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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By Buddly
I experienced similar symptoms several months ago...

I experienced similar symptoms several months ago and my mechanic (indie) injected a small amount of grease into the ball joints. He explained that these joints get dry over time and behave this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By Buddly
I experienced something similar along with a...

I experienced something similar along with a "moaning" sound when I steered (right and left). My mechanic carefully injected lube into the ball joints and that immediately resolved the issue.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By Buddly
I have 2 E39s, a 1999 528i with the sport pkg.,...

I have 2 E39s, a 1999 528i with the sport pkg., and a 2001 530i without it. I definitely prefer the ride/handling of the one with the sport pkg. $2250.00 isnít much more for a car thatís 2 years...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Buddly
There is nothing blocking the screen.

There is nothing blocking the screen.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Buddly
I did follow the bleeding proceedure as detailed...

I did follow the bleeding proceedure as detailed in the Bentley manual and that didn't seem to have any impact.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Buddly
Power Steering "groans"

On my 1999 528i the power steering groans when I turn while parking. The belts are new, fluid level is correct and the systems functions smoothly, but it makes a moaning sound. Any ideas??
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Buddly
Fuel Pump Replacement

Is the Walbro F20000169 fuel pump an acceptable replacement for the expensive OEM pump? This will be for a 1999 528i.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By Buddly
Thanks for the great feedback! I found a loose...

Thanks for the great feedback! I found a loose connection at the seat positioning switch. Nothing broken, just partly pulled out. I'm a little puzzeled by the fact that I couldn't find this info...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By Buddly
Seat / Steering column Adj.

I've lost the ability to adjust the drivers seat and steering column tilt/tel. on my 2001 530i. Based on the Bentley Manual, I suspect the relay (K72) needs to be reset. It's supposed to be behind...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,147
Posted By Buddly
This may sound silly, but the lug bolt torque...

This may sound silly, but the lug bolt torque needs to be consistant on these cars. I know this from experience!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,494
Posted By Buddly
A few months ago, I paid an $435.00 to have mine...

A few months ago, I paid an $435.00 to have mine replaced and that included both belts and new anti-freeze. That's in NW, Ohio
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By Buddly
Thanks for the feedback! I checked everything...

Thanks for the feedback! I checked everything electrically and it was all good. Turns out that all it needed was a shot of freon. It works perfectly now. The indy that does some of the work on my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,655
Posted By Buddly
I bought a '99 528 5 speed last fall and it's...

I bought a '99 528 5 speed last fall and it's been a lot of fun to drive. I also have a "01 530, but it's an automatic. Both of these cars are bullet-proof! That's not to say you won't have a few...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By Buddly
A/C Not real cold

The a/c on my 01' 530 blows cool but not cold. The compressor is running. It seem like the air is cooler on the driver's side; there's definately some cooling happening. This comes on the heals of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,869
Posted By Buddly
I just paid $435.00 to an indy to replace the...

I just paid $435.00 to an indy to replace the water pump and both belts on my 528.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By Buddly
Thanks for the guidence! I just swapped the...

Thanks for the guidence! I just swapped the failed one with one that I removed from my other E39 and that did the trick. Found a new one on the net for $70.00. Just like a lady, once you figure...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By Buddly
What is the FSU and where is it located? Fan...

What is the FSU and where is it located? Fan seemed ot be operating fine on the way to the store. Didn't work on the return trip.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By Buddly
A/C / Heater Fan Dead

Air Conditioner/Heater fan won't come on. Fuses are OK. Any ideas?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,726
Posted By Buddly
It appears that I'm a bit sicker than most of...

It appears that I'm a bit sicker than most of you. I have a 1999 528i and a 2001 530i. Their names are Hansel and Gretel respectively.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,498
Posted By Buddly
I had similar problems a few months back with my...

I had similar problems a few months back with my 2001 530i with the original battery. I ended up buying a new battery (Duralast 49-DL) from Autozone and everything has been working well. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By Buddly
I've had mine out to polish and the whole...

I've had mine out to polish and the whole assembly is one unit.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,729
Posted By Buddly
Battery Replacement Procedure

I am planning on replacing the OEM battery on my 2001 530. Do I need to provide constant power to the car while I do this so that I don't loose radio codes, etc.? If I do, can I just jump this car...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 10-05-2009, 06:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 42,835
Posted By Buddly
This is an excellent post! I attacked my lights...

This is an excellent post! I attacked my lights this weekend and had results similar to yours. I did the first one on the car and itís unnecessarily difficult to do it that way. On the second one,...
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