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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By rdl
Perhaps the "breaks" were OK, but the "brakes"...

Perhaps the "breaks" were OK, but the "brakes" are problematic. :rofl:
(sorry, don't mean to rub it in, just couldn't resist :D)

More seriously, with these symptoms, at the very least you have a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By rdl
First, why do you think your car is Bluetooth...

First, why do you think your car is Bluetooth enabled? Do you know that a Bluetooth phone has been connected (paired, in BT terminology)?
EDIT: I should have asked, is the BT "nuts & bolts" kit BMW...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-29-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By rdl
The fault is a result of the post cat sensor is...

The fault is a result of the post cat sensor is saying that O2 levels are higher than expected after being treated by the catalytic converter. It could be the sensor is providing a false reading or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By rdl
You're analysis is correct, in my opinion. That's...

You're analysis is correct, in my opinion. That's why I have an E39, DIY and wouldn't change.

I think though that the OP is making the correct decision for his circumstances. DIY works if you have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By rdl
Not a big deal, but the Imp. gallon is 20% more...

Not a big deal, but the Imp. gallon is 20% more than the US gallon - 4.546 litres vs 3.78 litres.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By rdl
You don't need a new valve stem, at least...

You don't need a new valve stem, at least probably not.

Instead, replace the valve core in the stem. Google "valve core" and "valve core tool" You should be able to buy a pack of cores for a buck...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By rdl
The attached PDF may help you find some...

The attached PDF may help you find some possibilities.
In a quick scan of the file I noticed this paragraph on page 52 "Diagnostic Tips" which might be useful.

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Delayed/No Upshifts -...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By rdl
A price on a used car 4 1/2 years ago doesn't...

A price on a used car 4 1/2 years ago doesn't have much significance today. FWIW, the current prices for my car in the southern Ontario Canada market are ~C$8,000 retail, ~C$5,900 wholesale. But...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By rdl
All the comments above are good advice. ...

All the comments above are good advice.

Here's a summary of my experience as you requested.

I bought the 2003 530 in 2010 with 70k miles. I now have 130k miles.

I've DIY'd everything except...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-21-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By rdl
Everything pudl described is correct. But be...

Everything pudl described is correct.

But be prepared that the adjusters aren't perfectly vertical and horizontal. The vertical adjuster is slanted about 11:30 o'clock to 5:30 o'clock (1:30 to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By rdl
This is puzzling. My 2003 530 has automatic...

This is puzzling. My 2003 530 has automatic lights & high beam control works in the auto position just fine; both flash and full time high beams.

And as far as the fog lights are concerned - no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 505
Posted By rdl
Same here regards the keypad, outside access I...

Same here regards the keypad, outside access I assume you mean, & mine is rolling code. The battery operated, radio keypads can be rolling code too. Although you may have a wired outdoor keypad....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 505
Posted By rdl
My 2003 was prewired but the plug for the GDO...

My 2003 was prewired but the plug for the GDO remote was pushed well back in the roof trim and difficult to find. I never found a tag anywhere to indicate it was prewired for a GDO remote.

I found...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By rdl
Could it be the switch? Schematic attached. I...

Could it be the switch? Schematic attached. I can't find any indication of which side controls turn signal & which the high beam. But it should be easy to work out if both work correctly by checking...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By rdl
They won't fill. The centerbore is different. ...

They won't fill. The centerbore is different.

See the attached image, which was scrounged from a QSilver7 post.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 54,218
Posted By rdl
The symptoms are conflicting for either t-stat or...

The symptoms are conflicting for either t-stat or temp sensor. An operating range of 65C to 82C is much larger than expected which suggests a sticky t-stat. Yet aux fan on at an indicated 84C from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By rdl
Almost certainly fuse 53, which is in the trunk...

Almost certainly fuse 53, which is in the trunk fuse block - schematic attached. I notice it is marked in WDS as 5A, rather than 7.5A. Someone likely had it fail before and replaced it with a higher...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By rdl
Did you disturb any of the circuits or modules...

Did you disturb any of the circuits or modules shown in the attached schematics for the key fob (radio) remote?

While not clear from these schematics, the radio remote system gets its signal from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By rdl
Why do you say you're running hot? The gauge,...

Why do you say you're running hot? The gauge, test 7 in the instrument cluster? How hot?

Engine temperature won't be same as the thermostat rating. See the attached link for a description of why....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,806
Posted By rdl
I can recall mine lighting up 3 times. In each...

I can recall mine lighting up 3 times. In each instance, the oil was at or just a bit more than 1 litre low according to the dipstick.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By rdl
See the attached schematic for your car Nothing...

See the attached schematic for your car
Nothing for pin 9?

6 or 7 volts from pins 2, 3 and a red is a bit unclear as to which to which. It could be a case of B+ from a red to fuses on pins 1 &/or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By rdl
Nice to see you're making progress, particularly...

Nice to see you're making progress, particularly the ignition indicator. :)

I googled "IFH-0003: DATATRANSMISSION TO INTERFACE DISTURBED" and found threads with a bunch of useful suggestions....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By rdl
You're likely to have more success here ...

You're likely to have more success here
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?233-Diagnostic-Software
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By rdl
Have you tried the Diagnostic Software forum...

Have you tried the Diagnostic Software forum mentioned in post #2?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 54,218
Posted By rdl
So you don't wish to read all 137 prior posts in...

So you don't wish to read all 137 prior posts in a thread titled "What is the coolant temperature of an E39 (I6 or V8) under normal operating condition," myriad other threads with temperatures...
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