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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By 5series92
So I had been having idling issues for the past...

So I had been having idling issues for the past couple months as well and misfires on all cylinders. I was chasing this problem for so long till I came across this thread and the symptoms described....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By 5series92
I will work on getting the tool. I haven't ran...

I will work on getting the tool. I haven't ran the engine for long periods of time because the temperature gauge is not working and I'm scared of overheating the engine so I don't know if the heater...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By 5series92
So I have now replaced thermostat. And my...

So I have now replaced thermostat. And my temperature gauge is still not working. What else could be causing this?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 85
Posted By 5series92
Anybody in the Baltimore MD area????

Are there any 540i/6 owners in the baltimore area that can loan me their flywheel 060 tool to loosen the flywheel bolts? I willing to pay for using it. Thank you
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By 5series92
So apparently my thermostat is toast. It's crazy...

So apparently my thermostat is toast. It's crazy that an OEM unit would go bad with less than 20k miles on it
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By 5series92
I don't have access to a computer. Just a code...

I don't have access to a computer. Just a code reader, are there any other tests I can do?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By 5series92
Yes the thermostat was replaced by an oem unit by...

Yes the thermostat was replaced by an oem unit by my local BMW Indy. I can't monitor the temperature because the pixels are dead on my cluster and I cannot see what it says. I'm not sure if the heat...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By 5series92
Activation map cooling code

Hey guys! I have a fault code for my 1998 540i, it's 139 activation map cooling. The weird thing is my temperature gauge doesn't move either. It stays below the cold mark even after driving the car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By 5series92
The clutch was replaced In 2012 or 2013 by the...

The clutch was replaced In 2012 or 2013 by the previous owner. There's less than 40K miles on it
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By 5series92
Pulling 6 speed tranny, would pressure plate question..

Hey guys! I am going to be removing my transmission this weekend, to stop leaking rear main seal. My question is when I remove the pressure plate, would the springs have to be re aligned like when...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By 5series92
Unfortunately I don't have a garage to keep the...

Unfortunately I don't have a garage to keep the car in. I was thinking maybe using a hair dryer to heat up the booster and defrost it that way. Would the brake booster need to be replaced?


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By 5series92
1998 540i/6 Brakes locked up?

Hello all. Today I went to drive my 540i, but the brake pedal is rock solid and I can't press it to stop the car. The car had been sitting for about 6 days till today when I tried driving it. I have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By 5series92
Engine Wiring Harness Dilemma

Update: so I got my hands on a code reader and pulled codes. I got P1550,
P1509,P1396, P0100, P1384, P0325. I replaced the crankshaft sensor, ICV, and MAF. I cleared the codes and tried to start it,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By 5series92
Okay thanks, I'll try that in the morning. I...

Okay thanks, I'll try that in the morning. I unplugged the maf and started it earlier today and it did the same thing so it's probably not the issue


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By 5series92
Yes. If I give it gas it stays on but when I let...

Yes. If I give it gas it stays on but when I let off the throttle pedal it dies out


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By 5series92
Thanks for your help Jim. I removed and...

Thanks for your help Jim. I removed and reinstalled the ECU. It starts up now and dies. I have checked the ICV and it's working well. Maybe a vacuum leak somewhere?

I don't have access to a code...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By 5series92
To see if I can hear the fuel pump, do I just...

To see if I can hear the fuel pump, do I just jump the pins in the trunk?

Yes the CEL was on when it was running. But what I don't understand is why it won't start now after I got my ECU back and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By 5series92
Update: So I got the ECU back and the company I...

Update: So I got the ECU back and the company I sent it to said there was no fault in it from the tests they carried out. I installed it back into the car and now it won't start, it just cranks but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By 5series92
Thanks Jim. I tried looking for any leak and...

Thanks Jim. I tried looking for any leak and couldn't find any, the icv was stuck closed so I put in a new one but then the car wouldn't idle at all.
I took the car to a BMW indie and I was told...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By 5series92
Engine Wiring Harness Dilemma

I recently swapped the engine on my 1998 540i/6. I got most of the connections back together but I'm still left with one unplugged wire. The cars idle is not steady and idles at 1,000 rpm. Does...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By 5series92
Opinions please ^_^

Why would anybody ever do that to a BMW? It really amazes me


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By 5series92
Timing chain guide

Hey all. I was changing out my upper timing cover gaskets and saw this
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I dropped my oil pan and didn't see any plastic bits in the engine which makes me think it has been broken since the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,076
Posted By 5series92
Gold Style 42's

I'd like them if they were on a lowered black car


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,808
Views: 312,094
Posted By 5series92
Show off your E39 post pics!!!

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Giving her a wash. Don't ask about the side view mirror cover lol


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Forum: Parting Out 08-15-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By 5series92
Part out My car E39 540Dinan (dont know if this is correct place)

What's your suspension set up?


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