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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 01-21-2016, 11:38 PM
Shainebrucks Shainebrucks is offline
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BMW 2002 530i code and repair help.

I recently was given my grandfathers 02 530i it's does have some problems but it's my dream car and I need help with what to repair. I need to start with the codes that came up today. P1349,P013,P0300,P1353, P1347, P1347,P1351, P1083,P0430, P1086, P1072, P0174, P0113. I also have a ton of other things I could use help with or at least someone's input, but that's to start with. Thanks any input would be helpful.
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Old 01-22-2016, 06:05 AM
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It would help of you could post what the codes are. You'll get answers a lot faster.
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Old 01-22-2016, 08:30 AM
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Best place to start would be to search the forum for each one of those codes and the common ones should come up quite a bit with some good insight.

Just off the top, I think the P0174 points to a vacuum leak as that's what I'm chasing right now. But with that many codes you could have one large thing wreaking havoc... but not sure.
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Old 01-22-2016, 08:45 AM
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How did you get these codes? Were they autozone or do you have your own BMW scanner (creator, torque, etc)? Recommend if you don't have one get one to work through these issues. And don't miss the value of the faq and forum search functions.
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Old 01-22-2016, 11:30 AM
Shainebrucks Shainebrucks is offline
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Sorry I took pictures of each code, i got the scanner off a friend it's not a BMW scanner. My codes were p0113:Misfire detected on low fuel. P0300: Random- multiple misfire. P0430: catalyst system efficiency below threshold bank 2. P0172: bank 1 system too rich. P0174: bank2 system to lean. I've been reading some other threads and I think I'm going to need smoke test done, I'm not sure of a leak though. It doesn't cut off power randomly or idle roughly.
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Old 01-22-2016, 11:42 AM
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Sorry I took pictures of each code, i got the scanner off a friend it's not a BMW scanner. My codes were p0113:Misfire detected on low fuel. P0300: Random- multiple misfire. P0430: catalyst system efficiency below threshold bank 2. P0172: bank 1 system too rich. P0174: bank2 system to lean. I've been reading some other threads and I think I'm going to need smoke test done, I'm not sure of a leak though. It doesn't cut off power randomly or idle roughly.
So you have a couple things to do:
1) get a scanner, there are several recommended on these boards for on the $15 torque for your phone to the $60 creators (Amazon/eBay) or the $300-600 megascanners... Do a scanner sea her and they will all pop. Main thing you want is for it to read BMW modules and codes and graph/display live data.
2) think about a Bentley service manual. Either buy it or get volume 1 off the web. This will help in a lot of the basics.
3) dive in and ask us questions.

So for instance, on those codes I would want to see the fuel trims, O2 sensor performance, and condition of vacuum hoses before going much further. Otherwise you can start throwing parts and experience a black hole in your wallet...
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Old 01-22-2016, 02:05 PM
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Also, just a guess, but given the discrepancies of the codes between bank 1 and bank 2, I'd inspect the DISA valve to make sure it's functioning correctly. It affects the distribution of the fuel/air mixture between the two cylinder banks.
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Old 01-22-2016, 02:48 PM
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It wouldn't be a bad idea to clear all of the codes and see what comes back
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Old 01-22-2016, 02:57 PM
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So you have a couple things to do:
1) get a scanner, there are several recommended on these boards for on the $15 torque for your phone to the $60 creators (Amazon/eBay) or the $300-600 megascanners... Do a scanner sea her and they will all pop. Main thing you want is for it to read BMW modules and codes and graph/display live data.
2) think about a Bentley service manual. Either buy it or get volume 1 off the web. This will help in a lot of the basics.
3) dive in and ask us questions.

So for instance, on those codes I would want to see the fuel trims, O2 sensor performance, and condition of vacuum hoses before going much further. Otherwise you can start throwing parts and experience a black hole in your wallet...
TAB is spot on again.. a scanner is a must with these cars.. biggest issues are airleaks, from the boots just after the maf.. CCV, VCG 02 sensors. low batteries causing electrical issues. cooling issues, expansion tanks, oh and chain guilds on v8.. and vanos issues...

and when you post codes give the defining info with them.. I'm sure you don't want us to look up YOUR codes... just helps things move faster..
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Series E39 Vehicle code DP63 Model 528ITA Engine M52TU
Body type OTHER Catalog model USA Production date 1999 / 06
Transmission Automatic Steering Left Catalyzer YES

Production FROM : 1998/09/01 TO : 1999/08/31

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Old 01-22-2016, 06:17 PM
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So you have a couple things to do:
1) get a scanner, there are several recommended on these boards for on the $15 torque for your phone to the $60 creators (Amazon/eBay) or the $300-600 megascanners... Do a scanner sea her and they will all pop. Main thing you want is for it to read BMW modules and codes and graph/display live data.
2) think about a Bentley service manual. Either buy it or get volume 1 off the web. This will help in a lot of the basics.
3) dive in and ask us questions.

So for instance, on those codes I would want to see the fuel trims, O2 sensor performance, and condition of vacuum hoses before going much further. Otherwise you can start throwing parts and experience a black hole in your wallet...
comparing the torque scanner ($6 for the app, $14 for the elm327 bluetooth) and the creator 310 ( $60) , i have both. if getting just 1, id recommend the creator, the torque reads generic obd, doesnt catch the codes the creator will, as its specific to BMW/MINI
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Old 01-22-2016, 06:42 PM
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agreed.,, i still like to whhhip my phone out and check into the car... so for 20 bucks get both... I back up mine with snapon mgt2500... with that I can command the aux fan on and the disa to engage along with trans solenoids and many others.. it's covers it all..

**why did you emphasize the h so much..*** what are you talking about? ***say wheat thins..** whhheeat thins *** see you did it right there..*** did what?
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Series E39 Vehicle code DP63 Model 528ITA Engine M52TU
Body type OTHER Catalog model USA Production date 1999 / 06
Transmission Automatic Steering Left Catalyzer YES

Production FROM : 1998/09/01 TO : 1999/08/31

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Old 01-22-2016, 08:06 PM
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agreed.,, i still like to whhhip my phone out and check into the car... so for 20 bucks get both... I back up mine with snapon mgt2500... with that I can command the aux fan on and the disa to engage along with trans solenoids and many others.. it's covers it all..

**why did you emphasize the h so much..*** what are you talking about? ***say wheat thins..** whhheeat thins *** see you did it right there..*** did what?
yes i love the convenience of the torque app, i have a mount set up for my tablet, being able to drive down the road eating whhhhheat thins and having set it up to display the functions i need to monitor rocks. havent progressed to anything branded snapon as of yet, i do also have a laptop set up with inpa gt1 ncs etc dedicated to troubleshooting that im just in the early throes of learning.
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:52 PM
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I have the laptop have the cable.. lacking a good version of all that is NOT in german and has all the bells and whhhhistles... LOL
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Series E39 Vehicle code DP63 Model 528ITA Engine M52TU
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Production FROM : 1998/09/01 TO : 1999/08/31
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