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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By johnstern
+1 on what Edge540 and edjack said. I has...

+1 on what Edge540 and edjack said.

I has been documented that sometimes a piece of crud get stuck in the passage leading to the oil pressure switch. If this is so, you will give a false reading...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 24,352
Posted By johnstern
I missed your mention of Gary in post 68 above...

I missed your mention of Gary in post 68 above and I have also seen your similar posts in other threads so I know you know about GAS and their superior fix for the M54 DISA.

What is so puzzling to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 01:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 24,352
Posted By johnstern
Ok, maybe I missed it but in this while long,...

Ok, maybe I missed it but in this while long, detailed thread, I don't see German Auto Solutions mentioned even once. I have seen a post that said don't rebuild your DISA valve-it isn't worth the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By johnstern
The Idle Control Valve helps to regulate your...

The Idle Control Valve helps to regulate your idle. It can get gummed up with carbon making idling a problem. There are many DIYs on cleaning the valve here and on the Internet.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By johnstern
Many years ago a buddy of mine gave me about a...

Many years ago a buddy of mine gave me about a dozen 2X8 ends, 12 to 16 inches, long after he finished building a deck. I use them all the time. Drive the front wheels up on one each side to raise...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By johnstern
Beginning with the 1999 model 528, the U.S. cars...

Beginning with the 1999 model 528, the U.S. cars used the M52TU engine which had both heads and blocks of cast aluminum with steel cylinder liners. The M52TU of this configuration was used for the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By johnstern
There aren't many of us on this side of the...

There aren't many of us on this side of the Altantic who know about diesels since there are not many imported here. Do you have a check engine light and if so, what are the fault codes?

I hope...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By johnstern
As edjack says you have a residual fuel pressure...

As edjack says you have a residual fuel pressure problem. Residual fuel pressure is the fuel pressure that remains in the system so the engine will start right up after the car sits for a while-a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By johnstern
+1. What a great post. Explains everything...

+1. What a great post. Explains everything perfectly. Martin-Do exactly what this man says!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By johnstern
Just wondering if you checked the child lockout...

Just wondering if you checked the child lockout switch. Designed so the kids in the rear seats can't operate the windows. Switch is the wide button at the very bottom of the driver's switch. If...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,659
Posted By johnstern
I've replaced the Vanos sealing rings on all 3 of...

I've replaced the Vanos sealing rings on all 3 of our stick shift M52TU engines and the improved low end torque was very evident to me. My son was on vacation when I did his seals and without...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By johnstern
If you're going to get any help here, you've got...

If you're going to get any help here, you've got to tell us about your problem. Does the engine crank when you try to start, what's the condition of your battery. Do you have a check engine light...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By johnstern
If I may guess, these are the connectors and the...

If I may guess, these are the connectors and the box where the connectors live for the ABS wheel speed sensors and the brake pad wear sensor for either the left front wheel or the right rear wheel. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,198
Posted By johnstern
The Dice is connected to the cd changer...

The Dice is connected to the cd changer input/output on the left rear of the trunk. You need to find theses connectors (2) and disconnect them for several hours or overnight. This is much...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 222
Posted By johnstern
http://www.e38.org/2000Manual-5Sedan-SportWagon.pd...

http://www.e38.org/2000Manual-5Sedan-SportWagon.pdf#page101

This is a link to the page in the owners manual which describes AUC function-right hand column.

It has nothing to do with the mold...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
Posted By johnstern
I guess we have a difference of opinion, Doc. I...

I guess we have a difference of opinion, Doc. I am a devoted "car nut" and am willing to spend some dollars to improve the performance of my car. The Schmiedman system without the muffler costs...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
Posted By johnstern
I do not agree with the others who've said...

I do not agree with the others who've said headers don't provide any performance gains. It all depends on the headers and the rest of your exhaust system.

I've just bought Schmiedman's headers,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By johnstern
Jim, I have the same problem. We talked about...

Jim, I have the same problem. We talked about this issue on Bimmerforum and, thanks to you, I solved that problem. However, this is a different ad company and I can't disable it. The same company...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 458
Posted By johnstern
If you used the bleed procedure I referenced...

If you used the bleed procedure I referenced above, you will hear the aux water pump running with the ignition on, the heat on its highest setting and the heater fan at its lowest setting. If you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By johnstern
If you add in a couple of visits to the...

If you add in a couple of visits to the chiropractor you can set yourself up with a tent, sleeping bag and air mattress. Lol. Cars are for driving and maybe making out but not for sleeping unless...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By johnstern
No. It is purely an OBDII scanner. Autel does...

No. It is purely an OBDII scanner. Autel does make all singing/all dancing scanners for shops that read all cars but they cost at least $1K.

I'm totally in favor of everyone getting a "real"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By johnstern
Very true but laptops are not free and the time...

Very true but laptops are not free and the time and/or knowledge necessary to setup some of these tools is sometimes extensive. I have the Autel MS310, the Autoenginuity on a laptop and the GT1,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By johnstern
So I looked at this scanner through the provided...

So I looked at this scanner through the provided link. It shows that it can retrieve live data from the MS43 DME found in the 530's. However it does not list the MS42 which is the DME found in your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By johnstern
+1 but my trouble with this scan tool is that it...

+1 but my trouble with this scan tool is that it doesn't provide freeze frame data or live data. Of course it's necessary to find out what codes are being generated but it is almost impossible, in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 582
Posted By johnstern
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