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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By lydspop
Thank you for the information. I will look at it...

Thank you for the information. I will look at it this week. @Z28 - please read the original post again and check out the reason/excuse in the 2nd paragraph.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By lydspop
Heartbroken 540 owner

After all the issues I've run into, I think I found one to drop me from the group. Long story short - drove the car for 2 years with the CEL on, code P1519. Thought little of it (dummy!!) and now a...
Forum: Parting Out 10-02-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By lydspop
Manual or auto? Could be interested in the engine...

Manual or auto? Could be interested in the engine block.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,750
Posted By lydspop
And to add insult to injury, now there's white...

And to add insult to injury, now there's white smoke at startup. It goes away quickly. It smells like burning, not like coolant or anything else is in it. Ideas?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,750
Posted By lydspop
I replaced part number 11367524489 - Realoem has...

I replaced part number 11367524489 - Realoem has it listed as solenoid valve, and it's where the CPS connects. I just realized that I've been chasing the wrong problem all along! Thanks edjack, that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 23,865
Posted By lydspop
Yes, camshaft position sensor can (and likely...

Yes, camshaft position sensor can (and likely WILL) throw a code and turn on the CEL. See my last post.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,750
Posted By lydspop
540i P1519 (again!)

Hey guys and girls, I finally got the CEL out on my 2000 540 by replacing the solenoid valve that the camshaft position sensor connects to. No more minor miss at idle, runs smooth. That's the good...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,548
Posted By lydspop
IIRC, there's one hose going to each nozzle head,...

IIRC, there's one hose going to each nozzle head, with two ports per nozzle head. If cn90's option didn't work, replacing the nozzle head might be in order. Since you said the driver's nozzle doesn't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,548
Posted By lydspop
Also verify that the hoses themselves are intact....

Also verify that the hoses themselves are intact. Mine had cracked hoses, so the fluid just ran down the engine cover and cooked on the mainfolds. Until I went to some parts store, bought 4 feet of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,640
Posted By lydspop
My $0.02 - back when I drove a Camry V6, I test...

My $0.02 - back when I drove a Camry V6, I test drove the TL. Granted, the interior was light-years ahead of my Camry, but the driving dynamic of the TL was sub-par for the price. I drove the Camry...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By lydspop
The reason it needs 2 pulls is central locking....

The reason it needs 2 pulls is central locking. If someone unlocks the doors (via central locking button) when the car stops, the door opens on the first pull. Check the forum, you could have the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By lydspop
Must have been SOFTBALL sized hail!!! Sorry to...

Must have been SOFTBALL sized hail!!! Sorry to hear about the total loss. From the link, I only see 1 problem - AUTOMATIC! It looks great, just get the PPI and have fun!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,278
Posted By lydspop
Glad the wife is okay. There have been a couple...

Glad the wife is okay. There have been a couple of us recently getting caught in unfortunate situations "meeting" other motorists or immovable objects. It sounds like you have a nice dilemma, I'd say...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By lydspop
I've learned that if all the plastic shields...

I've learned that if all the plastic shields behind/below the front bumper cover are not in place, the side pieces will shift and ride the tires until they grind away. Check out the rest of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,218
Posted By lydspop
Press the button and listen for a click or a hum....

Press the button and listen for a click or a hum. That will tell you if it's electrical or not. Any major changes in the car (hit something hard, battery disconnected, etc.)?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,737
Posted By lydspop
Does that help with vacuum leak testing too?

Does that help with vacuum leak testing too?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,891
Posted By lydspop
I have been in contact with Raj at Beisan. They...

I have been in contact with Raj at Beisan. They are currently working a fix for the 540i VANOS. From the detail they put into the I6, and the time since I sent them email, I fully expect their...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,841
Posted By lydspop
@OP - didn't mean to thread-jack. I'm having a...

@OP - didn't mean to thread-jack. I'm having a terrible day, and that comment just happened to put a smile on my face.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By lydspop
I think at the current fuel costs, I'd be more...

I think at the current fuel costs, I'd be more than thriiled with a F10 535i, since that's faster than my current 540i. Of course, it would require 3 pedals and NO iDrive. Just my $0.02...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,163
Posted By lydspop
Glad another owner is in the Northeast Metroplex!...

Glad another owner is in the Northeast Metroplex! Try searching for reputable REPAIR shops nearby, ask Spike Holmes, he told me about a shop in Lewisville, I use European Auto Tech on Central...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,841
Posted By lydspop
@ Burning2nd - LOL about the cooling system...

@ Burning2nd - LOL about the cooling system causing EVERYTHING to fall apart... is that why my 3rd brake light stopped working too?:rofl::lmao:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,753
Posted By lydspop
Just to chime in on what has already been said,...

Just to chime in on what has already been said, I've lurked for most of the time I've been a E39 owner, gleaning info from posts and pointing out things I've noticed when it's helpful. In any...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,575
Posted By lydspop
My $0.02 - when I had my unfortunate meeting with...

My $0.02 - when I had my unfortunate meeting with the fire hydrant in February, USAA was ready to total the car COMPLETELY just knowing it had over 175K on the clock. They didn't even want to do a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By lydspop
There have been a couple of us sidelined by...

There have been a couple of us sidelined by accidents lately, and I think I speak for us by saying "glad you and wife are okay". The car can always be fixed and enjoyed, spouses don't get replaced...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By lydspop
In that case, since I know you've done everything...

In that case, since I know you've done everything but fly back to the factory, I'm willing to put my faith in your research and say that you certainly do have the GS 8.60.4 ECU. Again, hard to see...
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