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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By black540eye
Coolant under coolant pipe?

Hi, I have a 2003 540 M-Sport....I'm still hunting around to see exactly where my coolant leak is. I found some coolant sitting on the lower intake manifold, maybe a few inches from where the larger...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By black540eye
Agree...new rotors are in store for you. That...

Agree...new rotors are in store for you. That will fix the problem. I find it hard to believe that the E39 rotors never warp. Never is a big word :)I'm guessing it would depend some on the style of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,835
Posted By black540eye
Still can't find the leak. The thing is...it...

Still can't find the leak.
The thing is...it doesn't leak when the car is all warm and engine is at operating temp and the cooling system is all pressurized (hoses are hard, etc). It seems to leak...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,835
Posted By black540eye
Thanks for the suggestions...I'll keep looking...

Thanks for the suggestions...I'll keep looking :eek:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,835
Posted By black540eye
Anything connected to the radiator is bone dry. ...

Anything connected to the radiator is bone dry.
There is some white dried substance on the power steering pump where the coolant runs down off of. It must be something that is above the PS pump or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,835
Posted By black540eye
Another Mystery Coolant Leak

I have a 2003 540 M-Sport, Automatic. The Check Coolant light has come on twice over the last 2 months. I removed the cover under the engine and put her up on ramps.
In some cases, I don't get any...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,677
Posted By black540eye
OK...sounds like it won't affect the cooling of...

OK...sounds like it won't affect the cooling of the engine per say...just more of a protective measure. I need to take it off to see what is leaking...once off, I was just going to leave it off until...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,677
Posted By black540eye
Removal of plastic cover under engine?

Hi,

Well, it looks like I have a slight coolant leak. I did a complete cooling system overhaul about 2.yrs ago (38K miles ago). In order to really see where the leak is, I was wondering if there...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,750
Posted By black540eye
Tire Wear - Beware

Hi,
I have an 03 540 M-Sport...I was lucky today. I have Pirelli P Zero Nero all seasons on the car (245/40/18 on front; 275/35/18 on the rear). They have over 40K miles on them. The fronts looked...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,420
Posted By black540eye
An INDY gave me a price of $300 to replace the...

An INDY gave me a price of $300 to replace the CCV...what do you think? way too much? About right? ... I'm guessing this is about $90/hr...3hr job for an INDY?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,420
Posted By black540eye
V8 CCV replacement - How hard/long?

Hi,

Today I noticed that my 2003 540 (114K miles) started to smoke bad upon start-up and I heard a whiring/whining sound sometimes at idle (almost like a belt was loose). After searching the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,498
Posted By black540eye
I'll have to splurge and get a good DVM :) I...

I'll have to splurge and get a good DVM :) I checked mine...it has a 200mA limit for DC current. Thanks for the info!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,498
Posted By black540eye
Hi Folks, I'm the one who started this...

Hi Folks,

I'm the one who started this thread way back in the Summer :). I have essentially just been running the car without Fuse 56 installed. So...no radio, GPS, computer, etc.
An INDY is the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,040
Posted By black540eye
I have an 03 540...doing the same thing...I would...

I have an 03 540...doing the same thing...I would be curious to see what the best solution is..I was thinking some type of adhesive (glue, etc).:dunno:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,212
Posted By black540eye
Thanks zybanuser....that makes sense :thumbup:

Thanks zybanuser....that makes sense :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,212
Posted By black540eye
Nope..the clamp that is 3" down from the...

Nope..the clamp that is 3" down from the reservoir is a stock clamp...just l like the one that attaches the hose to the reservoir...not a worm gear type. When you feel the hose around this clamp, you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,212
Posted By black540eye
Here is a part layout for the power steering...

Here is a part layout for the power steering system...If you look at Item 15 and follow it up to item 14..you see a little clamp between 15 and 14....but this diagram doesn't call out two hoses...so,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,212
Posted By black540eye
Power Steering Hose fix

Hi,

As with many of you, I just noticed that my power steering reservoir has gone almost bone dry. I searched the forum and saw two fixes.
1) Replace the little rubber o-ring on the reservoir...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,498
Posted By black540eye
Thanks...I'll give that a try. Like I said, I...

Thanks...I'll give that a try. Like I said, I don't want to start tearing apart the dash, etc....
I'll check the amp and the NAV DVD player in the trunk first and see what happens.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,498
Posted By black540eye
Excessive Battery Draw from FUSE #56 CKT

Hi,

Have a 2003 540i M-sport with Nav. My battery was going dead after about 12hrs of sitting. Come to find out, it was not going to sleep after 15 min and was drawing about 4A all the time.
I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By black540eye
I have never replaced the FSU. Isn't the FSU...

I have never replaced the FSU. Isn't the FSU associated with the fan running all the time?

The battery is 1 week old. The Indie checked out the charging system first thing...alternator is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By black540eye
Yep...these issues started after I replaced the...

Yep...these issues started after I replaced the window regulator....They found a fault in the Light Control Module and the Center Control Module (it was in Transport mode). They reprogrammed both.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By black540eye
Not going to sleep

Hi,

My 2003 540i is now not going to sleep (after 15min). I discovered this after the car sat for 24hrs and I came out the battery was dead as a doornail. My Indie is saying that the GM (General...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,279
Posted By black540eye
Caution when diconnecting the battery

Hi...I wanted to share my experience with disconnecting the battery....
1) I followed the DIYs on the forum to replace a window regulator. All went fine. In the DIYs is says to disconnect the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,279
Posted By black540eye
Oh...one other item...I did check all the fuses,...

Oh...one other item...I did check all the fuses, etc...they were all fine....
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