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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,969
Posted By b52murph
Resurrecting an old thread.... I believe...

Resurrecting an old thread....

I believe I've read elsewhere that the pre-9/97 build 6-speeds were all labeled for ATF....mine is labeled as such. See the two labels on RealOEM.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 959
Posted By b52murph
Also...you mention running at 100C. Is that from...

Also...you mention running at 100C. Is that from the gauge cluster hidden menu?

My `97 typically runs at 105-107C fully warmed up...with the M62 V8. Do the V8s typically run 5 deg hotter than the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 959
Posted By b52murph
I don't know of anyone that's successfully...

I don't know of anyone that's successfully removed the fan without using a fan clutch removal tool and 32mm thin wrench. I do, however, know of someone that completely screwed up the water pump pully...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-21-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By b52murph
Not quite like a dog...but it will make a very...

Not quite like a dog...but it will make a very short (1/2 second) grind and then come out of gear. If I hold the gear shift lever in 3d, it will stay there...but you can feel something internally try...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By b52murph
540i (m) "barks" out of 3d gear

Well...I've done a search for this (and I bet bluebee will prove me wrong), but I seem to be having an odd error.

For those with the 6-speed 540i. Over the last 4-5K miles, I've developed an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,760
Posted By b52murph
Do you have any way to check the EWS (engine...

Do you have any way to check the EWS (engine immobilizer)? (i.e. INPA or DIS w/ a cable on a laptop)?

The symptom you're describing is also identical to when I fried my EWS back in June (in my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 959
Posted By b52murph
Did they (or you) use an OEM thermostat when you...

Did they (or you) use an OEM thermostat when you changed it out back in December? I went through THREE! aftermarket thermostats on eBay (two returned under warranty, then I gave up) before buying an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By b52murph
Thanks, but you raise an interesting point. My...

Thanks, but you raise an interesting point. My pre-cat and post-cat 02s appear identical, save the female-type plug on the post-cat and the male-type plug on the pre-cat. Both are heated Bosch...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By b52murph
Not really my question...all U.S. spec 540s have...

Not really my question...all U.S. spec 540s have pre- and post-cat 02s.

Simply: Does the rear 02 sensor figure into the DME adaptions for lean/rich? Or is it just the front 02 and the MAF?
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By b52murph
Regarding adaptions (adaptations?)-- Do our...

Regarding adaptions (adaptations?)--

Do our E39s (mine's a 97 540i) use BOTH the pre- and post- cat 02 sensors, in conjunction with the MAF, to make the adaptions? Or just the pre-cat 02 sensor?
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By b52murph
Solved--for now

For any DIYers in Northern VA, I recommend a trip to our local pick-ur-part recycler (http://www.pickapartva.com/). Two locations--Stafford and Fredricksburg.

Was able to find a 98 528 with the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By b52murph
SOLVED--with an inexpensive solution!

Due to a recent, unscheduled stop at Bimmerclinic in N.J. (look them up--EXCELLENT indie shop), I received advice on the still-continuing P0420/P0430 issue.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By b52murph
I'll second the nomination for Bimmer Clinic. And...

I'll second the nomination for Bimmer Clinic. And *thanks* to everyone on this site for the previous recommendations...they made a potential nightmare a whole lot easier to handle.

Last night, my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By b52murph
Sounds good and thanks. I long-ago threw out the...

Sounds good and thanks. I long-ago threw out the OEM regulator (when I installed the first aftermarket), so will be trying to see what I can get either used or rebuilt. Can anyone confirm if the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By b52murph
RELIABLE aftermarket window regulators

Hi all:

So, we all know that the 1st generation E39s have trouble with the window regulators.

In the last 2 years, I've replaced my left rear regulator twice--the first one here:...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 05-27-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By b52murph
OK, so forgive me! I forgot I did some tinkering...

OK, so forgive me! I forgot I did some tinkering with this bug almost a year ago, and then put it on the shelf since other stuff came up.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6687273...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 05-26-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By b52murph
Expert coders--how to resolve a CoAPI 1080--version mismatch?

Hi -

For the experts. I'm trying to update my IHKA software so that the fan speed shows on the display when the unit is in automatic mode. However, when I try to run any software update--either...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 05-26-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,405
Posted By b52murph
Thanks...and yes...the problem was DEFINITELY the...

Thanks...and yes...the problem was DEFINITELY the EDIABAS/ecu folder and NOT the INPA version at all. I ended up just copying the entire ecu library from another INPA download (the e39 files had...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 05-25-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,401
Posted By b52murph
RRT? I was going to go with Alexandria...

RRT?

I was going to go with Alexandria Bavarian Service--but they actually REFUSED my car via the phone! Said it was "too long in the tooth." Their loss, I guess....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By b52murph
Hi Ed--Yeah, those two that I installed were...

Hi Ed--Yeah, those two that I installed were exact fit. And, if I had gotten an accurate answer when I called Magnaflow a year ago (as in..."No, the non-Tier 1s will not prevent your CEL from coming...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By b52murph
Experience with Magnaflow Catalytic Converters

Hi -

Well, after almost a year (and ~15K miles), I've come to the conclusion that my aftermarket--non Tier-1 Magnaflow cats (23058 and 23306 direct fit) definitely DO NOT meet OBD-II standards....
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 05-24-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,401
Posted By b52murph
Ended up going to J+F Motors in...

Ended up going to J+F Motors in Arlington---http://jfmotors.procarcarezone.com/topshop/web/web_template/temp5/default.asp?id=107958

They cleaned my plugged a/c drains and adjusted the parking...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 04-20-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,405
Posted By b52murph
INPA langugage files (5.0.2.)

Hi All -

Well, I fixed this problem before, but now (on a new laptop), I cannot fix it again.

Running INPA 5.0.2./EDIABAS 6.4.7.

I've updated the inpa.ini file to reflect "English" under...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 02-19-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,401
Posted By b52murph
Indie shop in NOVA

Looking for positive experiences with independent shops in Northern VA (Fairfax and/or Prince William Counties). I've been going to German Auto Group off of Backlick road, but may want to try...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By b52murph
Thanks all...Bluebee, as always, much...

Thanks all...Bluebee, as always, much appreciation for your search skill...
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