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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By rdl
I have 4 years and 55k miles on a cold weather...

I have 4 years and 55k miles on a cold weather CCV, including the newer design dipstick tube with improved drainage to the sump.
Winter temperatures range mostly 25F to 0F with the occasional dip...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By rdl
Rotating the spoiler doesn't automatically lift...

Rotating the spoiler doesn't automatically lift it.

Rotating the spoiler provides clearance so you can slide the tab far enough that it can be lifted out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By rdl
edjack Curious. The manual I have says...

edjack

Curious. The manual I have says "Required Fuel: Premium Unleaded Gasoline. min. 91 AKI." And the manual covers both the I6 and V8 engine cars. E.g. on the same page it lists gas tank...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By rdl
This link describes adding rear fog lights to an...

This link describes adding rear fog lights to an E39.
http://jadeturtle.com/bmw/

It includes steps to run wiring from the trunk to the LCM and across the dash.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By rdl
Page 65 on this PDF suggests that the knock...

Page 65 on this PDF suggests that the knock sensors are used dynamically.

It describes the MS43 using engine speed, MAF, coolant temp, etc. to calculate basic ignition timing. But under load it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By rdl
I sympathize. When starting out trying to set up...

I sympathize. When starting out trying to set up diagnostic software for myself I found the blizzard of acronyms confusing too.

You could try asking on these forums if anyone local to you has BMW...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By rdl
The version of MS43 fault codes I have turns up...

The version of MS43 fault codes I have turns up this description, which is a little different than what your scanner reports.

P code dec hex
P0014 104 68 'B' Camshaft Position Timing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 94,937
Posted By rdl
I've been following this thread but can't recall...

I've been following this thread but can't recall if these points have been made & don't have the patience to re-read all 108 posts.

Where you measure voltage is important.
Voltmeter accuracy is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,745
Posted By rdl
I didn't describe removal of the blade locking...

I didn't describe removal of the blade locking tab, which is necessary before the spoiler retaining tab can be removed.
This question came up in another thread so in the interest of fully closing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By rdl
I had to fiddle a bit to recall how this works....

I had to fiddle a bit to recall how this works. This is removal of the blade locking tab only. Not the clip that holds the spoiler to the wiper arm. The cell phone pictures aren't the best but I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By rdl
I'll have to look tomorrow when I have some...

I'll have to look tomorrow when I have some light.
But I think that's correct. I pushed it "upward" from the glass side, i.e. from underneath.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By rdl
It's been a while, but here's the DIY I did when...

It's been a while, but here's the DIY I did when replacing spoilers & blades, which required removing everything from the wiper arm.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=583984
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By rdl
With those symptoms the most likely diagnosis is...

With those symptoms the most likely diagnosis is a toe problem.
The sideways jump while driving over bumps suggests a severe toe problem.
Side to side rear wobble, presumably while driving straight...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By rdl
I tried again after your reply. Now it does play....

I tried again after your reply. Now it does play. :dunno:

First step would be to have the car scanned with a BMW capable diagnostic system. A generic code scanner will not be able to check the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By rdl
Video is marked as private. It will not play for...

Video is marked as private. It will not play for me.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By rdl
Item 4 here ...

Item 4 here
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DT63&mospid=47587&btnr=61_0944&hg=61&fg=45

Huskerparts.com says MSRP $1.60 & they sell for $1.28
Your local dealer probably has one in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By rdl
The conversion is 1 kg/mm = 56.0 #/in

The conversion is 1 kg/mm = 56.0 #/in
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By rdl
I agree that excess pressure is an issue only if...

I agree that excess pressure is an issue only if something fails and temperature goes very high. I'd rather risk fracturing something in the coolant circuit for the little bit of extra margin...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By rdl
I've found references on the M5 board that stock...

I've found references on the M5 board that stock springs are thought to be 6 kg/mm front and 5 kg/mm rear; M5 springs one presumes.

I measured ride height changes when weighting my '03 530 for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By rdl
I think this is unwise and will not provide the...

I think this is unwise and will not provide the expected benefit.

The 2 bar cap does not cause high pressure in the cooling system. Conversely, the 1.4 bar cap could enable boiling in the event...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By rdl
Fuel pump relay changed locations over the years....

Fuel pump relay changed locations over the years.
These are what come in WDS
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 384
Posted By rdl
Sounds like a dragging brake. Although I suppose...

Sounds like a dragging brake. Although I suppose it's possible that the hot brake is as it should be and the other side has a problem and is not doing much braking so isn't developing any heat. Any...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 845
Posted By rdl
Mine is 8.0.6001.19587. Java 6 and the SVG...

Mine is 8.0.6001.19587.
Java 6 and the SVG viewer work with it so WDS will run properly.
Sorry buy I've no idea which, if any, later versions of IE will work as wished.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 845
Posted By rdl
You probably have an issue with IE. Apparently...

You probably have an issue with IE. Apparently mid 2014 Microsoft modified IE to reject earlier versions of Java. If so, you'll have to dig up an earlier version of IE that will run Java 6.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 444
Posted By rdl
Weighting the trunk will help some. But not much....

Weighting the trunk will help some. But not much.

An E39 with driver weighs ~4000 lb and has 50/50 weight distribution front to rear; so about 2000 lb on the rear wheels. Adding say 100 lb in the...
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