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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By edjack
Probably the worst part of the job is bleeding...

Probably the worst part of the job is bleeding out all the air. The I6 is especially difficult.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By edjack
Take it back to the shop that did the swap, and...

Take it back to the shop that did the swap, and get them to diagnose it, since it seems to have happened as a result of their work.

http://www.obd-codes.com/p2096
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By edjack
What kind of scan tool do you have? Does it...

What kind of scan tool do you have? Does it access pending codes?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By edjack
The VIN is on the DASHBOARD, in the lower left...

The VIN is on the DASHBOARD, in the lower left corner!

VIN decoder: http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By edjack
An LS swap is NOT plug-n-play!

An LS swap is NOT plug-n-play!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 171
Posted By edjack
Review the procedure in the E39 Bentley manual...

Review the procedure in the E39 Bentley manual vol 1 before starting the job.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By edjack
White smoke can indicate a leaking head gasket....

White smoke can indicate a leaking head gasket. Get it diagnosed by a BMW shop.

If you're not an experienced amateur mechanic, I suggest farming it out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 279
Posted By edjack
Toss a couple in the trunk, and wait for the...

Toss a couple in the trunk, and wait for the failure.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By edjack
The pump is designed to run for 2 sec when the...

The pump is designed to run for 2 sec when the key is in position 2. This primes the system. Once the engine starts, the pump starts.

any help appreciated as there are no codes to check to see...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 429
Posted By edjack
I would not expect him to have remote control...

I would not expect him to have remote control keys if the car is not fitted so.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By edjack
The relay is in the relay rack behind the...

The relay is in the relay rack behind the glovebox. Check "The very best E39 Links" at the top of the home page for verification.

If the pump is working, why do you need to access it?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 429
Posted By edjack
The FZV (central locking receiver) tells the...

The FZV (central locking receiver) tells the general module to lock/unlock the car, based on the signal from the key fob. You now need to diagnose these two modules to determine where the failure...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By edjack
Pull the relay BEFORE you start the engine. ...

Pull the relay BEFORE you start the engine.

Or, drain off the pressure at the fuel rail Schrader valve.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By edjack
Good points all. Thanks.

Good points all. Thanks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By edjack
That's the main reason to use "synthetic:" Longer...

That's the main reason to use "synthetic:" Longer drain intervals.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By edjack
The M60 V8 had dual-row timing chains for both...

The M60 V8 had dual-row timing chains for both crankshaft and camshafts. The engine had a sprocket in the center, rather than the U-shaped chain guide. There were straight guides on either side of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By edjack
1. Replace the thermostat. The temp gauge should...

1. Replace the thermostat. The temp gauge should always point to 12:00 when fully heated.

2. Check the ATF level in the power steering reservoir. The belt can make a squeaking noise under those...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 189
Posted By edjack
Go see and drive the car. Gaskets are probably...

Go see and drive the car. Gaskets are probably leaking, unless having been replaced. BTW, there are two.

Get a pre-purchase inspection before making an offer. Pay particular attention to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 315
Posted By edjack
Does the top strap hold the battery in place? If...

Does the top strap hold the battery in place? If not, it could be damaged by movement.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By edjack
Go buy the magazine!! There's no intended link in...

Go buy the magazine!! There's no intended link in my post.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By edjack
Chevy SS vs E39 M5 ...

... in the Mar/Apr issue of Road & Track.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By edjack
E39 sound systems do not have a security code. ...

E39 sound systems do not have a security code.

Is the head unit aftermarket?

Does the CD changer in the trunk still work okay?

Why do you keep double-posting?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By edjack
What model year? How many miles on the cats?...

What model year?

How many miles on the cats?

Why did you think the valve cover gasket was at fault? In any event, you should have changed both of them.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By edjack
Did you wait 16 min before disconnecting the old...

Did you wait 16 min before disconnecting the old battery? Or was it dead?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By edjack
aka tension struts.

aka tension struts.
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