Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 957
Search took 3.35 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: rdl
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By rdl
You can look up the part # on realOEM.com then...

You can look up the part # on realOEM.com then use http://www.furiousmethod.com/ to find prices.

The pocket simply pulls out out of the surounding trim. Get your fingers inside the edges and pull...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By rdl
Not be an obnoxious scold, rather a heads up to...

Not be an obnoxious scold, rather a heads up to others.

When inspecting a potential purchase, one should check that all warning lights in the cluster do illuminate with key in the "run" position...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By rdl
You will not find any concensus on whether or not...

You will not find any concensus on whether or not change ATF and if so at what mileage. I think that one of the reasons for the range of opinions is that several transmisisons with widely different...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 280
Posted By rdl
12.6V with engine off would be OK. But 12.6V with...

12.6V with engine off would be OK. But 12.6V with engine running, even at idle, is a problem - even though it recovers to 13+V at increased RPM.
Battery light on even momentarily with engine running...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,367
Posted By rdl
If you have the patience to read it, this article...

If you have the patience to read it, this article provides an interesting description of mechanisms by which brakes develop roughness or judder with increasing mileage. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By rdl
It would be safer to leave is connected. If you...

It would be safer to leave is connected. If you disconnect it and start the car, the airbag warning may be set in the instrument cluster. You would then need a specialized diagnostic program to turn...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-10-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By rdl
Yes, the accelerometers are the impact sensors.

Yes, the accelerometers are the impact sensors.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-10-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By rdl
There are MRS (airbag & seatbelt system) sensors...

There are MRS (airbag & seatbelt system) sensors attached to the the cross member under the front seats, under the carpet. The MRS control module beneath the rear of the center console bolted to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-10-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By rdl
Of the trunk lid. Visible with the trunk open,...

Of the trunk lid. Visible with the trunk open, between the body structure and the trunk lid.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-10-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 415
Posted By rdl
Browsing through WDS I found another potential...

Browsing through WDS I found another potential fault that could be worth checking.

The IHKA has an A/C evaporator temperature sensor. It must indicate higher than 3 or 4 *C before compressor...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 415
Posted By rdl
There is no point in waiting for the gauges. Your...

There is no point in waiting for the gauges. Your A/C does at least 30 F* of cooling. So, there is more than enough R134a in the system to enable compressor engagement. Perhaps not a full spec...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By rdl
Yes there is. See this forum for parts lists &...

Yes there is. See this forum for parts lists & DIYs for your particular car.
http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/bluetooth/

I added Bluetooth fully integrated with the radio/DSP/CD changer for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By rdl
You should be aware that Bentley wiring diagrams...

You should be aware that Bentley wiring diagrams have a few errors & omiissons. They are mostly to do with not fully accounting for options that affect which schematic is applicable to a particular...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By rdl
Which indicators are lit: rt, lt or both? And I...

Which indicators are lit: rt, lt or both? And I assume you are refering to the bad bulb warning in the instrument cluster. BTW, a failure of the 3rd brake light illuminates the right rear light...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 415
Posted By rdl
Is there voltage on pin #2? If yes then...

Is there voltage on pin #2?
If yes then continuity to the compressor must be the issue.
If no, and your scanning is saying that A/C is commanded on then the pressure sensor & its circuit looks to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 415
Posted By rdl
Ermagerd I see your point that the A/C...

Ermagerd

I see your point that the A/C cooling does in fact work; a 30*F temp drop indicates a system with a sufficient charge to function.

Some other suggestions to check

A) check for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,186
Posted By rdl
On the I6 engines, well M54 at least, the engine...

On the I6 engines, well M54 at least, the engine coolant temp sensor is at the rear of the engine. On the M54 (M52TU also, I think) there is an electrical plug on the thermostat. But that is used for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By rdl
There are two pumps in the ABS/DSC system. The...

There are two pumps in the ABS/DSC system. The precharge pump is on the left shock tower. The return pump integrated with ABS/DSC module.
Which pump is supposed to have failed?

It sounds as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,367
Posted By rdl
I don't think one can do so definitively. But one...

I don't think one can do so definitively. But one should keep in mind that if there is BFV in a front wheel there will be some steering wheel shimmy. However, steering wheel shimmy does not mean that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,367
Posted By rdl
First, keep in mind that a bad brake problem can...

First, keep in mind that a bad brake problem can shake the car so badly that it become difficult to determine if the pedal is pulsing or vibrating with the rest of the car.

Brake pedal pulsing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,367
Posted By rdl
I don't believe one can reliably check thrust arm...

I don't believe one can reliably check thrust arm bushings to eliminate them as suspect.

I had at least one fail yet visual inspection and push/pull by hand and pry bar found no difference side to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By rdl
You could use a thin magnet to fish the screws...

You could use a thin magnet to fish the screws out. Or, use a small screwdrive with a magnet held on the metal shaft. Or, get a magnetizer and magnetize the screw driver (semi)permanently.

There...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 653
Posted By rdl
Actually it isn't a great force that causes...

Actually it isn't a great force that causes springs to break. The failure mechanism is fatigue fracture. A microscopic crack starts, usually at the surface, and then grows with each flexure. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By rdl
Good point. And mine always are. :D

Good point. And mine always are. :D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By rdl
It didn't appear to be butyl. The bead strips...

It didn't appear to be butyl. The bead strips were quite hard, although somewhat pliable. One could barely make an fingernail indent. When I bent a strip over double it broke cleanly, which I believe...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 957

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms