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Forum: California 07-09-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By acoste
Hi MoparJim, I appreciate your answer. It's...

Hi MoparJim,
I appreciate your answer.
It's going to take me couple of days, weeks to fix the paint, dents so it would be difficult to solve it logistically. However I might contact you later if I...
Forum: California 07-07-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By acoste
garage or backyard needed for car painting, San Jose area

Hi,
I need a place where I could spray paint my E39. I can set up a paint booth and have all the equipments, just need electricity. So any open space could work, single garage would be the best....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By acoste
I have 220k miles and still on original clutch...

I have 220k miles and still on original clutch components. I6 doesn't eat the plates as the V8 does. Plus it depends on the driver.

In my previous car my first symptom was that I couldn't...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By acoste
I have seen a car with such a bad idle and the...

I have seen a car with such a bad idle and the reason was vacuum leaks.
Check all the vacuum lines (search for the most common failure locations), don't miss the oil filler cap seal either.
And of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-21-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By acoste
It's easier to isolate the problem if you can...

It's easier to isolate the problem if you can figure that out. If it's related to a specific engine rpm then you know you have to search the culprit around the engine. If it's related to one specific...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By acoste
+1 clogged injectors or clogged exhaust /...

+1

clogged injectors or clogged exhaust / cats can cause the same symptom so put some more effort into investigating the case.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By acoste
It's my personal opinion though I would speak...

It's my personal opinion though I would speak against going catless.
The engine is programmed in a way where the flow resistance of the exhaust is taken in account. If you lower this resistance the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-20-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By acoste
Does this happen in any gear at a specific engine...

Does this happen in any gear at a specific engine rpm?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-20-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By acoste
You will get a yellow warning before the brake...

You will get a yellow warning before the brake padding is gone, the sensor wears out before the pad so that's a reliable signal. Mileage left estimation is just an algorithm.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By acoste
If you have pressed the gas (with no change in...

If you have pressed the gas (with no change in angle) and the brake pedal at the same time continuously for more than 2 sec that could trigger an error in the DME but not in the CAS. CAS only checks...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By acoste
If the brake-light switch under the brake pedal...

If the brake-light switch under the brake pedal fails or is not correctly adjusted (or broken wire) the cruise control will be deactivated and will throw an error code.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By acoste
Is your cruise control working?

Is your cruise control working?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-18-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By acoste
E60s have the same issue. Too bad they haven't...

E60s have the same issue. Too bad they haven't resolved this for F10.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By acoste
If that happens, it's most likely the alternator...

If that happens, it's most likely the alternator instead of the battery. Relatively easy DIY.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By acoste
Yes, it does.

Yes, it does.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-17-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 881
Posted By acoste
It's quite common. The hard plastics are covered...

It's quite common. The hard plastics are covered with a soft material so it feels better to touch. However it's not a durable solution as you can see.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,049
Posted By acoste
As Edjack said every direct injection engine has...

As Edjack said every direct injection engine has this issue including BMW. Solution is walnut blasting every 60k miles. Earlier if you aren't lucky. The top of the intake valves gets covered with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,049
Posted By acoste
This would be my order 2009-2010 BMW 5...

This would be my order

2009-2010 BMW 5 series
MB E
Audi A6
X5?
06-08 Acura TL S
Mazda6
08-12 Infiniti G37, M35
NO 06-08 BMW 7 series
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,510
Posted By acoste
I like your stories Bluebee.

I like your stories Bluebee.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By acoste
I replaced the fan clutch preventively at 185k...

I replaced the fan clutch preventively at 185k miles however I still have the plastic fan in place (220k) and I check it for cracks at every oil change.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,510
Posted By acoste
Hi Bluebee, here is the explanation for the...

Hi Bluebee,

here is the explanation for the sparks when switching loads on inductors, hope you like my figures

HOWEVER this is not the real reason why the alternator creates spikes at load...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,510
Posted By acoste
Hi Seemyad while I agree with you on most of...

Hi Seemyad

while I agree with you on most of your post I would like to correct you on some points



It's true that the wire inside the bulb is a coil however its reactance is so small...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,000
Posted By acoste
Haha, yes, when I sat in my car I realized my...

Haha, yes, when I sat in my car I realized my mistake, it's the BC button.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By acoste
The curb and the sensor might not be related. I...

The curb and the sensor might not be related. I have already replaced mine. If you connect INPA the error message will be broken sensor or missing oil level sender signal or similar.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,000
Posted By acoste
same as mileage reset but keep it pressed for 1-2...

same as mileage reset but keep it pressed for 1-2 seconds

Usually there is a small difference between the real fuel consumption and the displayed value and there is a correction factor in the...
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