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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-01-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By alarmin
+1 -- 100k is a lot of miles if the fuel filter...

+1 -- 100k is a lot of miles if the fuel filter has never been done.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By alarmin
Thanks acoste. Having #'s to compare mine to will...

Thanks acoste. Having #'s to compare mine to will help.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By alarmin
Thanks Ed. Coolant level is fine and the temp...

Thanks Ed. Coolant level is fine and the temp gauge is always normal when driving. Stop and go traffic, or even just idling, in the high temps doesn't make the gauge show hotter than normal. It's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By alarmin
shows hot when restarting

I have an '00 528i and It's been real hot here in the So Cal desert. The car does not run hot when driving, but if we shut off the car for a few minutes (getting gas or something) and then restart,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By alarmin
Say what???

Say what???
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By alarmin
I've replaced the driver's front and passenger...

I've replaced the driver's front and passenger front and did not need to replace the motor on either. It's cheaper and very easy to pull the old motor off and install it on the new track.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,030
Posted By alarmin
I just did this on my wife's 528i and it was a...

I just did this on my wife's 528i and it was a pretty simple job. She still had the original windshield which makes it easier (from what I've read on this forum). I used a piece of a wire coat hangar...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By alarmin
It's been a while since I worked on my brakes,...

It's been a while since I worked on my brakes, but if I recall correctly, it actually pushes into a little horseshoe notch into the back of the brake pad. If you look at the brake pad through the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,332
Posted By alarmin
My climate control was acting up after I lost the...

My climate control was acting up after I lost the outside temperature probe.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By alarmin
Are the wheel sizes stamped somewhere or do I...

Are the wheel sizes stamped somewhere or do I have to measure?




I was originally looking at the DW but we do get light snow a couple of times a year.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By alarmin
That label lists about 10 different wheel...

That label lists about 10 different wheel combinations, of course non of them are the 215/55r16 :dunno:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By alarmin
Tire sizes

I bought a used 2000 528i from a guy that should never touch a wrench. Now it's time for new tires and I'm leaning towards Continental Extreme Contact DWS. From my research I believe the stock tire...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By alarmin
I think you're sharing the same crack pipe. That...

I think you're sharing the same crack pipe. That link has nothing to do with the arm rest :p
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,393
Posted By alarmin
Follow-up

Replaced the driver's side window control module and that fixed the driver's door lock :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,393
Posted By alarmin
Thanks JimLev. Yes, all the other door locks and...

Thanks JimLev. Yes, all the other door locks and fuel door lock work fine. I had ordered a replacement window control module yesterday, so I am relieved to read your comments.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,393
Posted By alarmin
Thanks bluebee. I tried researching for the PM...

Thanks bluebee. I tried researching for the PM module and only came up with the passenger side (front). I have a feeling the driver's side (front) is part of the window switch, but this is only a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,393
Posted By alarmin
PM module

I have a problem with the driver's door lock on my wife's 2000 528i. The driver's door lock only works with the key (not with the remote or central lock button). I have replaced the actuator and I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By alarmin
Differential????

Differential????
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By alarmin
http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/hlcbucket...

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/hlcbucket/voltchart1.gif

Seems to me like you are ready for a new battery.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By alarmin
I would also try lubricating the lock. If it...

I would also try lubricating the lock. If it sounds weak it could be binding or lacking lubrication. With the trunk open you can close the latch (simulating a closed trunk), and try releasing the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,951
Posted By alarmin
I tried the Scosche unit in my work vehicle (not...

I tried the Scosche unit in my work vehicle (not a BMW) and the sound quality was so-so at best. I like to listen to the news and traffic in the morning on my way to work, but it destroyed my AM...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,055
Posted By alarmin
I couldn't see anything in those pics. On my 2000...

I couldn't see anything in those pics. On my 2000 528i the valve cover gasket was old, brittle and leaked like a siv. I replace my vanos seals and ccv while I was at it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,781
Posted By alarmin
FSU is notorious for this but for me it was my...

FSU is notorious for this but for me it was my alternator. If you have a multi-meter you can check the alternator yourself, otherwise places like Sears Auto or Pep Boys will check it for you
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By alarmin
Exactly. I would start by checking your aux fan....

Exactly. I would start by checking your aux fan. When you are not in traffic or idling you're forcing air through your radiator just by moving forward, but when you are idling or going slow the aux...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,319
Posted By alarmin
I did the 2 resistor and 1 diode trick I found...

I did the 2 resistor and 1 diode trick I found online (YouTube video). Very easy to do and the airbag light did clear. From my research, the major concern is if you ever have small children sitting...
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