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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By BentValve
Check the vendor section, there are vendors who...

Check the vendor section, there are vendors who will fix your cluster and MID.
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 06-25-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By BentValve
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By BentValve
Looks like the plug for the self-leveling motor...

Looks like the plug for the self-leveling motor on the headlight.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By BentValve
Did he by chance tell you if it's the intake or...

Did he by chance tell you if it's the intake or exhaust cps?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By BentValve
4 years on an Interstate so far and no sign of...

4 years on an Interstate so far and no sign of failing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
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: 485
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: 40
Views: 1,284
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: 50
Views: 16,962
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: 50
Views: 16,962
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: 703
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: 703
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: 55
Views: 5,931
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: 998
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: 2,269
Views: 38,214
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: 998
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: 382
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: 2,526
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: 202
Posted By BentValve
+1

+1
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,530
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: 415
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: 9,164
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: 9,164
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: 551
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: 342
Posted By BentValve
Got mine from craigslist....

Got mine from craigslist....
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