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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By Reefin' Dude
update: replaced both rear ball joints. also...

update:

replaced both rear ball joints. also swapped out the differential. noise is still there and still behaves the same. :(

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By Reefin' Dude
argh. i would go, but i have kid duty while the...

argh. i would go, but i have kid duty while the wife runs a race.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By Reefin' Dude
i just ordered a set of rear ball joints. i am...

i just ordered a set of rear ball joints. i am not sure when they were last replaced, meaning i do not have a record of it from the previous owner, and the car now has 170K on it.

the tires have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By Reefin' Dude
the sound is definitely coming from the back of...

the sound is definitely coming from the back of the car. it is noted by people sitting in any seat in the vehicle.

while doing the rear bearing i did notice a very unusual wear pattern on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By Reefin' Dude
just an update. since i started this thread the...

just an update. since i started this thread the road noise had gotten worse. i was able to quiet it by turning right. must be the right rear wheel bearing. i replaced the right rear wheel bearing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Reefin' Dude
i would put the car on a scanner and see what...

i would put the car on a scanner and see what codes pop up.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By Reefin' Dude
i thought that the bell housing for the V8...

i thought that the bell housing for the V8 6-speeds do not line up with the I6. then there is all of the programing involved since the I6 never came with a 6-speed manual. i expect cruise control...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 472
Posted By Reefin' Dude
finding a sport model is tough, if you are just...

finding a sport model is tough, if you are just looking for a non sport, then they are more common. the prices are more reasonable, and what you would expect for a non touring in your particular...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 834
Posted By Reefin' Dude
been running Evans for 4 years and approaching...

been running Evans for 4 years and approaching 60,000miles.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By Reefin' Dude
here you go...

here you go (http://www.ideaphile.com/bmw/540-obc.html).

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By Reefin' Dude
just change the value in the computer. i am able...

just change the value in the computer. i am able to do it using BMW Scanner 1.4. i have much larger tires than stock and i am spot on speed wise using a GPS for calibration.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Reefin' Dude
did you have the same problem? the M button...

did you have the same problem? the M button wouldn't light up to set the seat position?

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Reefin' Dude
thanks i will try the visor trick and check the...

thanks i will try the visor trick and check the module in the seat. i am pretty sure the problems started a while after i had changed any programing.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Reefin' Dude
Possible Programing gremlins.

For the last few months i have had a few interesting problems develop and can not figure out what could be the cause. They seem like they could be programing problems, but i am unsure which module...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Reefin' Dude
that makes more sense. brown is used as ground on...

that makes more sense. brown is used as ground on the BMW.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Reefin' Dude
can you put leads on the red and black to the...

can you put leads on the red and black to the car? i would expect that the red and black provide power to the sensor and once powered properly you may get resistance across the other two wires.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 578
Posted By Reefin' Dude
it looks like a 525i with the Sport and cold...

it looks like a 525i with the Sport and cold weather package.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By Reefin' Dude
i have tried it and it seems difficult to tell if...

i have tried it and it seems difficult to tell if any of the sound is bearing noise/vibratoin or CV/differential noise/vibration, but i will give it another go and see if i can tell a difference...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By Reefin' Dude
i had to get somebody to replace the left side...

i had to get somebody to replace the left side rear bearing because it was so stuck i could not do it, and by the looks of it, they also had quite the time, so i guess it could be that. the sound...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By Reefin' Dude
Loud "Road Noise", not tire related.

My 02 540it has what sounds like road noise, but isn't. i can hear the actual road noise on my summer tires, and when i switched to my winter tires i heard the normal road noise associated with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,306
Posted By Reefin' Dude
nothing. the thread is about what mode one drives...

nothing. the thread is about what mode one drives in. i was actually staying on topic for the thread.

if you would like a question answered start another thread.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,175
Posted By Reefin' Dude
there are less 540it's than there are M5's . 5...

there are less 540it's than there are M5's . 5 series wagons are not that common, and finding ones that are Sport, is even harder. it took me several months to find mine, and i bought it sight unseen...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,306
Posted By Reefin' Dude
i have converted my 540it to paddle shift. i also...

i have converted my 540it to paddle shift. i also added a relay that when i pull both paddles the transmission will go into M-mode and then i can change gears manual with the paddles. when done, pull...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Reefin' Dude
i would expect the problem to be with your BM53...

i would expect the problem to be with your BM53 under the lift up rear deck, under the largish black plastic cover piece that is closer to the seats. not super hard to get to, but is a bit fiddly. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Reefin' Dude
i get better gas mileage with the 2.81 that i put...

i get better gas mileage with the 2.81 that i put in the car. the 3.15 open is what comes stock on the sport wagons. i have gained about 1-2mpg, and dropped about 300rpms at highway speed. not much,...
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