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Forum: Performance 06-09-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,044
Posted By robmwallace
How does it sound? I'm definitely interested ...

How does it sound? I'm definitely interested


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Forum: Wheels and Tires 11-09-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,056
Posted By robmwallace
are these rims still available?

are these rims still available?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By robmwallace
So I got the car back from the tech and he found...

So I got the car back from the tech and he found nothing wrong with the cooling system including the thermostat and cap! I'm thinking that maybe there was too much coolant in the system and it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By robmwallace
thanks for the input! i'll pass it on to my...

thanks for the input! i'll pass it on to my mechanic. the pressure test was performed at operating temperature then it was left on for 3 hours!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By robmwallace
Interesting cooling issue

has anyone had this problem: the car is leaking some coolant but when put under a pressure test there are no leaks in the hoses, radiatior, expansion tank, the valley pan and gaskets are not leaking....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,803
Posted By robmwallace
The condenser drains are clogged, they are...

The condenser drains are clogged, they are located on either side of the transmission. Just use high pressure air to blow them out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,099
Posted By robmwallace
As previously stated Dinan software only really...

As previously stated Dinan software only really works with Dinan hardware, what a suprise right! I would also recommend spending your money in the suspension and cooling until you can afford to do...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,573
Posted By robmwallace
the strangest comment i ever got was from a...

the strangest comment i ever got was from a former friend of mine from college who thinks he knows everything but in fact knows nothing! Nathan had bought a 2004 base model 325i and told me " that my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By robmwallace
Well i bleed the cooling system this afternoon...

Well i bleed the cooling system this afternoon and no issues so far. I ran the car sunday and today without any fluctuations in the temperature gauge. Hopefully this issue is resolved.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By robmwallace
Well thanks for the info guys. I'm actually going...

Well thanks for the info guys. I'm actually going to flush the system and inspect/replace the thermostat on monday. then we'll see if the issue is resolved!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By robmwallace
Strange Overheating issue

Today I encountered a strange overheating issue. While the car was idling the temperature gauge went up to red so I immediatly shut the car off. I inspected the engine and there was no coolant...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,182
Posted By robmwallace
my 540 was giving these codes because of a torn...

my 540 was giving these codes because of a torn ccv. when you get both 0171 & 0174 at the same time it means there's a vaccum leak. those codes are for too lean in both banks. your car most likely...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2010, 05:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,461
Posted By robmwallace
a good indie should be able to replace your ccv...

a good indie should be able to replace your ccv in about a half hour to an hour. the price should be around $300-350. anything more just walk away and keep looking or DIY! good luck.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 68,215
Posted By robmwallace
Lubro Molly in the gear box and differential,...

Lubro Molly in the gear box and differential, Royal Purple in the crankcase.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,432
Posted By robmwallace
i had the same codes but my problem turned out to...

i had the same codes but my problem turned out to be a torn ccv. glad to hear your 540it is back running okay! these codes can be stressful! did you research/consider a zionsville cooling system?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By robmwallace
Just an update on the 540i

so it's been awhile since i've posted anything! so for the past few months i've been chasing a vaccum leak. codes 0174 and 0171 for too lean both banks. it wasn't the maf but in fact turned out to be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,292
Posted By robmwallace
What a shame to see an Imola Red M5 neglected...

What a shame to see an Imola Red M5 neglected like that! I bet it has some internal issues just waiting to explode on the poor guy who buys it!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,068
Posted By robmwallace
I got code P0102 for MAF low voltage along with...

I got code P0102 for MAF low voltage along with P0171 and P0174 for too lean. I'm now suspecting a faulty MAF. The ses light comes on intermittently but with the same codes. I cleaned the MAF and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,068
Posted By robmwallace
I've been having the same issue and I'm...

I've been having the same issue and I'm suspecting a vaccum leak. I also added some seafoam to my gas tank and I'm suspecting this may be another cause.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,374
Posted By robmwallace
7-8k miles with Royal Purple 5w-30 and a BMW oil...

7-8k miles with Royal Purple 5w-30 and a BMW oil filter (Mann). My oil comes out almost as clean as when i put it in.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By robmwallace
I appreciate the heads up! I was unaware of the...

I appreciate the heads up! I was unaware of the location of all the fuse boxes! automotive electrical was never my strong suit! I wish i could have gotten some pictures of the fuse box to see the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By robmwallace
So this problem has been resolved and it was not...

So this problem has been resolved and it was not the usual issues that are everywhere on this forum. I had the car towed to DBMW in Jacksonville Beach, thanks George for the recommendation Tony was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By robmwallace
540 won't start

ok i'm officially stumped on this one! so my car started fine yesterday but when i got home and went to start it again, nothing. i checked the battery and i have 13-14V. i had a friend try and jump...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,325
Posted By robmwallace
damn europeans are always getting the good toys!

damn europeans are always getting the good toys!
Forum: Motorsports, Racing & Track 03-03-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,508
Posted By robmwallace
yea your car does look nice! thanks for the...

yea your car does look nice! thanks for the compliment. i got a two day pass for friday and saturday, this will be my first time at sebring. i just went to the 24 hours of daytona and watched the...
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