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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 817
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: 19
Views: 19,745
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: 208
Views: 69,615
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: 176
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: 336
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: 627
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: 150
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: 150
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: 327
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: 155
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: 295
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: 295
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: 1,256
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: 203
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
99...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By Aussie528iT
Go to the BMW coding and programming forum on...

Go to the BMW coding and programming forum on this board. You will have more success there.

RonR
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,256
Posted By Aussie528iT
Bluebee, Re: the cruise control wheel speed...

Bluebee,

Re: the cruise control wheel speed sensors.

These links to the engine management systems gives the info.

1/. This link is for the M52TU engine but the M54 engine is similar but not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,256
Posted By Aussie528iT
As I said "in most cases". Once an error has been...

As I said "in most cases". Once an error has been flagged up sometimes it is transient and sometimes it becomes permanent and needs to be reset using diagnostic equipment. Even if the "trifecta" goes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,256
Posted By Aussie528iT
Bluebee, Having the error codes read with...

Bluebee,

Having the error codes read with BMW specific software such as INPA is always the first step. You may get lucky with a visual check of wiring and wheel speed sensors but even then you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By Aussie528iT
Check the air bags. You can see them from under...

Check the air bags. You can see them from under the car. They attach to the upper part of the rear wheel carrier. Note this is a different setup to the sedan which uses a strut/spring shocker unit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,256
Posted By Aussie528iT
Heat soak failure of the ABS module is a common...

Heat soak failure of the ABS module is a common problem. The abs module may test perfectly when cold but fail when it gets hot. They seem to be good for about 10 years. Replacement modules are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-25-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Aussie528iT
You will find this link useful. ...

You will find this link useful.

http://translate.google.com.au/translate?hl=en&sl=ru&u=http://tis.bmwcats.com/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://tis.bmwcats.com/

Work your way down through the menus...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Aussie528iT
I have INPA and I think this would probably work...

I have INPA and I think this would probably work with DIS as well.
Jack up each wheel in turn and spin the wheel by hand and you should be able to read the speed out put from the sensor on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-19-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Aussie528iT
You may find this link to the BMW WDS useful. ...

You may find this link to the BMW WDS useful.

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

It uses Java and you may have to update Java and/or change the Java security settings to allow the WDS to run....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By Aussie528iT
The Sachs strut pistons don't return all the way...

The Sachs strut pistons don't return all the way out because they have an internal rebound spring which keeps the piston partly retracted. That's why they are a PIA to replace. You have to compress...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By Aussie528iT
I don't know of a "check valve" near the master...

I don't know of a "check valve" near the master cylinder. There is a non return valve in the vacuum line to the brake booster.
You say you have replaced suspension components. Which ones? The...
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