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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,119
Posted By Max_VQ
I love my E39, but these cars are endless money...

I love my E39, but these cars are endless money pits. Many parts need to be replaced over and over. (Thermostat, rad, expansion tank, water pump, sway bar end links, thrust arms, rear ball joints,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By Max_VQ
Location of the coolant curve has been verified...

Location of the coolant curve has been verified by NCS Dummy (KMB_E39.C07) and starts at 0x0F4 and is 12 (0xC0) bytes long:
27 0F 5E 32 C9 4B C9 73 36 78 69 7D

There also is a 12 character...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By Max_VQ
Software: PA Soft / BMW Scanner and yes it can...

Software: PA Soft / BMW Scanner and yes it can write changed values back to memory.
More PA Soft info here: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1067835
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By Max_VQ
Evening update: It looks like the E39 stores...

Evening update:
It looks like the E39 stores the coolant gauge characteristics in TWO locations:

One at 0x0F4...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By Max_VQ
SixPot_Simon and BlueBee: Thank you, thank you...

SixPot_Simon and BlueBee: Thank you, thank you for sharing this information.
I find this very interesting and will see if I can find the offset for the E39 MS 43.0 later today.

UPDATE: on my IKE...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Max_VQ
Very nice! Thanks for sharing :)

Very nice! Thanks for sharing :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 369
Posted By Max_VQ
jonnnnnnyy: What are you going to do?

jonnnnnnyy: What are you going to do?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 369
Posted By Max_VQ
Mine could not be rebuilt and I had to purchase a...

Mine could not be rebuilt and I had to purchase a new one. It does happen. (error code said "internal error")
Realoem will not tell you if you have ASC or DSC. It gave me part numbers for both with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By Max_VQ
The driveshaft CV boot are not available as...

The driveshaft CV boot are not available as separate part, as far as I know...

If it is torn you should replace CV with a new or used one.
You could try cleaning and packing in new grease with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 369
Posted By Max_VQ
I would suggest you let the shop order, install...

I would suggest you let the shop order, install and code the ABS module. This will cost more, but it will be done correctly and the shop will be fully responsible for any issues.

If you order the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By Max_VQ
Check the driveshaft CV for play: put the car in...

Check the driveshaft CV for play: put the car in neutral and have one had hold the diff flange and the other hold the driveshaft. Twist in opposite directions and look for movement.
With your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 708
Posted By Max_VQ
Sounds like the power steering pump. Check the...

Sounds like the power steering pump.
Check the fluid level, or use a turkey baster and remove as much of the old fluid and top up with new fluid. Repeat a few times after the car has been driven...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,430
Posted By Max_VQ
Are you sure you want this project? Just parts...

Are you sure you want this project?
Just parts for the list above is in the ballpark of $3,000+, PLUS maybe 80-90 hours of labour.
You should also add rad, water pump, thermostat, and expansion...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 955
Posted By Max_VQ
it looks like a freeze plug. I will post pics...

it looks like a freeze plug. I will post pics later from when I removed my subframe.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 955
Posted By Max_VQ
Without a doubt the diff IS vented. My pressure...

Without a doubt the diff IS vented. My pressure build up is gone. I went for a 1 hour drive to warm up the diff. When I got home, I removed the fill plug and nothing happened.

Also, look at the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 955
Posted By Max_VQ
It is not enough to worry about right now. ...

It is not enough to worry about right now.

PLUS in the last month I have spent more time under the car and under the hood than driving it. (rad, water pump, thermostat, expansion tank, front...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 955
Posted By Max_VQ
Leak may be too strong wording... more like a...

Leak may be too strong wording... more like a sweat... between the the diff and cover.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 955
Posted By Max_VQ
Here is a picture of where the vent is on when...

Here is a picture of where the vent is on when under the car:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=515113&stc=1&d=1434668712

There is very, very little room.
Here is what...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 955
Posted By Max_VQ
Waste of internet space??? Did my diff question...

Waste of internet space??? Did my diff question over shadow critical news of people like the Kardashian's? :)

EVERY diff or transmission that I have worked on has a vent. It allows the seals to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 955
Posted By Max_VQ
BlueBee, BlueBee... I guess you don't know how...

BlueBee, BlueBee... I guess you don't know how close the back of the differential is to the rear subframe. I think there is about 1" of room... My iPhone 6 (or any other phone) can't focus on objects...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Max_VQ
I think so... My alternator died last week and I...

I think so... My alternator died last week and I drove 20 km on battery to get to my destination. I charged the battery for an hour at about 2 amps (which is not much, so the battery was not drained...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 955
Posted By Max_VQ
Pics? Wish me luck.... You know how much room...

Pics? Wish me luck.... You know how much room there is at the rear of the diff above the mounts. I hope I can get my hand in there with s small wire or something.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 955
Posted By Max_VQ
pleiades: THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I expected...

pleiades: THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
I expected the diff to have some kind of vent and now I know mine is plugged.

I will crawl under my car tomorrow and clean out the hole.

Thanks again!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Max_VQ
I don't think so... the pump is shown upside...

I don't think so... the pump is shown upside down.
CN90's post gives you a clear answer.

CN90: Good thinking!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Max_VQ
Real OEM shows it as item #13:...

Real OEM shows it as item #13: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DT53-USA-02-2001-E39-BMW-530i&diagId=32_0720
However, they don't list it below the diagram???

Did you loose it or break...
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