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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By nedmon
I had a similar problem recently and found that I...

I had a similar problem recently and found that I had forgotten to attach a plug on the throttle body. An intermittent bad connection there would explain what you are seeing
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By nedmon
Remove the trim at the bottom of the windscreen,...

Remove the trim at the bottom of the windscreen, note, the fasteners are pushums, not screws.

Then the air filter boxes, both sides, the the rest of the plastic, don't break the fasteners.

...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By nedmon
Looks like a fuel line is clogged or the pressure...

Looks like a fuel line is clogged or the pressure regulator has failed. Remove the back seat, and access the return line to the fuel tank by removing the round cover on the drivers side. Lift off the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By nedmon
There are several easy checks for fuel. Pressure?...

There are several easy checks for fuel. Pressure? measure it or see if fuel sprays from Schrader valve. Flow? remove the Schrader valve and see if fuel flows with the pump running. Pump? listen to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 496
Posted By nedmon
You have spark so it is likely the fuel. Check...

You have spark so it is likely the fuel. Check the schrader bicycle type valve in the fuel rail to see if you have pressure in the fuel. If no pressure, the fuel pump is likely dead or the filter is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By nedmon
I finally got it. The DME and EWS no start...

I finally got it.

The DME and EWS no start thing were replaced by an indie last spring and this was about when the starting problem began.

So a few days ago I looked at my Bentley and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By nedmon
I have found that this is the first indication of...

I have found that this is the first indication of air in the cooling system.

Bleed it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By nedmon
And Merry Christmas to all, Ned

And Merry Christmas to all,
Ned
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By nedmon
I took my brother's advice to forget about it...

I took my brother's advice to forget about it and, for a few months, moved on. Benign neglect is one of my favorite therapies.

Yesterday however, I had better ears than mine check and discovered...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,141
Posted By nedmon
I have seated the bead on a small wheel by tying...

I have seated the bead on a small wheel by tying a rope around the tire and then shoving a broom handle between the rope and the tire and twisting until the rope tightens and compresses the tire...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-01-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 486
Posted By nedmon
Tony, one sensor in the double temp...

Tony,

one sensor in the double temp sensor controls the temp gage on the instrument panel and the other is an temperature reading for the DME.

It is entirely possible the your gage is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By nedmon
I live nearby and really like them

I live nearby and really like them
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By nedmon
Hi, Jim, The battery is new, Ned

Hi, Jim,
The battery is new,
Ned
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By nedmon
My daughter's Jetta started after 6 months parked...

My daughter's Jetta started after 6 months parked near the airport in San Francisco
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By nedmon
Parasitic Drain Tool

I just got back from a 2 week vacation and the battery was down to dead flat. Before starting to troubleshoot the problem, I read all the threads on parasitic battery drain so thank you Donna.

The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By nedmon
Maybe it is a hole in the muffler or pipe. To...

Maybe it is a hole in the muffler or pipe. To have a look while listening would be a good start.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By nedmon
Thanks for the responses. No CEL Runs/idles...

Thanks for the responses.
No CEL
Runs/idles smoothly, good gas mileage.
I cleaned the ICV, rattles nicely now.
There are no cracks in the corrugated rubber/plastic inlet hose.
I treated the car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By nedmon
The illusion of success it was. The hard...

The illusion of success it was.

The hard starting, that is, it usually fires the second time I crank it, continues. Perhaps a better problem definition is that it does not start the first time I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By nedmon
Michael, The ebay no was 271374109531. My...

Michael,

The ebay no was 271374109531. My ews had failed so I got a replacement DME and ews that came from a 1998 car. Since they were matched I was able to program the keys using the method...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By nedmon
Michael, I replaced the DME and the ews with...

Michael,
I replaced the DME and the ews with a pair from ebay, bought from "mr.autoparts" they cost $100 and only required the keys to be programmed using the method in the Bently repair book.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 686
Posted By nedmon
Clean all the ground connections.

Clean all the ground connections.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By nedmon
Looking back at my problem diagnosis, I believed...

Looking back at my problem diagnosis, I believed that I was losing fuel header pressure and that was causing the hard starting when cold, HOWEVER, I switched it on without starting a few times and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By nedmon
Clarification

I was able to repeat the hard start condition after replacing the valve cover gasket when i removed the oil filler cap and I assume that by doing that I replicated the bad vacuum condition caused by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By nedmon
Hard Cold starting Fixed?

All,

The car has always started immediately but recently had been slow to start when cold. Hot start is fine, runs and idles fine, gas mileage fine. My pressure gage has an SAE Schrader fitting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 69,198
Posted By nedmon
Thanks Bluebee et al for a terrific thread on...

Thanks Bluebee et al for a terrific thread on replacing the seat trim.

In summary, how to do the driver's side is as follows:

Remove the 2 Torx screws, one accessible through a hole in the...
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