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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,336
Posted By McCandless
1. NEVER use regular Windex on aftermarket tinted...

1. NEVER use regular Windex on aftermarket tinted windows! It contains ammonia and will loosen the adhesive making the tint bubble and turn purple.
2. Go to PEP Boys, Checker, Autozone, whatever...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By McCandless
WOW! That was quick and EXACTLY what I was...

WOW! That was quick and EXACTLY what I was remembering/looking for. See that finned looking circular piece behind the spring? Mine is FRAGMENTS! There wasn't a piece left bigger than a pencil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By McCandless
Anyone have a photo or a link to one (m)

of the "guts" of the 11-61-7-501-566 "Pressure Regulating Valve" (CVV) used on the I6 after 9/98? Remember seeing such on one of the forums but search as I might I can't seems to find much of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,252
Posted By McCandless
One more final tidbit of info. Today I managed to...

One more final tidbit of info. Today I managed to maneuver my inspection mirror and flashlight around to illuminate the BOTTOM side of the Distribution Piece and found a cast-in part number. "1 433...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,252
Posted By McCandless
Smile Finally figured it out. (With much help and...

Finally figured it out.
(With much help and advice. Thanks All...)

Sometime early in the 1999 model year BMW changed the hose/pipe AND the Distribution Piece PN 11-61-1-440-318 designs. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,252
Posted By McCandless
Fudman: Thanks for the link! His pictures will...

Fudman: Thanks for the link! His pictures will be a BIG help. (And thanks to him if he happens to read this thread.) Note that his connection to the Distribution Piece is EXACTLY like mine. BTW...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,252
Posted By McCandless
Fudman: CN90's car is a 98 with the old style...

Fudman: CN90's car is a 98 with the old style intake manifold and CVV. Verified by examination of the pictures in his MOST EXCELLENT writeup. So no comparison possible with my 99 model year with a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,252
Posted By McCandless
mosearch: I did give the build date in my post. ...

mosearch: I did give the build date in my post. 11/98. ACTUALLY LATER than yours! VIN is BY25262. Miles about 88k.
The only DIY possible for the heat shield is to make a cardboard pattern, cut...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,252
Posted By McCandless
Crankcase Vent Valve (CVV) parts mixup?

I'm getting ready to replace the Crankcase Vent Valve (CVV) on my 99 528iA. Build date 11/98. Looked all the parts up on realoem.com and ordered them. Both realoem and my 2002 issue of the ETK...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,520
Posted By McCandless
As I said a NEW controller was installed and all...

As I said a NEW controller was installed and all the sensors were good. BUT 540iman is absolutely correct about FIRST checking the wheel sensors. My situation was such that my only recourse was to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,520
Posted By McCandless
Just had the ABS control module go out on my 99...

Just had the ABS control module go out on my 99 529i a couple of weeks ago. Warning lights on the dash were: check engine, transmission, abs, and asc. Other "indications" were: no speedometer,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,824
Posted By McCandless
Strangely enough, on THIS forum, under THIS...

Strangely enough, on THIS forum, under THIS forum's DIY section, are 284 postings on this very subject. With over 70,000 reads. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147492
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,860
Posted By McCandless
DIY here...

DIY here http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/door/molding.htm
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,503
Posted By McCandless
My 99 528iA has no difficulty knocking down...

My 99 528iA has no difficulty knocking down around 30 mpg on the highway. Slightly below with the AC on and slightly above with it off. And averaging between 23 and 25 mpg arounf town. BUT. ...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 06-26-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 290,286
Posted By McCandless
Yes there is a DIY for replacing the door entry...

Yes there is a DIY for replacing the door entry gasket. It's over on bmwtips.com. Here's the link. http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/door/molding.htm
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By McCandless
Disconnect one from the connector. (Left front,...

Disconnect one from the connector. (Left front, Right rear) Measure it with an ohmmeter to make sure it IS just a piece of wire. (Pretty sure it is as stated previously) If 0 ohms or thereabouts,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By McCandless
"The part with the red circle around it is the...

"The part with the red circle around it is the EGR valve."

Not. It is the air injection valve. Allows the Secondary Air pump under the right front fender liner to dump fresh air into the exhaust...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2008, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,879
Posted By McCandless
Use the ones BMW specs but ORDER them from...

Use the ones BMW specs but ORDER them from Autozone, Pepboys, Checker, wherever if they don't stock them. Look here for your plugs and any other part ID you need....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By McCandless
While the article on bmwtips that I helped author...

While the article on bmwtips that I helped author is A solution, in my particular case it wasn't a permanent one. Several months after treating the system, the smell was back. After trying it a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-31-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,154
Posted By McCandless
According to...

According to http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?model=DP63&mospid=47595&hg=31&fg=05 your car should have the front jack fixture: 19 JACK FIXTURE 1 31111093712 $4.02. Maybe it got knocked off...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,154
Posted By McCandless
Take a look here:...

Take a look here: http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/jack/jack.htm
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2007, 10:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 545
Posted By McCandless
A/C system testing (LONG)

I've seen a few postings recently on the various E39 forums detailing A/C woes [naturally, it being summer :-)] and it got me curious. So I looked up the repair and testing procedures in my 11/2002...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2007, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,694
Posted By McCandless
Oil Pressure Gauge

The fact that the E39 doesn't have a full instrumentation package has always bothered me. What we have in almost all model BMWs is essentially a sports car in disguise. And NO real gauges except...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 08-01-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 290,286
Posted By McCandless
I had no problem replacing the rear one on my 99...

I had no problem replacing the rear one on my 99 528i. If I remember correctly, I posted some pictures of it way earlier in this thread. As with the front one, the hardest part is digging out the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2007, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By McCandless
Had a similar problem with our Rottie. Plus he...

Had a similar problem with our Rottie. Plus he loved to dig up the flower beds.
Amazing how such behavior can be modified by a few jolts from an electric fence charger! :-) Wired it to a clean...
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