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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-27-2007, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,480
Posted By Hotswimmer
If it helps you or anyone else, I have a...

If it helps you or anyone else, I have a brand-new CPS for your car (Late '99+). I accidentally bought the wrong one (I have a '98), and it was non-returnable. Shall we say $85 shipped? I'll...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2007, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 700
Posted By Hotswimmer
I had this one once. It's a scary SOB - from what...

I had this one once. It's a scary SOB - from what I researched, it basically means replacing your DME computer. Don't even ask how much that costs.

Luckily, I reset the light, and the fault never...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,545
Posted By Hotswimmer
Reporting excellent feedback for this man. Fair...

Reporting excellent feedback for this man. Fair price and prompt shipping on a good MAF. Thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Hotswimmer
Problems like this can often be traced to a...

Problems like this can often be traced to a defective fuel door lock actuator and/or the fuse for that circuit.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 36,612
Posted By Hotswimmer
Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2007, 12:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By Hotswimmer
What's the difference between the 43004's and the...

What's the difference between the 43004's and the 43005's? I thought the 43005's were the hot ticket for the 540's?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2007, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By Hotswimmer
Absolutely. Even though the light is now off, the...

Absolutely. Even though the light is now off, the fault code is stored until you erase it. Just hook up your reader, borrow one from Autozone, or have your mechanic read it for you.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,353
Posted By Hotswimmer
Oh christ, not a merc E. Those have quality...

Oh christ, not a merc E. Those have quality problems at least as bad as the E39. My best friend has one. Electrical problems, window regulators, tranny, all kinds of sh*t.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,353
Posted By Hotswimmer
Hey, good to hear you're staying with the tribe,...

Hey, good to hear you're staying with the tribe, man.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Hotswimmer
The part number is 51168159701. It runs about $10.

The part number is 51168159701. It runs about $10.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,053
Posted By Hotswimmer
For me, not getting a CPO car turned out to be a...

For me, not getting a CPO car turned out to be a huge mistake. The extra money for CPO status would have paid for itself many times over. Believe me, "ultimate driving machine" does not translate...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,131
Posted By Hotswimmer
I don't mean to be a fly in the ointment, but you...

I don't mean to be a fly in the ointment, but you might want to check if that mod is U.S. legal, if that makes a difference to you. I was at a car show once, many years ago, and I met a guy with a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2007, 01:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,384
Posted By Hotswimmer
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,384
Posted By Hotswimmer
The car should not die because you disconnect the...

The car should not die because you disconnect the MAF. Indeed, this is how you can test for a bad MAF. If the MAF is disconnected, the fuel injection system should reference default air/fuel ratio...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,384
Posted By Hotswimmer
Well, that's a problem to look into. You may have...

Well, that's a problem to look into. You may have something wrong with the MAF, the MAF circuit, or even with the DME (engine computer). The car should run fine with the MAF disconnected (the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2007, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,143
Posted By Hotswimmer
Raza, You can search the topic here, on BFC...

Raza,

You can search the topic here, on BFC and other boards, but the impression I got when I looked over those posts in the past is that the parts sell pretty slowly, and there's a fair amount of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,287
Posted By Hotswimmer
Holy ****. You're one lucky guy. Glad you're...

Holy ****. You're one lucky guy. Glad you're still with us.
Forum: General BMW 04-06-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,074
Posted By Hotswimmer
I think what FRANKA outlined is pretty typical of...

I think what FRANKA outlined is pretty typical of a fair number of people's perceptions, even if they don't articulate it. What I encounter even more often is people believing that you're loaded with...
Forum: General BMW 04-06-2007, 09:30 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,074
Posted By Hotswimmer
What's the old "man in the street" joke - What's...

What's the old "man in the street" joke - What's the difference between a porcupine and a BMW? With a BMW, the prick is on the inside. :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Hotswimmer
The symptoms you are describing are EXACTLY those...

The symptoms you are describing are EXACTLY those of a bad camshaft position sensor. Wondering if the new one might be bad, or if it's the wrong one?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2007, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Hotswimmer
If you want to go with aftermarket cats, you can...

If you want to go with aftermarket cats, you can probably get it done for $500-$600, though there are certain risks. Do a search - there's lots of material on this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,384
Posted By Hotswimmer
Are the cats OEM? There's no need to just go...

Are the cats OEM?

There's no need to just go and replace the intake manifold gaskets again. You can test them by starting the car, and spraying brake cleaner or some other aromatic hydrocarbon...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Hotswimmer
If the little, round "Check Engine" (also called...

If the little, round "Check Engine" (also called "Service Engine Soon") light is on, there's a material problem with one of the systems (engine, transmission, etc.) in the car. As Kbuicker say, it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By Hotswimmer
What OEMBIMMERPARTS says is right. One issue I...

What OEMBIMMERPARTS says is right. One issue I would add is safety. If all you're doing is driving the car in town and the radiator takes a dump on you, it's an inconvenience, but there's no serious...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By Hotswimmer
Start by cleaning your Idle Control Valve (ICV) -...

Start by cleaning your Idle Control Valve (ICV) - cheap and easy. Do a search - there's plenty of DIY material around on this.
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