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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By johnstern
If you remove thermostat, engine will be running...

If you remove thermostat, engine will be running rich all the time as the DME will think the car is still warming up. You will also see the CEL all the time. These cars are designed to run in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
Posted By johnstern
I totally agree. Sort of like doing 2 jobs in 1. ...

I totally agree. Sort of like doing 2 jobs in 1.

I've never replaced a rear wheel bearing on any of my family's 3 528iTs. But while I was working as a Service Manager at a local indy, the LR...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
Posted By johnstern
Hey! No offense. I thought you inferred that...

Hey! No offense. I thought you inferred that one needed an alignment after lessening a bolt to move the control arm out of the way.

And I agree with you about the axle getting stuck in the hub. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
Posted By johnstern
Just saw this! You will need to load rear...

Just saw this!

You will need to load rear suspension when tightening control arm.

You will not need an alignment after replacing axle.

Edit-HTK12-Why do you suggest a wheel alignment after...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 378
Posted By johnstern
Thanks for reminding me about all the plastic...

Thanks for reminding me about all the plastic models I have built. You need real spare time to do those right. Somewhere along the line, I lost that.:tsk::tsk:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 378
Posted By johnstern
OMG! That got me laughing really...

OMG! That got me laughing really bad!:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

I also have many diecast model cars. Mostly 1:18, some 1:43 and a few 1:24. Most are in lucite cases...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 357
Posted By johnstern
I don't want to ruin your diagnosis but are you...

I don't want to ruin your diagnosis but are you sure your cooling system is full of coolant. If the radiator was not full, the aux fan would work fine but the fan clutch might not get enough heat...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 553
Posted By johnstern
What a great thread!! Hits the nail right on the...

What a great thread!! Hits the nail right on the head.

rfk900 and bartelbe to the rescue with a final confirmation by alex5er. And don't forget edjack's perfect recommendation.

:thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By johnstern
A low speed wiggle like you describe in the rear...

A low speed wiggle like you describe in the rear is many times a broken belt in a tire. Also if you go to http://www.beisansystems.com/procedures/swing_arm_ball_joints_procedure.htm there is a DIY...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By johnstern
What code is that?

What code is that?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By johnstern
Is that what happened? I hope not cause it...

Is that what happened? I hope not cause it shouldn't start in reverse.

Maybe you misunderstood my meaning about the neutral safety switch. If the car won't start and you move the shift lever...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By johnstern
Well, that's certainly a pain, and after you had...

Well, that's certainly a pain, and after you had the system working so well. I don't know much about expansion valves-I know how they work but have never replaced one although I did replace the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By johnstern
If you do this you will be relying on the aux fan...

If you do this you will be relying on the aux fan for cooling the radiator. There are many running like this in all climates with no problems. The oly downside is that if the aux fan has a problem,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By johnstern
Ground wires are brown. Any place brown wires...

Ground wires are brown. Any place brown wires are bolted to the body is a ground point.

Are you sure the ground post on the left shock tower is free of corrosion?

Now for the starting problem....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,276
Posted By johnstern
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I have researched these codes in the past and 1192/1193 are codes caused by a software problem in the DMEs of some early M54 (530 & 525) engines. There was a BMW service bulletin about this and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By johnstern
Vinny-If you Google "2001 BMW 530 Aux Fan Fire",...

Vinny-If you Google "2001 BMW 530 Aux Fan Fire", you will have some very interesting reading to do.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By johnstern
There is a known problem with the right side tail...

There is a known problem with the right side tail lights due to the battery located in that area. Corrosive gasses escape the battery and cause corrosion problems with the RR light assembly and it's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By johnstern
You are low on coolant and should not drive the...

You are low on coolant and should not drive the car until problem resolved. If this condition just happened and is not a result of you doing cooling system work, you need to find your cooling system...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By johnstern
You are low on coolant and should not drive the...

You are low on coolant and should not drive the car until problem resolved. If this condition just happened and is not a result of you doing cooling system work, you need to find your cooling system...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 840
Posted By johnstern
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.ph...

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1138110-Unlocking-the-OBC-(Low-and-High)

The above thread will tell you how to unlock your On Board Computer. Test #9 will show you battery...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By johnstern
Google "How to check engine mounts".

Google "How to check engine mounts".
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By johnstern
I think you are right! You exercised the CVV...

I think you are right! You exercised the CVV after it had become stuck. Good job.:D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By johnstern
The radiator is fixed to the radiator support...

The radiator is fixed to the radiator support which is fixed to the chassis. The motor is fixed to the chassis with motor mounts that allow the motor to move as it creates torque, etc. If the motor...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By johnstern
+1. Since this forum is all about helping others...

+1. Since this forum is all about helping others with their problems and/or sharing newly discovered information that might be useful to others, take a look at doru's and bobdmac's post counts. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By johnstern
I bought a complete set of bits. It contained...

I bought a complete set of bits. It contained many different bits, different styles and included torx tamper proof. SBSET-100 made by New England Twist Drill: Master Screwdriver Bit Set.
As far...
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