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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By boschtech1
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Wouldn't the locking of the door be the same as unlocking? Im not sure how it works but it seems like the solenoid would just move the other way to unlock. And hitting the button twice should unlock...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By boschtech1
Wouldn't the locking of the door be the same as...

Wouldn't the locking of the door be the same as unlocking? Im not sure how it works but it seems like the solenoid would just move the other way to unlock. And hitting the button twice should unlock...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2008, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By boschtech1
Ebay has them

You can find some rep M5 rims off of ebay. Do some shopping because some sell the cheap the ones. You will know which ones have their ish together.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2008, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By boschtech1
99 540i Keyfob locks door but wont unlock

Im having a problem with my keyfob. I have the blocky style and not the triangular one. It will lock the doors but when I try to unlock the interior lights come on but the door doesn't unlock. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2008, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,243
Posted By boschtech1
I took it to an indy and he is almost done...

I took it to an indy and he is almost done replacing it. The chain guides were cracked and were almost gone. The chain was rubbing on bare metal so he went ahead and replaced the chain for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2008, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 33,820
Posted By boschtech1
FYI: Vanos solenoid special socket tool

FYI

If you guys ever have to replace that vanos solenid a special deep socket is needed and I don't think you can find it anywhere....well at least I don't ...Its a 32mm and 71mm deep...

They...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,624
Posted By boschtech1
Its the vanos....I got the same problem but louder

I got the same sound but mine is way louder....has that diesel clunk to it....It never goes away either....I used to have a light tap but now but now its non-stop....and its all at the front of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 33,820
Posted By boschtech1
Need to check the vanos solenoid

I need to check the vanos solenoid but how do I get it out. I guess I need to take that front cover off but does anyone know the part # for that gasket. Im assuming I should put a new one on when I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 282
Posted By boschtech1
a newbie with drastic measures

I am searching for a solution but yet to find but I am getting close.....did you know that a 540i 09/98 to 12/98 has vanos on them....i sure didn't ...but its not like the kind mounted on the outside...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,357
Posted By boschtech1
FYI - 9/98 have Vanos

I thought so too until I hit up drvanos.com and they sent me to oemparts.com and i got this for the 9/98-12/98 540i:
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The 540i does not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By boschtech1
Angry No VANOS 'before' prod 9/98

I have a problem the same as the guys with the S62 "M5"on Youtbue except I have an M62 "540i" production date 11/98....."the infamous diesel knock"........My car is making a diesel noise which is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 33,820
Posted By boschtech1
Unhappy Diesel sound not normal

The baby purred like a kitten except for the light ticking that you heard from the lifters.... my wife was driving it and the SES light came on and then I cranked it the next morning and it sounded...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 33,820
Posted By boschtech1
Contacted DRVanos.com

I emailed drvanos.com and they said:

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The 11/98 540i does not really have a vanos unit, as you have noticed. It uses a gear with some type...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2008, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 33,820
Posted By boschtech1
Another 540i Vanos question

Okay, Im confused about when the vanos on the 540i started. I have a production date 11/98 540i....I read somewhere that the vanos came on the 09/98 and after 540's. Can anyone let me know because I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2008, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,357
Posted By boschtech1
E39 540i Vanos problem

Okay, I think my noise is coming from the vanos. That's if I have one. The OBD-II is giving a camshaft Vanos Control fault but I don't see the big enclosure on the front of the valvetrain for the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,243
Posted By boschtech1
Timing chain guide replacement $1700 in labor??

I have terrible knock on my car and I got a quote from an indy to R&R the timing chain and check out the chain guides and he quoted me $1700. Does this sound high or should I take it somewhere else?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,357
Posted By boschtech1
$1700 in labor alone

Ok guys. I need a second opinion. I took the car to an indy mechanic and they said the knock had something to do with the timing chain and it was going to take 22 hours of labor to look at the chain...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,357
Posted By boschtech1
Ok thanks, I'll order one to see if it works.

Ok thanks, I'll order one to see if it works.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,357
Posted By boschtech1
Checked the CPS

Someone said on a forum that you can disconnect the CPS while the car is running and if it stalls then that's how to tell if the CPS is good. Well I disconnected both CPS and the car ran the same. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2008, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,357
Posted By boschtech1
???

Anybody have a similiar problem? Could it be the spark plugs or coil packs? Hook a brother up.. My car is broke and so is the stock market.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,357
Posted By boschtech1
540i Camshaft Vanos Control / Knock Sensor Fault

Well, today was a good Monday. I go outside to start my 99 540i and it sounds like Fred Sanford's truck. It is running real rough and knocking. Almost sounds like the exhaust is gone. Anyway, I used...
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