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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By doru
Don't start with the assumption "what can go...

Don't start with the assumption "what can go wrong with the car", but better try to find out what has been serviced and more importantly what has NOT been serviced.
These are great machines, which,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 524
Posted By doru
Some info here...

Some info here (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=611679&highlight=spoiler).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By doru
That bolt & wire is NOT O.E.M. You might have...

That bolt & wire is NOT O.E.M.
You might have to trace it down, see where it goes.
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 09-15-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By doru
Problem solved. I pulled the 2 OBD fuses to check...

Problem solved. I pulled the 2 OBD fuses to check them, they were good. After I put them back, the GT1 suddenly started to work. Probably a bad connection on one of the fuses. Hope this will help...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By doru
Problem solved. I pulled the 2 OBD fuses to check...

Problem solved. I pulled the 2 OBD fuses to check them, they were good. After I put them back, the GT1 suddenly started to work. Probably a bad connection on one of the fuses. Hope this will help...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By doru
OBD II not recognized? SOLVED

Hi folks.
I have a Peake scanner (for quick scans) and the GT1 & INPA laptop, both scanners working flawlessly on my e53 & e39, as well as on some of my friends BMW's, different models.
the problem...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By doru
The heater core acts like a 2nd radiator if you...

The heater core acts like a 2nd radiator if you will. So if you set the cabin temp to max, it will open wide the heater core, cooling the engine even more.
With the temp set all the way to cool,...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 09-15-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By doru
OBD II not recognized? SOLVED

Hi folks.
I have a Peake scanner (for quick scans) and the GT1 & INPA laptop, both scanners working flawlessly on my e53 & e39, as well as on some of my friends BMW's, different models.
the problem...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By doru
I haven't the M62 engine, I have a N62 engine...

I haven't the M62 engine, I have a N62 engine which is slightly different than yours (but just did both upper timing gaskets).
Looking at realoem, I can see that the cover is held in place by 5...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By doru
Is the solenoid valve off? (maybe a stupid...

Is the solenoid valve off? (maybe a stupid question)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By doru
You have to be 100% sure that the valve of your...

You have to be 100% sure that the valve of your exp tank cap is faulty, or the fact that your coolant temp is too high.
That valve is set to 2 bar, which is very high. It should hold. I have the GAS...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 354
Posted By doru
......and someone who can re-code. But you need...

......and someone who can re-code. But you need the correct modules.

In the end it's much cheaper to just buy the ///M and be done with it. And the conversion hasn't been done "plenty". It's a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By doru
The pressure in the cooling system is dictated by...

The pressure in the cooling system is dictated by temp of coolant. Just monitor the OBC temp with & without AC on, and you will know.
AFAIK, once the AC is on, the pusher fan will also start for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By doru
You have to bleed with engine off. Then, once the...

You have to bleed with engine off. Then, once the level on the dipstick is right, close the vent screws and turn the engine on, drive for a couple blocks. Then check the level again. Do that, then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By doru
So you had that noise, but never bothered to take...

So you had that noise, but never bothered to take the wheel off, and check what actually happens? Then ask the question on the forum?
Could be anything from a stuck pebble, to unrelated speed sensor...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By doru
On the 2001-2003 models, Test #9 when running...

On the 2001-2003 models, Test #9 when running shows a tad lower than previous models (people whit that year report around 14 - 14.2 V). Usually 13.8V steady. 13.4V is a tad on the low side.

That...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 346
Posted By doru
It will give only 1 (one) reading of the probe,...

It will give only 1 (one) reading of the probe, not both.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 346
Posted By doru
I believe that is the dual temp sensor. To...

I believe that is the dual temp sensor.
To check it out, you need to do some live tests - with INPA or GT1. You will see the temp read by both probes. If there's a huge mismatch, then the sensor is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By doru
It's easy to spot one (there are also very, very...

It's easy to spot one (there are also very, very nice examples with the same N62 engine, that exhibit the same 2 issues, that can be had cheap: 645, 650, 545, 550 and the 7 series - just food for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By doru
Alex, just go and test drive one. The 3.0 engine...

Alex, just go and test drive one. The 3.0 engine feels OK at lower speeds, but if you need to stomp on the gas pedal, you will feel it struggles.
The 4.4 or 4.8 have plenty of grunt, and you will be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 346
Posted By doru
Take also a close look at both VCG's - you will...

Take also a close look at both VCG's - you will need a mirror and a good light source. if the seal starts going, it will induce a minor vacuum leak, enough to cause the vibration, but not big enough...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 346
Posted By doru
It's pretty hard to diagnose over the net a low...

It's pretty hard to diagnose over the net a low rpm vibration, but let's try.
How do feel it? Is it in the steering wheel?, Is it in the seat? Do you feel it in the pedals? Is it the whole car?
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By doru
That e53 is a pretty solid car. I like the way it...

That e53 is a pretty solid car. I like the way it looks - each has it's own taste. The 4.4 has plenty of power. The 4.8, as the displacement implies has more. It also comes with more features than...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 346
Posted By doru
Is it doing with cold or warm engine? Where the...

Is it doing with cold or warm engine?
Where the sparkplugs changed?
Is it a rocking vibration, or more like a buzzing one?
And what they said: read the codes
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By doru
Bluebee you should buy an X5.....

.....e53 with the 4.4 engine, then hop over on the Xoutpost. You will have fun.
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