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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 18,897
Posted By 4thBMW
Nice seat job...

i have a new BMW drivers seat foam I need to install. Just replaced calipers and did the rotors/ pads..new throttle body
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,800
Posted By 4thBMW
Rattle

I don't recall a stock spec. OE engine coolant OR transmission coolant thermostat rattling out of the box . I'd e-mail the vendor and ask..They may say test it in hot water or just send you another...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 200,321
Posted By 4thBMW
Automatic transmission fluid changes...

Wow, I like hearing that...The only thing that "fools' my ZF w/ the sport 3.14 that locks up in 1st/ sport mode is I usually drive around town for gas mileage and let it memorize just slowly reeving...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,800
Posted By 4thBMW
Auto trans. thermostat

That 540 V8 plastic thermostat is simple. It has a metal part that expands when temp. rises and opens the valve, and modulates with temperature. So, take off your (attached to aluminum cooler) and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 200,321
Posted By 4thBMW
What type of ZF autobox fluid I used last 10+ years ?

I was looking today at the last dump and filter change which was last march, 2019 at 152,300 mi. I'm coming up on 161K now and usually take advantage of cold weather (Florida) to properly do a trans...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By 4thBMW
I found this car interesting...in passing, apart from price.

>> https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-540-4-4i-Sport-Touring-MANUAL/202728686809
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,800
Posted By 4thBMW
Speaking of themostats on that 540i

Last time I did most of that above i took off and tested this,that sits atop the transmission cooler: BMW Automatic Transmission Oil Cooler Thermostat - Mahle Behr 17211437772
BMW Automatic...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,727
Posted By 4thBMW
" make large increase in brake peddle feel and so large increase in stopping power"

I've heard of placebo effect....but, this reasoning is wrong. Peddle feel = stoping power??? :mad: The only thing that leads to a firm brake peddle is that all of the braking parts and fluid are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By 4thBMW
Throttle body

Mine was clean when I checked it out, opened it manually and flap shut with key....I'm thinking something got on the interior surfaces when I cleaned it out of the car last. Car runs great now,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By 4thBMW
Engine Fail-safe....Throttle

I was two days from home in North Carolina just before the Hurricane when I went into limp mode...actually it started sputtering overnight on my way up. I cured it with a FBW throttle reset (10 sec)....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,097
Posted By 4thBMW
Front center bumper spoiler....

Rarely seen, especially if you have scrape marks under your E39 ft. bumper....from curb or cement parking barriers. Ditto pulling off what I am replacing: the left / driver's side wheel spoiler and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By 4thBMW
Fuses

With the battery back up to 12v I'm getting continuity signal across that fuse 110 to 6 (red/violet) at the FP realy, No voltage, nothing to socket 2 (30) again from 110 . From fuse 110 seems to be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By 4thBMW
Thanks

Yes, no power into 30 at the K96 relay FP.

I'm recharging the battery now back to 12+v but looked at that fuse 110 under floor. I could not see any current across any of those fuses in that box,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By 4thBMW
Burnig, what did I say just above?....Tell me? Read what I keep saying

Do you know where the 12v lead into the FPR comes from up into the bulkhead? There is no power at the FP Relay to jump jack ****. Plain as I can say it for the 5th time.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By 4thBMW
I put in a new tested pump 2 days ago ....

after this problem occurred. I am not getting power to the pump or the pump 12v connector...I get good signal wires at the connector to the pump. I get NO voltage to the blue/white 12v wire at the FP...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By 4thBMW
It *should* start...

Jim, I've jumped those many times including this morning..I does NOT start when jumped at FP relay (blue / white and violet/red sockets)/ numbered as you said. I used a proper bladed jumper (came out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By 4thBMW
on second thought after looking into that 5-fuse...

on second thought after looking into that 5-fuse holder box....re; E46, that fuel pump is regulated differently for the E39...need more advice. Going to try pulling that fuse holder again and look at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By 4thBMW
Don't know if you saw this >>>

[ >> Jim, I do get 12.4v at the 6 and 8 sockets @ the FP relay, key off and and in pos. 2 with both #31 and #22 fuses in. If I pull out fuse 31 I get 10.3v @ FP relay sockets 8 and 6. If i pull out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By 4thBMW
Well, it went fault happy after the several brief...

Well, it went fault happy after the several brief starts on the spray. Off my Peak I see: A7, fuel pump relay control ; dd, CAN timeout ASCDSC ; 54, Secondary air control circuit; C9, DM-TL heater;...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By 4thBMW
Heya Burning

For grins an giggles, I just went out and gave the air tube a 10 second blast of MAF cleaner spray...hey, It started immediately and ran clean for about 10 seconds before sputtering. Cranked again,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By 4thBMW
OK, crossed the filter inlet piles. No change,...

OK, crossed the filter inlet piles. No change, just cranks. I changed the #31 and # 22 fuses to pump again, separately and just still cranked. No current to the 2 and 6 socket at the pump relay...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By 4thBMW
Double checked the #2 and #6 pump relay sockets....

This has to be the pump relay...left side behind glove box...has the white/blue and violet wires. I tried to make sure the wires were seated and still no voltage across those two sockets w/ key in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By 4thBMW
If it's quiet you can hear the pump...the Bosch i tested before

install yesterday nearly jumped out of my hand when 12v applied. Strong little bugger. Regarding the pump R&R...I was able to refit the new pump to the original tan plastic holder which is inside the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By 4thBMW
OK, I'm a mess but, just out the shower, better.

First I want to say JimLev, there are 2 lt.green fuses behind the glove box....and I want to strangle the person who thought they should go there. I guess since it was left a mystery as to where the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By 4thBMW
New fuel pump in.

Replaced old fuel pump, returned the 3 fuses and the two lt. green 12 63 1 735 424 relays as shown in the photo. Let the ignition key in the 2 position till the dash cleared a bit checked trans in...
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