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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By rcmarty
Threaded section to the ball joint. Loosen pinch...

Threaded section to the ball joint. Loosen pinch bolt on cross over arm and spin to adjust toe in/out.

Martin
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By rcmarty
Help with 03 540 msport alignment and heights

I having some issues getting some answers on my recent car.

Searching all night long with little results :(

Car is a 03 msport 540 auto , Canadian car

P337A msport package
S705A M sports...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By rcmarty
Not much , just the trigger cct for the fan...

Not much , just the trigger cct for the fan controller.

terminal # 9

https://www.flex-a-lite.com/pdf_instructions/31173%2099814.pdf

Martin
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By rcmarty
12v swtiched power in drivers side footwell

Anyone have any good spot for 12v switched in the drivers side footwell ?

Need a 12v to run a electric fan controller.

Martin
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By rcmarty
I've come across that little oring on several...

I've come across that little oring on several threads.

I considered just changing that o ring and calling it done.

But I've also read of the failures within the cooling system on this car. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By rcmarty
Thanks for the reply ed. Its the temp sensor...

Thanks for the reply ed.

Its the temp sensor (I think for ac fan) in the lower rad hose. Green oring 8x3 I recall.

I managed to drain the system tonight by taking hoses slightly till they...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By rcmarty
03 540 cooling questions

Looking for some help with a cooling update on a 03 540 msport auto

Canadian car with 140km (87 miles) on it.

Rad and overflow were done 4000km ago.

The temp sensor oring is leaking and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By rcmarty
Looking for BMW parts in canada , bimmerspecialist no longer in canada.

Bimmerspecialist I guess has been bought out by pelican.

So to buy from them would be a cross border shop.

I'd like to buy in Canada if I could.

Any fellow canucks out there with a good...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By rcmarty
m62TU cooling system update help.

Car :

2003 540i msport auto

140km ( ~87 miles) on the clock.

Rad and overflow was done last year. PO said it was just done , so 4Km on rad/overflow

I have a small leak on the temp sensor...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By rcmarty
Sounds like kit kat 4.4.2 software in s4 phone. ...

Sounds like kit kat 4.4.2 software in s4 phone.

same crap in a 2014 rav4 , her car though

I have it marginally better , my iphone 5s with latest software is only painfully slow and odd acting....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By rcmarty
MY 99 540 was doing the idle low stall thing. ...

MY 99 540 was doing the idle low stall thing.

Mechanic insisted on a fuel pump before further diagnosis.


Well it was a little better after the fuel pump , but still not right.

As a last...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By rcmarty
I need to update my garage , I have the 99 for...

I need to update my garage , I have the 99 for sale right now.

I bought a 2003 540 m sport with the rear folding seats now. dash connection only on the 03

From what I've read though the 99 will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By rcmarty
Help with scanning software.

I bought a cable kit to connect up to the computer off ebay. Came with software also

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/161250365904?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

I'm sure how to get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By rcmarty
Where to buy bmw parts in canada now that bimmerspecialist is part of pelican (us)

Looking get some bmw parts for my e39 540.

Bimmerspecialist is now part of the pelican group , us based.

Shipping , taxes, border , etc :(

Where is a good spot to get some parts now ?
...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics 03-09-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 609
Posted By rcmarty
Want to add siruis and BT phone to 03 e39 dsp

I did a bunch if searching and searching tonight , I think I might be able to do this , would like to get some additional guidance if possible.

Car is a 2003 540 m sport , no nav system. Has a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By rcmarty
Any other lights on ? I had the same thing...

Any other lights on ?

I had the same thing happen , mine had additional lights lit up.

search trieffica ( spelling ) related to the abs module needing rebuilding

Do a search for ' visor...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By rcmarty
Don't for get the visor test for a bad ignition...

Don't for get the visor test for a bad ignition switch

Martin
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By rcmarty
I replaced my ignition switch also. I had the...

I replaced my ignition switch also. I had the visor crazyness in mine.

Another possible thing to look for is the connection on the side of the seat. It does the bi rocker. My front screw holding...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-06-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By rcmarty
are these the same people ? In canada ? ...

are these the same people ?
In canada ?

Mine goes off only when you get some heat into engine bay for a little while.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By rcmarty
The heating system is off ( fan speed all the way...

The heating system is off ( fan speed all the way down till lights go out )

Don't recall if the last time the heating system was on it was in auto fan mode or not. good chance it wasn't as i find...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By rcmarty
Odd heating system issue / problem

Odd heating system problem.

99 540i tip auto sport.


Summers winding down up here in canada so now on the warm evenings i can use the sunroof more.

Highway speeds ~ 50 mph

Sunroof open ,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,873
Posted By rcmarty
+1 on the oil check. By far the cheapest and...

+1 on the oil check.

By far the cheapest and easiest to check first.

Mine was running so bad i could outrun a city truck !

I could stall it by giving it gas not even in gear

I had some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By rcmarty
looking for a few part numbers

Sorry to post another thread about stuff covered here.

I've been searching and searching for a few hours now and no luck :(

Worst part is i have read the threads i'm looking for ! i know there...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,213
Posted By rcmarty
Can a bad ignition switch cause a bad running engine ?

My 99 540i sport with tip auto has been acting up.

I took it to a local indy and he diagnosed a bad fuel pump.

Replaced so far :

- battery (previously)
- fuel filter (prev)
- tires
- fuel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By rcmarty
several hours of reading ... try this ...

several hours of reading ... try this

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1205148

visor drives my car nuts. Who would have thought.


I got a bad ignition switch.

Martin
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