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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,407
Posted By vanceBMW
I replaced the first fan because it burned up. I...

I replaced the first fan because it burned up. I believe I ruled out the lower radiator sensor/switch because when the fan was running with the car off I unplugged it and the fan kept running. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,407
Posted By vanceBMW
Unplugged the sensor (lower radiator hose) once...

Unplugged the sensor (lower radiator hose) once before while the fan was running and the fan continued to run. Remember guys, in my first post, the damn fan was found running one morning parked in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,407
Posted By vanceBMW
Edjack, to measure zero or a voltage I need a...

Edjack, to measure zero or a voltage I need a reference to ground. I see the green wire on the fan side which lines up with the black wire coming from the controller. Is the black wire a ground or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,407
Posted By vanceBMW
Pusher (aux) Fan runs with car off

Qsilver wrote in a post 5 reasons that your ECM makes the pusher (aux) fan run. He was the only one who clarified all possible problems that could cause an aux fan to run when it shouldn't. He also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By vanceBMW
You can try here for some code definitions. ...

You can try here for some code definitions.

http://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/bmw/

There are others out there, just didn't know the year of your 528i. Also, if you go to someone like...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By vanceBMW
Had the same experience after rebuilding my Vanos...

Had the same experience after rebuilding my Vanos unit. Love it!! I'm still amazed even after a couple of weeks since the change and each time I step on the pedal I think to myself wow, now this is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,245
Posted By vanceBMW
Al's correct, you need to reset light with a...

Al's correct, you need to reset light with a squence of steps (forgot about that). Look in some threads here to find exactly how to do it. Or if you have a manual or manual on CD that will work. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,371
Posted By vanceBMW
What engine stumbling issues? The idle is fine...

What engine stumbling issues? The idle is fine along with running down the road.

You also mentioned the "CEL" & "causes CE"? Don't know what these stand for.

Thanks!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,245
Posted By vanceBMW
I know this might sound silly, but did you...

I know this might sound silly, but did you replace your sensors? One on front drivers side and one on Rear passager side.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,371
Posted By vanceBMW
Completed replacing the vacuum hoses today,...

Completed replacing the vacuum hoses today, between the Valve, Elect Valve, non-return Valve (Check Valve) and intake manifold. Still have service light. Haven't driven the car just ran it in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,610
Posted By vanceBMW
I have the same car. Find a good DIY with pic's...

I have the same car. Find a good DIY with pic's and you'll find that it will go pretty smooth. The thermostat and thermostat housing is one unit so that goes in quite easy. Just have a new belt or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,615
Posted By vanceBMW
What does you temperature dial indicator show...

What does you temperature dial indicator show when the hose is extremely hot? Besides water pump impellers, could also be air trapped in your system.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,371
Posted By vanceBMW
Couple of days ago I went back on the search. I...

Couple of days ago I went back on the search. I had taken the vacuum hose off the valve, but not the elect valve. Darn, if I couldn't get that Da** hose off. I believe I'm going to have to cut. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,699
Posted By vanceBMW
I have to say if it wasn't for learning all I can...

I have to say if it wasn't for learning all I can about my two BMW I've owned, I wouldn't be able to affort have one. This site is a great tool for advice, help and others experiences that can guide...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,370
Posted By vanceBMW
Made a BIG difference. I can surely tell it runs...

Made a BIG difference. I can surely tell it runs a lot better at lower RPM's and sounds better too. Reminds me when I first got the car! Worth the effort and the $60.00 Bucks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,371
Posted By vanceBMW
I hate to ungracious with any help or comments,...

I hate to ungracious with any help or comments, but I can't help to say why do some here post comments without reading the whole thread?

Just wondering.....:dunno:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,371
Posted By vanceBMW
I have been reading what you guys are saying, but...

I have been reading what you guys are saying, but I didn't remove the intake manifold and I have check and double checked the vacuum hose that runs from the back of the intake manifold, around the VC...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,371
Posted By vanceBMW
Fudman, I did check my vacuum line when I was...

Fudman, I did check my vacuum line when I was installing the VC and everything looked and felt fine.

Just back from Autozone and had codes read. Codes as follows: P1083 & P1085 Fuel control...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,371
Posted By vanceBMW
Thanks everyone for the advice. I'm still...

Thanks everyone for the advice. I'm still thinking O2 sensors because when I started it up, it smoke like heck and filled my garage, smoked so bad had to pull it out in the driveway and let it run...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,371
Posted By vanceBMW
THE CAR IS RUNNING!! Thank you all for all your...

THE CAR IS RUNNING!! Thank you all for all your advice, help and support!!

There is a service light on which I believe it coming from the oxygen sensors that has oil on it. Will the sensor...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,371
Posted By vanceBMW
You are CORRECT!! At first, looking at the...

You are CORRECT!! At first, looking at the diagram 11_2172 Cylinder Head Cover, thought they went somewhere under the valve cover. But nooo, you're right! I see exactly how they fit.

Again,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,371
Posted By vanceBMW
Can anyone tell me exactly where these 4...

Can anyone tell me exactly where these 4 "Distance Rubber" are placed (mounted) under the cylinder head cover? I realize they are some sort of stand offs but there isn't anything I found that shows...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,863
Posted By vanceBMW
nanda007, Glad to have ya! I'm sure lots of...

nanda007, Glad to have ya! I'm sure lots of guys will lean on you from time to time with your experience. I'm new here at this site and already I have found it's the best one out there. Lots of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-01-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,370
Posted By vanceBMW
I have 103K and I decided to do the job because I...

I have 103K and I decided to do the job because I had half my engine torn down for other issues and had been reading about the improvements it can make. I really can't say I had many symptons but I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,370
Posted By vanceBMW
Looking forward to see and feel the different! ...

Looking forward to see and feel the different! Thanks!
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