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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2017, 03:13 PM
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Posted By Reeds 540
Update #2. I gave up and took the 540 to a good...

Update #2. I gave up and took the 540 to a good BMW mechanic. He left a message that the root problem is intake manifold gaskets. I told him the codes I got, but to get the car there I had to erase...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Reeds 540
Also did you do the alternator yourself? Big job?...

Also did you do the alternator yourself? Big job?

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Reeds 540
Battery is only a couple years old, but I haven't...

Battery is only a couple years old, but I haven't done anything with alternator, did you get get any diagnostic codes when you had the problems?

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Reeds 540
Failsafe mode second time update

I just had a chance to look at codes for my second failsafe mode. Both happened within yards of each other 5-7 minutes from my house. Didn't get the same code this time the only stored code was P0011...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By Reeds 540
Thank you, I'm a little concerned that I may have...

Thank you, I'm a little concerned that I may have damaged it. It's been a couple months, but I did have throttle body out to clean it, and did work it manually in the process.

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By Reeds 540
After reading other posts, I will check and clean...

After reading other posts, I will check and clean connections to the throttle body. And look at the rest of that part of the harness. I also read about resetting the TPS. I previously disconnected...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2017, 03:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By Reeds 540
2nd time! Engine failsafe mode after 5-7 minutes P1638

Thought it was fixed test drove around block code did not come back. Then, this morning again, about 5 minutes into my drive to work, goes from running perfectly to fail safe mode with engine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Reeds 540
I didn't trust my scanner to clear everything so...

I didn't trust my scanner to clear everything so disconnected the battery. That fixed the idle, haven't driven it much, but the 1638 didn't come back right away. Now, if I could just find the vacuum...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Reeds 540
Major trans coolant line leak- Failsafe -repaired lines Next?

So I had just left the house, car started shifting funny, then not at all, and read out engine failsafe mode, was able to restart turn around and limp to house (less than mile). Rubber hose section...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 35,395
Posted By Reeds 540
I would caution anyone about castrol Multi...

I would caution anyone about castrol Multi vehicle. Verify on the back of the bottle, the bottles I viewed and the product data on castrol website doesn't mention LT71141. There is mention of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By Reeds 540
I appreciate it, I will just keep driving it,...

I appreciate it, I will just keep driving it, starting back to work tomorrow and it may be a couple weeks , I don't think I'm hurting the engine by driving it. I am concerned about getting to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By Reeds 540
Unfortunately I don't know, I am a DIY mechanic,...

Unfortunately I don't know, I am a DIY mechanic, getting better but don't have a pressure gage. If they aren't expensive I can get one and learn to use, but if it is a fuel pressure issue, I don't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By Reeds 540
I sealed the intake bellow outlet to be sure it...

I sealed the intake bellow outlet to be sure it wasn't the source of the leak. I'm not disagreeing with you, and I appreciate your advice. But I could spend several hundred dollars or more (even if I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By Reeds 540
Vacuum leak tried everything and can't find it

Smoked till I'm blue in the face. Cigar, then Smoke bombs (4 tries), Sealed pipes to intake, throttle propped open, tried with and without using squirt of air to force smoke in. Nothing. Car is cold,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2017, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Reeds 540
Many thanks for the input. I have never dealt...

Many thanks for the input. I have never dealt with a more confusing issue. To summarize, The color of the label on the bottom of the transmission means nothing, the part number it lists is what is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Reeds 540
still confused

The part number associated with the 'Green tag' on the bottom of the transmission is not the number referenced in the green tag part number in Bluebee's post, the part number on my Green tag matches...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Reeds 540
2000 540I Did I get an odd one? Transmission ID

I have been trying to verify The correct trans fluid after adding what I thought was the wrong one. Transmission has Green label, but the part # 83229407807 matches the Black label Transmission part...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Reeds 540
Thanks for the help, going to start a new post-...

Thanks for the help, going to start a new post- this is weird.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Reeds 540
Is the part number on the green tag, or do I look...

Is the part number on the green tag, or do I look it up somewhere else.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Reeds 540
Wrong transmission fluid, what next

I was researching ATF fluid because I have to fix leaks in lower hoses and needed to add fluid. I had replaced the transmission filter and fluid (Didn't do flush, as I have 160k on transmission and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2017, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By Reeds 540
my only coolant line leaks are in the fittings...

my only coolant line leaks are in the fittings transferring from metal to hose. On my 540 all 4 of the hose ends are easily accessible (one of the few parts that are). Can I just cut off the metal...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,378
Posted By Reeds 540
really sounds like loose pos at starter or bad...

really sounds like loose pos at starter or bad ground to engine . Also thought there was a fuse link for main pos to starter back by battery.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Reeds 540
thanks, at least that seems to confirm that the...

thanks, at least that seems to confirm that the ground wire was probably melted from the outside not inside. but still weird that the ground was the only one damaged. the little tube thing really has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Reeds 540
Need info on this wiring on transmission

I was working under my 540 and noticed what looked like a repair. After removing tape and covering, it appears the brown wire (ground?) had overheated at some time, was repaired with liquid tape and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By Reeds 540
Thanks , I remember talking with you before. I...

Thanks , I remember talking with you before. I replaced the front intake and throttle body gaskets, just not the back one. Thanks for the advice, I'm going out to get a cigar. (I will finish it...
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