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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 70,283
Posted By j1mwcooper
Just put a new OEM DISA to replace old after 192k...

Just put a new OEM DISA to replace old after 192k miles. If it had made 193k You could sell me your replacement in January. . Great idea and execution.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By j1mwcooper
How did you determine that the DISA valve was the...

How did you determine that the DISA valve was the problem?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By j1mwcooper
Smile Water in fuel?

Ihttp://s1.bimmerfest.com/forums/images/smilies/tongue3.gif have finally gotten to the "bottom" of this unusual problem. Because of the misfires and the ragged idle, and, the 8 OBD codes confirming...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By j1mwcooper
Unhappy 8 OBD Codes and Check engine soon light

Just did some maintenance replacements, belts, OFH gasket and stuff, and get this surprise. Have driven about 2800 miles since 12/1/11.http://s1.bimmerfest.com/forums/images/smilies/mecry.gif
While...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By j1mwcooper
I would want to learn why the tanks keep...

I would want to learn why the tanks keep failing/cracking, as suggested above. Also if the thermostat is working correctly. When I drained the radiator on my 530i, I put a plastic tarp on the floor...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,078
Posted By j1mwcooper
Great looking results! And excellent pix.

Great looking results! And excellent pix.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,377
Posted By j1mwcooper
UNABLE TO UPLOAD PIXhttp://s1.bimmerfest.com/forums/images/smilies/confused1.gif

I get "BAD REQUEST Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand."

Trying to send JPG files from my computer, I click browse for the file, click the picture, it's name...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,377
Posted By j1mwcooper
Unhappy Photos

I have about 6-8 photos from my repair job that I have not been able to upload from my MacBook to this message. Keep getting "BAD Command" or similar. Can anyone give me a clue on how to do this?...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-04-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,377
Posted By j1mwcooper
Smile http://s1.bimmerfest.com/forums/images/smilies/smi...

http://s1.bimmerfest.com/forums/images/smilies/smile3453453.gif I am taking my car for a test drivehttp://s1.bimmerfest.com/forums/images/smilies/sad.gif If AOK, pix to follow along with a couple...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-02-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,377
Posted By j1mwcooper
I don't know the name either, and did not get...

I don't know the name either, and did not get that part.http://s1.bimmerfest.com/forums/images/smilies/confused1.gif Thanks fgor the heads up.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-02-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,377
Posted By j1mwcooper
anti-seize

Thanks Fudman, I did not know that little trick !http://s1.bimmerfest.com/forums/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-02-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,377
Posted By j1mwcooper
Reply to Fudman

Should have said that the expansion tank was replaced 2005/06. Thanks for your points on the other related replacements that should be done. They are appreciated and right on, but being a "newbie"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,377
Posted By j1mwcooper
Thank you to everyone that replied to my "too...

Thank you to everyone that replied to my "too much" question. The references to other diy threads are very helpful and appreciated. Plan on starting Nov. 1. Will take pix. Am carefully...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,377
Posted By j1mwcooper
Do you think I'm doing too much

To nyclad

Thanks for the very positive remarks and the suggestion.:) First time trying to do anything on this car, 2003, 530i with 188k. Have been going to BMW for work.

I'll trying to keep...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,377
Posted By j1mwcooper
Question Am I trying to do too much?

The box is here. 2 Radiator hoses, a thermostat, 2 serpentine belts, oil filter, oil filter housing gasket, valve cover gasket, 1 offset tensioner pulley, 2 tensioner rollers, oil filter, throttle...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2011, 03:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By j1mwcooper
Smile newbie training

Thanks for the guidance. I'm learning how to get to the info. . . . there is a ton of it here, and this is my first time in the pool, so to speak.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-27-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 23,464
Posted By j1mwcooper
I'm new to this - my 2003 530i filter housing is...

I'm new to this - my 2003 530i filter housing is dripping and want to do the "whole" job. What threads should look at to get the detailed instructions that I would need to get the job done?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By j1mwcooper
Smile E39 front end loose/noisey

How do I to make diy repairs to front end ball joints and related arms ? 2003 530i
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