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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
Posted By arucano
A manifold failure / leak is a highly unusual...

A manifold failure / leak is a highly unusual failure. Have you seen where it failed? Are you sure it is not a vacuum leak in one of the hoses that is causing the problem. If the manifold has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By arucano
[/QUOTE] I have the m bumper with the 9006 bulbs...

[/QUOTE] I have the m bumper with the 9006 bulbs and I have converted. I went with the ddmtuning 55w 6000k HIDs. I have had them in there for around 3 years or so and I haven't had any...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By arucano
This is the criptic version of "verificar...

This is the criptic version of "verificar pastillas de freno" translated means "verify the brake pads".
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By arucano
Congratulation, you have successfully completed...

Congratulation, you have successfully completed your break in period......

Im at 150K and going strong.....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By arucano
There are several posts on mounting Valentine 1...

There are several posts on mounting Valentine 1 detectors tapping in at th overhead console. A quick search will find them (I have it that way..)

Regards
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,797
Posted By arucano
My wife had a '97 Infinity Q45. Outside of...

My wife had a '97 Infinity Q45. Outside of normal wear items, the alternator, the valve cover gasketss and the power steering hose assembly were the only failures we had in 190K miles. My '03 has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By arucano
Could be some water/condensate in your tank.

Could be some water/condensate in your tank.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By arucano
Road trip to BMW O'fest

I wil be driving up to Road America from Houston for the BMW October fest in mid August.

I am open to suggestions of places to visit / see on the trip up there?
The trip back will be via New...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,973
Posted By arucano
The staggered rims will cause more understreer...

The staggered rims will cause more understreer (plowing). The 530 sport handles better with non staggered wheels. The handling is a slight understeer. The handling degradation with the staggered...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By arucano
Camshaft Sensor P0365 Com position sensor...

Camshaft Sensor P0365
Com position sensor needs replacement
Misfire Cylinder 1 caused by low fuel P1343
CHECK FUEL INJECTOR
or Ignition Coil Power Output Stage 2 Short to Ground...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 24,799
Posted By arucano
I changed my CCV valve at 100K while I was doing...

I changed my CCV valve at 100K while I was doing the valve cover gasket, plugs, belts and tentioners. The CCV was completely clean and fully functional however. I found no sludge after taking it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,508
Posted By arucano
The 171 and 174 code combined with the 313 means...

The 171 and 174 code combined with the 313 means you almost ran out of gas and ran lean. Dont ask me how I know...

Regards
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 54,739
Posted By arucano
I would strongly suggest you get the code read...

I would strongly suggest you get the code read before you start trying other / all options. You can read the cam pulses from the connector using a scope, but you cannot tell whether they are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,189
Posted By arucano
Although I have not had the fan explode, on my...

Although I have not had the fan explode, on my '97, I founf two of the blades with cracks at the root of the blade when I went to change the fan clutch. If I had not notices the noise when my son...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-01-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By arucano
I own both an 2005 audi A8L quatro and '03...

I own both an 2005 audi A8L quatro and '03 530I/5sp. In poor road conditions such as snow or heavy rain, the Audi wins hands down. Comfort in the audi is great. The 530I is more fun to drive. Two...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By arucano
If you use a thread chaser, be sure to put some...

If you use a thread chaser, be sure to put some heavy grease in the flutes so the chips do not drop into the cylinder.

Good luck

Chet
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,575
Posted By arucano
you do not have to remove the fan. You can work...

you do not have to remove the fan. You can work the belt around the fan and then loop it though its routing. From what I remember, you have to remove the AC compressor belt to replace the main...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-25-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By arucano
The symplest is the PEAKE reader (~ $150), BMW...

The symplest is the PEAKE reader (~ $150), BMW specific for engine diagnostics). I also have an ISO interphace from scantool.net that I can use with my laptop. This is more universal, but gives...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-23-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By arucano
Is your tracktion / stability control light...

Is your tracktion / stability control light flashing when you feen this hopping? If so, turn it off and see if it continues to have the same symptoms. If the light is flashing, it is trying to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By arucano
If the compression is OK, check the following: ...

If the compression is OK, check the following:
Change the plug in 4 if you have not already done so.
Swap the coil from #4 to #1 cylinder and see if the problem moves with the coil. If so, bad...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By arucano
Have a look at this one. ...

Have a look at this one.

http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/1296988504.html

I have seen it. It is in great condition for a good price.

Good luck

Chet
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2009, 06:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,365
Posted By arucano
There is an internal ultrasonic motion sensor...

There is an internal ultrasonic motion sensor that can be disables by pressing the lock button twice.

Regards
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 20,657
Posted By arucano
Check your fuel pressure. If it is the lack of...

Check your fuel pressure. If it is the lack of fuel pressure, it should also give you a "lean" code though. Could be a plugged fuel filter as well. Multiple misfire without any other code is rear....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By arucano
Check the sensor before diving ionto your ABS /...

Check the sensor before diving ionto your ABS / DSC system. The wheel speed pickups go bad mode often than the ABS module and are much cheaper to fix. The vortex seperator is the oil knock-out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,350
Posted By arucano
make sure you check for air leaks downstreem of...

make sure you check for air leaks downstreem of the mass flow sensor before you fork out the money for an ICV valve.

Regards

Chet
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