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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By kev8821
My E39 at Idle - Please Listen

Just would like some feedback about anything that sounds abnormal from my engine at idle.

2001 BMW 540i. 155K

The chug chug noise just sounds heavy to me.



http://youtu.be/wiQqLEA56z4
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By kev8821
Sorry. The code is P0120.

Sorry. The code is P0120.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By kev8821
Engine Failsafe Mode - Code p120 - help ?

2001 540. 122k miles. For a good solid year my engine Failsafe light would turn on and the go out the next time I started my car and not return for weeks or months. As of the last month, my engine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,605
Posted By kev8821
Thnaks for your reply. The auxillary fan gets...

Thnaks for your reply. The auxillary fan gets louder when it turns on but this buzzing noise is much louder.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,605
Posted By kev8821
Loud Buzzing Noise When A/C is Turned on in Hot Weather

2001 540i. Had A/C system charged a few months ago. For the past few months when I have been driving my car in warmer weather and using the A/C, I get a periodic loud buzzing noise that is so loud...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By kev8821
Please Help! Did my Battery Just go Dead?

I just jumped in my car and turn the ignition over and something werid happened. While turning the key, it made these strange loud clicking noises and the lights flashed. No turn over at all. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2007, 07:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,940
Posted By kev8821
Jump Starting Mythbuster

I searched around for this and didn't find anything in our forum so I thought I would ask the question as silly as it may sound.

My BMW mechanic told me to never jump start my car (2001 540i). He...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2007, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By kev8821
:cry: and now the power steering pump needs...

:cry:

and now the power steering pump needs to be replaced.....

does $450 for the original steering pump part sound about right?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2007, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By kev8821
It was that main belt drive, but it didn't break,...

It was that main belt drive, but it didn't break, it was just really worn AND now my mechanic is saying something about the part that supplies the tension to the belt is worn and need to be replaced...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By kev8821
You guys are fantastic! Thank you for responding...

You guys are fantastic! Thank you for responding so quickly!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By kev8821
Please Help - Problem Just Happened!

:bawling:

I just got in my car and the power steering seemed like it was acting funny as I pulled out of my parking space. I drove for a little bit and my power steering control didn't feel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By kev8821
How often should these be changed? I haven't...

How often should these be changed? I haven't changed mine for over a year and a half.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By kev8821
Coolant Leak from Expansion Tank

I have read quite a bit about the E39's radiator issues and just today and I was racing home on the freeway and I pull into the garage, I could hear a small hissing sound coming from the front of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2007, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By kev8821
66,000 miles to date.

66,000 miles to date.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By kev8821
I was happy about the price. Another mechanic I...

I was happy about the price. Another mechanic I use was quoting me $950.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By kev8821
Question about brake job

Just had a break job done on my 2001 540i. Mechanic replaced front and rear rotors and pads + sensors. All parts were BMW original parts. Total was $726 with tax.

Is there anything I missed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2006, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,650
Posted By kev8821
Recommendations for Tires - Please

I have Nitto NT 555 Extreme's on my 540 (225 - 45 - ZR18 - 95W) and as far as I am concerned, the tires feel great to me. On the other hand, this set of tires came with the car when I bought in last...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 129,233
Posted By kev8821
I love the OEM M5 rims. My ride came with...

I love the OEM M5 rims. My ride came with aftermarket chrome M5 style rims when I bought it last year that I don't mind, but I would ultimately want the OEM M5 rims.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2006, 08:03 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 23,438
Posted By kev8821
35 years old. Commercial real estate broker in...

35 years old. Commercial real estate broker in the East Bay, CA.

My 2001 540 is my 2nd BMW. I had a older 1986 325es prior. My 540 my exceeded all of my expectations. Absolutely amazing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2006, 09:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,589
Posted By kev8821
Damn I seem to average just under 300 with my...

Damn I seem to average just under 300 with my 2001 540. I have been a little heavy on the pedal and I run the A/C all the time. Gas here is around $3.68 in Oaktown Calif.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2006, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By kev8821
Not sure if this is the same sound you are...

Not sure if this is the same sound you are hearing, but my 2001 540 was making a weird sound when I would turned on the A/C. Just a few weeks ago I had the freon suctioned and refilled and the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2006, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By kev8821
What color is my car?

I have a 2001 black 540. Is there anywhere that tells me what color black it is? I know my 1986 325es had the color written under the hood near the fuse box.
Forum: The Detail Department 05-06-2006, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By kev8821
Hard Water Spotting - Advice

A few months ago I went through the entire Zaino process from clay bar to the finishing spray and my black 540 looked great. I was extremely impressed with the process, although it took many hours...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2006, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,002
Posted By kev8821
That's a really clean look. I would love to do...

That's a really clean look. I would love to do that to mine. Details on what you paid...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2006, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By kev8821
I would love to see that scan too if anyone out...

I would love to see that scan too if anyone out there can provide it. :)
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