1999 and the newer ultrasonic IMS.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 718
Posted By pleiades
Is the t-stat an OE brand (Behr, Wagner, etc)? ...

Is the t-stat an OE brand (Behr, Wagner, etc)?

Did you plug the coolant temp sensor between cyls 5 & 6 back in?

Is the new MAF the genuine Siemens-VDO model?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 718
Posted By pleiades
Lots of code-savvy folks here so post them and...

Lots of code-savvy folks here so post them and you'll probably get better help.

Be sure that you didn't leave a leak in the intake tubing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By pleiades
Last year was it? That high-school girl in CA...

Last year was it? That high-school girl in CA that died of heatstroke inside a locked e46 in the school parking lot? Her brother locked her inside (unknowingly) but the cabin sensor didnt' set off an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By pleiades
Is working on this with the engine completely...

Is working on this with the engine completely cooled down the only way to minimize the chances of galling when removing the bolts?

Energized, how far did you decide to torque these bolts after...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By pleiades
New, genuine BMW pipes come with O-rings on them....

New, genuine BMW pipes come with O-rings on them.

Here's a thread that you might find useful for this job. (I thought you were already finished with it .....)
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,336
Posted By pleiades
The low-profile steel floor jacks at HF will get...

The low-profile steel floor jacks at HF will get under your car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By pleiades
Incidentally QSilver7, you can vote if you want,...

Incidentally QSilver7, you can vote if you want, as your BMWs probably use the same siren.

Here's a list of BMW models using that part (in addition to the Land Rovers up to 2009 MY).
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By pleiades
Same here, I've removed the hood switch entirely....

Same here, I've removed the hood switch entirely.

My wife keeps asking why I care about the stupid alarm, no one wants to steal a 16-year-old 528i!! (In her opinion ...)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By pleiades
If it goes off as you'd expect, it's still good....

If it goes off as you'd expect, it's still good. I read that they start giving more false alarms when the NiMH batteries inside are on the brink. The units are sealed, so my guess is the batteries...
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