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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By simt
Turns out that it is vanos rattle. I went back...

Turns out that it is vanos rattle.
I went back to the car to try and assess the noise again. This time my wife revved it a bit harder and over not much more of the rev range - the infrequent lumpy...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By simt
Thanks for the responses guys. For it being...

Thanks for the responses guys.
For it being the chain tensioner: I replaced that spring about eight months ago with a genuine BMW part from Pelican. Not for any particular reason except that I was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-25-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By simt
Can anyone help me identify this engine noise?

Trying to find out what this noise is?
youtube - engine lumpy rattle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9v_BOYFusk)


It's from my 2001 530i with the m54 engine. (And yep that's me with my Aussie...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-25-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,118
Posted By simt
pff, As I got in the drive way this evening from...

pff, As I got in the drive way this evening from work. I noticed my odo reading at 144k miles. -And it made me frown and wonder if my car is starting to get old.
Now tonight I read this post and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,469
Posted By simt
My wife did have it pedal to the metal. ...

My wife did have it pedal to the metal.



I don't have any experience with starter fluid. I'm, a bit leary of it, having heard the odd bad story. But I will look into it. I do have some carb...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,469
Posted By simt
Update: This weekend I checked for spark and...

Update:
This weekend I checked for spark and found I had it from the spark plugs so I was stumped. I've got air, spark and fuel.

I decided to try cranking the engine again, same as what I tried...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,469
Posted By simt
Back to the drawing board :( I was so excited...

Back to the drawing board :(
I was so excited that the problem may have been as simple as what timarnold had said.
But it didn't start.
Because I ran out of time the night before, the cylinders...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,469
Posted By simt
Alright cool. I'll give that a go. I would love...

Alright cool. I'll give that a go.
I would love it if it was that simple. Over the course of the weekend I've tried cranking it around ten times. It probably is well and truly flooded. I'll air out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,469
Posted By simt
bmw 2001 530i - cranks but won't start?

Hi,
first up gotta say it's almost a bit embarrassing that I'm putting this post up when on this very same page there's an identically titled thread for a 540i. But I've read it and they are chasing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By simt
Hi Bluebee, thanks for those links, I've read...

Hi Bluebee, thanks for those links, I've read most of those links already. And it is stuff I want to know so I can make an informed decision. Though it is illegal for me to regas my own system. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By simt
adjusting fan speed to use with different refrigerant: possible?

Hi all,
I'm looking for some ideas on how I might be able to get my auxiliary pusher fan to work with the different refrigerant I'd like to put into the aircon system.

In a nutshell:
the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,522
Posted By simt
Hi devlspawn, the replacement fan has been...

Hi devlspawn, the replacement fan has been working great. So it ended up being the fan that was dead, everything else was fine. I 'spose the slightly fluctuating .03V I'd measured on the PWM wire,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,387
Posted By simt
Wow what a saga. Congratulations on having it all...

Wow what a saga. Congratulations on having it all sorted now. That boom and then the transmission going into failsafe mode could not have been a pleasant experience to say the least.
Also, I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,522
Posted By simt
Just a quick update, took the car into an auto...

Just a quick update,
took the car into an auto electrician. They rang me and declared the fan faulty, and I'm in need of a new one.

So I've ordered one, waiting for it to arrive, will post here...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,522
Posted By simt
After you asked about whether I'd tried measuring...

After you asked about whether I'd tried measuring AC or DC voltage, I got all excited... But no, measuring AC voltages gave me 0V on the DME wire.
The measurements I put up before were all DC...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,522
Posted By simt
Hi dissonant, did you fix the problem in the...

Hi dissonant,
did you fix the problem in the end? Was it just the broken wire you mentioned in the last post of yours, or did it turn out to be something else?

I ask because I noticed you said...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,069
Posted By simt
I did the job myself. I think I got the ribbon...

I did the job myself. I think I got the ribbon from the place you mentioned. It was the place that operates from Hungary.
I took my display apart twice, 2nd time was far quicker than the first, as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By simt
Hey Anthony, I'm wondering what you mean by...

Hey Anthony, I'm wondering what you mean by bringing up the struts?
I'm in the same situation you were. I've got a 2001 530i. I put Eibach pro-kits/Koni FSDs on it about 6 months ago. The ride's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,338
Posted By simt
Second that question. I'm in love with the idea...

Second that question.
I'm in love with the idea of a single unit that provides bluetooth, navigation and mp3 input! But I'd still want to make sure I can access and interact with my OBC via the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2010, 04:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,761
Posted By simt
It's funny, right now I'm in the middle of trying...

It's funny, right now I'm in the middle of trying to isolate wind noises. Did a quick search here and found this thread. Was reading through it, wondering what the final resolution was, assuming this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By simt
Not really, you can find places on the web. But...

Not really, you can find places on the web. But they don't advertise their prices online. You have to ring up and get a quote. Which allows for wildly varying prices. But the best I've been able to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By simt
Looking for EACTuning

Hi,
I'm looking to get in contact with EACTuning.

I've tried emailing their sales address twice in the last week and a bit, but I've had no response.
I'm really keen to get some of their...
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