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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By bbabin
engine issue

The 540i is at a BMW engine shop. I'll get the codes, But it's looking like the timing chain snapped and killed the engine. They are going to tear it apart this weekend for a complete diagnostics....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-27-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,487
Posted By bbabin
Lifetime

My tranny lifetime was 171,000 miles. worked great, changed the fluid and made it 98 miles til it quit? My 89 lifetime is 239,000 and still going no fluid change ever? Trans rebuild $3500 easy math....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-27-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,487
Posted By bbabin
Tranny fluid

There must be a reason they put Lifetime and not recommended under transmission fluid in the owners manual?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-26-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,487
Posted By bbabin
Simple fluid change

All I did was drain my fluid, changed the filter and added fluid to the correct level. All was done according to the Bently manual. No flushing!!! My owners manual said lifetime fluid and changing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-26-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By bbabin
Engine noise

I had a noise in my engine, sounded like it was near the oil fill cap area. While driving it the Check engine light came on but continued driving. The light started to flash then shortly after the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,487
Posted By bbabin
Transmission

AAMCO said that when I changed the fluid, I loosened the crap on the interior and it made the valves stick and I toasted it. It took them two tries to get it right. Over a month before it was fixed....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,487
Posted By bbabin
Transmision

I changed the fluid and filter in my 2000 540i (165,000 miles) 200 miles later my transmission quit? $3500 later it's all fixed? Good luck!!! All you need to add fluid is a funnel and a long piece of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By bbabin
Angry E39 Transmision

I changed the fluid in my 2000 540I with Synthetic and a filter. four days later it wouldn't even move. Had it towed to AAMCO, Two weeks later picked it up and made it 100 miles and it was the same...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By bbabin
Thank You

I Think I'll buy them. I checked some listings for wheels for sale and all the 16" and 17" wheels have the same bolt pattern and hub size.
Thanks again
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 53,491
Posted By bbabin
You are unsociable and should keep your opinions...

You are unsociable and should keep your opinions to yourself!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By bbabin
2000 540i wheels

I found some 17" wheels and tires off a 540i on CL and and wanted to know if they would fit a 2000 540i that has stock 16" wheels?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By bbabin
Battery

My battery is original equipment 2000 and still tests good with a battery tester? A replacement aftermarket you will be doing good if you get 3 years. As far as the fuel door, when the car is locked...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By bbabin
Thank you!

Thanks to all! My remote access works once again. My fuel door lock fuse was blown. I replaced it and Initialized my 3 keys and all is well. A special thanks to 528ikid!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By bbabin
Remote initialization

Tried programing my key again! No Luck! The steps I received from BMW are: Open central locking system, (Opened the door with the key). Get in the car and close the door. Switch the ignition to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By bbabin
Remote entry?

I lost remote entry for my 2000 540i and thought maybe I needed a new key, So I bought one and it didn't solve my problem? What would be the next step in troubleshooting this problem? My key works...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-09-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By bbabin
Brad

Hi I'm Brad from Attica, N.Y., USA.
I Have 3 BMWs X3 (wife) 95 525i and a 2000 540i. I have owned BMWs since 1995 when I got tired of low quility Fords and Chevys. Allthough I have a real nice 64...
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