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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 01:55 PM
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1999 540i major coolant leak

I've had to top up the expansion tank few times, because I haven't been able to pin point the leak. However, today the first clue was the distinctive coolant smell in cabin, next came the low coolant...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 374,140
Posted By HTK12
Was it a cheap meter? Cheap meters won't get...

Was it a cheap meter? Cheap meters won't get readings and show open circuit.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By HTK12
There is no software that can do what via ELM....

There is no software that can do what via ELM. You'll need to get INPA & compatible cable.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 833
Posted By HTK12
To gain access to ABS you need the 20 pin round...

To gain access to ABS you need the 20 pin round connector. Even the dealer uses it, because that is how your car was made.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 833
Posted By HTK12
Get someone else to drive the car and look the...

Get someone else to drive the car and look the wheel speed in the abs module with INPA. You'll see speed for each wheel. Drive straight on. All wheels should be reporting exactly the same speed when...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 833
Posted By HTK12
Removing the ABS module disables the hole ABS/ASC...

Removing the ABS module disables the hole ABS/ASC system. So the sympton will disappear. Removing the module will disable the speedo, automatic gearbox won't shift properly, most likely it will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 833
Posted By HTK12
You need a scanner than can read abs codes....

You need a scanner than can read abs codes. General scanners can't. Bluebee has gathered nice info package on ABS/ASC/DSC issues. You'll find it in the ******** the VERY best of E39 Links, look for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 383
Posted By HTK12
There is no reason to remove control arms & shock...

There is no reason to remove control arms & shock to access the bolts behind the hub. Of course you can do it that way, but that is the hardest and most expensive way to do it. I know because I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 383
Posted By HTK12
With shop tools it's quite a bit easier&faster to...

With shop tools it's quite a bit easier&faster to do because you got the car on a lift and you got shop tools. Removing the axle nut only takes few seconds with a professional air tools. Without them...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By HTK12
Test drive both. Just a note, your z4 with 3.0 is...

Test drive both. Just a note, your z4 with 3.0 is quite a bit faster than 530i. It's even slightly faster than 540i.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 383
Posted By HTK12
None taken. I've replaced both rear bearings on...

None taken. I've replaced both rear bearings on my e39 and I can tell you there was no chance to get the axle out by tapping it. I broke a large puller while trying to remove hub. Considering OP has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 383
Posted By HTK12
I didn't suggest he needs a alignment. I just...

I didn't suggest he needs a alignment. I just told the way I would do it. The guide that OP posted has a potential issue, that is if the axle is stuck on the hub (most likely it is) you got...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 383
Posted By HTK12
I would personally remove the rear wheel hub and...

I would personally remove the rear wheel hub and then the axle from the diff. That way no need to remove any control arms, thus no need for alignment. CN90 made a nice rear wheel bearing DIY that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By HTK12
Scan the car for airbag codes.

Scan the car for airbag codes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 470
Posted By HTK12
Cam codes would be sensor/timing related, the...

Cam codes would be sensor/timing related, the engine diagnostic doesn't know anything about the cam bearings. So it does sound like a sensor issue.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By HTK12
E39 will do just fine in winter. Only issue is...

E39 will do just fine in winter. Only issue is that if you get a lot snow on the road e39 like any other 2-wheel drive can't get through it. Real 4x4 with winter tires will easily manage 10+ inches...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 374,140
Posted By HTK12
Are you using a cheap DMM? I tried on a cheap DMM...

Are you using a cheap DMM? I tried on a cheap DMM and I couldn't get readings (0L). With a decent DMM I got good readings and was able to determine the defective abs sensor.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 470
Posted By HTK12
I doubt that is the issue.. The only way I would...

I doubt that is the issue.. The only way I would imagine that could happen would be oil starvation. If that was the case there would be other damage aswell, meaning the engine would be scrap. So if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,683
Posted By HTK12
No always adjust from the drum. Adjusting from...

No always adjust from the drum. Adjusting from the cable will stress the cables (believe me you don't want to change them, they are PITA). Second is that adjusting from the cables will decrease the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,683
Posted By HTK12
I have to disagree on this one. It it meant to...

I have to disagree on this one. It it meant to hold the car on a steep hill. However, it requires the brake drum and shoes to be in good shape. I've parked plenty of cars in steep hills and hand...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 575
Posted By HTK12
Find the issue and fix it. E39 has antenna that...

Find the issue and fix it. E39 has antenna that is good enough when it's in good shape. There is no need to upgrade.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By HTK12
As QSilver7 said sell the steering wheel.. There...

As QSilver7 said sell the steering wheel.. There is no way to make it work. Single-stage airbag can't be used in a car that has two-stage airbag system.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 575
Posted By HTK12
It is possible, but requires quite a bit of...

It is possible, but requires quite a bit of effort to make it work. So if your modified cars before it won't be a problem, if you haven't this probably will be quite a challenge.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By HTK12
To get a full diagnostic tool I would say get...

To get a full diagnostic tool I would say get INPA compatible cable. For software: INPA and DIS. Once you get the hang of those and still want more then get TESTO, Progman and start using rest of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By HTK12
You can't program a new key to your car without...

You can't program a new key to your car without special equipment. I'm talking about the EWS part of the key, that is what prevents you from starting the car. If the EWS chip was successfully copied...
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