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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 126
Posted By putitupmike
Tailight installation

I posted a comment about the manual for my 525i base wagon, got a few replies, and am still having issues. The outer socket set up has two bulbs horizontally. The text says that there is one 5 watt...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By putitupmike
57

I suppose that getting proper pressure now that there is no radiator leak, there could be something blown inside the engine. Maybe I was better off... LOL.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By putitupmike
Shop complaint

Based on information forwarded to me my friends on this forum, I have taken on a lot of DIY projects on my 2001 525i... and you all have my thanks. When I found my radiator to be leaking I took it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By putitupmike
Ed

This is from the manual. The lights running vertically on the outboard side show as the fixture appears. The interior portion with lights 2 and 3, actually has what appears to be three light...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By putitupmike
Rear lights

I have my 525i wagon for a year and a left light alert is on my dashboard. I pulled the lights and took my manual out and now have a question. There are two fixtures. One vertical, the other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 46,110
Posted By putitupmike
Jim Con, ordered them from Auto Haus, and I am...

Jim Con, ordered them from Auto Haus, and I am hoping the install is as easy as you say.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 46,110
Posted By putitupmike
On January 15, 2014 the best price I could find...

On January 15, 2014 the best price I could find for the rubber in the San Francisco Bay Area was $25 each.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By putitupmike
Burner

I am not a mechanic, and far from it. I appreciate both your information and patience with me. The shop I go to is a long ways from home, so I did not go back for the proper testing of the MAF. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By putitupmike
170-171

Yes. I hope it's not just a first step and that the O2 Sensors need replacement.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By putitupmike
Hey Burner, yep it was bad. I just bought the...

Hey Burner, yep it was bad. I just bought the correct one...ouch! I took it off about eight months ago and cleaned it using the right solution, so I did go down that road. Now my hopes is that the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By putitupmike
Maf

Is this the right one? W0133-1662937

VDO-Siemens OEM
Stocking Part Number : 11721438814
Air Mass Sensor; Secondary Unit for Emissions Air Pump

It is on AutoHaus, and about 1/3 of what...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By putitupmike
Lol

When I go to EBay a good half of the MAF's which are listed say OEM. They range ifrom Seimen's, to Cardone, to Dorman and in price form $75 to way over $250. Confusion reigns
supreme...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By putitupmike
Every mechanic is picky... MAF replacement

in their own way. It is CA smog time and my service engine light is on. Mechanic says replace the MAF and ONLY buy VOC or you are wasting my time. Thoughts?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By putitupmike
Heya Poolman. just cheap I guess is the way of...

Heya Poolman. just cheap I guess is the way of fixing it myself. That and being used to adjusting carbs. I dont think there is a leak anywhere, could be I suppose but not sure yet how to test for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By putitupmike
E-39, fault code says running lean

I understand that there is a fuel computer module which can be adjusted to stop the excess fuel from getting into my system. Is this an adjustment which requires computer instruments? Can it be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By putitupmike
NGK plugs for a 2001 525i

Is either the NGK BKKGEQUP 3199 or the 7 573 preferable? Will the plug require gapping or is it factory preset? Thanks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,729
Posted By putitupmike
2001 e-39

525i base wagon. Anti seize?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 119
Posted By putitupmike
Spark plug boots

Does anyone have any thought about boots built by Bremi? Karlyn/STI?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By putitupmike
Another good point that not all problems are...

Another good point that not all problems are visual. There are not amny on E Bay, and most look like knock offs. I guess I'll have to go to the dealer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By putitupmike
Well, I am gonna give em a good check. Thanks...

Well, I am gonna give em a good check. Thanks for your note.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By putitupmike
spark plug boots

Hi. I just got new spark plugs in the mail and watched a video on replacing them. Given the potential problems with the spark plug boots, and they not being available locally... should I wait until...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,128
Posted By putitupmike
Ah ha, now you mention the problem I seem to have...

Ah ha, now you mention the problem I seem to have with the OBD2 reader. It always says one thing, you work on that and it leads to another, you get that done and there is another problem. When I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,128
Posted By putitupmike
AH. The check engine light is on. I guess thats...

AH. The check engine light is on. I guess thats a pretty solid indicator. The car starts great, runs real smooth and gets like 30+ on the freeway. I am just trying to run through everything I can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,128
Posted By putitupmike
Thanks for the info AH, some good stuff there. I...

Thanks for the info AH, some good stuff there. I have cleaned the MAF, replaced the air filter and ordered new plugs. I am getting about 10mpg in the City so am just a bit concerned.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,128
Posted By putitupmike
I am thinking of using it in my 2001 BMW 525i...

I am thinking of using it in my 2001 BMW 525i wagon, which is getting crappy mileage. When I had an issue with my smog check a few years ago, and they did a diagnostic on it, the first thing they did...
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