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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By PliSsK
I sit quite upright and am reasonably tall. If I...

I sit quite upright and am reasonably tall. If I go over a bump etc. that knocks me about I donk my dome on it
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By PliSsK
Blank plate for overhead grab handle?

I removed the overhead grab handle above the driver seat on my 2001 B10. I did the same on my former E46, as I periodically hit my head on it. Other car manufacturers don't usually put a grab handle...
Forum: General BMW 09-29-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By PliSsK
Thanks! Good tips. I just came across...

Thanks! Good tips.

I just came across Hammerite Rust Remover Gel...[edit] Just checked and it is the same as rust converter - contains phosphoric acid.

Cheers.
Forum: General BMW 09-28-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By PliSsK
Rusty stone chips

I've got some minor stone chips on the edge of the front wheel arch of my 2001 E39 Alp B10. The largest of the chips is around 2mm x 4mm. What would you suggest to do to remove or treat the rust...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By PliSsK
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By PliSsK
Thanks. Is that Plasti-Dip Primer or did you just...

Thanks. Is that Plasti-Dip Primer or did you just use one layer of Plasti-Dip paint?

I ordered the Alpina touch up stick from the stealer and it arrived without a lacquer bottle. The stealer told...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By PliSsK
Painting Parking Sensors

Has anyone painted a front or rear parking sensor before? Just wondering if you bothered with a coat of plastic primer or not. I scratched the paint on the fried parking sensor to check if there was...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-14-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By PliSsK
I bought a FSR for my E46 from...

I bought a FSR for my E46 from BMWPartsOnline.co.uk. It arrived within a week from what I remember. I failed to install it myself (couldn't locate the final screws), and took it to an independent...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,856
Posted By PliSsK
Thanks. Yeah I washed the car fairly regularly -...

Thanks. Yeah I washed the car fairly regularly - the sensors weren't that dirty anyway - and it didn't seem to make that much difference. Given that the RDC status readings were playing up as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,856
Posted By PliSsK
Yeah I tried to revive the sensor with some WD40...

Yeah I tried to revive the sensor with some WD40 and a good wipe but it didn't do anything, was still getting the same errors. The sensor was 12 years old. When your sensors get dirty, do you mean...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,856
Posted By PliSsK
Got the PDC fixed, it was one sensor only it...

Got the PDC fixed, it was one sensor only it seems. The funny thing is that using INPA, the live status showed 2 (or more) sensors at fault, although the memory only showed an error for one sensor. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,697
Posted By PliSsK
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,697
Posted By PliSsK
NCS Expert - 'Chassis is faulty' error

Hi there

I have been trying to get to grips with NCS Expert lately on my 2001 E39. I am getting a 'Chassis is faulty' error appearing. I load one of the expert profiles (e.g. OFFEN) and then press...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By PliSsK
Yeah I'm not sure exactly how they work but...

Yeah I'm not sure exactly how they work but presume the transmitters in the valves must have a power source of some kind. Both rear sensors were replaced in 2007, so if they aren't working, then it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By PliSsK
RDC - Expensive to repair?

Hi there. I've got Tyre Pressure Control (RDC) on my E39 but hasn't been working since my father, the previous owner, drove through a very deep pothole at speed which also buckled the right front...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,856
Posted By PliSsK
Running the INPA on the car a second time showed...

Running the INPA on the car a second time showed that all sensors are working ok, so I would hazard a guess that the module itself is faulty. It was a bit unlikely that 3 sensors failed all the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By PliSsK
Rear Bumper Trim Removal

Is it possible to paint the top of the regular black plastic parking sensors with BMW touch up paint and still have them functional? Or is it possible to swap the tops of the old (painted) sensors...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,856
Posted By PliSsK
Thanks. As stated in my other post, I checked all...

Thanks. As stated in my other post, I checked all the sensors and they were all definitely making a clicking sound. Which of the above diagnostic tools would you recommend for checking the PDC module...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,001
Posted By PliSsK
See my post 05-14-2013, 07:12 PM 'Thanks for...

See my post 05-14-2013, 07:12 PM

'Thanks for the input. Yeah, I was really describing what the previous owner's pattern of usage was, I've only just got the car, literally 10 days ago.'

I will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,856
Posted By PliSsK
Thanks for the responses. I rechecked all the...

Thanks for the responses. I rechecked all the sensors and they were all making a clicking noise when I have my ear up close to them. I felt a pulse on the finger when I touched some of them...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,856
Posted By PliSsK
Do you think a Peake Research fault code reader...

Do you think a Peake Research fault code reader would be equivalent?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,856
Posted By PliSsK
PDC Module Fault?

Just today my PDC has stopped working. I have sensors both front and back, and a PDC button on the dashboard. When I put the car into reverse, I get a continuous tone for maybe 5 seconds then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By PliSsK
Of course, yeah the existing display is not touch...

Of course, yeah the existing display is not touch screen lol...Let's see if I can get the GPS signal sorted out first as well as the software upgrade. I'm not sure where the GPS antenna/receiver...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 05-18-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 54,466
Posted By PliSsK
I was having major problems trying to burn the...

I was having major problems trying to burn the files to CD.

I found the difference downloads at these sites:

http://www.neiloakley.com/

http://www.e38.org/nav/

The v32 software was about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By PliSsK
Thanks Dennis. ...

Thanks Dennis.

http://e39source.com/archives/797

Found this helpful article, it seems I do have a Mk3 after all (rounded eject button).

If I replaced it with a MkIV, I wonder how long such a...
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