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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,511
Posted By gcbimmer
Could any of this be attributed to the Ctek...

Could any of this be attributed to the Ctek battery charger?
Also, how difficult is it to install the new alternator and should I replace anything else while I am in there should I attempt this?...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,511
Posted By gcbimmer
I just checked the voltage with the OBC #9 test...

I just checked the voltage with the OBC #9 test and the results are:



Before drive car cold:

Before cold start = 11.5-11.6 V

After start at idle = 13.4-13.6
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,511
Posted By gcbimmer
From memory my OBC test #9 got 12.2 - 12.5 at...

From memory my OBC test #9 got 12.2 - 12.5 at idle and 13.5-13.7 while driving and 11.9-12 or so when I turned the car off. I will double check when I get home tonight.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,511
Posted By gcbimmer
I will have to check after work. IS it safe to...

I will have to check after work. IS it safe to drive to work or do I risk getting stuck on the road somewhere or doing further damage? Can I check the voltage with the OBC?
Thanks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,511
Posted By gcbimmer
Battery warning light

My battery warning light goes on my 2001 540i/6 when I am idling. When I rev the engine it goes of. It does not come on when driving, just when idling at light or parking the car. It had been in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,317
Posted By gcbimmer
The car passed on Saturday. I did not reset the...

The car passed on Saturday. I did not reset the codes. I can tell you that all together I had driven the car about 300 miles and attempted the above cycle on local and highway roads and it is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,317
Posted By gcbimmer
Inspection"Not Ready" Help

I went to get my 540i/6 inspected and it came up "Not ready". I had disconnected the battery about a week prior to do some wiring. The station said I had to drive it for about 100 miles. I did that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 74,013
Posted By gcbimmer
I checked it already and all looks good in there...

I checked it already and all looks good in there too. Anything else I should check? Should I just buy a new lamp housing?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 74,013
Posted By gcbimmer
I just replaced the license plate bulb on mine...

I just replaced the license plate bulb on mine and it still does not illuminate and the warning light is still on. Any ideas? Do I need to replace both sides for it to work? My thoughts are that the...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 05-16-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,000
Posted By gcbimmer
Why are you selling it?

Why are you selling it?
Forum: Suspension and Braking 01-24-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By gcbimmer
anyone?

anyone?
Forum: Wheels and Tires 01-21-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By gcbimmer
Looks like she will be staying in the garge for...

Looks like she will be staying in the garge for the winter...anyone have a cover to let go of??
Forum: Suspension and Braking 01-21-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By gcbimmer
Wtb: M5 rear sway bar

Looking to buy a E39 M5 rear sway bar with hardware. PM me if you have one...

Thanks.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-14-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By gcbimmer
I am looking again as the winter is here...any...

I am looking again as the winter is here...any available?

Thanks.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 12-02-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,590
Posted By gcbimmer
40 views and nothing....

40 views and nothing....
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 11-30-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,590
Posted By gcbimmer
Pagid vs. Jurid or something else?

After endless reading on pads and countless opinions I was hoping to break it down a bit more. Are front Jurid and Pagid the same Direct OE Replacement pads? If on the same model rotor on the same...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,454
Posted By gcbimmer
I didn't have my camera or would have taken...

I didn't have my camera or would have taken photos. I did take a photo with my phone of some of the plugs I removed, but they will not upload here. Next time I will have the camera ready.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,454
Posted By gcbimmer
After the install of the new coil I drove for 17...

After the install of the new coil I drove for 17 miles and the light went off. I was told it could take up to 50 miles. I then installed all new plugs (NGK 3199) yesterday. All is running well...no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,454
Posted By gcbimmer
Another forum member came to the rescue to help...

Another forum member came to the rescue to help me out. He did a switch and swap of plugs and coils (took two from his car) and came up with one definate bad coil and I replace it with a new one this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,454
Posted By gcbimmer
Went to Autozone: Pulled three Codes: ...

Went to Autozone:

Pulled three Codes:

P1341 - Definition = multiple cylinder misfirewith fuel cut off.

P1343 - Definition = misfire cylinder 1 with fuel cut off.

P1345 - Definition =...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,454
Posted By gcbimmer
Can anyone tell me if it is worth it to buy the...

Can anyone tell me if it is worth it to buy the scanner below or is there a cheaper or better one out there? Would this be easier or is it just as easy to buy the cable and download a program to a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,454
Posted By gcbimmer
Should the car be ok to drive to Autozone? About...

Should the car be ok to drive to Autozone? About 4 miles each way. Car still sputtering this morning and yellow service engine soon light is on and steady. It was blinking yesterday when problem...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,454
Posted By gcbimmer
I just took it for a quick ride and the light...

I just took it for a quick ride and the light blinks then becomes solid. When in neutral the idle is pretty steady, no excessive ups or downs. It does not feel like it is going to stall, but the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,454
Posted By gcbimmer
Service engine soon light 540i/6...help?

I was just driving my '01 540i/6 and it started to sputter and the "Service Engine Soon" light started to blink then went solid. The car did not stall and I got to my destination with the car still...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 11-12-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By gcbimmer
How about a '01 540i/6, blk/blk, 88k miles? PM me.

How about a '01 540i/6, blk/blk, 88k miles? PM me.
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