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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,146
Posted By edjack
The VIN lookup tool is busted.

The VIN lookup tool is busted.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By edjack
Try this VIN decoder:...

Try this VIN decoder: http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

Did you buy the car from new? AFAIK, ALL sport models came with 17 in wheels.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By edjack
Wait a minute! This has not been properly...

Wait a minute! This has not been properly diagnosed.

Let me guess: Your commute is less than 20 mi, in stop-and-go traffic, with the heater wailing away. After a week of this, the battery is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By edjack
Tire shop. The only thing I do with tires is put...

Tire shop. The only thing I do with tires is put air in them, and occasionally wash them.

Too easy to damage the bead using kludges.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By edjack
Measure the battery voltage. S/b 12.5+. With the...

Measure the battery voltage. S/b 12.5+. With the engine running at 1500 RPM, s/b 14+. Likely an issue with the alternator.

How do you know there is no error code? Did you attach a scan tool and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By edjack
Either car s/b thoroughly inspected by a BMW...

Either car s/b thoroughly inspected by a BMW mechanic, and the first one by a frame specialist.

Whenever there is unibody damage, it's a crap shoot as to whether the repairs were done correctly.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By edjack
Is it the door gasket, or the latch? Best...

Is it the door gasket, or the latch?

Best not to wash cars when the temp is expected to drop below freezing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By edjack
Do you mean "DSC?" If so, this is the Dynamic...

Do you mean "DSC?" If so, this is the Dynamic Stability Control, which controls engine and brakes to minimize conditions where traction is compromised. The button allows you to turn it off.

Even...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By edjack
Verify that battery connections are clean and...

Verify that battery connections are clean and tight, esp the ground connection to the chassis in the trunk.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By edjack
EML = electronic motor load regulation. This is...

EML = electronic motor load regulation. This is related to the drive-by-wire throttle control.

DCS = dealer communication system. I'm not familiar with a "DCS button." Perhaps someone else is.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By edjack
Because of your financial situation, I suggest...

Because of your financial situation, I suggest you cut your losses, and dump the car.

Your story is bizarre, at best, and I have no way to validate what you've been told.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 175
Posted By edjack
Try the flash with the headlights in the OFF...

Try the flash with the headlights in the OFF position, and in the manual headlight position.

Read the owner's manual to determine the correct operation of the AUTO function.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By edjack
If you're going to be screwing around with these...

If you're going to be screwing around with these numbers, be aware of the importance of each: http://www.ideafile.com/bmw/540-obc.html
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By edjack
We cannot advise you; we are not market experts....

We cannot advise you; we are not market experts. Do some homework on KBB, Edmunds, et al. Don't expect Big Bucks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By edjack
The "tape deck" also houses the radio. The HU is...

The "tape deck" also houses the radio. The HU is unique to the DSP system.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By edjack
The nut (there is no "large bolt") cannot spin;...

The nut (there is no "large bolt") cannot spin; the drive belt prevents it from moving when the engine is stopped. The fan should offer some resistance when turning it. If it's easy to turn, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By edjack
The MID will have a button marker...

The MID will have a button marker "AUDIO/DSP."
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By edjack
Sounds like worn-out VANOS seals, a common...

Sounds like worn-out VANOS seals, a common malady. Go here: www.beisansystems.com
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By edjack
It's very important to make this measurement, at...

It's very important to make this measurement, at the steering wheel nut. The torque is measured as you pass through the straight-ahead position. If you get it too tight, it will bind, and ultimately...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By edjack
A malfunctioning SAP will give you issues on...

A malfunctioning SAP will give you issues on start up and disappear when the engine reaches operating temperatures.

What kind of issues? AFAIK, the pump merely injects air into the exhaust...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By edjack
Possibly worn-out VANOS seals. Go here and...

Possibly worn-out VANOS seals. Go here and compare your symptom: www.beisansystems.com
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By edjack
You need to remove the inner door panel and...

You need to remove the inner door panel and reseal the plastic vapor barrier with automotive body putty (it never hardens).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By edjack
Do a before-and-after dyno pull to convince...

Do a before-and-after dyno pull to convince yourself that it was worthwhile to change the manifold.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 199
Posted By edjack
No. Determine why the light is on, by way of an...

No. Determine why the light is on, by way of an SRS scan tool, and fix it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By edjack
No telling until you get the codes read, and...

No telling until you get the codes read, and report them in this thread.

Try to get them read at your local auto parts store.
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