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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2010, 08:53 AM
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Views: 381
Posted By mutters1
strange noise

I have a 1997 BMW 540I auto. It has 137K miles, and the problem is "When The car reaches the highest Rpm before it shifts gears, it makes a squeking or whirling sound" It happens everytime through...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-01-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By mutters1
Car sputters when cruising

Along with my p0440 and p0100 code problems, I now experience a stutter in my RPM range when cruising around 1500 RPMs. The RPMs will go up and down ever so slightly, and I can hear the engine drop...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-31-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By mutters1
more codes!!!!!

I think I've had just about enough of this car. In the past 3 weeks I have replaced the valve gaskets, spark plugs, o2 sensors and cats replaced. I have cleaned the MAF and ICV. I had a smoke test...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By mutters1
I called it a v6:( sorry, and I have no leaks...

I called it a v6:( sorry, and I have no leaks whatsoever, I had a complete smoke test done, yesterday. The car did have a valve cover leak that was repaired 2 weeks ago. I had my indy inspect every...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By mutters1
I would suggest, if its not raining or going to...

I would suggest, if its not raining or going to rain, to wait and see if it goes out. One of your sensors might have just tripped it. I just had the same problem a few days ago. It was raining and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By mutters1
update!!!

Great news, just got back from shop, and after a complete smoke test I have no Vacuum leaks!!!! yeah. Both my cats and pre-o2s will be replaced on monday. The only advice I can give to noobs with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By mutters1
just bought the cats!!!!

After days of researching, I finally found what seems to be a perfect aftermarket cat. I almost pulled the trigger on the 43005's, but my indy would not warranty the work. He called me back and told...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By mutters1
smoke test delayed until tomorrow!!! Will update...

smoke test delayed until tomorrow!!! Will update then.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By mutters1
I had replaced my bosch 2 with the Iredium 4's...

I had replaced my bosch 2 with the Iredium 4's and I hate them!!! I spent $70 bucks for the 4's and now I have to shell out another $50 for the NGK's. My car has a low idle, I suspect it's the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By mutters1
I didn"t mean to offend anyone, but this is more...

I didn"t mean to offend anyone, but this is more like it. I post, I leave and come back and have ten replies!!!!lol. I just don't seem to get that many replies, maybe my post are really redundent.I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,904
Posted By mutters1
Forget about the cars that were involved for a...

Forget about the cars that were involved for a second!!! It was only 11:45pm, I bet alot of people reading this post can admit to being out and about at that time, it wasn't that late. I only prey...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By mutters1
Asking questions on e38's forum?

Do you think since I own a 540I that people on the e38 forum would get angry if I started to post threads there? The only reason I ask is because there doesn't seem to be that many 540 post here. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By mutters1
I have searched over and over and I can say that...

I have searched over and over and I can say that the 97 540I is a rare car to find post's about. When I do find one, it typically talks about checking the vacuum lines for the leak. I will update...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By mutters1
You should create an entire 5 series forum page...

You should create an entire 5 series forum page that says "GET A SMOKE TEST FIRST, THEN ASK YOUR QUESTIONS, IF YOU HAVE ANY LEFT?" This might have saved me a bunch of time and funds.:thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By mutters1
also, i fprgot to mention this. The mechanic...

also, i fprgot to mention this. The mechanic asked me if this was a car from california because of some ratings he read from the underside of the hood. I live in Maryland, would this affect the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By mutters1
the car has 133k, and scanner he used was a...

the car has 133k, and scanner he used was a rectangular red one, that he hooked up under the steering wheel and it told him to connect it to the round connector on the right side of engine. I am not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By mutters1
all four o2's reading the same measurement?

again yet another problem. I just replaced my pre cat 02 sensors to see if they were bad. my fuel milage was down so a buddy thought it might be my o2's. I replaced them two days ago and drove the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By mutters1
Cruise control problem

I can't use my c.c. on my 97 540I automatic. When I do use it, it revs the engine up and down, and when it tries to regain speed while going up a small incline it goes crazy. The cars revs way high,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 299
Posted By mutters1
97 540i abs/acs light one

Hey guys and girls, these light just came on and i was wondering if it is because i just lowered the car and/or its been raining here for two days? any help out there?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By mutters1
het llid i see your from md aswell cool. Have you...

het llid i see your from md aswell cool. Have you or anyone else heard of napa auto parts selling what i believe is called a "miller" cat for around $700 a pop.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,304
Posted By mutters1
no, and it was just some political humor. Maybe...

no, and it was just some political humor. Maybe now I'll wake up and be presented the "nobel piece prize".
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By mutters1
I hope to get this done tommorow, but i also have...

I hope to get this done tommorow, but i also have a fuel smell that make me sick. the indy told me that the purge solenoid needs to be replaced. I cant find this part anywhere on realoem. Is it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By mutters1
cat question

Both of my cats are bad according to my indy so i have to shell out for two. He told me that he would only replace them with the original oems, and we all know that they cost $1300 a piece. he told...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,304
Posted By mutters1
well since i created this thead simply to let...

well since i created this thead simply to let everyone know that its cool with me if you want to post whatever you want. I guess to everyone that has responded with a negative comment you must be one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2009, 06:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,304
Posted By mutters1
I agree 100%, but I still love to read the new...

I agree 100%, but I still love to read the new threads, sometimes you might have someone that answers with a "WOW" i never knew that type of answer.
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