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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,816
Posted By sae85400
So i have an issue with my cigarette lighter, it...

So i have an issue with my cigarette lighter, it keeps blowing the fuse(trunk)...I am thinking i need to replace the entire lighter assembly?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 78
Posted By sae85400
Trunk latch

So the other day I went to open my trunk and it made this "stuttering" sound but didn't open. Tried a couple of time but with same result.

Eventually just used key to open trunk.

Has anyone run...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By sae85400
98 528i blowing fuses

I have a 98 528i...

Cigarette lighter has worked fine.

Wife said one day it stopped working, next day it worked, now it doesn't work at all.

Checked the trunk, sure enough fuse was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By sae85400
Wanted to report back. Replaced water pump...

Wanted to report back.

Replaced water pump today(and belts), followed the instructions on how to bleed the system... and my vehicle is running great(no longer overheating)...

1. Want to thank...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By sae85400
ended up buying from alpha moto(through their...

ended up buying from alpha moto(through their site, not ebay)

Read stories about how some couldn't get it off because too tight and had to buy tool. so spent $36($28.50 for part and 7.50 shipping)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By sae85400
fan clutch removal tool

So I searched and found this...

Northern Industrial 32mm Combination Wrench - Mirror Finish
Only $829
Guaranteed Lowest Prices
QTY


But then I also see this on an ebay search.. do i need...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By sae85400
does anyone have a diagram of where this heater...

does anyone have a diagram of where this heater hose is?

is the hose you are referring to by #8 is this diagram.....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By sae85400
Does anyone know if there is a post about DIY on...

Does anyone know if there is a post about DIY on a water pump replacement with pictures...searched but couldn't find one
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By sae85400
Update..my neighbor..seems to think my water pump...

Update..my neighbor..seems to think my water pump went bad and that is the cause of the leak...is that plausible?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By sae85400
Coolant Leak

I have 98 528i.

I have a coolant leak underneath my car. It is dripping from further back away from the radiator, so i am guess it is a hose of some kind.

It is dripping onto the splash guard...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By sae85400
I had the same problem...engine light went into...

I had the same problem...engine light went into red. immediately shut down vehicle..but check coolant never came on. So not sure if I should replace thermo stat first, or figure out if i have another...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By sae85400
It would be liability only... found a rear...

It would be liability only...

found a rear bumper from ROCKAUTO for $79...it's a start

Have to verify a few other things but seems that this would be quite a deal..

Looks like i will be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By sae85400
Salvage Options

So my bmw is being totaled by the insurance company...

I asked if i could keep the car and they said I could for $400(basically what they would get to junk it)..

My question is can you insure...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By sae85400
Wont matter for a while.. i was rear ended at a...

Wont matter for a while.. i was rear ended at a stoplight..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By sae85400
Is that any better than what the have at autozone...

Is that any better than what the have at autozone or aap?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By sae85400
So the lights went off yesterday.. Maybe because...

So the lights went off yesterday.. Maybe because it was sitting outside in -23 weather it caused the problem..will look tonight at the diagram and some of the threads..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By sae85400
Is this the part i want...the electric valve...

Is this the part i want...the electric valve everyone refers to ..
Part Number Description
Price
Qty
Total
11 74 7 537 612 Electric Valve - For Secondary Air System (for my 2000 528i) ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By sae85400
Service Engine Soon

So yesterday when driving home..the dreaded SES light popped on.. Got the codes checked...P1622(not much info there, but replacing my coolant system next week so that might solve that code).. then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By sae85400
New Issue: So the last car we had, my wife...

New Issue:

So the last car we had, my wife would start it and tear out of the garage at the same time...my neighbor said she should let it warm up a minute or two before driving(i am not sure how...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By sae85400
I think you are right it was the sway bar...

I think you are right it was the sway bar links....He didn't give me the estimates(he is faxing them over today, i was trying to do it from what i had scribbled down quickly on the back of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By sae85400
Yeah I didn't pay those, they were "estimates" by...

Yeah I didn't pay those, they were "estimates" by the Service Advisor...

Saw a online video on how to replace the oil filter housing gasket....that is going to take some time...especially since...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By sae85400
Update.. Took it to the dealership, for $90,...

Update..

Took it to the dealership, for $90, they did an oil change and inspection(figured it was worth it for the inspection alone to find out what they wanted to replace)...

New hoses...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By sae85400
$4800. I got a good deal...a dealership has same...

$4800. I got a good deal...a dealership has same car for sale for $8995..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By sae85400
My new bmw

Finally after 2 years I found a car I was willing to accept in my price range...

2000 528i with 120,000 miles..

So excited to get started..

Coolant system already replaced.

1 minor...
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