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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By JimLev
What brand/model reader did you buy? Some take...

What brand/model reader did you buy?
Some take longer than others to connect.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 490
Posted By JimLev
Dont know the title...Little GTO your really...

Dont know the title...Little GTO your really looking fine, 3 duces and a 4 speed and a 389 ........Ronnie and the Daytonas.
409, Beach Boys
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 490
Posted By JimLev
I'm traveling at the moment and don't have access...

I'm traveling at the moment and don't have access to my music collection, however of the top of my head.
Drag City, Jan and Dean I think
Lots of Beach Boy tunes should fit the bill
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 490
Posted By JimLev
+1 Radar Love.

+1 Radar Love.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By JimLev
Do the valley pan if it hasn't been done.

Do the valley pan if it hasn't been done.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 814
Posted By JimLev
Use the E38 steel brackets if your aluminum...

Use the E38 steel brackets if your aluminum brackets don't hold up.
I have them on my Eibach 18mm rear bar, no problems. The OEM aluminum brackets pulled out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By JimLev
I always run mine a bit low, the stick 3/4" below...

I always run mine a bit low, the stick 3/4" below the top.
Less pressure build up in the system.
Been doing this for 3-4 years with no issues, just a lower pressure reading in the gauge I installed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,874
Posted By JimLev
What's this V6 stuff?? You should disconnect...

What's this V6 stuff??
You should disconnect the fuel line to get it out of the way.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By JimLev
Sounds like you don't have the injector...

Sounds like you don't have the injector connectors plugged in all the way.
Your voltage will vary depending on state of battery charge and RPM.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 852
Posted By JimLev
What edjack said. You need a big compressor to...

What edjack said. You need a big compressor to blow air into the stem to get it to seal. Make sure the needle valve is out of the stem.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By JimLev
After removing the 2 nuts on the inside edges...

After removing the 2 nuts on the inside edges next to the intake manifold some just yank the boxes off.
I prefer to use a 90 deg pick to move one side of the injector clip off the connector and then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,938
Posted By JimLev
I've used aircraft paint stripper many times,...

I've used aircraft paint stripper many times, acetone to wash them down after stripping, as well as media blasting on various sets of valve covers.
Paint stripper takes the longest but doesn't harm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By JimLev
Much discussed on other forums the formula in...

Much discussed on other forums the formula in test 20 is wrong.
The formula wants you to lower the correction number to lower the displayed MPG.
It needs to be raised to lower the displayed MPG.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,938
Posted By JimLev
That bent rubber section on the end of the CCV...

That bent rubber section on the end of the CCV tube is pretty normal after years of hot fumes getting sucked thru it.
Can't see if it's cracked or not, however it's the usual "while your in there"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 484
Posted By JimLev
Doris?

Doris?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 871
Posted By JimLev
Yes it's 3 to 6" water column for the crankcase...

Yes it's 3 to 6" water column for the crankcase vacuum level.
Last year I also had a problem with high idle and stalling with no codes. I knew I had some bad valve cover and upper timing chain cover...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By JimLev
Any leaking gasket will try lower the crankcase...

Any leaking gasket will try lower the crankcase vacuum, bring it closer to atmospheric level.
The spring in the CCV wants to maintain a certain (3-6" WC) level of vacuum within the crankcase.
I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 484
Posted By JimLev
Bob, not me, I've never used Evans. I'm keeping...

Bob, not me, I've never used Evans.
I'm keeping the old school stuff.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By JimLev
Sure that wasn't test 20? Lowering that number...

Sure that wasn't test 20?
Lowering that number will make the displayed MPG in the MID show you an even higher MPG than the erroneous number it now displays.
At 1000 mine was showing 2 MPG more than...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By JimLev
Didn't you get the message in the cluster to...

Didn't you get the message in the cluster to check hi-beams?
Every external light has it's own control circuit in the LCM.
You have checked to make sure the bulbs aren't bad, right?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By JimLev
The non vanos wiring harness was also used on the...

The non vanos wiring harness was also used on the 740 which had the air temp sensor plugged into the front side of the intake manifold.
You non-vanos guys have that sensor in the air filter box,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,938
Posted By JimLev
Bob, I had ~142K on the car when I did the...

Bob,
I had ~142K on the car when I did the guides. I was only going to replace the upper timing cover gaskets as they had started leaking. I wasn't having any chain noise issues.
At the same time I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By JimLev
Many use 20w/50 oil in the non vanos engines in...

Many use 20w/50 oil in the non vanos engines in warmer climates without any issues.
Some of the early V8's did have rod knock. When these cars were under warranty if you complained loud and long...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 484
Posted By JimLev
LOL, Geezer, no Russian vodka was consumed while...

LOL, Geezer, no Russian vodka was consumed while doing my kitchen stove top testing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 484
Posted By JimLev
Trial and error will determine what the temp will...

Trial and error will determine what the temp will be. I've already heated about 3/4" of one coil on both sides of the middle coil. The spring isn't quite as stiff as before.
Putting the unmolested...
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