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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By pleiades
Say, John. I received mine a few days back and...

Say, John. I received mine a few days back and just want to be sure of something before I bolt it in. One of the two bolts is a reddish copper finish. "BAT" is marked next to it, in the base. Is that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By pleiades
This info probably won't help much but (at least...

This info probably won't help much but (at least on my '99) hardwiring (say, with a small U-shaped piece from a paperclip) the brown and violet wire pins in the clutch switch plug connector also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By pleiades
Pardons if I'm mis-interpreting what you want to...

Pardons if I'm mis-interpreting what you want to do, but it's possible to disable the clutch switch entirely without any hard wiring, so that you can crank the car without depressing the pedal. See...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By pleiades
Just speculating here .... Could you have...

Just speculating here ....

Could you have possibly over-torqued and broken the small reverse-threaded fit bolt that fastens to the center of the exhaust-side Vanos piston? That piston is sprung....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By pleiades
Resistor packs are known to fail and even catch...

Resistor packs are known to fail and even catch fire.

You only need to re-code the LCM III in your car to let it know you have xenons installed. bmw scanner 1.4.0 is one of the tools that can do...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By pleiades
I had one of those making a noise that I...

I had one of those making a noise that I initially thought was engine knocking. When I located the source, I grabbed it on one side with my hand and twisted my wrist to bend the shield up (or down) a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By pleiades
I could've sworn BlackBMWs (on bimmerforums) had...

I could've sworn BlackBMWs (on bimmerforums) had a thread on this, but I can't find it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By pleiades
Open the trunk lid and look at the cable harness...

Open the trunk lid and look at the cable harness on the right side, see if any wiring inside is frayed. Repair if necessary.

Other test, for a failing ignition switch.

Driving the car, lower...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,255
Posted By pleiades
Did the mechanic properly mark and re-align the...

Did the mechanic properly mark and re-align the splines on the front and rear sections of the driveshaft when he replaced the CSB?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By pleiades
Interested in this for when the day comes.... but...

Interested in this for when the day comes.... but I can't get that link to work.

Champ, you gonna keep us updated on the install?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By pleiades
Unlocking the diagnostic tests shown in the...

Unlocking the diagnostic tests shown in the cluster will give you access to test #8 (test # may depend on your cluster type), which will show you your true speed (in kmh, and assuming you haven't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By pleiades
You say a hose blew off the water pump. Which...

You say a hose blew off the water pump. Which water pump are you talking about?

The engine water pump that is turned by the serpentine belt does not have any hoses.

If you are talking about one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By pleiades
A mis-installed serpentine could possibly cause...

A mis-installed serpentine could possibly cause some problem but I think it would loudly inform you.

I'll underline edjack's recommendation that you get the codes (and pending codes). Sounds like...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By pleiades
If your car is an automatic, those two lines may...

If your car is an automatic, those two lines may be to/from the trans from/to a heat exchanger. How do you know the leaks are in those lines? Could be dripping down on them from something higher up,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By pleiades
Can't get my eyes off the girl, ahem .... what...

Can't get my eyes off the girl, ahem .... what was the question again? Oh, yeah... well, did the roving mechanic properly re-install the serpentine belt? It can be tricky for some folks the first...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By pleiades
Okay, I re-read and realized I had confused the...

Okay, I re-read and realized I had confused the relay with the fuse holder on the cable harness.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By pleiades
John, thanks for the heads-up. I would like to...

John, thanks for the heads-up. I would like to see how this breaker fits in with the adjustable range controller.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By pleiades
Knock sensors Dual-temp sensor between cyls 5 &...

Knock sensors
Dual-temp sensor between cyls 5 & 6

Like the two fiberglass heater pipes, these are virtually impossible to reach, let alone replace unless the intake manifold is off. I don't read...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By pleiades
Nothing bad about having extras but if they're...

Nothing bad about having extras but if they're from a 528i they'll be the same as what you have in your auto.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By pleiades
As noted, the 530i manual trans cars have the...

As noted, the 530i manual trans cars have the thicker half-shafts. I believe (but don't trust me) that all other relevant dimensions (length, spline count, etc) are identical with the other six-cyl...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By pleiades
Not same model year but my '99 528i had an...

Not same model year but my '99 528i had an original crank sensor branded Siemens. Siemens-VDO is probably the same thing.

Your old one should (might) have a maker name on it
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By pleiades
Are those bulbs single- or dual-filament?

Are those bulbs single- or dual-filament?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By pleiades
Long shot, but what is the likelihood that...

Long shot, but what is the likelihood that someone else has an active, registered key for your car? If you purchased your e39 used but didn't receive the full set of keys (usually four in the US...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By pleiades
Maybe squirt a bit of penetrant into the...

Maybe squirt a bit of penetrant into the bolt/bushing hole?

If you've got the control arm hanging now, can you move it back and forth? Can you turn the bushing bolt head in place?

Lastly, has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By pleiades
That mileage would be way up there for an...

That mileage would be way up there for an original, but maybe not so much for a second clutch. Do you not have any background info on whether it was ever replaced?

The stock pressure plates are...
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