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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By AV8R4AA
I replaced the starter, alternator, several...

I replaced the starter, alternator, several rubber hoses.
I replaced the fuel injector Orings,CCV, all gaskets,OFH gasket,
Cleaned injectors, new temp sender, and every coolant transfer hose.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By AV8R4AA
I did the same thing with the radiator cap on my...

I did the same thing with the radiator cap on my 528it.
Didn't need to stop, but pulled in to gas station for coffee.
I was about 3 miles from home, and was planning on
a 300 mile drive that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By AV8R4AA
I have a set if Michelin pilot sport on my 1986...

I have a set if Michelin pilot sport on my 1986 BMW635.
They are excellent. Wearing like iron,great traction, great mileage.
My E24 loves them.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By AV8R4AA
Awesome!!!!!! I have a set of gauges and I can...

Awesome!!!!!!
I have a set of gauges and I can do this!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By AV8R4AA
Wow, Great info. And no I have not fixed the...

Wow,
Great info. And no I have not fixed the problem.
I have not let it sit for long so it's been working great.

Will try the rev up next time it decides not to work.
And yes to the aux fan, it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,037
Posted By AV8R4AA
Did another 440 round trip to Austin Texas. 29...

Did another 440 round trip to Austin Texas.
29 mpg down, 32.5 coming back.
No fault lights, cruise control worked great!

I am loving this car! After rebuilding nearly every system on the car,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By AV8R4AA
Guys, I am not asking for immediate bone...

Guys,
I am not asking for immediate bone chilling cabin.
My problem is that the AC does NOT produce ANY cool air
for up to 6 minutes. When it is working correctly it works great.
This is NOT a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By AV8R4AA
How does one lube their flappers?

How does one lube their flappers?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By AV8R4AA
Not clear enough description then. There is no...

Not clear enough description then.
There is no gradual cooling of the AC.
It is on, turning compressor, aux fan turning,
cabin blower on......... NO even remotely
chilled air. It's NO DIFFERENCE...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By AV8R4AA
6 month old batt and alt. 13.7 VDC AC does...

6 month old batt and alt.
13.7 VDC
AC does not cool when turned on.
When it IS working, it blows cold.
After 2/3 day sit, AC is 5/6 minutes
before cool air.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By AV8R4AA
AC slow to come on.

Oddest thing, if I leave car parked for several days this happens.
When I get in I start the engine then click in AC.
I have seen the clutch engage on the compressor.
Sitting in the car it takes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,037
Posted By AV8R4AA
Big shout out to Gavin!!!!!!

Mr. Gavin,
Thank you for adding knowledge and experience with this posting.
All of us BMW E39 owners see these trifecta problems as
black magic or alien technology .

It's such a pleasure to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,037
Posted By AV8R4AA
Did a 440 mile round trip today to Austin Texas. ...

Did a 440 mile round trip today to Austin Texas.
No lights came on!!!!!!!!

Cruise control was shakey at first, then worked beautifully!!!!!!

30.5 MPG average !!!!!

Good day indeed!!!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,037
Posted By AV8R4AA
Now the cruise control will light up, but not...

Now the cruise control will light up, but not engage.
I have no lights on dash at this time.
All instruments work as advertised.
Drove for 80 miles, but no cruise control.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,037
Posted By AV8R4AA
NOT SO FAST..... Went for a Sunday drive today....

NOT SO FAST.....
Went for a Sunday drive today. All was working well for about 15 minutes.
I look down and have a yellow traction control and yellow brake light.
I did not get an ABS light.

I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,037
Posted By AV8R4AA
Installed bmw factory part. Problem fixed. No...

Installed bmw factory part.
Problem fixed.
No more lights !

Did the right rear only.

As others have said 'THIS IS A DEALER ITEM ONLY'
learned my lesson on this one.
My defective (brand new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By AV8R4AA
Is there a "punch it" switch?

I am asking this because I think my car does this.
If I have to "Punch it" and the car downshifts to lower gear to pass someone.
Does the AC shut off to assist the engine for max power?
I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By AV8R4AA
I say buy it. Price is fair. There are a lot...

I say buy it.
Price is fair.
There are a lot of things that can go wrong with these cars.
As earlier said, just a new transmission will exceed the purchase price.

I figure the 5K to make it ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By AV8R4AA
My 2000 528it has 176 miles. I have spent a lot...

My 2000 528it has 176 miles. I have spent a lot of money doing overkill maintenance.
I love the car so it's worth it to me. I feel I can get another 8 years or 100 K miles
I have the GM 5 speed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By AV8R4AA
How much?

How much?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,037
Posted By AV8R4AA
I ordered 2 OEM sensors. One for suspect right...

I ordered 2 OEM sensors.
One for suspect right rear, one for suspect front left.
I did the diode check and although my DMM was acting weird, I got a bad
test from said sensors.
My right rear was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,802
Posted By AV8R4AA
Bought the exact item. Works great.

Bought the exact item.
Works great.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,037
Posted By AV8R4AA
I have the touring. Different than sedan. Where...

I have the touring. Different than sedan.
Where do I find OEM sensors?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,037
Posted By AV8R4AA
UPDATE Installed module today. Same problems....

UPDATE
Installed module today. Same problems. No improvement
except CEL cleared.
Drove car with laptop installed watching wheel speed sensors
speed readout . Front left and right rear reading...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 988
Posted By AV8R4AA
I either read or was told (can't remember ) that...

I either read or was told (can't remember ) that the Sachs front strut mounts are
Not the same height as the original BMW mounts.
When I overhauled my front end I noticed the front was about 1 inch...
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