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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By edjack
The alt is bad. It should put out 14 V when the...

The alt is bad. It should put out 14 V when the engine is running at 1500 RPM.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By edjack
How many kMs on the box? What did the inside of...

How many kMs on the box? What did the inside of the oil pan look like?

Did the symptoms appear before or after the fluid change?

Don't know about the codes. I'll let the transmission experts...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By edjack
I would guess the sensor, unless the fuel trim...

I would guess the sensor, unless the fuel trim numbers are way off, say +10 to 15%.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By edjack
All early (97, 98) 540s with 6 speeds were...

All early (97, 98) 540s with 6 speeds were branded sport models, and the VIN denoted standard M-sport suspension.

My car has a 4-spoke steering wheel and external chrome trim, and not an "M" to be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By edjack
P-codes are of the form Pxxxx. I can't identify...

P-codes are of the form Pxxxx. I can't identify your first two.

Never heard of a cam sensor causing a lean code. You must have a vacuum leak.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By edjack
Not true: original owner could have specified any...

Not true: original owner could have specified any number of seating options when ordering. My car has 12-way comfort seats.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By edjack
DME = engine control unit. It needs to be coded...

DME = engine control unit. It needs to be coded to a manual transmission. There are experts that can help you. Search for them.

You also need to do some research on this project. Several have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By edjack
The cell inside the fob is likely a goner. A...

The cell inside the fob is likely a goner. A savvy locksmith will have an instrument to detect the remote signal from the key.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By edjack
First off, you didn't disconnect the battery...

First off, you didn't disconnect the battery before disconnecting the seat.

You may be able to reset the light with the appropriate tool. The tool should also tell you why the light is on.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By edjack
The two biggest ones are having all the necessary...

The two biggest ones are having all the necessary parts, and recoding the DME.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By edjack
The sensor in the cylinder head has two elements;...

The sensor in the cylinder head has two elements; one feeds the DME, and one feeds the temp gauge. The temp gauge points at 12:00 when the engine gets to 85 deg C, unless the engine is overheating,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By edjack
These guys have been around for some years. They...

These guys have been around for some years. They have been absorbed by another company: http://vdorepair.com/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By edjack
You are truly a Lucky Mother!

You are truly a Lucky Mother!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By edjack
Of course.

Of course.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By edjack
Ask the vendor for instructions.

Ask the vendor for instructions.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By edjack
Ask the vendor of the kit for assistance. This...

Ask the vendor of the kit for assistance. This can turn into a ball of snakes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 465
Posted By edjack
Pre-cat O2 sensors can get sluggish with age. If...

Pre-cat O2 sensors can get sluggish with age. If they have more than 100k on them, they are suspect.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By edjack
He appears to live in Kalifornia, judging from...

He appears to live in Kalifornia, judging from the license plate. This pic may have been taken right after the latest Berzerkely riots.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By edjack
Search for the word "trifecta." It refers to ABS...

Search for the word "trifecta." It refers to ABS problems.

BTW, the V8 wants to have the chain guides replaced circa 150k. YMMV.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By edjack
Join the BMW CCA.

Join the BMW CCA.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By edjack
Replace the VANOS seals. Best bang for the buck.

Replace the VANOS seals. Best bang for the buck.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By edjack
Not enough info. If the existing HU works with...

Not enough info. If the existing HU works with the OEM amp, the new one should, too, provided that it is designed to work with an OEM amp.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By edjack
What is the at-rest battery voltage?

What is the at-rest battery voltage?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By edjack
1. It's dead, Jim. 2. The battery is low. What...

1. It's dead, Jim.
2. The battery is low. What is the overnight at-rest voltage?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By edjack
$1600 = 10-12 hours labor. Not outrageous for...

$1600 = 10-12 hours labor. Not outrageous for this job, esp if he's a BMW specialist. If not, find someone else. However, replacing the guides will likely not fix the compression problem.

What...
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