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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 730
Posted By Reefin' Dude
been running Evans for 4 years and approaching...

been running Evans for 4 years and approaching 60,000miles.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Reefin' Dude
here you go...

here you go (http://www.ideaphile.com/bmw/540-obc.html).

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Reefin' Dude
just change the value in the computer. i am able...

just change the value in the computer. i am able to do it using BMW Scanner 1.4. i have much larger tires than stock and i am spot on speed wise using a GPS for calibration.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Reefin' Dude
did you have the same problem? the M button...

did you have the same problem? the M button wouldn't light up to set the seat position?

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Reefin' Dude
thanks i will try the visor trick and check the...

thanks i will try the visor trick and check the module in the seat. i am pretty sure the problems started a while after i had changed any programing.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Reefin' Dude
Possible Programing gremlins.

For the last few months i have had a few interesting problems develop and can not figure out what could be the cause. They seem like they could be programing problems, but i am unsure which module...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By Reefin' Dude
that makes more sense. brown is used as ground on...

that makes more sense. brown is used as ground on the BMW.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By Reefin' Dude
can you put leads on the red and black to the...

can you put leads on the red and black to the car? i would expect that the red and black provide power to the sensor and once powered properly you may get resistance across the other two wires.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Reefin' Dude
it looks like a 525i with the Sport and cold...

it looks like a 525i with the Sport and cold weather package.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By Reefin' Dude
i have tried it and it seems difficult to tell if...

i have tried it and it seems difficult to tell if any of the sound is bearing noise/vibratoin or CV/differential noise/vibration, but i will give it another go and see if i can tell a difference...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By Reefin' Dude
i had to get somebody to replace the left side...

i had to get somebody to replace the left side rear bearing because it was so stuck i could not do it, and by the looks of it, they also had quite the time, so i guess it could be that. the sound...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By Reefin' Dude
Loud "Road Noise", not tire related.

My 02 540it has what sounds like road noise, but isn't. i can hear the actual road noise on my summer tires, and when i switched to my winter tires i heard the normal road noise associated with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,159
Posted By Reefin' Dude
nothing. the thread is about what mode one drives...

nothing. the thread is about what mode one drives in. i was actually staying on topic for the thread.

if you would like a question answered start another thread.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,073
Posted By Reefin' Dude
there are less 540it's than there are M5's . 5...

there are less 540it's than there are M5's . 5 series wagons are not that common, and finding ones that are Sport, is even harder. it took me several months to find mine, and i bought it sight unseen...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,159
Posted By Reefin' Dude
i have converted my 540it to paddle shift. i also...

i have converted my 540it to paddle shift. i also added a relay that when i pull both paddles the transmission will go into M-mode and then i can change gears manual with the paddles. when done, pull...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By Reefin' Dude
i would expect the problem to be with your BM53...

i would expect the problem to be with your BM53 under the lift up rear deck, under the largish black plastic cover piece that is closer to the seats. not super hard to get to, but is a bit fiddly. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Reefin' Dude
i get better gas mileage with the 2.81 that i put...

i get better gas mileage with the 2.81 that i put in the car. the 3.15 open is what comes stock on the sport wagons. i have gained about 1-2mpg, and dropped about 300rpms at highway speed. not much,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-04-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Reefin' Dude
no. the only thing i "needed" to swap were the...

no. the only thing i "needed" to swap were the output cups. from the 3.15 to the 2.81. they just pop right off and and pop right back on the other diff. i did not need to swap prop shafts or output...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-04-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Reefin' Dude
i hope so because i have a 540i diff on my 540it....

i hope so because i have a 540i diff on my 540it. :D

i went with the 2.81 diff over the 3.15 that came with the 540it. the M5 diff is not plug and play without additional parts from the M5.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By Reefin' Dude
make sure that your brake lights are still...

make sure that your brake lights are still working though. mine were not when the Trans error was displayed.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-21-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By Reefin' Dude
did you replace the brake switch? i think my...

did you replace the brake switch? i think my switch was intermittent i the beginning, but by the time i swapped it out, it was fully kaput. it is relatively/inexpensive to replace.

after swapping...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By Reefin' Dude
when i had the Transfailsafeprog message, it...

when i had the Transfailsafeprog message, it turned out to be the brake switch. the transmission performed properly. i would have somebody check your brake lights when you are in the car. if they are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By Reefin' Dude
so far so good for me using a high temp gasket...

so far so good for me using a high temp gasket maker. it has been a couple of years now. for other applications i can see how using a specific designed gasket would be preferred, but in this case it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,708
Posted By Reefin' Dude
this one is done very well. i would like to see...

this one is done very well. i would like to see the interior also to see how far the mods have gone. i think it was done very well. i like it. not my cup of tea, but done as art, i like it.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Reefin' Dude
it is easier to replace it, then to repair it. i...

it is easier to replace it, then to repair it. i have tried a few times to repair mine. i was successful in fixing it temporarily, but once the ribbon gets a kink in it, it seems impossible to get it...
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