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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,115
Posted By Calicoastin
For reference, I checked test # 7 in my unlocked...

For reference, I checked test # 7 in my unlocked high cluster and it read between 100*-106*Celsius during a 40 min drive through streets and highway. Outside temps were around 65*F.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By Calicoastin
There's a nipple,hose that runs from there to the...

There's a nipple,hose that runs from there to the reservoir/expansion tank. Maybe the hose clamp is loose/corroded?

Very easy to check: remove the 2 plastic "rivets" holding the fan shroud; remove...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,115
Posted By Calicoastin
It resets values such as fuel consumption, your...

It resets values such as fuel consumption, your tranny "learning" parameters etc.

What info. are you worried about loosing?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,115
Posted By Calicoastin
This past weekend I had the same issue with my...

This past weekend I had the same issue with my temp gauge. I went out to start the car in the morning, as soon as it turns-on the temp gauge shot past-red.

Looked through the forums and it was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By Calicoastin
Just a bit of warning, I replaced my bleeder...

Just a bit of warning, I replaced my bleeder screw (03 540i) with a brass one last year and fluid would leak just under the head. A few weeks later total failure of the threads on the reservoir tank....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 24,582
Posted By Calicoastin
Resurrecting this thread...:) How do you...

Resurrecting this thread...:)

How do you know how much tension is enough? Do you turn until the belt has no more "flex"?

I have a 540i with the "shock" type tensioner.

Thnx.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-28-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,939
Posted By Calicoastin
Re: On the 9th day of Christmas my e39 got it's mojo back thanks to new O2/MAF Sensor

9/28/13 Update:

I put the front end on ramps and the front Oxygen sensor connectors are not covered. They're held on by a tension ring. I tried for 1 hour to disconnect 1 sensor and it was on too...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,939
Posted By Calicoastin
I don't mean to resurrect an old thread but I...

I don't mean to resurrect an old thread but I don't think my question merits a new thread.

I have a 2003 540i, I tried locating the front O2 sensor connect boxes but I did not see it. Is it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By Calicoastin
Where were the Grounds located? (Battery,...

Where were the Grounds located? (Battery, distribution block..etc.)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,759
Posted By Calicoastin
Maybe Bluemagic headlight lens sealer? I have it...

Maybe Bluemagic headlight lens sealer? I have it but have not applied/used it yet so I can't give a review on it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,163
Posted By Calicoastin
I know this isn't much but it's $1 less (with...

I know this isn't much but it's $1 less (with shipping) from fleabay. Just lookup "maxiscan".
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,650
Posted By Calicoastin
Did you remove the fuel cap in order to de...

Did you remove the fuel cap in order to de pressurerize before removing the FP relay and starting the engine?

I've tried this method on a different car (1996 Impala SS) and got very little fuel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,344
Posted By Calicoastin
I think heat is only necessary if you suspect the...

I think heat is only necessary if you suspect the bolt is seized/rusted on. The expansion will break the seize.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,344
Posted By Calicoastin
I've never removed the jesus bolt, but whenever I...

I've never removed the jesus bolt, but whenever I need to remove a stubborn lug bolt I use the half shaft from my alum. hydraulic jack. It's hollow with about a 1.25" ID and makes removal easy. I...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-26-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,610
Posted By Calicoastin
Honda has the highest insurance rate, right? ...

Honda has the highest insurance rate, right?
Why not Toyota Corolla?
Forum: Off-Topic 06-26-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By Calicoastin
Congrats dude :thumbup:..I'm hoping for twins...

Congrats dude :thumbup:..I'm hoping for twins myself when my wife and I decide to start a family.
Forum: Off-Topic 06-26-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By Calicoastin
If a cop were to park in a handicap stall, I...

If a cop were to park in a handicap stall, I would snap a pic and send it to the local newstation and let them have a day at the circus with it.

You know media loves scandals and what better one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,807
Posted By Calicoastin
Nitrogen?

Nitrogen?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,498
Posted By Calicoastin
Just replaced my rear brake rotors and pads. The...

Just replaced my rear brake rotors and pads. The rotors were stuck/seized on the hub. The parking brake was released btw.

I tried hammering it with a 1lb dead hammer and nothing. I sprayed PB...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Calicoastin
Not trying to be a smart ass but is there gas in...

Not trying to be a smart ass but is there gas in the thank?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-01-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,067
Posted By Calicoastin
I couldn't find the right word at the moment. I...

I couldn't find the right word at the moment. I meant to say a slight whine (ie. gear whine).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,581
Posted By Calicoastin
Solo--- The only good items on that 3M kit...

Solo---

The only good items on that 3M kit is the foam polishing pad, rubbing compound and 3000 grit "soft" sanding disc.
The other grits of sandpaper included will clog up really quick. I ended...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,067
Posted By Calicoastin
Be sure engine is ON when topping fluid up. I...

Be sure engine is ON when topping fluid up. I refilled my trans with the engine OFF and was low about 2 qts.

FYI...Low trans. fluid would give you a momentary howl in 1st and 2nd gear.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By Calicoastin
Check this out: ...

Check this out:

http://www.smogtips.com/failed-high-NO-nitrous-oxide.cfm

I guess if the 530i's don't have an EGR system it could be related to various other sensors, overheating apparently...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By Calicoastin
Bob That's all I needed to know. Thanks.

Bob

That's all I needed to know. Thanks.
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