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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-18-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By cpnwrench
:cheers: 1. O2 sensors 2. possible bad...

:cheers:

1. O2 sensors
2. possible bad fuel injectors ( staying open too long)
3. spark plugs, check and or replace
4. MASS Air Flow probably bad or on its way bad.


good luck sir.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-26-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By cpnwrench
:smokin: Well, I had written a long an...

:smokin:

Well, I had written a long an detailed reply to you Q and to U.nanimous..

guess I never selected "submit"


anyway. I already have that cycle chart.

I was curious as to see if...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-25-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By cpnwrench
P0430, Drive Cycle, O2 replacement, offsets

:smokin:

So, I have the MIL on, the dreaded "Catalyst Efficency Below Threshold" trouble code

P0430 - Bank 2

ARGGGGGGG:mad::mad:

Nw, I read posts everywhere, adapters, minicats etc......
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By cpnwrench
Yeah, planning the top flush // soak and...

Yeah,

planning the top flush // soak and then the most treacherous event....1 gallon of diesel into crank case for 3 minutes at idle after drain of oil..

combined events should dueshe it out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By cpnwrench
update to my update.... guys thanks so...

update to my update....


guys thanks so much for some of the pointers..


following links etc I see some guy from UK did an in depth dissertation on this subject.

going to try the Restore...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By cpnwrench
Again the Forum team comes...

Again the Forum team comes through!!!!!!:yikes::D:yikes::D:yikes::D:thumbup:


Thanks very much for the info!

as i suspected a burning sensation..heeeeeyyyy not that kinda forum here folks! ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By cpnwrench
OIL magically disappearing ( Not CCv related either)

:naughty:

ok......525i 2002......months ago replaced oil pan gasket (the only place motor was leaking oil.)

thanks to the many members here, the dropping of sub-frame was easy and straight...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2016, 03:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,303
Posted By cpnwrench
:smokin: Burning2nd; How true! ...

:smokin:


Burning2nd; How true!


my thinking (wrongly, as it turns out), was once you replace a fuel pump it "should" ( notice the operative word here "should") last a considerable long...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By cpnwrench
:smokin: Yep, FUEL PUMP no code...

:smokin:


Yep, FUEL PUMP


no code will be thrown in ODBII ( if you do have a code it will be like a "p0102" or so, as no fuel being received by any of the sensors, hence fuel delivery. aka=...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,303
Posted By cpnwrench
:smokin: Fuel Pump. ( new filter too for...

:smokin:


Fuel Pump. ( new filter too for you sticklers out there:rofl:)



I find this completely bizzare as I replaced the pump in March.:mad:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,303
Posted By cpnwrench
:smokin: WELL, HOLIDAY REVELERS, THE FAIL...

:smokin:

WELL, HOLIDAY REVELERS, THE FAIL HAS REARED ITS HEAD......


ARE YOU READY FOR THIS........

NOT ONLY DID THE INTAKE CAM SENSOR GO BAD.....

BUT THE FUEL PUMP DIED...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-27-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By cpnwrench
:smokin: hmmm.... you have the mesh shade...

:smokin:

hmmm.... you have the mesh shade lifts? is the top curled part of door panel pulled away from seating into the channel? if so,,,,, best bet run over to a AUTOMOTIVE UPHOLSTERY...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-27-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,014
Posted By cpnwrench
:smokin: good to know you NOW found water in...

:smokin:

good to know you NOW found water in booster......this is not good for vacuum components designed to be in arid operating environs. What gets me is,,, if the brake booster is designed to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-27-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,303
Posted By cpnwrench
:smokin: One last thing I thought of here...

:smokin:

One last thing I thought of here when My little blue died on Christmas Day.....


even though I do not personally think it is possible, as the car cranks over with what sounds like a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-27-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,014
Posted By cpnwrench
:smokin: So I have to chime in here after...

:smokin:

So I have to chime in here after reading the rants, accolades, raves, gripes etc......


Frozen brakes........

1. caliper bores on calipers are probably shot ( scored, cut etc)....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-26-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,303
Posted By cpnwrench
:smokin: well, fuses for MAF/CPS/etc are...

:smokin:

well, fuses for MAF/CPS/etc are good Fuze box under pass micro filter in engine compartment.



waiting for new Cam sensor and we will se what happens
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-26-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,303
Posted By cpnwrench
:smokin: acoste------- NOW THAT makes...

:smokin:


acoste------- NOW THAT makes some real sense!

I will definitely check the fusing and ckt diagrams today..... thinkin outside the box, yep.:):thumbup:

i was and thought so much...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,303
Posted By cpnwrench
:smokin: The "Pulse Generator, Crankshaft"...

:smokin:

The "Pulse Generator, Crankshaft" is the Automotive Technical term for the "Crankshaft Position sensor"

I won't know the result of the "CAMSHAFT Position Sensor" R & R until I actually...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,303
Posted By cpnwrench
:smokin: Ok, so thanks everyone for your...

:smokin:

Ok, so thanks everyone for your consideration...I do agree, methinks the CPS (intake) side has fried and didnt have a chance to set a code.

Here is a quick question tho... and can't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,303
Posted By cpnwrench
:smokin: A-bear: was thinking that...

:smokin:

A-bear: was thinking that too,,,but as i said in post, Battery is good. I did the maint test on dash LCD got like 13.91 VDC during crank.... Injectors are new, like 3 months old. new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,303
Posted By cpnwrench
Not so merry christmas day!

:smokin:

So, yet another bad karma gremlin has decided to visit me today, one half mile from home after a 13hr shift on Christmas eve-into Christmas day.... just about to turn right at apex of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By cpnwrench
:smokin: just fixed this problem on my sons...

:smokin:

just fixed this problem on my sons car............

IAC valve is VERY dirty or gone bad.....he had exact problems you did.

also i agree with other poster here....get codes from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,487
Posted By cpnwrench
:smokin: Ya Know.....when a belt...

:smokin:

Ya Know.....when a belt disintigrates (grenades/shreds etc)....it WILL sound like a freaking HH-53 has just landed next to you!!!!!

mita been whatcha heard.

then car woulda locked...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,958
Posted By cpnwrench
:smokin: Yep, the adage TIME vs....

:smokin:

Yep, the adage TIME vs. MONEY.....certainly applies here.


I did my own, in-line 6 cyl.

I had the time and another vehicle.

$28.00 gasket
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,274
Posted By cpnwrench
:smokin: Hmm, might also be a CPS which is...

:smokin:

Hmm, might also be a CPS which is bad. Had this problem on mine a few years back..frustrating especially when I went through the steps you did.

It didn't throw a code for it, but you...
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