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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By Flybot
I said there is no hard voltage and posted a...

I said there is no hard voltage and posted a range. Much like what you said. Although, anything in the 15+ volts is too much for me.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Flybot
+1 on the Pierburg And be careful with that...

+1 on the Pierburg

And be careful with that belief....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 05:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By Flybot
There is no hard running voltage. It is ok when...

There is no hard running voltage. It is ok when it falls in a range of about 13.5-14.5 volts. Idle should be something above 12.5 or 6 or you will get a red battery light. 13.4 v and I wouldnt really...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By Flybot
I had the exact symptoms (speedo, mpg gauge, odo)...

I had the exact symptoms (speedo, mpg gauge, odo) as well as ABS/traction control lights on my '98 528. I replaced the left rear wheel speed sensor. The wires were old and cracked and had broken in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By Flybot
The idle speed may be dropping to low...

The idle speed may be dropping to low momentarily. Voltage seems ok besides the mometary blink.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Flybot
The Chineese all-in-ones are pretty good IMO. Ive...

The Chineese all-in-ones are pretty good IMO. Ive had a Dynavin for several years. Looks OEM and has everything.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By Flybot
The door handles are pretty much a wear item on...

The door handles are pretty much a wear item on these cars. Ive replaced 3 in ten years. The cable has to be installed in two places for it to work right. The cable end obviously goes in the hole on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 830
Posted By Flybot
I would be willing to bet the lower part of the...

I would be willing to bet the lower part of the fan shroud is not secured properly. Easy to miss on reinstallation. You have to get all the tabs in place as you fight to get it past all the other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,376
Posted By Flybot
Was the car putting out a lot of smoke when it...

Was the car putting out a lot of smoke when it was consuming the oil? If it was it may have been ring or valve related and the fuel injector cleaner helped, but I doubt it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By Flybot
Bleeding is easy and only requires a screwdriver....

Bleeding is easy and only requires a screwdriver. Find the DIY procedure that explains it with the engine off. That is the correct one.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By Flybot
The overheat may also be an indication of needing...

The overheat may also be an indication of needing a cooling system bleed. Air in the system will cause false overheats. Have you had any work done on the cooling system recently? Its good to get it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-21-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Flybot
Fuel pump. It may continue to run, but too slow....

Fuel pump. It may continue to run, but too slow. Or it may fire right up later and die at random. It will cause a lot of missfire codes when the engine dies due to lean condition.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Flybot
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Flybot
You need to determine if it is a MK II or III....

You need to determine if it is a MK II or III. It's been a while since I had BMW nav, but one of the versions has an external GPS that can be replaced pretty easy if you can find one. Or better yet...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By Flybot
You may need to spring for a proper code read...

You may need to spring for a proper code read before you go into remove and replace mode. There are a few simple things that could be wrong, like a speed sensor. And it could be as simple as the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Flybot
^^^ Thats a good idea. On my '98 the wires to the...

^^^ Thats a good idea. On my '98 the wires to the sensors were literally cracking apart causing a short and the sensor crumbled apart when I pulled it out. Also a good code reader will indicate if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Flybot
The popcorn is probably the Secondary Air Pump...

The popcorn is probably the Secondary Air Pump failing. It comes on during cold starts for a minute or so then shuts off. It is for emissions only and if it dies there will be no performance loss....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Flybot
Im pretty sure there is no water source for your...

Im pretty sure there is no water source for your leak behind the pulley. But a puller should be used to get it off.

Have you tried using a small mirror to look for the leak?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,474
Posted By Flybot
acoste, I appreciate you taking the time to make...

acoste, I appreciate you taking the time to make the electrical diagram. I guess Im going to have to accept a paradigm shift, in my mind anyway. In the cross cable situation, understanding 24v...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,474
Posted By Flybot
Interesting. Where does the -3.4v come from?

Interesting. Where does the -3.4v come from?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,474
Posted By Flybot
If you cross the jumper cables, the two batteries...

If you cross the jumper cables, the two batteries are in series, and they are shorted. Thats why the jumper cables will melt and batteries catch fire if you leave them on there. If you put a volt...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,474
Posted By Flybot
Ive been thinking about this electrical issue for...

Ive been thinking about this electrical issue for the last couple of days. Glad to see others were scratching there heads as well. So in the case of the "Wrong Jumper Connection" diagram in CN90's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,474
Posted By Flybot
Interesting problem. Did you check the battery?...

Interesting problem. Did you check the battery? You may have just toasted an already toasty old battery. As far as over voltage and burnt fuses, I wouldnt expect any. You hooked up 12 Volts to a 12...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Flybot
Wow that is a beast, especially for a cordless. I...

Wow that is a beast, especially for a cordless. I would love to have one of those for changing tires at the track, but too many pennys for me at this point. If I didnt have a compressor and a ton of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By Flybot
Just use the odometer and what ever your change...

Just use the odometer and what ever your change interval is.
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