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Forum: 5 Series DIY 11-24-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 48,120
Posted By mjbennett9
Hi Riro424, Yes, I do have the green label....

Hi Riro424,

Yes, I do have the green label. The problem was that I was low to the ground and visibility was limited. And main drain plug was same color as the pan (camouflage grey) and it looked...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 30,429
Posted By mjbennett9
I followed the above unlocking method and it...

I followed the above unlocking method and it worked for me, in freezing weather last year! brrr. I also replaced the 3-piece cable system as well. It's worked "ok," but could be better. I think the...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 11-23-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 48,120
Posted By mjbennett9
Ok, I'm having a brain cramp. I'm following above...

Ok, I'm having a brain cramp. I'm following above for ATF change/fill/flush, with mention of both a drain and a fill plug, but only see one plug, in picture above. Is that the drain or fill plug--or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 97,213
Posted By mjbennett9
HEy Bluebee, I see my engine bay fuse...

HEy Bluebee,

I see my engine bay fuse compartment looks a lot like yours. I see others on here are a lot different, even though same e39. Anyway, I noticed someone before I bought it was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 382,872
Posted By mjbennett9
Smile Thanks. Shop checked that too. As for cogs,...

Thanks. Shop checked that too. As for cogs, already replaced where'll bearings.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 382,872
Posted By mjbennett9
Yup, took to local indy who recoded the new ABS....

Yup, took to local indy who recoded the new ABS. Got the typical bad front right wheel speed sensor, even though replaced already. He then swapped with a sensor and same thing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,356
Posted By mjbennett9
Anyone know how to test if they are working?...

Anyone know how to test if they are working? other than them not freezing ;-)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 20,888
Posted By mjbennett9
I am replacing the filter again (lots of miles),...

I am replacing the filter again (lots of miles), plus 2x since original install the clamps came loose (smelled gas, then saw it). Plus I used american sized rubber (SAE), and now purchased metric...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 382,872
Posted By mjbennett9
Just throwing out a note about the trifecta. I'm...

Just throwing out a note about the trifecta. I'm still battling this after 2 years, and is low priority for me at this point. But every now and then I do a little more research. Just pointing online...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,275
Posted By mjbennett9
Any electrical concerns? ie. sensor connections,...

Any electrical concerns? ie. sensor connections, or the headlights (lots of electrical stuff there).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 382,872
Posted By mjbennett9
Seems odd that just changing the rubber boot...

Seems odd that just changing the rubber boot would do anything (good or bad) to the ABS system. It's likely something was moved like a ground--just guessing. Also, 2 days isn't that long. It just got...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 11-14-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 36,023
Posted By mjbennett9
Have you tried this puller? I have an e39 but...

Have you tried this puller? I have an e39 but don't need this repair yet. My wife has a van that needed a wiper arm removed and the tool worked effortlessly.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,520
Posted By mjbennett9
It's best if requesting info, to do so in the...

It's best if requesting info, to do so in the appropriate section as it throws off the searches on this site. That said...

8Nm (6 ft-lb)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,520
Posted By mjbennett9
Thanks! That's a huge help. So in my case, 2.5...

Thanks! That's a huge help. So in my case, 2.5 qts (roughly 3 liters I think), it should have come on. Interesting is that I saw an ad for the part online say that when the part fails, it will light...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,520
Posted By mjbennett9
Do we know at what level (of being low) the...

Do we know at what level (of being low) the sensor will go off? Forget the why (another repair), but I was approximately 2.5 quarts low one time and my sensor never went off (yellow light). I can...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 11-05-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 48,120
Posted By mjbennett9
Did everyone use an IR thermometer, or use their...

Did everyone use an IR thermometer, or use their least favorite finger? Just wondering if anyone got burnt or not trying it. :-) I can pick up and IR, but won't if not needed.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-04-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 50,764
Posted By mjbennett9
Interesting video on why "not" to use anti-seize...

Interesting video on why "not" to use anti-seize with our spark plugs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjeGqWBGh-A
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-31-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 88,276
Posted By mjbennett9
Im sure mileage varies, but ive had a dead remote...

Im sure mileage varies, but ive had a dead remote battery before, and had no issues with starting the car, my issue was remote door lock n unlock. ive since replaced the battery. my later issue as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-31-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 88,276
Posted By mjbennett9
it is likely you $70 ignition switch, takes about...

it is likely you $70 ignition switch, takes about an hour to replace.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 35,154
Posted By mjbennett9
Have you/anyone had this issue with the tensioner...

Have you/anyone had this issue with the tensioner cause it to do the opposite? i.e. not pull out of the pillar? Mine (passenger side) has recently been getting stuck and I have to play with it to get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 105,710
Posted By mjbennett9
Few more...and the friction tape I used to seal...

Few more...and the friction tape I used to seal it back up. Tape worked great.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 105,710
Posted By mjbennett9
Well, I thought for sure the wiring loom in trunk...

Well, I thought for sure the wiring loom in trunk would be one of my fixes. Maybe an issue never existed. And the other was an actual issue.

My issues, and explanation for each:

1. Check...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,578
Posted By mjbennett9
UPDATE on my front end suspension overhaul back...

UPDATE on my front end suspension overhaul back in April 2013.

So far so good. However, while doing some work on the car today, I gave a looksy on all the components installed about 16 months ago...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 38,919
Posted By mjbennett9
Last of them.

Last of them.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 38,919
Posted By mjbennett9
And more... The three rivets on top of fan...

And more...

The three rivets on top of fan shroud were extremely hard to pop out...even with the right tools.
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