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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Fudman
Since this only occurs when the power is applied...

Since this only occurs when the power is applied (accelerating), I suggest you inspect your drive shaft, the support bearing and the guibo. Their failure can manifest itself as a vibration or a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 669
Posted By Fudman
The easiest, cheapest and biggest bang for the...

The easiest, cheapest and biggest bang for the buck is to just trade the 530 in for a 540 and be done with it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By Fudman
See below in red

See below in red
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By Fudman
P1085 & P0174 Codes Resolved

After returning from a backpacking vacation, I resolved to fix my CEL that resulted from the P0185 (fuel control limit mixture too lean bank2 sensor 1) and P0174 (system to lean bank 2) codes. My...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By Fudman
The TPF sometimes indicates a tranny problem and...

The TPF sometimes indicates a tranny problem and sometimes not. Since you are not in default mode (3d gear only), this suggests that your problem is not tranny related and the TPF was triggered by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Fudman
BTW, please post back the outcome of your...

BTW, please post back the outcome of your diagnosis to help others with similar problems.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By Fudman
BTW, $2,200 is a great price considering you're...

BTW, $2,200 is a great price considering you're getting two new front tires. I spent $1,200 on my front end (also all Lemforder) and did all the labor. Adding in the rear shocks, your car will ride...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Fudman
Most tranny faults that trigger the TPF cannot be...

Most tranny faults that trigger the TPF cannot be reset using an ODBII scanner. They must be reset using a GT-1, INPA or similar software based system. Since you are reading an ODB fault code, I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Fudman
It appears that you may have a door lock actuator...

It appears that you may have a door lock actuator failure. Search for my DIY on this forum. About $60 USD for the part and an hour or two to fix.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Fudman
The TPF causes the tranny to default to third...

The TPF causes the tranny to default to third gear only. You need to have a GT-1, INPA or equivalent software scanner read the tranny codes. ODBII will not work. Then reset the codes. If you have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By Fudman
So it's been a few days but I have only driven...

So it's been a few days but I have only driven about 20 miles since filling up the tank. No codes have returned. I researched both this and B'forums and only one other person (khpony) has had the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By Fudman
So I tried a few things today to see if there was...

So I tried a few things today to see if there was any obvious air leakage. All showed no sign of an air leak. I was limited in what I could do as I got stung by a bee on my eyelid yesterday doing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By Fudman
30 miles driven and the codes are back. Good...

30 miles driven and the codes are back. Good thing is the same codes came back. I'm thinking vacuum leak to start before I consider the fuel system. Tomorrow I start the diagnosis. First step, my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By Fudman
Thanx, Johnstern! You're less than 2 hrs away. ...

Thanx, Johnstern! You're less than 2 hrs away. Let me see if the codes return and if the source of the problem isn't obvious. Much appreciated! :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By Fudman
This is what some of the posting history...

This is what some of the posting history suggests. Definitely on the diagnostic radar.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By Fudman
Yikes! P1085 & P0174 Codes

My turn with the dreaded lean codes. :mad: After having several years of relatively issue free driving, my car just popped the SES lamp while driving on the highway. Car was running fine and I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Fudman
After 12 years and only 41K, this vibration could...

After 12 years and only 41K, this vibration could be due more to leaky thrust arm bushings rather than rotors/pads. There are many differing opinions on pads. Search for them.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By Fudman
Seriously? :lmao: You need to search this forum.

Seriously? :lmao: You need to search this forum.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 675
Posted By Fudman
There's no issue. The hydraulic and mechanical...

There's no issue. The hydraulic and mechanical tensioners are interchangeable. Just use what you ordered.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Fudman
Find out when the cooling system and suspension...

Find out when the cooling system and suspension was last replaced. This will tell you if these will need to be done shortly or not. Combined with your other required service, this $5K car can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By Fudman
If you want OEM, use www.furiousmethod.com for...

If you want OEM, use www.furiousmethod.com for pricing from many sources. Simply type in the part no.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 31,092
Posted By Fudman
Glad to see you get it working! :thumbup:

Glad to see you get it working! :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,145
Posted By Fudman
I believe mine is a MAR build. I have not paid...

I believe mine is a MAR build. I have not paid any attention to this recall until I got my notice today. And I have the sport package.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,145
Posted By Fudman
I just got notification from BMWNA of recall...

I just got notification from BMWNA of recall campaign No 15V-318: Driver -Side Front Air Bag Module. Of course, "at the present time, (BMWNA) does not have parts available." Not really sure how...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 31,092
Posted By Fudman
If the actuator is not functioning electrically,...

If the actuator is not functioning electrically, you may have a defective actuator. Or your electrical connection has failed. If the actuator is working (you can hear it whirr and click), then did...
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