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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 33,567
Posted By Dnormand
Loosen Strut Bold

Why didn't you just loosen the strut bolt?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 33,567
Posted By Dnormand
2001 E39 Wheel Bearing

I just competed my passenger side front wheel bearing replacement. It was so bad it sounded like I was driving on studded snow tires.

The image below explains the process I used to remove the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-12-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By Dnormand
Thanks Bluebee. The IC that I have in my 2001...

Thanks Bluebee. The IC that I have in my 2001 525i does not have the bulb slots as indicated in your photo. They must have updated/changed the format on the newer models?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By Dnormand
There is no bulb behind the CEL. It is a board...

There is no bulb behind the CEL. It is a board level LED but thankfully that was not the problem.

Thanks for help.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By Dnormand
Thank you for the help with this issue. If I...

Thank you for the help with this issue. If I could have the guy that I bought the car from in front of me right now I would strangle him. It turns out that my CEL was working just fine. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By Dnormand
Thanks brother. Will give it a go.

Thanks brother. Will give it a go.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By Dnormand
There are no more codes and CA is becoming a real...

There are no more codes and CA is becoming a real pain. The place I used to get my car smogged will not pass it now because the light will not come on even though it does not have any codes.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By Dnormand
Yes it was but my was actually totally separated....

Yes it was but my was actually totally separated. Your right the new hose had a 45 degree connection.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By Dnormand
OK the good news is I purchased a code scanner...

OK the good news is I purchased a code scanner and all of the codes that were there before are gone after replacing my CCV. I was getting P0300,0313,1350,1345,1359,0174 - all gone now.

With...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By Dnormand
Hi Ed, No it does not light up at all Pos 1...

Hi Ed,

No it does not light up at all Pos 1 or Pos 2. Also, it appears as though non of the readouts are dim or out. Not sure what you mean by IIRC or CEL?

Should I still look to replace...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,102
Posted By Dnormand
20% Reduction in Gas Mileage!! WTF!

After completing the CCV kit replacement my rough idling issues went away but I am seeing a reduction in gas mileage from 22 to 18. Has anyone seen this before?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By Dnormand
No Check Engine Light

I live in CA and every 2 years I have to bring in the car for a smog test. Since I purchased my 2001 525i the check engine light has never functioned. (have never seen it light up even when codes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,102
Posted By Dnormand
Thank you

It turns out that thanks to Bluebee I do not need to attach hose #6 on my M54. Has anyone tried to install this on the M54 and found the valve cover breather hose #2 to be stiff and impossible to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,102
Posted By Dnormand
Oil Separator Small Vacuum Hose

I purchased a CCV kit for my 2001 BMW 525i. Installing it, for a moderately experienced DIYer, was a bit frustrating. I was able to find 3 video segments on Youtube that did a good job of providing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-23-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,489
Posted By Dnormand
I had purchased new tires (less than 3000 miles...

I had purchased new tires (less than 3000 miles on them) and brought them back for rebalancing. I was told that 3 of the 4 were out of balance. You never know if they were not balanced right the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-23-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,489
Posted By Dnormand
I had the same issue. Have a 01' 525i e39 and...

I had the same issue. Have a 01' 525i e39 and the door panel states 33/41 F/R for tire pressure. I just check and followed those recommendations and the vibration was virtually eliminated. Hope...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 09-04-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 654,015
Posted By Dnormand
Completed with ease and solved all of my AC...

Completed with ease and solved all of my AC problems. Thank you.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,608
Posted By Dnormand
Great post. A little dry lubricant spray on the...

Great post. A little dry lubricant spray on the side cable box solved my issue. No more SLAMMING thank you.
Forum: Suspension and Braking 08-30-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,583
Posted By Dnormand
Do you still have the wheel bearings?

Do you still have the wheel bearings?
Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-30-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 654,015
Posted By Dnormand
Thanks for the instructions for this procedure. ...

Thanks for the instructions for this procedure. I have been able to remove the resistor and should have the replacement today form UPS. I have a question that I need assistance. The reason I did...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,556
Posted By Dnormand
2001 525i Final Stage Resistor Removal

Thanks for the help with instructions on removing the final stage resistor. After removing the plug I was able to remove the resistor by laying on my back, bear with here, and using my left hand...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-30-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 216,456
Posted By Dnormand
Smile I found the site 2 years ago for a 1995 525i and...

I found the site 2 years ago for a 1995 525i and it was really helpful. I have since purchased a 2001 525i and are looking for assistance. Looks really helpful and I am looking forward to...
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