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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,000
Posted By Marik
Ah, sorry for the confusion. When I joined the...

Ah, sorry for the confusion. When I joined the forum I had 635CSI, but since then I got 2001 530I E39, as I stated in the beginning of the thread. In any case, thanks for pointing it out--I changed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Marik
Internal leak

Hey folks,

Here is the story. My BMW 2001 530I had bad water pump and while my wife was driving the car lost coolant and got overheated. Obviously, she does not watch temperature gages and who...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,000
Posted By Marik
Thanks. Actually, it turns my mechanic can do it....

Thanks. Actually, it turns my mechanic can do it. The confusion came when I was talking to somebody from his shop the person told me they don't do it and I have to go to the dealer...
In any case, I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,000
Posted By Marik
Yes, I did. That was rather my response to this...

Yes, I did. That was rather my response to this message:






Thanks! Good stuff!

Best, M
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,000
Posted By Marik
Sorry, I don't get it. You were the one who...

Sorry, I don't get it. You were the one who actually were advocating going for a new unit. I listened to your advice and now you are acting pissed off???? Go figure...




Thanks for the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,000
Posted By Marik
I actually decided to go with a new unit, but...

I actually decided to go with a new unit, but then called local BMW and the coding will be $250, which brings the price close to $750 :yikes:

How you guys are getting $500?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,000
Posted By Marik
Thank you for the replies and ATE warning! ...

Thank you for the replies and ATE warning!

Any idea how often BBA runs that ebay $99 special, or is it completely random?
Also, when the car is cold sometimes the ABS and traction lights are off...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,000
Posted By Marik
ABS module rebuilt

Hey Folks,

Any leads on a good a reliable ABS module rebuilders for E39 BMW 530I 2001?

Anybody had an experience with:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,151
Posted By Marik
The red zone on the gage lights up when...

The red zone on the gage lights up when overheated. In fact, mine comes on along with other check lights when I start the car. I wish it had a low coolant level warning light, like all my older...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,151
Posted By Marik
Lucky you--you never saw it... The red area on...

Lucky you--you never saw it... The red area on the left of the gage lights up when overheated.

Best, M
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,151
Posted By Marik
Thank you everybody. I changed water pump and it...

Thank you everybody. I changed water pump and it took care of the problem. While on it I can see and wish I have changed a few other things, but since it was Saturday and the dealer closes at 3pm I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,151
Posted By Marik
E39 Losing Coolant

Hey Folks,

After some time of happy trouble free ride my 530I 2001 130K started losing coolant (a couple times overheated). It leaks only when the car is hot and engine running and it is very hard...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,867
Posted By Marik
Thank you! What is the location of the fuel...

Thank you! What is the location of the fuel filter on those cars? I thought the transmission oil is a sealed...

Also, there came the warning "Service engine soon". What does it mean?

Thanks,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,867
Posted By Marik
My E39 Stalls

Hey guys,

My E39 2001 530I automatic with 130K developed a problem. When the car warm if I release the break and let it start moving first, or step on gas gently then it is fine. But if I step on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,907
Posted By Marik
Thank you Gentlemen (and Ladies, if any...

Thank you Gentlemen (and Ladies, if any participated)!

Yes, Bluebee, there was no funny stuff like milkshake, mayo, bubbles, and all the levels looked good, and last week the compression (during...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,907
Posted By Marik
Runs fine cold or hot. Was driving today it stop...

Runs fine cold or hot. Was driving today it stop smoking after some 10-15 seconds, but then on one of the traffic lights when taking off again, a big cloud went out.

I called mechanic and he...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,907
Posted By Marik
Hello BB, Thank you! Yes, I made a search...

Hello BB,

Thank you! Yes, I made a search before posting, but none of those help. The car has 127K. The smoke comes as a big cloud and gone in some 15-20 seconds. If I let the car to stand for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,907
Posted By Marik
E39 White Smoke

Hey folks,

Just got my E39 2001 530I last week. A few days it was fine, but last evening after sitting for an hour or so I started it and there was a huge cloud of white smoke coming out of tale...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Marik
Thanks again for the numbers! Well, the...

Thanks again for the numbers!
Well, the 72.56mm bore template will make it much better than that. My guess, the radial runout in my case won't matter much, as that will be only about a couple...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Marik
Wow! The only question it raises is what kind of...

Wow! The only question it raises is what kind of thinking was behind making one single model different from ALL others :rolleyes: Did the engineer have a terrible hangover?

How precisely the bore...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,189
Posted By Marik
5 minutes of filing the teeth fixed it... at...

5 minutes of filing the teeth fixed it... at least for now.

Best, M
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Marik
E24 wheels on E39?

Hey folks,

After transmission on my E24 died I got 2001 E39 530I. I still have a set of practically brand new snow tires on the E24 rims. Anybody knows if they fit the E39?

Best, Mark
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,189
Posted By Marik
Thank you all! Pushing the box up helped it,...

Thank you all! Pushing the box up helped it, otherwise it would not open.
Is there an easy fix other than grinding?

Best, Mark
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-04-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,189
Posted By Marik
E39 Glove Box

Hey folks,

After having E21, E30, and E24 for many years, today I bought well maintained E39 530I 127K in excellent condition. Interior--not a scratch, drove it home and the car feels like new.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-01-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By Marik
Thank you Gentlemen, I look at it and the...

Thank you Gentlemen,

I look at it and the car was in excellent condition in and out. After calling the mechanic who was looking after that car I decided to pass this one, as he told that there is...
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