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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 470
Posted By Richey
Can't tell for sure

from your posts, but it sounds like you got the CEL *after* driving around without the ABS module.

I went a week without mine and got a CEL after just a couple of days. I was almost expecting it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,882
Posted By Richey
No one has mentioned this (at least in this...

No one has mentioned this (at least in this thread) that if you have a manual transmission the location of the factory cup holders is totally worthless. I realized this within the first 5 minutes of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By Richey
No. Just No.

No. Just No.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,716
Posted By Richey
I'll add my 2 cents

I went with ATE in 2011 from ebay for $159 after I had the trifecta.

Module worked fine until June of last year (2013). Sent it back to ATE using their lifetime warranty. They sent it back and it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,300
Posted By Richey
336 in dog years.

336 in dog years.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By Richey
Well, I found it. But it's the one like JimLev...

Well, I found it. But it's the one like JimLev linked to instead of the one Negaface linked to. It still has the original BMW sticker with a the number 8 364 931 on it. Made in Japan.

If anyone...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By Richey
Just thought I'd come back in and update the...

Just thought I'd come back in and update the solution to my problem.

Even thought the air pump was replaced and I confirmed it was running (at least the one time I checked and listened for it),...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By Richey
If you're still looking, I think I have one from...

If you're still looking, I think I have one from a 2001 cd changer that you can have for price of shipping. I replaced my oem cd changer which quit working, but I kept the magazine. I'll have to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By Richey
That's it.

At least from what I could see looking upside down in a mirror.

I didn't know if those two torx bolts were the only thing holding that bracket and if the valve was the only thing on that bracket...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By Richey
Not that one

I didn't replace the hose from the inline check valve to the intake manifold.
It looked different and in better shape than the other pieces...almost like it had been replaced before.

I'm pretty...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By Richey
Fudman

I replaced that bit of tubing. Along with the piece from the electric valve to the little cylinder in-line valve. I really couldn't tell where exactly the air was coming out of. Hard to blow and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By Richey
Whirling sound is probably good

At least it sounds like your air pump is working.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By Richey
Secondary Air System Issues

I got an SES with codes P0491 & P0492 (Secondary Air System). I took it to a local shop that I've used before and somewhat trust to diagnose this and fix some other minor things that I didn't have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,864
Posted By Richey
Welcome

I don't post much, but this is the first place I go to when I have any issues with the car.

Search, search, search...and learn. At least that's what I did/still do.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Richey
I can't handle "real" problems.

I can do basic stuff, but I can't afford 1) taking time off to fix it and 2) the time being without the car while I try to figure out how to fix it. I just pay someone else for things I think will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Richey
Kudos to the Forum!

My blower fan stopped working at lunch today. Got online and did some searching here and found the most likely culprit is the Final Stage Unit (FSU). I called the local dealer and they had the part...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-21-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,458
Posted By Richey
I think it's the original

I got the car with 128k on it and I don't have its history, but I think it's original.

If they have to get in there, I plan on getting all new parts. I was thinking of replacing the shift lever...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-21-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,458
Posted By Richey
Clutch grinding when fully depressed

2001 530i 5-speed, 195k miles. Drove to work this morning...everything fine.

Go to leave work and when I start the car there was a bad grinding sound. I found that when the clutch is fully...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By Richey
Timing Belt

19891990 E34 5 Series (525i) had the M20 Engine also.

I had a 1990 E34 before my current 530i. It had almost 250k miles on it and it still pulled for all it was worth. The M20 is an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,344
Posted By Richey
uhhmmm

I think you'd be onto something if they were called nighttime running lights. Instead, it just sounds like you're on something.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 266
Posted By Richey
m5 shifter in 530

After 186,000 miles, the shifter on my 530 seems loose and I sometimes get lost going from 2nd to 3rd and end up in 5th. I'm ok with replacing with the stock shifter, but there is no cost difference...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,526
Posted By Richey
I just went through this with mine. After...

I just went through this with mine. After cleaning the speed sensors and it still did it, I sent my ABS module to Auto & Truck Electronics for a rebuild. www.autoecu.com and/or ebay. Cost $160 and...
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