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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By johnstern
There are drain holes at both front corners of...

There are drain holes at both front corners of the sunroof. If you pour water in these holes, it should run out into the rocker panels behind the front wheels. Sometimes the tubing connected to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 341
Posted By johnstern
Don't do the Vanos again. Besian seals are good...

Don't do the Vanos again. Besian seals are good for the life of the car.

Redo the VCG carefully and be sure to replace all the rubber grommets. If you don't, there won't be enough pressure to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 562
Posted By johnstern
Have you checked the fuses in the e-box located...

Have you checked the fuses in the e-box located under the passenger side cabin air filter assembly?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By johnstern
I think you might have some luck calling a wheel...

I think you might have some luck calling a wheel repair place like the Wheel Collision Center (1-800-292-7467), Rim Pro (888-274-6776), New Wheel (800-486-0931).

Don't expect a bargain. I lost a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,303
Posted By johnstern
This code reminds me of, and is very similar to...

This code reminds me of, and is very similar to P1192 and P1193 for the M54 engine. Some people threw all kinds of parts at the code to absolutely no avail. It turned out that the code was caused...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 468
Posted By johnstern
I believe they are 10mm brake line. ...

I believe they are 10mm brake line.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DP53-USA-07-1999-E39-BMW-528i&diagId=34_0952

This is a link to a realoem diagram of the rear brake lines for my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 468
Posted By johnstern
Don't misunderstand-you can't replace brake lines...

Don't misunderstand-you can't replace brake lines with rubber. It is fine to replace short pieces of fuel line with rubber but make sure it is fuel injection line. Not something else that may be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 468
Posted By johnstern
That's OK. No problem. The pictured brake lines...

That's OK. No problem. The pictured brake lines look dangerous.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 468
Posted By johnstern
First of all there are no fuel lines on the right...

First of all there are no fuel lines on the right side of the car.

If you go to www.realoem.com, put the last 7 digits of the vin # in the appropriate box and look at the brake section, you will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By johnstern
The easiest way to test the IAT sensor is to use...

The easiest way to test the IAT sensor is to use your scanner to read it's alue in the AM before startup. The reading should be the same as the ambient temp at that time.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By johnstern
This is not going to help you much but I'll tell...

This is not going to help you much but I'll tell you anyway.

If you go to www.realoem.com and enter your new part number into the "part number application search" you will find that your new part...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,827
Posted By johnstern
If you're talking about Deoxit, Amazon sells it. ...

If you're talking about Deoxit, Amazon sells it.

http://www.amazon.com/Hosa-Cable-Deoxit-Contact-Cleaner/dp/B00006LVEU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439842716&sr=8-1&keywords=Deoxit
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By johnstern
With all due respect, Jake, it is your job to...

With all due respect, Jake, it is your job to lookup the meanings for all of your codes. That is how you'll get a response. Google is your friend-"BMW E39 fault code -----"
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,827
Posted By johnstern
Fuel pressure gauges are inexpensive. Make sure...

Fuel pressure gauges are inexpensive. Make sure you buy one with a schrader valve fitting so you can just attach it to your fuel rail with no problems.

There is a fantastic electric spray cleaner...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,827
Posted By johnstern
I am not a believer in unplugging the MAF for...

I am not a believer in unplugging the MAF for diagnosis as the DME simply resorts to predetermined parameters and you really don't know what your MAF is doing.

It could be that your MAF is over...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By johnstern
Replace fuel filter. IMO sounds like this...

Replace fuel filter.

IMO sounds like this car received no maintenance in the past. Perhaps a 60K service should be done-all fluids, spark plugs, all filters that haven't been replaced by you, etc.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By johnstern
If it's not e-box fuse (s) or forgotten...

If it's not e-box fuse (s) or forgotten connectors, +1 for poolman's suggestion of washed down cylinder walls. If you want to go through the trouble of making sure you have spark, go ahead but it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,827
Posted By johnstern
I'm assuming that your bank 2 number of 7.0 is a...

I'm assuming that your bank 2 number of 7.0 is a typo and should be -7.0, similar to your -6.3 for bank 1. But I'm not sure if these are long or short term fuel trim numbers. If they are LTFT you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 951
Posted By johnstern
I know I'm late to this thread but IMHO OP, it is...

I know I'm late to this thread but IMHO OP, it is time to replace the fuse box under the passenger seat. There should be a nice clean replacement available on eBay or on www.car-part.com. Chasing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,514
Posted By johnstern
Besides all that has been said about the high...

Besides all that has been said about the high price (and I believe it is highly priced) the mileage tells me that this car is due for some expensive maintenance items-cooling system overhaul, spark...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By johnstern
What are your fault codes? You need to buy...

What are your fault codes? You need to buy quality parts from quality suppliers.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By johnstern
Replace key battery and see what happens

Replace key battery and see what happens
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,234
Posted By johnstern
mzm-I support you 100% in your efforts to restore...

mzm-I support you 100% in your efforts to restore your car to it's former 2003 540 M Sport glory provided you like the car and are really dedicated to the process. If you are, follow Bob's advice...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By johnstern
So I'm assuming you mean the starter turns the...

So I'm assuming you mean the starter turns the engine over but the engine won't start.

I'd have to guess (not being with the car) that your flood of coolant caused a short and a fuse blew. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By johnstern
Thanks guys. I appreciate the acknowledgement &...

Thanks guys. I appreciate the acknowledgement & support. There are definitely a few that use advice to solve their problem. I guess I've run into a bunch lately that simply disappear after you've...
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