Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 161
Search took 2.26 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: aca84
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By aca84
The image attached should help :) Basically, if...

The image attached should help :) Basically, if your 530i was manufactured from 3/2001, you'll have a ZF gearbox (denoted by the 'Z' ending. GM tranny's end in 'R').
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,305
Posted By aca84
I had a similar issue after having my...

I had a similar issue after having my transmission serviced at an independent specialist. Guys on here suggested an insufficient amount of fluid in the tranny. Sure enough, a secondary service at a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,939
Posted By aca84
This post is probably going to be useful to you: ...

This post is probably going to be useful to you:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4647140&postcount=3

Check the thread also - there may be other important information :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,140
Posted By aca84
Doru, not sure if you've tried this, but worth...

Doru, not sure if you've tried this, but worth exploring if you haven't...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=261604
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,140
Posted By aca84
Hrm, I thought I read a possible solution for...

Hrm, I thought I read a possible solution for this scenario (not starting after moving the car a few yards then shutting down) on this very forum itself just the other day! From memory, it involved...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,616
Posted By aca84
Despite the issues I had with my first service,...

Despite the issues I had with my first service, even with the benefit of hindsight, I'd still have done the service. The three things I'd have done differently is:

1. Used the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2010, 04:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,616
Posted By aca84
Hello All. Just providing an update on my tranny...

Hello All. Just providing an update on my tranny issue. It's been 2.5 weeks since having the tranny serviced - this time with Esso/Lifelong fluid and and a ZF filter kit.

Touchwood - from the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,001
Posted By aca84
Ok small correction to my intial post/s. The...

Ok small correction to my intial post/s. The feature that I have enabled to have my lights behaving in exactly the same manner as yours are DDL's (Daytime Driving Lights) and not DRL's. With the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,001
Posted By aca84
I agree with you on DRL's. But let me assure you...

I agree with you on DRL's. But let me assure you that the DIS software for the E39 specifically calls this function "DRL". There's even an explanation as to what the setting does and it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,001
Posted By aca84
Yep that's exactly what is programmable on my...

Yep that's exactly what is programmable on my Euro spec E39. I just enabled it recently and it was under the heading of "DRL". Once enabled, Leaving the headlight switch at position 2 (low beam)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2010, 02:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,051
Posted By aca84
Nutterdog, I too had to spend quite a bit of time...

Nutterdog, I too had to spend quite a bit of time getting Easy-DIS working. I initially tried to using the Carsoft interface to get INPA/Easy-DIS working, but wasn't successful. Apparently...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,757
Posted By aca84
BB - GT1, Progman, NCS, INPA and Easy-DIS...

BB - GT1, Progman, NCS, INPA and Easy-DIS programs will all be able to code the door locks. NCS/INPA aren't very user friendly hence GT1/Easy-DIS/Progman should be used. EDIABAS is the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2010, 05:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,757
Posted By aca84
Ok I'm digging up an old thread here, but it...

Ok I'm digging up an old thread here, but it seems some (or most) E39's rely on the key memory to determine central locking parameters. I recently managed to get Easy-DIS diagnostic/coding software...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By aca84
..or a diagnostics program such as Carsoft can...

..or a diagnostics program such as Carsoft can give you the temperature if you want to be certain.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,616
Posted By aca84
Poolman, I'm not certain at this stage. I'm...

Poolman, I'm not certain at this stage. I'm waiting for the OEM filter kit to arrive from the states so I can drop the pan and do another tranny service - this time probably DIY. The mechanic did...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-04-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,616
Posted By aca84
That's a fantastic resource. Next time I'll have...

That's a fantastic resource. Next time I'll have to try get the car as level as possible. Notwithstanding the non perfectly leveled car, perhaps there is too much fluid.... After all it does shift...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-02-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,616
Posted By aca84
The car wasn't Perfectly level - I'd say it was...

The car wasn't Perfectly level - I'd say it was around 3" lower at the front but that that's due to a combination of the jack stands/driveway not being quite level. If I had raised the front some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-02-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,616
Posted By aca84
Ok, so I open up the fill plug at around 30C, and...

Ok, so I open up the fill plug at around 30C, and i had around 1L of fluid coming out. I did not expect any to come out after yesterday's test, but clearly shifting through the gears had an affect. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-02-2010, 03:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,616
Posted By aca84
Ok cycling through the gears seemed a pretty...

Ok cycling through the gears seemed a pretty vital step becuase as soon as I opened the fill plug tonight, fluid flowed out the the volume of around 1L.

So it seemed the fluid levels were ok...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-01-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,616
Posted By aca84
Thanks Doru for those steps. I did pretty much...

Thanks Doru for those steps. I did pretty much all those except step 3 (didn't cycle through gears prior). The DIY that I followed (link on 1st post) seems to mostly adhere to the steps above.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-01-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,616
Posted By aca84
Oh, fair enough. I thought at the lowest ideal...

Oh, fair enough. I thought at the lowest ideal max measuring temp, fluid should flow out....

I think the fill bolt varies from tranny to tranny. Mine is number (2) pictured below. Will see how...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-01-2010, 03:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,658
Posted By aca84
Nice work! I was able to open up the headlights...

Nice work! I was able to open up the headlights on my 01/02 (mm/yy) model. Which month is your car?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-01-2010, 02:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,616
Posted By aca84
:( Checked the fluid level today between...

:(

Checked the fluid level today between 30-39C (86F-102F), and not a drop came out from the filler plug.

It seems I've been driving around for the last 4 months with low fluid. I have 1L of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,616
Posted By aca84
His comment was that for whatever reason, the...

His comment was that for whatever reason, the transmission prefers the aged oil....

I'm going to endeavour to check the fluid level over the weekend. Does the 5HP-19 (A5S-325Z) in the E39 have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,616
Posted By aca84
naaa just a dumb*ss who bought a bimmer. :P ...

naaa just a dumb*ss who bought a bimmer.

:P


Oh and I just spoke with the BMW service guy who was critical of me doing the service of the tranny. Doing a tranny service on higher mileage cars...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 161

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms