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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By Aussie528iT
I was just sharing my experience as well. I'm not...

I was just sharing my experience as well. I'm not an expert by any stretch of the imagination.
This is what happened when my ASC module failed back in 2010.
I had these errors on INPA but I took it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By Aussie528iT
Since you have the trifecta and you can't...

Since you have the trifecta and you can't communicate with the ABS module its probably the ABS module that is faulty.
It can fail in several different ways, one of which is the CAN bus interface....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Aussie528iT
You have clip on hose fittings. The connector has...

You have clip on hose fittings. The connector has a locating spigot. If this is not lined up correctly the hose doesn't clip on properly. You have to push it on until the wire clip clicks into place...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,042
Posted By Aussie528iT
The simple answer to what the battery light does....

The simple answer to what the battery light does.

The light shows the difference between battery voltage and alternator/generator voltage.

The light only works in one direction.

It does not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Aussie528iT
This link may give you a start. Item 4 -...

This link may give you a start.

Item 4 - Trunk lid power lock drive Part No 67 10 8 362 371

A check for other BMWs that use the same part doesn't show anything other than E39 Tourings.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By Aussie528iT
As others have said, its nothing to do with the...

As others have said, its nothing to do with the brakes.
The external temp sensor or wiring to it etc is the problem.
A damaged or missing temp sensor will effect the operation of your aircon. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Aussie528iT
The M52TU and M54 use different throttle bodies. ...

The M52TU and M54 use different throttle bodies.
The M52TU pedal position sensor is part of the throttle body and uses a throttle cable.
The M54 has a pedal position sensor at the pedal and no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-07-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Aussie528iT
The front and rear sensors are connected in...

The front and rear sensors are connected in series and the warning light is lit when either sensor is worn down and becomes open circuited.
If either sensor hasn't been worn down by the disc then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Aussie528iT
You don't need to remove the centre console. ...

You don't need to remove the centre console.
The airbag module is removed via the rear end of the console where the rear seat vents are.
You have to remove the rear seat vents and the tray under...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Aussie528iT
The thumbnail pics don't appear to be E39 pads. ...

The thumbnail pics don't appear to be E39 pads.
E39 pads don't have the bent metal wear indicator. That looks like a Toyota wear indicator, and they are the wrong shape.

RonR
99 528iT M52TU
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By Aussie528iT
An alternative to loading the car with weights is...

An alternative to loading the car with weights is simply to put a jack under the wheel carrier while the wheel is off. You already have the wheel off to replace the tension strut anyway. Then jack up...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By Aussie528iT
I had the same problem. IIRC the X5 E53 uses the...

I had the same problem. IIRC the X5 E53 uses the same part.

If you examine the socket closely you will find the part number marked on it. That's how I found it. I entered the number in realoem.com...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By Aussie528iT
Tourings have the same suspension setup at the...

Tourings have the same suspension setup at the front as sedans and use struts with concentric springs around the strut.
The rear is completely different to the sedan.
It uses separate springs and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By Aussie528iT
The original shocks are Sachs/Boge HIGH pressure...

The original shocks are Sachs/Boge HIGH pressure gas filled shocks.
If you don't go with this type of shock you may find the ride height is lower than it should be.
Despite what others may say the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By Aussie528iT
Ditto. Its amazing how many people think they...

Ditto.
Its amazing how many people think they know better than BMW.
Do a search for Siemens MS42/43 engine management system pdfs or M54 engine pdfs. These have info on why these plugs are needed....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By Aussie528iT
A bit more info to go into the mix. Current...

A bit more info to go into the mix.
Current tyres Michelin Pilot Sport 3 235/45/17 Tread wear index 320. Tread depth 6-6.5mm to wear bars when new. I get around 10000kms per 1mm of wear on front and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Aussie528iT
The correct level at 20 degC (with the engine...

The correct level at 20 degC (with the engine cold) is with the expansion tank approx half full.
If you can't see any coolant in the tank then the level is too low and you risk getting air in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,049
Posted By Aussie528iT
IE 11 works for me. RonR

IE 11 works for me.

RonR
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,049
Posted By Aussie528iT
:thumbup: This will give you a start ...

:thumbup:

This will give you a start

The wire colours are Blue with a Red trace and Blue with a Brown trace, or vice/versa.

Link to WDS/Wiring Diagram System here:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 925
Posted By Aussie528iT
Bob, You must do the bleed process using the...

Bob,
You must do the bleed process using the BMW cold bleed procedure.
The normal coolant level in the expansion tank is about half full which is below the coolant level in the radiator. ie When...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By Aussie528iT
The part attached to the body wiring loom is a...

The part attached to the body wiring loom is a male plug. The problem I had was that the tabs you need to depress to separate the plug both broke off. However the plug is sealed with an O ring inside...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By Aussie528iT
The M52TU is the first BMW twin vanos, variable...

The M52TU is the first BMW twin vanos, variable inlet and exhaust timing, I6 engine and has an aluminium block with cast in iron cylinder liners. It is used in E39s from 8/98 and in other BMWs such...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By Aussie528iT
M52 TU engine Throttle Bodies

:dunno:
Does anybody know if there is any difference between the original yellow sticker throttle bodies and the replacement blue sticker throttle bodies on these engines?

There seems to be the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By Aussie528iT
On the M52TU engine in the 2000 528i the pedal...

On the M52TU engine in the 2000 528i the pedal position sensor is part of the throttle body. Its not at the pedal like the later M54 engine. The M52TU engine has a throttle cable so when you press...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By Aussie528iT
Vehicle speed information is obtained from wheel...

Vehicle speed information is obtained from wheel speed sensors and sent to the various control units that rely on speed information via the CAN bus. (Controller Area Network Bus) The units on the CAN...
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