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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Compastion
I've just read in a another forum that the...

I've just read in a another forum that the leaking over the wheel arch is a deliberate design feature, for when you overfill the reservoir. Presumably to drain the liquid somewhere where it can't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,260
Posted By Compastion
I can't make a call on the economics of your car...

I can't make a call on the economics of your car - but do remember that the older the car, the more likely that anyone you drive in it will think it smells odd. My daughter thinks my 2001 E39 smells...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Compastion
Leaking Screenwash - but where's it coming from?

I've recently lost a lot of pressure on my screenwash. I've just refilled the main reservoir and noticed that some fluid was flowing down inside the outer shell of the engine (I could see it through...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Compastion
Warbling whistling sound from air blowers in cold weather - SOLVED

Sorry to bring this thread back from the dead but in case anyone ever has the same problem - I seem to have fixed it by a combination of fitting a new pollen filter cover which was a tighter fit than...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By Compastion
Air Con stopped working - problem fixed!

Just as the sun came out for more or less the first time this year, I noticed that my dear old 530i (183k miles) had become very stuffy inside. Sure enough, the aircon had stopped working.

After...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By Compastion
Simple technical question for E39 experts

Simple question folks:

On a 2001 E39 530i

Where is there any physical contact between 1) the car's steering system (from steering wheel to front wheels) and 2) the air blower/AC system (from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Compastion
Thanks Fudman. To check, can I just jack up the...

Thanks Fudman. To check, can I just jack up the car and see if there's any play in the wheels, or is it not as simple as that?

Re oil leaks - sounds like the most likely answer, though there...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Compastion
Good suggestion Moots and thanks for that - but I...

Good suggestion Moots and thanks for that - but I got a new valve cover gasket fitted quite recently and I've checked it just now and it seems to be fine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Compastion
Warbling whistling sound from air blowers in cold weather

Hi

E39 530i 2001 180k miles

For the last few winters I have had a strange warbling whistling noise from my air blowers on cold days (below about 5 degrees C/40 degrees F). Have asked my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Compastion
Over-revving sound when cornering at low speed

Hi

E39 530i 2001 180k miles still in remarkably good order, but recently...

1) have noticed slight burning/overheating smell - not managed to track it down yet but seems strongest coming out of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,569
Posted By Compastion
More BIG THANKS to bluebee!! (and apologies if...

More BIG THANKS to bluebee!! (and apologies if it's a bit late to revive this post)

I had exactly the same problem as Hockenheim on my 2001 530i E39 - the remote would open the doors, but not the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2008, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By Compastion
^^^^^ If you set the car with the engine running,...

^^^^^ If you set the car with the engine running, handbrake on and in Park, then put your ear right against the sensors, you will hear a regular clicking noise - a bit like listening to a watch...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By Compastion
Thanks Steve! Glad you sorted yours out. I...

Thanks Steve! Glad you sorted yours out.

I almost wish one of mine wasn't ticking! But my problem is, the PDC doesn't work, but all the sensors tick and no-one seems to know whether this means...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2008, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By Compastion
^^^^ Thanks! So are you saying that a sensor...

^^^^ Thanks! So are you saying that a sensor can be faulty but still make a clicking sound?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2008, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By Compastion
PDC Problem

2001 530i

My PDC isn't working - single beeeeeeep sound from rear when I select reverse, and the PDC button light flashes. Could be a faulty PDC sensor, but all 8 sensors are making a clicking...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2008, 03:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By Compastion
Thanks MAK-nw. I didn't make it clear - what I...

Thanks MAK-nw. I didn't make it clear - what I meant was whether the other sensores would work if I just removed the faulty one and never replaced it. I guess you're saying it wouldn't :cry:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2008, 02:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By Compastion
Faulty PDC

I think I've got a single faulty PDC sensor which (according to posts I've searched) is causing the whole PDC system to go into fault mode.

My question is - if I remove the faulty sensor, will the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By Compastion
I'll get them to fix the PDC - but it would still...

I'll get them to fix the PDC - but it would still be great if I could help the repairer isolate the cause of the HVAC problems.

BTW since my last posting I have found the heater blower fuse #76...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2008, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By Compastion
Please help - I've replaced the FSU but HVAC is still dead!

I've just got my 2001 530i (RH drive 125k miles) back from the repairers following an accident that damaged my rear passenger bodywork around the rear nearside wheel/rear bumper.

It now has two...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-06-2008, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By Compastion
UK Newbie

I own a 2001 530i and I reckon I've already saved several hundred pounds following advice from the forum. So now I've decided to commit to signing up.

A big Thank You to all the old and new heads...
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