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Old 10-11-2011, 10:39 AM
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Mein Auto: 02 BMW 525i M54 auto 130K
After two months (Aug 1 to Oct 1), the last post finally locked up, so here goes the newer better compilations:

- Why check the DISA at 85K miles to 90K miles or whenever the airbox is removed (1) (2) & how to repair a rattling DISA unit (1) (2) (3) & why the DIfferenzierte SAuganlage ("Differential Air Intake") valve flap breaks (1), sometimes with parts sucked into the intake manifold (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) & how the disa valve o-ring fails (1) (2) & how it can cause all sorts of cold-engine rough idle problems (1) (2) & where to get just the DISA valve o-ring (1) & how the DISA valve operates (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) & an example of how a broken DISA valve can ruin your engine (1) & how to test DISA operation (1) (2) (3) (4) & how to install an M54 DISA DIY (1) & a nice DISA autopsy (1) & yet another seemingly complex set of misfire codes reputedly traced to a broken DISA valve (1)

- How NOT to replace your M54 lower radiator hose coolant temperature sensor (1)
- Shifter light stays on all night because the GM doesn't send the 'go to sleep' signal after 16 minutes (1)
- How to add an aux input auxiliary audio port for iPod/MP3 retrofit input to the BMW E39 (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
- BMW E39 ignition coil recall information (1)
- Does the order of the misfire OBDII DTCs diagnostic trouble codes actually matter (1)
- What E39 parts are most often recommended to only buy OEM (1)
- What friction grade (e.g., EE, FF, EF, etc.) is recommended for BMW E39 brake pads (1)
- Where to get bent or damaged wheel rims repaired (1) (2).
- Where to find your E39 fuel system pressure test Schrader valve for the I6 (1) and for the V8 (1) (2) (3)

- How to replace the old-style BMW E39 square key battery (1) (2) (3) & how to replace the rubber key pads in the old style square keys (1) (2) & opening, charging, recoding, & battery replacement (1) of the new-style diamond key (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) & converting the old-style square key to the newer diamond shaped key (1) & the details on swapping the BMW diamond key transponder (1) & proper diamond key initializing (1) (2) & what to do if your key is locked inside your bimmer (1) & a description of the various types of BMW Remote, Illuminated, Spare/Wallet, & Valet/Service keys (1) (2) & a list of diamond key EWS, FZV, & DWA functions (1) (2) & all about the 10-key limit to programming your own keys at home (1) & a description of the ignition key ISN (individual serial number) ten-second rule (1) & what to do if you lost your only diamond key (1) or what to do if your BMW key was stolen (1)

- Suggestions for courteous E39 forum posts, whether they be subject titles (1) or ephemeral-link screenshots (1) or English grammar (1) (2) (3) & the proper use of x-words (1) (2) & examples of how not to post on Bimmerfest (1) (2)

- How to repair your frayed trunk wiring loom (1) & an easy fix for your trunk latch (1) & a trunk lock actuator DIY (1) & how to replace your trunk shock absorber struts (1) & how to repair a broken trunk boot lock spring (1) & proper identification & location of relays in the trunk compartment & location of the fuel pump relay K96 (1) & how to open the hood (1) or boot manually when you have a dead 12v car battery (1) (2) & how to unlock the older E39 if the key is locked inside the trunk (1) (2)

- ATF: Automatic transmission fluid (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) & automatic transmission fluid & filter DIYs (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) & torque values (1) & how to find the hidden E39 transmission fluid level dipstick (1) & why ATF gushes out of the fill hole (1) & ZF 5HP19 facts (1)

- How to repair & reset the sunroof or moonroof (1) (2) (3) & how to fix sun roof rattles (1) & how to test & fix sun/moon roof leaks (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) causing water on the front passenger carpet & how to remove the headliner (1) & how to free up a stuck open sunroof or moonroof (1) (2) & how to replace broken moonroof/sunroof glass (1)

- What are the most often recommended fuel pump & fuel filter brands (1) (2) & a DIY for replacing the fuel filter (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) & a DIY for testing (1) and replacing the fuel pump (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) & how to replace and service your BMW E39 fuel injectors (1) & the location of the K96 fuel pump relay (1).

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