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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,424
Posted By cujo844
energizedmortal - I had a smoke test performed...

energizedmortal - I had a smoke test performed and they said smoke was coming out of the driver's side rear wheel well. How difficult was it to remove the fender liner? I want to take a look myself...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By cujo844
engergizedmortal - how did you know if was the...

engergizedmortal - how did you know if was the LDP and not the charcoal canister that was faulty? I am hoping to get the wheel liner out first and make sure there are no obvious cracks in hoses or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,964
Posted By cujo844
I am getting the fan squeel/sqeek even when the...

I am getting the fan squeel/sqeek even when the heater is on. Would this rule out the AC compressor?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By cujo844
Update - have changed both gas cap and EVAP purge...

Update - have changed both gas cap and EVAP purge valve in engine bay and still have SES light and Peake code BC, which is also P0442 - small leak in EVAP system. Had a local indy shop smoke test...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By cujo844
JimLev - I forgot to mention that I did use to...

JimLev - I forgot to mention that I did use to have gasoline odor in the cabin after filling the tank and a few weeks back removed the seat cushion to investigate. There was no visible gasoline...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By cujo844
HELP -EVAP System Peake codes BC and 5D

I have been searcing this and every other BMW forum for months and cannot seem to definitively determine the resolution for Peak codes BC and 5D under table OF. I have also had Autozone run a scan...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By cujo844
Thanks all - I will be ginger with them....no...

Thanks all - I will be ginger with them....no brake squeel yet and definitely no metal on metal noise.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By cujo844
I am not hard on the brakes and actually...

I am not hard on the brakes and actually inspected them with the wheel on after I received the warning message - it looks like there is still between 3/16-1/4" left on the pads. I would think this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By cujo844
So my sensor was tripped and I have the check...

So my sensor was tripped and I have the check brake lining message - I wont be able to get the new brakes shipped for about a week. How long can you drive cautiously after the message appears?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,920
Posted By cujo844
Mark@EAC - could you please get back to me...

Mark@EAC - could you please get back to me regarding front brake kits for an e39 540...I have sent several contact inquiries through EAC's website. Thanks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By cujo844
thanks, i'll give this a shot first. If the hose...

thanks, i'll give this a shot first. If the hose is indeed cracked or the clamp is bad and is loose, this would explain the constant gas odor in the cabin as well as the fault code for small leak in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By cujo844
pshovest - I will try this, but I know in the...

pshovest - I will try this, but I know in the past when I filled the tank all the way and then drove immediately to the grocery store, by the time I came back out to the car there was a small wet...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By cujo844
edjack - Thanks, forgot to update my vehicle...

edjack - Thanks, forgot to update my vehicle after purchasing last year. 2003 BMW 540i Msport. Yes, item #3 is indeed the seal, but for some reason when trying to order online through my local...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By cujo844
Gasoline smell in cabin and code P0442

So I have been using the search feature fo the last week or so trying to determine first why I was receiving fault code P0442 (small leak in evap system) and the main culprits are usually gas cap...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 45,367
Posted By cujo844
Need help ASAP!

So I have been using the dealer's loaner for the last 4 days and they performed diagnostics on Monday....said there were no issues with the DME, battery or alternator. The problem was my thermostat...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 45,367
Posted By cujo844
So I have done a fair amount of research via old...

So I have done a fair amount of research via old posts on Trans Failsafe Program and it seems my situation is somewhat unique. Yesterday I drove from DC to Baltimore and after arriving pulled up to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,438
Posted By cujo844
Any updates on this I am having the same issue?

Any updates on this I am having the same issue?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By cujo844
Mark - so what bulb would I order from EAC to...

Mark - so what bulb would I order from EAC to replace the fogs to match factory Xenons? Looking for a birghter/white bulb than stock, but would like to stay away from blue or purple tints.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 06-22-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By cujo844
Im guessing from the one photo with tires...

Im guessing from the one photo with tires removed, they do not come with tires? If not you can get a brand new set of M-Par reps from discounttiredirect.com in 18X9.5 all around for $600 shipped. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By cujo844
I am in arligton and did a Craigslist search for...

I am in arligton and did a Craigslist search for BMW service as I knew I had a valve cover gasket leak. I ended up finding a guy in southern Maryland who owns three bummers ad has been performing his...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,964
Posted By cujo844
Has anyone confirmed the source or fix for this...

Has anyone confirmed the source or fix for this noise? I am having the same noise and although it is a bit annoying, would like to avoid shelling out money for a fix if its not critical.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By cujo844
Headlight Leveling Repair (ebay)

Hi everyone, I am new to the board and just purchased my first BMW, a 2003 540iA M-sport black on tan. I actually purchased it from a board member. I love the car already, but I purchased it...
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