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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2012, 09:03 AM
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Views: 1,579
Posted By ultrevex
How'd it go?

How'd it go?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,643
Posted By ultrevex
I had mine rebuilt 3 weeks ago for about $100,...

I had mine rebuilt 3 weeks ago for about $100, including shipping, from BBA Reman in Pennsylvania through one of their Ebay auctions. That price has since gone up to $223 but they apparently run...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,579
Posted By ultrevex
I absolutely had the PO500 speed sensor code...

I absolutely had the PO500 speed sensor code thrown due to my faulty ABS module. Module was rebuilt, code cleared and all clear for about 450 miles now.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,579
Posted By ultrevex
BBA does good work, my module was out of the car...

BBA does good work, my module was out of the car for about 10 days total and that was using ground shipping. Good luck.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By ultrevex
I asked my tech the same question, his answer was...

I asked my tech the same question, his answer was ' Eh, just don't have the ignition switched on when replacing the module.... duh!' I did not disconnect the battery, mine works fine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By ultrevex
3 cheers for BBA-Reman.com! (ABS module content)

My 99 528i is showing her age, various electrical components are dying off. For about the last 5 weeks, I had gremlins indicative of a bad ignition switch. Luckily, $75 cured that one.

Once I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By ultrevex
Rear bearing: always replace hub, too?

I have a noisy rear right wheel bearing. From this diagram: http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DM63&mospid=47585&btnr=33_0783&hg=33&fg=40

it's easy to see there are 2 main components......
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,664
Posted By ultrevex
Yep, overhauling the CCV system ( valve and 5...

Yep, overhauling the CCV system ( valve and 5 vacuum hoses) plus replacing the MAF intake boot has it running great. Also, my tech did mention swapping the pre-cat 02 connectors to finally clear the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By ultrevex
Thanks. You know, I almost ended my post with...

Thanks. You know, I almost ended my post with 'Thanks in advance CN90 but I WON'T be rebuilding this alternator'. ;)

Needing a good reseller, these seem a lot harder to come by than the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By ultrevex
Source for Valeo 120A Alternator?

I've hit most all of the usual online retailers looking to replace my 99 528i's failing Valeo 120A alternator. Virtually all of them list only the Bosch part but I'm striking out finding the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,664
Posted By ultrevex
100 miles in, no codes, smooth engine and gas...

100 miles in, no codes, smooth engine and gas mileage is back to normal.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,664
Posted By ultrevex
See update in thread title, CCV replacement seems...

See update in thread title, CCV replacement seems to have it back to normal. :D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By ultrevex
My 99 528i has stock 16" wheels.

My 99 528i has stock 16" wheels.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,664
Posted By ultrevex
What caused your smoke experiment to fail? I...

What caused your smoke experiment to fail?

I hope my engine bay doesn't wind up QUITE that smoked out..... we'll see though!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,664
Posted By ultrevex
Update: I burnt through the suspect tank of...

Update:

I burnt through the suspect tank of gas last Sunday. Swapped the old 02 sensors back, cleared codes,drove a bit. Rough idle and some misfiring but nothing like before. Swapped 1 of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,525
Posted By ultrevex
Did you complete your rebuild? My car has very...

Did you complete your rebuild? My car has very similar behavior to yours in this respect, did the alternator clear it up?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,664
Posted By ultrevex
UPDATES: The indy mechanic report: plugs...

UPDATES:

The indy mechanic report: plugs good, coils good, 02 sensors good, MAF good, CATS good, no vacuum leaks found. When they pulled the 1 month old plugs, they found " glue like gummy...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,664
Posted By ultrevex
I'll update tomorrow.... long day and not much is...

I'll update tomorrow.... long day and not much is really resolved yet.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By ultrevex
Is this my alternator??

I have a 99 528i (02/99 manufacture date). Is this the correct alternator?
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,664
Posted By ultrevex
Duly noted, thanks.

Duly noted, thanks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,664
Posted By ultrevex
We're going to explore ground points. ...

We're going to explore ground points. Temperature indication?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,664
Posted By ultrevex
Thanks, bluebee.

Thanks, bluebee.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,664
Posted By ultrevex
VERY interesting. I'll certainly check that CCV...

VERY interesting. I'll certainly check that CCV pipe out. :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,664
Posted By ultrevex
All the grounds looked tight at the coils when we...

All the grounds looked tight at the coils when we were inspecting the plugs last night.

Yep, alternator light is on but intermittently. It is typically not on at cold startup, comes on after a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,664
Posted By ultrevex
We're getting a bit turned around. There are...

We're getting a bit turned around. There are only 2 pre cat sensors, they sit up on the manifold on my car. We used the 320mm part for both of those. 320mm was PLENTY long for both spots.

The...
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