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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,071
Posted By cmbenedict
I can't seem to find a link that discusses this...

I can't seem to find a link that discusses this but is there a way to unplug the wiring harness for the trunk lid? I picked up a deck lid recently to replace my original that developed rust below...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 205,476
Posted By cmbenedict
Replaced battery as car was stone dead this...

Replaced battery as car was stone dead this morning. Never gave a problem or indication it was failing. No jump. Pulled battery to find purchase date as I tape receipt to top in a ziplock. I bought...
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-11-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By cmbenedict
I'd love to know what happened. Website and FB...

I'd love to know what happened. Website and FB page have just a farewell message - no info. I always had great results with their products and their techs on the phone. Helped me diagnose and repair...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-08-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By cmbenedict
The chunk bounced around in the cylinder for...

The chunk bounced around in the cylinder for approximately 200 miles. Scoped it and cylinder walls badly scored. Found a strong donor engine with similar miles and had them swapped. Original engine...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By cmbenedict
Well I found out what the problem was.

Well I found out what the problem was.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By cmbenedict
Thanks. I'll give it a shot.

Thanks. I'll give it a shot.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-24-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By cmbenedict
E46 - Cylinder 5 not firing - what should I try next?

My 2003 325ci with 99k miles recently threw a misfire code cylinder 5 while I was on a road trip. Was night time so I had to plod home the remaining 150 miles running rough.

Took me a few days...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2018, 05:15 PM
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Views: 205,476
Posted By cmbenedict
Turned 270,000 miles today.

Turned 270,000 miles today.
Forum: Parting Out 11-27-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By cmbenedict
WTB Trunk lid for 2001 530i Titanium Silver

Want to buy:

Looking for a clean E39 trunk lid in titan silver. Mine has developed rust beneath the roundel. I"m located in Fishkill, NY area (zip 12524). Thanks in advance.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,674
Posted By cmbenedict
1967 Pontiac Firebird convertible, 326 auto. Let...

1967 Pontiac Firebird convertible, 326 auto. Let it go recently as it needs a full resto and not something I wanted to try to take on.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By cmbenedict
Sounds like the ABS module failed/failing. Had to...

Sounds like the ABS module failed/failing. Had to send mine out for repair a few months ago (2001 530i) after getting trifecta.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 859
Views: 455,811
Posted By cmbenedict
Just picked up a 2003 325ci with almost 95k miles...

Just picked up a 2003 325ci with almost 95k miles on the clock. So far runs great but I won't vote until I get a couple months under my belt. I plan to change auto trans fluid in next 5k miles as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 205,476
Posted By cmbenedict
Picked up an e46 to keep it company. :) 2003...

Picked up an e46 to keep it company. :)
2003 325ci coupe with 95k on the clock. Other than some interior cosmetic issues to address itís rock solid.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 205,476
Posted By cmbenedict
Post edited - was calling my out turning 265k...

Post edited - was calling my out turning 265k miles. :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 205,476
Posted By cmbenedict
Turned 265K!

Turned 265K!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 205,476
Posted By cmbenedict
Started snowing here so I figured it was time to...

Started snowing here so I figured it was time to put snow tires on. ;)
Got them done in record time on the driveway before it started to accumulate.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 205,476
Posted By cmbenedict
Installed new headlight assemblies on my Ď01 530....

Installed new headlight assemblies on my Ď01 530. Adjusters broken, lenses hazy and light pooling in front of car. Didnít feel like baking them open so dug deep and bought new Hellas. Didnít realize...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By cmbenedict
Not a mechanic but I had similar symptoms, just...

Not a mechanic but I had similar symptoms, just not as extreme. Car would begin to run hot when at idle but was normal at road speeds or if revved engine. Had to add coolant periodically as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 205,476
Posted By cmbenedict
On the outbound leg of a 1,300+ mile round trip...

On the outbound leg of a 1,300+ mile round trip 530 started running rough and CEL came on. Of course I left my reader at home. Intermittent rough and CEL so I figured it was an ignition coil. Went to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-06-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By cmbenedict
Is there only one Eonon for the E39? Interested...

Is there only one Eonon for the E39? Interested in upgrading mine as well. TIA.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-05-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By cmbenedict
@evan1000 I have the same issue. Did you ever...

@evan1000 I have the same issue. Did you ever resolve? Any tips/tricks?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,073
Posted By cmbenedict
Sorry to hear about this. What a shame. Good luck...

Sorry to hear about this. What a shame. Good luck with Bmw.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2017, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 205,476
Posted By cmbenedict
I have no oil consumption issues - in fact I...

I have no oil consumption issues - in fact I don't recall if I had to add any since my oil change. I think i may have topped up at some point. I use full synthetic 5W30, nothing exotic. On a side...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 205,476
Posted By cmbenedict
Oil change at 258k miles. 2001 530i Titanium...

Oil change at 258k miles.
2001 530i Titanium Silver
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,407
Posted By cmbenedict
Don't think there's much I can add that hasn't...

Don't think there's much I can add that hasn't been covered. Warm engine then hit with degreaser of your choice. Rinse gently with hose or spray bottle. High pressure water is a no-no. ChrisFix...
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