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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By bmw_n00b13
Sounds like the transmission is in limp-home...

Sounds like the transmission is in limp-home mode.

Find someone who can read the EGS codes; it's not a very common problem, and unfortunately BMW treats the transmissions as whole...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By bmw_n00b13
BMW buys and services their transmissions as a...

BMW buys and services their transmissions as a whole unit-they don't list internal parts because they'll just tell you to buy a new one. Generally speaking, unless you're close to a ZF repair...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By bmw_n00b13
Good luck to you-you've got your work cut out for...

Good luck to you-you've got your work cut out for you.

BMW pays a team of engineers a lot of money to design wiring harnesses. It's best to not screw with it as you've discovered. I'd start off...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By bmw_n00b13
There's thousands of reasons for the CEL to...

There's thousands of reasons for the CEL to illuminate. Have the codes read and post back with the findings if you are still confused.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By bmw_n00b13
You think?!:confused: LCM needs to be coded for...

You think?!:confused: LCM needs to be coded for at least the mileage.

Get the codes read; too many options to guess. Extremely common....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By bmw_n00b13
75 is an odd one. Not sure abot 76 Using the...

75 is an odd one. Not sure abot 76

Using the magical thing called a "search engine" I found the following:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=419456&highlight=fuse+75
and
-...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,826
Posted By bmw_n00b13
It seems to me that the core of the redesign is...

It seems to me that the core of the redesign is the CCV, which is mostly common between the M52TU and the M54 engines, and it's a problem on both. Hopefully this means the 528 owners get one too! I'm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By bmw_n00b13
VANOS Seals are different than VANOS rattle.

VANOS Seals are different than VANOS rattle.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By bmw_n00b13
Check and clean the signal lever as a starting...

Check and clean the signal lever as a starting point…. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=539853&highlight=
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By bmw_n00b13
Hard downshift is a known issue. The code you...

Hard downshift is a known issue. The code you have is pretty inconclusive. I'd start shopping for a new transmission. That's a lot of miles on a transmission, especially if it's got original fluid
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,602
Posted By bmw_n00b13
There's good reasons to use plastic...

There's good reasons to use plastic impellers…. that's not the subject here though.

Generally speaking, the BMW cooling systems are known for failure. Replace it all, or run the risk of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,175
Posted By bmw_n00b13
SI is a different system than the SES light. ...

SI is a different system than the SES light.

You're not the first to have a problem with E10 and the E39:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=373281...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By bmw_n00b13
You could muck around with NCSExpert but I'd...

You could muck around with NCSExpert but I'd advise against that. If you want to park it dead on the limit, get a GPS (wheel speed sensors are going to be inaccurate anyways). If you're like most...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By bmw_n00b13
The specific code is important; there's other...

The specific code is important; there's other reasons for the O2 sensors to trigger a light, including leaks in the intake behind the MAF. Past 100,000km it's likely you need O2s, but it's also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,561
Posted By bmw_n00b13
I cannot stress enough that this is a stunningly...

I cannot stress enough that this is a stunningly poor decision and displays complete lack of understanding if tenth -grade physics.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By bmw_n00b13
I think BMW's method is to drop engine and...

I think BMW's method is to drop engine and transmission through the bottom. I may be wrong, and it's possible to remove it through the top as well though it may be more difficult.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-12-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By bmw_n00b13
Are you referring to the auto-up function? It may...

Are you referring to the auto-up function? It may need to be re-initialized. I think you do that by holding the button for several seconds after the window closed.

If you mean it stops while...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-11-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,306
Posted By bmw_n00b13
Pop it from inside and it pops out through the...

Pop it from inside and it pops out through the kidneys. Probably left one.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,670
Posted By bmw_n00b13
Both BMW and NGK both state this is not necessary...

Both BMW and NGK both state this is not necessary and not recommended. A while ago someone posted the NGK explanation of why. It's unnecessary and will contribute to the plugs "working out" over...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-11-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By bmw_n00b13
Lower emissions short term but long term, I'm not...

Lower emissions short term but long term, I'm not so sure about reliability. Turbos have been shown to be reliable but that's not with BMW's insane service intervals. And from what I know of Audi...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,396
Posted By bmw_n00b13
Perhaps, but let me explain. First, I don't wish...

Perhaps, but let me explain. First, I don't wish any harm (other than financial) to befall this person. But anyone who drives like this has no respect for fellow drivers, and the carelessness shown...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,633
Posted By bmw_n00b13
Guys... The obvious solution is a 1989...

Guys...

The obvious solution is a 1989 Camry. High bumper, small, an above all cheap. Your wives clearly have no interest in driving. I have no interest in shepherding and that's why I'm not a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,514
Posted By bmw_n00b13
If it's leaking from the bleed screw and it's...

If it's leaking from the bleed screw and it's more than lightly finger tightened, there's something else wrong.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,514
Posted By bmw_n00b13
As everyone here will tell you, you don't change...

As everyone here will tell you, you don't change coolant, you replace the cooling system and change the
coolant when you're done.

$2.99 for a brass screw iirc. Replace it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By bmw_n00b13
Yeah, looking around they're expensive. I've...

Yeah, looking around they're expensive. I've found a Braille Endurance (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0870194261) that's group 49, a Odessy 1350, and another Odessy that may...
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