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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Mikes530
Quick update. Everything is spoken for. Bye...

Quick update. Everything is spoken for.

Bye everyone, enjoy your E39's :cry:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Mikes530
530 parts looking for a good home

'03 530 - After more than 11 years of ownership, it was time to say goodbye to my baby. Aside from the usual issues (FSU, leaking rear doors, etc. etc), the the car had been a joy to own.

But...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Mikes530
You need 1 tensioner and 1 idler pulley for the...

You need 1 tensioner and 1 idler pulley for the alternator belt and 1 tensioner for the A/C belt. You should be able to see which tensioner you need for the alternator belt by looking at it. If it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By Mikes530
Absolutely NOT true. You need to remove the...

Absolutely NOT true. You need to remove the splash shield, fan shroud and mechanical fan to access the front of the engine. Part of that process involves removing the small hose from the overflow...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By Mikes530
Not the case. The problem seems to be common...

Not the case. The problem seems to be common enough that there are a handful of shops that specialize in replacing the reverse drum with an upgraded one. Check out the noreverse web site.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By Mikes530
You may have been hit by the apparently common...

You may have been hit by the apparently common problem with BMW trannys. Go to noreverse.org for the gory details and other info that may be useful.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By Mikes530
Please define "puttering". Is it running low revs...

Please define "puttering". Is it running low revs at idle or is this a sound you're hearing? Did you get a CE light?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Mikes530
+1 Neg on a good ground and pos on the post...

+1
Neg on a good ground and pos on the post underneath the plastic cap with a + sign on it
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By Mikes530
I see the point you're trying to make but the...

I see the point you're trying to make but the upcoming Ford F150 is going to be all-aluminum. I doubt that it will be classified as a "premium" vehicle.

I'd venture to say that "premium" is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By Mikes530
From my experience it's certainly not...

From my experience it's certainly not quality. As a yardstick, my wife's car - a Saturn Aura (not a stellar reputation) has just turned 7 yrs old and 90K mi. From new it has needed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 495
Posted By Mikes530
My '03 has the low cluster and I have full OBD...

My '03 has the low cluster and I have full OBD unlock
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Mikes530
Found these 2 links for your key fob ...

Found these 2 links for your key fob

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=152230
www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7318478
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Mikes530
Congrats on your new ride and welcome. Good...

Congrats on your new ride and welcome.
Good idea to have the car checked out. If at all possible avoid using the dealer, they're not called "stealer" for nothing. Try to find a good reliable indy...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Mikes530
+1 I think there's even a sticker saying...

+1
I think there's even a sticker saying something like "warning, fan may come on when engine is not running".
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Mikes530
First thing is to get the codes read. That will...

First thing is to get the codes read. That will give you a better idea whet's going on. Limit your driving to short/infrequent trips until then.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By Mikes530
My tranny was a bit lazy in very cold weather,...

My tranny was a bit lazy in very cold weather, not as bad as yours but the shifts were a bit sluggish and harsh for the first 5 mins or so. This all cleared up after I did a fluid change.

A guess...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By Mikes530
Depends on the type of mileage (stop and go or...

Depends on the type of mileage (stop and go or highway) and the ambient temps. The goo is caused by blow-by vapor hitting the cold valve cover. You should be able to burn it off by going on a fairly...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Posted By Mikes530
Interesting logic. Keep a reasonable amount of...

Interesting logic. Keep a reasonable amount of fuel in the tank (a difficult and expensive strategy) vs. risking having to replace the fuel pump (a cheap and easy strategy).

My guess is that you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Posted By Mikes530
Here's an extract from an AGCO Corp article on...

Here's an extract from an AGCO Corp article on fuel pumps.

"When the fuel level is low, the pump has to work much harder to produce the same pressure. This is because the reduced fuel weight no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Posted By Mikes530
I know you've mentioned this "strategy" before...

I know you've mentioned this "strategy" before Blue but the question remains - WHY? Seems the path of least resistance would be to keep your tank above 1/4. Are you an adrenaline junkie?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Mikes530
Check for codes

Check for codes
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By Mikes530
Congrats. One thing to double check is that you...

Congrats. One thing to double check is that you positioned your shroud properly at the bottom. There are 3 tabs at the bottom of of the shroud that fit into slots in the front bumper. Ask me how I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By Mikes530
+1 I've removed the shroud a few times and...

+1
I've removed the shroud a few times and it's hard to see how it's possible to remove it without taking off the fan.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Mikes530
I would check the battery. Battery efficiency...

I would check the battery. Battery efficiency deteriorates as the temps go down so your battery might be telling you that it's on its last legs.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Mikes530
Good to hear. Sounds as if the New Year is...

Good to hear. Sounds as if the New Year is starting off well, have a good one and congrats.
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