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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By rcmarty
MY 99 540 was doing the idle low stall thing. ...

MY 99 540 was doing the idle low stall thing.

Mechanic insisted on a fuel pump before further diagnosis.


Well it was a little better after the fuel pump , but still not right.

As a last...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By rcmarty
I need to update my garage , I have the 99 for...

I need to update my garage , I have the 99 for sale right now.

I bought a 2003 540 m sport with the rear folding seats now. dash connection only on the 03

From what I've read though the 99 will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By rcmarty
Help with scanning software.

I bought a cable kit to connect up to the computer off ebay. Came with software also

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/161250365904?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

I'm sure how to get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By rcmarty
Where to buy bmw parts in canada now that bimmerspecialist is part of pelican (us)

Looking get some bmw parts for my e39 540.

Bimmerspecialist is now part of the pelican group , us based.

Shipping , taxes, border , etc :(

Where is a good spot to get some parts now ?
...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 03-09-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 458
Posted By rcmarty
Want to add siruis and BT phone to 03 e39 dsp

I did a bunch if searching and searching tonight , I think I might be able to do this , would like to get some additional guidance if possible.

Car is a 2003 540 m sport , no nav system. Has a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By rcmarty
Any other lights on ? I had the same thing...

Any other lights on ?

I had the same thing happen , mine had additional lights lit up.

search trieffica ( spelling ) related to the abs module needing rebuilding

Do a search for ' visor...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By rcmarty
Don't for get the visor test for a bad ignition...

Don't for get the visor test for a bad ignition switch

Martin
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By rcmarty
I replaced my ignition switch also. I had the...

I replaced my ignition switch also. I had the visor crazyness in mine.

Another possible thing to look for is the connection on the side of the seat. It does the bi rocker. My front screw holding...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-06-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By rcmarty
are these the same people ? In canada ? ...

are these the same people ?
In canada ?

Mine goes off only when you get some heat into engine bay for a little while.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By rcmarty
The heating system is off ( fan speed all the way...

The heating system is off ( fan speed all the way down till lights go out )

Don't recall if the last time the heating system was on it was in auto fan mode or not. good chance it wasn't as i find...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By rcmarty
Odd heating system issue / problem

Odd heating system problem.

99 540i tip auto sport.


Summers winding down up here in canada so now on the warm evenings i can use the sunroof more.

Highway speeds ~ 50 mph

Sunroof open ,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,985
Posted By rcmarty
+1 on the oil check. By far the cheapest and...

+1 on the oil check.

By far the cheapest and easiest to check first.

Mine was running so bad i could outrun a city truck !

I could stall it by giving it gas not even in gear

I had some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By rcmarty
looking for a few part numbers

Sorry to post another thread about stuff covered here.

I've been searching and searching for a few hours now and no luck :(

Worst part is i have read the threads i'm looking for ! i know there...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By rcmarty
Can a bad ignition switch cause a bad running engine ?

My 99 540i sport with tip auto has been acting up.

I took it to a local indy and he diagnosed a bad fuel pump.

Replaced so far :

- battery (previously)
- fuel filter (prev)
- tires
- fuel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By rcmarty
several hours of reading ... try this ...

several hours of reading ... try this

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1205148

visor drives my car nuts. Who would have thought.


I got a bad ignition switch.

Martin
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By rcmarty
(sub) Mine is giving this message also. ...

(sub)

Mine is giving this message also.

Shifting does seem normal except for when your rolling to a light or something (slowning down without throttle) on a slight incline. When it goes to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By rcmarty
Wow Q you know your bmw's. After reading the...

Wow Q you know your bmw's.

After reading the info i think i need to clarify what was blinking.

When i arm and dis arm the yellow turn signals blink to confirm.

I was about 20 ft away...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By rcmarty
unlocked the car and the normal 2 blinks kept going ?

After dinner the other day we made out way back to the car and when i pushed the unlock button twice (for all doors) it just kept blinking.

I recall i locked it again and retried the unlocking and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By rcmarty
I fly model helicopters for a hobby and have many...

I fly model helicopters for a hobby and have many dealings across the line. I always try for USPS shipping.

Any good shops that ship usps that you use ?

Martin
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By rcmarty
All i've found is the bimmerspecialists.ca so...

All i've found is the bimmerspecialists.ca so far.

filter with reg

http://www.bimmerspecialist.com/canada/parts/index/bmw


pump

http://www.bimmerspecialist.com/canada/parts/index/bmw
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By rcmarty
Links to a 540 pump and filter

I've been reading alot about my power issue and i'm going to replace the fuel filter and pump as reccoemended by mechanic. His pricing is a bit steep for me so i'm going to have to get out some tools...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By rcmarty
A side note that has been tossed in the back of...

A side note that has been tossed in the back of my mind.

I fly large model helicopters for a hobby, the electric ones run larger batteries.

My 2010 tundra can charge 3 packs and still fire the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By rcmarty
The loss of power above 3500 is recent but the...

The loss of power above 3500 is recent but the temps are still in the + range. Say +8 tp +23 C.

No stalling recently as it's not cold out yet but winter is coming.

Penticton is a smaller town...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By rcmarty
99 540 fuel pump question

New here , long time fan of bmw's :)

Last fall i got a 99 540i

A little background on it , bought it last fall and drove it last fall and this summer.

I've been having some issues with it....
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