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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Fudman
While the protectant may prevent future...

While the protectant may prevent future yellowing, I'm a little skeptical of the polishing pad. This would work only if your headlamp covers are not that bad. If they are bad, like most, you will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Fudman
If this car is for your dad and he has a fat...

If this car is for your dad and he has a fat wallet, go for it. He can afford it. If he isn't wealthy, look for a different car unless he likes to work on cars. If this is for you, then either...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By Fudman
Need more info. A helicopter sounds like...

Need more info. A helicopter sounds like "wup-wup-wup". Is your sound constant? Does the sound vary with engine rpms?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By Fudman
Those are all the same thing.

Those are all the same thing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Fudman
FYI: Tranny codes require a GT-1, INBPA or...

FYI: Tranny codes require a GT-1, INBPA or equivalent scanner. The ODBII will not read tranny codes. However, resetting the tranny code (again, it requires the GT-1 or equivalent) can cure your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By Fudman
The suspension system is not that complex...

The suspension system is not that complex although it is sophisticated. The tension strut is also called the thrust arm. It is one of the two control arms in the suspension. The other arm is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Fudman
+1, a wet wheel sensor can also trigger this...

+1, a wet wheel sensor can also trigger this message.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By Fudman
Look at the sequence of events in order to...

Look at the sequence of events in order to troubleshoot. You replaced the WP, which relates to cooling of the engine but has nothing to do with the running of the engine. You say it "slowly started...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Fudman
I have a similar sunshade and it works for me. ...

I have a similar sunshade and it works for me. It is thin enough to slip next to my seat when not in use and pops up into the correct size when opened. Mine is two separate oval shapes, not a two...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 24,196
Posted By Fudman
Yes, I replaced my car with another e39. The...

Yes, I replaced my car with another e39. The problem has not recurred. :rofl:




Your problem is not related to the aux fan. The e39 AC system is very sensitive to the amount of Freon in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Fudman
My $0.02: Keep the rears until they throw a...

My $0.02: Keep the rears until they throw a code. Replace the fronts when they throw a code. If money is tight, put your original ones back in (assuming you replaced them at 100K without a code).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By Fudman
If indeed no maintenance has been performed,...

If indeed no maintenance has been performed, prioritize your repairs. At 180K, I would first do whatever is needed to pass inspection. Then Refurbish your cooling system. At that mileage, failure...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 681
Posted By Fudman
This is easy. You should do the correct thing...

This is easy. You should do the correct thing and what you should have done the first time around, replace your seals with the Beisan seals. You can probably reuse your VCG and the job should go...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Fudman
Clear the code, let it dry out and scan for...

Clear the code, let it dry out and scan for codes. It may (or may not) fix this issue.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Fudman
No style number. Those are fakes. Do a search...

No style number. Those are fakes. Do a search here (http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/5/E39).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 681
Posted By Fudman
[QUOTE=EssoS;8538822]bluebee and fudman started...

[QUOTE=EssoS;8538822]bluebee and fudman started this madness of me fixin things /QUOTE]

Ouch! :yikes:

My former organization would say enthusiasm does not equate to capability (no offense...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Fudman
The P103 code is not related to the tranny. The...

The P103 code is not related to the tranny. The P1603 is probably related. It normally indicates a communications error between the ECM and TCM. This suggests that your problem is not tranny...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By Fudman
Your symptoms are consistent with air pump...

Your symptoms are consistent with air pump failure. The air pump only runs for about 90 sec on a cold start. You might try lubing the bearings but that will just buy you some time. The pump is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By Fudman
Search

Search
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By Fudman
The DISA affects your intake length (air) and...

The DISA affects your intake length (air) and should not cause your car to not start. As indicated previously, your have a lean (fuel) condition (caused most likely by a vacuum leak). Find the leak...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By Fudman
Unlike some other cars, you cannot replace just...

Unlike some other cars, you cannot replace just the ball joints. The ball joints are an integral part of the control arms (called the thrust arm or tension strut (#4) and the control arm or wishbone...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Fudman
What size tires do you already have? Have you...

What size tires do you already have? Have you confirmed fit onto the rims? A 1.5" width difference is just about the max for most tires.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Fudman
Standard practice is to check the ball joints, in...

Standard practice is to check the ball joints, in place, visually first (torn boots) and for looseness/play second. You can grab the ball joint by hand or with a wrench. Raising the car and twisting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Fudman
Only the thrust arm bushings leak. Failure leads...

Only the thrust arm bushings leak. Failure leads to shimmy. The control arms are solid rubber and rarely fail. Your symptoms sound more like sway bar link ball joints have failed.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By Fudman
How do you know the DISA is your problem? Is the...

How do you know the DISA is your problem? Is the car throwing any codes? Do a search. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6382993&postcount=1
It may also be your Vanos.
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