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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By edjack
The aux fan is controlled by the engine computer,...

The aux fan is controlled by the engine computer, based on coolant temp.

Make sure all the pulleys are in alignment, and are tightly fastened.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 208
Posted By edjack
Google traslate = Control indicator mounting ...

Google traslate = Control indicator mounting

Different countries have their own requirement for mounting the front license plate. This probably refers to ensuring the car is properly equipped for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By edjack
Measure the voltage using the cluster readout,...

Measure the voltage using the cluster readout, test 9. It s/b 12.5+ when setting overnight, and 14+ when the engine is running at 1500 RPM, and the lights are on.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By edjack
ASC is in the chassis. Signals from all four...

ASC is in the chassis. Signals from all four wheels, plus the trans are monitored. The swap must be done correctly, however. You need to do some homework on this subject. Several swaps have been...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 280
Posted By edjack
Visit the Beisan web site.

Visit the Beisan web site.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 175
Posted By edjack
The external lights are not fused. They are...

The external lights are not fused. They are controlled by the light control module.

JimLev may have an answer. Pull the gaiter back and check for broken wires. Most solder them back together, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By edjack
Start with bavauto.com for accessories. You...

Start with bavauto.com for accessories.

You will not obtain a significant power increase unless you go with Nitrous injection or supercharging.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By edjack
Are there any stored codes?

Are there any stored codes?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,221
Posted By edjack
Agree with all of the above. Haven't been in...

Agree with all of the above.

Haven't been in a school classroom lately: Do they still teach grammar, punctuation, and spelling?

Texting encourages sloppy writing.

One of my faves is the use...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By edjack
You may be correct. However, there HAVE been...

You may be correct. However, there HAVE been reports of good-to-great improvement, mostly noticeable in cars with auto transmissions.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By edjack
Try a Rislone treatment. Are you sure it's...

Try a Rislone treatment.

Are you sure it's not VANOS noise?

An Italian tuneup is driving the car in a lower gear, and letting the engine run at an elevated RPM (4-5K) for a few miles. This was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By edjack
Who told you this? Take it back to the shop. I've...

Who told you this? Take it back to the shop. I've never heard of this. Possible that the mechanic damaged one of the wheel sensors.

Was this a BMW shop?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By edjack
VANOS seals: www.beisansystems.com

VANOS seals: www.beisansystems.com
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By edjack
Measure the battery voltage. It s/b 12.5+ ...

Measure the battery voltage. It s/b 12.5+

Verify that the battery connections are clean and tight, esp the body ground cable.

Measure the fuel pressure at the Schrader valve; s/b 50 psi.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By edjack
Why not visit the page? That's why I posted the...

Why not visit the page? That's why I posted the link.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By edjack
My thought: Don't double-post.

My thought: Don't double-post.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By edjack
Get them from Beisan Systems - don't cheap out....

Get them from Beisan Systems - don't cheap out. You can also use their site to evaluate your current seals.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By edjack
You'll need a BMW-specific scan tool (a la GT-1)...

You'll need a BMW-specific scan tool (a la GT-1) to switch out of transport mode.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By edjack
Disconnect the fuel door lock and observe the...

Disconnect the fuel door lock and observe the result.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By edjack
Air bag recall affects 3-series cars 2000-2006

http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/Vehicle-owners-with-defective-airbags-urged-to-take-immediate-action
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By edjack
Air bag recall affects 3-series cars 2000-2006

http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/Vehicle-owners-with-defective-airbags-urged-to-take-immediate-action
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By edjack
Sounds like air in the heater core. Have you done...

Sounds like air in the heater core. Have you done some recent cooling system work?

Did you use the BMW bleeding procedure? The V8 is easy to bleed, once you use the correct procedure.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 632
Posted By edjack
Don't paint them; powdercoat them. Find a shop...

Don't paint them; powdercoat them. Find a shop that caters to custom rods and motorcycles. They'll glass bead and clean them up. No need to do the insides.

Make sure the shop knows they're...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By edjack
Bounce tests are easy in a car park with traffic...

Bounce tests are easy in a car park with traffic humps.

The rear subframe bushing on the Touring, when worn out, exhibit a harsh ride.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By edjack
If you bought the FSU someplace other than at the...

If you bought the FSU someplace other than at the dealer, it has likely failed. Feedback from this forum indicates that many aftermarket FSUs are not well made, and tend to fail often.
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