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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Aussie528iT
I use Pelican Parts. US prices are approx 25-35%...

I use Pelican Parts. US prices are approx 25-35% of prices in OZ. Even with shipping costs added in they are about 40% of prices in OZ.
They are reliable and ship to OZ with no hassles.
US post...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Aussie528iT
If it's a touring the bushes are fluid filled...

If it's a touring the bushes are fluid filled with internal damping. Solid ones are available - Meyle?
If it's a sedan they are just rubber bushes. No fluid filling.

RonR
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By Aussie528iT
On the I6 when you look in the oil filler cap...

On the I6 when you look in the oil filler cap hole what you see at the bottom is the plastic cover over the inlet cam. If the oil filler cap is left off you will still get some oil loss but the inlet...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By Aussie528iT
It doesn't look like the steering rack is...

It doesn't look like the steering rack is leaking. There should be no grease or fluid inside the rack end boots. The LH side (drivers side in your case) looks as though it has had some work done on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By Aussie528iT
There is a difference between the I6 and V8 front...

There is a difference between the I6 and V8 front subframes and the arrangement of the control arms is different.
In the I6 the control arm that goes forward to the front of the subframe is referred...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By Aussie528iT
Tension strut/arm bushing is No 5 here. ...

Tension strut/arm bushing is No 5 here.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DT43&mospid=47584&btnr=31_0617&hg=31&fg=05

The price is BMW dealer price but available cheaper from other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By Aussie528iT
Your car doesn't have D-CAN. This only applies to...

Your car doesn't have D-CAN. This only applies to cars built after the E39. It is a high speed data link, IIRC 500kb/sec vs 100kb/sec for the K-Line data link. It seems that all the entertainment...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By Aussie528iT
There are 2 things you need to consider: 1/....

There are 2 things you need to consider:

1/. The 528i M52TU is a LEV (Low emission vehicle)
The 525i M54 is a ULEV (Ultra low emission vehicle)

2/. The M52TU 528 is 2.8 litres
The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,140
Posted By Aussie528iT
You need NCS/NCS Expert software (usually comes...

You need NCS/NCS Expert software (usually comes as part of INPA BMW diagnostic software) or similar set up on a laptop. Go to the coding and programming forum on Bimmerfest for lots of info. Being an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By Aussie528iT
Keeping the car is determined by: 1. Accident...

Keeping the car is determined by:
1. Accident damage that is uneconomical to repair.
Anything other than minor damage, crumpled guard etc, will be deemed uneconomical to repair by insurance...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Aussie528iT
Try here? About 3/4 down the page. ...

Try here?
About 3/4 down the page.
http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/0356/BMW_0356_WATRAD_pg1.htm

Part No: 17-11-0-419-132 on Pelican Parts page above but can't be found on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,141
Posted By Aussie528iT
For a 1999 528i with the M52TU engine the cruise...

For a 1999 528i with the M52TU engine the cruise control is driven by the average speed from the 2 front wheel speed sensors. There is no separate actuator. Its all done via the stepper motor in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 21,373
Posted By Aussie528iT
RE FPR vacuum tube. As far as I know the small...

RE FPR vacuum tube.
As far as I know the small diameter tube connecting to the FPR isn't to regulate fuel pressure, this is done by a spring inside the FPR. The tube is to route any fuel leakage...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 72,388
Posted By Aussie528iT
I don't know if this has been suggested before as...

I don't know if this has been suggested before as I haven't combed through all the posts but it may help.

The simplest way to avoid the smell is to always have the A/C on and don't park the car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Aussie528iT
The sizes above are the wrong way round. ...

The sizes above are the wrong way round.
Front/bonnet/hood - 82mm
Rear/boot/trunk/tailgate - 78mm

RonR
99 528iT M52TU
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By Aussie528iT
NZ $1200 is cheap from the dealer. On the west...

NZ $1200 is cheap from the dealer. On the west island it cost me AUD$1803 from the dealer plus $200 approx. for installation and coding. You are much better off buying new from one of the USA...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 735
Posted By Aussie528iT
The "Sucking Jet Pump" is basically a venturi...

The "Sucking Jet Pump" is basically a venturi device to increase the vacuum at the brake booster under conditions where the throttle valve isn't completely closed. ASAIK it doesn't have a non return...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Aussie528iT
The base is an additional volume for the air...

The base is an additional volume for the air spring along with the auxiliary reservoir. The aux reservoir is the same size for standard and sport suspension and the change in system volume is approx...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Aussie528iT
Standard air spring has a black base at the...

Standard air spring has a black base at the bottom where it bolts to the wheel carrier. Sport air spring is white.

RonR
99 528iT M52TU
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Aussie528iT
Possibly No 7 here. ...

Possibly No 7 here.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DN63&mospid=47588&btnr=51_2293&hg=51&fg=80

RonR
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By Aussie528iT
The error frequency goes up because the valves...

The error frequency goes up because the valves are pulsed open and closed all the time the system is operating with some exceptions. The valves are only ever fully open or fully closed when max heat...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Aussie528iT
The nominal size is probably 78mm but the actual...

The nominal size is probably 78mm but the actual size I measured is 77mm. But it was on the car for 13 years so it may have weathered a bit and shrunk slightly. Plastics are not always stable over...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Aussie528iT
Just measured an old one from my touring tailgate...

Just measured an old one from my touring tailgate and its 77mm. Most ads are calling it 78mm. The same size is used on sedans and wagons.

Part number from realoem.com is 51148203864
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,371
Posted By Aussie528iT
Bluebee, I found this pdf which has a...

Bluebee,

I found this pdf which has a combined MS42-M52TU/MS43-M54 Siemens engine ECU info combined in one document. It also has similar info for M62TU, M3 and M5 engines and other interesting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Aussie528iT
RHD Euro spec 528i M52TU with 5HP19 auto. ...

RHD Euro spec 528i M52TU with 5HP19 auto.
12-12.5 litres/100km for suburban driving. This is not for heavy city peak hour traffic. 7-7.5 litres/100km at 100-110 kmhr highwy cruising.

RonR
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