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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:48 PM
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Posted By edjack
Tall order! Start with the Very Best E39 Links at...

Tall order! Start with the Very Best E39 Links at the top of the home page.

Buy the Bentley E39 service manual and a good scan tool.

Rubbing is probably a result of the moronic PO putting too...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By edjack
Good idea. I bought a pair of HID Hellas on...

Good idea. I bought a pair of HID Hellas on Amazon, using the BMW part number from realoem. You probably know that Hella is the OEM supplier.

When you buy from the dealer, you get to pay the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By edjack
If the leak is not detectable, you can use an...

If the leak is not detectable, you can use an ultraviolet dye to find it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By edjack
Cig lighter socket is always powered. Find any...

Cig lighter socket is always powered. Find any metal for a ground. Be sure to fuse it at the source.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By edjack
What were the numbers?

What were the numbers?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By edjack
You don't mention the model year. Later cars have...

You don't mention the model year. Later cars have headlight assemblies that are nearly impossible to open up.

If you have Um nitza headlights, you will no doubt need their covers. I don't know how...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 202
Posted By edjack
This code indicates an electrical issue. ...

This code indicates an electrical issue.

http://www.obd-codes.com/p0741
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By edjack
Good point, johnstern. If the engine does not...

Good point, johnstern. If the engine does not reach its program temp, it'll use more fuel.

The I6 runs at 95 deg C, IIRC.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By edjack
You need to do some diagnostic work. What are...

You need to do some diagnostic work. What are your fuel trim values? How old are your O2 sensors? How is the driveability? Have your VANOS seals been replaced?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,315
Posted By edjack
The common problem is a failed final stage unit....

The common problem is a failed final stage unit. Search on this term.

Buy from a reputable supplier. Ebay stuff is typically junk.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,161
Posted By edjack
What's a "die spring?" Can't imagine why...

What's a "die spring?"

Can't imagine why you'd want to kludge it when the struts are so easy to replace.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By edjack
If there are no service/repair/maintenance...

If there are no service/repair/maintenance records, you're on your own, and, at that mileage, the car can be a money pit.

Clutch, suspension, shocks, wheel bearings, cooling system, VANOS seals....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By edjack
Browsing realoem, it appears that the E39 was the...

Browsing realoem, it appears that the E39 was the last one with a mechanical fan.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By edjack
What makes you think they stopped?

What makes you think they stopped?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By edjack
AFAIK, the BST, if fully dislodged, as in the...

AFAIK, the BST, if fully dislodged, as in the illustration, will prevent the engine from turning over; the starter current drain via the small conductor will be insufficient. If the engine doesn't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By edjack
No good deed goes unpunished.

No good deed goes unpunished.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By edjack
There are five motors in the ducting that move...

There are five motors in the ducting that move flaps to direct air flow. You'll need some kind of BMW-specific scan tool to exercise them to see which ones are jammed/not working.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By edjack
Strange. My car goes to sleep with the trunk open.

Strange. My car goes to sleep with the trunk open.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By edjack
Items 1 and 3, the dealer is the best source....

Items 1 and 3, the dealer is the best source. Many aftermarket FSU sources tend to be unreliable.

Make sure the replacement has 39 spikes on the heat sink.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By edjack
Sounds like a hydraulic problem. Either/both the...

Sounds like a hydraulic problem. Either/both the clutch cylinders are leaking. Get it checked out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By edjack
Take it back to the shop and ask them. The...

Take it back to the shop and ask them.

The lifters on these cars are pretty good, and give long service, unless you leave the oil in there for a much longer interval than prescribed.

Valve...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By edjack
Check with this company:...

Check with this company: http://www.vdorepair.com/bmw-5-series-e39-instrument-cluster-module-repairs-1996-2003#.VZB9SvlVhBc
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By edjack
Have you tried some lube, like Tri-Flo? ...

Have you tried some lube, like Tri-Flo?

What is the "emergency release button?"

You can also manually lock the car via the driver's door key slot.

It's likely that the rechargeable cell in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By edjack
Why do you think you need to replace the bearing?

Why do you think you need to replace the bearing?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By edjack
These are misfire codes for various cylinders....

These are misfire codes for various cylinders. Since the problem happens when "gunning," and is cleared by restarting, I would suspect a problem with the electronic throttle.

Don't know why you're...
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