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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By chiefwej
If the central locking button on the console does...

If the central locking button on the console does not work, reprogramming the key will do nothing. If indeed no fuses are blown, my bet is GM 3 is the problem.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By chiefwej
In addition to the fact that you will be unable...

In addition to the fact that you will be unable to change a flat tire, you will also have a lot of wind noise without the jack pads in place. At high speeds air entering that opening can also get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,111
Posted By chiefwej
The problem with the trunk not opening is...

The problem with the trunk not opening is probably broken wires in the "scuba hose" where it goes into the trun lid. It's a very common problem and any BMW specialist should be familiar with it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,002
Posted By chiefwej
Saving a couple bucks on spark plugs that are...

Saving a couple bucks on spark plugs that are rated for 100k of use seem hilarious, to someone who back in the 60's used to take his car to the drag race on weekends. I would change the plugs to a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 64,710
Posted By chiefwej
Hey, easy on that "old man" stuff. I'm 72 now...

Hey, easy on that "old man" stuff. I'm 72 now and still do my own maintainance, and love to take a spirited drive through the "twisties", either in the M-tech of my MX-5. I don't get to the track...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By chiefwej
It is in fact, a simple resistance circuit. An...

It is in fact, a simple resistance circuit. An open circuit should read -40 and a dead short 140. You should be looking for a break in the wiring or the sensor itself could be defective. If you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-01-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 775
Posted By chiefwej
Cheapest gas I can buy is Top Tier gas. How can...

Cheapest gas I can buy is Top Tier gas. How can you not use it. Just fill up at your local Costco.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By chiefwej
Even though the E39 is old enough to be a...

Even though the E39 is old enough to be a teenager, it still looks pretty sleek and modern when compared to the ugly car they are pitching in the ad. I can't figure the mentally of the advertising...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By chiefwej
If you can hear a very soft click it may be tha...

If you can hear a very soft click it may be tha actuator, a louder more normal sound, but not releasing is likely a broken spring, no sound likely the wiring. That is assuming other remote locking...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,063
Posted By chiefwej
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n176/chiefwej/n...

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n176/chiefwej/new%20grill/100_0405.jpgIf you look carefully you can see the ducts through the outer portion of the grill. On the M5 grill that portion is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,063
Posted By chiefwej
There are no brake ducts on the M5 nor even...

There are no brake ducts on the M5 nor even openings in the M5 style bumper. The M-tech bumper (as installed on the 03 M-tech cars) has an open grill that feeds air into ducts to cool the brakes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,488
Posted By chiefwej
My point is, not many courts (or poeple for that...

My point is, not many courts (or poeple for that matter) will consider a transmission failure on a car that is 15 or 20 years old, somehow still the responsibility of the original manufacturer,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,488
Posted By chiefwej
A car that is between 13 and 20 years old with...

A car that is between 13 and 20 years old with over 100,000 miles on it, can be expected to have problems. Anything that fails then, has already lasted a lifetime. Did you really think lifetime...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By chiefwej
There are OE parts (original equipment), which...

There are OE parts (original equipment), which are what was originally installed on the car and will carry the BMW trademark.
OEM parts (original equipment manufacturer) are made by an original...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 121,520
Posted By chiefwej
On sale for $22, when I was in there today. You...

On sale for $22, when I was in there today. You can't beat that price for a LL-01 rated oil.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By chiefwej
Replace radiator. While you are in there, replace...

Replace radiator. While you are in there, replace the rest of the cooling system.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,856
Posted By chiefwej
Don't you love how those with 6 cylinder E39 cars...

Don't you love how those with 6 cylinder E39 cars say how much better the rack an pinion steering and how bad the extra weight of the V8 is to the handling. Yet somehow this criticism is always...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By chiefwej
I would buy two 20 oz Techron and put one in each...

I would buy two 20 oz Techron and put one in each of my next two fill ups. Two tanks of gas laced with Techron may make a difference. Once you have this cleaned up, if you always use Top Tier gas...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By chiefwej
Techron has worked for a number of forum members....

Techron has worked for a number of forum members. It may take a couple doses, and make sure you use full strength Techron not the fuel system cleaner "with Techron".
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By chiefwej
I have an 03 and when I recently had a new garage...

I have an 03 and when I recently had a new garage door opener installed, I was surprised to learn that the opener in the car wouldn't work with it. I had to add an additional repeater/translator in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 121,520
Posted By chiefwej
Look on the label...does it say "BMW...

Look on the label...does it say "BMW LL01"?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,650
Posted By chiefwej
The Evans works exactly as advertised. To empty...

The Evans works exactly as advertised. To empty the system I drained the radiator, pulled both block drains then blew it out with air.. Then pulled the lower radiator hose, set the heater on high...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,650
Posted By chiefwej
The cooling system on the 6s seem to last longer...

The cooling system on the 6s seem to last longer than V8, but the result of a single overheat is much more likely to be fatal to a 6 vs the V8s.

My first radiator failure came at 40k miles. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By chiefwej
I just use an AUX input and Siri cahanges tracks...

I just use an AUX input and Siri cahanges tracks for me hands free. Pretty simple but it works. With a decent phone holder it also gives me a hands free navigation system.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,426
Posted By chiefwej
The short answer, based on the way the question...

The short answer, based on the way the question is phrased is NO. DIY doesn't always pay off. It depends on several factors. How complex is the repair? Your skill level as a mechanic. Tools,...
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