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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By chiefwej
It is in fact, a simple resistance circuit. An...

It is in fact, a simple resistance circuit. An open circuit should read -40 and a dead short 140. You should be looking for a break in the wiring or the sensor itself could be defective. If you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-01-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 610
Posted By chiefwej
Cheapest gas I can buy is Top Tier gas. How can...

Cheapest gas I can buy is Top Tier gas. How can you not use it. Just fill up at your local Costco.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By chiefwej
Even though the E39 is old enough to be a...

Even though the E39 is old enough to be a teenager, it still looks pretty sleek and modern when compared to the ugly car they are pitching in the ad. I can't figure the mentally of the advertising...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By chiefwej
If you can hear a very soft click it may be tha...

If you can hear a very soft click it may be tha actuator, a louder more normal sound, but not releasing is likely a broken spring, no sound likely the wiring. That is assuming other remote locking...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 748
Posted By chiefwej
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n176/chiefwej/n...

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n176/chiefwej/new%20grill/100_0405.jpgIf you look carefully you can see the ducts through the outer portion of the grill. On the M5 grill that portion is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 748
Posted By chiefwej
There are no brake ducts on the M5 nor even...

There are no brake ducts on the M5 nor even openings in the M5 style bumper. The M-tech bumper (as installed on the 03 M-tech cars) has an open grill that feeds air into ducts to cool the brakes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,551
Posted By chiefwej
My point is, not many courts (or poeple for that...

My point is, not many courts (or poeple for that matter) will consider a transmission failure on a car that is 15 or 20 years old, somehow still the responsibility of the original manufacturer,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,551
Posted By chiefwej
A car that is between 13 and 20 years old with...

A car that is between 13 and 20 years old with over 100,000 miles on it, can be expected to have problems. Anything that fails then, has already lasted a lifetime. Did you really think lifetime...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By chiefwej
There are OE parts (original equipment), which...

There are OE parts (original equipment), which are what was originally installed on the car and will carry the BMW trademark.
OEM parts (original equipment manufacturer) are made by an original...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 107,551
Posted By chiefwej
On sale for $22, when I was in there today. You...

On sale for $22, when I was in there today. You can't beat that price for a LL-01 rated oil.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By chiefwej
Replace radiator. While you are in there, replace...

Replace radiator. While you are in there, replace the rest of the cooling system.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,556
Posted By chiefwej
Don't you love how those with 6 cylinder E39 cars...

Don't you love how those with 6 cylinder E39 cars say how much better the rack an pinion steering and how bad the extra weight of the V8 is to the handling. Yet somehow this criticism is always...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 635
Posted By chiefwej
I would buy two 20 oz Techron and put one in each...

I would buy two 20 oz Techron and put one in each of my next two fill ups. Two tanks of gas laced with Techron may make a difference. Once you have this cleaned up, if you always use Top Tier gas...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 635
Posted By chiefwej
Techron has worked for a number of forum members....

Techron has worked for a number of forum members. It may take a couple doses, and make sure you use full strength Techron not the fuel system cleaner "with Techron".
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By chiefwej
I have an 03 and when I recently had a new garage...

I have an 03 and when I recently had a new garage door opener installed, I was surprised to learn that the opener in the car wouldn't work with it. I had to add an additional repeater/translator in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 107,551
Posted By chiefwej
Look on the label...does it say "BMW...

Look on the label...does it say "BMW LL01"?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,302
Posted By chiefwej
The Evans works exactly as advertised. To empty...

The Evans works exactly as advertised. To empty the system I drained the radiator, pulled both block drains then blew it out with air.. Then pulled the lower radiator hose, set the heater on high...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,302
Posted By chiefwej
The cooling system on the 6s seem to last longer...

The cooling system on the 6s seem to last longer than V8, but the result of a single overheat is much more likely to be fatal to a 6 vs the V8s.

My first radiator failure came at 40k miles. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By chiefwej
I just use an AUX input and Siri cahanges tracks...

I just use an AUX input and Siri cahanges tracks for me hands free. Pretty simple but it works. With a decent phone holder it also gives me a hands free navigation system.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,155
Posted By chiefwej
The short answer, based on the way the question...

The short answer, based on the way the question is phrased is NO. DIY doesn't always pay off. It depends on several factors. How complex is the repair? Your skill level as a mechanic. Tools,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 107,551
Posted By chiefwej
Many of the "synthetic" oils in the US market are...

Many of the "synthetic" oils in the US market are actually hydrocracked Dino oil. Castrol sued several years ago and was able to get the definition of "synthetic" oil to include those oils in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
Posted By chiefwej
With the design of the cap the O-ring seals it...

With the design of the cap the O-ring seals it before the cap it tight. It only needs to be tight enough to prevent vibration from loosening it, and on the V8 that's not even likely since it's not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By chiefwej
Original radiator failed (crack in upper hose...

Original radiator failed (crack in upper hose neck) at 40k. I replaced with Behr (made in SA). One week later it was leaking along the side tank gasket on the driver's side. Replaced it with another...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,303
Posted By chiefwej
Doesn't anyone here have a car that has any...

Doesn't anyone here have a car that has any balls? All sissy cars?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By chiefwej
Make very sure that you do NOT turn on the...

Make very sure that you do NOT turn on the ignition after you disconnect the seat wiring, or you will get an airbag warning that can't be cleared with most OBD readers. It takes a special reset tool....
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