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    Bentley PDF Manual

    thanks this is what i wanted clavurion your are a star and while we are about it you woulnt know the sequnce in inpa v3 (jimmys) (forum sponsor) bo do the below . just had the abs unit reconed and now need to blead and do the abs rework etc but only have inpa v3 and not sure after looking at all the y tube vids looks like i will need v5 inpa
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    Software Updates

    ive just emailed jimmy as to same just had my abs remfged and need to power blead and charge the unit but in present v3 the f tabs are different from later versions such as v5 and look a lot eaiser as v3 seems to only let you test valve and the pump only. but v5 you can do a set routeen called after rework abs then blead each corner
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    Bentley PDF Manual

    after wds went missing on the interweb and or plays up because of (java) i obtained a copy on dvd from ebay and now use that in microsoft virtual machine and don't get me started on TIS looks like it's also done a runner cant find a active link anyware and ISTA-D is
  4. hi everybody as above after 17 years faithfull service its looking like my abs unit has intermittent hicups changed the left hand rear sensor out for a new bosch one as was the one according to inpa the queston i ask is this happened just after the mot (passed) by thew way , in fact as the tester was parking it up in their parking space (local garage in fact it where my son works (but he did not do the mot ) i have owned the car for over 8 years and never had any issues as to abs etc if any mot testers or madhanic on the foruim are reading this i ask 1/ is it possible to brake an abs unit when doing the mot brake test ? 2/ is bba remam still the repair of choice for all things abs
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    DISA valve re-build?

    x8r'ed mine about 3 months ago , good bit of kit
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    E39 Steering angle sensor: Error 9: "No CAN message (ASC)"

    i had trouble with mine sas a few years ago after chaging out column for a leccie one i think i done mine via the e46 option in inpa as calibration tool/ option was not available in e39
  7. i have a few bmw tec docks kicking around but i mainly use TIS now (https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/)
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    remember the group buy

    just A BIT OF FUN anybody remember the group buy of the touring tailgate spoiler ? hmm a wile ago 5 years + me thinks well any way hears a couple of picks. this was fitted end summer last year after being put away in a safe place at the same time i had the m5 lookelike folding mirrors done as well ( had them stached away for over 2 years ) local body shop done a good job of paint matching and at fair cost i dont rush into things as you can proberly tell iam keeping this one, aquired in2012 and still going strong never failed mot since then now at present redoing oil filter houseing gasget front pully tenioners and rocker cover gasget both done when i first aquired the car but best part of 8y is not bad , me thinks and swaped out the style 66s for some proper style 37s (e39 0ff set 18x8et20 and 9x18 et24 74.1) any body got a tail of parts that eventually got fitted
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    remember the group buy

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    remember the group buy

    well done piper glad to hear you still around the e39 seen did you ever get the retro fit lci working ? and as for the under trays the swiss company that mfg them realy take the p@@@ i got a beetup set that have been fiberglass repaired look s?@? but only to somebody laying under the car
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    remember the group buy

    hi bit late with reply i just replace the pully wheels the 2 engine ones not the compressor one. with 2 INA ones about 15 quid each tensioners still good and they were replace about 5y or so ago bearings getting a bit noisy the 2 on the right
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    525tds car thinks its stuck in drive

    in your version of INPA on the first screen have you got option for older cars if pressing F8 i obtained a newer copy and e39s among others have to be accessed this way but you might be better getting a copy of ISTA-D runs native in windows 10 (no vmware required ) and works with dcan cable or enet cable( this plugs into lan port)
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    Any gaiter

    febi ones fitted 3+ years ago still all good
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    DIS V57 18 PDC: Voltage, converters in general

