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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By 540iman
Whatever. The theory is valid if you remove the...

Whatever. The theory is valid if you remove the fuse and hold ammeter lead to one side of fuse holder which should "mirror" battery volts and then check the other side of fuse holder adding the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By 540iman
An "old thread", but I disagree totally. You...

An "old thread", but I disagree totally. You should never observe a (even miniscule) voltage drop ACROSS a fuse. A fuse, in theory, offers no resistance. No material that I know of has no "natural...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 07:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,943
Posted By 540iman
Mercedes-Benz uses the exact same convention....3...

Mercedes-Benz uses the exact same convention....3 blue dots, a white area, and then 3 red dots. The Euros seem to prefer this system. My understanding is that leaving knob set at "white", will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By 540iman
The 16 minute sleep delay should be controlled by...

The 16 minute sleep delay should be controlled by only a single fuse. So, I doubt that say un-plugging the 50 amp fuse (107) which controls the ABS system should not reinitiate the sleep period. So,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By 540iman
YES! After the "sleep period", the inside lights...

YES! After the "sleep period", the inside lights do go out. I *thought* I remembered them going out sooner, but maybe it was because I usually lock it***8203; upon leaving or start-it when getting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By 540iman
The search engine here gives me fits. Using...

The search engine here gives me fits. Using google, I found most all the threads I would ever need and various fixes. Have shut off interior lights for now and will monitor battery voltage carefully...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By 540iman
Battery drains- interior lights won't shut off.

All I could find doing a search on this specific issue was never solved and reported back.... I really hate when people bring issues to the forum seeking help, get a bunch of "guesses" and then don't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By 540iman
Inside-the-car trunk release button does not work...

Inside-the-car trunk release button does not work either? Ed is right-on (as per usual) with suggestion to lube. I went to open my trunk with the key for I'm sure the first time in at least 5 years,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By 540iman
EXACTLY how one would expect the crack to look...

EXACTLY how one would expect the crack to look when it was cranked down too hard. No doubt about it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By 540iman
I have done (successfully) a major rust repair...

I have done (successfully) a major rust repair that started on the inner body panel directly in front of the driver rear tire. I bought a piece online from a vendor that would cut-out the piece you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By 540iman
I too am anxious to see your answers as I'm a...

I too am anxious to see your answers as I'm a newb to software having finally broken down and purchased from the Romanian E-player (seller is outstanding BTW as he actually installed all the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 596
Posted By 540iman
[QUOTE=bluebee;9149154]Hi Bill, I understand. ...

[QUOTE=bluebee;9149154]Hi Bill,
I understand.

What numbers do is allow you to have perspective.

This is exactly what I feel is the only real take-away here. Battery ratings simply allow us to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 830
Posted By 540iman
I agree with all that you stated Bee, except for...

I agree with all that you stated Bee, except for your definition of reserve power. A battery rated 90 amp hours will deliver (should deliver) 90 amps for one hour or 10 amps for 9 hours, etc. Where I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By 540iman
Air not a good thing, but system self-purges...

Air not a good thing, but system self-purges itself of air quite quickly, which is unlike the brake system.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 596
Posted By 540iman
Actually, it DEPENDS! If you hook up the...

Actually, it DEPENDS! If you hook up the motorcycle battery in parallel with an otherwise *good* battery, it *should* start. However, if let's say your battery fails due to a shorted cell which is a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 596
Posted By 540iman
OK! Riddle me this.....how long will MY 540IA ...

OK! Riddle me this.....how long will MY 540IA run (miles or time is fine) once the alternator quits putting out?

Depends and I don't mean the diapers in my future some day in the not too distant...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 830
Posted By 540iman
I think the major take-away from this thread...

I think the major take-away from this thread (just my opinion, ok?) is the statement under the definition of Cold Cranking Amps. True, it is a measured and objective value, but ONLY when the battery...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 596
Posted By 540iman
Whatever, but what can one do with this...

Whatever, but what can one do with this information? Say, how long can you drive w/o alternator..... entirely depends on condition of battery more than whatever its rating was at time of purchase as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,504
Posted By 540iman
Sure to God you are not changing VCG to just cure...

Sure to God you are not changing VCG to just cure an oil leak of unknown origin, are you?

A rear seal will manifest an oil leak in an entirely different way than a VCG! You can easily "see" a VC...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By 540iman
Doing a DIY brake bleed will not exchange fluid...

Doing a DIY brake bleed will not exchange fluid in ABS.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 596
Posted By 540iman
Bee, as you have likely now realized, there is no...

Bee, as you have likely now realized, there is no one answer. Kinda like "what is reality"? Depends.

Depends on temp., thickness of oil, condition of starter, et al. Question is without merit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-21-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By 540iman
Don't pay too much attention to the fuel pressure...

Don't pay too much attention to the fuel pressure unless it were really wildly high or low. You will be chasing a ghost that can't harm you! Whether 48psi or 68psi, the ECU does a magnificent job of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-21-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,504
Posted By 540iman
BTW, this 2000 540i with under 10K miles is not...

BTW, this 2000 540i with under 10K miles is not worth half what they are asking- for this
reason (amongst others). If you were to buy it wanting the rarest of the rarest due to low miles, you are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-21-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,504
Posted By 540iman
You have original tires with almost 50K miles on...

You have original tires with almost 50K miles on them and 13 years of age! Yikes! On one hand, I congratulate you and on the other hand I am scared for you should you be driving at highway speeds...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By 540iman
Ed means (I believe) if your rings were bad (for...

Ed means (I believe) if your rings were bad (for example). Even if you have a bad valve cover gasket, the threads would only show oil as "fresh and wet" oil from removing the plug through a bath of...
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