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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,579
Posted By chriscarguy
You got to be freakin' kidding me. I hope I did...

You got to be freakin' kidding me. I hope I did not have that happen. That would have been $95 down the drain. I'll be getting both front wheel speed sensors next week and we'll find out. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,579
Posted By chriscarguy
Disconnected the battery, bolted it back in,...

Disconnected the battery, bolted it back in, still got the trifecta. Must be a speed sensor because BBA said my rebuilt unit passed their tests. Keep in mind I did not do the electronic tracing of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,579
Posted By chriscarguy
Me as well- no CEL. I just got my module back...

Me as well- no CEL. I just got my module back from BBA 5 minutes ago and will install tonight after work. Crossing my fingers.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,663
Posted By chriscarguy
Out of curiousity, I called my local Advance Auto...

Out of curiousity, I called my local Advance Auto Parts. They don't stock Mann filters there but can get them from a different store. But for $$$$$$$24.99!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pass.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,579
Posted By chriscarguy
I've taken my ABS module out and have sent it off...

I've taken my ABS module out and have sent it off to BBA for rebuilding. My speedo does not work, I knew it would not. But I do not have any check engine light on. Are you sure the CEL is related...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,180
Posted By chriscarguy
Did the same thing on mine. Quick 30 second fix...

Did the same thing on mine. Quick 30 second fix and it still allows the keyless entry to work. I don't care about the alarm- I live in Iowa!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By chriscarguy
I live in central Iowa and made it through the...

I live in central Iowa and made it through the past 2 winters w/ my 2001 540iA w/ all-seasons only. While snow tires would be best, they are cost prohibitive for me to have an extra set. I have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 361,356
Posted By chriscarguy
I took the plunge yesterday and ordered up a...

I took the plunge yesterday and ordered up a shipping label from BBA reman'd for my ABS module. Was on sale through yesterday for $98 and change! Got my shipping label in my email and will ship it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 361,356
Posted By chriscarguy
I have yet to have time to cure my trifecta of...

I have yet to have time to cure my trifecta of lights but I have a new symptom. When it gets above 95 degrees or so outside my warning lights will go out and everything will seem normal. But then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By chriscarguy
I've done it, made a HUGE impact on my sanity now...

I've done it, made a HUGE impact on my sanity now that I don't have crumbling plastic and rubber. Was a pain getting the wiper off w/o a puller but some cussing and muscles did the job. I also took...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,789
Posted By chriscarguy
Keep in mind that the E39 ambient temp sensor...

Keep in mind that the E39 ambient temp sensor uses the r fender liner as a mounting point so you'll need to find a place to attach it. Otherwise you'll have issues w/ it dragging.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By chriscarguy
I like it, but not $350 like it. I'm a watch...

I like it, but not $350 like it. I'm a watch collector but I would not give more than $100 for it. I do like the red numerals. But for that price it should be at least a swiss made piece. But I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,319
Posted By chriscarguy
+1. Just purchased 8 quarts for about $6.50 each...

+1. Just purchased 8 quarts for about $6.50 each from Walmart, 10w-40 for the summer months.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,144
Posted By chriscarguy
I'm curious as well. I have an 01 540i w/ the...

I'm curious as well. I have an 01 540i w/ the standard bumper and don't want to do any mods to body work if possible. Can it be done w/o cutting the bumper?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,771
Posted By chriscarguy
How about your radio display/trip computer. Any...

How about your radio display/trip computer. Any dead pixels? And the front cupholders? Front wheel ABS speed sensors?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 361,356
Posted By chriscarguy
[QUOTE=mjbennett9;6736855] While it's rarely a...

[QUOTE=mjbennett9;6736855]
While it's rarely a problem, I'd like offer up my old brake pressure sensor (but perfectly working) to the group--to pass on. Try it out, if it fixes your problem, great,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 361,356
Posted By chriscarguy
2 days ago my 3 lights kicked on. I'm pretty...

2 days ago my 3 lights kicked on. I'm pretty sure it's my right front sensor because my "sport" mode of my tranny is holding gears way too long. Per the original post, the r front also helps w/...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By chriscarguy
A Maaco paint job is one of the worst I have ever...

A Maaco paint job is one of the worst I have ever seen. I wouldn't care if I were getting rid of it, I would never allow that to happen to this car. By the way, it's finished yesterday and looks...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By chriscarguy
I'm a body shop manager so I've got the hook up. ...

I'm a body shop manager so I've got the hook up. And it's so expensive because of the parts and the paint, no structural damage. An OEM headlamp is $1079 retail- 1/4 of the whole estimate.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By chriscarguy
Hit & run!

Monday night my baby was hit and run while I was waiting for a light to turn green. The #@$#@ slid on the ice and into my front left. He then backed up and took off. He wasn't expecting me to get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,379
Posted By chriscarguy
UPDATE: I tried replacing the tranny filter and...

UPDATE: I tried replacing the tranny filter and as much fluid as possible. No noticeable difference. My reverse will work fine 80% of the time, but then I'll have to push the car out of my garage. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By chriscarguy
I'm originally from St. Charles, MO, outside STL....

I'm originally from St. Charles, MO, outside STL. We had smog checks but once you were outside a certain distance from St. Louis, the smog check did not apply to you. I heard they may be doing away...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-26-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,368
Posted By chriscarguy
They recharge while in the ignition. I alternate...

They recharge while in the ignition. I alternate my 2 keys every month or so. When I first got my 540i 6 months ago, the 2nd key would not unlock or lock. Drove it for a long drive after reading...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,379
Posted By chriscarguy
I agree about the second opinion and I'll be...

I agree about the second opinion and I'll be looking into it. Regarding the one foot on brake, one on the gas- I tried it, did not do anything. I had to Flintstone it out of my garage. Now it's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,379
Posted By chriscarguy
UPDATE: The local BMW independent shop said it...

UPDATE: The local BMW independent shop said it likely needs a new tranny at a cost of $4500! I asked if they think it could be the valve body, they doubted it. Normally I would say they were...
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