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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,091
Posted By gearhead969
Thanks for the suggestion, but according to the...

Thanks for the suggestion, but according to the GT1 at my repair facility, all is well with the sensor on the throttle body. However, they will be getting the car tomorrow to perform a full...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,091
Posted By gearhead969
No luck with the throttle sensor, so I guess it...

No luck with the throttle sensor, so I guess it will be going to the shop on Wednesday to confirm that it is in fact the DME and we'll go from there...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,091
Posted By gearhead969
Ok, just got the car scanned by a local German...

Ok, just got the car scanned by a local German auto shop (using the GT1). But, get this, it's a toss up as to whether it is the pedal position sensor or the DME. :tsk:

In the process of testing...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-07-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By gearhead969
FS: '89 325i 2.5L

Ok, I am posting this car for my aunt, it is not my car. It is a 1989 325i with the 2.5L I6,automatic transmission, and 111,789 miles. The transmission went out about two years ago and she hasn't had...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,091
Posted By gearhead969
No luck with the cleaner, guess I will have to...

No luck with the cleaner, guess I will have to take it to the stealership when I get the money for the diagnostic. Thanks for the tips, I will update again when I find out what the problem is.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,091
Posted By gearhead969
From what I understand, they had a standard...

From what I understand, they had a standard throttle cable between the pedal and the throttle body to actuate the butterfly. I believe they had a TPS mounted on the the throttle body as well as the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,091
Posted By gearhead969
Thank you for the tip, I will most definitely try...

Thank you for the tip, I will most definitely try that before spending hundreds of dollars on a hunch. Will update with the results....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,091
Posted By gearhead969
Ok, I guess I was distracted by the car being a...

Ok, I guess I was distracted by the car being a BMW and forgot that it is still just a car. Went back to the country boy troubleshooting method: pulled the connector of the TPS on the pedal, scanned...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,091
Posted By gearhead969
Sorry bmw_n00b13, for whatever reason I didn't...

Sorry bmw_n00b13, for whatever reason I didn't see your post before the last reply. I thought perhaps I had left a conection loose or something of that sort as well, but I already went back and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,091
Posted By gearhead969
8/98 would be the start of the "drive by wire",...

8/98 would be the start of the "drive by wire", so both of ours will have that system. One of the sensors is mounted to the back of the throttle pedal and as far as I've found so far, can only be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,091
Posted By gearhead969
540i/6 dead, help please.....

Ok, driving home from work yesterday, running perfectly at 45mph and the car dies with no warning. Cluster displays "Engine Failsafe Prog" and code reader pulls P0120, P0123, P0221, and P0223. The...
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