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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,687
Posted By IkeRay
I get that it was SUPPOSED to work that way, but...

I get that it was SUPPOSED to work that way, but I had the key at horizontal, and it wasn't unlocking anything. the trunk I could feel it where it was supposed to unlock (about 5* above horizontal,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,148
Posted By IkeRay
I pronounce them all the same...

I pronounce them all the same...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,687
Posted By IkeRay
When I disconnected the battery to try to erase...

When I disconnected the battery to try to erase some codes, turning the key 90* wouldn't unlock my car. It wasn't that the key didn't turn 90*, it was the the solenoids (door and trunk) were shot,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By IkeRay
May sound stupid, but have you checked the...

May sound stupid, but have you checked the reservoir levels between sprays? have you opened the hood while someone else 'sprays'?

When I had this problem, it was drenching my engine in water...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By IkeRay
sorry for the confusion

sorry for the confusion
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By IkeRay
http://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/ ...

http://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/
http://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/bmw/


P0134 - O2 sensor
P0154 - O2 sensor
P0170 - air-fuel computer error - possibly caused by bad O2 sensor or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,714
Posted By IkeRay
you're not going to read ABS codes with an OBDII...

you're not going to read ABS codes with an OBDII scanner.

as BlueBee pointed out, there are LOTS of options, most of them pricey. I've fooled around with it a lot, but I finally have CarSoft...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,051
Posted By IkeRay
another way to find a vacuum leak is an unlit...

another way to find a vacuum leak is an unlit propane torch, in case you don't want to spray carb cleaner/starter fluid all over your engine (plus its safer)
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,051
Posted By IkeRay
have you read this thread...

have you read this thread (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=500419)?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,051
Posted By IkeRay
Update on mine: tested all the injectors, they...

Update on mine:
tested all the injectors, they were fine
changed out the plugs with some NGK Iridiums, I think the plugs that were in there were original Bosch ones that said BMW on them.

its...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,051
Posted By IkeRay
Holy crap you have the same situation I'm...

Holy crap you have the same situation I'm having!!!

My issue started just before Christmas (maybe 3 days prior), I don't know if it was all the rain we got or the fact I added too much oil.

I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 932
Posted By IkeRay
it seems the rod was still connected just fine,...

it seems the rod was still connected just fine, the issue was that the speed bump must have pushed it out of perfect position. I unbolted it, let it find park (wiggled it around), and now everything...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,948
Posted By IkeRay
my brother had them on his volvo, quite effective...

my brother had them on his volvo, quite effective at getting tailgaters to back off without having to use the brakes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,845
Posted By IkeRay
my original problem was being stuck in first or...

my original problem was being stuck in first or second gear or fail safe (eg. car not shifting). the abs sensor fixed that problem.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 932
Posted By IkeRay
No Gear Indicator for R or N, Car Works Fine

You might recall my thread from here (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=541589), and while I have resolved the shifting gear issue, I still have my car telling me its not in R or N...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,548
Posted By IkeRay
I average about 22mpg city driving (per the HUD)...

I average about 22mpg city driving (per the HUD) with average speed 20mph; on my trip to florida just this past week we got almost 30mpg (29.5) with average speed of 65mph (cruise control)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,845
Posted By IkeRay
the speed bump was set up to prevent drivers from...

the speed bump was set up to prevent drivers from cutting through their parking lot, there was no warning about it being tall and/or possible damage (it said it on their side of the bump). I didn't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,845
Posted By IkeRay
the driver sensor had some exposed wires and...

the driver sensor had some exposed wires and brittle cable. I swapped it with passenger and covered the exposed wire with electrical tape. as of right now, we're in failsafe but it'll get us home
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,845
Posted By IkeRay
I forgot my cables to read codes, I have my...

I forgot my cables to read codes, I have my netbook but I forgot its charger and the car charger I bought for it blows the cig lighter fuse.

I had the CEL and ASC lights one prior to the trip and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,845
Posted By IkeRay
Transmission in Failsafe or stuck in first, no gear indicator

I am stranded 800 miles from home...TLDR at bottom

what happened is we went over a speed bump and ended up bottoming out (anyone know if we have a case for a lawsuit if it ends up being super...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,675
Posted By IkeRay
BlueBee, it always makes me smile to see your...

BlueBee, it always makes me smile to see your posts that involve the links like this. I will be going through them tonight.

sorry for not replying until now. These 2 incidences have happened 3-4...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,675
Posted By IkeRay
Car overheats while idle - fine while driving

Stuck T-stat or something worse?

I was in a drive thru the other day and had to wait an extended period of time (I"d say about 7-10 minutes), during which time the needle started creeping up,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-09-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By IkeRay
Driver Seat Doesn't Move Front to Back (Longitudinally)

My brother's e36 driver seat stopped moving front to back. I've been searching around and people talk about gears but it always appears that is for recline and seat bottom angle (horizontal pivot?)....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,307
Posted By IkeRay
DI water = deionized as far as batteries,...

DI water = deionized


as far as batteries, I just bought an interstate MTP-93
http://www.interstatebatteries.com/cs_estore/Images/Large/ibs_MTP-93.jpg

ran me $135 from the interstate shop and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By IkeRay
could be a myriad of issues ranging from, but not...

could be a myriad of issues ranging from, but not limited to, failing waterpump gasket/bearing to sticking T-stat to air in the cooling system.

I had an issue similar to yours, shot up to red,...
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