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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,462
Posted By TDS
Blue, no problem. I never saw that one...

Blue, no problem. I never saw that one coming....by that I mean the fuel filter.

I forgot to add:
* The first code I got was --> bank 1 O2 Sensors, post and pre-cat - i did end up...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By TDS
Problem solved

So I ended up replacing all spark plugs and Cyl #3 coil, none of this worked. My dilemma was to replace all the remaining coils or take it to the shop that has serviced it for the past several...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,462
Posted By TDS
Just had this problem....

I can't believe this...this just happened to me. I have not read past this post but I'm so excited to tell you what happened to us......same symptoms ! I replaced:

* All spark plugs
* Cyl #3...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 12-15-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,715
Posted By TDS
No worries Propellor ! I highly value e39 fans...

No worries Propellor ! I highly value e39 fans with much knowledge about these cars, I met a few at Bimmerfest this year !
Trust me, I really wish I could keep the car, one of the nicest and...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 12-15-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,715
Posted By TDS
"the chasm between reality and what you believe...

"the chasm between reality and what you believe is both deep and wide...."
"You'll come around when you do some real research"

..pick'n on the fat kid huh?

"The Roundel is incorrect on much of...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 12-15-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,715
Posted By TDS
try this link....

Read this for more information (I still have to read it :) )

From; ROUNDEL

HERE. (http://www.bimmerboard.com/members/q/original/BMW%20E39%20540i%20Sport%202003%20-%20Out%20With%20A%20Bang.pdf)
Forum: Cars - Private Party 12-15-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,715
Posted By TDS
Snail, i'm not %100 sure Wikipedia is correct...

Snail, i'm not %100 sure Wikipedia is correct about this....remember it is contributed to by anyone. Here is my understanding:
It was only in the final year of production that the Sport Package...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 12-15-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,715
Posted By TDS
propellor, Thank you for your input. You stated...

propellor, Thank you for your input. You stated that "The 'M Sport' is simply the sport package with some M Tech bumpers" .... actually it is more than just that but your not interested in the car...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 12-14-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,715
Posted By TDS
Propellor, what do you think is a reasonable...

Propellor, what do you think is a reasonable price for a car like this? I tried KBB but there is no option for iT M-Sport, they only made 62 of these for the U.S., even less than the M5.

Thanks...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 12-14-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,715
Posted By TDS
I am looking for reasonable offers hence the...

I am looking for reasonable offers hence the "OBO" -

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 12-13-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,715
Posted By TDS
I jsut sent you a PM. Thanks for looking and if...

I jsut sent you a PM. Thanks for looking and if you have any more quetions, just let me know.

Thanks.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 12-12-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,715
Posted By TDS
2003 540 iT M-Sport For Sale

We are selling the ultimate wagon machine. This is a very nice 2003 540 iT M-Sport. It has Navigation and Bluetooth. It has had a complete cooling system overhaul, valve cover gaskets, power...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,825
Posted By TDS
I would love to do something like this!!! Just...

I would love to do something like this!!! Just wish I had the "knowhow" to do it. :(
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 76,236
Posted By TDS
Bluebee, thanks for doing this! I have a misfire...

Bluebee, thanks for doing this! I have a misfire on our 03 540 that i am currently dealing with. SES first pointed to O2 which I replaced, then it pointed to #3 cylinder misfire AND multi cylinder...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By TDS
How about an iT M-Sport - even more rare -only 60...

How about an iT M-Sport - even more rare -only 60 something in the US and not all of those have navigation. Mine may be going up for sale soon (shameless plug, I know)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,185
Posted By TDS
Edjack, I've always wanted to know this...

Edjack, I've always wanted to know this but.....is "Bank 1" on the right side when you are standing in front of the headlights or sitting behind the wheel? Kind of an elementary question :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-01-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By TDS
AutoBot....If I only had one.

I have not had the time to look into this furhter but I will report back when I find something out.

Anyway, this device would certainly make things simplier....HERE...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By TDS
UPDATE: I did the "remove the oil cap" test and...

UPDATE: I did the "remove the oil cap" test and the car ran worse, I assume I have no vacuum leak.

I took it on a test drive and the problem is still there but does not seem to be as bad, in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By TDS
Sitting hear thinking about my problem, I...

Sitting hear thinking about my problem, I remembered that before all the trouble started, I reset the oil servise indicator by using the trip mileage reset button method. I am now wondering if that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By TDS
Thanks, everyone for the tips. I have cleaned...

Thanks, everyone for the tips. I have cleaned the MAF but did notice something weird about it,I'll have to post a pic of it later. Cleaning it did not help. I will pull the plugs too.

EDJACK,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By TDS
Angry My first Diagnostic Post -- PART II

Well, here I am again with an update to my first diagnostic post HERE (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=484660).
I started out with a SES light and the code indicated that Bank 1...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,153
Posted By TDS
Thanks for your help. Yes, we used table "OE" --...

Thanks for your help. Yes, we used table "OE" -- is this the correct table?

I don't remember the "E" flashing, but I could be wrong.

Maybe it would be worth trying it again.

Thank you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,153
Posted By TDS
Wanted to give a big shout out to five.two.five...

Wanted to give a big shout out to five.two.five for helping me out.

He met up with me and let me use his Peake. Cool thing was that he made me do all the work so I am familiar with how to use a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By TDS
That looks like a beautiful car to me (based on...

That looks like a beautiful car to me (based on your pics). If you are a hard core DIYer, I'd say go for it after the above suggestions have been completed.

Could you imagine this car without...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By TDS
Five, I can wait! that would seriously be cool. ...

Five, I can wait! that would seriously be cool. Please let me know. :)

NFS, my car is an 03 540iT.

Edjack, I would love to buy one but ya know..the Great Recession and all that ended last...
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