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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 02:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 246
Posted By Flybot
Symptoms of a failing PS pump include low power...

Symptoms of a failing PS pump include low power assist, like the OP described. Especially at low rpm. And/or buzzing noise from the pump vanes that are proportional to engine rpm.

Fudman, since...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 685
Posted By Flybot
2 thumbs down for Autozone alternator and battery...

2 thumbs down for Autozone alternator and battery tests. Very unreliable. Might as well guess.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 685
Posted By Flybot
No, full electrical load. Turn on headlights and...

No, full electrical load. Turn on headlights and brights, ac blower fan on full, rear defrost on. You should have 14 volts +/- when your reving about 3k rpm. Idle will prob be lower, but you shouldnt...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By Flybot
Typically from above. Its best to remove the fan...

Typically from above. Its best to remove the fan and fan shroud.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,160
Posted By Flybot
I kind of feel like you're saying "We dont know...

I kind of feel like you're saying "We dont know how VANOS works" without knowing the cam position all the time is like saying "We dont know how the fuel system works if we cant put our finger on a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,131
Posted By Flybot
Two-handed face palm

Two-handed face palm
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,160
Posted By Flybot
BB, you are tenacious. Tenacious with a capital T!

BB, you are tenacious. Tenacious with a capital T!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,160
Posted By Flybot
Not really. I know exactly how the VANOS works....

Not really. I know exactly how the VANOS works. The exact curve is of no use unless our aim is to modify it for some reason. Its based on throttle position and rpm. Thats all I need to know. Beyond...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,160
Posted By Flybot
And we care about this because....... Some...

And we care about this because.......

Some BMW engineer probably has a few multi axis graphs. But who cares. There are a couple of inputs that determine the cam position. It basically the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Flybot
The VANOS seals could not withstand constant...

The VANOS seals could not withstand constant rotation. So no, the pistons dont rotate with the cams. I believe the rotation stops with the helical gear that the piston pushes on. The helical gear...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,020
Posted By Flybot
I know the vid you have shown in post #1 says...

I know the vid you have shown in post #1 says lift is increased. But I cant see how that is true. There is just no way that the VANOS piston movement could do that. I dont believe it, until proven...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 615
Posted By Flybot
Dirty, clogged idle control valve, huge air leak...

Dirty, clogged idle control valve, huge air leak in intake?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Flybot
Your post location just says "In a...

Your post location just says "In a house".
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,215
Posted By Flybot
I wasnt sure what it was_...

I wasnt sure what it was_ http://www.car-solution.de/en/component/virtuemart/bmw-5er-e39/elight-deluxe-fuer-bmw-5er-e39-detail?Itemid=0
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 615
Posted By Flybot
You've done a lot of work. Im sure its the fuel...

You've done a lot of work. Im sure its the fuel pump. Just replace it. The DISA is a separate issue.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 347
Posted By Flybot
The codes are for precat O2 sensors.

The codes are for precat O2 sensors.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,131
Posted By Flybot
So people really have changed their motor oil...

So people really have changed their motor oil themselves. Who knew?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,131
Posted By Flybot
Omg

Omg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,131
Posted By Flybot
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?album...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=4475&pictureid=17717

Thats how this thread makes me feel
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Flybot
As mentioned, you have to put the door card on...

As mentioned, you have to put the door card on from the top down. The top edge can be a pain if the clips start coming off.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 648
Posted By Flybot
They only make a difference if you regularly...

They only make a difference if you regularly loose traction because a wheel is breaking loose and spinning.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 648
Posted By Flybot
I dont know about this particular limited slip...

I dont know about this particular limited slip diff, but they normally have varying degrees of force required to get them to lock, based on their application, such as street or track.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Flybot
Thats a Dynavin nav unit. I have the same thing....

Thats a Dynavin nav unit. I have the same thing. You might try getting a paperclip and poking the reset (RST) button next to the mini SD slots. And as Dennis said, it was probably purchased from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,724
Posted By Flybot
When I changed the steering rack a few months ago...

When I changed the steering rack a few months ago I bled the system 5-6 times. After a few months it started making the pump whine/buzz noise that you have. I was going to change the pump, but as I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,724
Posted By Flybot
I would not use it without all the vanes (chips)....

I would not use it without all the vanes (chips).

You probably just had air in the system. I was going to replace my pump because of noise and and while waiting for the pump to arrive I took the...
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