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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,146
Posted By cn90
@Burning2nd, I don't miss any point. I knew...

@Burning2nd,

I don't miss any point. I knew exactly what you said (basically you said the temp sensor "lives or dies" and nothing in between).
That is not true, I have owned different electronic...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,146
Posted By cn90
Electronic temp sensor (NTC type) has a...

Electronic temp sensor (NTC type) has a thermistor that can go bad (erratic reading).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermistor
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,146
Posted By cn90
@rdl is correct, temp sensor works by NTC...

@rdl is correct, temp sensor works by NTC principles.

I accept the fact that a temp sensor is an electronic part and everything has a lifespan, in my case 10 years for this part.
So far the VEMO...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,146
Posted By cn90
OK a little update, The original BMW OEM...

OK a little update,

The original BMW OEM temp sensor that I installed back in May 2016 just gave up.
It was inconsistent, sometimes jumping from 19C to 21C to 29C (weather dot com says 29C today...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By cn90
Make sure you don't have any leak first. ...

Make sure you don't have any leak first.

Your gauge shows 100 psi which means the following:
- You have some R134a in the system, so it is not a complete loss of R134a.
- Clutch is not engaged....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 953
Posted By cn90
I doubt the engine is destroyed, I think all you...

I doubt the engine is destroyed, I think all you have to do is the head gasket job, search forum for info.

Driving 20 miles with coolant in oil is nothing. Ask me how I know...
A few years...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 494
Posted By cn90
1+, The electronic portion is on the other...

1+,

The electronic portion is on the other side.

I have used WD-40 (one or 2 squirts) in home locks, car ignition stumblers, zero issues.
The tumbler in the ignition is conceptually similar to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By cn90
REAR CV Joint. I just went through this issue. ...

REAR CV Joint. I just went through this issue.
I wrote a DIY below.

DIY: 1998 528i (160K miles) Giubo, CSB, Rear CV Joint Re-grease
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9688965
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 494
Posted By cn90
Spray small amount of WD-40 and see what you get.

Spray small amount of WD-40 and see what you get.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By cn90
E39 was and is still the best. The new stuff...

E39 was and is still the best.
The new stuff does not appeal to me.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By cn90
Just ask QSilver how to make $1M in one week, he...

Just ask QSilver how to make $1M in one week, he will show you.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2016, 05:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By cn90
Make sure you have enough oil. Search forum...

Make sure you have enough oil.

Search forum for the fuse that controls the ECU. When level sensor or oil is low, the fuse is tripped to protect the engine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By cn90
I use Conti DWS, which has a new name (forgot the...

I use Conti DWS, which has a new name (forgot the new name) but basically the same tire.
About $150/tire.
Very good tire for the duration of the 40K miles.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By cn90
I wrote this DIY a while back. DIY: 1998 BMW...

I wrote this DIY a while back.

DIY: 1998 BMW 528i, PARKING Brake Overhaul
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=426640
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By cn90
1+, Avoid the valet key. Get the...

1+,

Avoid the valet key.
Get the full-service key sans remote.
When you go to the dealer, bring your registration and proof of ownership for obvious reasons.
Price should be around $50 or so....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By cn90
If you buy a full-service key without the remote...

If you buy a full-service key without the remote functions, it is $50 at dealer (the small key in the photo posted by Wgosma above).
Don't waste your time messing around with software, different...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2016, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By cn90
You need another mechanic or learn DIY. The...

You need another mechanic or learn DIY.

The engine never overheats?

1. If in doubt, do a compression test, if no issues then --->

2. Cooling Overhaul.
I don't know your mileage but at 110K...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By cn90
OK, I did a little internet search and found...

OK,

I did a little internet search and found this...

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NADA Guide vs. Black Book vs. Kelley Blue Book
Throwing the Book at You: Which "Blue Book" Gets You the Best Deal?
LICENSE
AOL...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By cn90
My used car salesman (I know him well) told me...

My used car salesman (I know him well) told me virtually all dealers and insurance companies use NADA.

I asked him who uses KBB, he said he does not know.
(Of course when you want to trade your...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-03-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By cn90
I don't have a write-up for X5, but I overhauled...

I don't have a write-up for X5, but I overhauled my 1998 528i a few years ago.
You will find this helpful.


DIY: 1998 BMW 528i COMPLETE FRONT SUSPENSION OVERHAUL...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By cn90
I spent about $6000 over the course of 10 years. ...

I spent about $6000 over the course of 10 years.
Nothing has very gone wrong, all I did was preventive stuff: front suspension overhaul, rear suspension overhaul, cooling system, brake overhaul...
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By cn90
The key thing is: as soon as the lines are...

The key thing is: as soon as the lines are disconnected, cap with ziploc bag and rubber band to minimize air getting in the lines.

Same for compressor: drain all oil that came with it and add...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By cn90
Good question, during evac, if the shop does it...

Good question, during evac, if the shop does it right, the R134a slowly comes out and you lose very little oil.

It is kind of irrelevant b/c when you remove the old compressor, most of the oil (if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By cn90
I just replaced my Denso AC Compressor, I wrote a...

I just replaced my Denso AC Compressor, I wrote a DIY below:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9786410

I didn't replace the condenser.
The whole system holds about 6 oz from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By cn90
Have you searched forum for "Aux Fan" and "Fan...

Have you searched forum for "Aux Fan" and "Fan Clutch"?

For Fan Clutch use only Sachs.
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