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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-01-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,957
Posted By rivercity
I'm pretty much in agreement with "Joe" and...

I'm pretty much in agreement with "Joe" and "Gene", in any case here is a link that shows the replacement of the rain sensor, if you don't see any of the components in your car, then it should pretty...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,554
Posted By rivercity
Thanks Bluebee, sometime this week I will do the...

Thanks Bluebee, sometime this week I will do the compression test and the analyzer test.

I did contact "Bavarian Auto Recycling" (from a link you provided) this morning and they quoted me a E39...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By rivercity
I had the same exact code a few years ago. After...

I had the same exact code a few years ago. After cleaning a few things. i.e, ICV, throttle body and checking for vacuum leaks, I finally pinpointed it to the purge valve (fuel tank breather valve)....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By rivercity
I think you are talking about the valve cover...

I think you are talking about the valve cover gaskets, here are some links that literally takes you step by step. I know it's for a 740 E38, but it's a M62 engine which is similiar to your 540. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,554
Posted By rivercity
Thanks Fudman, I can't believe I didn't see the...

Thanks Fudman, I can't believe I didn't see the balloon test. I have been reading a lot of threads over the last few days to find some quick and easy tests to perform, and I simply missed this one. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By rivercity
I agree with Jimmy, I would also check to see if...

I agree with Jimmy, I would also check to see if the PS hose clamps are tight. I had a similiar problem a year or so back with fluid leaking from the hose on the top and bottom, I almost changed my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By rivercity
I wouldn't go to crazy when you are cleaning...

I wouldn't go to crazy when you are cleaning anything out when the valves are exposed, maybe just a quick rup down with a clean rag, also just remember when pulling the valve cover that you mark the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By rivercity
How come you don't use this site to look up DIY...

How come you don't use this site to look up DIY projects? Almost everything is covered here or atleast a link will be provided. If you are going to buy anything, I would suggest the "Bentley BMW...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,554
Posted By rivercity
CCV (oil separator), head gasket, or both

So a few weeks ago, my 1998 E39 528 started to overheat, at the time I thought it was my thermostat, so I decided to replace that and my water pump. After I was done with this particular job and took...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 61
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Views: 3,755
Posted By rivercity
Pavel, you are from Nor Cal, so I think you're...

Pavel, you are from Nor Cal, so I think you're cool :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,818
Posted By rivercity
Hey M, couldn't it be the third brake light?

Hey M, couldn't it be the third brake light?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By rivercity
I'm still turned to the point of white/grey...

I'm still turned to the point of white/grey smoke, which normally points to the CCV like cn90 pointed out to, and yes the "bam" feeling will happen to the CCV and other parts of our cars...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,754
Posted By rivercity
Usually the OBD reader isn't wrong when reading...

Usually the OBD reader isn't wrong when reading the CEL, but nonetheless don't throw parts on something unless you are sure. What kind of code reader is reading your codes?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,091
Posted By rivercity
Check the hinge on the door, put a piece of...

Check the hinge on the door, put a piece of eletrical black tape on it. If that doesn't work, try checking all your little plastic gommets on your panels are solid and not broken.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,964
Posted By rivercity
Like others have said, can't go wrong with Axxis...

Like others have said, can't go wrong with Axxis Deluxe, and like n00b13 said, just replace your rotors, they are inexpensive enough without the hassle of re-surfacing.

You also might want to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,460
Posted By rivercity
Don't know where you are at, but have you...

Don't know where you are at, but have you considered changing the plugs as well? Since you are in there, just a suggestion......
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By rivercity
Like Sport, Q, and n00b13 have said, just get it...

Like Sport, Q, and n00b13 have said, just get it re-set for the most part and you will be set. Some oil stop shops don't have the tool to re-set the next "bars" on your car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By rivercity
Do you recall what kind of color the smoke was?...

Do you recall what kind of color the smoke was? Maybe even the smell......
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,311
Posted By rivercity
Thanks a lot cn90, I looked for a couple of...

Thanks a lot cn90, I looked for a couple of posts, but nothing really said if oil would come out when I unscrewed off the switch. I already bought the part so worse case scenerio I can just plug the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,311
Posted By rivercity
Oil pressure switch

How hard is this to replace? It seems pretty straight forward, but I didn't know if I needed to drain my oil first.......

Thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By rivercity
I agree with the fellas, it's more then likely...

I agree with the fellas, it's more then likely the Vanos......
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By rivercity
I would check this and the battery as well......

I would check this and the battery as well......
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By rivercity
I agree with Alpine...........people will be...

I agree with Alpine...........people will be biast on what you want.....

Power, well the 540 is the way to go, 530, 528, 525, less power, but a bit of saving in gas. At this point with gas prices,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By rivercity
Just curious, why are asking in a E39 forum?

Just curious, why are asking in a E39 forum?
Forum: Off-Topic 01-23-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,065
Posted By rivercity
Like you said in your ticket thread, since you...

Like you said in your ticket thread, since you don't ask........who cares.
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