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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Raulg
The area circled shows the thermostat housing. It...

The area circled shows the thermostat housing. It is made of plastic and it may also be brittle. Do you know if it is the original housing?
While in there, I would replace the water pump,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Raulg
Does anyone know how the top edge door seal gets...

Does anyone know how the top edge door seal gets replaced? I bought a replacement because the trailing edge on the front passenger door is pealing apart.
I hope to replace it without damaging the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,021
Posted By Raulg
Update: The turn signals on the dash were not...

Update:
The turn signals on the dash were not working but the actual turn signals outside were working. In any case, I took the car to the local indy.
This gentleman has fixed a couple of things...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,021
Posted By Raulg
Jimlev, Thank you for your note. I did...

Jimlev,
Thank you for your note.
I did notice the emergency lights do not flash eihter. Therefore I thought the problem would not be in the turn signal switch. Could a bad turn signal switch cause...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,021
Posted By Raulg
1998 528i - turn signals not working

I have a 1998 528i with 160K miles, 4 door, automatic.

I have been able to keep it running within my budget thanks to the information provided in this forum. Thanks to all of you for that.

The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-31-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,363
Posted By Raulg
I would side with those in favor of doing the...

I would side with those in favor of doing the vanos seal replacement while doing the cooling system. I am not sure if the adjacent radiator hose needs to come out for the vanos work.

All I can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-28-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,168
Posted By Raulg
Thumbs up I have a 98 and looks the same. I noticed that...

I have a 98 and looks the same. I noticed that the cabin air elbow from the filter to the fire wall is disconnected on the passenger side. This may allow engine smells and heat to enter the cabin....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,795
Posted By Raulg
Update: After driving on the highway for about...

Update:
After driving on the highway for about an hour or so, I noticed the MPG numbers to increase slowly but steady. The best number I got was 20.3 MPG. It will fluctuate between 20.3 and 19.8...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,795
Posted By Raulg
Update Drove the car today and it appears to...

Update
Drove the car today and it appears to run smooth. I have one concern though. Up until before the fuel pump replacement, the dash would display the MPG between 18 and 19 most of the time....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,560
Posted By Raulg
Do a search for sunroof repair and you will find...

Do a search for sunroof repair and you will find at least 2 write-ups on this type of work.
Following the write ups I was able to remove the glass (after parking it on its tilt-up position). The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,795
Posted By Raulg
Update: This afternoon I started the car...

Update:
This afternoon I started the car knowing that I had to keep pressing the accelerator nearly half-way. I did not want to over rev the engine. The first couple of times the engine ran rough...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,795
Posted By Raulg
CN90 - I just installed a new fuel pump (2 days...

CN90 - I just installed a new fuel pump (2 days ago). I think the pressure readings may be off because the pressure gauge doesn't fit well at the end of the fuel rail.
Assuming the pump does not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,795
Posted By Raulg
Update: Checked once more after the last post....

Update:
Checked once more after the last post. The car starts with and without the MAF connected. I need to press on the accelerator about half way to keep it running otherwise it stalls.
Any...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,795
Posted By Raulg
CN90: I check for pressure at the end of the...

CN90:
I check for pressure at the end of the fuel rail with one of those tiny gauges from Advance auto. First time it read 17 psi, second time 35 psi. It had a long stem and it did not fit tight at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,795
Posted By Raulg
C90 - Thank you for your reply. I will try...

C90 - Thank you for your reply. I will try starting the car with the MAF disconnected and report back.
I appreciate the help.
R.G.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,795
Posted By Raulg
I did replace the fuel filter over the weekend...

I did replace the fuel filter over the weekend and the fuel pump. The pump was original with 150K miles. The car won't start.
I will check the hoses under the intake manifold however I replaced most...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,795
Posted By Raulg
CN90: I replaced most if not all the hoses when...

CN90:
I replaced most if not all the hoses when I did the head gasket replacement. I did follow your write-up at the time. I will re-check the hoses though.
Should the ICV going bad, would that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2011, 04:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,795
Posted By Raulg
To CN90 - The replacement cam position sensor is...

To CN90 - The replacement cam position sensor is made by Bosch.
Thank you
R.G.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,795
Posted By Raulg
Update: I was able to check for codes and the...

Update: I was able to check for codes and the scanner indicated codes:P0101 & P1189.
P0101 - "Mass Airflow circuit range performance problem"
P1189 - Fuel Control Bank 2 Sensor 1.

A few weeks...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,795
Posted By Raulg
I failed to mention that I replaced the cam...

I failed to mention that I replaced the cam position sensor recently. There was a code at the time. Thank you. R.G.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,795
Posted By Raulg
Thank you Lild & bmwbmc for your replies. I...

Thank you Lild & bmwbmc for your replies.
I replaced the fuel filter this afternoon but it did not make any difference.
I haven't tried reading any codes. I will try that tomorrow and will check on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,795
Posted By Raulg
1998 528i - hard to start

I have a 1998 528i with 150k miles.
It is becoming difficult to start. It will crank and will start after two or three attempts.
I am wondering if this is an indication of a fuel pump going bad? I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,774
Posted By Raulg
Ed, Thank you for your reply. I started looking...

Ed,
Thank you for your reply. I started looking at how to get to it and the CEL just went off by itself. It's been a few days now.
Could bad gas cause that CEL? Should I go ahead and plan on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,774
Posted By Raulg
98 E39 engine code P1189

I have a 1998 528I with automatic. The engine light came on recently and the code scanner read P1189.
Checking on the OBDII codes, the description reads: "fuel control, bank2, sensor 1".
Question:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,757
Posted By Raulg
I would suggest to check CN90's write up. I...

I would suggest to check CN90's write up. I followed it and also sealed what he calls the "freeze plugs" on the side of the OFH where the pressure sensor is located. I found the freeze plugs on my...
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