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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 7,482
Posted By Sumotide17
Ahh man that sucks. Its 70 right now out here in...

Ahh man that sucks. Its 70 right now out here in California. :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By Sumotide17
Good Luck Burning2nd. Bleepin bleep bleep. Think...

Good Luck Burning2nd. Bleepin bleep bleep. Think I covered both angles there.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 47,029
Posted By Sumotide17
Right, 2001 and newer your allowed 1 "incomplete"...

Right, 2001 and newer your allowed 1 "incomplete" DTS. I believe 2000 and below your allowed 2. The only way it could have been more visible is if it hit him in the face. I didn't say *ish and he...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 47,029
Posted By Sumotide17
FYI: This morning I passed smog with a catch can...

FYI: This morning I passed smog with a catch can and one readiness test incomplete.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 620
Posted By Sumotide17
No your not crazy. I think people use CCV, PCV,...

No your not crazy. I think people use CCV, PCV, and OSV interchangeably though technically different. The reason that I run a catch can is because I don't like oil in my intake even though my OSV and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 620
Posted By Sumotide17
Valve guides require removing the cylinder head...

Valve guides require removing the cylinder head and on top of that it requires specialized tools and Liquid Nitrogen. It is usually done by a machine shop. BMW make various sized valve stem diameters...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 620
Posted By Sumotide17
Yes, especially on start up. Is the owner...

Yes, especially on start up. Is the owner competent. Does he know the difference between white smoke and blue smoke? Just asking. Usually, you may already know, constant blue smoke from exhaust means...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 620
Posted By Sumotide17
^^ Agreed. The only reason why I replaced my...

^^ Agreed. The only reason why I replaced my valve stem seals because I rebuilt both my cylinder heads at 110K miles. Just trying to give the guy ideas.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 620
Posted By Sumotide17
It could be Valve Stem Seals which isn't terribly...

It could be Valve Stem Seals which isn't terribly hard to do. If that is the case then you'll need the M62TU Timing Tool Kit. Did he the owner use a BMW CCV or an aftermarket CCV. I seriously doubt...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Sumotide17
Congrats. She owes you a cherry pie.

Congrats. She owes you a cherry pie.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By Sumotide17
I'm not sure if it will give a beep or not. It's...

I'm not sure if it will give a beep or not. It's just that's what I would do. I would check to see if you get a beep before left hand stop too to rule things out. When I did my vanos rebuild I could...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By Sumotide17
Looking at ECS website it appears the metal ring...

Looking at ECS website it appears the metal ring is against the lip of the vanos. The biesan procedure indicates this as part of the rebuild process. From the looks of it the newer vanos does not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,868
Posted By Sumotide17
If your talking about the old O-ring and Teflon...

If your talking about the old O-ring and Teflon seal then pry it away from the seat and cut it with small scissors or just jam the sharp part of your pick into either of the two until you can pull it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,151
Posted By Sumotide17
Judging from your rear bumper you do not have the...

Judging from your rear bumper you do not have the M Aerodynamic package. As far as I know, the M Aero package came stock only on 2003 540 MSport and, obviously, the M5.


Good advice. Get the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 94
Posted By Sumotide17
UTC Vanos Gasket Bolt Threads

I've read a few thread about how the Vanos gasket lower bolt holes become stripped. Are there any theories on why this happens during gasket replacement when using the standard bolt. It happened to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By Sumotide17
How much were they asking?

How much were they asking?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By Sumotide17
I added a 42 draft design catch can. I check it...

I added a 42 draft design catch can. I check it every oil change and it definitely catches oil that would otherwise end up in my intake. I'm happy.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Sumotide17
Thanks for the post. It's one of those...

Thanks for the post. It's one of those experiences that your glad someone else had but now the community knows of a potential problem with working on your own keys. I would have never thought it was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By Sumotide17
Yes. Go to Oreily, autozone, pepboys, buy some...

Yes. Go to Oreily, autozone, pepboys, buy some vacuum tubing and fix that vacuum hose...if you can. Then search the forums for an answer and read everything you can about your particular code. There...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By Sumotide17
Yeah. I made the mistake of buying...

Yeah. I made the mistake of buying non-oem...once. Spend the extra bit on oem parts and you'll do better off. A bendix gear is a type of engagement mechanism used inside the starter motor. Tapping...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By Sumotide17
If you think it is the starter, hit it with a...

If you think it is the starter, hit it with a hammer. No Joke. Just don't take your pent up aggression from 8th grade out on it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 15,377
Posted By Sumotide17
I believe the aluminum bracket attaches to the...

I believe the aluminum bracket attaches to the alternator.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 47,029
Posted By Sumotide17
Definately. (1) 1299 Story Rd San Jose, CA...

Definately.
(1)
1299 Story Rd
San Jose, CA 95122
http://www.yelp.com/biz/story-road-smog-test-san-jose

They are not as common as they used to be, but they DO exist. I went here a few times.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 47,029
Posted By Sumotide17
A Smog Tech may fail you because of a catch can...

A Smog Tech may fail you because of a catch can as mentioned earlier it depends on the tech. California Law forbids any modification to the PCV system, period, which is why you cannot find info...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By Sumotide17
Nice. Thanks for sharing. I'm rebuilding my M62TU...

Nice. Thanks for sharing. I'm rebuilding my M62TU and your post just motivated me to get off my ass. What process did the machine shop utilize to clean the block and heads? e.g. chemical bath,...
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