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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 502
Posted By JimLev
A short would burn out a fuse (none in the...

A short would burn out a fuse (none in the external lights) or blow a fuse.
What voltage is present at the bulbs, at the battery, when the engine is running.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By JimLev
These engines do make a "rattle" when idling at...

These engines do make a "rattle" when idling at 500 RPM. Turn on the AC so the idle goes up to 700, is the rattle still there?
Your code is for the vanos Solenoid, why not just replace it, clear the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,258
Posted By JimLev
Follow the big flex hose that's on the secondary...

Follow the big flex hose that's on the secondary air valve. That will lead you to the pump.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By JimLev
Actually I had Raisin Bran for breakfast, it's...

Actually I had Raisin Bran for breakfast, it's easier to chew than the motor mounts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,258
Posted By JimLev
Where did they tell you it was located? It...

Where did they tell you it was located?
It should be behind the pass side fog light. Have you looked there?
Are you sure the previous owner didn't remove it?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By JimLev
Use what Stück on Bimmerforums told you.

Use what Stück on Bimmerforums told you.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By JimLev
If you can remove the bumper and take it to a...

If you can remove the bumper and take it to a body shop you'll get a better paint job than leaving it on the car.
I've painted 5-6 bumpers, a fender, motorcycle, etc.
If it was a new bumper that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By JimLev
Took mine out today, it's the front holes.

Took mine out today, it's the front holes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2016, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By JimLev
DSP or Non DSP amp? Do you have 12 volts at the...

DSP or Non DSP amp?
Do you have 12 volts at the amp and at the amp turn on wire when you turn the radio on?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2016, 03:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By JimLev
Depending on how many miles you have on the car...

Depending on how many miles you have on the car you may want to replace the main chain.
I believe some peeps have been able to change the guides without retiming the motor, do you feel lucky?
You'd...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 884
Posted By JimLev
Hi Bob, hope you've been OK. Dangerzone,...

Hi Bob, hope you've been OK.

Dangerzone, some peeps get a long piece of scrap angle iron, cut a 1/2 circle in the end, drill a few holes in it and bolt it to the crank (after removing the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,159
Posted By JimLev
You might want to look at the ICV valve again.

You might want to look at the ICV valve again.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 28,186
Posted By JimLev
Hi Bob and you other guys. Hope you all have a...

Hi Bob and you other guys.
Hope you all have a nice Christmas and New Years.

Not to long ago I replaced the M5 sway bars with the Eibach 28mm (front) and 18mm (rear) bars.
Do it, you'll love...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By JimLev
That was only suppose to be a problem on the '00...

That was only suppose to be a problem on the '00 and maybe the '01 M5's.
There is a software download that will ignore that.
Those ports are only used for less than 2 min when you start a cold...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By JimLev
You should have a 16" fan and a controller. Lots...

You should have a 16" fan and a controller. Lots of us have installed electric fans, they work great and are much quieter than the mechanical fan.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By JimLev
If you're not getting a knock sensor code there's...

If you're not getting a knock sensor code there's nothing wrong with them.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By JimLev
Nice to see my wiring chart is being used. ...

Nice to see my wiring chart is being used.
Those colors you specified are the rear woofer outputs from the amp to the rear woofers in the parcel shelf.
I didn't use a LOC in my system, didn't need...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 598
Posted By JimLev
Don't cheap out get a whole set, you'll...

Don't cheap out get a whole set, you'll eventually need them.
They aren't that expensive, get a 20% off coupon.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By JimLev
Andreas, how ya been? Al lot of the guys over...

Andreas, how ya been?
Al lot of the guys over on bimmerforums have been going to TTFS in Crofton, MD for tunes.
http://www.tuningtechfs.com/

And for remote tunes.........
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By JimLev
You'd need custom mounting brackets. The calipers...

You'd need custom mounting brackets. The calipers are probably too small unless the Saab rotors are the same diameter, probably not as the Saab is a lighter car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 634
Posted By JimLev
Have you ever cleaned the idle air valve? I'd do...

Have you ever cleaned the idle air valve? I'd do that regardless of what the code says your problem is.
It's at the top of the intake air boot that goes to the throttle body.
Write down what the P...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By JimLev
There are 2 pins on the side of the radiator that...

There are 2 pins on the side of the radiator that fit into rubber blocks, they get inserted into pockets on the side of the plastic frame about 2/3's of the way down.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-27-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By JimLev
Lube the o-ring in the push on connector then...

Lube the o-ring in the push on connector then push harder.
Yes, the clip is what holds it on.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-27-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By JimLev
They don't always read continuity. No oil in it...

They don't always read continuity. No oil in it doesn't matter, just rotate in inner part all the way CCV until it stops.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-27-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By JimLev
Hope it has a long warranty. An S4 out of...

Hope it has a long warranty. An S4 out of warranty is $$$$$$.
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