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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By edjack
Might want to try this to select another country:...

Might want to try this to select another country:

Enter the menu by turning on the unit, and immediately press and hold the "m" button until the menu comes up. One of the menu items...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By edjack
Your post is almost incoherent. Please redo it,...

Your post is almost incoherent. Please redo it, and use full sentences with proper punctuation. Clearly state you question.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By edjack
Beemers are motorcycles, and, as such, have two...

Beemers are motorcycles, and, as such, have two cylinders.

Bimmers, OTOH, can have many more cylinders. The 525i has six cylinders. Number 1 is at the front of the engine, and number 6 is at the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By edjack
The V8 is pretty robust with respect to head...

The V8 is pretty robust with respect to head gaskets. Do you understand the part about monitoring the coolant temp?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By edjack
You'll have to monitor fuel pressure and watch it...

You'll have to monitor fuel pressure and watch it when the symptom occurs. Tape the pressure gauge to the W/S wiper arm. I believe your MY has a Schrader valve on the fuel rail.

The only...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By edjack
Did you install new rubber donuts? Item 7:...

Did you install new rubber donuts? Item 7: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DS62-EUR-03-2000-E39-BMW-530i&diagId=11_2172
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By edjack
The junkyard piece will be in as bad shape as...

The junkyard piece will be in as bad shape as yours. Buy a new one.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By edjack
Someone had some fun at your expense. Unlock...

Someone had some fun at your expense.

Unlock the cluster and measure the actual coolant temp via test 7.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By edjack
Coolant level is checked when the engine is cold,...

Coolant level is checked when the engine is cold, overnight.

There should be no change in level unless there has been recent cooling system repairs, or a leak.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By edjack
Don't twist; solder.

Don't twist; solder.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By edjack
Eight quarts?

Eight quarts?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By edjack
Possible that the heat shield has broken loose,...

Possible that the heat shield has broken loose, and is flexing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 484
Posted By edjack
Someone must have modified the assemblies: There...

Someone must have modified the assemblies: There is only one stoplight bulb per side (at least on my car).

Possible that the connector to the assembly is corroded.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By edjack
... or the amp in the boot. Got any...

... or the amp in the boot.

Got any aftermarket stuff wired in?

The easiest way to hunt a current drain is to measure the voltage across each fuse.

Finding parasitic current drain

An...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By edjack
Tap the cat with a rubber mallet. If it rattles,...

Tap the cat with a rubber mallet. If it rattles, it's gone.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 484
Posted By edjack
Your headline says right brake light is out. Then...

Your headline says right brake light is out. Then you state that both brake lights are out. Which is it?

BTW, the word is "they're."
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By edjack
It's a test port. The plug rotted off. Gat an...

It's a test port. The plug rotted off. Gat an appropriate plug at an auto parts store. They will have a package of assorted plugs, and one will fit.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By edjack
There are sensors in front of, and behind, the...

There are sensors in front of, and behind, the cats. Your lack of gaskets after the cats will not be detected.

The codes you report point to a pre-cat air leak in the exhaust system.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By edjack
http://www.obd-codes.com/p0036 ...

http://www.obd-codes.com/p0036

http://www.obd-codes.com/p2098

It appears you have a pre-cat exhaust leak.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By edjack
What an ignoble fate for an E39!

What an ignoble fate for an E39!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By edjack
How did he deduce that? Stalling is not a...

How did he deduce that? Stalling is not a VANOS-related symptom on the S62.

Symptoms (from Beisan Systems)

Loss of low end torque, uneven power delivery, and overall loss of power.


Might...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By edjack
EWS delete service ...

EWS delete service
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2285890-M62TU-EWS-DELETE-Finally-available
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By edjack
Examine the old connector pair for corrosion....

Examine the old connector pair for corrosion. This can cause resistance and heat.

If you find some, it's likely because the battery is not properly vented: The battery should have the small vent...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By edjack
A 6 cylinder 4 door sedan as a race car? Idiotic.

A 6 cylinder 4 door sedan as a race car? Idiotic.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By edjack
The MID is backlit via 12 small bulbs, soldered...

The MID is backlit via 12 small bulbs, soldered in place.
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