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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By Quackers
Broken internals in the cat sound like that, but...

Broken internals in the cat sound like that, but you can often hear it when revving the car in neutral at standstill.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,239
Posted By Quackers
I would be looking at pad backs first. Some new...

I would be looking at pad backs first. Some new pads come with a thin wafer that goes behind the pad and some pads don't. Either way the backs of the pads (or the shims) should be covered with a thin...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,073
Posted By Quackers
They're more than reasonable readings :-) Quite...

They're more than reasonable readings :-) Quite even and quite high I sould say.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Quackers
Have the codes read. Is there one for a cam...

Have the codes read. Is there one for a cam position sensor?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,116
Posted By Quackers
It's a risk buying any used car without its...

It's a risk buying any used car without its service history.
The previous owner of my car is known to me (he had it only 18 months) and he spent nothing on the car at all.

AnotherGeezer, I killed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,116
Posted By Quackers
A lot of scaremongering seems to be spouted on...

A lot of scaremongering seems to be spouted on this forum from time to time, imho.
I have a 97 540 which I bought just over 3 years ago and it had 110k miles on it when I bought it.
Since then I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,212
Posted By Quackers
Ok, it's not that then :-) The siren, which is...

Ok, it's not that then :-)
The siren, which is in the driver's side rear wheel arch (on UK models) behind the plastic liner, has a rechargable battery in it. When that battery stops charging, or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,212
Posted By Quackers
Are you locking the car with the alarm set button...

Are you locking the car with the alarm set button on the key and then unlocking the car by using the key in the door - or vice versa?
That sets the alarm off on mine every time. (I'm old so I forget...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By Quackers
Aren't the bodies galvanized steel? As far as I'm...

Aren't the bodies galvanized steel? As far as I'm aware rust should be limited to the odd spot where the galvanizing has been damaged.
See if both horns are working - one may be dead, or rusted.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 235,673
Posted By Quackers
Confused? I am amazed that you can find anything...

Confused? I am amazed that you can find anything with the amount of links you must keep. What do you do with it all? You must have a serious filing system :-)

For PA Soft 1.3.6 users there is this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 235,673
Posted By Quackers
Shouldn't MODIS be MODIC - a forerunner to GT1 I...

Shouldn't MODIS be MODIC - a forerunner to GT1 I believe (used by main dealers some time ago)?

There's also PA soft BMW scanner.
It reads and resets most fault codes (inc. airbag) but its codes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 40,874
Posted By Quackers
My point is that peak torque can be tuned to a...

My point is that peak torque can be tuned to a degree by the specs of the headers. Plenty on google about it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 40,874
Posted By Quackers
The pressure pulse that is bounced back to the...

The pressure pulse that is bounced back to the valve port is low pressure, which, if timed correctly will help the cylinder to purge exhaust gases, leaving all the available space for the next influx...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,103
Posted By Quackers
It may be good to know if the scanner can...

It may be good to know if the scanner can communicate with the DME. That might rule out a DME problem.
It's hard to think what may be at fault.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,103
Posted By Quackers
Are there no codes stored at all?

Are there no codes stored at all?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,103
Posted By Quackers
Have you tried disconnecting the battery for 10...

Have you tried disconnecting the battery for 10 minutes to reset things?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,103
Posted By Quackers
Scan the codes. Crankshaft sensor (rather than...

Scan the codes. Crankshaft sensor (rather than camshaft sensor) can cause no starting, but so can several other things.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 40,874
Posted By Quackers
Going back to my biking days, changing the...

Going back to my biking days, changing the "headers" as you call them in the States can have a big impact on low down grunt in a 4 stroke engine. Back-pressure and exhaust scavenging is affected by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By Quackers
You're welcome :) (If I'm right!)

You're welcome :) (If I'm right!)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By Quackers
Not sure but I think the fronts are fixed - no...

Not sure but I think the fronts are fixed - no adjustments at all, which would lead me to believe that there are no cams.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By Quackers
Is there any oil left in the engine?

Is there any oil left in the engine?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 40,874
Posted By Quackers
Idle raises by about 150 - 200 rpm iirc as soon...

Idle raises by about 150 - 200 rpm iirc as soon as the A/C compressor is fired up. I suspect it may stall otherwise.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 40,874
Posted By Quackers
I wouldn't be at all surprised ;) There's...

I wouldn't be at all surprised ;)
There's plenty of time for the details. Just run it for a while :)

Can S/C noise be quietened down? Put it in a box? :p
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By Quackers
Interesting, thanks again :-) I've just come...

Interesting, thanks again :-)
I've just come back from my 420 miles round trip and still no brake wear lights :-)
I'll inspect those pins this weekend!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,342
Posted By Quackers
Bluebee, are those mushrooms or garlic bulbs...

Bluebee, are those mushrooms or garlic bulbs growing on your battery?
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