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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2015, 04:14 PM
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Posted By idjit
Sorry, RDL, I was referring to the "little spurts...

Sorry, RDL, I was referring to the "little spurts and spins" that mine does every minute or so. I've never seen my Aux fan spin constantly, A/C or not. Yup, I know the difference in the clutch fan...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By idjit
Mine does the same little spurts and spins if AC...

Mine does the same little spurts and spins if AC is on, or off or if the temp isn't up. Mind you I haven't had a chance to idle it a long time to get it super hot, but I've had it up to temp with A/C...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By idjit
Great! Thanks! Are you saying when A/C is on and...

Great! Thanks! Are you saying when A/C is on and A/C pressure hits 5 bars it should be running constantly? I read it should come on but confused between the older style with external resistor packs....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By idjit
Thanks Bluebee, Ive got some reading to do...

Thanks Bluebee, Ive got some reading to do tonight. I may have already read some cause I was searching for answers before I posted, like a good boy. I love it when you participate. I did the entire...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By idjit
To get things back on track. In my original...

To get things back on track. In my original posting I mentioned my fan clutch was bad. In my last post I mentioned I had just replaced it with a new one and changed the temperature sensor and the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By idjit
Well I changed the fan clutch and temperature...

Well I changed the fan clutch and temperature sensor on the lower rad hose and brought the car up to temperature. I had a good look at what the electric fan is doing. A little burst of power just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By idjit
I think the pump is OK for 3 reasons. 1 - it's...

I think the pump is OK for 3 reasons. 1 - it's quite new (not to say that they don't break), 2 - when I hit the gas and started moving again the engine cooled back down very quickly, 3 - it cooled...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By idjit
That's little spurts of both the slight movements...

That's little spurts of both the slight movements and the occational 15-20 second intervals . It's erratic. That's why I'm thinking thermostat. I'm taking the bike to work so I have a cold car to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By idjit
Thanks, Ed. Yup I'm going to replace the clutch....

Thanks, Ed. Yup I'm going to replace the clutch. I'm trying to evaluate so I can order all the parts at once. It takes an extra week or so for parts to clear customs into Canada.

I have another...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By idjit
Over heating

E39 M54 2003

I left my wife in the car running with A/C on for a few minutes and the temperature headed upward. Started driving and it went back down. Glad I caught it when I did. Drove it to work...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By idjit
OK, I'm being a good boy to return to my thread...

OK, I'm being a good boy to return to my thread and tell you how I solved my vacuum leak.

When I was blowing into the disconnected hose from at the SAP Valve I reported air at the electric valve...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By idjit
I searched the "5 series DIY" using "cn90" for...

I searched the "5 series DIY" using "cn90" for search criteria and the closest I found was prevention of failure and rebuilding the SAP. (Good info In that article. I just recently read about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By idjit
Yup that makes sense. Perhaps I should check the...

Yup that makes sense. Perhaps I should check the electric valve by sucking from the other end. Still not sure if it's open or closed when not energized though. I'm suspecting a vacuum leak cause I'm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By idjit
Electric valve

2003 E39 -M54 (Car off and cold)

Is it normal that if I pull the small hose from the secondary air pump valve and blow into it to have air come out of the electric valve's release cap?

Thank...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,352
Posted By idjit
2003 E39 -M54 Is it normal that if I pull...

2003 E39 -M54

Is it normal that if I pull the small hose from the secondary air pump valve and blow into it to have air come out of the electric valve release cap? (Car off and cold)
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-30-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Posted By idjit
I wonder what this turned out to be?

I wonder what this turned out to be?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-01-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,048
Posted By idjit
Thank you. This is really good info for anyone...

Thank you. This is really good info for anyone who stumbles onto this thread.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-01-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,048
Posted By idjit
My scan tool does show live data. I've only ever...

My scan tool does show live data. I've only ever used it to get codes. I'm definitely going to check this out. Thank you!!

But help me understand this. Obviously a vacuum leak causes issues, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,048
Posted By idjit
I'll review. I probably did it. Only thing I...

I'll review. I probably did it. Only thing I didn't do is the intake manifold gaskets. I'd like to think the mechanic did it when he did the CCV job but I don't think he's that smart. Also a plastic...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,048
Posted By idjit
All done about a year ago. Those 6 O-rings being...

All done about a year ago. Those 6 O-rings being on the injectors, correct? DISA more recently with the www.germanautosolutions.com modification. BTW the hose into the cabin heat sensor has a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,048
Posted By idjit
This is interesting. No wonder I was thinking...

This is interesting. No wonder I was thinking "vanos again":

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1388263-Lower-intake-boot-replacement
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,048
Posted By idjit
I'll check out your link. It's just that at the...

I'll check out your link. It's just that at the time off the ccv replacement just about anything that sucked air was replaced. The upper intake hose was taped and was to have been replaced. For the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,048
Posted By idjit
I've seen how many don't and I always make it a...

I've seen how many don't and I always make it a point. It is frustrating when the last post in a thread is "Wonderfull, what did you do to fix it?"
Thanks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,048
Posted By idjit
I taped the upper intake as identified in post...

I taped the upper intake as identified in post #9. I have no reason to expect other hoses at this time as I replaced all that about 18 months ago. This upper intake hose was supposed to have been...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,048
Posted By idjit
Lower looks great like it must have been replaced...

Lower looks great like it must have been replaced at some time, but not new so I figure I'll replace them both. My experience is pelican parts usually has everything I need at a given time and...
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