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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By Flybot
The transmission on my '98 528 had to be rebuilt...

The transmission on my '98 528 had to be rebuilt a few years ago at about 160K. One of the first things the tech asked me was if I had recently changed the fluid. I had, about 5000 miles earlier....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2016, 04:20 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,253
Posted By Flybot
Good that it started. Bleed the cooling system...

Good that it started. Bleed the cooling system with it cold. Read up on the procedure. It can be slow to suck down all the coolant, so be patient.

Bleed the steering system by simply turning it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,253
Posted By Flybot
Nice, but I wouldnt give up on this car yet. Its...

Nice, but I wouldnt give up on this car yet. Its not a hard fix. You just havnt found it yet. Then everything will be right in the world.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,253
Posted By Flybot
Volt meter $5.99 at Harbor Fright. $8.68 Amazon...

Volt meter $5.99 at Harbor Fright. $8.68 Amazon Prime. No excuse. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=volt+meter
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,253
Posted By Flybot
Glad its not seized. Could be an ignition switch....

Glad its not seized. Could be an ignition switch. If you do a search on that you will find a lot of symptoms. Has anything stopped working like cruise control, DSC, steering column "parking" when you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,253
Posted By Flybot
Can you put a socket on the crank pulley and see...

Can you put a socket on the crank pulley and see if it will turn? Seems odd to me that it would seize if it was running ok when you shut it off. And if its not seized, then I see no correlation...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,253
Posted By Flybot
Since you shut it off quickly when it first over...

Since you shut it off quickly when it first over heated, is it in Park?
Just hoping for something easy.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,253
Posted By Flybot
No reason to panic at this point, IMO. Check the...

No reason to panic at this point, IMO. Check the coolant with a cool/cold engine. Top off and do a proper bleed procedure. Restart, then check for coolant leaks. If it runs fine that's probably all...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Flybot
Just a quick update: I think my heat issue is...

Just a quick update: I think my heat issue is fixed, however I feel pretty dumb about it. I took the climate control unit out and blew out a lot of dust that was inside the sniffer vent. Reinstalled...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Flybot
Help Diagnosing Intermittent Heat

Now that its really cold the heater has decided to give troubles. Checked for operation of the aux water pump- it works. Center vent mixer dial on full hot. Cabin fan works normally in manual or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,401
Posted By Flybot
Who's this "we"? Class A stalkers more like...

Who's this "we"? Class A stalkers more like it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,401
Posted By Flybot
She bought a Porsche. Case closed.

She bought a Porsche. Case closed.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By Flybot
^^^^ Lets not get too crazy

^^^^ Lets not get too crazy
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 755
Posted By Flybot
Ahh, in that case Ive never needed to change that...

Ahh, in that case Ive never needed to change that gasket in over 220K miles.



Shizzle, I am truly brain dead after sitting in a f-ing cube all day. Yes, I was mistakenly referring to the PS...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By Flybot
I never used to torque my lug bolts until I saw...

I never used to torque my lug bolts until I saw two incidents happen to people I know. And I feel like I have pretty good "calibrated hands". First, my son hand torqued his lugs on his Subi and when...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 755
Posted By Flybot
"Stage II leak"" Is that really a thing? I like...

"Stage II leak"" Is that really a thing? I like it. Im going to have to start using terms like that.

Anyway, Ive got 220K on my 528. I get my filters from PelicanParts and they always come with a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2016, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Flybot
Good info. Whatever engineer thought having three...

Good info. Whatever engineer thought having three types of nearly the same fastener heads would be a good idea is an idiot.

Here is a pic of the three types:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By Flybot
OP Rookie! We all know...

OP Rookie! We all know that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By Flybot
I replaced mine on 528. I raised the engine by...

I replaced mine on 528. I raised the engine by just unbolting the engine mounts. There is a fairly decent write up on the other forum that I used and I added some comments to. It wasnt to bad of a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,235
Posted By Flybot
Its never a good idea to throw parts at the...

Its never a good idea to throw parts at the problem. Diagnosis is key. So good idea not to do that. However, lean condition and misfires on multiple cylinders is typical of a fuel pump fail. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,235
Posted By Flybot
Fuel pump.

Fuel pump.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,235
Posted By Flybot
What do the codes mean? I dont keep my code book...

What do the codes mean? I dont keep my code book at my desk.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,884
Posted By Flybot
Blown head gaskets are very common in e39s right...

Blown head gaskets are very common in e39s right now. The plastic cooling system in these 15 year old cars are brittle and ready to blow if they haven't been replaced by now. If the cooling systems...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Flybot
It could be leaking in any number of places. You...

It could be leaking in any number of places. You need a good flashlight and start poking around. When antifreeze dries it makes a chalky white residue. So search on the radiator, especially the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Flybot
You MUST preload the bushings on the suspension....

You MUST preload the bushings on the suspension. I use the method Aussie mentions. Just measure the distance from wheel arch to hub center when the car is on the ground. Then later, jack that hub up...
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