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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 07:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,528
Posted By rdl
Actually I think it tastes somewhat sweet :rofl:...

Actually I think it tastes somewhat sweet :rofl: But it sure isn't healthy to drink.

Two methods come to mind without dumping coolant.

A turkey baster to suck out of the expansion tank. Perhaps...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By rdl
Just a bit of clarification to someone new to the...

Just a bit of clarification to someone new to the forum
EDIT: Oops, I didn't mean edjack is new here :rofl:

By generic OBD-II, edjack means the legally required diagnostic trouble codes (DTC)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,564
Posted By rdl
My experience agrees with HTK12. When I...

My experience agrees with HTK12.

When I bought my 530i 4 years ago the hand brake was so weak I could drive off with it engaged and not notice except for the warning light in the instrument...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,528
Posted By rdl
Many people have reported problems with the Behr...

Many people have reported problems with the Behr expansion tank, and other brands too for that matter. The accepted wisdom is that BMW branded is the only one certain to be problem free.
You can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By rdl
The beep and light flash when locking and...

The beep and light flash when locking and unlocking the doors is an option in the general module. The norm, for North American cars at least, is "enabled." The dealer can change the option or you and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,528
Posted By rdl
Overheating can be a result of insufficient...

Overheating can be a result of insufficient cooling in the radiator or insufficient coolant flow rate through the radiator or a combination of both.

Based on the symptoms described I'd check lower...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,528
Posted By rdl
With respect, this is simply not accurate. For...

With respect, this is simply not accurate.
For instance, consider that the classic, virtually the only, cause of an engine failing to reach normal operating temperature is a thermostat stuck open....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,043
Posted By rdl
INPA has a status screen reporting oil...

INPA has a status screen reporting oil temperature on my M54 I6 engine. I recall reading somewhere that it's used to determine when to begin VANOS activation, or how well it can be expected to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,043
Posted By rdl
I'm a dumkopf! Please ignore my post 14...

I'm a dumkopf! Please ignore my post 14 suggesting a horn relay as suitable for the DIY.

It does have the snubber installed but I overlooked the ability to wire relays NO or NC as indicated in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By rdl
It is from RealOEM ...

It is from RealOEM
www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DT63&mospid=47587&btnr=61_3992&hg=61&fg=36

I've noticed that images and details in RealOEM have changed recently.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By rdl
Pull the relay. Then check voltages and grounds...

Pull the relay. Then check voltages and grounds on the plug as follows:

pin #4 for 85 on relay -> grounded when horn pad pushed, open circuit when horn pad released
Pin #6 for 86 on relay -> B+...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By rdl
Reading the wiring diagrams I can't see any...

Reading the wiring diagrams I can't see any switching device that would disable the horn circuit in the clockspring.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,043
Posted By rdl
In post #1 PDF I describe the need for a snubber...

In post #1 PDF I describe the need for a snubber in the relay and suggest a method to add one to a generic relay. I've since stumbled across a schematic indicating the horn relay has a snubber diode...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By rdl
WDS horn wiring diagrams for build dates...

WDS horn wiring diagrams for build dates corresponding to your MY 2000.

As you see, F38 provides voltage for the relay control side. F3 provides power for the horns through the relay's switched...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By rdl
Perhaps the rear ball joint? See this link ...

Perhaps the rear ball joint?
See this link
http://www.beisansystems.com/procedures/swing_arm_ball_joints_procedure.htm

Read the Symptoms and Diagnosis section to confirm, or not, if this is your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,104
Posted By rdl
Taking a sticky brake as the prime suspect, there...

Taking a sticky brake as the prime suspect, there are some possibilities that I don't recall being covered.

Has the brake hose been replaced? They can fail internally in a way that they become...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By rdl
When all else fails, there is a method to drill a...

When all else fails, there is a method to drill a hole behind the rear licence plate for access to the latch mechanism so you can release it.

Search ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 858
Posted By rdl
Yeah, Volvo's of that era were practically...

Yeah, Volvo's of that era were practically bulletproof. I did say my two had attractions other than beauty. :D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By rdl
Every bad CV joint I've ever heard produced a...

Every bad CV joint I've ever heard produced a series of click, snaps or bangs as they rotate. I've never heard one that could be described as a creek.

And I've never heard of repairing or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
Posted By rdl
Bad VANOS piston seals are a possibility. Also...

Bad VANOS piston seals are a possibility.
Also possible is the valve spool operated by the solenoid. Or the helical manipulated by the VANOS piston.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 858
Posted By rdl
Well they weren't pretty, but I can think of some...

Well they weren't pretty, but I can think of some uglier ones!

As mentioned above, I had a couple of those Volvo's. They were great cars for me. I tried to compensate for the car's plain looks by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 858
Posted By rdl
Thanks very much for the suggestions. I used...

Thanks very much for the suggestions.

I used to be a Volvo nut in the late '70s through the '80s: a "breathed-on" '72 242 and then a stock 264. I would have given my eye teeth for a nice 2002tii,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 321
Posted By rdl
In addition, at least for my M54 engine, there is...

In addition, at least for my M54 engine, there is no vacuum/pressure sensor. So no possibility that a vacuum signal is being sent to the instrument cluster.
And I can confirm that there is no vacuum...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 858
Posted By rdl
Anyone also a Volvo enthusiast?

I've seen the occasional comment here from people also active in Volvo forums. My brother just bought an XC90. He's found some forums but looking for better.

Can anyone suggest a Volvo forum or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
Posted By rdl
Perhaps these links will help ...

Perhaps these links will help

http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/vanos
http://www.beisansystems.com/procedures/index.html
http://www.beisansystems.com/procedures/vanos_single_procedure.htm
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