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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By edjack
Was the battery flat when you removed it? If not,...

Was the battery flat when you removed it? If not, did you wait 16 min before disconnecting it?

If yes/no, you may have to perform a boot-up. Connect the battery and observe the operation of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By edjack
He meant what kid of wheels do you have. That...

He meant what kid of wheels do you have. That means nothing. The rim is only part of the wheel.

You need to use a wrench with a long arm to apply the torque to loosen the bolt. Did the other bolts...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By edjack
My FSUs have been dying at approx 7 year...

My FSUs have been dying at approx 7 year intervals. YMMV.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By edjack
Might try swapping tires/wheels front-to-back on...

Might try swapping tires/wheels front-to-back on each side, separately. You may have a defective tire.

How many miles on the tires?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By edjack
Are the Angel Eyes properly connected? Did they...

Are the Angel Eyes properly connected? Did they come with the car originally?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By edjack
Check part numbers for the OEM rad here:...

Check part numbers for the OEM rad here: realoem.com. If they differ, chances are that they are not interchangeable.

On what does your brother base that statement? Appears he's incorrect:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By edjack
Did the hub show signs of wearing out? Try...

Did the hub show signs of wearing out?

Try the spare tire on the left, then on the right.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By edjack
If you don't have broken chain guides, you soon...

If you don't have broken chain guides, you soon will. That would be a minimum job to do.

These engines are nearly bulletproof, except for oil leaks, cooling system components, and chain guides....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By edjack
Ask the dealer. Get a second opinion from an...

Ask the dealer.

Get a second opinion from an independent BMW specialist: www.bimrs.org

Not a common failure.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By edjack
Nay, I say he needs to find a BMW specialist!...

Nay, I say he needs to find a BMW specialist! Looks like he's not an automotive DIYer. www.bimrs.org

The minimum octane requirement is in the owner's manual, and on the gas cap. 87 octane is no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By edjack
You also need to identify the model year, and...

You also need to identify the model year, and date of manufacture.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By edjack
Rislone is a good candidate for flushing the...

Rislone is a good candidate for flushing the engine. May need several treatments.

BTW, the only TRUE "synthetic" oil is one using an ester base, and is known as a group V oil. All other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By edjack
You won't get A/C codes with a generic scan tool....

You won't get A/C codes with a generic scan tool.

The evap is inside the car. Have you determined that you have a functional aux fan in front of the condenser, which is in front of the radiator?
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By edjack
Japanese cars are a good bet for non-DIYers.

Japanese cars are a good bet for non-DIYers.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By edjack
Behind the right side kick panel. Does the...

Behind the right side kick panel.

Does the blower work at all? If not, likely the final stage unit, in the HVAC plenum.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By edjack
Look for the cable emanating from the range...

Look for the cable emanating from the range switch, on the left side.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By edjack
You need a BMW-specific scan tool to identify the...

You need a BMW-specific scan tool to identify the stored codes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By edjack
Compare part numbers here: www.realoem.com

Compare part numbers here: www.realoem.com
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By edjack
Great video! Thanks.

Great video! Thanks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By edjack
The Dynavin head unit has been embraced by some...

The Dynavin head unit has been embraced by some in the community.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By edjack
What will you do when you lose that key? ALL...

What will you do when you lose that key?

ALL E39 keys have a "chip." It's part of the anti-theft system.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By edjack
When you changed the belt, did you properly...

When you changed the belt, did you properly preload the tensioner? It must go all the way to the end of the slot.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By edjack
Get the codes read, even though there's no CEL.

Get the codes read, even though there's no CEL.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By edjack
The factory cats include a "silencer." It...

The factory cats include a "silencer." It probably eliminates the rasp.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By edjack
Are you sure you have the stock resonator and...

Are you sure you have the stock resonator and muffler on the car?

BTW, ignore ANYONE who tells you that you need back pressure for proper operation.
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