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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By jbarb
My DISA flap broke similarly to yours, though I...

My DISA flap broke similarly to yours, though I don't think I had any unaccounted for plastic pieces.

I only found the issue thanks to vacuum leaks causing misfires and lean codes. Was running...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By jbarb
They each have an exhaust manifold w/ a catalytic...

They each have an exhaust manifold w/ a catalytic converter. The exhaust system connects to one pipe just before the rear muffler.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By jbarb
Valve Cover Gaskets. Make sure you get the...

Valve Cover Gaskets.

Make sure you get the big one, the ones for around the spark plugs and the grommets for around the nuts. FCPEuro has kits with everything you'll need :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By jbarb
Nice to see a fellow turn signal user :) I even...

Nice to see a fellow turn signal user :) I even use mine when turning into my own drive way, and I'm at the end of a cul-de-sac...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By jbarb
Sounds perfectly reasonable to me. The only thing...

Sounds perfectly reasonable to me. The only thing I've bought at the dealer was coolant when I was in a pinch. Their prices are offensive, 2-3x what I'll find at FCPEuro and EEuroparts...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By jbarb
Courtesy of Google translate: kurzschluss...

Courtesy of Google translate:

kurzschluss gegen masse fehler momentan vorhanden sporadischer fehler
short circuit to mass error currently available sporadic error

ungueltiger arbeitsbereich...
Forum: Off-Topic 11-22-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By jbarb
Was about to say something similar. The more...

Was about to say something similar. The more commonly known ancestor of macOS would probably be BSD.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By jbarb
I've had similar issues in the past. In my case...

I've had similar issues in the past. In my case the shifter cable had gotten lose on the side on the trans (ZF 5HP19 in my case). The symptoms were the gear selection indicator in the instrument...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By jbarb
I assume you're talking about losing it in the...

I assume you're talking about losing it in the engine bay rather than in the engine? (With the former being annoying and the latter likely disastrous). Like others have suggested, try pulling one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,170
Posted By jbarb
To be fair, they'll probably hold any soda cup a...

To be fair, they'll probably hold any soda cup a German engineer has ever seen. The sizes here in the US are quite ludicrous.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,170
Posted By jbarb
I think the factory cup holders are great! They...

I think the factory cup holders are great! They are useless enough to discourage drinking beverages in my car :rofl: The only time they get any use is during long road trips, for holding cups of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 538
Posted By jbarb
Just to follow up on an old thread, in case...

Just to follow up on an old thread, in case anyone else find themselves in a similar situation: It was indeed the AUX fan (which a few of you correctly guessed :))

I finally decided to bite the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 749
Posted By jbarb
Turns out I was indeed low on trans fluid. I had...

Turns out I was indeed low on trans fluid. I had it changed by my indie back in January and either he must have not tightened the bolts for the pan properly or they just don't want to stay in there....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 960
Posted By jbarb
Sounds like a bad phantom drain/short somewhere.

Sounds like a bad phantom drain/short somewhere.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By jbarb
This ^

This ^
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By jbarb
After my experience trying to track down an...

After my experience trying to track down an elusive vacuum leak I'm a strong proponent of using a smoke machine. In my case it ended up being the DISA O-ring leaking, and I was looking in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-25-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By jbarb
Without codes we can only guess. Mine would be a...

Without codes we can only guess. Mine would be a misfires caused by vacuum leak, only because those seem to happen pretty often due to the amount of brittle plastic in these babies.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-23-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By jbarb
Possible risks associated with not fixing a rear window that won't move

As the topic states I'm wondering if there's any risk associated with not fixing a window that won't budge?

In my case it's the rear passenger side window that will make a little noise when I push...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By jbarb
I'd be interested in this as well :)

I'd be interested in this as well :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By jbarb
I would run a smoke test if you haven't done so...

I would run a smoke test if you haven't done so already. While it could be other things, you'll want to rule out vacuum leaks before getting a bunch of parts :) (talking from experience...)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By jbarb
The DISA is pretty easy to take out (5-10mins)....

The DISA is pretty easy to take out (5-10mins). Do that and check for cracks. For me it was hard to tell exactly where the smoke was coming from, it looked like from all around the DISA but ended up...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By jbarb
This ^ Like others have suggested you might...

This ^

Like others have suggested you might as well clean the throttle body and ICV when your in that under-hood neighborhood too.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,675
Posted By jbarb
After reading up on Euro 3 vs. Euro 4. Would you...

After reading up on Euro 3 vs. Euro 4. Would you not run into the same problem with your "540"? It would be running an engine that would not hold up to the emissions requirements in Serbia? Or do...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,675
Posted By jbarb
I'm not sure if I'm missing something. OP is...

I'm not sure if I'm missing something. OP is unable to register a car in Serbia, because it was built for the EU market, due to regulations in Serbia. That sounds like that would be on the Serbian...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,675
Posted By jbarb
That would be on Serbia though, they are the ones...

That would be on Serbia though, they are the ones imposing the import ban.
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