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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 29,761
Posted By Bimmer Bob
Just done one side. A proper bitch of a job,...

Just done one side.

A proper bitch of a job, taken nearly two days.

Every bolt might as well have been concreted.

Couldn't get the strut to move, so had to use a shallow socket on the top...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 36,616
Posted By Bimmer Bob
Just done this job on my 2001 M54 Touring. I...

Just done this job on my 2001 M54 Touring.

I have the PWM e-Fan with three wire connector.

The DME had a code for no response from E-fan.

Another post I found suggested checking for the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,530
Posted By Bimmer Bob
Can I suggest strut top mounts? Done them on...

Can I suggest strut top mounts?

Done them on my 525 Touring and just about to do them on my 535 V8.

If you clamp the coil springs up with compressors, then spin the top nut off with an impact...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 10-25-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 74,194
Posted By Bimmer Bob
Did mine today

Many thanks to Fudman and subsequent experts for the write-up.

Old one came out in bits.

Didn't disconnect the wiring to the junction box, just flexed the wires.

Replaced the dipstick tube...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 424
Posted By Bimmer Bob
Lightbulb E39 M62 3.5 ABS trifecta conquered at last

Just wanted to share my jubilation at finally fixing the three yellows on my M62.

Problem was a sagging brake pedal so I changed the master cylinder. I bought the new one from an after market...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,149
Posted By Bimmer Bob
Changed my E39 Touring for a short shift lever...

Changed my E39 Touring for a short shift lever from a Z4 25117543193.

Very straightforward.

Much less like stirring porridge.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By Bimmer Bob
Mmmmm. I suppose if the controller is going down,...

Mmmmm. I suppose if the controller is going down, then maybe no signal from the wheel sensor will be processed, and therefore nothing to the instrument cluster. Makes sense.

If I did get a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By Bimmer Bob
Oh God not ABS again?

Yep. This time a 525i M54 Touring with ASC.

Yellow ABS + Antiskid light in the centre.

Code is for Rear Left speed sensor, and speedo/odo/econometer not working. Change speed sensor, fault...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-23-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,080
Posted By Bimmer Bob
I used Easy DIS to bleed the brakes and the...

I used Easy DIS to bleed the brakes and the following is stored in the fault memory:

5c Pressure - sensor test
DSC actively switched
no ABS control
Stop-light switch: not activated
no ASC...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-23-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,080
Posted By Bimmer Bob
Just replaced the precharge pump with a second...

Just replaced the precharge pump with a second hand unit. Problem is right back. The precharge test fails at 34km/h and the evil three are back.

Please insert your favourite expletive.

I'm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-23-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By Bimmer Bob
the block with all the brown wires is a common...

the block with all the brown wires is a common ground block. You'll see them referred to on the wiring diagrams.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,383
Posted By Bimmer Bob
I've done both with my 525i M54, well worth it. ...

I've done both with my 525i M54, well worth it.

Caution though. The oil leak and gasket failure is also a symptom of the cursed PCV valve becoming blocked and allowing pressure to build up in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 361,502
Posted By Bimmer Bob
Hi all. Just replaced the master cylinder on my...

Hi all. Just replaced the master cylinder on my 535i M62 due pedal slowly sagging when pressed hard. Bled the brakes using Easy DIS. Driving off I get the three lights for ABS brake amber and DSC.
...
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