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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By Aussie528iT
Bob, You must do the bleed process using the...

Bob,
You must do the bleed process using the BMW cold bleed procedure.
The normal coolant level in the expansion tank is about half full which is below the coolant level in the radiator. ie When...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By Aussie528iT
The part attached to the body wiring loom is a...

The part attached to the body wiring loom is a male plug. The problem I had was that the tabs you need to depress to separate the plug both broke off. However the plug is sealed with an O ring inside...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By Aussie528iT
The M52TU is the first BMW twin vanos, variable...

The M52TU is the first BMW twin vanos, variable inlet and exhaust timing, I6 engine and has an aluminium block with cast in iron cylinder liners. It is used in E39s from 8/98 and in other BMWs such...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By Aussie528iT
M52 TU engine Throttle Bodies

:dunno:
Does anybody know if there is any difference between the original yellow sticker throttle bodies and the replacement blue sticker throttle bodies on these engines?

There seems to be the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By Aussie528iT
On the M52TU engine in the 2000 528i the pedal...

On the M52TU engine in the 2000 528i the pedal position sensor is part of the throttle body. Its not at the pedal like the later M54 engine. The M52TU engine has a throttle cable so when you press...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By Aussie528iT
Vehicle speed information is obtained from wheel...

Vehicle speed information is obtained from wheel speed sensors and sent to the various control units that rely on speed information via the CAN bus. (Controller Area Network Bus) The units on the CAN...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 24,295
Posted By Aussie528iT
:thumbup: Since the BMW build date is 9/1998...

:thumbup:
Since the BMW build date is 9/1998 (don't confuse the actual build date with the marketing BxxxSxxt date) its an M52TU aluminium block with cast in situ iron cylinder liners. It has the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 987
Posted By Aussie528iT
:thumbup: Just for the record. I6 cars have...

:thumbup:
Just for the record.
I6 cars have tension control arms/struts.
V8s have thrust arms.
I6 front suspension layout is different to V8.

RonR
99 528iT M52TU
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Aussie528iT
You will find this helpful. ...

You will find this helpful.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Remote-Key-Shell-fit-for-BMW-E31-E32-E34-E36-E38-E39-E46-Z3-Case-Fob-3-BTN-Uncut-/171203419974?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item27dc84df46
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By Aussie528iT
The M54 525i has almost the same power as the...

The M54 525i has almost the same power as the M52TU 528i. You will not really gain anything except problems by swapping engines.
Having said that, the only significant difference is the throttle...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,010
Posted By Aussie528iT
I've scanned this thread pretty quickly and may...

I've scanned this thread pretty quickly and may have missed this.
Because of the relationship between the lengths and pivot points of the steering tie rods and the lower control arm, as the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Aussie528iT
It is to maintain vacuum in the brake booster...

It is to maintain vacuum in the brake booster under some intake conditions where vacuum is not adequate to ensure proper brake booster operation.

RonR
99 528iT M52TU
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,184
Posted By Aussie528iT
mgs, There is no vent tube on the expansion...

mgs,
There is no vent tube on the expansion tank. The small tube that connects to the tank from under the cover along the top of the radiator is a constant bleed from the hot tank of the radiator. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,613
Posted By Aussie528iT
You need to have the codes read first for...

You need to have the codes read first for certainty but it sounds like a thermal/heat cycling failure of the airbag control module. Printed circuit board tracks or dry joints etc.
This is located...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,402
Posted By Aussie528iT
Howdy there Texas, Replacement after market...

Howdy there Texas,

Replacement after market inserts Downunder are made by Tridon??, probably part of Trico, (I can't remember the name - KRAFT disease???) and go for about AUD$15.00 per pair. They...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,402
Posted By Aussie528iT
What is the problem in the USA with regard to...

What is the problem in the USA with regard to original BMW wiper blade assemblies and refill inserts?

Downunder, provided you use the genuine or aftermarket refills, that have the correct...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Aussie528iT
I'm afraid I can't help with the MAF issue....

I'm afraid I can't help with the MAF issue. Cleaning the MAF shouldn't really be necessary as it uses a "self cleaning" heated wire to measure air flow. Unless you have something like a K&N oiled...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Aussie528iT
Your 2000 528i is fly by wire. The throttle cable...

Your 2000 528i is fly by wire. The throttle cable is needed for the M52TU engine because the pedal position sensor is part of the throttle body, not at the pedal as in the later M54 engine. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 698
Posted By Aussie528iT
I found this temp info in a Volkswagon Audi Group...

I found this temp info in a Volkswagon Audi Group (VAG) pdf for their O1V transmission. This is VAG speak for the ZF 5HP19 as used in fwd or awd configuration.

The torque convertor clutch does not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By Aussie528iT
Did you do the "cold rev" bit? This is the most...

Did you do the "cold rev" bit? This is the most important part of the whole bleeding process. Without doing this you can't be absolutely certain you have flushed all the air out of the heater cores....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By Aussie528iT
A couple of things. You probably have air...

A couple of things.

You probably have air still in the system as it hasn't been bled properly.

Bleeding the system MUST be done cold with the ign ON but engine not running.
Heater on max temp...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By Aussie528iT
Most likely one of the 4 gas struts has popped...

Most likely one of the 4 gas struts has popped off the inner ball joint connection. All 4 struts act together when you open the tailgate assembly. Only 2 act when you open the tailgate window.
I had...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Aussie528iT
It can also be caused by slight surface rust on...

It can also be caused by slight surface rust on the disc. If its been raining or you have washed the car surface rust can form on the disc. Mine does it occasionally. The first brake application...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 24,980
Posted By Aussie528iT
8mm = 5/16" Its time you guys converted to...

8mm = 5/16"
Its time you guys converted to metric.
Downunder did it back in the 1970s-1980s.

RonR
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,610
Posted By Aussie528iT
You can find the WDS here. ...

You can find the WDS here.

http://www.bmw-planet.com/diagrams/

IIRC I had to update Java to get it to run under windows 8.1. I couldn't get it to run properly at first.
Others with IT skills...
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