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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 27,972
Posted By cwpo1
Changed the fuel pump and fuel filter. The car...

Changed the fuel pump and fuel filter. The car has been down for a week, glad this one is done!:)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 27,972
Posted By cwpo1
Nice find! What kind of radio is that? I have...

Nice find! What kind of radio is that? I have been considering an aftermarket radio. Mine has missing pixels.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By cwpo1
I replaced the fuel filter and the fuel pump...

I replaced the fuel filter and the fuel pump today. It solved the problem. The fuel pump took less than hour, although I would recommend with doing it with around a 1/4 tank. My tank was at 3/4 full...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By cwpo1
Ended up taking the car to the indy, driving the...

Ended up taking the car to the indy, driving the car down there took forever. I could not get any higher than 2000 rpms. Anything over that, extreme chugging, the hills were terrible. The indy...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By cwpo1
Catalytic converters are pretty serious. The car...

Catalytic converters are pretty serious. The car can be driven while rattling, but without warning the rattle can become a clog and blow the head gasket.... In the interim cats can cause loss of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By cwpo1
Yes I did. The repair to the door was completed...

Yes I did. The repair to the door was completed on Wed evening and no issues until Fri evening.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By cwpo1
Negative on 16 min wait. What is the significance?

Negative on 16 min wait. What is the significance?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By cwpo1
Random chugging and loss of power (SOLVED)

Here is what I have, out of the blue Friday the car just looses power during acceleration. To describe it, the car idles fine (on brake and in park), but when pressing the gas pedal there is little...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,499
Posted By cwpo1
I just found this video on youtube...

I just found this video on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB0eMvXyqVs . Based on this, the pre-charge pump maybe the cause of the solo DSC light!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,499
Posted By cwpo1
I did turn on the live readings but I haven't...

I did turn on the live readings but I haven't been on the road with it yet. All the wheel speed sensors had 1 km/h at a stand still with no errors. I will probably take it around the block with the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,499
Posted By cwpo1
DSC light will not go off

I got my Creator C310. After I ran my scans and deleted a lot of old codes, the only codes remaining were the pre charging pump for the ABS and this other code 08, 41, 00, B4 No found . Anybody know...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By cwpo1
While Depo is based in Taiwan, these headlight...

While Depo is based in Taiwan, these headlight appear to have been manufactured in Germany for Depo. The line below came from the product description from E-Bay. Either way, still a solid product so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 760
Posted By cwpo1
Start with the basics, battery and alternator....

Start with the basics, battery and alternator. Then work your way back. Any loose wires? Made any electrical changes recently? Aftermarket radio? Are fuses blown or just the lights? Any water on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 760
Posted By cwpo1
The positive terminal is on the top of the motor...

The positive terminal is on the top of the motor towards the back. It has a + on the cover. For negative mount to the chasis.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By cwpo1
E39 Xenon Headlight replacement with LED Angel Eyes

I don't know if anyone is looking for replacement headlights, but I just purchased these off of Ebay and installed them yesterday....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,499
Posted By cwpo1
Thanks! I am ordering the 310 this week and I...

Thanks! I am ordering the 310 this week and I will try the calibration in the morning.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,499
Posted By cwpo1
I am looking at the Creator C310 scanner. This...

I am looking at the Creator C310 scanner. This one is a BMW code reader and from what I read it should be able to check codes for the steering angle sensor. It is only $70 on Amazon....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2016, 04:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,499
Posted By cwpo1
The scanner I have will not give me any codes...

The scanner I have will not give me any codes back on the dsc light. Does your 310 give readings back on the dsc?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,499
Posted By cwpo1
DSC Light will not go off

My DSC light has been on for a couple of years now so I imagine it is time to address it. The light came on one day while my wife was driving and has been on ever since. When i push the DSC button...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By cwpo1
I figured it was time to replace the valve...

I figured it was time to replace the valve covers, but I didn't think it would make it smoke. I imagine the CCV would have more to do with the smoke?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By cwpo1
Help!! Car Smoking!!!

My 2003 525i is currently smoking at start and occasionally during the drive. Every now and again a large plume of smoke comes out of the tailpipe. This just started. The events that lead to this are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,227
Posted By cwpo1
I Believe so. My mechanic is actually a german...

I Believe so. My mechanic is actually a german guy and he always uses oem parts. It may have been that all the other parts were changed and it made it stick or something. More pressure on it with new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,227
Posted By cwpo1
finally found out the answer

I finally had to take the car to my usual mechanic. it turns out my 2 year old thermostat had started sticking causing the fluctuation. Replaced thermostat, no problems. ride home temp cruised at 99...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,227
Posted By cwpo1
I am going to try the coolant temp sensor first...

I am going to try the coolant temp sensor first before doing the fan. The fluctuation did not start until after I changed out the radiator, upper and lower hoses, water pump, and belts. Thermostat...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,227
Posted By cwpo1
The final result

You are right on the first count. It turns out there was a blockage in the snake line along the top of the radiator. When I changed out the water pump back in January I put gasket maker around the...
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