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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By EconoBox
Just drive her until its all over. Get some...

Just drive her until its all over.

Get some RustBullet or Por15 and keep the rust at bay.
Jack from the center block and rear diff.

Start saving your money for a new car fund.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By EconoBox
Set the low cluster to show temp. and it leveled...

Set the low cluster to show temp. and it leveled off at 89F.
Temp gauge is also in the middle.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By EconoBox
The flashing lights occurred when I'd turn the...

The flashing lights occurred when I'd turn the key to start.
Turns out it was a low battery.
Jump started the car, and it seems fine now.
Forum: 5 Series DIY 04-05-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 638
Views: 600,984
Posted By EconoBox
Don't try to pull it. You push it out from...

Don't try to pull it.
You push it out from behind.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,184
Posted By EconoBox
Which electric clip was he referring to? Is...

Which electric clip was he referring to?
Is there a wire near the thermostat housing that reads temp. data?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By EconoBox
Tried to unlock dashboard lower cluster. All lights flashing, and car won't start.

Wanted to see the engine temp.
Tried to unlock cluster.
Headlights and dashboard flashing lights.
Car won't start.

Car had started fine 1 minute before.
I turned it off, did the above, and now...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By EconoBox
I don't understand how the thermostat is actually...

I don't understand how the thermostat is actually bad.
How exactly can it be bad? Either it doesn't open or it doesn't close.

If it's stuck closed, the hoses will burst and the car will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By EconoBox
If my CAN bus is bad, what are the solutions? ...

If my CAN bus is bad, what are the solutions?

The last time the car was driven, temp gauge was at cold, and airbag light was OFF.
So, it seems to have gone away, but I expect it to return.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By EconoBox
Codes might have been old. When the car was...

Codes might have been old.

When the car was warmed up again, the temp gauge only went up the middle position.
Seems like a glitch, not a real overheat.

I am going to take the car home, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By EconoBox
I was told 3 ABS codes: 91 83 115 Does this...

I was told 3 ABS codes: 91 83 115
Does this make sense?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 40,804
Posted By EconoBox
I watched the video in post #46. Is that how to...

I watched the video in post #46.
Is that how to do the job?
There seemed to be a ton of steps.

bauerkraut, just talk me through this slowly.
the goal is just to shorten the sheath, right?
You...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By EconoBox
I think air in the system causes REAL overheats,...

I think air in the system causes REAL overheats, not fake ones.

I don't think it really overheated.

It's been sitting most of the winter.
I drove it an hour the day before.
Not sure if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By EconoBox
I did some more searching, and it seems like...

I did some more searching, and it seems like these are also common culprits:
1) Thermostat is stuck open.
2) Thermostat housing has bad connector.
3) ground/shorted circuit in the wire on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By EconoBox
I asked the mechanic to check it. I wasn't in...

I asked the mechanic to check it.
I wasn't in the mood for popping the hood on the side of the highway, for some reason.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By EconoBox
Temp gauge pinned. False overheat? (airbag light also on)

Noticed airbag light on. Icon with the ball on the lap. Then I saw my temp gauge was pinned to red overheat!

But I'm not sure if it actually overheated. This was about 15 mins into my drive....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By EconoBox
"air filters as well as do an oil change and...

"air filters as well as do an oil change and replace the belts..."

You think you're done with maintenance?
You may spend another $4000 on maintenance parts over the next year.
Leave the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,484
Posted By EconoBox
Nothing wrong with knowing not to bite off more...

Nothing wrong with knowing not to bite off more than you can chew. This is what smart people do.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By EconoBox
Just replace it. It's a known issue. If you...

Just replace it. It's a known issue.
If you need to open it, might as well replace it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 433
Posted By EconoBox
When my battery light came on, the car died...

When my battery light came on, the car died within 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By EconoBox
MY clunk was struts.

MY clunk was struts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 24,633
Posted By EconoBox
I'd have used the opposite logic. This is...

I'd have used the opposite logic.
This is clearly a part you DON'T want to skimp on.

My $50 Bher from AutoHauz works great 2 years after replacement.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By EconoBox
Buy a reliable economy car until you are no...

Buy a reliable economy car until you are no longer a student.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By EconoBox
www.car-part.com

www.car-part.com
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By EconoBox
My car was on the 3rd alternator by 125k.

My car was on the 3rd alternator by 125k.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 843
Posted By EconoBox
Zimmerman rotors for $65/ea. Check...

Zimmerman rotors for $65/ea.
Check www.furiousmethod.com for yourself.
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