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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By the_carouser
Solved

Day after I posted my pulsating idle problem, The car behaved itself. 2 weeks later the issue came back again. I connected my computer and used INPA to diagnose the problem. INPA was showing the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By the_carouser
Thank you for your reply Flightmedic. My...

Thank you for your reply Flightmedic. My intention was not to make you crazy. I normally resolve my issues with diligent research and most solutions are found on this forum. IN this case I have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By the_carouser
Pulsating on Idle

When idling, the engine will rev from 700 rpm down to 500 rpm in a rythmic pulsing fashion every second. A very smooth up and down revving like you would get if pumping the accelerator every...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,358
Posted By the_carouser
I have a 523i and I also had power loss issues a...

I have a 523i and I also had power loss issues a few years back. At the time I didn't have INPA so cannot comment on your readings.

My indy mechanic had no idea what was causing power loss and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,015
Posted By the_carouser
[QUOTE=QSilver7;7637961]I wish that the online...

[QUOTE=QSilver7;7637961]I wish that the online TIS hadn't been shut down by BMW...we could have delved deeper into the Central Body Electric system of the Mini Cooper...but sadly, I'm not that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By the_carouser
Now that I have sung the praises of replacing the...

Now that I have sung the praises of replacing the vanos seal, I am a little perplexed by the OP not having the equipment to raise the vehicle to even do a simple oil change, but has no issue with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By the_carouser
Just did my vanos seal on the m52 engine. This is...

Just did my vanos seal on the m52 engine. This is the most adventurous procedure I have ever atempted on my car. Purchased all the special tools, vanos seals and valve cover gasket with grommets and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By the_carouser
Don't know if you solved your problem, but I...

Don't know if you solved your problem, but I would be checking the catalytic converter. May be plugged
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,168
Posted By the_carouser
I purchased an occupancy seat bypass unit from...

I purchased an occupancy seat bypass unit from ebay for $20. I also purchased the Peake SRS code reader to diagnose and clear codes. The code reader came up with error codes for the occupancy seat, a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2010, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,189
Posted By the_carouser
I found a supplier on Ebay in Portugal. After...

I found a supplier on Ebay in Portugal. After reassuring emails regarding the part working in a BMW LCM, the parts arrived in about a week to Australia. I bought a spare just in case.

Ebay link...
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