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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2016, 04:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By AH673000
Sounds like your master cylinder ingested some...

Sounds like your master cylinder ingested some water.

Did it rain hard recently? Was your car parked outside on a slope?

You can check by removing the cabin air filter case on the drivers...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By AH673000
Replace it again....

Replace it again....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By AH673000
Almost always the valve cover gasket. If you...

Almost always the valve cover gasket. If you changed it and it still leaks , it may not have been installed correctly. The 1/2 moon area is particularly difficult to get right.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2016, 04:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,920
Posted By AH673000
Yes you can if it goes higher then 50 PSIG .......

Yes you can if it goes higher then 50 PSIG .... Obviously not the best practice , but in a pinch it will work. Don't ask me how I know.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2016, 04:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By AH673000
I had a similar problem with my '97 ( one light...

I had a similar problem with my '97 ( one light bulb per side) ...
Bulb tested fine... Finally just installed a new bulb... Problem solved. It seems that the bottom of the bulb ( soldier...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By AH673000
I also have noticed that my coolant level will...

I also have noticed that my coolant level will drop over time to about 2" below the level line . If I ignore it , it just stays there. If I add a cup of antifreeze , it will again seek that same...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 108,925
Posted By AH673000
Well said ..... 100% agree

Well said ..... 100% agree
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,134
Posted By AH673000
$6000 with 106,000 miles five years ago. Do...

$6000 with 106,000 miles five years ago.
Do all my own work.... $2000 in parts since ..
Now has 132,000 miles and looks and performs like new .

1997 528i 5 speed manual . 100% Original with no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By AH673000
Couple things come to mind : 1) try running...

Couple things come to mind :

1) try running a name brand premium gasoline .
2) check your air cleaner
3) fuel injector cleaner ....like Chevron Techtron

You are not throwing codes...... And...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,139
Posted By AH673000
My '97 has the stock 15 inch wheels and tires are...

My '97 has the stock 15 inch wheels and tires are getting hard to find. Installed a set of Cooper CSA's ...... Exact specification to OEM. Handle beautifully and super quiet.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By AH673000
Bad idea .... You will be adding a new potential...

Bad idea .... You will be adding a new potential defect to a system that is already operating at a high level .

The achilles heal of this system... Cleaning it and introducing some contaminates ....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By AH673000
This issue has been beat to death .... Recommend...

This issue has been beat to death .... Recommend you go to Bob the Oil guy forum and read up if it is important to you.

Our engines are 20 years old.... They have grown up on oil that does not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By AH673000
Follow rule one .... ( I still have the original...

Follow rule one .... ( I still have the original small factory warning sticker on my gage cluster)

"Check oil level often "

If level is low , correct by adding oil.... Any oil .

Most...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By AH673000
General question : am I the only one on the forum...

General question : am I the only one on the forum getting this code or had the code? Seems like it would be a common code on these aging cars .
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By AH673000
Thanks for the video.... Worth a try

Thanks for the video.... Worth a try
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By AH673000
P-0420 ( cat efficiency)

I have been getting this code now for 4 years every month or so. The car always passes its annual State tail pipe emissions test .

My question is : is the solution to change out the original...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 650
Posted By AH673000
Are you getting an codes .... Your fuel pressure...

Are you getting an codes .... Your fuel pressure is fine ..... #5 cylinder may need a replacement plug, coil, boot , wire, etc. sounds ..... Have you looked at #5 spark plug " hole" for oil?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By AH673000
Your Vanos is probably stuck.... Good writeup in...

Your Vanos is probably stuck.... Good writeup in the forum. Use google to find it .
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By AH673000
Bad ground for the dash or a weak/ dead cell in...

Bad ground for the dash or a weak/ dead cell in your battery. Start with the battery .
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By AH673000
Sorry...didn't take pictures because there is...

Sorry...didn't take pictures because there is excellent documentation already in the forum put together by Bluebee with lots of pictures . If your power is out ...more then likely a broken connector...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By AH673000
Driver side seat stopped

Yesterday my drivers side power seat stopped working ( 1997 - 12/96 build).

Quickly did a Google search for info on this forum and found what I needed to diagnose.

Today it is fixed . I used...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,712
Posted By AH673000
I replaced the compressor and dryer in my '97 BMW...

I replaced the compressor and dryer in my '97 BMW 528i and the compressor was shipped dry ( no oil) . Most auto parts stores stock the correct oil . I added the small quantity of oil specified and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2016, 12:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By AH673000
Buy it.... Quickly Quick inspection ... If...

Buy it.... Quickly

Quick inspection ... If all good , drive it home.... Hard to find a clean one owner manual with full documentation .

In 2011, I bought a one owner fully documented garage...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2016, 02:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,700
Posted By AH673000
My 97 528 has what are now an almost impossible ...

My 97 528 has what are now an almost impossible 15" tire size to find. I finally found a Cooper tire with the correct load rating and size . Had them for three years now.... Wonderful ride . Wanted...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2016, 01:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,317
Posted By AH673000
KN is a marketing company..... They contract out...

KN is a marketing company..... They contract out their filter manufacturing. That said.... The filter you installed is probably manufactured in a plant that makes their tin can filters .

I use...
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