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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,321
Posted By idp@skypro.be
I use European Mobil 1 0W40 with no problems on...

I use European Mobil 1 0W40 with no problems on my 540i, the same as my Porsche 911 3.2. Very happy.
Ian
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,620
Posted By idp@skypro.be
Yes, mine was one of the rear ABS sensors. Ian

Yes, mine was one of the rear ABS sensors.
Ian
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,367
Posted By idp@skypro.be
Mine on a 540 touring was the power steering...

Mine on a 540 touring was the power steering pump. A bolt had fallen out at the front of the pump, causing the remaining front mounting to fracture.
Ian
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By idp@skypro.be
Mine was the ignition switch. Ian

Mine was the ignition switch.
Ian
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By idp@skypro.be
Agree, I replaced my Michelins with Contis, which...

Agree, I replaced my Michelins with Contis, which are much quieter. on my 540 touring. Good move.
Ian
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By idp@skypro.be
No oil spewing, but my 540i had similar symptoms...

No oil spewing, but my 540i had similar symptoms due to a faulty ignotion switch - quite common, and cheap to replace.
Ian
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,374
Posted By idp@skypro.be
Yes, after driving many more Km, and asking...

Yes, after driving many more Km, and asking dealers to check the bearings it did not worsen. Replacement of my Michelins with Contis the noise completky disappeared, still good after 20000 Km!
Ian
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,949
Posted By idp@skypro.be
Mine was just the same, Cured! Ian

Mine was just the same, Cured!
Ian
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By idp@skypro.be
Yes, normal, due to unmetered air going through...

Yes, normal, due to unmetered air going through the breather system.
Ian
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,258
Posted By idp@skypro.be
Mine did this . One factor is the temperature of...

Mine did this . One factor is the temperature of the transmission fluid. If the temperature is too high upward changes are inhibited to allow the oil pump to circulate through the oil cooler. Mine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,101
Posted By idp@skypro.be
Mine was the ignition switch. Ian

Mine was the ignition switch.
Ian
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By idp@skypro.be
Is the weather hot when it does this? If the...

Is the weather hot when it does this? If the gearbox oil gets too hot changes upwards are apparently inhibited to allow the gearbox oil pump to maintain high flow rates through the oil cooler. Check...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,623
Posted By idp@skypro.be
My 540i is built by really good engineers, it now...

My 540i is built by really good engineers, it now has 245000km, and seems to be built for at least 500.000. It will not last this long unless the engine and transmission oils are changed more...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 63,809
Posted By idp@skypro.be
Yes they do break, but replaced they adjust the...

Yes they do break, but replaced they adjust the low Xenon and high QI beams at the same time. Do it with the engine running, then the auto system corrects for load. I find it difficult to understand...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By idp@skypro.be
I agree with all the checks on the MAF etc, but...

I agree with all the checks on the MAF etc, but my 540i responded from the same symptoms when I replaced the viscous coupling on the fan and the auxilary (electric) fan in front of the radiator. It...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,328
Posted By idp@skypro.be
My 540iT seems to use the adaptive programme when...

My 540iT seems to use the adaptive programme when I drive fast on roads with bends and hills, it refuses to change up even in manual mode up until about 4200 rpm for sometime afterwards. How can I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,623
Posted By idp@skypro.be
On my 540i Touring, I observed a lot of sludge,...

On my 540i Touring, I observed a lot of sludge, and started to change the oil myself, rather then the dealer. The first 2 filters I changed were very dirty, after 3 changes using an OEM filter and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By idp@skypro.be
Thanks, very useful. I plan to change my front...

Thanks, very useful. I plan to change my front strut inserts next week using Bilsteins.
Ian
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,039
Posted By idp@skypro.be
The "pusher fan" also has a role in cooling the...

The "pusher fan" also has a role in cooling the auto transmission oil cooler - leading to low gear being held automatically when the ATF gets too hot.
Ian
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,979
Posted By idp@skypro.be
You do not mention the speed. I had a much...

You do not mention the speed. I had a much investigated rumbling sound at less than 50 km per hour, which finally disappeared when I replaced my Michelin tyres with Contis. Try under and over...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By idp@skypro.be
I have a 540 touring with self levelling...

I have a 540 touring with self levelling suspension. My leak was from a fluid filled sub frame bushing.
Ian
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 955
Posted By idp@skypro.be
Mine w

Mine w
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,217
Posted By idp@skypro.be
My 540 has 240000 km, I changed to Mobil1 0/40,...

My 540 has 240000 km, I changed to Mobil1 0/40, which I use in my 3.2 911. Perfect, no leaks and zero consumption. Is the Euro oil different to the US product?
Ian
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,877
Posted By idp@skypro.be
Yes I have a ZF box, it makes sense to drop the...

Yes I have a ZF box, it makes sense to drop the sump and change the filter as well every 50000 km. Metallic particles stick to the solenoid tips and will evntually cause failure.
Ian
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,980
Posted By idp@skypro.be
My original BMW carphone has failed for the...

My original BMW carphone has failed for the second time. What is the best option?
Thanks
Ian
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