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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By Raulg
Thank you for you reply. I will look into that...

Thank you for you reply.
I will look into that and report back.
I appreciate your advice.
Raulg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By Raulg
Question 1998 528i - security alarm issues

I have a 1998 528i (build date: December 97).
Several months ago the remotes gradually stopped working. I replaced the batteries in the remotes multiple times with no improvements.
So we place the...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-18-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,940
Posted By Raulg
e21 Control Arm and Sway Bar

Thank you for the advice. It was very helpful.

I have been helping a neighbor change a control arm. we got the old one (bent) out but were having a hard time fitting the swaybar on the new control...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-14-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,940
Posted By Raulg
I am helping a friend with a 1980-81 E21. We...

I am helping a friend with a 1980-81 E21.
We replaced the passenger side control arm and are having a difficult time re-installing the sway bar.
Would anyone know where to find the instructions on...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-05-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,798
Posted By Raulg
What are you asking for the wheels? plus shipping...

What are you asking for the wheels? plus shipping to 22032?
I am looking for 2.
Thank you
raulg
Forum: Parting Out 10-05-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By Raulg
Do you have the standard wheels for the car? I...

Do you have the standard wheels for the car?
I am interested in getting two.
If so, please let me know price and shipping to 22032.
Thank you
Raulg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Raulg
I have a 97 528i. The hose from the reservoir to...

I have a 97 528i. The hose from the reservoir to the cooler appears to be leaking a little at the connection to the cooler.
My car has a metal bar/holder? The hoses appear to go through it.
Does...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,759
Posted By Raulg
I have a 12/97 E39. My alarm goes off not on its...

I have a 12/97 E39. My alarm goes off not on its own. It goes off sometimes as I unlock the car with the key in the door lock or the trunk lock.
I changed the battery in the key/remote but the car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By Raulg
The area circled shows the thermostat housing. It...

The area circled shows the thermostat housing. It is made of plastic and it may also be brittle. Do you know if it is the original housing?
While in there, I would replace the water pump,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Raulg
Does anyone know how the top edge door seal gets...

Does anyone know how the top edge door seal gets replaced? I bought a replacement because the trailing edge on the front passenger door is pealing apart.
I hope to replace it without damaging the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,231
Posted By Raulg
Update: The turn signals on the dash were not...

Update:
The turn signals on the dash were not working but the actual turn signals outside were working. In any case, I took the car to the local indy.
This gentleman has fixed a couple of things...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,231
Posted By Raulg
Jimlev, Thank you for your note. I did...

Jimlev,
Thank you for your note.
I did notice the emergency lights do not flash eihter. Therefore I thought the problem would not be in the turn signal switch. Could a bad turn signal switch cause...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,231
Posted By Raulg
1998 528i - turn signals not working

I have a 1998 528i with 160K miles, 4 door, automatic.

I have been able to keep it running within my budget thanks to the information provided in this forum. Thanks to all of you for that.

The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-31-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,590
Posted By Raulg
I would side with those in favor of doing the...

I would side with those in favor of doing the vanos seal replacement while doing the cooling system. I am not sure if the adjacent radiator hose needs to come out for the vanos work.

All I can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-28-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,265
Posted By Raulg
Thumbs up I have a 98 and looks the same. I noticed that...

I have a 98 and looks the same. I noticed that the cabin air elbow from the filter to the fire wall is disconnected on the passenger side. This may allow engine smells and heat to enter the cabin....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,125
Posted By Raulg
Update: After driving on the highway for about...

Update:
After driving on the highway for about an hour or so, I noticed the MPG numbers to increase slowly but steady. The best number I got was 20.3 MPG. It will fluctuate between 20.3 and 19.8...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,125
Posted By Raulg
Update Drove the car today and it appears to...

Update
Drove the car today and it appears to run smooth. I have one concern though. Up until before the fuel pump replacement, the dash would display the MPG between 18 and 19 most of the time....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,579
Posted By Raulg
Do a search for sunroof repair and you will find...

Do a search for sunroof repair and you will find at least 2 write-ups on this type of work.
Following the write ups I was able to remove the glass (after parking it on its tilt-up position). The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,125
Posted By Raulg
Update: This afternoon I started the car...

Update:
This afternoon I started the car knowing that I had to keep pressing the accelerator nearly half-way. I did not want to over rev the engine. The first couple of times the engine ran rough...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,125
Posted By Raulg
CN90 - I just installed a new fuel pump (2 days...

CN90 - I just installed a new fuel pump (2 days ago). I think the pressure readings may be off because the pressure gauge doesn't fit well at the end of the fuel rail.
Assuming the pump does not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,125
Posted By Raulg
Update: Checked once more after the last post....

Update:
Checked once more after the last post. The car starts with and without the MAF connected. I need to press on the accelerator about half way to keep it running otherwise it stalls.
Any...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,125
Posted By Raulg
CN90: I check for pressure at the end of the...

CN90:
I check for pressure at the end of the fuel rail with one of those tiny gauges from Advance auto. First time it read 17 psi, second time 35 psi. It had a long stem and it did not fit tight at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,125
Posted By Raulg
C90 - Thank you for your reply. I will try...

C90 - Thank you for your reply. I will try starting the car with the MAF disconnected and report back.
I appreciate the help.
R.G.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,125
Posted By Raulg
I did replace the fuel filter over the weekend...

I did replace the fuel filter over the weekend and the fuel pump. The pump was original with 150K miles. The car won't start.
I will check the hoses under the intake manifold however I replaced most...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,125
Posted By Raulg
CN90: I replaced most if not all the hoses when...

CN90:
I replaced most if not all the hoses when I did the head gasket replacement. I did follow your write-up at the time. I will re-check the hoses though.
Should the ICV going bad, would that...
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