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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 12-17-2013, 11:18 AM
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New Engine Is Installed

OK,,Just got back from a 70 jaunt with the newer engine installed in my 525 Touring. Car pulled great,,good power and great gas mileage. The only Hicup that happened was the Code Thrown when I came back into Town
PO141--=02 Sensor Heater Curcuit Malfunction--Bank 1--Sensor 2

I take it that Bank 1 Sensor 2 means that the 02 Sensor that is giving problems is the Sensor,,After the Catilitic Converter? Is this Correct?

Anyway,,the test drive was great and the car pulled fine,,glad to be setting behind the wheel agai--thanks all,,for the encourgement to keep her going..My wife is beside herself for me not turning the car in and going OFF for more money on a new car--
This One Is Quiet Fine By Me
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:40 PM
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:05 PM
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:32 PM
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Poolman, it could be the sensor however since it was the heater circuit code make sure you have power going to it. It may have a fuse, a relay or the harness could have gotten pinched or damaged in some way during the install. ( it is very easy to do)
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:41 PM
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Wow poolman....that was fast !!! It was just a few days ago I was reading your thread about the untimely demise of the mighty wagon.

So what did you end up doing ? Did you find a "Lightly Used" 530 engine ? Your back on the road again !!!
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:42 PM
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Thanks too all--Skborders--The sensors after the cat's are the OEM that came on the car,,with that said,,I'm hopeing that new ones there will take care of the problem. I will know tomorrow if they will. Hoping that's all the problems that will be forth coming for quiet some time--hate it when the Mrs' rolls her eyes at me that way
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:21 PM
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:00 PM
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Fivedriver--I stayed with the 525 engine--it suposedly has under 60k miles--I didn't want to try the headache of haveing to be working on the car every time the wife wasn't home--in this case everything is plug in and play--thanks too you also Jase007
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:05 PM
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Thanks too all--Skborders--The sensors after the cat's are the OEM that came on the car,,with that said,,I'm hopeing that new ones there will take care of the problem. I will know tomorrow if they will. Hoping that's all the problems that will be forth coming for quiet some time--hate it when the Mrs' rolls her eyes at me that way
It is quite possible it is bad, as a tech, I always try to verify the circuit before I replace a part. If it does not fix it let me know and I can look at the wiring diagram and see what the possible problems can be.
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:51 AM
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The engine purchased came with the intake ,started ,alternator--eveything hooked up except for the cats...The wiring was all there and my Indy just had to plug in the main wiring and that was that..Hope he doesn't have to go back through much getting this right--at this point--I'm setting back smiling so far--this shouldn't be a biggy
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:04 PM
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Sprung a leak--Driving today and Da--m this engine feels real good--parked the car at my office and the low coolent temp comes on---temp sensor is leaking--hope that's all that happens--always a little bit of problems after major surgery.
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:17 PM
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Sprung a leak--Driving today and Da--m this engine feels real good--parked the car at my office and the low coolent temp comes on---temp sensor is leaking--hope that's all that happens--always a little bit of problems after major surgery.
Do yourself a favor and DO NOT tell your wife. I've always believed that if not knowing does not affect the wife but her knowing does, SHE DOESN'T NEED TO KNOW.
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Old 12-18-2013, 05:18 PM
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Time for new VANOS seals.
Congrats Poolman.
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Old 12-18-2013, 05:21 PM
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Just When Did You Meet Her? Seems Like De"Javu all over aging---My Son Let It Slip While Leaving Today To Take The Car Back--I Told Her It Was An 0 Ring Causing The Leak--Really That Is The Problem--But It Just Costs A Bit More
The Way This Engine Is Pulling,,and The Way It Starts Up In 20 Degree Weather,,I'm Thinking It Already Had The Seal Job ---LoL

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Old 12-18-2013, 06:05 PM
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In general, women tend to quit ("dump the car and get a new one").
Men tend to be "fighter" and solve the problem with new engine, so that is the story...

- Fix your temp sensor leak.
- Then you know the "drill", check service records and go for cooling overhaul.
There is nothing worse than a failed cooling component kills your new engine!
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Old 12-18-2013, 06:40 PM
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Thanks CN90--Thought That I had Expressed The Idea Of Making The Cooling System New ,,With The New Engine--My Indy Missed The Point On That,,I'm Not Frouning--I'm HappY---Car Pulls Great--Wife Is The Only One Not Smiling--But She's The One That Made Me Sell The R Code 66 Galaxie---Glad I Did Now--I Have A Son--He Couldn't Handle A 500 HP 530TQ Lead Sled Like That Car Was--Only Car I Ever Owned That Would Out Run The Headlights--But Instead Of Being Out Of Here,,It Ain't Happened Yet--Someone Call A Moderator---LOL
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:32 PM
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OK,80 miles on the car after installing 2 new 02 sensors (after Cat) and new temp level sensor....No Codes Thrown,,,and No Leaks I'sa Smiling---Now the only thing I just found that I need are 2 of the Hood Struts To Hold The Hood Open When It's Raised---LOL always a money pit---Anyone have a good alternative Hood Strut Brand That Won't Finish Emptying My Wallot?
CN90--,,thought that I had Replaced all of the Cooling Parts--just forgot the level sensor--so it's good to go on that part--Knock On Wood

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Old 12-19-2013, 02:11 PM
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poolman -- that's enough labor around the Holidays. You've got Miles to put on your new car !!!

Just saw off a pool cue to prop the hood open until spring time !!!
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Old 12-19-2013, 02:33 PM
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good on u poolman,
i am jealous coz you don't have to deal with the oil catch tank anymore......ha ha
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Time for new VANOS seals.
Congrats Poolman.
THIS WAS A GOOD ONE
BUT WAIT POOLMAN DOESNT KNOW WHAT IS VANOSSSSS
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Old 12-19-2013, 03:17 PM
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