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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By caryalon
I can't tell from the pictures, but I would guess...

I can't tell from the pictures, but I would guess it's either oxidation, or old anti-seize compund.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By caryalon
i found it to be pretty straight forward....

i found it to be pretty straight forward. Drilling the holes in the white plastic to expose the screws was somewhat nerve-racking while doing it, but it worked out great. I used the scotch tape...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By caryalon
Have you replaced the socket itself? Mine had bad...

Have you replaced the socket itself? Mine had bad corrosion. It's inexpensive at the dealer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By caryalon
Brown is usually ground on German cars.

Brown is usually ground on German cars.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,106
Posted By caryalon
i had this issue, bought a used one from the...

i had this issue, bought a used one from the classified here, took about an hour to install...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 37,137
Posted By caryalon
Glad to have helped...

Glad to have helped...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 37,137
Posted By caryalon
I got that we're talking the aftermarket fan...

I got that we're talking the aftermarket fan wiring. As I said, wiring convention is black is ground.

I see you flipped the fan over, making it into a "pusher", without flipping the fan blade...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 37,137
Posted By caryalon
Wiring convention is black is ground (brown for...

Wiring convention is black is ground (brown for German cars), so it sounds like it's spinning backwards...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By caryalon
Thanks, but when when I manually apply vacuum to...

Thanks, but when when I manually apply vacuum to the , I can blow into the hose, and it has no (significant) blockage.

I'm not getting vacuum to the valve on the ehaust manifold to activate it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By caryalon
I eliminated that whole vacuum line - I have the...

I eliminated that whole vacuum line - I have the vacuum gauge hooked up to the vacuum control switch (the small box with the wires going to it under the intake manifold)..

The lines from manifold...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By caryalon
2001 325i Secondary Air System Insufficient Air Flow - Help, please!

OK, so I have a 2001 325i with Check Engine Light illuminated.

Codes: Secondary Air System Insuffificent Flow Bank 1 & 2

I have followed the Bav Auto troubleshooting guide, as well as read...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By caryalon
also, if you do need a rack, get a rebuilt from...

also, if you do need a rack, get a rebuilt from Rack Doctor. it's anout $320, and labor should be a few hundred more from an independent repair shop.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By caryalon
You should use a Dexron III compatible ATF...

You should use a Dexron III compatible ATF fluid, not CHF.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,152
Posted By caryalon
i loosened the motor mounts and raised the...

i loosened the motor mounts and raised the engine. Don't know if it was easier or not... i changed the motor mounts at the same time.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By caryalon
There are quite a few sources for repair. You can...

There are quite a few sources for repair. You can buy the ribbon cable and DIY it, or you can send it out. There are quite a few sources of both, and many posts here discussing both. Do a search.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By caryalon
Is the ATF the same as the Power steering fluid?...

Is the ATF the same as the Power steering fluid? Do they actually mix in the cooler?
No, they are 2 separate systems.

4) if the fluid is the same I suppose I can use the Pentosin ATF... How much...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By caryalon
If you want to reduce the pressure easily and...

If you want to reduce the pressure easily and inexpensively, get a 1.2 bar cap from an e30 or e36 and replace the 2 bar cap that comes standard on the e39. If you want to spend the extra $$, get a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By caryalon
Intermittent Trans Failsafe and Engine Failsafe Messages

So I have been getting intermittent Trans FailSafe Mode and Engine Failsafe Mode messages on the high cluster in my 02 530i.

I have been watching the battery voltage - while running, it varies...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,152
Posted By caryalon
Rack Doctor is $219 plus (optional) $18 return...

Rack Doctor is $219 plus (optional) $18 return core shipping plus $100 refundable core charge. I had a great experience with them. They rebuild OEM ZF racks. Lifetime warranty.

Remove/replace of...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 01-06-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 719
Posted By caryalon
Sold, thanks

Sold, thanks
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 01-06-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By caryalon
Sold, thanks

Sold, thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By caryalon
Any input on how to do this in BMW Scanner.

Any input on how to do this in BMW Scanner.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By caryalon
I bought a re-manned rack from Rack Doctor -...

I bought a re-manned rack from Rack Doctor - worked great, after core charge return, it was about $220, with a lifetime warranty. I took that opportunity to replace the power steering hoses, o-rings,...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 01-03-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,160
Posted By caryalon
Quality Auto in Jericho (Nassau County), n LIE...

Quality Auto in Jericho (Nassau County), n LIE service road just east of Brush Hollow Road. Marino is an ex-BMW dealer tech, and is reasonable and knowledgeable.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By caryalon
OK - I was wrong - it's EU regs, not US: ...

OK - I was wrong - it's EU regs, not US:
European Union member states must also grant type approval to vehicles meeting similar EU standards. The ones covering speedometers specify that:

The...
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