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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,594
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, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
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, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
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, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,755
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, 07:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,198
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, 05:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,198
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, 04:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,198
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, 12:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,198
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, 08:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,198
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, 05:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,198
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, 05:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,198
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, 05:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,198
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, 04:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,198
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, 06:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,198
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, 05:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,198
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, 04:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,198
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, 06:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,198
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, 07:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,198
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...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,198
Posted By 4thBMW
Nope...But, lets rule that out as I'm about to just put in

the new FPump...not when I had planned on it for sure. I looked with a light/ mirror all around behind glove box...no relay/fuses. Seems the touring platform being a bit different for the E39 sedan....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,198
Posted By 4thBMW
Pic's didn't take from above.

The old 90 K mi filter...that was fine. This is the rear relay block. There are two light green relays that could be the pump relay. I just threw a hail Mary and swapped out the 4th position relay...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,198
Posted By 4thBMW
Apreciate the replies but, the 1st two just regurgitated what I posted..

TIS no help; ditto those other pics as they are different from 2002/ 2003 touring rear mounting...mine looks different. Actually..leme take a pic. See if anyone has the same relay arrangement. Could...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,198
Posted By 4thBMW
Location of fuel pump relay '02-'03 540 Touring?

I may be fiddling with the wrong relay, the one in the battery compartment, green/ 1st on left next to a large black relay. I have yet to find a document anywhere showing the fuel pump relay...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,847
Posted By 4thBMW
JUST got around to the fuel filter...leaving the New PUMP

on the shelf. You know, I cut those original filter connection lines off but they were more plyable and as sturdy as the replacement connectors @ 154300 mi. today
Taking a breather before i put the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By 4thBMW
Replacing my perfectly good fuel filter @ 154300 kmi.

that I installed +- 65,ooo k mi. so about 80,ooo miles. totally preventitive. Alwaysed used hi quality fuel. Trying to get the filter/ lines flowing again now, today after install ...air in the lines.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,815
Posted By 4thBMW
MAX cool

MAX button is the 1st thing I hit after I start the car this time of year in Florida. It turns on the fan, blows the stale hot air out or the vents, from under the hood until I can get rolling, then...
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