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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 316
Posted By bluebee
I realize you had pulled the FSU (which is the...

I realize you had pulled the FSU (which is the culprit most of the time). I'm not sure if you pulled the two under-glovebox fuses though...

The only thing I can suggest is to follow that thread on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,168
Posted By bluebee
This thread today shows how to replace the 5...

This thread today shows how to replace the 5 cluster bulbs without removing the cluster in full, and what bulbs to use...
> E39 (1997 - 2003)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 523
Posted By bluebee
That's great information for the cluster-removal...

That's great information for the cluster-removal thread:
- How to remove and replace the five incandescent bulbs in the instrument cluster (1...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By bluebee
- DIY how to test a BMW E39 battery & alternator...

- DIY how to test a BMW E39 battery & alternator (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5747151#post5747151)


- How to troubleshoot a bad FSU final stage unit (1...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,953
Posted By bluebee
Another instrument cluster gone crazy reported...

Another instrument cluster gone crazy reported over here today ...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > instrument cluster goes crazy...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By bluebee
This is where I'd start: - One user's...

This is where I'd start:
- One user's experience debugging a half-dead instrument cluster (1 (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=568782))
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,902
Posted By bluebee
Useful related information was posted over here...

Useful related information was posted over here today...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > Update- BOSCH brake rotors...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By bluebee
What is an 'oem-style' pad? As for 'warp',...

What is an 'oem-style' pad?

As for 'warp', well, we've been there many times before...

A lot of things can cause DTV/BTV related vibrations, but, one of them is the driver's own braking habits....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 997
Posted By bluebee
The best diagnostics is a good look. If you...

The best diagnostics is a good look.
If you have money problems, the cheapest effective thing to do is immediately snap pictures and post them.

You can get an idea of what to snap from this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 02:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,587
Posted By bluebee
For the record, there is a detailed parasitic...

For the record, there is a detailed parasitic drain debugging thread over here today...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > Yet another parasitic...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 316
Posted By bluebee
In addition to the thread pudl pointed the OP to,...

In addition to the thread pudl pointed the OP to, this is a good thread to reference to:
- The most often recommended diagnostic procedure to test for overnight parasitic battery drain (1...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 01:15 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 54,042
Posted By bluebee
A related thread was opened today on the normal...

A related thread was opened today on the normal operating temperature of the transmission:
- What is the normal temperature of the E39 transmission (1...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By bluebee
I don't know, offhand (without searching anyway)...

I don't know, offhand (without searching anyway) if this topic has been covered, so, it should be in the bestlinks, if it's not already.

Searching for /temperature or /transmission f3 in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 26,286
Posted By bluebee
Sometimes dead pixels are due to cluster bulbs,...

Sometimes dead pixels are due to cluster bulbs, as shown in this thread today ...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > Pixcles?...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 523
Posted By bluebee
If this thread is about cluster bulbs, the...

If this thread is about cluster bulbs, the following, found by typing either /cluster or /bulbs f3 in the bestlinks, may help others who have the same problem...
- How to remove and replace the five...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By bluebee
Looks like poolman ran into a burned-out set of...

Looks like poolman ran into a burned-out set of bulbs today ...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > Pixcles?...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 12-19-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 77,812
Posted By bluebee
People on the E46 side are still asking the...

People on the E46 side are still asking the question we've answered many years ago ...
> E46 (1999 - 2006) (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=98) > Oil filter housing gasket...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 589
Posted By bluebee
For details on the counterhold tool, I don't...

For details on the counterhold tool, I don't think you'll ever get more information than from this thread:
- How to make or buy the BMW special cooling & belt drive system counterhold tools (1...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 53,829
Posted By bluebee
Just to update this thread, someone today went...

Just to update this thread, someone today went through a half dozen posts trying to figure out what is already well documented in this thread, namely how to loosen tension on the I6 tensioners and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 833
Posted By bluebee
Yup. - Spare 5mm or 11/64 allen wrenches or...

Yup.
- Spare 5mm or 11/64 allen wrenches or smaller (6mm or 3/16ths are too large)
- Optional: T50 Torx, L-shaped to fit in tight spaces (socket is too large)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 52,569
Posted By bluebee
Another vote today not for the hydraulic...

Another vote today not for the hydraulic tensioner switch...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > Alternator Removal: Tension Pulley star slot...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 833
Posted By bluebee
One of my tensioners came with a 'pin' holding it...

One of my tensioners came with a 'pin' holding it in the off-tension position. It's all in the thread... so this is a repeat.
You can see the tabs lining up in the old photo below from the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 833
Posted By bluebee
The beauty of the canonical threads is that the...

The beauty of the canonical threads is that the BS that other people spout is debunked by the time a thread has around 50,000 views or so.

I too had researched how to do a belt-drive overhaul on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 833
Posted By bluebee
The bimmer has about 25 or so items that...

The bimmer has about 25 or so items that constantly break, or need replacement, on almost every bimmer.

You'll get used to it.


You really should post a picture yourself, because it's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 712
Posted By bluebee
I guess what happened is that the power steering...

I guess what happened is that the power steering hose leaked, but the engine didn't overheat... :)
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