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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,454
Posted By josemedeiros007
Thank you for updating the post, and let the list...

Thank you for updating the post, and let the list know that it was a corroded connection / loose contact for the ECM fuse. If you live back East in the U.S.A snow and salt used on the roads must...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 130,582
Posted By josemedeiros007
CN90, when are you planning on overhauling the...

CN90, when are you planning on overhauling the rear suspension?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 76,343
Posted By josemedeiros007
This a BMW E39 thread, but my google search comes...

This a BMW E39 thread, but my google search comes up with another thread where the solenoid that is the throwing a P1145 code is under the drivers seat, and it is part of the fuel system. The DME...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By josemedeiros007
I agree with CN90, my Fram filter did not hold up...

I agree with CN90, my Fram filter did not hold up well to a 15,000 mile oil change interval, I would recommended that you change the filter at 7,500 miles or sooner, and just add another quart of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 46,184
Posted By josemedeiros007
Unless you plan on dropping the oil pan, I would...

Unless you plan on dropping the oil pan, I would suggest that you just retap the threads to a slightly larger oil plug. This thread is probably the best to explain what some one did by going to his...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,736
Posted By josemedeiros007
Unless you plan on dropping the oil pan, I would...

Unless you plan on dropping the oil pan, I would suggest that you just retap the threads to a slightly larger oil plug. This thread is probably the best to explain what some one did by going to his...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By josemedeiros007
Unless you plan on dropping the oil pan, I would...

Unless you plan on dropping the oil pan, I would suggest that you just retap the threads to a slightly larger oil plug. This thread is probably the best to explain what some one did by going to his...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By josemedeiros007
Can you post the pictures? Should the float be...

Can you post the pictures? Should the float be pointing towards the passenger side of the car after it's installed?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By josemedeiros007
When I replaced the fuel pump earlier this year...

When I replaced the fuel pump earlier this year on my 1998 E39 528i, I had the same problem with the Float, and must have installed the sending unit incorrectly, some times it registers, other times...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-16-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 37,326
Posted By josemedeiros007
Take a look at this FCP Euro E39 Fuel Pump DIY...

Take a look at this FCP Euro E39 Fuel Pump DIY video, it was very helpful in replacing my own E39 Fuel Pump. At about 4.20 minutes is the section in the video which shows you how to press the two...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By josemedeiros007
My BMW ran just fine, I parked it at Taco Bell...

My BMW ran just fine, I parked it at Taco Bell late one Friday night and grabbed a bite to eat, came back out, and tried starting the car, it ran for a few seconds then shut off. I tried re-starting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,249
Posted By josemedeiros007
Just in case this thread comes up in a Google...

Just in case this thread comes up in a Google search I thought I should post that my issue was a bad fuel pump. I replaced it with a lower cost Airtex fuel pump, and so far it's been running fine....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,047
Posted By josemedeiros007
Glad to hear that you figured out the issue. Do...

Glad to hear that you figured out the issue. Do you recall which fuse number it was for future reference? Was it the ECM fuse?

Just in case some one else is experiencing no start issue's, This...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-09-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 37,326
Posted By josemedeiros007
I myself am no mechanic or care to be, I consider...

I myself am no mechanic or care to be, I consider myself the frugal BMW gourmet, just trying to keep my 1998 E39 going another 100,000 miles. If you want to fix it your self, buy a Peake Research...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,784
Posted By josemedeiros007
This video on installing a BMW Fuel Pump by FCP...

This video on installing a BMW Fuel Pump by FCP Euro is very helpful. The hard part is installing the new one so that the float for the fuel tank sending unit doesn't get stuck, it's tight in there....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,905
Posted By josemedeiros007
A Bad ground sounds as the likely cause of the...

A Bad ground sounds as the likely cause of the alternator static, or it could also be a bad connection of the AM/FM antenna if it is only occurring while listening to the radio. Cleaning the battery...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,905
Posted By josemedeiros007
Dan take a look at these other threads, they may...

Dan take a look at these other threads, they may be very helpful. Notice the main fuse at the battery terminal junction in the trunk.

Picture & amperage & description of every single fuse & relay...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,905
Posted By josemedeiros007
What is the battery voltage? It should be about...

What is the battery voltage? It should be about 12.6 volts. I don't have a wiring schematic, nor am I a BMW mechanic, but I would check the engine positive terminal that can be used for jump starting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,650
Posted By josemedeiros007
Greetings, I am still having intermittent...

Greetings, I am still having intermittent problems with my Check Engine light on my 3/98 BMW 528i, the light comes on and after a hundred miles or so of driving it shuts off. The Peak research codes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,048
Posted By josemedeiros007
Wouldn't a water based grease wash out in the...

Wouldn't a water based grease wash out in the rain or during underbody car wash's. I would think a silicon grease or teflon type grease such as Superlube silicon grease with PTFE would be a better...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,353
Posted By josemedeiros007
Smoke test? I am not familiar with that, can you...

Smoke test? I am not familiar with that, can you record it as a video and post it on you tube. I have a vacuum gauge, I am just not sure what a proper reading is for my BMW and where I should measure...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,353
Posted By josemedeiros007
30 mpg on the highway is about what I get, and 18...

30 mpg on the highway is about what I get, and 18 -20 mpg around town is my average on a 2.8 liter engine. I should also do a leak down test.
Forum: 5 Series DIY 03-26-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 79,978
Posted By josemedeiros007
I was thinking the same thing, some one must have...

I was thinking the same thing, some one must have used a battery powered die grinder. When I had the car aligned in 2010 and it was on the alignment rack I looked at the suspension components and do...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 03-26-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 79,978
Posted By josemedeiros007
Thank you for your DIY it was helpful as was...

Thank you for your DIY it was helpful as was CN90's

My lower factory control arm snapped in half while driving and making a U-turn, granted the Thrust arm bushings were gone, unknown to me at the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 130,582
Posted By josemedeiros007
I just replaced my passenger side upper thrust...

I just replaced my passenger side upper thrust arm & lower control arm, and was wondering what might be causing this wear on the thrust arms, I know that this sounds crazy, but it looks like some one...
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