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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By AH673000
When your black plastic radiator or other water...

When your black plastic radiator or other water side components turn chocolate brown or slim green it is time to change them.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 265
Posted By AH673000
I sat silent when you first posted . But you...

I sat silent when you first posted . But you found the truth....Audi is the current yuppie mobile ..... Does not hold a candle to what you are driving.....that's why I just keep the old E39 going...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By AH673000
I would also check your fuel pressure at the...

I would also check your fuel pressure at the injector rail . It should be around 50 PSIG . Low fuel pressure can raise all kinds of weird issues on these cars .


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 01:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 647
Posted By AH673000
Two days to : 1) total cooling water side...

Two days to :

1) total cooling water side overhaul
2) replace power steering hoses
3) replace A/C compressor and dryer
4) replace belts and tensioners
5) oil change
6) cabin and engine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 470
Posted By AH673000
Back to rear Pad basics.... The thickness of the...

Back to rear Pad basics.... The thickness of the pad is not the problem I am referring to. The inside rear pad is connected to the caliper with a Spring clip on the inside pad. Our car has two listed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 470
Posted By AH673000
I posted that I had a similar noise from my rear...

I posted that I had a similar noise from my rear brakes after replacing the pads recently . Turns out I had installed the pads with the short " clips " instead of the the pads with a long upper clip...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By AH673000
Ed... My daughter lives in NZ and she drives a VW...

Ed... My daughter lives in NZ and she drives a VW imported from Japan.

Because the Japanese also have the steering wheel on the right side it is an easy import.

The 3-5 year old used cars...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 624
Posted By AH673000
50 PSIG .... If you are getting 15-20 PSIG , you...

50 PSIG .... If you are getting 15-20 PSIG , you have found the issue.

You can try a fuel filter first and retest, but I think it will be the pump .

The pump fit up can be a bit tricky to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 624
Posted By AH673000
Interesting.... You have not checked your fuel...

Interesting.... You have not checked your fuel pressure at the injector rail yet ?

Low fuel pressure will give you all those codes .

Had this exact issue on my sons car. Replaced the fuel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By AH673000
My '97 has a 1/97 build date.... It has been in...

My '97 has a 1/97 build date.... It has been in our extended family since new.... My wife drives it daily and does not want another car... She loves this one and told me to just keep it nice. That...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 298
Posted By AH673000
Used a long handled angle 7 mm Allen wrench . Put...

Used a long handled angle 7 mm Allen wrench . Put the short end in your bolt and slightly tighten it to break the bolt free , then back it out by using a hammer to help as necessary. The key is using...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 298
Posted By AH673000
Just did this job.... Used a long 7mm angle ...

Just did this job.... Used a long 7mm angle


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Forum: 5 Series DIY 08-08-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,200
Posted By AH673000
The truck lid lock has an actuator that is...

The truck lid lock has an actuator that is electrically operated.

You could have any one of numerous issues that crop up over time.

Main Issues:

1) broken power wire to actuator ( check...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By AH673000
Rear brake pads for a 1997 BMW528i have two...

Rear brake pads for a 1997 BMW528i have two different parts number ..... 396 or 692 . The number will show up in the vendors/ manufactures number .

In my case I needed the 692 pads with the large...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By AH673000
Mystery solved...clanging ( new) rear brake pads

I recently changed my rear pads and rotors ( OEM set lasted 126k) only to be greeted with a rattle in both brakes .

I tried many things including: shims, silicone brake grease, new hardware,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,113
Posted By AH673000
Well ,your 540 is a beautiful car.... ...

Well ,your 540 is a beautiful car....

Somebody is going to be very happy .


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 786
Posted By AH673000
A 528i is not the car for you at this point in...

A 528i is not the car for you at this point in your life. It will eventually consume you and your studies. Get a Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla .


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 25,191
Posted By AH673000
Recently did the CW overhaul on my 1997 I6 and...

Recently did the CW overhaul on my 1997 I6 and used cn90s procedure of slowly filling through the bleed at the thermostat. Level was/ has been dead on since. Was wondering why others were having...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By AH673000
Try this with a friend. Park car with...

Try this with a friend.

Park car with engine running and in park with emergency brake set. Pop the hood . Have friend rev the engine and then back off on throttle. ID the noisy area and report...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 488
Posted By AH673000
What is important on 5 series tires is that the...

What is important on 5 series tires is that the replacement tire meets the original specifications. This is more then just size . A 5 series requires a tire with a high load rating . My '97 528i has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By AH673000
Most are fine ..... I like filters made in South...

Most are fine ..... I like filters made in South Korea, Germany, USA .

Only defective looking filter I have seen was made in India.

Most brands make their filters all over the world .
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By AH673000
Run tier three name brand gas and cleaners not...

Run tier three name brand gas and cleaners not required.

Run tier 1 and 2 and I have seen Chevron Tectron work wonders.

I run chevron/ Exxon/ Mobil exclusively in my 1997 and have zero...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 483
Posted By AH673000
Insurance question: I am with State Farm -...

Insurance question: I am with State Farm - Delaware . I have a multi car discount . I also drive it less then 5000 miles per year . Cost is $ 45/month for full coverage ( $500 deductibles) . My new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 483
Posted By AH673000
In Delaware, USA.....we pay $40 a year which...

In Delaware, USA.....we pay $40 a year which includes the emissions and safety inspection .

Our gasoline is taxed at .50 / gallon ( Fed and State road tax combined) which brings our gasoline cost...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 471
Posted By AH673000
You will need help on this issue from a shop that...

You will need help on this issue from a shop that does AC repairs .Your system needs to be evacuated and the total weight of freon removed recorded . At the same time the tech can check that...
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