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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By van556
I don't think you have to worry about the timing...

I don't think you have to worry about the timing belt; did you meant to say timing chain guide? That should have been replaced when you did the VANOS.

Do you have engine code reader such as Peake...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By van556
That light is the indicator for DSC (Dynamic...

That light is the indicator for DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system in your car.

What type of code reader did you try to read for error code?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By van556
Thanks for the assistant everyone; your feedback...

Thanks for the assistant everyone; your feedback have been great with helping me sorting this out. The wire and the connectors are all looking good and there are no aftermarket electronic added; I'll...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By van556
Battery is fluctuate between 11.9 to 12.0 Volts ...

Battery is fluctuate between 11.9 to 12.0 Volts
With the portable jump starter connected - 12.28 Volts

Car still refuses to start unless the transmitter is right next to the antenna ring.

This...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By van556
You have dead pixels... Disconnect the...

You have dead pixels...


Disconnect the battery for 30min or so; this trick works for my DSP system.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By van556
I had it on the trickle charge while it parked...

I had it on the trickle charge while it parked but I have not check on the battery before. It currently midnight and raining now; I'll check on the battery voltage tomorrow.
Thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,175
Posted By van556
For me, one of the reasons that I prefer...

For me, one of the reasons that I prefer manual... drop gear (in a control manner) when some jerk tailgate me too closely; the terrify looks on their face always make my day and they always back off...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By van556
That's correct, I thought of that same thing...

That's correct, I thought of that same thing about the antenna ring not able to pick up signal so bought a brand new one from BMW for $8 with CCA discount but that didn't work.

How can I test or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By van556
EWS no starts issue...

Hello all,
Just bought a 2000 (production date: 03/00) BMW 528i for project awhile back; it has minor body damage (fender bender on the driver side, DSC / ABS lights onů). I was able to drive it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 40,514
Posted By van556
If do choose to convert to electric fan...

If do choose to convert to electric fan conversion would also it makes sense to remove the front mounted AC electric fan from the factory? Could I just left the wiring of the AC fan alone or somehow...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,201
Posted By van556
2005 528i engine fault reduce power, OBDII P16A7 error

Hi all,
My friend 2005 BMW 528i keep getting this engine fault and reduce power once it has fully warm up at which point the car lost all power and the engine idle fluctuates wildly between 300 to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-14-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By van556
I guess if they put Vanos in after the 99 model...

I guess if they put Vanos in after the 99 model year then it would be next to impossible for me.
Thanks guys for the advice!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-14-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By van556
Thanks Mayorchuck! Could I just use the bare...

Thanks Mayorchuck!
Could I just use the bare block / heads of the '98 and transfer all the sensors including intake / exhaust manifold of the 2000... Will this work?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-13-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By van556
Engine fitment...

Quick question: Would 1998 BMW E38 engine fits in 2000 E38?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-15-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By van556
Hi Mayorchuck, I am having trouble browsing the...

Hi Mayorchuck,
I am having trouble browsing the wweb site; I set my settings to accept all but it still showing me nothing on the screen. I've tried IE8 / IE9 / IE10 but no luck. Could you please...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-11-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By van556
Bypassing GM3 module...

Hello all,
My buddy '97 BMW 740i runs great with no problems but... these items are not working:
-Wiper System --> checked good: fuse / relays / relays contact
-Interior Lights --> checked good:...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-11-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,846
Posted By van556
Did you ever figure out the problems? My friend...

Did you ever figure out the problems? My friend 740i has similar problems with additional of non-functioning wiper.
We swap out several GM3 modules and batteries with no luck.
I am thinking of...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-27-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By van556
We have swap out the ignition switch and GM3...

We have swap out the ignition switch and GM3 module with one that work in another E39 (High Module) still no work; does the GM needs to be recode for it to work?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-20-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,924
Posted By van556
Inside job @Sheraton!

Inside job @Sheraton!
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-20-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 26,282
Posted By van556
What's the purpose of this coolant pipe that BMW...

What's the purpose of this coolant pipe that BMW didn't cast it as one piece? Would it be ok to JB Weld at both ends?

I've used JB Weld on a few radiators in the past and that held up well to the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-23-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By van556
'97 BMW 740iL - traction strut HELP!

I am helping a friend replace the two traction struts... the job went smoothly thanks to several posts here thought it's a pain to get the bolts back on thru the bushing end of the arm but we manage...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-12-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By van556
1997 BMW e38, 740iL: electrical gremmlins...

My friend '97 740iL has suddently got no power to interior lights, tilt steering wheel, power seats, wiper... I checked and all the fuses are ok; even checked on the wiper relay and wired, they're...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-19-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By van556
Check your oil separator... ...

Check your oil separator...
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CD43&mospid=47501&btnr=11_1487&hg=11&fg=15
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-16-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By van556
Ews???

Ews???
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,494
Posted By van556
I just replaced my clutch recently and in the...

I just replaced my clutch recently and in the process I install this exact same short shifter from B&M (BM45174) that I bought awhile back. It's a straight forward replacement with the OEM with no...
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