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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By the_carouser
Called roadside assist. The guy snoops around the...

Called roadside assist. The guy snoops around the engine compartment, listens as I turn over the engine and no start. He grabs a huge rubber mallet and walks to the rear of the car near rear...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By the_carouser
Sorry Barracuz for going off topic. Will look...

Sorry Barracuz for going off topic. Will look into your advice once I sort my current issue.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By the_carouser
I spent the entire day driving around enjoying my...

I spent the entire day driving around enjoying my smooth ride. Just now returning from a late shift at 3am, the engine just stumbled and died! I can't believe it. It seems like there is no fuel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2016, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By the_carouser
Oil seeping out of exhaust headers

My 97 e39 523i started exhibiting the old "oil dripping onto the exhaust scenario". Being a veteran of replacing valve cover gaskets, I had redone my vcg and learnt from my previous attempt, ensuring...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By the_carouser
Check your engine temperature using on board...

Check your engine temperature using on board diagnostics in your cluster. I had a faulty thermostat that would register the temp gauge needle as been normal dead centre, but the actual temperature...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,513
Posted By the_carouser
Just replaced my wiper motor as water had entered...

Just replaced my wiper motor as water had entered the motor through the tiny air hole rusting out the internals, The windscreen had been replaced about 5 years ago by insurance claim when it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By the_carouser
Solved

Day after I posted my pulsating idle problem, The car behaved itself. 2 weeks later the issue came back again. I connected my computer and used INPA to diagnose the problem. INPA was showing the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By the_carouser
Thank you for your reply Flightmedic. My...

Thank you for your reply Flightmedic. My intention was not to make you crazy. I normally resolve my issues with diligent research and most solutions are found on this forum. IN this case I have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By the_carouser
Pulsating on Idle

When idling, the engine will rev from 700 rpm down to 500 rpm in a rythmic pulsing fashion every second. A very smooth up and down revving like you would get if pumping the accelerator every...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,671
Posted By the_carouser
I have a 523i and I also had power loss issues a...

I have a 523i and I also had power loss issues a few years back. At the time I didn't have INPA so cannot comment on your readings.

My indy mechanic had no idea what was causing power loss and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 28,980
Posted By the_carouser
[QUOTE=QSilver7;7637961]I wish that the online...

[QUOTE=QSilver7;7637961]I wish that the online TIS hadn't been shut down by BMW...we could have delved deeper into the Central Body Electric system of the Mini Cooper...but sadly, I'm not that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By the_carouser
Now that I have sung the praises of replacing the...

Now that I have sung the praises of replacing the vanos seal, I am a little perplexed by the OP not having the equipment to raise the vehicle to even do a simple oil change, but has no issue with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By the_carouser
Just did my vanos seal on the m52 engine. This is...

Just did my vanos seal on the m52 engine. This is the most adventurous procedure I have ever atempted on my car. Purchased all the special tools, vanos seals and valve cover gasket with grommets and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By the_carouser
Don't know if you solved your problem, but I...

Don't know if you solved your problem, but I would be checking the catalytic converter. May be plugged
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,951
Posted By the_carouser
I purchased an occupancy seat bypass unit from...

I purchased an occupancy seat bypass unit from ebay for $20. I also purchased the Peake SRS code reader to diagnose and clear codes. The code reader came up with error codes for the occupancy seat, a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,573
Posted By the_carouser
I found a supplier on Ebay in Portugal. After...

I found a supplier on Ebay in Portugal. After reassuring emails regarding the part working in a BMW LCM, the parts arrived in about a week to Australia. I bought a spare just in case.

Ebay link...
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