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  1. ttelracs

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Had an issue with my DISA valve so took it out over the weekend and overhauled. Also cleaned out the idle valve as that is now also playing due with a P1500 fault code, but I suspect I need to change it as the resistance values are out of tolerance for the three pins and so have ordered another from eBay to replace. Finally removed the reasonator box in the inlet pipe and blocked with a tight fitting plastic lid which I then reinforced with a couple of screws and sealant to prevent it being sucked into the throttle body. Since the lockdown I haven't been able to drive it often or for long and I don't think it has done it any good not being used regularly. Am I the only one thinking this?
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I know this feeling as I swapped my interior from beige to black, very satisfying when it all goes back together.
  3. I think P0443 is a bad evap valve, no 1 in the realoem link below. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DT52-EUR-02-2001-E39-BMW-530i&diagId=13_2040 I took mine out and cleaned it out with carb cleaner but you may need to replace if it doesn't work No idea on the other code.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Getting rid of rust surface rust on the drivers side of the sill and removed drivers door mirror to get rid of flaking and bubbling paint, not 100% happy but then rain and thunder stopped play.
  5. I replaced my whole beige interior with a black option including the seats so have two leather front seats in beige, manual and not heated. Send me a PM if interested as maybe I can strip the covers and post them out to you.
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    Brake Caliper Paint

    I have to agree, the darker the better unless it's silver. The darker colours will not show the dirt so easily and so won't annoy me as much when looking at them after driving in mucky weather, but then again that will not be happening anytime soon. Also, if you're not happy with the colour you can simply rub down to key them and repaint as it's not a difficult job. I also took the time to clean each wheel with a scouring pad from Lidl which worked well with a generic cleaner, I think mine was Flash or similar. Nothing fancy but did a basic cleaning job and with so much time on my hands....
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I painted my calipers and carriers using VHT black paint on my E39. First I removed the wheels and vigorously rubbed the brakes down with a wire brush. I then separated the calipers from the carriers and masked off with newspaper and masking tape then spray painted them using the rattle can with several light coats with about 10 mins between coats to let them dry. Quite a quick process as it was very sunny and warm yesterday. Once completed I then gave a quick spray of lacquer to give it a 'gloss look' as opposed to the matt effect the paint left.
  8. ttelracs

    Brake Caliper Paint

    I did my calipers and carriers using VHT black paint on my E39. First I removed the wheels and vigorously rubbed the brakes down with a wire brush. I then separated the calipers from the carriers and masked off with newspaper and masking tape then spray painted them using the rattle can with several light coats with about 10 mins between coats to let them dry. Quite a quick process as it was very sunny and warm yesterday. Once completed I then gave a quick spray of lacquer to give it a 'gloss look' as opposed to the matt effect the paint left. Wheels put back on and left to cure overnight, I would've have preferred yellow but I had some black in the garage from years ago so thought I may as well use it. I can't comment on discs warping though and can't imagine driving the car hard enough to produce so much heat it couldn't dissipate properly and end up damaging them.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Removed rear bumper so I could rub down the offending lacquer peel and try to repair the damage and cracks to it. Also rubbed down some offending rust bubbles which I've primered and will rattle spray tomorrow.
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    Parasitic battery drain

    I'm about to go out now with the multimeter and track down what is draining my battery as I had to put it on charge overnight again as it doesn't last anymore than a week before going flat. I have a new alternator, the battery is about 9 months old and it's a Bosch not a Lion or similar...
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    525tds car thinks its stuck in drive

    I would take the battery off, put it on charge overnight and try again. Almost like a 'soft reset' for the ECU may help. I'm sure any water ingress should've dried out with the warm day today and the engine running getting up to temp. If no joy, there must be a way of fooling the gearbox to make it think it's in park and not drive.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Ordered one of these from EuroCarParts https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/simota-performance-air-filter-909114001 for under £12 delivered. Didn't need one but it's been about 10k miles since last changed and at that price I couldn't NOT. Get one whilst you can and no I don't work for them.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Finished replacing the centre bearing and swapped out the guibo too and so much smoother when pulling away now without the juddering. Also replaced the rubber bush that the bottom of the gearshift mounts in which has cured a lot of the sloppiness when changing gear. Finally sprayed the exhaust with Zinc metal paint after I had wire brushed off the surface rust and muck. Such a nice warm day to get it done.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Pressure bled my brakes, a nice difference with a lot more feel with a lot less brake pedal push at the weekend. Then started to swap the centre bearing, guibo and rear bush on the the gearshift. Not quite finished as I need to bolt the prop back to the diff and refit the exhaust, as I found a small leak blowing so will use exhaust paste to seal but not a bad job all in all and plenty of videos online to help. I have so much time on my hands now since the virus has killed off my company which I formed six months ago.
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    Spark Plugs M54 B30

    I always use the Bosch Super 4 ones. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BOSCH-Spark-Plugs-BMW-E39-520i-523i-525i-530i-SUPER4-Set-of-6-Spark-Plugs/330716470810?epid=3006188589
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