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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Aussie528iT
You will find this helpful. ...

You will find this helpful.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Remote-Key-Shell-fit-for-BMW-E31-E32-E34-E36-E38-E39-E46-Z3-Case-Fob-3-BTN-Uncut-/171203419974?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item27dc84df46
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By Aussie528iT
The M54 525i has almost the same power as the...

The M54 525i has almost the same power as the M52TU 528i. You will not really gain anything except problems by swapping engines.
Having said that, the only significant difference is the throttle...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,526
Posted By Aussie528iT
I've scanned this thread pretty quickly and may...

I've scanned this thread pretty quickly and may have missed this.
Because of the relationship between the lengths and pivot points of the steering tie rods and the lower control arm, as the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By Aussie528iT
It is to maintain vacuum in the brake booster...

It is to maintain vacuum in the brake booster under some intake conditions where vacuum is not adequate to ensure proper brake booster operation.

RonR
99 528iT M52TU
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By Aussie528iT
mgs, There is no vent tube on the expansion...

mgs,
There is no vent tube on the expansion tank. The small tube that connects to the tank from under the cover along the top of the radiator is a constant bleed from the hot tank of the radiator. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,113
Posted By Aussie528iT
You need to have the codes read first for...

You need to have the codes read first for certainty but it sounds like a thermal/heat cycling failure of the airbag control module. Printed circuit board tracks or dry joints etc.
This is located...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,247
Posted By Aussie528iT
Howdy there Texas, Replacement after market...

Howdy there Texas,

Replacement after market inserts Downunder are made by Tridon??, probably part of Trico, (I can't remember the name - KRAFT disease???) and go for about AUD$15.00 per pair. They...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,247
Posted By Aussie528iT
What is the problem in the USA with regard to...

What is the problem in the USA with regard to original BMW wiper blade assemblies and refill inserts?

Downunder, provided you use the genuine or aftermarket refills, that have the correct...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By Aussie528iT
I'm afraid I can't help with the MAF issue....

I'm afraid I can't help with the MAF issue. Cleaning the MAF shouldn't really be necessary as it uses a "self cleaning" heated wire to measure air flow. Unless you have something like a K&N oiled...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By Aussie528iT
Your 2000 528i is fly by wire. The throttle cable...

Your 2000 528i is fly by wire. The throttle cable is needed for the M52TU engine because the pedal position sensor is part of the throttle body, not at the pedal as in the later M54 engine. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By Aussie528iT
I found this temp info in a Volkswagon Audi Group...

I found this temp info in a Volkswagon Audi Group (VAG) pdf for their O1V transmission. This is VAG speak for the ZF 5HP19 as used in fwd or awd configuration.

The torque convertor clutch does not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Aussie528iT
Did you do the "cold rev" bit? This is the most...

Did you do the "cold rev" bit? This is the most important part of the whole bleeding process. Without doing this you can't be absolutely certain you have flushed all the air out of the heater cores....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Aussie528iT
A couple of things. You probably have air...

A couple of things.

You probably have air still in the system as it hasn't been bled properly.

Bleeding the system MUST be done cold with the ign ON but engine not running.
Heater on max temp...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Aussie528iT
Most likely one of the 4 gas struts has popped...

Most likely one of the 4 gas struts has popped off the inner ball joint connection. All 4 struts act together when you open the tailgate assembly. Only 2 act when you open the tailgate window.
I had...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By Aussie528iT
It can also be caused by slight surface rust on...

It can also be caused by slight surface rust on the disc. If its been raining or you have washed the car surface rust can form on the disc. Mine does it occasionally. The first brake application...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 23,219
Posted By Aussie528iT
8mm = 5/16" Its time you guys converted to...

8mm = 5/16"
Its time you guys converted to metric.
Downunder did it back in the 1970s-1980s.

RonR
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,031
Posted By Aussie528iT
You can find the WDS here. ...

You can find the WDS here.

http://www.bmw-planet.com/diagrams/

IIRC I had to update Java to get it to run under windows 8.1. I couldn't get it to run properly at first.
Others with IT skills...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Aussie528iT
Poolman, Metric O rings are sized using the...

Poolman,

Metric O rings are sized using the ID (inside diameter) and cross-sectional diameter. So a 7x3 mm O ring will have an OD (outer diameter) of 13 mm (7+6(3x2)). If you look up sizes in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Aussie528iT
Realoem.com is your friend. 7x3 mm RonR...

Realoem.com is your friend.

7x3 mm

RonR
99 528iT M52TU
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
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: 251
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: 14
Views: 535
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: 410
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: 425
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: 425
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...
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