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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By BentValve
To the best of my knowledge, those miles driven...

To the best of my knowledge, those miles driven without the ABS module installed are lost miles the odometer will never register. I didn't disconnect any speed sensors and no tamper dot. And I know...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By BentValve
Personally, I drove for 3 weeks and over 150...

Personally, I drove for 3 weeks and over 150 miles while the module was out getting refurb'd. Aside from no speedo or odo, there was nothing different and I got zero codes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 831
Posted By BentValve
Can't be worse than when I first got my car: ...

Can't be worse than when I first got my car:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/FlipLegend/Whips/2010-10-02134508.jpg
After some elbow grease and not even the final product:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,988
Posted By BentValve
Yes the pic correct but I was answering...

Yes the pic correct but I was answering sxty8goats' question about his OBDII reader being able to read the codes on the BMW.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,988
Posted By BentValve
Yes but it will not read/reset SRS a.k.a. airbag...

Yes but it will not read/reset SRS a.k.a. airbag codes. OBD will only do Emissions related codes and what you have should work on cars 96 and up.

My B800 has worked on E39, E36 and E53. It's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 626
Posted By BentValve
The DME should be under the passenger side cabin...

The DME should be under the passenger side cabin filter housing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 626
Posted By BentValve
Have you replaced the salmon colored relay in the...

Have you replaced the salmon colored relay in the DME? That solved a CEL I kept getting about my SAP long ago. It's the cheapest of all the SAP related parts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,615
Posted By BentValve
5 years of owning the car with 1 key. I've also...

5 years of owning the car with 1 key. I've also replaced the battery in it. Every day is a gamble.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By BentValve
"You mean I can't read a couple articles on the...

"You mean I can't read a couple articles on the internet and self-proclaim my expertise in the subject? You mean real world experience is necessary?" -internet armchair warriors, probably.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,802
Views: 28,178
Posted By BentValve
All I know is that my car handled her business in...

All I know is that my car handled her business in the snow. I was the only one out there in a RWD.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By BentValve
Excellent info. This should help end the whole...

Excellent info. This should help end the whole "Vanos Seals" are a myth debate.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By BentValve
How old are your thrust arms?

How old are your thrust arms?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,415
Posted By BentValve
I wouldn't get URO anything for a part that is...

I wouldn't get URO anything for a part that is essential to engine operation. Whatever price savings comes with it, in the end, you will end up paying more.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By BentValve
+1

+1
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,468
Posted By BentValve
I have an M5 rear sway on my 528 sport with stock...

I have an M5 rear sway on my 528 sport with stock sport front sway, it makes corner-in much more predictable.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By BentValve
It's the AUC (Automatic air quality sensor). ...

It's the AUC (Automatic air quality sensor). There is a filter inside that box.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,663
Posted By BentValve
You are far more likely to have coolant...

You are far more likely to have coolant contaminating the oil due to overheating from a failed cooling component than metal shavings.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,663
Posted By BentValve
Tons of E39's have gone well over 200K without...

Tons of E39's have gone well over 200K without magnets. Snake oil.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By BentValve
I have found that when using my B800, I had to...

I have found that when using my B800, I had to invoke the CA option several times. From my experience, it's far more reliable when you have the round connector in the engine bay.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-04-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By BentValve
Got mine from craigslist....

Got mine from craigslist....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-04-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By BentValve
I have the Thule 753 as well. What I like about...

I have the Thule 753 as well. What I like about them most is that they also fit on E46's.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By BentValve
I think a picture of the actual connector would...

I think a picture of the actual connector would help rather than the wires....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By BentValve
From what I recall production dat 03/1999 was the...

From what I recall production dat 03/1999 was the cutover date. If both cars were manufactured before that date, then it's plug and play since both will be single stage. Otherwise, it will still...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,114
Posted By BentValve
My winter prep so far is switching from carpet to...

My winter prep so far is switching from carpet to rubber floor mats.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By BentValve
What Burning2nd means is that, does the sound...

What Burning2nd means is that, does the sound gradually increase as your speed increases? If so, it's likely the rear wheel bearings.
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