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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By cwpo1
While Depo is based in Taiwan, these headlight...

While Depo is based in Taiwan, these headlight appear to have been manufactured in Germany for Depo. The line below came from the product description from E-Bay. Either way, still a solid product so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 605
Posted By cwpo1
Start with the basics, battery and alternator....

Start with the basics, battery and alternator. Then work your way back. Any loose wires? Made any electrical changes recently? Aftermarket radio? Are fuses blown or just the lights? Any water on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 605
Posted By cwpo1
The positive terminal is on the top of the motor...

The positive terminal is on the top of the motor towards the back. It has a + on the cover. For negative mount to the chasis.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By cwpo1
E39 Xenon Headlight replacement with LED Angel Eyes

I don't know if anyone is looking for replacement headlights, but I just purchased these off of Ebay and installed them yesterday....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,137
Posted By cwpo1
Thanks! I am ordering the 310 this week and I...

Thanks! I am ordering the 310 this week and I will try the calibration in the morning.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,137
Posted By cwpo1
I am looking at the Creator C310 scanner. This...

I am looking at the Creator C310 scanner. This one is a BMW code reader and from what I read it should be able to check codes for the steering angle sensor. It is only $70 on Amazon....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2016, 05:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,137
Posted By cwpo1
The scanner I have will not give me any codes...

The scanner I have will not give me any codes back on the dsc light. Does your 310 give readings back on the dsc?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,137
Posted By cwpo1
DSC Light will not go off

My DSC light has been on for a couple of years now so I imagine it is time to address it. The light came on one day while my wife was driving and has been on ever since. When i push the DSC button...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By cwpo1
I figured it was time to replace the valve...

I figured it was time to replace the valve covers, but I didn't think it would make it smoke. I imagine the CCV would have more to do with the smoke?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By cwpo1
Help!! Car Smoking!!!

My 2003 525i is currently smoking at start and occasionally during the drive. Every now and again a large plume of smoke comes out of the tailpipe. This just started. The events that lead to this are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,355
Posted By cwpo1
I Believe so. My mechanic is actually a german...

I Believe so. My mechanic is actually a german guy and he always uses oem parts. It may have been that all the other parts were changed and it made it stick or something. More pressure on it with new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,355
Posted By cwpo1
finally found out the answer

I finally had to take the car to my usual mechanic. it turns out my 2 year old thermostat had started sticking causing the fluctuation. Replaced thermostat, no problems. ride home temp cruised at 99...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,355
Posted By cwpo1
I am going to try the coolant temp sensor first...

I am going to try the coolant temp sensor first before doing the fan. The fluctuation did not start until after I changed out the radiator, upper and lower hoses, water pump, and belts. Thermostat...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,355
Posted By cwpo1
The final result

You are right on the first count. It turns out there was a blockage in the snake line along the top of the radiator. When I changed out the water pump back in January I put gasket maker around the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,355
Posted By cwpo1
update

I unlocked the obc. temp at idle between 106-109, while driving 111-118 (temp gauge moved at 116), the lower radiator hose was hot to the touch, the upper radiator hose was hot to the touch, when I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,355
Posted By cwpo1
No mods on cooling system. Is this the sensor the...

No mods on cooling system. Is this the sensor the runs the front fan? If so will it give off a code if I scan the system?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,355
Posted By cwpo1
I did the radiator and water pump, sorry I left...

I did the radiator and water pump, sorry I left that out of the post. I did not do the fan clutch/blade. How can you tell anything on the fan clutch?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,355
Posted By cwpo1
I completed the bleed step 1 but when taking the...

I completed the bleed step 1 but when taking the drive the temp gauge continued to fluctuate between 1/2 and 3/4. It even exceeded 3/4 but did not enter the red. When I pulled in the drive way the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,355
Posted By cwpo1
So no bleeding from the bleeder on top of the...

So no bleeding from the bleeder on top of the expansion tank?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,355
Posted By cwpo1
Thanks for all the input. I put it on the ramps...

Thanks for all the input. I put it on the ramps yesterday evening, but I won't have time to do anything until this evening. I went ahead an put it on the ramps so it will be ice cold when I start the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,355
Posted By cwpo1
Post cooling system overhaul/temp gauge fluctuation

I did the cooling system overhaul a couple of months ago (radiator, upper/lower hoses, expansion tank, belts, and thermostat a few months prior). It was just reported to me yesterday that the temp...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,144
Posted By cwpo1
Glad I could help. Make sure you post when you do...

Glad I could help. Make sure you post when you do something to help us non-mechanics!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By cwpo1
and by the way, I did have to take the seats out...

and by the way, I did have to take the seats out to get it done. It was not possible with the seat in....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By cwpo1
What you have does sound like the seat twist. The...

What you have does sound like the seat twist. The seat twist is not always an adequate description. Search this forum for "seat twist" to get the diy. As long your motors are running when you hit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,144
Posted By cwpo1
I did not know it was possible.:dunno: I had...

I did not know it was possible.:dunno: I had already planned to changed out the radiator and the upper/lower hoses anyway.
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