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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,921
Posted By bmwbmc
Can you get a code reading? From my (limited)...

Can you get a code reading? From my (limited) experience, a faulty crank position sensor would give a fault code but no check engine light. At the time my car was cranking but no joy, it turned out i...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,483
Posted By bmwbmc
can't help you much but thanks to bluebee's hard...

can't help you much but thanks to bluebee's hard work and all the other forum members we have this:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5804284&postcount=15
Maybe it'll help you trace...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,128
Posted By bmwbmc
It looks like the car has been sitting for a...

It looks like the car has been sitting for a while (all those leaves behind the filters). If that's the case, for how long? Also there's a cracked hose going to the emissions valve?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,068
Posted By bmwbmc
E39 is one of the best cars ever made, imo. But...

E39 is one of the best cars ever made, imo. But reliability comes only with preventive maintenance and for that the info on the forum here is priceless.
I would stick to a car that has full service...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,975
Posted By bmwbmc
Thinking about tinting the rear window and rear...

Thinking about tinting the rear window and rear sides on my black 520i but i don't particularly like the idea of having a car half tinted. Don't know what the law says over there, but here on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By bmwbmc
that sucks! sorry to see that:tsk:

that sucks! sorry to see that:tsk:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By bmwbmc
I just changed my ambient temperature sensor a...

I just changed my ambient temperature sensor a few days ago. I was missing the splash guard where the sensor normally goes and was hanging by the connecting wires after i hit a bump on the road,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By bmwbmc
The canister is located behind the left-hand rear...

The canister is located behind the left-hand rear wheel arch liner.
For a '02 525i auto i think is #11 on this realoem diagram:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,250
Posted By bmwbmc
I should ask my GF. Whenever something's wrong...

I should ask my GF. Whenever something's wrong she throws a "code" at me and i'm supposed to find out the cause of the problem and fix it. :tsk:
Apparently it shows her how much i care.
The thing...
Forum: X4 F26 (On Sale 2014) 10-01-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,554
Posted By bmwbmc
I don't like where BMW is heading lately. Too...

I don't like where BMW is heading lately. Too much crossover between the models. I agree with sigma95, it's not as easy anymore to differentiate the 5 and 7 series and i would go as far as to say...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,692
Posted By bmwbmc
I had the same probl with my 520i auto and i had...

I had the same probl with my 520i auto and i had to replace both camshaft and crankshaft position sensors. Any chance to get a code read?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 95,908
Posted By bmwbmc
As i suspected, there were a couple of wires...

As i suspected, there were a couple of wires starting to break on my '03 520i.
And by the way, it's a black one!:D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,558
Posted By bmwbmc
As NYGBimmer said, an easy fix. You can see a...

As NYGBimmer said, an easy fix.
You can see a huge crack in the elbow hose. I replaced it with a new one from BMW(they are cheap enough) and it seems my probl is gone.
It was a bit difficult to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,558
Posted By bmwbmc
Well what do you know?! The same think i found...

Well what do you know?! The same think i found this morning on mine. The hole is huge so i'll have it replaced as soon as i get the new one. Hope that will sort out my problems.
Thanks for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,558
Posted By bmwbmc
Did you get a fault code? I have the same hissing...

Did you get a fault code? I have the same hissing sound, and the CEL on.
I hooked up the PA Soft (the only tool i have) and got a few codes, two for misfire in cyl 4 and 5, two for system too rich...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By bmwbmc
My '03 520i has the same one. The first button is...

My '03 520i has the same one. The first button is for closed air circuit, the one under it is the aircon, the one under that is the rear window defrost. As for the dials, the first one (starting from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 95,908
Posted By bmwbmc
I am curious as to where the stress point is on...

I am curious as to where the stress point is on these wires?
I get the sporadic brake lights warning on board right after ignition and goes away after a few seconds. The light bulbs were working...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 11-29-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,888
Posted By bmwbmc
Seems like something from Nascar to me. Maybe is...

Seems like something from Nascar to me. Maybe is the camouflage.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By bmwbmc
Forgot to put an end to the story...sorry. Put...

Forgot to put an end to the story...sorry.
Put it back in, no probl, everything went back to normal. Succes!!!
Thank you for your help.
Forum: Off-Topic 07-30-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,436
Posted By bmwbmc
I remember seeing a documentary a few years ago...

I remember seeing a documentary a few years ago on Discovery Channel about the german roads and highways. There were people from places like Puertorico that brought their Porsches to enjoy the...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 04-16-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,355
Posted By bmwbmc
Oh well, i can accept that Toyota's cars are...

Oh well, i can accept that Toyota's cars are reliable, but is the "Ultimate Driving Machine" we're talking about here. Sure, is ok when you need a cheap, practical, no thrills car for ex to do some...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-14-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,426
Posted By bmwbmc
+1 Led Zep :thumbup: Add a bit of ZZ TOP- My...

+1 Led Zep :thumbup:
Add a bit of ZZ TOP- My Head's in Mississippi (damn that's a long word:D)
Rory Gallagher-Moon Child
U2- Where The Streets Have No Name-Live in Boston
Guns N' Roses - Welcome...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By bmwbmc
Congrats for your purchase!:thumbup: I'm...

Congrats for your purchase!:thumbup:
I'm planning to trade up from my 520i to a 530d next year (woking hard to get funds:D) and hope that will bring me that much closer to my dream car-the mighty...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,574
Posted By bmwbmc
At the moment the insurance price has gone down...

At the moment the insurance price has gone down quite a bit, but a few years ago (2002-2007) it use to be crazy. There was a lot of money around so everything was ballooned to the max and that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,414
Posted By bmwbmc
Damn!!! One of the few questions i would have had...

Damn!!! One of the few questions i would have had something to answer to and you fixed it already...:tsk:
Just kidding :D.
Glad you solved it.
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