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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 129
Posted By edjack
Verify that the ground/earth strap in the spark...

Verify that the ground/earth strap in the spark plug chamber on that bank is tight.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 22
Posted By edjack
You should replace all the hoses. The others will...

You should replace all the hoses. The others will split soon.

You're lucky that the failure was soft. If it had blown open, much coolant would have been lost.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 21
Posted By edjack
Do a Google search. Many years ago, there was a...

Do a Google search. Many years ago, there was a retrofit kit that removed the existing arm rest, and substituted the European arm rest, with a compartment under the hinged arm rest. Not cheap, but a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 22
Posted By edjack
If you remove the engine cover, and crawl into...

If you remove the engine cover, and crawl into the engine compartment, you can just barely see the RR corner of the valley pan. If it's leaking, you should see evidence there.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By edjack
Good judgement call. Sometimes, farming the job...

Good judgement call. Sometimes, farming the job out is the better part of valor.

I'll request your PDF. Thanks for the offer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By edjack
Check prices in your area for an unmolested car....

Check prices in your area for an unmolested car. You will likely get no more, or even less, for yours, unless you can find the right buyer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By edjack
THey don't stretch. They may wear and get longer...

THey don't stretch. They may wear and get longer as a result, and the tensioner takes up the slack. The chain normally outlasts the engine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By edjack
He hasn't reported the voltages.

He hasn't reported the voltages.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 207
Posted By edjack
No. Bleed the system. Then determine the outcome....

No. Bleed the system. Then determine the outcome.

The plugs look VERY bad, trust me.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By edjack
Your measurement says it all.

Your measurement says it all.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 63
Posted By edjack
Don't double-post.

Don't double-post.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 207
Posted By edjack
The plugs are shot. Replace them with NGK...

The plugs are shot. Replace them with NGK BKR6EQUP.

Go here to find the description of the codes: http://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/

Verify that the cooling system is full. Check when...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By edjack
Make sure the cooling system is filled with...

Make sure the cooling system is filled with coolant (50-50 antifreeze and water). Follow the bleed procedure below.

You may be lucky - the V8 (M62) tends to be a little more tolerant of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By edjack
P0600 Serial Communication Link Malfunction ...

P0600 Serial Communication Link Malfunction

P1747 CAN Bus Monitoring

These codes indicate an electrical malfunction.

all the codes went away Does this mean you actually cleared the codes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By edjack
Timing chains simply don't stretch. The problem...

Timing chains simply don't stretch. The problem may be in the tensioner or guide rail.

Does the engine run okay now, after the head rebuild?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By edjack
Battery is almost dead. Needs an overnight...

Battery is almost dead. Needs an overnight charge. A fully-charged battery reads 12.6+. The electronics are very sensitive to battery voltage.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By edjack
No. There have been several upgrades to the sound...

No. There have been several upgrades to the sound system over the years. Even the wiring and cables are different.

Why would you want to do this?

BTW, the MID is just a display device. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By edjack
One way the fan is commanded on is when the A/C...

One way the fan is commanded on is when the A/C system pressure goes beyond the set point. It does not, AFAIK, shut down the A/C. There may very well be a pressure point that does shut it down.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,298
Posted By edjack
Visit the forum on the Beisan Systems web site. ...

Visit the forum on the Beisan Systems web site.

You may need to find a more competent mechanic. Is he a BMW specialist?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By edjack
However, the car must have a current smog cert to...

However, the car must have a current smog cert to be registered, whether the seller or buyer obtains it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By edjack
Remove the lower dash panel for a closer...

Remove the lower dash panel for a closer inspection. Sounds like a pedal problem.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By edjack
Not sure what you're asking. What are the stored...

Not sure what you're asking. What are the stored codes?

There are many hoses that can contribute to a rough idle. Sometimes, a smoke test is required to find them.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By edjack
That link is not working for me. The...

That link is not working for me.

The supplier should provide installation instructions if modificatiopn is required. However, based on the VERY slow web site, and the poor navigation, I'd be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By edjack
Each looks unique, and not interchangeable. You...

Each looks unique, and not interchangeable. You s/b able to find the mates.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By edjack
Thanks for the feedback. Most never bother.

Thanks for the feedback. Most never bother.
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