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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By avu3
Check your tire pressure. My car is...

Check your tire pressure. My car is hyper-sensitive to tire pressure. A few pounds +/- and I get a shimmy.

Overtorquing and warping rotors is a thing, you are correct. Was a common problem with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By avu3
Looks like its a Peake R5/SRS ...

Looks like its a Peake R5/SRS
http://www.pelicanparts.com/More_Info/PELR5SRS16.htm?pn=PEL-R5-SRS-16

You can download a manual here:
http://www.peakeresearch.com/manual.htm

Specifically...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,519
Posted By avu3
p0161 is o2 sensor heater circuit failure on bank...

p0161 is o2 sensor heater circuit failure on bank 2 sensor 2. As I understand it, bank 2 is the rear 3 cylinders, and sensor 2 is the rear most sensor.

If you haven't changed that sensor, its...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By avu3
The window motors/regulators are definitely a...

The window motors/regulators are definitely a failure item on these cars. And exacerbated when people use cheap replacement regulators. There was a thread recently where someone did a cost/benefit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By avu3
I like the ignition switch and ground...

I like the ignition switch and ground suggestions.

If this appeared when you changed the battery, the battery may have an internal fault. If its shorting internally, it could be killing the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By avu3
Yeah, your rate sounds about like mine (though I...

Yeah, your rate sounds about like mine (though I have a 540). Most of my previous cars never used a drop, so I became unaccustomed to checking it. I attribute my 540 to the valley pan gasket which...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,519
Posted By avu3
I was reading another thread talking about vacuum...

I was reading another thread talking about vacuum leaks yesterday. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9767619
It was interesting reading about the smoke machine. I've never used...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By avu3
Different sensor position. If its not the...

Different sensor position.

If its not the exhaust, it might be the reflection of the heat off the road surface without the flowing air that comes from lower/traffic speeds. Might be different on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By avu3
Here's the key. "heavy traffic areas" Mine...

Here's the key. "heavy traffic areas"

Mine does this too. Shows irregularly high temps in traffic. I suspect the exhausts of other cars heat up the sensor. Its low to the ground exposed on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By avu3
12K with 100K miles in 2011. Paid extra because...

12K with 100K miles in 2011. Paid extra because they did a bunch of work to it just prior to delivery - trans service, suspension bits, wheel refinishing, etc.
I have not kept specific track of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By avu3
If the shock is dead and can't attenuate...

If the shock is dead and can't attenuate undulations due to road/terrain, hop is possible.

You should rule out a bad tire/out of round wheel by rotating the tires and rule out suspension/bushing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By avu3
There's a list of reasons to do both at once. ...

There's a list of reasons to do both at once.
They wear at the same rate. If one is worn to leaking the other is likely close.
If they have more than 45k on them they're likely worn out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By avu3
Jim hit it. Cabin air filter is completely...

Jim hit it. Cabin air filter is completely different from intake air filter. If you've never serviced either, I'd do both now so you have a baseline.

If you care about your filters, be careful...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By avu3
Have you checked all the connectors on the radio...

Have you checked all the connectors on the radio stack in the trunk? I've had intermittent problems like this a few times and re-seating the trunk connectors always fixes it for me.

Scott
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By avu3
If its running, I wouldn't worry about it. The...

If its running, I wouldn't worry about it. The usual failure issue/mode is not running.

Now that I've replaced mine, it runs all the time with the A/C on (in less than 90 deg).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By avu3
Aux Fan? Might be right if you have the A/C on. ...

Aux Fan? Might be right if you have the A/C on. No fan clutch on the (electric) aux fan.

What year is your car? The early and late cars work differently.

Scott
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By avu3
I'm guessing that it doesn't work to lock/unlock...

I'm guessing that it doesn't work to lock/unlock by remote, but it works to start the car (and manually in the door - which is how you know the gas door works). The EWS and remote functions are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 536
Posted By avu3
My car does that when the fluid needs to be...

My car does that when the fluid needs to be changed. About every 30 k miles. Get a BMW Indy to do the service. Its about $1k if meticulously done w/ bmw fluid/filter.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By avu3
I've had one since last fall. The batteries...

I've had one since last fall. The batteries don't last very long. A few months. Unlike the Tile (Competitor), the battery is user serviceable.

Other than that, its pretty neat. I think if you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By avu3
With a Cam sensor error you need to be careful...

With a Cam sensor error you need to be careful that you're dealing with a failed sensor and not a vanos problem. The diagnostics probably involve reading the sensor and comparing it to baselines for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 898
Posted By avu3
New doesn't mean good, it means never ever...

New doesn't mean good, it means never ever worked. Thermostat might be stuck, Impeller on the water pump might be bad. Radiator might be internally plugged.

Of course, as suggested, I would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By avu3
The TYC on this page seems like its the least...

The TYC on this page seems like its the least expensive, and as I mentioned before one of the vendors said they weren't getting returns on the TYC. Double check my work for year/make/model/part.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By avu3
Troubleshooting in this thread ...

Troubleshooting in this thread
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=910660

No mention of shorting the thermostat. That may only be for the early resistor pack cars.

No way I've...
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 07-02-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,469
Posted By avu3
Very timely. Just ordered an Aux Fan that I've...

Very timely. Just ordered an Aux Fan that I've been wanting. Threw in some other bits too since I had the discount. Thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By avu3
They have a cable for a car that's been out of...

They have a cable for a car that's been out of production for 13 years in stock. That miracle alone is worth a premium.
Lots of other cars, that cable isn't available by any source and you'd be...
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