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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Aussie528iT
I'm afraid I can't help with the MAF issue....

I'm afraid I can't help with the MAF issue. Cleaning the MAF shouldn't really be necessary as it uses a "self cleaning" heated wire to measure air flow. Unless you have something like a K&N oiled...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Aussie528iT
Your 2000 528i is fly by wire. The throttle cable...

Your 2000 528i is fly by wire. The throttle cable is needed for the M52TU engine because the pedal position sensor is part of the throttle body, not at the pedal as in the later M54 engine. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 319
Posted By Aussie528iT
I found this temp info in a Volkswagon Audi Group...

I found this temp info in a Volkswagon Audi Group (VAG) pdf for their O1V transmission. This is VAG speak for the ZF 5HP19 as used in fwd or awd configuration.

The torque convertor clutch does not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-07-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Aussie528iT
Did you do the "cold rev" bit? This is the most...

Did you do the "cold rev" bit? This is the most important part of the whole bleeding process. Without doing this you can't be absolutely certain you have flushed all the air out of the heater cores....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Aussie528iT
A couple of things. You probably have air...

A couple of things.

You probably have air still in the system as it hasn't been bled properly.

Bleeding the system MUST be done cold with the ign ON but engine not running.
Heater on max temp...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By Aussie528iT
Most likely one of the 4 gas struts has popped...

Most likely one of the 4 gas struts has popped off the inner ball joint connection. All 4 struts act together when you open the tailgate assembly. Only 2 act when you open the tailgate window.
I had...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By Aussie528iT
It can also be caused by slight surface rust on...

It can also be caused by slight surface rust on the disc. If its been raining or you have washed the car surface rust can form on the disc. Mine does it occasionally. The first brake application...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,393
Posted By Aussie528iT
8mm = 5/16" Its time you guys converted to...

8mm = 5/16"
Its time you guys converted to metric.
Downunder did it back in the 1970s-1980s.

RonR
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,624
Posted By Aussie528iT
You can find the WDS here. ...

You can find the WDS here.

http://www.bmw-planet.com/diagrams/

IIRC I had to update Java to get it to run under windows 8.1. I couldn't get it to run properly at first.
Others with IT skills...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By Aussie528iT
Poolman, Metric O rings are sized using the...

Poolman,

Metric O rings are sized using the ID (inside diameter) and cross-sectional diameter. So a 7x3 mm O ring will have an OD (outer diameter) of 13 mm (7+6(3x2)). If you look up sizes in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By Aussie528iT
Realoem.com is your friend. 7x3 mm RonR...

Realoem.com is your friend.

7x3 mm

RonR
99 528iT M52TU
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Aussie528iT
I use Pelican Parts. US prices are approx 25-35%...

I use Pelican Parts. US prices are approx 25-35% of prices in OZ. Even with shipping costs added in they are about 40% of prices in OZ.
They are reliable and ship to OZ with no hassles.
US post...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Aussie528iT
If it's a touring the bushes are fluid filled...

If it's a touring the bushes are fluid filled with internal damping. Solid ones are available - Meyle?
If it's a sedan they are just rubber bushes. No fluid filling.

RonR
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By Aussie528iT
On the I6 when you look in the oil filler cap...

On the I6 when you look in the oil filler cap hole what you see at the bottom is the plastic cover over the inlet cam. If the oil filler cap is left off you will still get some oil loss but the inlet...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By Aussie528iT
It doesn't look like the steering rack is...

It doesn't look like the steering rack is leaking. There should be no grease or fluid inside the rack end boots. The LH side (drivers side in your case) looks as though it has had some work done on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Aussie528iT
There is a difference between the I6 and V8 front...

There is a difference between the I6 and V8 front subframes and the arrangement of the control arms is different.
In the I6 the control arm that goes forward to the front of the subframe is referred...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Aussie528iT
Tension strut/arm bushing is No 5 here. ...

Tension strut/arm bushing is No 5 here.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DT43&mospid=47584&btnr=31_0617&hg=31&fg=05

The price is BMW dealer price but available cheaper from other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Aussie528iT
Your car doesn't have D-CAN. This only applies to...

Your car doesn't have D-CAN. This only applies to cars built after the E39. It is a high speed data link, IIRC 500kb/sec vs 100kb/sec for the K-Line data link. It seems that all the entertainment...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Aussie528iT
There are 2 things you need to consider: 1/....

There are 2 things you need to consider:

1/. The 528i M52TU is a LEV (Low emission vehicle)
The 525i M54 is a ULEV (Ultra low emission vehicle)

2/. The M52TU 528 is 2.8 litres
The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,950
Posted By Aussie528iT
You need NCS/NCS Expert software (usually comes...

You need NCS/NCS Expert software (usually comes as part of INPA BMW diagnostic software) or similar set up on a laptop. Go to the coding and programming forum on Bimmerfest for lots of info. Being an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By Aussie528iT
Keeping the car is determined by: 1. Accident...

Keeping the car is determined by:
1. Accident damage that is uneconomical to repair.
Anything other than minor damage, crumpled guard etc, will be deemed uneconomical to repair by insurance...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Aussie528iT
Try here? About 3/4 down the page. ...

Try here?
About 3/4 down the page.
http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/0356/BMW_0356_WATRAD_pg1.htm

Part No: 17-11-0-419-132 on Pelican Parts page above but can't be found on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,697
Posted By Aussie528iT
For a 1999 528i with the M52TU engine the cruise...

For a 1999 528i with the M52TU engine the cruise control is driven by the average speed from the 2 front wheel speed sensors. There is no separate actuator. Its all done via the stepper motor in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 24,629
Posted By Aussie528iT
RE FPR vacuum tube. As far as I know the small...

RE FPR vacuum tube.
As far as I know the small diameter tube connecting to the FPR isn't to regulate fuel pressure, this is done by a spring inside the FPR. The tube is to route any fuel leakage...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 76,162
Posted By Aussie528iT
I don't know if this has been suggested before as...

I don't know if this has been suggested before as I haven't combed through all the posts but it may help.

The simplest way to avoid the smell is to always have the A/C on and don't park the car...
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