    pdc error/// (24 . voltage converter in general short circuit currently available( rear tone gen sounding ) when switch active all sensors reading 100% on graph had rear loom out and tested eash wire for brakes etc all good on multimeter have repared 2x wires with soldered joints and shink tube so queston is 1 what is the voltage converter is it a sensor or the module iam going to rip all the loom apart once moor but befor sorceing a new one want to be sure its the loom. any pointers as to were we go from hear thanks st101
  15. hi all iam doing a full front suspension refresh this year parts are mostly sorced for the front at the moment rideing on oem sachs sport shocks and springs (s227a) and all a bit tired proberly after 100000+ miles so its time to lash out some cash on the expensive bits so dont want to get it wrong i would like another 20-30mm drop over the standed 20mm which i think sport shocks give , so my understanding is bilstein b8s are a direct replacement for the oem sport ones so i would like sone feedback from touring owners especially who ride on b8s as i know the sachs are a good ride. also whats bugging me at the present is springs to get the extra 20-30mm drop as info on then is not clear as to fitment eg standard shock or sports shock fitment so any comments very welcome as said above gonner be spending 300-400+ so want to make the right choice thanks in advance st101
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    alphanumeric dash display

    this ploblem is well known. ebay for diy kit or as above rudi was / is over west london i think shout out dennis cooper he will know
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    E39 seat yellow plug help

    scrap wiring and plugs i used , you can take the pins out of the plugs you need , i was lucky when i got seats i got car loom seat plugs as well i tryed once to try and sort wich terminal required [epic fail] just to many to work out if you need wireing i done a diagram for my 04 touring ( its in my album)
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    528i Radiator oil leak somewhere :(

    the auto box cooler rad i suspect where the pipe goes into the rad it can rub / vibrate and wear through mine was done about 8 years ago just b4 i got it and was done by the steelers , rad was just over £200 but the total bill was just over £800 with fluid and labour ) ouch
  19. i would also do the top mounts as well + new rubber spring mounts i did the lot and with the all the front arms and steering arms
  20. https://www.bilstein.com/uk/en/product/bilstein-b6/ i fitted b8s but (b6s are a direct replacement for sport struts )with https://www.eibachshop.co.uk/eibach-prokit-performance-spring-kit-e2053140_p31223139.htm#.XIPui7jgqUk but i wanted a little drop on the front , the kit above also available for touring 2x springs as for oem springs relacement the steelers is the only place to match up springs, thay are marked with a code in paint 3 strips of paint according to the spec of the car not sure if r-oem lists spring part numbers
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    E39 Touch Screen Head Units

    ok thanks dennis it would be nice to have a figure pitty bmw did not think of that when designing the 39 or maybe thay did but it would freak out the dog in the back and yep i know i have been lucky with the xtron SOFAR
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    E39 Touch Screen Head Units

    had my xtron unit in now about 2 years still working dennis torq on screen displaying engine temp( but iam not paranoid ) / bt fone all good / dab radio still shit ! but thats down to reception / aerial me thinks / fm radio well good after getting power back to the amp 32g sd with all the music i need. focal speakers all round ps dennis any word on the D piller pods ? or have i got to watch a y tube vid or 2 and try and make me own pps apple sure is the dark side me thinks
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    BMW X5 is Instrument Cluster Fitting

    not sure how much digging you have done on this one stu08 ? this is simular to the retofit m5 cluster thare is a lot of chat on other forums (old and not so old ) about this. the main problem was/is the oil temp and geting the oil temp lights on rev counter to work this converson was to non m5 engined v8 think also some 6cy have been done also with some sucess from what i have read there is a lot of smoke and mirrors fiddling with the dme files etc combining engine management and other files in it and as to doing this work in uk i do not know of any body there is/was a guy in usa who was looking into this on one of the forums
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    Battery issues :'(

    we use our touring only about 3 -4 times a week and then not many long runs , the battery crocked about 3 y ago when i remove the old one , tha a production date of 04/03 about a month b4 the car was made. so that was the mfg fitted one bosch (with bmw markings). 12-13 y for a battery is ok by my recconing . and was replaced with a bosch also. and all was good and still is