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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-09-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,639
Posted By ZeroDfx
After you complete the repair, be sure to pick up...

After you complete the repair, be sure to pick up the 36mm socket to remove the oil filter cap in the future, as it's typically undoing the filter cap "nut" with pliers that facilitates this leak.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By ZeroDfx
I appreciate your frustration in dealing with...

I appreciate your frustration in dealing with this issue. I sent my 540i ABS module back for repair three times after it was returned to me allegedly in 100% working order, and each time the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By ZeroDfx
I received a sudden "Turn Off the Engine...

I received a sudden "Turn Off the Engine Immediately" warning too late at 80mph on an interstate highway after all the coolant on my 540 dumped out a blown rear heater hose. Killed engine and pulled...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-11-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By ZeroDfx
Thanks for this. I have been contemplating...

Thanks for this. I have been contemplating switching to an E60 after 15 years of E39's and have been wondering if any of the commonly known issues on the E39 were solved in the next generation. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,156
Posted By ZeroDfx
The PO of my car used so much black 3M adhesive...

The PO of my car used so much black 3M adhesive when installing a new windshield or when changing the trim piece, that I had to use a razor knife to cut and trim the channel so the new piece would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 360
Posted By ZeroDfx
I am by no means an audio or electronic expert,...

I am by no means an audio or electronic expert, but based on what you did with the new amplifier, it sounds as though the signal is not getting from the amp to the speakers. That suggests to me that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By ZeroDfx
I lost the engine on a 97 540 with 156k miles...

I lost the engine on a 97 540 with 156k miles when the rear heater hose blew out while I was cruising at 80mph on an interstate. Temp gauge never budged until dash warning came on instructing to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By ZeroDfx
At a minimum, it sounds as if you ought to be...

At a minimum, it sounds as if you ought to be cleaning the MAF. Get some MAF Cleaner and follow the instructions on the can or elsewhere in the DIY section here.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By ZeroDfx
I don't believe I have the "diamond key" you are...

I don't believe I have the "diamond key" you are referring to; mine is the big, honking rubber one with 3 buttons: Lock; Unlock: Trunk.
The rubber was just about completely worn through when I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By ZeroDfx
Thanks. I was searching "remote key" and I...

Thanks. I was searching "remote key" and I wasn't finding anything relevant. I'll check door lock actuator.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By ZeroDfx
Intermittent Remote Locking

The remote key has become intermittent when trying to lock the car, although it works flawlessly unlocking the car. I think I can rule out the key battery; what else should I consider? Any ideas...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By ZeroDfx
Well, looks like the drain plug is available...

Well, looks like the drain plug is available separately and it appears to be a "push and twist" rather than a screw in.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By ZeroDfx
Radiator Drain Valve

I went to drain the coolant from the radiator before changing the thermostat and water pump, and the "knob" on the blue drain valve broke off and left a pinhole leak in the valve. :cry: That's fine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By ZeroDfx
Yes, I've got one all set to go in too. Thanks

Yes, I've got one all set to go in too. Thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By ZeroDfx
Thanks, Ed, I appreciate the insights.

Thanks, Ed, I appreciate the insights.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By ZeroDfx
Replacing Thermostat on 528iT

My temp gauge in my 2000 528iT has been sitting at about 10 o'clock for the last few months so I'm assuming the thermostat is stuck and needs to be replaced.

How much of the front end do I need to...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-07-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By ZeroDfx
I'm a little unclear precisely what you are...

I'm a little unclear precisely what you are afraid of here?? Unless you plan on doing something extreme I don't think you will have any problems.

Get yourself a Porter Cable ROB, some polish, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By ZeroDfx
Thanks for that info re the paint as I haven't...

Thanks for that info re the paint as I haven't found anything commercially that I like that's as bright silver. Who makes the paint you are citing here? Obviously it's German.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,762
Posted By ZeroDfx
Just went through same befuddling experience;...

Just went through same befuddling experience; indie checked codes and confirmed ABS Module bad. BMWanted $1200 for replacement part; I had mine rebuilt for $150. Rebuilt unit installed and all...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By ZeroDfx
The Style 32 wheel is not my favorite BMW E39...

The Style 32 wheel is not my favorite BMW E39 wheel, but that's what came with this car; regardless, I at least want them to look "presentable" which is what I expect I can achieve DIY. If I had...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By ZeroDfx
You know I haven't, but now that you mention it I...

You know I haven't, but now that you mention it I will do so from here on out. Thanks for the suggestion. Will post after completed.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By ZeroDfx
I'm in the process right now of reconditioning my...

I'm in the process right now of reconditioning my stle 32 wheels; the PO used a heavily acid based wheel cleaner that ate right throught the clear coat and the silver paint combined.
Last weekend...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,095
Posted By ZeroDfx
Thanks for the details re accessing the box from...

Thanks for the details re accessing the box from the trunk.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,095
Posted By ZeroDfx
[QUOTE=bmw_lover85;6243336]Later I took the whole...

[QUOTE=bmw_lover85;6243336]Later I took the whole box off and tightened every screw on it! They are all star screws. Couple screws would turn and not tight.
Notice that all the screws were SO much...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By ZeroDfx
if you haven't already done so, I'd start with...

if you haven't already done so, I'd start with the basics like fuses, connectors, etc. to make certain they are working & making good contact. Then I'd escalate to the eqpt. to see if you've...
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