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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By hawk22
tmvE39/E53/Z32 - THANKS!!!!! I just paid for mine...

tmvE39/E53/Z32 - THANKS!!!!! I just paid for mine to get done and thanks to you I saved about $100. Gotta love Bimmerfest!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 629
Posted By hawk22
Ultimate Bimmer Service

Long story short, the auto trans in my '03 530i started puking fluid one day after a short drive. Towed it home, dropped the pan and it didn't look bad. No metal shavings or parts, etc. So I took the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,311
Posted By hawk22
My fill approach was "low-tech" I used a piece of...

My fill approach was "low-tech" I used a piece of fuel line hose I had in the garage and I stuffed a funnel into the end of it. If you run the hose down the side of the engine to the transmission,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-31-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,954
Posted By hawk22
I had the same issue. 2003 530i 135k Started...

I had the same issue. 2003 530i 135k Started spilling fluid all of a sudden. In my case, it's the torque converter and the transmission pump. (So far) I'm confident that's all that's wrong. I dropped...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By hawk22
You're probably right. So would you attempt to...

You're probably right. So would you attempt to fix the leak (replace the seal), fill with fluid and drive away or do you think disassembly of the transmission is necessary to ensure there's no more...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By hawk22
Very funny Tek! Nice 530.

Very funny Tek! Nice 530.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By hawk22
Junk in my transmission

2003 BMW 530i - automatic trans - 135k

Hey guys. I'm having a problem with my transmission and I wonder if you've seen anything like this (in the pan). My wife took a short drive (about 20 min),...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,564
Posted By hawk22
So has anyone seen the trifecta + trans.failsafe...

So has anyone seen the trifecta + trans.failsafe and the trans.failsafe remains after the ABS module is removed? I'm testing the speed sensors tomorrow. Gotta get a multimeter. Until today, I had...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,637
Posted By hawk22
My bad - didn't read down far enough. Glad you're...

My bad - didn't read down far enough. Glad you're back on the road.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,637
Posted By hawk22
It's a good idea if you haven't done it already...

It's a good idea if you haven't done it already to do exactly that - Cooling system overhaul. Even if you can fix a hose and get back on the road, you can expect something else to go out. I don't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By hawk22
Funny I found this post because I just got back...

Funny I found this post because I just got back from a 250mi road trip in the 530 and enjoyed every minute.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By hawk22
If you don't want to fork over the $20 or $30 for...

If you don't want to fork over the $20 or $30 for the scanner, Autozone will check out the SES codes for free.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-07-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,218
Posted By hawk22
My bad - Sorry for lack of info. I have an '03...

My bad - Sorry for lack of info. I have an '03 530i M54 engine. Thanks for your suggestion.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-06-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,218
Posted By hawk22
reinstalled the air-box, now I'm getting lean code

So last weekend I overhauled the cooling system. It went smoothly with the help of the posts on this forum. After bleeding the system, I drove the car a couple hours to make sure everything was OK...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 12-05-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 77,634
Posted By hawk22
Thanks for the info. Just finished my cooling...

Thanks for the info. Just finished my cooling system overhaul and I had to make this tool to do it. Mine wasn't perfect, but it worked.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 50,614
Posted By hawk22
Thanks cn90! I just finished with my cooling...

Thanks cn90! I just finished with my cooling system overhaul and the info you have provided was great. I couldn't have done it without you.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,714
Posted By hawk22
Just finished up the cooling system and after a 2...

Just finished up the cooling system and after a 2 hour shake-down, I believe I got it right. Thanks for all the info!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,714
Posted By hawk22
@ bluebee - Thanks for the heads-up. I will...

@ bluebee - Thanks for the heads-up. I will definitely heed your warning. The car never ran hot. I saw the leak before I was about to leave. I wish this had happened on Thurs or Fri so I would have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,227
Posted By hawk22
@ TDS - Love the wheels on your ride. Are these...

@ TDS - Love the wheels on your ride. Are these from the newer 5 series?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,714
Posted By hawk22
definitely check the cooling system. Just got my...

definitely check the cooling system. Just got my '03 530i a month ago and my water pump is leaking like there's no tomorrow. I wish I had known about that before I bought it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,576
Posted By hawk22
Well I've had my 530i for about a month (114k mi)...

Well I've had my 530i for about a month (114k mi) and my water pump is now leaking like there's no tomorrow. I'm debating whether to do it myself or not and this thread has been extremely helpful in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By hawk22
Thanks guys!

Thanks guys!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-02-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By hawk22
oil Light

So I changed the oil in my 530i a couple weeks ago and refilled with 6 qts if oil. For the next few days, the oil level indicator came on saying I need more oil. I checked in the manual and it said I...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-26-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 216,631
Posted By hawk22
Hey guys. I just got my first BMW (E39) 2 weeks...

Hey guys. I just got my first BMW (E39) 2 weeks ago and I'm new to the forum. Looking forward to getting to know my car through you guys.
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